Fundraiser: Rockfish Crab Festival in aid of DEF, 28th Sept 2023

Join us to enjoy a wonderful crab feast prepared by the talented Rockfish team, to raise funds for DEF to support more inspiring grassroots nature regeneration projects in Devon.

Thurs 28th September
6pm to 11pm
Royal Dart Yacht Club, Priory Street, Kingswear, TQ6 0AB

Join us for an exceptional sit-down 3-course feast overlooking the estuary. The event is being generously hosted by DEF’s co-founder, acclaimed chef and owner of Rockfish, Mitch Tonks.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Devon Environment Foundation to fund nature-based solutions in Devon. We hope to see you there!

Purchase Tickets Here



The crab festival is a much-loved Rockfish tradition, returning after a couple of years’ hiatus. This time it is being held to raise funds for DEF and the innovative and impactful projects that we support.

Enjoy fabulous fresh crab, delicious drinks, live music, and a wonderful auction and raffle, all in aid of DFF.

Crab feast sit-down ticket: £125 per person

Support the Devon Environment Foundation and enjoy an exceptional 3-course sit-down seafood feast made by Mitch Tonks, Matt Tebbutt, and the Rockfish and Seahorse team, wonderful wine, live music all evening, and our DEF auction and raffle.

Purchase Tickets Here



Rockfish is passionate about protecting and restoring the health and abundance of our oceans.

Their sustainability focus includes:

  • protecting the reproductive success of fish species,
  • maintaining healthy fish population levels,
  • zero waste supply chain (not wasting any catch),
  • sourcing from sustainable and regenerative fisheries,
  • and funding DEF’s grassroots marine conservation and plastic clean-up projects.



DEF channels funds to the most innovative and impactful grassroots nature-based solutions in Devon, providing vital kick-start or scale-up support.

Nature-based solutions tackle the climate and nature crises at the same time. They sequester carbon; increase biodiversity; prevent flooding, droughts, and soil erosion; reduce or clean up pollution; and are very cost-effective; while inspiring hope and wider action in these challenging times.

In DEF’s first three years, we supported 50 grassroots projects tackling the climate and nature crises, awarding more than £670,000. See our projects here.

To help enable even more grassroots nature-based solutions in Devon, you can make a donation to DEF here or get in touch to support in other ways.


Big thanks to all our supporters who have helped make this Crab Festival possible, especially Rockfish and RDYC for hosting, Blue Sea Company for donating the Devon Crab, and The Devon Marquee Company for letting us use the marquee free of charge.