Reginald 'Fred' Blake is Fisher of the Year

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.

Fred Blake (c) is Fisher of the Year.
Fred Blake (c) is Fisher of the Year.

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
Raymond Allen
Jack Allen
Reginald “Fred” Blake
Abraham “Hal” Greenaway
Elnathan Buntin
Carlton O’Garro
Charles Tuitt

James Weekes has been fishing for more than 30 years.
James Weekes has been fishing for more than 30 years.
Raymond Allen receives an award for more than 50 years as a fisher on island.
Raymond Allen receives an award for more than 50 years as a fisher on island.
Ivason Fagan receives the award as Lionfish champion from Jacob James (r) of the Waitt Institute as Min Hogan looks on.
Ivason Fagan receives the award as Lionfish champion from Jacob James (r) of the Waitt Institute as Min Hogan looks on.

30 Years + of Fishing
James Weekes
Ivason Fagan

Special Recognition
Daphne Allen
Grendel Allen
Thomas Greenaway


Young Fishers

Aubrey Joseph
Lester Allen
Sheldon Carty

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:

Charles Tuitt
Raymond Allen
Ivason Fagan
Jack Allen
Reginald Blake

 

 

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