Regional communities will benefit from $183,000 in funding from the NSW Nationals in Government to increase the value and consumption of local seafood, Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh says.

On the Coffs Coast, four projects promoting the importance of our local seafood industry can now get off the ground under the Supporting Seafood Future grants program.

“The Professional Fishermen’s Association secured $95,000 for its Seafood Escape Campaign TV series hosted by Andrew Ettingshausen, featuring NSW fishers, retailers and chefs,” Mr Singh said.

“The PFA will use a $67,000 grant for its media marketing campaign to increase awareness of the state’s seafood and help consumers identify where to buy their local seafood.

“The PFA will use a further $11,000 in funding for a 36-page prawn cook book to be sent to 100 independent seafood retailers in NSW, including a social media campaign.

“Another $10,000 will help fund a PFA media campaign to market under-used commercial fished species.”

Through the Supporting Seafood Future grants program R2, projects across the State have shared in $500,000.

“The NSW Nationals in Government want more local seafood on more NSW plates, through consumption of farmed and wild caught NSW seafood, increasing shopper options across a broader variety of NSW seafood, and driving awareness of our seafood community,” Mr Singh said.

Click here for more information on the Supporting Seafood Future grants program.