City features Gloucester Fresh to promote fresh seafood and tourism industry


For Immediate Release

(Gloucester, Mass.) August 7, 2016 – Today, the City of Gloucester participated in the Fifth annual Boston Seafood Festival. The City aims to bolster business, promote culinary tourism, and showcase Gloucester’s commitment to local, sustainable and delicious seafood.

The City of Gloucester will be hosting a booth at the Boston Seafood Festival with seafood industry partners Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association and Snapchef. Gloucester will present live cooking demonstrations and share the the latest in seafood industry trends to the hundreds of festival attendees. The participation in the Boston Seafood Festival aligns with the Gloucester Fresh campaign launched in January.

“I am incredibly proud of the seafood companies, harvesters and restaurants that choose to call Gloucester and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts home. With such a vibrant cluster of companies, Gloucester has an exciting future ahead”, said Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken.

Gloucester Fresh is initiative of the City of Gloucester supported by the Economic Development Industrial Corporations (EDIC) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Gloucester Fresh Seafood has gained national and global attention including being awarded a technical assistance grant from the White House Rural Council and EPA. This federal initiative helps communities increase economic opportunities for local food producers and interest from international purchasing delegations seeking sustainable, high quality seafood.