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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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18

Dec

ALASKA… Juneau and fishing for black cod!

The rain followed us relentlessly all the way from Cordova to Juneau. We arrived in the capital of Alaska and enjoyed another good dinner in The Gold Room of the Banarof hotel… More seafood, of course, with more King Crab, Oysters, seared weathervane Scallops, Halibut…

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18

Dec

ALASKA…. COOKING BLACK COD IN JUNEAU…

…. Having spent the day appreciating the brisk Alaskan weather in the Lynn Channel, Rosemary, Jocelyn and I thawed out for a little while before heading off to our hosts house to cook supper. Joe, Stefan and Rowley met us and we set about preparing a feast for a…

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18

Dec

ALASKA – reflections

Now on our last leg of our Alaska trip we had a look at the melting Middenhall Glacier in Juneau (hoping for a sighting of a bear!!… Sadly still in hiding!) We viewed the regular fisheries meetings where anyone from individual fishermen through to larger companies…

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18

Dec

Face of Billingsgate – Charlie from Viviers….

Charlie Weekes from Viviers (image of Charlie – looking dog tired – to come soon) Charlie is found on the market most days at Viviers Billingsgate stand (shop 26). He has the unenviable task of loading up their lorry in Portsmouth at 10pm Monday through to Friday…

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