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The San Pedro House of Culture and the National Institute for Culture and History (NICH) are hosting a photo exhibition as part of the week-long Dia de San Pedro celebrations. The photo exhibition was opened on Tuesday evening in front of the San Pedro Catholic Church. The purpose of the exhibition is to celebrate the fishing industry in San Pedro, tracing back to the early 1940’s.

According to Mito Paz, Coordinator of the San Pedro House of Culture, the exhibition features founding members of the Caribeña Producers Cooperative as well as fishermen who sustained the island’s first main income. “It is basically a historical photographic exhibition featuring photographs of the village of San Pedro in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s and the Caribeña Fisherman Cooperative and the fishing industry. We wanted to portray photographs of San Pedro’s fishing industry. From the time it was just a small fishing settlement, to the time it evolved into a fishing village and then into a town with a well-established fishing cooperative. Fishermen are founding members of this island and they have contributed so much to the history of this town so we wanted to celebrate them,” said Paz.

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