The BC Spot Prawn Festival Continues for 8 Weeks

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Steve Johansen on the "Organic Ocean" with the first catch of the season

(Vancouver, BC) – The 3rd Annual Chefs’ Table Society Spot Prawn Festival launched on Saturday May 9, 2009. The occasion was celebrated with a community event at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf that saw over 800 food lovers lining up to nosh on tasty spot prawn dishes prepared by Vancouver’s top chefs. Upon returning to the wharf from the sea with the season’s first spot prawn catch, local fisherman Steve Johansen from Organic Ocean was greeted with a lineup of eager customers.

The yearly Spot Prawn Festival will provide another local, fresh, and sustainable ingredient for our restaurant chefs and home cooks to enjoy. Those who take pride in serving the bounty of British Columbia can use this eight week window of opportunity to purchase live, locally sourced and sustainable spot prawns directly from our local fishermen at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf (1505 West 1st Avenue) and at over 40 participating restaurants (complete list here) At $12 per pound for the public they are an excellent and affordable alternative to farmed tiger prawns.

As the official wine sponsor of the BC Spot Prawn Festival, Prospect Winery will donate 50 cents of each bottle of wine sold at partner restaurants during the Spot Prawn season to support the Chefs’ Table Society and the Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Program. The Spot Prawn Festival is also sponsored by the Pacific Prawn Fishermen's Association, False Creek Harbour Authority, Organic Ocean, Wisent, Go Fish, Ethical Bean Coffee, Scout Magazine, Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks, Granville Island, Heather Goldsworthy Photography and the Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Program.

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