SPHC presents the History of the Fishing Industry in San Pedro

The San Pedro House of Culture (SPHC) has launched a new exhibit showcasing the history of the fishing industry in San Pedro. The exhibition, which hallmarks the founding industry for the island, was revealed on Thursday, May 19th as part of Hol Chan Marine Reserve’s Reef Fair.

Among the old photographs of local fishermen and fishing equipment artifacts, the SPHC highlighted the various types of fishing methods used, and how it benefited the community throughout the years. Some photos even date back as far as 75 years ago when Ambergris Caye was nothing more than an island inhabited by approximately two families. Reef Week House of Culture Exhibit-4One of the key purposes of the exhibit is to show the community and visitors how San Pedro fishermen went from net fishing, spear fishing, and other sustainable fishing methods used today.

The SPHC invites the community to visit the exhibition and see the many generations of fisher folk in San Pedro. The House of Culture is located on Angel Coral Street and is open Mondays to Fridays from 9AM to 5PM.

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