Fisheries & Fish Industry

Fishing platform in Hagatna extended

It’s aimed at creating a safer environment for fishermen in Hagatna and today the Department of Agriculture gave Governor Eddie Calvo a walk-through of the progress of the Fisherman’s Viewing Platform. Director Matt Sablan says Phase II of the project was recently completed that added a 45-foot extension to the 137-foot platform.

“This is all important because it’s really dangerous here,” warned the governor. “Imaging this before phase one was constructed, you got the fisherman here navigating through all these rip-rafts and actually injuries occur, so it’s very beneficial.”

The platform is part of provide accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

The extension is federally funded and cost $200,000. A third phase of the project would involve adding another 45 feet on top of the water’s edge. The actual permit from the Army Corps of Engineers allows for up to 500 feet for the platform.

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