An artist that was commissioned to help promote Seafood Week has recreated the Queensferry Crossing, as well as other major UK landmarks, using only fish.

Prudence Staite was given the task by Seafish to highlight Seafood Week, an eight-day campaign, designed to encourage people to buy, cook and taste seafood more often.

The unique take on the Crossing was made using three whole plaice, mussel shells, seafood sticks and cavolo nero kale.

Ms. Staite, who sculpts with chocolate and food to make edible art, also made seafood versions of Stonehenge – made with 3 different types of fish to represent the 3 different types of stone – the Angel of the North and the Eden Project.

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The Angel of the North was created using kippers, mackerels and sole. Picture: Seafish

Research has shown that almost three quarters of UK adults aren’t aware of the recommendation to eat two portions of fish per week, one of them oily. According to Seafish, this, coupled with many misconceptions around cost, variety and ease of cooking, may be stopping people from enjoying seafood.

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‘Fish-Henge’ was made using Cod, Haddock and Pollock. Picture: Seafish

Seafish’s Marketing Manager Heather Middleton said: “Seafood Week is all about reminding people about the quality and variety of fish and shellfish we have on offer in the UK.

“We’re lucky to have a fantastic range of wonderful seafood available throughout the year.

“It’s our mission to make sure everyone knows what’s out there and encourage more people to eat more fish more often. Fish tastes great, is easy to cook and prepare, and is very good for your health.

“We hope that as many people as possible get involved, either by joining in with us on Twitter for Fish Pun Day, by giving a different type of fish a whirl for dinner, or by deciding to try fish for the first time.”

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The Great Orme Llandudno was recreated using squid rings, mussels and haddock. Picture: Seafish

Restaurants, fishmongers, fish and chip shops, supermarkets, and all sorts of other businesses involved in seafood will be taking part in the eight-day celebration which began on Friday (6th October).

Across the UK, companies will be hosting special events, running competitions, and offering discounts to customers.

There will also be a series of educational events taking place in schools across the country, making young people aware of the health benefits of eating seafood.

• Find out what’s going on by visiting www.seafoodweek.co.uk

 

 

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