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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Are you up for it? - calling all Cornish fishmongers - Cornish Fish Monger of the Year 2013

Seafood Cornwall Training is calling on all talented fish filleters to compete for the coveted title of “Cornish Fish Monger of the Year 2013” at the Newlyn Fish Festival in two weeks' time on the 26 August 2013.

There is strong public interest in the event and last year’s competition was featured on the “Cornwall with Caroline Quentin” TV programme. The competition aims to highlight the expertise of Cornish fish filleters and fishmongers as well as promoting Cornish Fish and the profession to a wider audience.

Space is limited to only six participants, who will compete on behalf of their company / employer for the treasured trophy and title, so enter quickly to avoid disappointment. The competition will be judged by a panel of experts, including 5 x National Fishmonger of the Year, Duncan Lucas.

As well as the title of “Cornish Fishmonger of the Year 2013”, the winner will receive £100 prize money and a Sabatier Filleting Knife, kindly donated by Pots ‘n’ Pans, Barnstaple. The runner up will get £50 and also a Sabatier Filleting Knife.

Alison Elvey de Rios, project officer at Seafood Cornwall Training, said: "This is a great opportunity for the county’s fishmongers and filleters to show the industry what they are made of. It’s a fantastic attraction on the Newlyn Fish Festival programme and the atmosphere is amazing as people watch how fish is prepared by the experts.”

In round one the participants will have to demonstrate a range of techniques such as: scale and butterfly fillet six sardines, single fillet two Mackerel, cross cut fillet a Flatfish, prepare a Squid and skin and trim a ray wing.

The closing date for entrants is Wednesday 21st August 2013.

To enter competitors should contact Seafood Cornwall Training for an entry pack on 01736 364324 /

Entry to the fish festival will be free of charge for all competitors