Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) announced the winner to its new initiative, Young Fishmonger of the Year 2014. James Kirwan, of East Coast SeaFood in Naas, Co. Kildare was selected from five finalists to win the attractive prize. Kirwan will will be offered a study trip to France, a placement in a top seafood restaurant kitchen and free attendance at BIM’s retail development workshops. Along with a specially designed trophy, James will also receive a business development package to assist with the future development of his outlet.
Speaking at the Awards Ceremony yesterday, Jason Whooley, CEO of BIM said, “This initiative is part of BIM’s ongoing commitment to attracting and supporting young people in the seafood sector. Young entrants to the industry are crucial to its ongoing development. Today’s finalists bring together some of Irelands most competent, knowledgeable and progressive young fishmongers.”
The four other finalists were also presented with a trophy, knife set and a €1500 business development package and included John Feeney, Galway, Graham Rogerson, Dun Laoghaire, George Stephens Jnr, Westmeath and Arnaud Lepricey, Howth.
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