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