Out of the Sea, Over the Coals re­turns for another sum­mer of cook­ing fun

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FOOD/COMMUNITY -

The pop­u­lar Out of the Sea and Over the Coals pro­mo­tion will re­turn this sum­mer to fea­ture Prince Ed­ward Is­land seafood at sum­mer fes­ti­vals and events across the province.

Over the sum­mer months, Prince Ed­ward Is­land is home to many fes­ti­vals and events that draw large crowds of Is­lan­ders and tourists. These events are a great op­por­tu­nity to show­case the province's seafood prod­ucts and in­crease de­mand and knowl­edge about their high qual­ity, said Agri­cul­ture and Fish­eries Min­is­ter Alan McIsaac.

“While we are work­ing hard to de­velop new mar­kets for Prince Ed­ward Is­land seafood, we rec­og­nize the value of pro­mot­ing our seafood here at home and sup­port­ing those who work in the in­dus­try,” he added.

Out of the Sea and Over the Coals has been in op­er­a­tion for more than 20 years. Two sum­mer stu­dents travel to fairs, ex­hi­bi­tions, na­tional and pro­vin­cial parks, Tourism P.E.I. Visi­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tres, camp­grounds and other tourist ar­eas in the province de­mon­strat­ing how to bar­be­cue seafood and of­fer­ing sam­ples such as lob­sters, mus­sels, oys­ters, qua­hogs and hal­ibut. They also give out recipes and an­swer ques­tions about buy­ing, stor­ing and pre­par­ing seafood.

“Our fish­ing and aqua­cul­ture sec­tors are the back­bone of many Is­land com­mu­ni­ties cre­at­ing jobs and eco­nomic growth for our province,” said McIsaac. “The depart­ment will con­tinue to sup­port ini­tia­tives and pro­grams that pro­mote our Is­land seafood prod­ucts lo­cally, na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally.”

The sum­mer sched­ule for Out of the Sea and Over of the Coals is avail­able at gov.pe.ca/out­ofthe­sea.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Sum­mer stu­dents Alex Mutch, left, and Luke McIsaac join Agri­cul­ture and Fish­eries Min­is­ter Alan McIsaac to demon­strate some of the high-qual­ity Is­land seafood prod­ucts avail­able at fes­ti­vals and events across P.E.I. this sum­mer.

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