SEAFOOD Week is being celebrated at Coleg Llandrillo’s Menai and Rhos-on-Sea campuses to help raise awareness of the fish and shellfish available around the Welsh coast.

Seafood Week is an annual campaign run by Seafish, the public body which supports the £10billion UK seafood industry, as part of its work to encourage people to eat more seafood more often.

Seafish Ambassador Ady Delaney will be delivering seafood masterclasses to hospitality & Catering students across Grŵp Llandrillo Menai campuses, in preparation for the forthcoming inter college seafood chef competition on Wednesday October 9, which will take place at Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhos-on-Sea campus.

All this will be topped off by an evening dinner and prize giving ceremony at Coleg Llandrillo’s Orme View Restaurant, showing locally sourced seafood from local business and event sponsor Mermaid Seafoods (Llandudno).

Dr Holly Whiteley, Seafish’s regional manager for Wales, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be partnering with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai to celebrate Seafood Week. With an exciting programme of activities planned, it’s a great opportunity to promote the fantastic variety of delicious fish and shellfish that we have in Wales to both our chefs of the future and the local public.”

Coleg Llandrillo hospitality and catering lecturer, Brian Hansen, said: “We are to host the annual inter college seafood competition and awards dinner. The week provides an outstanding opportunity for young trainee chefs to participate in seafood masterclasses and compete against their peers using fresh local seafood and shellfish.”

Now in its fifth year, Seafood Week aims to encourage the consumption of seafood everywhere, whether it’s cooked and enjoyed at home, in a café or restaurant, or at the local fish and chip shop, and to promote the fantastic variety of species available in the UK and celebrate the health benefits of this delicious protein source.