Open Fishing Port Day Apr 30th 2018 by Katrin Uurman
Month of a Member StateNews
On the 28th of April, tens of thousands of people attended the 2nd Open Fishing Port Day throughout Estonia.
According to preliminary data, approximately 25 000 visits were made to fishing ports. 23 fishing ports could be visited all over Estonia. There were fishermen in the ports. The visitors could attend handicraft and study rooms and go to fishcafes. It was possible to have a boat trip and see musical groups performances, for children different thematic workshops and a science theater, as well as fishing line training.
“Estonian fishermen deserve recognition because it is thanks to them that we have the opportunity to eat fresh domestic fish,” said Tarmo Tamm, Minister of Rural Affairs. “The coastline and inland waterways of Estonia are lined up with a network of fishing ports where hard, but grateful work is being done.”
“On the day of open fishing ports, we can show the people of Estonia the daily life of the fishing ports and how the fish can reach our food table.” According to the Minister of Rural Affairs, everyone can do a lot for the fishermen. “I hope that the visitors of the open day of the fishing ports as well as other Estonian residents will find fishermen from whom to buy fresh and domestic fish directly,” said Tamm.
The Open Fishing Port Day was organized by the Ministry of Rural Affairs and the Fisheries Information Center and funded by the European Union Maritime and Fisheries Fund for 2014-2020.
The day was dedicated to 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
The press release by Triinu Heinaste, Ministry of Rural Affairs