Make a difference, don’t just take advantage

This week I was actually ready to share with you how you can cook beautiful seafood, specifically fish. Always a sensitive subject when you aren’t a very good cook like me. Or when you major clients are chefs and you are effectively telling them how to do their jobs. But cooking seafood, like all things,…

Icelandic seafood

Do Icelanders like seafood? I think that is a silly question actually to ask a small island nation surrounded by sea. An interesting question would be do they eat more than Asian nations??? Or what actually do they like to eat. I’m not even going to go anywhere near the issue of who eats more,…

Seafood culture, Loving fish

Oh my Chinese New Year celebrations have been and gone. We are now in the year of the rat. But there’s another story for later. But back to the theme, ’seafood culture’. In Hong Kong there has been an abundance of seafood about over the festive season and that is essential to the Chinese culture.…

Where is your fish really from

I was encouraged to write this missive based on many queries I have received over the last month. And these were from people who are buying products for major brands and as such, should know their products, buyers. But, from the outset, in their defense, most ‘buyers’ tend to move from one grocery category to…

Happy New Year

Happy new year and best wishes for the year of the Rat. It maybe a ‘ratty year’, but you must have fish at this time of the year. Living in Hong Kong, you will be aware that steamed Fish 蒸魚 (zhēng yú) is a must for the Chinese New Year and, why is that? Why does fish symbolize surplus and wealth? In Chinese, fish (魚—yú)…

Canadian seafood

Happy new year. That’s for Chinese New Year by the way. And what is the favourite food for this time of year? Well its seafood. So, we are in the right space as a seafood company. We’ve been promoting online and through hard advertising, that now is the time to eat Canadian seafood. In fact,…

To freeze or not to freeze, that is the question.

Happy new year. Hope you had a cracker and of course, made some good, ‘sustainable’ resolutions. You may have received some of our promotional flyers offering seasonal Canadian fish before Chinese New Year then a host of Icelandic products prior to Easter. I hope you’ll take advantage of these. However, some of our clients have…

The end of the year

A quick note to finish the year. I couldn’t resist it. It’s a more generic missive, but the message is again the same. Only we can make a difference. I suppose the worst news of late was the disappointing closure of the COP 25. Some say it was a total washout. Many important issues were…

A fishy New Year’s resolution

I sincerely hope that for those who get access to my rants, you have found them informative and useful. I do rant, as I am passionate about ocean sustainability. But, as I said in the missive a few weeks ago, we seem to be losing the battle. And, since the big guns seem ambivalent to…

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…