Celebrating seafood at new local festival

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Taste the local in your seafood when you visit the Taste of Seafood Hawkesbury River Festival this Sunday, March 8 at Wisemans Ferry Recreation Reserve.

Proudly presented by the Professional Fisher’s Association (PFA), this unique festival is the first of its kind, celebrating the Hawkesbury River seafood industry and is set to be a fun day for the whole family.

PFA CEO Tricia Beatty said the festival will raise awareness about fishing and the industry.

“This festival is a great way to celebrate local seafood and it’s an opportunity to educate the general public on the environmental sustainability of the NSW seafood industry,” she said.

“It will raise awareness about local professional fishers and provide an opportunity for festival goers to interact with members of the industry.”

People who are interested should take advantage of the free parking and admission with the gates opening from 10am and a wide variety of activities on offer.

There will be informative industry displays, food stalls, cooking demonstrations, live music, a bar and prawn peeling competition.

The local fishing fleet will be berthed along the riverbank adjacent to the reserve so you can view working trawlers and kids can enjoy the jumping castle, magnetic fishing, colouring competitions and face painting.

Gary Howard, PFA Chairman and local fisher, said it is an event that seafood lovers must attend.

“We want to create a positive experience and provide locals and tourists with an opportunity to see, feel and taste locally harvested wild caught seafood,” he said.

“Learn how the seafood is caught, where it is stored and where you can purchase it.”

PFA is a not-for-profit organisation and the major sponsors of the event are OceanWatch Australia, Department of Primary Industries and Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

Taste of Seafood Festivals will run across NSW in 2020. Visit www.facebook.com/tasteofseafood.

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