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Fish In The News – Funny and Surprising Seafood Stories

Fish In The News – Funny and Surprising Seafood Stories



The Prince of Whales



Much laughing ensued after a classic typo on Donald Trump’s recent Tweet ‘bigging himself up’ about his importance following his meetings with various Heads Of State. But this mistaken VIP was the biggest fish of them all and a ruler of the waves rather than, err, Wales.


After a long time ignoring the kingdom under the sea, our good old buddies in the USA are finally opening up the diplomatic channels with the real Big Boys of the Ocean – the Whales.


The tweet was amended soon after!

Fishing Reality TV Show  


Viewers on BBC1 Wales have been enjoying a new drama based in the fishing industry at the turn of the 20th century. 


Four families from Liverpool, Kent, Swansea and Cardiff,  who dream of escaping the stresses of the modern world will face the challenge of their lives as they hark back to the lifestyles of the early 1900s to try to make a living in a fishing community on Llanddwyn, a beautiful, uninhabited tidal island, off the coast of Anglesey.



The challenges they face range from trying to work in the the seas to working with each other as they attempt to not just survive but put food on the table.


Kim Jong Un’s Piranha Poser


Did he or didn’t he? 


Many commentators have cast doubt on the story claiming that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has executed one of his generals in a piranha-filled tank, echoing a James Bond story-line from the 1970s.



The reports said that Kim threw the unfortunate military man into a fish tank infested with piranhas, in a similar style to the 1977 film ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’.  


Legendary Bond Villain, the evil Karl Stromberg, fed his assistant to the fishes and attempted to do the same to old 007 himself (while Bond of course fashioned an elaborate escape for himself instead).



The tank with the hungry fish is allegedly part of Kim’s Ryongsong Residence in northern Pyongyang and other unsubstantiated details mention a gory ending with the general’s arms and chest slashed with knives to hasten the process.



Thankfully life is a little different in Vauxhall and Coulsdon and we’re quite happy with that!

PUBLISHED: July 24, 2019



DEBRA Glacier Trek Update

DEBRA Glacier Trek Update

PUBLISHED: October 2, 2019


Your Guide To Seafood Festivals In England & Wales

PUBLISHED: July 13, 2018


“Large or small Jellyfish chips with that?”

Jellyfish chips could soon be on the menu as eating trends will increasingly shift towards insects and other nutritionally-rich “last-resort” food sources.

PUBLISHED: June 5, 2019


Portuguese Man-of-War Hit The UK

Dozens of poisonous Man-of-War jellyfish have recently been found on a number of beaches in Devon and Cornwall. This is very unusual in the UK.

PUBLISHED: December 9, 2019


Proper Fish & Chips being trialed on the menu at McDonalds

Move over Fillet of Fish! McDonalds are trialing traditional fish and chips on the menus in Canada and Singapore and feedback so far is good.

PUBLISHED: June 5, 2019


The Growing Trend of Vegan Fish

As the world looks for more and more plant based food options, manufacturers and chefs have been looking at some increasingly creative ways of serving up "faux fish"

PUBLISHED: December 10, 2019


The Rising Tide of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

With the current trend towards veganism gathering more and more pace it is important to be clear about some of the health issues around it as many people are proving to be deficient in some key nutrients.

PUBLISHED: February 4, 2020


John Shows His Fish Preparation Skills

PUBLISHED: February 18, 2020


Record Price Paid For Blue Fin Tuna Fish in Japan

PUBLISHED: January 22, 2019


Our New HDPE Packaging

PUBLISHED: January 22, 2019


Mass fish deaths in Australia blamed on farming practices and climate change

PUBLISHED: February 20, 2019


James Knight Of Mayfair – London’s Secret Sashimi Supplier

James Knight of Mayfair is the secret weapon of many of London’s finest Japanese restaurants

PUBLISHED: July 23, 2018


Special Feature – Eels In Schools

As major sponsors of the Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Awards, we take the highest achievers from the competition away on a fishing themed trip every year.
Paschal Tiernan from James Knight of Mayfair looks back at a past visit to the wonderful Severn & Wye Smokery in Gloucestershire for two days of fun and education.

PUBLISHED: July 23, 2018


Planning Your Menu For Q1 In The New Year? Try Skrei Cod…

Our sales team are big fans of the fantastic Skrei cod

PUBLISHED: February 3, 2020


The Perks Of A Royal Warrant Holder

As a holder of as many as two Royal Warrants, James Knight of Mayfair often attend events celebrating the best of British produce and innovation.

PUBLISHED: July 23, 2018

Fears Are Raised At International Conference That A Generation Will Never Cook Fresh Fish At Home Again

In the 1950’s there were 50,000 high street fishmongers in the UK; now there are less than 1,000, mainly limited to wealthy areas. Many people have no access – or have to travel a long way - to buy genuinely fresh fish. We are going to reach a point where the only opportunity to eat fresh fish will be in a restaurant

PUBLISHED: July 23, 2018

Help With Choosing The Healthiest Fish

Struggling with a diet or detox? Read about which fish species have the lowest calorie and fat content.

PUBLISHED: July 23, 2018


Norwegian Salmon Farm Disaster

Trouble in the salmon farms of Norway, where heat-induced algae growth killed over 8 million salmon in a week

PUBLISHED: July 24, 2019


The Moroccan Octopus Smuggling Ring

James Knight of Mayfair is the secret weapon of many of London’s finest Japanese restaurants

PUBLISHED: April 9, 2019


Paschal’s Glacier Trek for Charity

Paschal Tiernan of James Knight of Mayfair joins some food industry figures for a high altitude trek for a very good cause

PUBLISHED: April 9, 2019


Things To know When Planning For Christmas

As Christmas approaches it is time to think about Festive Menu Planning and ordering some of the most popular fish for your seasonal menus

PUBLISHED: November 21, 2019


The Politics Of Fish Supply

The global nature and effect of the fishing industry can sometimes be forgotten but they can have an influence on supply and price.

PUBLISHED: November 21, 2019


Mixing Up The Christmas Menu – Delicious Seasonal Alternatives

As Christmas approaches there are usually options for pescatarians on most festive menus but can we make things more interesting?

PUBLISHED: November 21, 2019


What’s Good In Autumn?

Fish news and advice for the autumn season

PUBLISHED: September 16, 2019


Cod Scarcity? Or Codswallop?

Cod is often in the news and usually with tails of feast or famine. But what is the truth behind the trend?

PUBLISHED: September 22, 2019

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