Seafood Cornwall Draws Record Crowds
at Royal Cornwall
Seafood Cornwall is celebrating after drawing record numbers
to its stand at the Royal Cornwall show (9-11th June). Boosted
by excellent weather, record crowds of over 100,000 people
visited the 3-day Royal Cornwall show at Wadebridge.
The Seafood Cornwall stand showcased the quality, diversity
and abundance of fish caught off south west shores and took
visitors through a journey past new display boards, followed
by a viewing of a new DVD showing the 'net to plate' story
and culminating with a taster of fish. Aimed at providing
more information to a food aware public the 9 minute film
featured local skippers Dave Trebilcock 'Che Sara Sara' potting
for spiders from Newquay, Andy Giles 'Guiding Light II' trawling
from Looe and Stefan Glinski's ring netter 'Highlander'
Nathan de Rozarieux, Seafood Cornwall project director, explained
that he was "delighted" with the stand. "We
took a conscious decision to reduce the cooking demonstrations
in favour of cooking and serving fish as simply and quickly
as possible and thanks to our chefs it really worked."
The chefs included Steve Ward from Ye Olde Dolphin in Newquay,
Nick Batten from Cornwall College, Newquay fisherman Simon
Bennetts and Roy Heath from the NHS Sustainable food project
The tasters of Megrim, Sardine and Spider Crab were particularly
popular on Saturday when Cornish FPO chief executive, Paul
Trebilcock took a turn serving hot megrim tasters. "This
was without doubt the best fish promotion I have seen, the
megrims were particularly successful, at one stage we had
people queuing up out of the stand," said Paul.
Seafood Cornwall will also be exhibiting at 'Falmouth for
Orders' (17-19 June), Newlyn Fish Festival (August Bank Holiday
Monday) and Truro Food & Drink Festival (1 and 2 October).
For further information contact Nathan de Rozarieux, project
director of Seafood Cornwall on 01736 874304 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall
and the Isles of Scilly has invested in Seafood Cornwall through
the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance fund (FIFG).
For further information and digital photographs contact:
Nathan de Rozarieux
Project Director, Seafood Cornwall
Tel: 01736 874304
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439
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