Commercial fishing vessels are gearing up for a mouthwatering battle this summer when the Port of Newport hosts the Newport Wild Seafood Cook-Off on July 23.
The event will put a new spin on an old classic when crew members and friends representing fishing boats serve up their best dish in hopes of bagging a part of the $10,000 prize money. All proceeds from the event will benefit Newport Fishermen’s Wives and the Newport Food Pantry.
“The Wild Seafood Cook-Off will provide a great opportunity to showcase the talents of our fishing community,” said Port General Manager Paula Miranda. “An event like this is a good way to remind community members and visitors that our Newport fishing community provides a valuable protein to dinner tables all over the country. I look forward to sampling the entries,” she added.