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!