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Upcoming events: March 2018

Here’s the lowdown on seafood events this month! Broadstairs Spring Fair. In the leafy green of Pierremont park, over 17,000 foodies will flock to Kent for all sorts of tasty treats, chef demonstrations and fun activities. When it comes to savouring some of the wonderful food, you will be spoilt for choice by the highest quality […]

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Love of a Fisherman

Chantelle Williams speaks about the true price paid for fish by the wives of UK fishermen. “Every day I kiss Pete and tell him to have a good day at sea because I never know if I’ll see him again. Not many people realise the hard, hard work and draining emotion that fishing families come […]

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Salmon Fishing in Alaska

  Fish on Friday interviews Mike and Malani on the highs and lows of being a fishing family in the small town of Cordova in Alaska. What’s life like in Cordova? Mike: Cordova is a small, fishing community located on the eastern edge of the Prince William Sound and the western edge of the Copper […]

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Are you eating your two-a-week?

We all know that seafood is delicious and nutritious, but do you know how many portions of fish you should eat each week? Health experts recommend that you have two servings of seafood each week, one of which should be an oily fish like mackerel or sardines. We never need an excuse to eat more […]

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Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award – Millers Fish and Chip Shop

  We caught up with Nick, whose 4th generation family business won the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year award this year and came third last year. Was it the offer of the usual cod and haddock that clinched it for the Millers, or was it the choice of a separate, gluten-free and halal […]

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Grilled Mackerel with Chilli and Ginger Baste

Oily fish including mackerel and herring have high levels of the health-giving Omega 3 known to benefit the heart, help keep cholesterol levels under control and thought to reduce the likelihood of some cancers – all good reasons to try and include these oily fish in your diet a few times each week.   Serves […]

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Shiver me Timbers – It’s a Seaweed Infused Rum!

Wales isn’t often the place you associate with pirates but Jonathan Williams, founder of a new, seaweed-infused rum Barti Ddu, thinks we should. “During the Golden Age of Piracy between the 1650’s – 1730’s, around half of Europe’s pirates were thought to originate from Wales”, he tells us. “I think we should be celebrating this […]

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Upcoming events: February 2018

Here’s the lowdown on seafood events this month!   Time to get nerdy. Science and oysters don’t normally go hand in hand, but The CoCoast SE in Portsmouth are challenging that perception this month with a talk from local PhD student, Luke Helmer, about oyster restoration efforts in the Solent. Not near Portsmouth? No sweat. […]

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A way of life

Joanne Coates spent more than three years working on a photo project documenting North Sea fishermen. Here she explains the motivation behind her remarkable pictures.

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Roast crusted salmon with feta and cranberries

Quick to prepare and easy to serve, this fishy centerpiece makes a really festive alternative to the traditional spread if you’re feeding non-meat eaters this Christmas, says CJ Jackson.

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Smoked fish puff pastry pie

This terrific traditional seafood treat by CJ Jackson of the Billingsgate Seafood School is just the thing for a festive spread as the family assembles on Christmas Eve.

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So here it is!

Horse mackerel and jig-caught squid from the Channel, perch from Holland, kiln-roasted salmon from Scotland, plus handy party-friendly prawn cocktail mixes, crayfish tails and rollmops are the pick of a festive and frenetic Billingsgate this week.

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