Features


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 (https://www.bullsheadinn.co.uk/)  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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  • Borough Market

    A short walk from London Bridge station, Borough Market has become arguably the capital’s premier foodie destination – and it’s a great place to buy fresh fish too. Ed Smith takes a tour.

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  • Home Street game promotes ghost gear awareness

    Fans of mobile game Home Street will now be able to save marine animals from plastic fishing waste through a charity partnership with World Animal Protection to raise awareness of the danger of ghost gear to whales, seals and dolphins. Home Street allows players to build their ‘very own dream home and neighbourhood’ with virtual […]

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  • Master Fishmonger Standard – the UK’s first Master Fishmongers are certified

      Excellence among Fishmongers was recognised this week with the inaugural awards ceremony for the coveted accolade of Master Fishmonger.   Ten fishmongers received their certificates of achievement from HRH The Princess Royal KG KT GCVO QSO, in her capacity as the Prime Warden of The Fishmongers’ Company.  It was held at Fishmongers’ Hall near […]

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  • Cost of a take-away: How much do you think the UK population spend?

    Bangers and mash, Sunday roasts and fish and chips are the dishes the British people are known for. But it has become clear Britain’s eating habits have changed. Would Brits prefer to order-in rather than go through the long process of preparing a home cooked meal? DLM Distributions, a leaflet distribution service find out just […]

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  • Northern Ireland Fish and Chip Duo in Bid to Set New World Record – Friers on a mountaineering Mission

    As the mighty AC/DC once sang, “It’s a Long Way to the Top, If You Want to Rock’n’Roll”. However, that’s just what the joint team of Malachy Mallon (of the award-winning Dolphin Takeaway in Dungannon, County Tyrone www.dolphindungannon.com) and Alan Hanna (of the award-winning Pitstop Fast Food in Kilkeel, County Down https://pitstopfastfood.com) have set their […]

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