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Kick off Summer with the Bay of Fundy Seafood

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SCOTLAND, UK Seafood producers, buyers, marine science researchers andretailers from around the world are slated to attend the 2012 Seafood Forum: Perspectives onSustainability from June 5-8, 2012 in St. Andrews by-the-Sea followed by the St. Andrews SeafoodFestival from June 8-10.

The Seafood Festival will welcome visitors from around the Maritimes and New England to kick off the summer tourism season with a three-day celebration of Bay of Fundy seafood. Now in its third year, the festival will feature free tours of salmon farms, lobster sales right off the boat, special seafood menus in local restaurants, seafood and wine pairings, music and the biggest lobster boil, clam bake, salmon BBQ and seafood scoff imaginable.

The Seafood Forum is a remarkable opportunity for seafood professionals and researchers to exchange information and discuss the evolving topic of sustainable seafood. The forum will welcome seafood professionals from around the world who will hear diverse perspectives on sustainable seafood and participate in panel discussions.

Critically-acclaimed chef Jamie Kennedy, a culinary trailblazer who was among the first to cook with local, seasonal, organic and sustainable foodstuffs, is this years guest chef. In addition to Chef Kennedy, this years culinary line-up includes: Chef Chris Aerni, owner of the Rossmount Inn in St. Andrews; Chef Alex Haun, owner and operator of Savour in St. Andrews; Chef Lisa Aronson, Acting Executive Chef at Algonquin Hotel and Chef Dave Irwin, culinary instructor at NBCC in St. Andrews.

The Seafood Festivals signature event the Seafood Feast on the Beach will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 7-11 p.m. at Katys Cove. Local seafood producers have teamed up with local chefs to prepare a seafood buffet to remember lobster, mussels, salmon, scallops and more. Seating is limited. To reserve seats, call 1-506-529-8823.