Some 25,000 visitors attend Open Fishing Ports Day
Marked enthusiasm for all things fish Estonia's second national Open Fishing Ports Day took place on 28 April and welcomed tens of thousands of interested people. Reports suggest nearly 25,000 visitors to ports across the country.
fishing-rod training sessions were organised for children. Initial reports reveal that the 23 ports were visited by about 25,000 people. PĂ¤rnu, where the fish processing company Japs had placed its quay at the disposal of the organisers, saw a record number of 5,000 visitors, while over 1,800 people visited Leppnurme Port in Harju County. â€œThe Open Fishing Ports Day is a chance to examine the work
done in fishing ports and to make direct contact with fishermen,â€? said Tarmo Tamm, Minister of Rural Affairs, adding â€œevery family should have a fisherman of its own, so to speak, to go to fish for fresh Estonian fish. On Open Fishing Ports Day we can show people the day-to-day work in fishing ports and demonstrate how fish ends up on our menu.â€? Eleven fishing ports across Estonia participated in the first Open Fishing Ports Day in 2017 and
some 6,000 visitors were recorded in total, despite appalling weather with a snowstorm and winds of up to 25 m/s. Over the year, the number of fish enthusiasts and interest in fishing ports has grown significantly. The 2018 Open Fishing Ports Day was organised by the Ministry of Rural Affairs and the Fisheries Information Centre and the event was funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. Department of Public Relations, Ministry of Rural Affairs
o less than 23 ports registered for the Open Fishing Ports Day, each with its own programme offering something for the whole family. Ichthyologists shared their knowledge with visitors, while cooks specialised in fish dishes prepared snacks. Guests could participate in handicraft and educational workshops and visit fish cafĂŠs. Boat rides and performing artists were also part of the entertainment on offer. Separate fish workshops, science shows and
Sales of freshly-caught fish from the vessel directly to the consumer. The freshness more than compensates for the cleaning and gutting that the customer may have to do.
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