Broadcasting Legend Des Cahill to MC First National Seafood Awards

Broadcasting Legend Des Cahill to MC First National Seafood Awards

Des Cahill, Irish sports broadcasting legend, will MC the first ever National Seafood Awards in Dublin on 17th November 2016. The event is hosted by (BIM), the Seafood Development Agency, an it is a celebration of Ireland’s €1 billion seafood sector.

The Excellence in entries from the fishing, fish farming, seafood processing and retail sectors will be recognised by a panel of ten experienced judges. Criteria for judging includes skills, sustainability, innovation and competitiveness. The winners from each category will be announced in front of 150 guests at the Gala Awards ceremony at the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge in November.

BIM’s Chief Executive, Tara McCarthy explains that “as an Island nation, our seafood sector contributes €1 billion in GDP and employs over 11,000 directly and indirectly around our coast. It is a diverse sector with many strings to its bow with a passion and entrepreneurial spirit that has driven success and weathered many challenges over the years.”

The awards aim to recognise an industry that is the cornerstone of Ireland’s coastal communities and an integral part of the country’s agri-food portfolio. In addition to presenting awards including Responsible Fisherman of the Year, Innovation in Aquaculture, Seafood Enterprise of the Year and Best New Fishing Practice Award; BIM will also celebrate skills in the industry with two awards under the annual BIM Young Fishmonger of the Year competition and an award for ‘BIM Student of the Year.”

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