Using Apps to support sustainability

In many of my messages I have preached how it is necessary for us to create the change in attitudes on responsibly sourced seafood. This is especially so in my hometown, Hong Kong. Since the established retailers can’t be bothered to drive change and educate, it is up to the consumer to keep them honest…

Prawns versus shrimps

Have not posted for a week or two. But when I was in Canada recently, as I was fishing ‘spot prawns’, the question was asked, what is the difference between prawns and shrimps? I knew there was a subtle difference but was not sure what. So here we go… Prawn versus shrimp!! Well, for what…

Keeping them honest

‘Keeping them honest’. The catch phrase always used by CNN when they go on the attack of Trump and his Republican party. It usually comes in tandem with ‘fake news’. I wanted to use it for a heading in this post as it seems appropriate. Over this last week alone, I have three examples of…

No more fish farm???

A couple of months ago I visited a magnificent salmon farm in the north of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. I made an entry to that effect in Facebook and then got a flurry of abuse from many friends in the industry. This was actually warranted, as when I took a closer look into aquaculture in…

Cod off the menu again Copy

I don’t know about you guys, but I love my Atlantic cod fish. Not the Black cod or Pacific Cod from the east coast of the USA. Or the variety of cods from ‘down under’. I mean the real Atlantic cod. The fish which is the foundation stone of the traditional British Fish and Chips.…

Paying Lip service

In Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP)a couple of weeks ago, there was an expose on the sale of Humphead Wrasse fish or Napoleon Wrasse, known locally as so mei, in Hong Kong. This fish is one of the world’s most endangered coral reef fish and is a delicacy for affluent Chinese diners. It…

News Headlines. A call to arms

A few weeks ago, I wrote on this site about the need to decide on a course of action to improve our planets health, make a commitment for change and then take small steps towards the goal. I wrote this in the context of there being so many issues with our planet that need to…

The bears also eat salmon

Holidays are upon us, if we are lucky. Gives one time to clear the head. Put things in perspective perhaps. So, this message will be slightly broader topical message, broader than seafood at least. I’m luckily enough to be in Vancouver, Canada. A beautiful city at any time, but in the summer… amazing. Such a…

The next ‘little step’

I have recently written on the difference between wild caught fish and farmed, particularly as regards salmon. Being intimately involved in the seafood sustainability battle, I subscribe to many informative sites. For some reason, what seems to be on every one’s minds now, is plastic in seas and therefore in fish. This certainly is an…