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Seafood Saturday on this Saturday (9 March) – Brought To You By Seafood New Zealand

On Saturday 9 March, thanks to Sealord and The Vic Public House we are giving away 150 portions of fish ‘chips for kids at 1pm!
Sealord CEO Doug Paulin says the company is proud to support Seafood Saturday.
“As New Zealand’s largest seafood company, Sealord is happy to play a role in bringing this event back to Nelson and making it as accessible to the community as possible. We’re a company that’s focused on whānau, and Seafood Saturday really speaks to our ethos.”
Arohanui to Sealord and The Vic for making Seafood Saturday possible! Can’t wait to see all our seafood lovers at Upper Trafalgar Street in a week.

Ever wanted to see what a historic fishing vessel was like? This Seafood Saturday is your chance!
On 9 March, the 80-year-old fishing vessel, Gleam, will be moored at berth F08 at the Nelson Marine (just past Ruby’s Espresso) from 8am-12pm and open to the public.
Owned by New Zealand’s oldest fishing family, the Guards, Gleam is retired from active service but continues to give back to the community. This is a special chance to climb aboard and learn more about this historic vessel and how it worked as a fishing boat, feeding the community with tasty kaimoana.
🚢 Learn more about the Gleam’s fascinating history at
And after you’ve had a chance to look around, make sure you head over to Upper Trafalgar Street to enjoy the rest of the cool community activities on offer from midday.
We can confirm all of the tickets to the Chef’s Choice progressive lunch have SOLD OUT! If you or anyone you know wasn’t able to get a spot at one of the sittings, encourage them to come on down to the Gleam at berth F08 of the Nelson marina in the morning and the NZ Fish Federation Community Hub from midday to enjoy all of the wonderful family events and activities on offer – descriptions and timings are online: We are also keeping a waiting list in case some seats to the lunch do open up, which people can sign up to here:

And tickets for the Seafood Saturday Chef’s Choice progressive lunch have officially sold out!! 💯

If you missed your chance to get a ticket to one of the three sittings, there will be heaps of fun and kaimoana to be had throughout the day.

Start by visiting the Gleam at berth F08 at the Nelson Marina in the morning, then come along to the New Zealand Federation of Commercial Fishermen Inc on Upper Trafalgar street for an afternoon of kids activities, filleting demonstrations, fishing-themed exhibits by local artists, a chance to chat all things maritime and – of course – fish burgers, food trucks are more!

You can also join our waitlist to be notified if any spots for the Chef’s Choice progressive lunch open up on our website.
Events and demonstrations
Coastguard Nelson | 12pm – 4pm
Luke Heal exhibition | 12pm – 4pm
Bill Rainey exhibition | 12pm – 4pm
Moananui blue economy headquarters | 12pm – 4pm
Nelson Provincial Museum exhibitions | 12pm – 4pm
Seafood snapshots from the past | 12pm – 4pm
Sealord careers expo | 12pm – 4pm
Sealord fish filleting demonstration | 1pm & 2pm

Build your own burger bar | 12.30pm
Free fish and chips for the first 150 people | 1pm
Skipper’s Choice | 12pm – 4pm
Top of the South Seafood (Food Truck) | 12pm – 4pm

Kids activities
Nelson Provincial Museum crafts with Jolie | 12pm – 3pm
Face painting | 12pm – 4pm
Nelson Provincial Museum colouring in | 12pm – 4pm
Captain Stinkypants | 2.30pm
Find a Fish Scavenger Hunt | 12pm – 4pm


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