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18

Dec

Seafood School Gossip Olympic Ghost Town!

No one can deny that the Olympics have been a splendid affair,…. BUT after being told to keep off the roads during the Olympics, the message really did sink in…. East London was like a ghost town and most of us found it much quicker than usual to get from…

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18

Dec

Billingsgate Seafood Gossip… Freezing fish

Frozen fish – do you eat it? At Billingsgate – for every 15kg of fresh fish coming through the doors – there is 10kg of frozen. C.T. Holmes and Seahawk are a couple of the biggest frozen fish businesses here and others including Leleu and Morris and John…

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18

Dec

BILLINGSGATE SEAFOOD GOSSIP – Mediterranean Diet Revisited

The Mediterranean Diet Revisited Conference took place at Fishmongers’ Hall on 2nd November. A number of impressive speakers from the US, Canada, France and the UK examined the Mediterranean diet, specifically from Crete and highlighted the importance of the right…

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18

Dec

BILLINGSGATE SEAFOOD SCHOOL another great year

We have just published our training figures for 2012. Despite some quieter periods due to all the events of 2012 we still managed to work with just under 9500 people during the year. Just under 5000 were school children taking part in our Outreach project. We go out to…

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18

Dec

Billingsgate Catch – SCALLOPS

Fab Scottish Diver Scallops…. The boys at Bards Shellfish have had some fantastic diver scallops this week… all from Scotland. Its a great time of the year for this shellfish – the ‘tongues’ (roes) are full and the muscle meat – sweet…

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18

Dec

ALASKA and following the trail of sustainability

Alaska… Here we come… The Final Frontier lives up to its name… At last years Celebration of Sustainability Event at the seafood school we included presentations from a number of species of seafood either harvested or farmed in the UK but also sockeye…

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18

Dec

ALASKA… Next stop Cordova and catching our own supper!

Flight to Cordova… and a highlight… catching our own supper… Checked in for the next leg of our journey to the town of Cordova, this small and remote town is easily accessible by air and ferry only. Flying Alaskan Airways was easy with short check-in…

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