Guides


  • Heads up

    The explosion in craft brewing has sparked a renaissance in partnering food, including seafood, with beer. Lucy Bridgers explores some matches made in heaven.

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  • Best of Brixham

    Rachel Walker shares her top 10 tips for enjoying buzzing Brixham, dubbed one of the UK’s “coolest seaside towns”.

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  • All about wood-fired ovens

    Marcus Bawdon sings the praises of the new breed of small, portable, relatively inexpensive wood-fired ovens: perfect for creating sizzling seafood al fresco.

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  • How to BBQ seafood

    Time to fire up the BBQ at last! You can’t beat seafood cooked outdoors, so here’s our al fresco kitchen guide by barbie specialist Marcus Bawdon.

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  • All about dredging

    Most of Britain’s scallops are harvested by dredging. With Rye Bay Scallop Week in full swing, we take a look at what’s involved, with a special focus on Rye Bay itself.

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  • UK oyster terroir guide

    Oysters don’t all taste the same – far from it. Like wine, oysters gain much of their flavour from their terroir. Discover the flavours of rock and native oysters around the UK with our interactive map.

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  • All about Skrei

    Skrei (pronounced “skray”) is a special kind of migratory Norwegian cod. Its name means “wanderer”, referring to the 1000km journey the mature fish make each year to their spawning grounds off Norway.

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  • How to steam fish

    Steaming is a terrific way to get the cleanest, purest flavour from the very freshest fish. It’s easy to do, incredibly healthy and can be a perfect vehicle for some exotic zing too.

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  • Discards and the landing obligation explained

    The landing obligation – aka discards ban – is in the process of being phased in, fishery by fishery. Here’s a quick overview of what it means and some of the issues involved.

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  • Fishing gear guide

    Can you tell a trawler from a purse seiner? A creel from an inkwell? A pelagic from a demersal fish? All is explained in this great guide by Seafish.

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  • Know your sushi

    Although the technical terms and sheer variety of sushi might seem confusing, our guide will help you navigate the seven main styles, which are quite simple to tell apart.

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  • Seafood A-Z

    Know your hake from your haddock and your cod from your coley with our ever-expanding alphabetical guide to Britain’s best seafood.

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