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Haiti - Fishing : "Val d'Orge" baptized, departure next week
12/03/2011 12:30:38

Haiti - Fishing :
Today, the association "Solidarité Pêche" has baptized the "Val d'Orge", a caseyeur of 18 meters, intended to the Haitian Association of artisanal fishermen of Anse d'Hainault. It has fish tanks and will allow to develop the rock lobster fishery in Haiti, it is fully equipped with electronic and with a solid 350 horsepower Volvo engine.

These days a team of volunteers have provided the final push for the loading and the preparation of Val d'orge, new name given to the Nymphéa. The Val d'orge will leave for Haiti with a heavy cargo. It will carry fishing equipment, including a stock of chains, orin and hawser, provided by the fishing port of Lorient. There are also medical supplies, such as the 34 beds provided by the Hospital of Quimper and equipment for surgery given by the emergencies of Quimper. The material of a pediatric consulting office, provided by Dr. Marie, now retired. Not to mention the numerous associations helping Haiti, that uses the boat to send equipment to Haiti.

The Val d'Orge will leave for Haiti next week.

"Rêve de mousse", a new boat for Haiti

The association Solidarité Pêche just got a new boat, this time it is the "Rêve de mousse", a wooden trawler, 15 meters long. This boat is the fifth after the Mystère, the Mercenaire, the Breizh da Viken and the Val d'orge, is not intended for fishing unlike the four other, Solidarité-Pêche would like to turn it into a boat dispensary, which would give access to care in coastal villages. This will not be a hospital ship, it will be used only for small care and consultations, for this project we will partner with a medical NGO said an official of the association.

Learn more about the association "Solidarité Pêche":
The association "Solidarité Pêche" was established in February 1999 in Concarneau (France), by Jean-Pierre Coïc an inshore fisherman. The association's objective was to retrieve fishing boats destined for scrapping, to support an association of artisanal fishermen from Haiti, APAH (Association of Haitian artisanal fisheries). Today, the boats "offered" to Haiti are delivered to a local partner of "Solidarité Solidarité", the "Fondation Verte" a Haitian NGO that owns the boats and who works among others in the field of fisheries.

The aim of "Solidarité Pêche" is not to make the assistantship, but to empower Haitian fishermen earn their life, to feed and educate their families, using fishing methods that respect the environment and resource of the island in fish. It enabled Haitian fishermen increase their income by $2 to $15 per day, "With that, they can dress, eat, care and send their children to school," said Jean-Pierre Coïc.

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