Guam- Designs plans are underway for Guam’s first ADA-Compliant, Handicap Accessible Fishing Platform along the Paseo grounds.
The Guam Organization of Saltwater Anglers (GOSA) recently received a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to get the design work completed. Since his organization formed, GOSA President Tom Camacho says they have been working on this idea to address concerns of the elderly and disabled that go fishing on the paseo rocks. The platform will be very similar to the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, but Camacho says the only difference is that Guam has a reef.
He also received word the platform will be extended down to the area next to the Guam Fishermen’s Co-op.
“We got word that with the support of the Calvo administration, they want to extend the platform all the way down to the pillbox next to the co-op” said Camacho. “What that will do is add approximately 300 to 500 feet of more fishing area, as well a nice walkway along the water line on the Hagatna Marina channel for our visitors to enjoy as well.”
Camacho adds GOSA just received the draft drawings from Duenas, Camacho and Associates. Those drawings are with the Army Corps of Engineers for final review. He is hoping to start the project by the end of year.