How’s your Plan B
12 October, 2020

Is the pandemic here to say? That’s the big question. What is definite is that it will certainly be here

Retailers not progressive on seafood sustainability
5 October, 2020

There was an excellent commentary last week by Liane Veitch in the Sea Choice, Seafood sustainability report. I thought I’d

Fishy question and answers
21 September, 2020

  It seems as if my continual message of ‘become and educate buyer’ is having some impact. I say this

El Nino and the Deadly pig disease
16 September, 2020

A lovely weekend, all going well. A positive mood, especially bearing in mind the global pandemic and then two articles

Fish Maths
11 September, 2020

I was getting very frustrated this week as regards fish prices in supermarkets. As I mooch around, I look at

Mislabelling of fish
31 August, 2020

In the past we have talked about seafood been misrepresented when sold. In fact, they are not so much misrepresented/

‘LETTERS’ in South China Morning Post (14 Aug,2020)
17 August, 2020

There’s no need for more food certifications I really cannot get my head around the HK$50 million proposal from the

Two faced
17 August, 2020

Last week I sang the praises of China and its development of the largest floating aquaculture platform. It is seriously

Health and Safety
12 August, 2020

I have lived in Hong Kong for many years and hygiene and sanitary levels here are actually very good. Bouts

Helping the homeless in Hong Kong
5 August, 2020

Pacific Rich helped a diligent group of people who weekly prepare meals and deliver to the homeless in Hong Kong,

What Does ‘Sustainably-Sourced Seafood Actually Mean?’
28 July, 2020

I realised after my last blog, that I tend to throw the word ‘sustainable seafood’ about a lot and there

All aboard for…… China
22 July, 2020

A few weeks ago, I had a whinge about exceptionally large factory trawlers raping the seas. I mentioned that it

Time For more Food Safety
29 June, 2020

So, Hong Kong was given a hard time at the start of the pandemic. Not everything was done correctly here,

Shopping for fish
10 June, 2020

Shopping for fish SHOPPING FOR FISH Check the name, make sure there is a latin name so you know what

Sai Kung & Clearwater Bay Magazine
10 June, 2020

The interview of Chris in Sai Kung Magazine: Let’s hear it for the dads!- Sai Kung Magazine June 2020  

The dawn of a new era. NOT!
8 June, 2020

The Artic Dawn is a crab fishing vessel that was made famous in the TV ‘Deadliest Catch series in approximately

Oh Canada. Time for the salmon
2 June, 2020

Its June and the summer fishing season is starting in British Columbia, so it’s time for all the wild caught

28 May, 2020

I get all excited when I read articles or hear about how Covid 19 is making us think about how

Carpe diem- it’s essential
12 May, 2020

Seize the day. Can you? Will you? Last week I wrote about the anticipated changes in our various personal Modus

Forced to Learn
4 May, 2020

We live in interesting times. There is no doubt that the way we go about our lives in the future

Article on Seafood Source
7 April, 2020

Pacific Rich CEO laments COVID

Seafood and pine nuts, a healthy diet
7 April, 2020

I needed cheering up this week. So, a chuckle came from a strange place. New Scientist magazine published an article

When the going gets tough……..
25 March, 2020

Well these are extraordinary times. There has been mention that they are akin to a war. I can probably assure

Cooking with fish
12 March, 2020

Hello team. Apologies as got a little carried away last week, ranting on a sustainable seafood page about traffic issues.

Make a difference, don’t just take advantage
26 February, 2020

This week I was actually ready to share with you how you can cook beautiful seafood, specifically fish. Always a

Icelandic seafood
17 February, 2020

Do Icelanders like seafood? I think that is a silly question actually to ask a small island nation surrounded by

Seafood culture, Loving fish
11 February, 2020

Oh my Chinese New Year celebrations have been and gone. We are now in the year of the rat. But

Where is your fish really from
3 February, 2020

I was encouraged to write this missive based on many queries I have received over the last month. And these

Happy New Year
24 January, 2020

Happy new year and best wishes for the year of the Rat. It maybe a ‘ratty year’, but you must

