What are you eating…. Again

I wrote a blog entitled ‘what seafood are you really buying in HK’ on the 10th April. Today I want to say more on this matter, due to an article published in ‘Huffpost’ a few days ago. One must read this article yourselves, but the bottom line was the fraud being conducted in the sale…

Should we embrace ecosystem change?

Was intrigued by an article posted in ‘Fish choice’ the other day, referring to the fact that eating Maine sea bass and crab can help the Rhode island Lobsterman. In essence it was an article stating that one should embrace ecosystem change while you can. Change is inevitable, so embrace it rather than try to…

IUU (Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing)

Unfortunately in a recent report from Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GIATOC), China was by far the worst-ranked country, with a total “IUU score” of 3.93 out of 5. China ranked the worst possible on a number of categories, including the number of vessels on the IUU list and the number of distant-water vessels…

Acceptance of sustainable seafood increases

This is supposedly true and if so, it is excellent news. It would appear that although there are antagonisms, mainly the fees charges, the work of the ‘sustainable’, chain of custody accreditations appears to be having a positive effect. Recent metrics express in the Supermarket Perimeter news letter show great buy in from supermarkets in…

Brexit and our Oceans

In a few weeks the UK government’s fisheries bill will return to the House of Commons. The environment secretary, Michael Gove, has claimed that his plans enable the UK to “take back control” of its waters and establish a worldwide “gold standard” for sustainable fisheries. It is a crucial part of the government’s pledge to enhance protections…

Farmed versus wild Salmon

I am always one to promote wild caught salmon over farmed. It is so much better, just in pure taste…The fish is flavoured  and actually coloured by other marine life. It is full of Omega 3. On the other hand, The natural condition of the Atlantic Salmon meat is white and  the fish is also…