Anglesey Seafood to showcase at Gwledd Conwy Feast

21 October 2014

Two Anglesey producers will be showcasing their produce at Gwledd Conwy Feast on 25 and 26 October. Cywain Fisheries has been supporting two businesses in recent months, ‘Cemmaes Bay Lobsters and Crabs’ and ‘Cwt Mwg Dulas’.

 

Visitors to Gwledd Conwy can enjoy the tantalising taste of dressed local crab and lobster prepared by husband and wife team, David and Julia Livingstone from Cemmaes Bay, Anglesey plus seafood, cheese and meat products smoked in a traditional kiln at Dulas, Anglesey by Nigel and Rhian Jefferies.

 

“Both these companies have accessed support from Cywain Fisheries in recent months,” Caroline Dawson, Cywain Fisheries Development Manager explains.

 

“Our remit is to assist individuals and companies to add value to local products, and we have a team of experts available to advise people free of charge in test trading, food development, food labelling, accessing new markets, collaboration, marketing, branding and so on.”

 

This is the second year that fish producers will be able to showcase and sell products in the Seafood Marquee at Gwledd Conwy Feast. Two full days of activity have been arranged for the weekend, including cooking demonstrations by Michelin star chef, Bryan Webb, Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo, celebrity chef BBQ Ben from Bristol plus Denise Baker McLearn from Moel Faban, Bethesda, to name but a few.

 

Demonstrations will begin hourly from 10:30am until 3:30pm on both days. The Seafood Marquee is situated at Vicarage Gardens.

 

David Livingstone from Cemmaes Bay was born and bred on Anglesey and has been a keen fisherman for the past 15 years. Recently retired from potting himself, he now concentrates on preparing lobster and crab with his wife, Julia, for local cafes and restaurants on Anglesey from their shop ‘The Crab Shop’ on Benllech Square.

 

“I retired from the sea a few years ago but I continue to be involved with the local Coastguards, having worked with them for twenty five years,” David explains. “There’s enough work now to keep Julia and myself busy at The Crab Shop dressing and preparing crab and lobster for local businesses.

 

“Although seasonal, we put in long hours from Easter until the end of September, and we thoroughly enjoy visiting the food festivals and the Farmers Markets promoting our local produce.

 

“There is a good crowd of local fishermen off Anglesey coast and a local merchant who brings in crab and lobster off the Llŷn coast. We know that it’s quality stuff, there’s no better tasting crab and lobster meat anywhere than off the north Wales coast in my view!” said David.

 

Cywain Fisheries, developed by Menter a Busnes, is funded through the European Fisheries Fund with match funding from the Welsh Government. 

 

For more information regarding the project go to www.menterabusnes.co.uk/cywainpysgod.  If you would like to access support from Cywain Fisheries email: cywainpysgod@menterabusnes.co.uk or call 01970 636565

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