Author - seafood

What’s happening in the seafood world?

Interesting article in the Times today for all those who need a reason to eat fish. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found not only that fish does excite women to venery, it has the same effect on men. Scientists at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health in Boston were concerned about toxins that can accumulate in fish, and feared a seafood diet harmed the chances of conception.When they looked at 500 couples who [...]

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we want our country back

The Brexit debacle continues to reveal the complications that few voters understood when they said to themselves ‘we want our country back ‘in 2016. Fisheries have been in the news of late as David Davies has now ‘sold British fishermen down the river’. This evocative subject has been brought to the fore by the leavers as the reason why we should get out. For me this is a classic case of closing the barn door after the horse has bolted. [...]

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A leading British supermarket may unwittingly have infected thousands of people!

Front page news today in the Sunday Times ‘A leading British supermarket may unwittingly have infected thousands of people with a pig virus that causes liver cirrhosis and neurological damage, say researchers at Public Health England’ Here we go again; eat meat and you will die a painful death we are told with increasing regularity. Well it has to be true that when you force feed animals in cages and pump them up with drugs or breed them to make [...]

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Good news for fish and chips!!!

Iceland raises cod and haddock catch quotas.ICELAND has significantly raised its cod and haddock quotas for the new fishing year which begins on September 1st. The decision, particularly on haddock is certain to be welcomes by processors in the UK and Europe. Haddock remains a firm favourite in Britain.The Mini­ster of Fis­heries has decided that the catch quota for cod should be raised to 255,172 metric tons, up by around 11,000 tons on the current fishing year. The figure [...]

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Interesting article in the papers today

Eating oily fish such as salmon or mackerel and taking omega-3 supplements may mitigate the damaging effects of air pollution, a study suggests.Scientists also found for the first time that microscopic airborne grit can spread from the lungs to other parts of the body, such as the liver, kidneys and testicles, suggesting that smog could play a role in some cases of infertility.One of the deadliest categories of pollutant is PM2.5 particles, which have been linked to heart failure, [...]

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The Times Sunday 12th February.

The price of fish and chips could rise in the coming weeks as a strike by Icelandic fishermen threatens the UK’s supply of fresh cod and haddock.The dispute, which centres on Icelandic trawlermen wanting a larger share of the value of their catch, is now hitting the UK fishing industry, with Grimsby hit particularly hard by reduced stock levels.Grimsby fish market, Britain’s biggest importer of fresh Icelandic fish, has been forced to reduce one fifth of its workforce – [...]

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Tired? Eat mussels. High blood pressure?

Headline in the Daily Mail today.Tired? Eat mussels. High blood pressure? Munch on mackerel: Expert reveals why seafood really is a superfood.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3749075/Tired-Eat-mussels-High-blood-pressure-Munch-mackerel-Expert-reveals-seafood-really-superfood.html For me there’s never been any doubt but it’s always nice to get a confirmation..GRAB A CRAB It doesn’t appear in our diet very often, but protein and nutrient-rich crab is the ultimate superfish. In particular, the brown meat is packed with calcium, which is important for bone health. The brown meat also contains iron for making red blood cells and [...]

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we are coming out of Europe

Brexit.Well it looks like we are coming out of Europe. The European project for all its faults, to me, is generally the way forward and the exit is a backward step. Yes we can now ‘paddle our own canoe’ and be independent in the global economy. This is fine but I remember the days pre-EU when exporting or importing fish across the Channel was awash with the red tape everyone wants to get rid of. Yes we used to [...]

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Fire at Atkinson’s fish smoke house!

Fire at Atkinson’s fish smoke house! The headlines in The Grimsby Evening Telegraph last week. The problem with smoking fish in the traditional way is that you need fire and that has its own inherent dangers. The chimneys were a century old and now they are a pile of ashes. Thankfully we have our haddock smoked at another site; there are five traditional smoke houses still in use in Grimsby. Two web sites that you might find interesting; firstly [...]

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