Features


  • 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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  • Recording invasive species

    Invasive non-native species are one of the greatest threats to biodiversity worldwide. Quick to establish themselves, invasive species can threaten whole ecosystems and cause serious problems to both the environment and the economy. In Britain, the most problematic land-based invasive species are well known, such as the North American grey squirrel, which has nearly wiped […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What makes Christmas special

    Everyone has their own special traditions at Christmas. Here’s our roundup of how fishermen, fishmongers and chefs around the UK will be celebrating – and, crucially, what they’ll be eating – over the festive period.

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  • Mussel beach

    On an off-grid escape to a Scottish island, Louise Bell and Christian Smith discover that wild mussels are delicious, abundant and easy to find – if you know where to look.

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  • Into the storm

    On 15 November 1928, the Mary Stanford lifeboat was launched into a fierce gale to save a stricken vessel – not one of the 17 crew returned. The lifeboat house was never used again. Now, moves are afoot to restore it as a memorial.

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