Interfish supports Seafarers UK at Plymouth’s Seafood Festival
Plymouth’s fishing company, Interfish, will be joining fish-loving chef and restaurateur Mark Hix MBE at the local Seafood Festival 19-20 September.
The Festival will see socially-distanced street-food vendors set up stalls across the Parade and Quay Square on the Barbican.
Mark Hix MBE (pictured), who can list London hot spots such as The Ivy and Caprice in his CV, will be bringing his fish truck to offer a couple of his signature no-fuss fish dishes to the public from 11am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday 19-20 September.
Interfish will be supplying the fish for the weekend to Mr Hix and donating the proceeds to Seafarers UK.
‘It is great to have Mark Hix here for the weekend and we are excited to be working with him to offer something different to Plymouth,’ said Lewis Colam of Interfish.
‘It is our absolute pleasure to be donating the proceeds of our fish sales to Seafarers UK, who do so much for those who work at sea but in particular have been big supporters of home grown Call4Fish and created a pot of money along with Fishmongers Hall to help fishers through COVID-19.’
Mark said: ‘I have been working in Plymouth recently with Call4Fish and Plymouth Gin. I have loved what I have experienced of Plymouth and was keen to get back here as soon as I could to cook some fish for the locals. You are so lucky to have such great seafood on your doorstep.’
Call4Fish is an innovative new project launched during the coronavirus pandemic with funding of £7,500 from Seafarers UK. The project has been supporting fishers across Devon and Cornwall throughout the COVID-19 crisis, by helping fishers sell their catch directly to consumers. For more information about Call4Fish, see www.call4fish.com.
The Seafood Festival will be open from 10am to 5pm, 19-20 September. Mark Hix’s fish truck will be located at Commercial wharf next to Plymouth’s premier place for all things Crab and Lobster, The Cracking Crab Company.