The chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Fisheries Working Group, Fraserburgh SNP councillor Charles Buchan, has welcomed support for an extension to Seafood Scotland’s Seafood in Schools programme.
Funded through the council’s 6-key areas initiative, the programme complements existing Seafood in Schools activity in Aberdeenshire.
Councillor Buchan said: “I am evry pleased at the progress of the roll-out of the Seafish in Schools programme which is visiting Mearns Academy.
“The previous event was held in the Mintlaw schools network, and I was delighted by the reception of the pupils to the presentations and demonstration, given by Skipper Peter Bruce of the Budding Rose whitefish trawler, scientists from Marine Scotland, and chefs from Banff and Buchan College.
“The catching and processing of all kinds of high quality seafood is of great economic importantance to our North-east communities and events such as these show to young people and their parents the benefits of eating locally caught fish and seafood, such as increased health and well-being, and in the reduction of food miles.”
The programme encourages young people to get incolved in the seafood sector.