(Biloxi, MS) September 4, 2012 – Mississippi Seafood Marketing Program (MSMP) is thrilled to announce their participation in the 2012 Biloxi Seafood Festival held September 8th and 9th at the Biloxi Town Green. Mississippi Seafood will be on hand to give out samples of succulent wild caught gulf fresh shrimp and talk local seafood on Saturday, September 8th.
The event is hosted by the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce and celebrates Biloxi’s rich connection to the seafood industry. The two-day festival features live entertainment, the Sun Herald Gumbo Championship, arts & crafts booths, children’s activities and local seafood fare.
In addition to the weekend’s activities, Mississippi Public Broadcasting will be filming special episodes of Fit to Eat titled “Grillin’ on the Gulf”. The show provides tips on how to cook healthier meals at home and encourages buying local and fresh foods. Fit to Eat is hosted by Chef Rob Stinson who owns three restaurants on the Mississippi Gulf. The “Grillin’ on the Gulf” episodes will be filmed on stage on Saturday, September 8th and will air later in the month.
MSMP is delighted to be a part of this year’s event. “We could not be more excited to celebrate the strong connection Biloxi has to the seafood industry,” said Irvin Jackson, Director of the MSMP. “Mississippi Seafood is raised by Mother Nature, caught by our local fishermen and is offered to consumers as the highest quality, premium product on the market today. By consuming Mississippi Gulf Seafood you support your local community. We are also proud that Chef Rob Stinson will be on hand filming Fit to Eat. All three of Chef Stinson’s Gulf Coast restaurants proudly serve wild caught Mississippi Gulf fresh seafood.”
The Biloxi Seafood Festival will be held on September 8th and 9th, 2012 from 10AM – 9PM. Visit Mississippi Seafood at their tent near the stage and follow them on twitter @MSseafood and Facebook for live updates.
The rich waters of Mississippi nurture many indigenous species including shrimp, oysters, crab and finfish. Seafood harvested from the Gulf of Mexico has proven to be the safest seafood in the world for consumption, routinely passing FDA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tests with flying colors. Fresh, wild Mississippi Seafood from the teeming gulf waters has supported many generations of fishermen and is a sustainable, domestic resource helping to preserve the American economy.
For an interview with Irvin Jackson, Director of the Mississippi Seafood Marketing Program, please contact Dana Smith at thefoodgroup.com