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Global Fisheries Threatened by Declining Ocean Health

The latest research from the Copernicus Marine Service highlights a worrying drop in the health of our oceans. Rising temperatures in the global ocean and European seas, alongside an unprecedented decline in Arctic sea ice, assert the extent of the link between human-caused climate change and the state of Earth’s oceans and subsequently our marine […]

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Lincolnshire Chip Shop Featured in The Book of Amazing People

Following a successful 30th anniversary year, the Elite Fish & Chip Company ended 2018 on a high after being the only business to be featured in The Book of Amazing People. The Lincolnshire-based family-run business made the final cut and has its own dedicated chapter in the prestigious book – a ground-breaking project showcasing individual […]

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Chefs for Fish

Chefs in the United States are joining forces and taking a stance on sustainable seafood.  Chefs for Fish is a group of chefs raising support for an initiative called the ‘Portland Pact for Sustainable Seafood’. The pact calls for chefs to offer only environmentally sustainable food and to incorporate this principle into their sourcing whenever […]

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Fishing in the High Seas – should we stop it?

The High Seas – an area of open waters not owned or governed by any single state / country – covers a vast proportion of the world’s salt waters. To date, the High Seas has been an available resource for all that could exploit it. And exploit they have. The trouble of an equally shared resource is […]

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Cooking for Christmas

Are you feeding non-meat eaters this year? A really effective fishy centre piece that’s really quick to prepare and easy to serve could be the answer – Roast Crusted Salmon With Feta And Cranberries Roast Crusted Salmon with Feta and Cranberries Is a really festive alternative. All you need to do is buy a whole […]

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Fish is the dish

Fancy having an alternative Christmas dinner this year? Then checkout out this alternative recipe from Seafish. Your starter – Prawns in Blankets Prep time: 30 minutes; Cooking time: 10 minutes; Serves: 4; Skill level: Easy Peasy Ingredients 2 slices prosciutto 16 raw, peeled, jumbo prawns, deveined 8 sticks rosemary, leaves removed from all but the […]

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Festive Pop-up Breakfast

Treat yourself, your family and loved ones to a fishy breakfast at the Billingsgate Seafood Training School If you have driven past Billingsgate Market and thought it would be interesting to visit this iconic venue – don’t hesitate.  Come along to Billingsgate Market and enjoy the hustle and bustle of one of London’s oldest markets. […]

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The Perfect Christmas gift

Here are some of the fantastic gift ideas at the Billingsgate Seafood Training School, perfect for all the friends and family… and of course, yourself too!! Because EVERYONE deserves a lovely present! All courses can be bought as a gift for loved ones. Starting from £40 up to £198, there really is something for everyone. […]

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It’s beginning to look like Christmas

The wonders of having the pleasure of getting a plane to the Caribbean and sampling the amazing fish in some shacks on the beach at Tortola British Virgin Island, St Kitts and St Maarten’s, snappers, mahi-mahi, groupers, among all that jerk chicken. I can still taste it, smell it, and feel it. The great news […]

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Upcoming events – December 2018

In need of a bit of a winter warmer? Seasonal Markets are bringing you just the thing. Winter Market – 1 Dec A one-day festival of spicy street food, bars, markets, live music and crafts!   Chilli and Spice Fest – 1 Dec Welcome to Birmingham’s biggest and best celebration of all things spicy: […]

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Food Lovers Course – Every Which Way Techniques

Know your oysters, clams and mussels Join the chef trainers at Billingsgate Seafood School for a relaxed evening of fish or shellfish preparation and cooking. During this hands-on class you will learn how to prepare the selected fish or shellfish in a number of ways and to show-off your techniques at home. The evening ends […]

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Possible ban on some single use plastics in England

So what is single use plastic and why is it a problem? Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items are things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging. We produce roughly 300 million tons of plastic each year […]

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