The Brexit Fish fight

Generally I see myself as being up to speed on the global fishing industry. But I seem to have dropped the ball on Brexit. The family business, Hanselman Brothers, was started in 1908 in the North East of England. At that time, the North East fishing industry out of Hartlepool and North shields, Newcastle, was…

Traceability, the missing link?

There was a great article last month in Planet Tracker by François Mosnier, talking about the benefits of traceability in seafood. Here at Pacific Rich Resources, we have marketed this concept of traceability for sustainability for years. It has gotten little traction. What traction that was obtained in the market was from the subtle change…

How’s your Plan B

Is the pandemic here to say? That’s the big question. What is definite is that it will certainly be here over the next 12 months and that our historic way of business will have to change. Where in the past business plans were written in stone, usually a defined direction and structured phased plan, we…

Fishy question and answers

  It seems as if my continual message of ‘become and educate buyer’ is having some impact. I say this as this week, I received some fishy queries as a result of my last message. Hopefully this will become a regular thing. What I will do is set up a ‘frequent question’ section on our…

El Nino and the Deadly pig disease

A lovely weekend, all going well. A positive mood, especially bearing in mind the global pandemic and then two articles in the local newspaper which dampened the moment. I know we are making a mess of this planet. That’s why I am passionate about trying to save our oceans. But only we can be proactive…

Fish Maths

I was getting very frustrated this week as regards fish prices in supermarkets. As I mooch around, I look at fish quality, packing and labeling. The fact is, that people don’t seem to understand some pricing differentials. Actually, let me rephrase that. People do not seem to appreciate how to get value for money. I…