Canadian seafood
20 January, 2020

Happy new year. That’s for Chinese New Year by the way. And what is the favourite food for this time

To freeze or not to freeze, that is the question.
9 January, 2020

Happy new year. Hope you had a cracker and of course, made some good, ‘sustainable’ resolutions. You may have received

The end of the year
30 December, 2019

A quick note to finish the year. I couldn’t resist it. It’s a more generic missive, but the message is

A fishy New Year’s resolution
23 December, 2019

I sincerely hope that for those who get access to my rants, you have found them informative and useful. I

Cod Wars
9 December, 2019

I thought I’d called this message ‘cod wars’, as the two separate topics I want to discuss can be classified

Changing seasons
2 December, 2019

Sorry guys. I did say I was going to get back in the saddle this week after a slight break.

Losing the battle
25 November, 2019

We had a break last week from my rants. But we need to get back on it this week as

Interesting fish tales
18 November, 2019

I’ve been hammering home the sustainability message over the last few weeks and talked about ‘unloved fish’, ‘seasonality’, ‘salmon, wild

What is the level of fishy fraud?
11 November, 2019

My goodness I can hear you say, He’s on one of his fish rants again. You know I love fish

Food for Thought, the truth about salmon
4 November, 2019

I believe that we all love salmon. But what is your preferred salmon? Is the salmon in fact a salmon?

Under loved fish
28 October, 2019

In many of my messages I have preached about seasonality. That is, purchasing seafood that is in season, because it

Using Apps to support sustainability
21 October, 2019

In many of my messages I have preached how it is necessary for us to create the change in attitudes

Prawns versus shrimps
14 October, 2019

Have not posted for a week or two. But when I was in Canada recently, as I was fishing ‘spot

Keeping them honest
18 September, 2019

‘Keeping them honest’. The catch phrase always used by CNN when they go on the attack of Trump and his

No more fish farm???
13 September, 2019

A couple of months ago I visited a magnificent salmon farm in the north of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. I

Cod off the menu again Copy
9 September, 2019

I don’t know about you guys, but I love my Atlantic cod fish. Not the Black cod or Pacific Cod

Traceability – needs must for all seafood products
2 September, 2019

I have to say over the last few weeks, as we have been promoting our new range of ‘responsibly sourced’

Paying Lip service
2 August, 2019

In Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP)a couple of weeks ago, there was an expose on the sale of

News Headlines. A call to arms
26 July, 2019

A few weeks ago, I wrote on this site about the need to decide on a course of action to

The bears also eat salmon
23 July, 2019

Holidays are upon us, if we are lucky. Gives one time to clear the head. Put things in perspective perhaps.

The next ‘little step’
2 July, 2019

I have recently written on the difference between wild caught fish and farmed, particularly as regards salmon. Being intimately involved

Parrot fish on the menu
18 June, 2019

A few weeks ago, I commented on the need to be vigilant when shopping. I asked you, the reader, to

Canada’s salmons, more to the story
17 June, 2019

I recently caused a stir on FaceBook(FB) with one of my postings.  I was visiting an Atlantic Salmon farm off

Is your seafood product really fresh?
11 June, 2019

At this moment, I’m writing this blog from Comox, British Columbia, Canada whilst attending the BC seafood expo. I’m here

Buy fish that are in season. Educate yourself to seasonality
6 June, 2019

So, what happened last week?? The US president refused to sign a communique to protect the rapidly melting Arctic region

The rivers are running dry
30 May, 2019

There was a commentary in this weeks’ SCMP by Brahma Chellaney about the drying up of China’s rivers. It’s worth

Hong Kong, Asia’s world city. Really??
23 May, 2019

This is the question that comes up so often now. It seems that we as a city are failing to

Oysters farms in Sai Kung
20 May, 2019

It’s a dream yes, but is it possible??The idea of oyster farms in Hebe Haven and Port Shelter, Sai Kung.

