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  • The Revival of Porlock Oyster Farming

    Oyster farming in Porlock Weir, off the coast of Somerset, has a rich and sometimes tragic history, and has been revived in recent years in a bid to bring jobs and tourism to the little waterfront village. Rachel Phipps tells the story of Porlock’s oyster fishery. In the early 1800s, a chance discovery that the […]

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  • Prawn on the Lawn named Seafood Restaurant of the Year 2019

    Prawn on the Lawn in Padstow, Cornwall has been named the 2019 Seafood Restaurant of the Year. The competition, organised by The Caterer and Seafish and now in its fifth year, highlights the great use of seafood and rewards knowledge and use of often under-used seafood products in all types of restaurants.

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  • Fish and Chip Shops Encouraged to Take Up Apprentice Opportunity

    Fish and chip shop owners across the UK are being encouraged to reap the rewards of fish frying apprenticeships as two new training providers are announced in England and North Wales.

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  • UK Top Five Shortlist Announced for Seafood Restaurant of the Year

    Five popular restaurants from around the country have been shortlisted as finalists for the 2019 Seafood Restaurant of The Year

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  • How to Check for Good Quality Fish

    Do you know how to make sure you are buying the best quality fish? We catch up with our market inspector Robert Embery to find out.

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  • Connecting chefs to local seafood in the North East

    The North of Tyne Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) has joined forces with a Newcastle-based food NGO to deliver a programme designed to inspire trainee chefs to use locally caught seafood. Food Nation, a leading food and nutrition social enterprise that works to inform disadvantaged communities about the benefits of good food through practical and innovative […]

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  • Aldi Launches New Sustainable Fish Range

    Supermarket Aldi is launching ‘What’s the Catch?’, a new fresh fish range developed to support British fisheries in sourcing sustainable fish and alternatives to traditional white fish. The new launches, which will be in store as Specialbuys from Thursday 16th May, will include four, easy-to-cook white fish alternatives including; Whiting, Gurnard, Pouting and Megrim Sole […]

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  • More than a third of Britons not eating enough fish!

    People across the United Kingdom are not eating the recommended portions of fish each week, according to an online survey from Ish Fish, the Grimsby-based fish delivery company. The study of more than 3,000 people found that 36.2% of respondents eat fish just once a week. A report from the American Heart Association says that […]

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  • The World is your Oyster

    From fisherman to chef and from mussel farmer to fishmonger, the seafood industry is filled with a huge variety of different career options. A new video from Seafish, The World is your Oyster, outlines the sheer range of job possibilities tied to fishing and aquaculture. Featuring fish and chip shop owners, fishermen, fishmongers and seafood buyers, […]

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  • Kendal College Students Named Young Seafood Chefs of the Year

    Two young chefs from Kendal College have won the 2019 UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year competition after beating eight other teams in the final, held on Friday (14th) at the Grimsby Institute, Grimsby. The competition – sponsored by Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry– challenges its participants to […]

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  • Misconceptions about the seafood industry are putting off young talent

    Campaign developed by Seafish aims to help industry attract young jobseekers The next generation see the seafood industry as low skilled and unexciting, leaving seafood businesses struggling to recruit fresh, young talent. Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, is calling for the industry to prioritise attracting young people to jobs […]

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  • First Young Fishmonger of the Year Revealed at Master Fishmonger Standard Awards Ceremony

    Jordan Keig from Robinson’s Foods, Isle of Man, has been announced as the first winner of the Master Fishmonger Standard Young Fishmonger Award at a ceremony on 3 June at Fishmongers’ Hall, London, home of the historic Worshipful Company of Fishmongers.   Jordan was selected from a shortlist of four candidates by a combination of a public vote and a panel […]

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