Youngsters at a north-east primary school have been sampling some of the North Sea’s best delicacies.
Skipper Peter Bruce visited pupils at Clerkhill Primary in Peterhead to teach them about the variety of fish caught in the north’s waters as part of National Seafood Week.
They then got to taste mackerel, crab, mussels and herring while learning about the importance of eating more fish as part of a healthy diet.
The session was part of a nationwide initiative to highlight the importance and versatility of local fish.
Teacher Marina Smith said: “The fishing industry is so important to the community that we didn’t want to let Seafood Week pass without celebrating our local heritage so we were delighted to be involved as part of the launch.
“When it comes to getting them to eat more seafood, it definitely sparks more interest from them when they know how the fish got to their plate.”
Business across the north-east have already signed up to the campaign, including fish shops in Ellon and Turriff.
The programme is spearheaded by Seafish, the industry authority on seafood through its consumer brand Fish is the Dish.
Last night, its corporate relations director, Mel Groundsell, said it is important to “inspire” children at an early age.
“This week will see everyone – from the catchers, through to processors, fishmongers, retailers and restauranteurs – coming together to showcase just how much variety there is when it comes to enjoying seafood,” she added.
“Children are the seafood eaters of the future so it’s important that we involve them in the celebrations and hopefully inspire them to try something new.”
Seafood Week runs until October 16.