Cod Wars

I thought I’d called this message ‘cod wars’, as the two separate topics I want to discuss can be classified as such. I want to chat about two cod wars today. The first was the actual 1970 Cod Wars in Iceland. In Icelandic they were called Þorskastríðin, “the cod war”, or Landhelgisstríðin, “the war for…

Changing seasons

Sorry guys. I did say I was going to get back in the saddle this week after a slight break. I was hoping to write and motivate you into taking some action towards saving our oceans. Don’t worry, I still want to do that. And next week I’ll give you some ideas as to how…

Losing the battle

We had a break last week from my rants. But we need to get back on it this week as I was inundated with a series of articles which were all bad news. National Geographic published a piece ‘The sea is running out of fish, despite nations’ pledges to stop it’ and then there was…

Interesting fish tales

I’ve been hammering home the sustainability message over the last few weeks and talked about ‘unloved fish’, ‘seasonality’, ‘salmon, wild versus farmed’, ‘prawn versus shrimp’, possibly all a tad too serious. But I am trying to get some change in peoples mind sets, so I will continue… after a short break.   So, what to…

What is the level of fishy fraud?

My goodness I can hear you say, He’s on one of his fish rants again. You know I love fish and you know my preference. But as I said previously, different tastes for different pallets. But you should know what you are purchasing. I saw green cod in a supermarket the other day. My first…

Under loved fish

In many of my messages I have preached about seasonality. That is, purchasing seafood that is in season, because it will be perfect for that time of year and in best condition. It fundamentally means that we are eating what the planet provides in its own timing, which introduces a very important temporal paradigm to…

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…