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Falmouth Oyster Festival 2013

Falmouth Oyster Festival, an annual celebration of Cornish seafood, has opened today

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Falmouth's annual Oyster Festival gets underway

Falmouth's annual Oyster Festival gets underway later today Credit: ITV Westcountry

Falmouth's annual Oyster Festival gets underway later today. The event celebrates the start of the traditional oyster dredging season in the Carrick Roads. It's the only fishery in Europe where the oystermen still have to fish by hand and sail. Ancient laws prevent the use of engines.

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