Features


  • 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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  • Fishing in the High Seas – should we stop it?

    The High Seas – an area of open waters not owned or governed by any single state / country – covers a vast proportion of the world’s salt waters. To date, the High Seas has been an available resource for all that could exploit it. And exploit they have. The trouble of an equally shared resource is […]

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  • Possible ban on some single use plastics in England

    So what is single use plastic and why is it a problem? Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items are things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging. We produce roughly 300 million tons of plastic each year […]

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  • Biggest survey of the UK’s seafood processing sector begins

    Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, is taking a deep look in to the UK’s seafood processing sector with a programme of financial, employment and sector research. The research has kicked off with the Processing Sector Census which is carried out every two years to collect information on the size, […]

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  • Eels ‘could disappear’ from French rivers due to black market trade

    Juvenile freshwater eels, known as glass eels, are a delicacy in China Eels are at risk of disappearing from France’s rivers because of an illegal trade spurred on by spiralling prices in Asia.  Sellers in Asia generally look for eels that have been caught before they are fully grown, when they are known as ‘glass eels’ […]

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