THERE will be a ‘sea breeze’ wafting through the food hall at this year’s Royal Welsh Show (July 22-25) as a Cardigan company looks to showcase all that’s good about Wales’ seafood industry.

Cardigan Bay Fish, along with Pembrokeshire-based Shore Seafoods, will be showing the public what’s on offer from Wales’ abundant coastline.

The last two days of the Royal Welsh Show (July 24 and 25) will see Cardigan Bay Fish take up the offer of support from the Welsh Seafood Market Development Project to attend the event.

Run by husband and wife team Len and Mandy Walters, the award-winning St Dogmaels-based enterprise is a stalwart of local produce markets, where customers flock to buy dishes created by Mandy, such as potted crab and mackerel pâté.

Len and their son Aaron, fish all year-round for a variety of fish and shellfish, as well as being licensed to catch sewin and salmon in the River Teifi.

Mandy said: “It is important the public know what shellfish are caught off Cardigan Bay and locally, that’s why we started doing produce markets to make more local people aware of what’s in our seas.

“Some people think fish is hard to cook, but it is about educating them and giving them ideas. You don’t have to make anything fancy, just simple, local, fresh, tasty fish.

“The Royal Welsh Show is another showcase – a way of making people aware of what we have got and what we do. Fishing is a way of living like farming; it is hard work and long hours.”