Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, are returning to Galway to host a highly entertaining, interactive and dynamic showcase on Irish Seafood at the annual SeaFest family festival from the 30th June until the 2nd July.

BIM’s Educational Seafood Experience is one of the highlights of the festival with exciting exhibits including virtual reality displays explaining how Irish seafood is sustainably caught and farmed, live cookery and fishmongery demonstrations with top chefs Rory O’Connell, Oliver Dunne, Michael O’Meara and BIM’s Young Fishmonger of the Year – Eimantas Zvirblis.

Cookery and fishmongering demos:

Fri: 2 – 5pm
Sat: 10.45am – 5.15pm
Sun: 10.45am – 5.15pm

A seafood market will take place outside the exhibition ‘Big Top’, co-ordinated by Bord Bia. BIM’s exhibition will inform both young and old about the variety of fish and shellfish species in our waters including lobsters, Dublin Bay prawns, spidercrabs oysters, scallops and other common seafood species live in tanks for visitors to see up close. Fishing is considered to be one of the most dangerous occupations and BIM will graphically demonstrate how new lifejacket technology is saving the lives of Irish fishermen around the coast.

So whether you want to know more about our fishing industry or you simply want to taste delicious locally caught seafood from our many dedicated seafood producers – make sure you look out for BIM’s Big Top on the Dock!