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FISH MARKET GROUND BREAKING FRIDAY

Sept. 20, 2001 – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Mid-Island Fisherman’s Market in St. Croix will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 21. The Market site, located in Estate Body Slob, is close to the Farmer’s Market at Ville La Reine. When the Fishermen's Market opens in about a year, shoppers can pick up produce and fish in one stop.
Norman Edwards, executive assistant to Agriculture Commissioner Henry Schuster, said that currently fishermen sell their wares along Queen Mary Highway and from their boats in Frederiksted and Gallows Bay. He hopes that the fishermen will shift their sales to the new facility when it opens.
"We are building a proper facility with refrigeration," Edwards said. He said the refrigerating the fish will help prevent waste.

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Sept. 20, 2001 – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Mid-Island Fisherman’s Market in St. Croix will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 21. The Market site, located in Estate Body Slob, is close to the Farmer’s Market at Ville La Reine. When the Fishermen's Market opens in about a year, shoppers can pick up produce and fish in one stop.
Norman Edwards, executive assistant to Agriculture Commissioner Henry Schuster, said that currently fishermen sell their wares along Queen Mary Highway and from their boats in Frederiksted and Gallows Bay. He hopes that the fishermen will shift their sales to the new facility when it opens.
"We are building a proper facility with refrigeration," Edwards said. He said the refrigerating the fish will help prevent waste.