NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the spotlight is on our seafood businesses this week as local schoolchildren learned more about the importance of the seafood industry.

Mr Singh joined the Professional Fishermen’s Association (PFA) and the Coffs Harbour Fishermen’s Co-op to host an excursion by Karangi Public School students this week.

“This program aims to educate the students about the importance of supporting local seafood producers, the variety of local seasonal range and how to handle seafood safely and respectably,” Mr Singh said.

“Their visit is one of five PFA projects designed to boost seafood industry awareness and promote its many great products.

“I am proud the State Government’s Supporting Seafood Future grants program allocated $186,263 to the Coffs Harbour-based PFA for this exciting initiative.

“If our NSW seafood businesses are able to better promote their produce, they will be able to tap into new markets and get more local seafood on NSW plates.”

Mr Singh said the funding would also allow the PFA to develop video and social media content and to deliver an integrated media campaign, fronted by well-known fishing and sporting personalities.

For more on the Supporting Seafood Future grants program, click here.