The Professional Fisher’s Association (PFA) proudly present Taste of Seafood Festivals across Hawkesbury River, Wallis Lake, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Ulladulla, Bermagui, Eden and Yamba in 2020.
In the wake of devastating drought and fire, Taste of Seafood will celebrate each region and their wonderful seafood industry whilst driving economic growth and tourism. Julian Leeser, Federal Member for Berowra will officially open the inaugural Taste of Seafood Hawkesbury River festival, Sunday March 8th 2020 at the Wisemans Ferry Recreation Reserve.
“I’m proud to support our seafood industry because a strong seafood industry is good for the Hawkesbury and its future,” said Julian Leeser MP. Gates open 10am and the festival is set to attract locals and tourists alike with informative industry displays, cooking demonstrations, barrel race, prawn peeling competition, live music and stalls. Festival goers can also view the local fishing fleet, berthed along the riverbank adjacent to the reserve.
It promises to be a fun day for the whole family with a jumping castle, magnetic fishing, colouring competitions and face painting for the kids. Tricia Beatty, Professional Fisher’s Association CEO said, “Taste of Seafood will raise awareness about local professional fishers and provide an opportunity for festival goers to see, feel and taste locally harvested wild caught seafood whilst interacting with members of the industry.”
“It’s an opportunity to educate the general public on the environmental sustainability of the NSW seafood industry, they will learn how it is caught, where it is stored and where they can purchase it,” explained Gary Howard, PFA Chairman and Hawkesbury River professional fisherman.
The event is now sponsored by OceanWatch Australia, Australian Maritime Safety Authority and the Department of Primary Industries.
PFA is a not for profit organisation. Event organisers would like to involve the community and are accepting stall holder and sponsor applications for upcoming events.
If you are interested in participating, please contact PFA on 0439 199 361, email [email protected] or visit the website www.nswpfa.com.au. Taste of Seafood is also on facebook: www.facebook.com/tasteofseafood