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  • Are you eating your two-a-week?

    We all know that seafood is delicious and nutritious, but do you know how many portions of fish you should eat each week? Health experts recommend that you have two servings of seafood each week, one of which should be an oily fish like mackerel or sardines. We never need an excuse to eat more […]

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  • Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award – Millers Fish and Chip Shop

      We caught up with Nick, whose 4th generation family business won the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year award this year and came third last year. Was it the offer of the usual cod and haddock that clinched it for the Millers, or was it the choice of a separate, gluten-free and halal […]

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  • Shiver me Timbers – It’s a Seaweed Infused Rum!

    Wales isn’t often the place you associate with pirates but Jonathan Williams, founder of a new, seaweed-infused rum Barti Ddu, thinks we should. “During the Golden Age of Piracy between the 1650’s – 1730’s, around half of Europe’s pirates were thought to originate from Wales”, he tells us. “I think we should be celebrating this […]

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  • A way of life

    Joanne Coates spent more than three years working on a photo project documenting North Sea fishermen. Here she explains the motivation behind her remarkable pictures.

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  • What makes Christmas special

    Everyone has their own special traditions at Christmas. Here’s our roundup of how fishermen, fishmongers and chefs around the UK will be celebrating – and, crucially, what they’ll be eating – over the festive period.

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  • Mussel beach

    On an off-grid escape to a Scottish island, Louise Bell and Christian Smith discover that wild mussels are delicious, abundant and easy to find – if you know where to look.

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  • Into the storm

    On 15 November 1928, the Mary Stanford lifeboat was launched into a fierce gale to save a stricken vessel – not one of the 17 crew returned. The lifeboat house was never used again. Now, moves are afoot to restore it as a memorial.

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  • Entente Cordiale

    John Cole’s striking photo essay captures the strong connections between the small-boat fishing communities on either side of the English Channel.

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  • Flashing blades

    Every September for more than two decades, Britain’s best shuckers have battled for the title of oyster opening champion. Mike Warner goes along to watch the craftsmen at work.

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  • 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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