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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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  • Loch Duart wins Made In Scotland Exporter of the Year award

    Independent Scottish salmon farming business, Loch Duart , based in Sutherland and the Uists, has been named ‘Exporter of the Year’ at the 2019 Made in Scotland Awards. Loch Duart Ltd is an independent, Scottish salmon farm based in North West Scotland.  The first fish farm in the world to achieve RSPCA Freedom Food approval, […]

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  • Cast your vote for the UK’s top young fishmonger

    Voting for the Master Fishmonger Standard Young Fishmonger Award 2019 is now open! A shortlist of four candidates will battle it out for the accolade of MFS Young Fishmonger of the Year. The award recognises young people under the age of 25 who have made an outstanding contribution to the fishmonger trade, looking at their technical […]

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  • Sustainable packaging from Scottish seafood

    A Scottish start-up has developed a method of making eco-friendly packaging from waste seafood.  CuanTec use the head, shell and legs of langoustines to extract a substance called chitin which is used to create a flexible and stretchy bio-degradable film for seafood packaging, reducing the amount of plastic waste that ends up in land-fill and our oceans.  Traditionally, the […]

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  • The Search for the UK’s Top Young Fishmonger is on!

    The Master Fishmonger Standard launches Young Fishmonger of the Year. The next generation of fishmongers are being called upon to battle it out in a competition that will test their technical knowledge, skills and passion for the trade. As the first of its kind, the Award will celebrate young talent and provide a platform on […]

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  • The Fishermen’s Mission launches unique ‘Catch of the Day’ online auction

    National charity, the Fishermen’s Mission, is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new fundraising initiative, its ‘Catch of the Day’ online auction. This involves a range of national artists and celebrities including Fern Britton, Alan Titchmarsh, Caroline Quentin and Jonathan Dimbleby among others, giving up their time to paint a ceramic sculpture in […]

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  • Coming Soon – Rockfish restaurant in Exeter

    Mitch Tonks, award-winning chef and restaurateur in the South West, opens the first of three, new Rockfish restaurants in 2019 – the first of which will open in Exeter on 18 March. Mitch has become one of the most respected and knowledgeable seafood chefs and restaurateurs in the UK.  He has a love for seafood […]

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  • Embracing blockchain: tracing fish from source to plate

    The World Wildlife Foundation is backing a new platform called OpenSC that uses blockchain, a shared digital record, to enable consumers to trace fish from ship to kitchen. The app uses quick response (QR) codes to allow people to learn where their fish was caught, how it was produced and its movements along the supply […]

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  • SeaChips – Turning waste into profit

    Whilst the seafood industry has made great strides towards improving its sustainability over recent years, the sector still faces significant challenges over waste, with over half of seafood thrown away. To help tackle this issue, chefs Daniel Pawson and Dominic Smith have developed SeaChips. On learning that fishmongers tend to throw away salmon skins and […]

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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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