UOG Sea Grant and the Guam Museum welcome adults and children to a fun, educational, and interactive fishing expo, “Ha’ånen Familia: Fina’nå’guen Peskadot,” on Saturday, October 14. The event runs from10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the museum’s Multi-Purpose Room. Admission is free.
Families will learn about traditional and contemporary fishing techniques from several experienced fishermen: James Borja (spearfishing); Bobby Alvarez and Jon Guerrero (chenchulu, or large surround net); Simon and Louis Camacho (talåya, or throw net); and Felix Reyes (rod and reel). Specialists will demonstrate how to clean and care for rods and reels as well as show how to use freshwater shrimp traps. Depending on weather, children can try throwing talåya or casting.
“This is an informal event where people can ask questions about fish, fishing with a particular style, and see gear up close,” says UOG Sea Grant Extension Educator and event coordinator Marie Auyong. “Our presenters look forward to a personal experience where participants young and old can ask any question.”
“Ha’ånen Familia: Fina’nå’guen Peskadot” is a collaboration between UOG Sea Grant, Western Pacific Regional Fishery Guam Advisory Panel (WestPac), Humanities Guåhan and the Guam Museum to support Humanities Guåhan’s Hita I Hanom/WaterWays exhibit on display through October 31. Fisherman Jon Guerrero is featured in the exhibit and talks about fishing and mentorship for Chamorro cultural preservation.
“Fina’nå’guen Peskadot” is part of the Guam Museum’s regularly scheduled family programming, Ha’ånen Familia, which occurs every second Saturday.
For more information about this month’s “Ha’ånen Familia: Fina’nå’guen Peskadot,” email Marie Auyong at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 685-4355.