News alert
7 May, 2019

Two things have cropped up this week in the media, which I thought I would flag. One is the massive

The state of the Oceans
30 April, 2019

Someone posted the image above on Facebook the other day, which funnily enough I picked up whilst at church.‘Yes’ it

First New Zealand Sustainable Seafood Day
24 April, 2019

Well done New Zealand. You should be really proud of yourselves. You are really leading the charge on trying to

What are you eating…. Again
18 April, 2019

I wrote a blog entitled ‘what seafood are you really buying in HK’ on the 10th April. Today I want

Should we embrace ecosystem change?
17 April, 2019

Was intrigued by an article posted in ‘Fish choice’ the other day, referring to the fact that eating Maine sea

What seafood are you really buying on Hong Kong
10 April, 2019

I do get very upset when I stroll around the supermarkets in Hong Kong. I look at the labels and

Easter Delivery
2 April, 2019

Its taken sometime, but now after many requests Pacific Rich are starting home deliveries. Our best sellers in the supermarkets

IUU (Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing)
1 April, 2019

Unfortunately in a recent report from Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GIATOC), China was by far the worst-ranked country,

Acceptance of sustainable seafood increases
1 April, 2019

This is supposedly true and if so, it is excellent news. It would appear that although there are antagonisms, mainly

Brexit and our Oceans
25 March, 2019

In a few weeks the UK government’s fisheries bill will return to the House of Commons. The environment secretary, Michael Gove, has

Farmed versus wild Salmon
25 March, 2019

I am always one to promote wild caught salmon over farmed. It is so much better, just in pure taste…The

The South China sea. Real Issues!
19 February, 2018

The #SouthChinaSea (SCS) is 3.2 millionsquare kilometres on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. It is known for various sovereign

Overfishing: endangering the sea… endangering humanity
16 October, 2017

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, about 1 billion people, largely in developing countries, rely on fish

What chefs want you to know about fish
12 September, 2017

One can eat good seafood all year round, and still maintain a positive mindset and action plan towards saving the

Pacific Rich Resources offers supply chain servces
11 September, 2017

With nearly 20 years in the seafood business in Asia, Pacific Rich has established itself as the leader is the

Pacific Rich Resources supports Hong Kong Kin Hong
11 September, 2017

The Kin Hong Seafood Festival runs throughout September. Come join the experts for a 360-degree exploration of sustainable seafood Our

Salmon farming and the environment
20 August, 2017

Sarah Knapton, Science Editor 12 August 2017 • 1:45pm Salmon farming has done ‘enormous harm’ to fish stocks and the

Kin Hong festival Hong Kong
10 August, 2017

Three more weeks to go to the #HongKong #KinHong seafood promotion. Look for the signs! Or you can sign up for more information

Hong Kong Seafood Expo
16 July, 2017

The Seafood Expo hits Hong Kong between the 5th and 7th September. Visit this site for information and sign up:

Sustainability in Asia
12 July, 2017

Asia takes the lead in sustainability initiatives. Follow this link for info on the sustainability summit in Kuala lumpur in

Educating Children
12 July, 2017

Interesting article here from MSC Definitely worth a read MSC- Fish and Kids

Pacific Rich Services
5 July, 2017

With over 15 years of experience of production in China and Vietnam, PRR is now offering its support to third

New Seafood Line
28 June, 2017

Pacific Rich launches two new seafood lines into the Hong Kong market in August. Through retail outlets of AS Watsons,

New production facilities
19 June, 2017

It has taken us some time, by by August our new facility in Kwai Chung will be operational. with HK

Sustainable seafood in China
19 June, 2017

Seafood consumption of the top 15 countries

New Zealand- progressive attitude
29 November, 2015

These links tell a great story about New Zealand and their fisheries. The fish stocks and fisheries in New Zealand

Working together to save the oceans
24 September, 2015

Susan Jackson, President of ISSF, gives a TED talk on the importance of working together to save the Oceans. Have

Oceans on the Brink of Collapse
20 September, 2015

Well team, we are not doing a very good job. Please read this…… The worlds oceans are in a state

Sustainable Seafood Month in Hong Kong
24 August, 2015

inHong Kong can be a leader in promoting the use of ‘sustainably accredited ‘ seafood. The HK Government won’t take

Food Safety and Health
20 August, 2015

We would like to suggest that consumers are NOT driven by the concept of ‘sustainability’ in their purchasing, certainly not