The beauty of seafood is that you could eat a portion of it every day for a month without eating the same thing twice.
There are more than 100 different types of seafood available around the coast of the UK and many more species are imported. With so many different species to choose from, you'll never get bored!
The Seafish recipe bank is packed with ideas for delicious, nutritious seafood meals. Most seafood ingredients can be substituted with other species, just ask your fishmonger what is available.
South Coast Scallop Industry – Merchants & Fishermen
Brixham Yacht Club on Thursday 23rd October 2014 at 2pm
In May this year an extensive Algal Bloom caused a major problem for the scallop industry along the South coast. ASP (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) toxin, well above the legal limit, was identified in Scallops.
The Food Standards Agency issued an instruction to Food Authorities that no scallops henceforth are to be placed on the market unless toxin testing shows them to be safe in terms of toxin levels. This legal instruction has effectively changed the way the South Coast scalloping industry can now operate.
To help the industry understand the new rules, Seafish has arranged a free awareness event in Brixham Yacht club at 2pm on Thursday 23rd October
Topics covered will include:-
What are Algal Toxins?
The New Regulatory Position
Toxin Testing including demonstration of the Neogen Test Kit. The Neogen Technical Rep will be there to answer your questions
Safe Shucking –only now to be done in approved premises
http://bcove.me/l3s6e8h0Grant Course, Senior Marine Trials Officer at the Marine Management Organisation, writes about how trials are looking at how a fish discards ban may work.
Fisheries Minister George Eustice recently said that the UK is: “committed to further extension of catch quota schemes as part of transition to CFP reform”. These schemes, involving the UK fishing industry and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), are showing that there is a viable alternative to discards, ensuring a sustainable future for both our fish stocks and our fishing fleet.
DEFRA is holding a series of workshops around England to raise awareness of public consultations concerning the implementation of reforms – such as the discard ban – which are due to be part of the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and to discuss the proposals with the industry.
Seafish would like to invite industry to attend these events, which are taking place in Hastings, Mevagissey, Grimsby, Newlyn and Brixham between April 30 and May 8.