3,775 free palm fronds distributed to Gozitan fishermen

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3,775 free palm fronds distributed to Gozitan fishermen3,775 free palm fronds have been distributed to registered Gozitan fishermen who are preparing for the start of Lampuki season.

The Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana welcomed the good response, following the launch of the offer by the Ministry in July, for all full or part-time local fishermen.

The initiative was undertaken after the Department of Agriculture within the Ministry for Gozo embarked on a programme of cutting palm fronds and treating trees to protect against infestation of Red Palm Weevil, thereby also ensuring enough palm leaves are available for the fishermen next season,

Minister Caruana thanked all those who took part in the exercise and augured a good Lampuki season for all Gozitan fishermen.

Photograph by Alain Salvary

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