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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

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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

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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

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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/

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‘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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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  

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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

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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

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short-sightedness
28 May, 2020

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

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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

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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

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Article on Seafood Source
7 April, 2020

Pacific Rich CEO laments COVID

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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:

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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

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Educating Children
12 July, 2017

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

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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

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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,

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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

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Sustainable seafood in China
19 June, 2017

Seafood consumption of the top 15 countries

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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