Features


  • She’s coming home

    John “Tush” Hamilton on the rescue and restoration of the Cyril & Lilian Bishop, a Hastings lifeboat that saved dozens of lives and also took part in the evacuation of Dunkirk.

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  • Dreckly revisited

    Dreckly Fish made quite a splash when they started selling their sustainable catch direct via social media. And they’re still thriving, finds Mike Warner, as he goes out lobster fishing with newest recruit Louis Mitchell.

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  • Red alert

    Prolific, voracious, invasive and totally delicious, it’s both our gastronomic and environmental duty to catch, cook and eat American red signal crayfish, says Tom Hunt.

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  • The sardine king

    Newlyn skipper Stefan Glinski helped pioneer the market for Cornish sardines. He’s an ace at catching them too, as we thrillingly discover first hand one thankfully calm August night.

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  • Second helpings

    In part two of her roundup of the best new cookbooks, Rachel Walker explores the latest from José Pizarro, Felicity Cloake, Claus Meyer and Rachel Allen, and picks out her favourite seafood recipes.

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  • Fresh inspiration

    Rachel Walker leafs through a quartet of the best cookbooks of the year so far and picks out her favourite seafood recipes from each one.

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  • Ins and outs

    As a flotilla of pro-Brexit fishing vessels arrives in London, Emily Clark reports on why so many fishermen want to leave the EU – and why conservationists think we should stay in.

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  • Magnum octopus

    Rachel Walker discovers that the apparently exotic octopus is actually native to our shores: abundant and delicious, this historically under-used delicacy is becoming more popular here as home cooks get ever more adventurous.

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  • Champion grub

    To celebrate National Fish & Chip Day, Rachel Walker catches up with Bonny and James Ritchie of Simpson’s in Cheltenham, the reigning champions of Britain’s favourite takeaway.

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  • Summer in a glass

    In celebration of English Wine Week, Lucy Bridgers rounds up some of the best examples, still and sparkling, which go brilliantly with seafood for perfect summer drinking.

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  • From pot to plate

    Mike Warner heads to the North Norfolk coast to meet the enterprising Bywater brothers and find out what it takes to catch and prepare the famous Cromer crab.

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  • Safety net

    The RNLI launched 478 lifeboats to commercial fishing vessels in 2015 alone. And that’s not the only way that they look after fishermen’s safety, as Laura Rainbow explains.

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