Fina’nå’guen Peskadot Fishing Expo at Guam Museum Oct. 14

by Nicole DeLisle Dueñas
Guam Museum

Hagåtña, Guam (10 October 2017) — The Guam Museum welcomes adults and children to this month’s Ha’ånen Familia: a fun, educational and interactive fishing expo, “Fina’någuen Peskadot,” on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Guam Museum 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 surrounding net); Simon and Louis Camacho (talaya, or throw net); and, Felix Reyes (rod and reel). Specialists will demonstrate how to clean and care for fishing rods and reels, as well as how to use freshwater shrimp traps. Children will also learn how to throw or cast a talaya, weather permitting.

“Fina’nå’guen Peskadot” is a collaboration between University of Guam Sea Grant, the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Guam Advisory Panel (WestPac), Humanities Guåhan and the Guam Museum to support the joint exhibition, “Water/Ways” and “Hita i Hanom, We Are Water,” which features local fishermen and examines cultural practice and mentorship for cultural preservation. “Fina’nå’guen Peskadot” is part of the Guam Museum’s regular family-oriented programming, “Ha’ånen Familia,” which occurs every 2nd Saturday of the month, and which coincides with current changing and travelling exhibitions at the Guam Museum. For more information about “Fina’nå’guen Peskadot,” contact Marie Auyong via email at auyongm@triton.uog.edu or Nicole DeLisle Dueñas at the Guam Museum at 989-4455.

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