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Knife Skills – Gut, fillet and shuck like a fishmonger

  The Seafood School at Billingsgate’s Gut, Fillet and Shuck class is a morning well spent – this day is informal, but hugely informative as you discover Billingsgate and how to prepare fish like a professional. Starting at 6am you will: learn about Billingsgate and spend a couple of hours on the market focusing on […]

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Mexican Style Crab Cake Tacos with Roasted Jalapeno and Lime Aoli

As a native Californian who grew up beachside, tacos made with ingredients from the Pacific Ocean are a hallmark for Amber. Traditionally, crab cakes are served on their own; delectable, buttery discs of sweet crab meat and fluffy bread crumbs, served with a cream-based sauce of some sort and perhaps a light side salad. Amber […]

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Totally Thames 2018

Totally Thames Festival 2018

Totally Thames is an annual season of surprising, diverse and accessible arts and culture throughout the month of September. The programme is curated and managed by the Thames Festival Trust, with activity taking place on, beneath, and along the River Thames. Launched in 2014, Totally Thames emerged from the idea to expand and replace the […]

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2018 Seafood Restaurant of the Year Competition

UK semi-finalist shortlist announced  The semi-finalists for the 2018 Seafood Restaurant of the Year competition, run by Seafish and The Caterer, have been announced today (Wednesday 29 August). Featuring the twelve best restaurants in the UK serving excellent fish and shellfish dishes, the finalists will now compete to win the ultimate title of Seafood Restaurant […]

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Upcoming events: September 2018

1 Sep – Great Big BBQ Fest Visit one of the biggest bbqs in Kent, the Hop Farm Family Park. There will be local producers and suppliers, eating competitions, live cooking demonstrations plus top British chefs.   1 – 2 Sep – Beaumaris Food Festival A two-day food festival featuring the best local, national […]

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Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute announces partnership with acclaimed chef Alyn Williams

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has announced a partnership with acclaimed chef, Alyn Williams, of the eponymous Alyn Williams at The Westbury in Mayfair, London and most recently, chef patron of The Wild Rabbit in the Cotswolds.   Alyn recently returned from ASMI’s annual international culinary retreat, which saw him fishing for halibut in […]

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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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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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