Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has today announced that the Wallis Lake Fisherman’s Cooperative  is set to benefit from NSW Government funding designed to increase the value and consumption of NSW seafood.

“The Wallis Lake Fisherman Cooperative , will receive $4,367.00 for an advertising campaign to showcase our local fish at the co-op,” Mr Bromhead said.

“This fantastic initiative will provide an opportunity to showcase the co-ops local products and what there is to offer, while educating the consumer and increasing the awareness of the local seafood industry and variety of seafood available.

”In addition, there’s also $3100 for the development of educational materials for group tours to utilise, from school visits to children. The materials are designed to encourage individuals and families to make informed decisions when purchasing their seafood. The funding will also assist in the preparation of a ‘teachers guide’ to the NSW seafood industry with fun activities to get the children thinking of the industry prior to arrival on site.

“These projects will benefit the entire NSW seafood industry as the initiatives raise the profile of the fantastic fresh produce that we have right here along our coast.”

Through the second round of the Supporting Seafood Future grants program, nine projects across the State have shared in $500,000.

The Supporting Seafood Future grants program has awarded a series of large and small scale grants to eligible seafood businesses, fishing cooperatives, retailers and wholesalers of seafood products has awarded nine seafood businesses, wholesalers and retailers.

“The NSW Government wants more local seafood on more NSW plates, through consumption of farmed and wild caught NSW seafood, increasing shopper options across a broader variety of NSW seafood and driving awareness of our seafood community and these fantastic initiatives will help consumers see the value in buying local,” Mr Bromhead said.

For more information on the Supporting Seafood Future grants program, visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/commercial/consultation/supporting-seafood-future

Photo: Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead with Wallis Lake Cooperative Operations Manger Suzie McEnallay