For the fourth year running the Marine Conservation Society was invited to attend the Plymouth Seafood Festival. We love this event and it's such a brilliant opportunity to talk to the public about our work. Sea Champion Bethan was kind enough to lend us a hand on the stall and shares how she got on.
Earlier in September this year, I was able to take part in the Plymouth Seafood Festival down on the Barbican on behalf of the Marine Conservation Society. I have been volunteering for MCS since the beginning of my Second Year (October 2013) providing an extra pair of hands and a voice to speak to the general public at large scale events as well as speaking at local schools about the importance of marine conservation.
The Seafood festival has become an annual event for the city as part of the wider Ocean City Festival running throughout September, showcasing the best Plymouth and the surrounding area has to offer for seafood, local produce and fantastic local brews! On the main stage, it offers cooking demonstrations for people to watch, as well as a variety of food stands to keep you going throughout the day. Set on the historic Barbican area of Plymouth, as you wander through the stands, you also get glimpses of the marina and the local fishing boats coming into harbour.
It was a fantastic day, speaking to members of the public about how important it is to keep our beaches clean, how to eat fish from well managed sustainable sources, as well as keeping the children entertained with Litter Pick Panic! It is always great to see and hear from the general public at these events, and it is incredible the amount of people we spoke to who really care about the marine environment and want to do more to protect one of our most beautiful habitats!