Features


  • 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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  • 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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