Parrot fish on the menu

A few weeks ago, I commented on the need to be vigilant when shopping. I asked you, the reader, to ensure that the product you are buying is genuine and is correctly labled. Further, that you know whether it was previously frozen, frozen or is fresh. Caveat Emptor ( buyer beware). In previous posts, I…

Canada’s salmons, more to the story

I recently caused a stir on FaceBook(FB) with one of my postings.  I was visiting an Atlantic Salmon farm off the coast here in Kersey Bay, British Columbia. I commented what a great setup it was and that opened the flood gates. It WAS an amazing setup, so I don’t back down from that. However,…

Is your seafood product really fresh?

At this moment, I’m writing this blog from Comox, British Columbia, Canada whilst attending the BC seafood expo. I’m here to source wild caught Canadian seafood, a great deal of which is now in season. I want my company, Pacific Rich Resources Limited, to lead by example and emphasize the benefits of wild caught fish,…

Buy fish that are in season. Educate yourself to seasonality

So, what happened last week?? The US president refused to sign a communique to protect the rapidly melting Arctic region unless it was stripped of any references to climate change. This follows him  rolling back environmental regulations, pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord, and his administration’s continual ignoring of the dire predictions…

The rivers are running dry

There was a commentary in this weeks’ SCMP by Brahma Chellaney about the drying up of China’s rivers. It’s worth a read and it explains quite nicely what we humans have managed to do to this earth. It talks briefly about the Colorado river in the USA and how we humans ‘controlled’ it, tamed it.…

Hong Kong, Asia’s world city. Really??

This is the question that comes up so often now. It seems that we as a city are failing to measure up, certainly to the title of Asia’s World City. So, what has happened? I’m certainly not going to get into a political discourse here, even though I’m totally frustrated with HK politics at the…

Oysters farms in Sai Kung

It’s a dream yes, but is it possible??The idea of oyster farms in Hebe Haven and Port Shelter, Sai Kung. Manned by local people and the rise of indigenous farming again. Hong Kong people love seafood. They really love oysters as one can see by the proliferation of small oyster eateries in addition to the…

News alert

Two things have cropped up this week in the media, which I thought I would flag. One is the massive step by the UK Government to declare a ‘climate change emergency’ and the other was the article in the South China Post (SCMP) yesterday on the state of the tilapia farming business. I think one…

The state of the Oceans

Someone posted the image above on Facebook the other day, which funnily enough I picked up whilst at church.‘Yes’ it was a bit of a boring sermon and so I was ‘on line’ and got caught by my wife as it happens. Joking part, although there is a religious slant to the picture, I’ll not…

First New Zealand Sustainable Seafood Day

Well done New Zealand. You should be really proud of yourselves. You are really leading the charge on trying to save our oceans. A 2018 study commissioned on behalf of NGO the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) showed that 83 percent of New Zealand respondents reported they believe we need to protect fish so our children…