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The beach was a place to be and this is not only for the eternal view of the sea but also for the display of varieties of fishes in different ways on this day. Fish lovers and visitors from Lagos and from other parts of Nigeria came down to have a good time and enjoy the best of fishes gotten by Lagos fishermen. Lagos fishermen had stands apportioned to them with fresh fishes, smoked fishes and all things marine on display. Maltina and Maggi brands as official sponsors of the day set the atmosphere up for interesting performances for the audience. So with enough fishes to eat and take home, music to dance to and the pepper soup competition which had three contestant winners take home the prize money, it was fun all the way.


For the investors and the fishermen cooperatives that took stands and displayed their fishes for recognition, it was a win for them. Several fishermen cooperatives were thankful for the initiative of the state government in bringing about this sea food festival. Many sold their batch of fishes and had to go fish for more to sell. Many gave their contacts out to customers who were willing to keep contacting them after the festival.


Gabriel Olufemi, a fishermen cooperative representative from Badagry had this to say about the seafood festival: “It is a good development for us and it presents our trade to the world. Lagos fishermen get to know themselves too so that we all can work together to move our trade forward. We’ve been selling our fishes since morning to the extent that we had to bring more for those who keep requesting. We are grateful to our government for this festival. We wouldn’t limit our work anymore now that Lagos and the world are aware of us.”


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This article was first published on 9th December 2013 and updated on December 12th, 2013 at 7:06 am

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  • It’s interesting to note that Lagos and Nigeria in general has potential base for business and leisure and investment. Will like to be part of this success story. Please link me up

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