Since the introduction of a Hake Recovery Plan in the late 1990s, fishing for Hake was strictly controlled and now, I am delighted to say, that stocks are far larger than they have been for many years. The recovery has been so marked, that in 2015 the Cornish Hake gill net fishery was certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council
The Cornish Hake fishery is an incredible success story and an inspiring example of what can be achieved to help fisheries recover. As recently as 2006, Hake was a species that was suffering from significant over-fishing and stocks were falling - it was most definitely not sustainable and was highlighted as a species 'to avoid'.
With Halloween fast approaching, we thought we’d serve you some monsters from the briny deep! We think that all the fish in the sea are beautiful – think of the stunning, striped markings on mackerel skin, the sparkle and glisten of a salmon’s scales - even the cute orange spots on a plaice. However – there are some fish that definitely wouldn’t ‘win’ any beauty contests, despite being healthy and delicious! Read on for some fearsome feast ideas.
It’s one of our biggest distractions here at FFT HQ – deciding how to cook and serve what we love the most… seafood! Should I make a fish pie? Perhaps a simple, grilled fillet with crusty bread and salad? Maybe a hearty stew? There’s endless ways to prepare and enjoy seafood so we’ve compiled 5 of our favourite techniques which guarantee amazing results – however you choose to eat it!
This blog takes a dive into the most common fishing techniques used in Cornish waters and reveals the good, the bad and the ugly.
The freshest we have had for absolutely ages
We had salmon, hake and haddock which arrived speedily at the time you promised. The container was excellent and although I was nervous of getting fish online, I have to say it is the best thing we have done. We love fish and it is probably the freshest we have had for absolutely ages and is a pleasure to eat.
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Thank you for your email, and would like to give you our feedback from a first time customer. Our order arrived as promised before mid-day yesterday. And was packaged extremely well. We enjoyed both the thai fish soup and the salmon last night. The soup was fragrant and delicious. And was a nice size for the two of us. The salmon was to die for! So fresh and tasty, and we both loved the sauce that came with it. Tonight we are trying the lobster mac n' cheese with a nice dressed salad and crusty bread. Without trying it I know based on the produce that we have already eaten; that we will love it. We both wanted to thank you for the complimentary hake that you sent us. Ive already been looking up recipe ideas and have come up with a simple butter and herb sauce to accompany it. Being a couple who would much rather eat a fish dish, than a meat dish we are very happy to have found your company, and will ordering again. I have my eye on one of your boxes to try next.
Morning - just wanted to pay you the highest compliments on the outstanding quality of the fish we received from you last week in our first order.
We haven't got through it all yet of course, but the hake fillet especially was just wonderful. I'd managed to forget just how good top quality hake is, but yours absolutely hit the mark - large fish, pristinely fresh and with that characteristically sweet flavour which distinguishes hake from cod.
We'll certainly be ordering again - thanks very much
What a brilliant service. Delivered within the hourly slot given. Beautifully packed in eco friendly packaging. Fresh hake for a Spanish recipe is perfect. Also treated ourselves to a lobster mac and cheese and lobster bisque to the weekend. I would recommend this service to all fish and seafood lovers. What a treat