Why The Fishing Industry Affects Us All.

        You might think that my blog title should be “Does It Affect Us?” Believe it or not, the fishing industry affects us all in either a small way or a very large way. Now that we are very much into 2019, we are all back to our “normal” routines, and that includes fishermen…

Confessions Of A Girlyfishmonger

I, Emma Dawn Mckeating, (I only have my full name used when I’m in trouble!) battle with depression and anxiety. Not my usual topic is it, but bear with me. Depression, stress and anxiety is on the increase in this fast paced world and affects people of all ages, of all nationalities, gender, basically its…

Sustainabilty, Quality, Trust And Flatfish Ltd

As modern generations of consumers, we are becoming more aware of the need for sustainability and quality. A long with that, we also need to trust where our fish is sourced from and where and how it is processed. Every day, we are becoming even more keenly aware that where our fish comes from, how…

Is Exporting And Importing The Only Way Forward For The Seafood Industry?

Since the dawn of time there has been trading. From the Roman Invasions to King Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and beyond, wars have been fought and peace deals brokered over trading and agreements. Indeed, for any country, trading is a basis of economy, not only for that particular country, but also for the companies doing the…

Team Work Equals Success

There is that oh so famous phrase of “There Is No I In Team.” Of course, that is true, and not just in the grammatical sense. It is very difficult when writing a blog, especially when its from a personal view, not to include “I” “Me” and “Mine”, and I (oops, here I go again,…

FishStock, Fishermens Mission and Fish

I’m sat on a perfectly shaped rock on Fishcombe Cove in Brixham as I write this blog. I am also very aware that the tide has started to roll in and also that I’m the only one sat here on the cove! But it’s serene and beautiful. Not only is the sound of the rolling…

2 A Week & When Is The Best Time To Start

2 what a week? Chocolate? (Woohoo yes please!) No, as you will expect, its fish. Throughout our lives our eating habits are controlled by numbers. We are told we need to eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day for a healthy lifestyle, we check out how many grams of fat and…

The Welsh Fishing Heritage And E.Ashton Fishmongers Ltd

  I write so much about the fishing industry and heritage in Scotland, Grimsby, Cornwall and Devon, that I forget about Wales! Its not the best thing to admit, but I’m honest. Its struck me even more so, due to the fact that I actually did my fishmonger training in Wales! At the end of…

Master Fishmonger Standard 2018 : The Course

  What can I say? I am still slightly in shock at the time of writing this and probably still will be in the future. Wednesday 9th May 2018, I received the email telling me that I had passed my Master Fishmonger Standard assessment, and I was now a Master Recognised Fishmonger! Tuesday 1st May-Thursday…

Stoke-Grimsby FishMish Trek: Sun burn, hills, cold showers and hills!

So, I established at the end of the first days blog, that there were challenges ahead. My title is correct, sunburn, hills, cold showers and hills. In fact I could have called it just simply “hills”. Thursday 19th April, after doing our now slightly famous Facebook live diary, had our Dave take our photo with…

Stoke-Grimsby FishMish Trek : The beginning with the 3 amigos

  So…well…good grief! Maybe not the most eloquent start to a blog, but had to start somehow. I think if I’m honest, I’m still in a state of happy shock. I woke up this morning to my phone going berserk with notifications, mostly from Grimsby and the link from the Grimsby Telegraph. It was a…