VIDEO: Crowds at Plymouth Seafood Festival 2013
THE PLYMOUTH Seafood Festival is in full swing.
The festival, now in its second year, is expected to see thousands of people flock to Commercial Wharf.
Live cooking demonstrations, a market, sustainable fish talks, entertainment and a fish filleting competition will all feature during the three-day festival.
The aim of the festival is the showcase the wide range and quality of seafood available in the city.
On Saturday there will be a Sea Parade walking through the Barbican with children from city schools.
Peter Cox, from the National Marine Aquarium, was on hand to help launch the festival this morning.
He said: “Plymouth has the potential to really establish itself as a centre of seafood culture in the UK and importantly take a leading role in doing it right.
“Such is the profile of sustainability these days that sometimes it feels like that eating fish is a problem and something we should feel bad about.
“This need not be the case and we shouldn’t feel guilty for enjoying the wonderful array of seafood that is available here in the South West.”
The cookery theatre stage will be at the heart of this year’s festival with a packed programme of demonstrations.
Chris Arscott, chair of the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, said: “Hopefully the next three days will be testament to what an exciting event is and what an exciting event it can grow into.
“Last year we estimated that we had about 12,000 people over two days which is fantastic for the first year.
“That’s why we’ve extended it to three days and we’re hoping for far more people this year.”