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Seafood Week 2017


Seafood lovers in Shap will be joining the rest of the UK to celebrate

Seafood Week from 6-13 October.

Jo Hampson from Shap Chippy, also known as “Smoky Jo” will be marking the occasion by making home-smoked haddock, battered and fried available all week. “Our smoked haddock is very popular, we usually only smoke once a week so available as a special on Thursdays but next week we will be smoking every day if we need to!”

Shap Chippy has been part of the local seafood scene since 2013. In addition as battered cod they poach fish as a gluten-free option as well as frying their home-made fishcakes and wholetail scampi.

Jo said: “There is a great range and variety of seafood in the UK and we want to

celebrate that by shining a light on the industry and its fantastic produce. Obviously I want to encourage people to eat fish and chips but also to enjoy all sorts of seafood – the tastes are amazing and nutritional value excellent – from cod to cockles, pollack to prawns, nothing can beat a dish of fish or shellfish!”

Seafood Week is about giving seafood the recognition it deserves and thanking the

people who produce it, from the fishermen who haul their fresh catch in all weathers to

the chefs who serve it to our table.

The event already has the backing of key players in the industry, including Seafish, the

industry body that works to secure a profitable, sustainable and socially responsible

future for the UK seafood industry.

Heather Middleton, Marketing Manager at Seafish, said: “We want to bring the whole of

the UK together to celebrate and showcase all the best that seafood has to offer.

We’ve been eating it for generations. It is part of our tradition and our national identity,

and it truly deserves a regular place on all our dining tables.

To help build support of Seafood Week, we are urging people to start tweeting with the

hashtag #seafoodweek.”

Shap Chippy’s Georgina Perkins urges those interested to visit the website to find out more “There are loads of recipe suggestions and activities – my favourite is the traditional chip shop pun day!”