Smilesatsea – Seafarers Hospital Society offer free dental checks for fishermen at the quayside

The fishing community in Cornwall, Brixham and Poole were left smiling thanks to an exciting new initiative from the Seafarers Hospital Society and the Fishermen’s Mission. These two long-established maritime charities are working together with community dental providers, Smile Together and Dentaid, to deliver free dental health checks and follow-up treatment to local fishermen and […]

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British Fish Craft Championships

The National Federation of Fishmongers organises the Craft Championships, where the best of the UK’s fish craftsmen demonstrate their skills in a range of exciting competitions throughout the day. Open to anyone involved in the fish, poultry or game trade, the competitions test the skills that are necessary in the preparation of fish and poultry […]

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Upcoming events: August 2018

Here’s What’s on In August   5 August – Trout ‘n About Stockbridge Annual Food & Craft Festival A thriving, local, food festival which takes place in the market town of Stockbridge on the first Sunday of August every year. With over 100 stalls showcasing the very best of local food, produce and crafts, it […]

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World’s most endangered seabirds unprotected in Irish waters

The world’s most threatened seabirds face some of their greatest risks when feeding in Irish waters, according to a new study by researchers at University College, Cork. The research team, from the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science, and the Environmental Research Institute, discovered that many far-ranging seabird species have very low conservation protection […]

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Braised Octopus in Rioja

Serves 4 900g octopus, cleaned and blanched                                                                                           1 tbsp oil and 30g butter                                                                                                                   3 red onions, peeled cut into thick wedges                                                                                     1 tbsp dark brown sugar                                                                                                              2 cloves garlic                                                                                                                                      1 tbsp balsamic vinegar                                                                                                                     1 sprig of rosemary                                                                                                                200ml Rioja                                                                                                                             300ml shellfish stock                                                                                                                          sea salt and freshly ground […]

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Simple Simon’s Perfect Pies

  Luxury Fish Pie Range Launched Simple Simon’s Perfect Pies launched a luxury range of fish pies exclusive to QVC in May. The Biggar pie makers, based in the Scottish Borders, created delicious recipes for three exclusive flavours to be sold through the shopping channel giant. These luxury fish pies include 50% more fish than […]

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Exploring Britain’s Hidden World – A natural history of seabed habitats by Keith Hiscock

Britain’s shallow seas are a mysterious domain. They remain largely unseen and unexplored except by marine scientists and divers, who have been documenting their wondrous discoveries over many years. Now, a wealth of information about what lives on and in the seabed has been brought together in one sumptuously illustrated volume. Keith Hiscock describes the […]

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July Seafood Events

Here’s a Low-Down of July’s Seafood Events Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival – 6-8 July The city’s original celebration of home-grown produce and irresistible street food promises to offer food lovers a mouth-watering paradise.   Hyper Japan – 13 -15 July A uniquely Japanese Celebration of Food and Entertainment and largest event specialising […]

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How will decisions on Food Safety Risks be made post-Brexit?

  LORDS TO HEAR EVIDENCE ON 4TH JULY The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee will hold a roundtable discussion to explore how food safety risk management decisions will be taken after Brexit on Wednesday 4th July. The Committee will question witnesses from Which?, Food Standards Association and the Food and Drink Federation, […]

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The Cod Hunters by John Goodlad

A story about ordinary people who did extraordinary things.   This is a book about the Shetlanders who fished for cod around Faroe, Iceland and Greenland during the nineteenth century. But it is no dry history of boats and fish – it is a story about ordinary people who did extraordinary things.   It is […]

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Seafood Evening – 29 June

Celebrating Wales’ Year of the Sea To celebrate ‘Year of the Sea’, sample some exquisite, local seafood, supplied Mon Shellfish Ltd and prepared by their award-winning chef at the Bull in Beaumaris (  on Friday 29th June.  There will be a brief talk about the local industry by Gwynfor and Mark. To make a reservation […]

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Wild Alaska Pacific Cod with Mixed Seafood in a Thai Style Broth

This particular flavourful dish was created by Jose Souto – a Senior Chef Lecturer in Culinary Arts at Westminster Kingsway College. Jose has a particular interest and specialisation in fish sustainability and the provenance of food. He has previously worked with many companies looking at ways of promoting their food products and teaching students about […]

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