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Seafish News in Brief - July 2019

09 July 2019  |  Seafish News

UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year Winners

Congratulations to the team from Kendal College who won the 2019 UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year competition, held at the Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education on Friday 14 June.

The competition, which is sponsored by Seafish and run by The Grimsby Institute, offers participants a chance to demonstrate their flair and skills using sustainable seafood.

The winning team beat off tough competition eight other teams in the final. Albert Hindson, 19, and Sebastian Bloor, 20 are both studying for a Level 3 NVQ Professional Cookery in Patisserie and Confectionary. They triumphed on the day with their menu of lemon sole and spiced cod.

This year’s judging panel included Daniel Clifford, chef patron of two Michelin starred Midsummer House restaurant.

View the highlights

Dorset Seafood Festival 2019

The Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival takes place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July.

This free event, which features 100 seafood stalls and cookery demonstrations from national and local chefs, takes place around Weymouth’s historic harbour with nearly.

Seafish is pleased to be one of the event sponsors and will host its own cookery theatre on the Seafish Stage with a range of exciting demonstrations including BBQ champs Ben Bartlett and Simon Dyer cooking up a storm and The Crabstock Boy Adi Bartlett and team demonstrating how to pick and dress a crab.

Watch highlights from last year’s festival in this video.

Careers Campaign

The UK seafood industry offers a multitude of exciting career prospects with a wide variety of roles and opportunities available.

Young talent is vital to the future of the seafood industry, but it can be a hard sell and fewer young people are being attracted than ever before.

Seafish has created a range of campaign materials which are available for free for industry and educators to use to help encourage the next generation of young people to take up seafood careers. Find out more on the campaign materials here.

UK MPA Mapping for Fishers

Seafish’s Kingfisher Information Service recently held a workshop as part of a consultation on a project which will create a comprehensive map of the UK’s new marine protected area (MPA) network, designed to be used by fishermen.

The workshop brought together the catching sector and regulators to establish the key functionality for the project and agree on the best way for the data to be visualised.

Watch the highlights from this event.

Catch up with Marcus

This month our CEO Marcus Coleman heads to Pelagia in Grimsby to meet Mike Hryckowian and find out more about their factory which has been involved in fish processing activities since the 1930s.

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