The Ministry of Agriculture on Sunday honoured Reginald ‘Fred’ Blake as Fisher of the Year. Fred was commended for his unwavering contribution to catching and selling fish.
Blake was among seven fishers with 50 or more years in the industry.
The award ceremony was part of the opening activities for Agriculture Week 2015, held at Marine Village in Little Bay.
Other activities throughout the afternoon was a Chef’s Competition to prepare dishes using the lionfish and announcement of the Lionfish Champion Fisher.
The winners and awardees are listed below:
50 Years + of Fishing
Reginald “Fred” Blake
Abraham “Hal” Greenaway
30 Years + of Fishing
Champion Lionfish Fishers
Ivason Fagan (90 Pounds) – $1500 from the Waitt Institute
Raymond Allen (81 Pounds) – $1000 from the Waitt Institute
Reginald “Fred” Blake” (48 Pounds) – $500 from Ministry of Agriculture
Conflicts with ferry and fishers Consolation Prizes sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture
Roundtrip ferry tickets to Antigua received by: