To celebrate Seafood Week 2016 a tour of Brixham Fish Market took place this week [Wednesday 12th October], giving lucky guests an insight into the workings of the bustling fish market and the 40 different species on auction.
Barry Young, manager at Brixham Trawler Agents, hosted the whistle stop tour, which was open to members of the public with an interest in seafood, to showcase the story of how seafood gets from the sea to our plates. Guests were also treated to a dining experience at Mitch Tonk’s Brixham Rockfish restaurant, recently named as one of the top five Seafood Restaurants of the Year.
Customers of the market include buyers from national processors supplying to Michelin star restaurants, supermarkets and local fishmongers, while it’s estimated that 50% of the auctioned species are exported worldwide.
Marcus Coleman, chief executive at Seafish, said: “This event is one of many exciting initiatives that has taken place across the UK for Seafood Week 2016.
Barry Young, manager at Brixham Trawler Agents said: “We’re passionate about all things Seafood, so it was a no brainer for us to host this tour which helps give people an insight into the various species available on auction at the market.
“The feedback was so positive that we’re hoping to run another tour during Seafood Week next year – so we’d encourage people to keep an eye out for more details.”
Seafood Week (October 7th – 14th) celebrates the amazing fish, and seafood, on offer in the UK, creating the perfect platform to encourage more people to eat more fish, more often.
Last year’s Seafood Week generated an estimated benefit of around £18million for the seafood industry, and whether it’s promoting seafood in the home, at a café, restaurant, fish and chip shop, or at an event, Seafood Week provides all sectors of the industry with the opportunity to get involved.Follow