Another accolade for Fishstock Brixham Published: 23 October, 2012
A Celebration Festival of Seafood with Music held this year on September 8, to raise funds for the Fishermen’s Mission, has been selected as Finalist for the 2012 Visit Devon Tourism Awards in the Category “Tourism Event of the Year”.
Fishstock Brixham 2012 recently won the Herald Express Tourism & Hospitality Awards “Tourism Event of the Year” for Torbay & S Devon.
Earlier this year the leader of the Fishstock Brixham team of volunteers, Jim Portus was presented with the Marsh Christian Trust Award for Heritage Volunteers at the Heritage and Crafts Association gathering at the V&A Museum London.
Jim Portus said of this latest accolade: “This is a further testament to the dedication of a fine team of volunteers. First and foremost they support the Fishermen’s Mission. Secondly they believe as I do that the fishing industry has a glorious tale to tell in its maritime history, its wonderful seafood produce, its contribution to local education and economic prosperity and its place at the core of the vibrant Brixham town community. Finally they know that a determined group of volunteers can produce professional quality entertainment for a discerning audience through hard work and proper planning.
“At the wash-up meeting last week I was pleased to announce our donation to the Fishermen’s Mission from this year’s event amounted to £10,000. This reflected growth in visitor numbers and spend at the event on September 8th, when we basked in untypical late summer sunshine.
“I am pleased also to announce that the date has been set for the 2013 Festival. Thanks to the kind permission of the Landlords, Torbay Harbour Authority Brixham Harbour Master and the tenants, Brixham Trawler Agents, we will push the boat out again on Saturday September 7th for Fishstock Brixham 2013.
The Devon Tourism Awards ceremony will take place at the 4 star Saunton Sands Hotel, North Devon, on Thursday 22nd November.