Seafood Scotland (SFS) is hosting a ‘celebration of sustainable Scottish seafood’ on 3rd June from 1000 – 1600 and 4th June from 1000 – 1300 at St Katherine’s Pier, London, in conjunction with Billingsgate Seafood Training School. The Marine Stewardship Council will also be in attendance, helping to promote MSC eco-labelled seafood and the Fish & Kids project.
Scottish fishermen, who arrived in London on the langoustine trawler ‘Amity’ earlier this week, will be helping to cook up tasty samples of MSC North Sea haddock, MSC mackerel, and langoustines, which are currently going through the MSC certification process. They are also happy to answer questions about working at sea, and to talk about sustainability initiatives being put in place by the industry to ensure a secure future for our fisheries.
The Amity is moored alongside HMS Belfast, and skipper Jimmy Buchan of BBC TV Trawlermen fame, is looking forward to welcoming visitors onboard for a look around. Jimmy is in town to launch a book about his experiences at sea.
Local school holiday clubs are taking the opportunity to see the vessel on Friday morning, and the children are looking forward to their visit. The afternoon sees many London-based chefs visit the Amity to learn how seafood is caught and stored onboard, and the public are welcome on Saturday morning to enjoy a taste of Scotland and experience life onboard!
“This is an exciting opportunity to take Scottish seafood to the heart of London. We are grateful to the Billingsgate Seafood Training School and the Amity for helping to make this happen. The London public is in for a treat this weekend and we look forward to welcoming them,” said Seafood Scotland’s Nicki Holmyard.