Flying Fish Market Report from Day Boat Specialists #7

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 8th November 2011

Missed Flying Fish Report 6, read it here.

Flying Fish Seafoods is proud to supply high quality fish to distinctive restaurants and hotels throughout the South and West of England. Our pledge is simple. We source the finest and freshest fish directly from Cornwall's best fishermen and deliver it straight to your door. Cod The cod is one of Britain's most sought-after sea fish, especially throughout the winter months. As we all know, it makes for great eating, whether its pan roasted, baked, poached or salted for a brandade it's really delicious. The average cod that is caught from the British shores during the winter will be around the 5-15lb, but they have been known to reach weights in excess of 100lb from other continents. Cod much prefer cold water, so in the summer they will move into the deeps well out to sea. Here you could catch them over wrecks and reefs and the likes. During winter the shoaling cod will move in to the shore, where they can be caught on rod and line which is our preferred means. Although cod can be caught from the whole of the British Isle's shoreline, they are far more abundant off the shores of Scotland than in the south, purely due to the water temperature. Cod do tend to migrate southwards in the winter to feed, where they can be caught quite readily. During the spring the cod migrate northwards again. Publicity has done its bit to promote consumers to source sustainably caught cod. This is turn has seen an upturn in cod stocks which is brilliant news!! When buying cod; ask you fishmonger where and how it was caught. Any fishmonger worth his salt should be able to answer this!!!
The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 8th November 2011

Flying Fish Market Report from Day Boat Specialists #7