Eel parties are Gold Ambassadors of the Year
With the explanatory statement: “only the word evokes tastes, smells and feelings in everyone who has ever been involved", Municipal Councillor, Pierre Månsson (L), began the awards ceremony.
– The municipality wants to nominate these huts as Gold Ambassadors of the Year 2020. Through their eel parties, they carry on an invaluable cultural heritage and show world-class hosting, the explanatory statement continued.
– This means a lot to us. It’s like a degree certificate of what all of us eel fishermen have done along the coast, says Mats Svensson, who runs Frisebodaboden with his brother Max Svensson.
”We have ensured that eel fishing remains, that the eel heritage exists and we now have an interest in the eel”Mats Svensson, eel fisherman
What have you done?
– We have ensured that eel fishing remains, that the eel heritage exists and we now have an interest in the eel. No one else has done it other than us eel fishermen ourselves.
””This might mean that even more politicians in the Parliament will pay attention to what we’re doing,”Hånsa Olofsson, eel fisherman
Hans-Inge "Hånsa" Olofsson is also delighted with the award.
– This might mean that even more politicians in the Riksdag (Parliament) will pay attention to what we’re doing, that they allow for generational change so that the eel heritage can live on.
The eel huts that have been selected as Gold Ambassadors in Kristianstad municipality are Revhaksboden, Nilsaboden, Gropaboden, Oswalds bod, Lotteriboden, Tvillingaboden, Frisebodaboden and Holmaboden.