Countdown to Seafood Week –

Countdown to Seafood Week Published:  05 October, 2005

CAROL Vorderman, celebrity mathematician and a strong advocate of healthy eating, is to front the UK’s biggest celebration of seafood this month that starts on Friday and runs untl 14th October.

Seafood Week 2005 will demonstrate the huge variety of fish and shellfish available, how quick and easy it is to cook with and how delicious and healthy it is. Now in its fifth year, Seafood Week has attracted some of the world’s most famous culinary experts, including Gordon Ramsey, Rick Stein and Antony Worrall Thompson. There are over 100 different types of fish available in the UK, from traditional haddock and sole to the more adventurous swordfish and red snapper. Not only is seafood easy and delicious to cook with, it is also one of the healthiest foods around providing protein, vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids. Carol regularly eats fish as part of her diet. She said: “There is no better feel-good food than seafood. It is astonishingly quick and easy to cook and there is an ocean of choice so you will never get bored. I eat seafood at least twice a week most of the year and I’m always trying new recipes to help keep my diet varied.” During Seafood Week there will be events and tastings going on in fishmongers, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and fish and chip shops encouraging people to be more adventurous and try some of the many different varieties of seafood available in the UK. Seafood week is organised by the Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish). is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish European Fish Trader, Fishing Monthly, Fish Farming Today, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.