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…

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…