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02.08.07
Newlyn Fish Festival 2007

WHEN: 27 August 2007
VENUE: Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, nr. Penzance, Cornwall.
OPEN: from 9.00am to 5.00pm
TICKETS: £4 adults, accompanied children go free
WEB SITE: www.newlynfishfestival.org.uk
EMAIL: mail@newlynfishfestival.org.uk

Come to Newlyn on August Bank Holiday Monday and enjoy a whole host of seafood and family entertainments surrounding Cornwall's fishing industry. Inside the traditional setting of Newlyn Fish Market, representatives from Tregida Smokehouse, London's Moshi Moshi, The Goan Seafood Company and many others will be offering a wide range of seafood dishes such as sushi, sashimi, seafood paella, smoked seafoods, fish curries, Goan seafood, freshly cooked Cornish crab, lobster, fishcakes, Newlyn crab sandwiches, oysters and more.

The Newlyn Fish Festival promises to offer visitors a fun packed, family day out in the wonderful setting of Newlyn Harbour. Opening this year's Newlyn Fish Festival is skipper John Buchan, featured by the BBC popular series 'Trawlermen'.

Many of the fishing industry's key organisations and agencies will also be on hand, bringing issues such as sustainability, pollution, education and training to life. Life-size sea creatures and exhibits from the Marine Conservation Society, Reef Rockpool Road Show and the Lobster Hatchery will enable children to learn all about marine life and what we can do to protect our oceans and Cornish seafood for the future. Fishermen will be demonstrating traditional maritime skills including withy pot making and rope work, while Seafood Cornwall and some of Cornwall's top chefs host the popular cooking and fish filleting demos. Learn all the tricks of the trade, see the famous fish display and then bid for your supper at the ever popular fish auction!

In and around the harbour, visitors will be treated to a fun fancy dress boat competition – prizes will be awarded to the best dressed fishing boat and crew. The RNLI, HM Coastguards and Helicopter crews will be putting on rescue demos whilst the lifeboat gig race shall once again determine the winner of the Trafalgar Trophy. A selection of fishing vessels, from historic luggers to modern day trawlers and crabbers will be present with crews on hand to describe the fishing methods employed in the South West along with anecdotes of life at sea. The 'Billy Rooney' and crew who featured in the World Toughest Tribes programme will offer you the chance to come on board to get a glimpse of life at sea.

Don't miss WILD ICE, a breathtaking performance by 'ha!theatre & the oddity' in collaboration with WILDWORKS featuring frozen displays coming to life.

To complement the Festival, exhibitors shall be offering quality local produce such as artisan breads from Blue Mango, award winning dressings, marinades, sauces, chutneys and mayos from Kernewek Herb Kitchen, local cheddar from Worthy Farm, along with Cornish Meadow Preserves and Maria's Mexican Salsas.

Representing local art and crafts, stalls such as Reflections of Cornwall and Redeemer Studios will bring impressive slate work, glass engraving and abstract art focusing on the Newlyn fishing fleet and its challenges.

To further highlight the positive regeneration and investment in Newlyn Harbour, a model and presentation of the new £7 million fish market by architects Pringle Richards and Sharratt will be on public display.

All this and more will take place on the 27th August with the Camborne Youth Band, male voice choirs and others providing an accomplished soundtrack to one of Cornwall's finest days out.

For more information please contact Gabriella Nonino on 07733 073233.

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in Seafood Cornwall and the Cornwall Fisheries Resource Centre through through the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG).

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Clare Morgan
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439

cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk

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