Colombo Seafood Festival 2017 jointly organized by the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry and National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency will be held from December 8 to10 at Green Path and Viharamahadevi Park.
Addressing a media conference held recently with this regard at Sri Lanka Foundation, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that the Ministry plans to hold this festival annually with the intention of promoting and popularizing sea food consumption locally as well as internationally. He said that this festival will be an ideal platform for local seafood producers to promote their products.
The event will be held under the theme of “Fresh Seafood and Sri Lankan Flavor, an Invincible Combination”.
This festival, further help to achieve targets of Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, National Nutrition Policy, Sri Lanka Next Blue Green Era, Sustainable Development Goal 14 - provide access to small scale art seasonal fishers to marine resources and market and targets of vision 2025, better life for all Sri Lankans, the Minister added.
He said that fresh seafood delicacies prepared by the leading hotels and restaurants will be available at the festival premises.
It will also consist of seminars on seafood and nutrition, technical instructions and guidance for entrepreneurs and self-employment based on sea food industry, display and retail of fish and seafood products, live cooking programmes conducted by experienced chefs with seafood cooking competitions, educational programmes on aquatic resources for students, exhibitions on marine and inland aquatic resources, fun games, cultural and musical shows.