National Fisherman's Day celebrated in Alvôr

National Fisherman’s Day celebrated in Alvôr

The small western Algarve town commemorates the day on June 3 with a guided tour of its fishing community.

Portimão is preparing to commemorate National Fisherman’s Day, marked today, May 31.

The Municipality’s celebrations will take place in the fishing town of Alvôr on Saturday, June 3, in collaboration with Portimão’s Museum, Alvôr’s Parish Council and Professional Fishermen Association, and the Bemposta School Group to highlight the work of the town’s artisan fishing community.

Known for its important maritime and fishing culture, the Municipality’s celebrations will praise the ancient profession, recognise the sector’s importance for the local, regional and national economy and appreciate those who have dedicated their lives to the sea.

On June 3, Portimão Museum is organising a guided tour of Alvôr’s riverside area, focusing on its history, daily life, activities and equipment linked to the maritime-fishing tradition.

Starting at 15:30, at the lifeguard centre, down by the old fish market, and ending at the fishing warehouses in Alvôr, this activity will include a conversation on contemporary artisan fishing, with the support of Alvôr’s Professional Fishermen Association and industry players.

Following the tour, the president of the local Parish Council, Ivo Carvalho, will address a speech to the local fishing community.

The day’s programme will end with a social gathering and drinks.

The visit on June 3 is free. However, participants must sign up via email ([email protected]) or telephone (282 405 230).