Seafood Summit serves up seventh heaven

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 10 Oct 2017

THE seventh Humber Seafood Summit started in fine form as guests descended on Grimsby by plane, train and car.

International guests mixed with leading local industry figures at the regular Seafood Fayre, the impressive reception evening ahead of the conference proper.

Once a highly topical address from guest of honour, Icelandic Ambassador to the UK, Thordur Aeigir Oskarsson had been delivered, delegates were treated to a buffet from The Saucy Fish Co, Alfred Enderby, Fiona Sciolti and the Humber Royal's own kitchens, washing it all down with Axholme Brewing Co's very own Cleethorpes Pale Ale.

Civic leaders including chief executive of North East Lincolnshire Council, Rob Walsh, and Hon Alderman Steve Norton, were present, so too chair of cluster organisation Seafood Grimsby and Humber, George Krawiec.

Mr Walsh had earlier described the industry as a "bedrock" of the borough, with Seafish chief executive Marcus Coleman underlining the huge boost Seafood Week brings to the economy - with an estimate of a £15 million sales boost. "Why we don't do it every week I don't know," he joked, but encouraging seafood consumption is at the core of much of the activity. 

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