Dan the Fish Man

Cornwall Wildlife Trust – ‘Crabs and Critters’ with Matt Slater 

CORNWALL’S fishing industry is hugely important both culturally, and economically. It has undergone many changes in recent years and faced plenty of challenges. Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Matt Slater presents the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide, which has analysed the county’s fishing industry in detail and made recommendations on the sustainability of seafood, providing all the information consumers and businesses need when making their seafood choices. Cornwall’s fishing industry is more sustainable than ever before. Find out why we should all be supporting our local fishermen and discover how this new resource will create incentives for further improvements to the sustainability of our fleet. Matt can talk about how 12 Cornish netters using large mesh fish sustainably for hake which is now recognised by the MSC as a Certified sustainable fishery – see the netter Ajax PZ32 website for more information.

Dan the Fish Man:

Clovelly on the North Devon coast is home to Dan the Fish Man, and he is one of Newlyn Fish Festival’s best loved regulars. Dan provides a hugely entertaining and educational all round fish show for a younger audience. Kids get a chance to cook fish for themselves showing their parents just how easy it can be to produce healthy and tasty dishes in minutes!

Seafish & Seafood Cornwall Training:

Seafish’s Gus Caslake and Clare Leverton of Seafood Cornwall Training  will on stand with a range of resources for kids and adults alike from regional seafood recipes, fish posters, fishy games, competition and information on all things fishy in Cornwall.. Clare will be on hand to give advice on fishermen’s training for both new entrants looking to train as fishermen and current fishermen requiring refresher courses.. Gus in his role as Seafish’s advisor for the Southwest will be on hand to answer any questions and provide information on the new Responsible Fishing Scheme, training for processors, catching, selectivity and advise on sourcing sustainable seafood in Cornwall. Meet the guys in the learning zone and get some answers to those fishy questions you’ve always wanted to ask!