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Okay - who's eating all the fish!!

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Paula+

Paula+ Report 23 Jan 2013 15:06

:-( I love smoked Mackerel , and make a very tasty Mackerel pate.

Janet

Janet Report 23 Jan 2013 14:04

CofW -Its good to know that it isn't just an old wives tale. We don't live by the sea but my father was a coach driver in the late 1920's taking people to Blackpool every day perhaps that is where he got the information. -jl

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 23 Jan 2013 13:41

Janet - my dad was a mariner and would never eat mackerel as he said so many of our family over the years were lost at sea! So I don't for the same reason.

Janet

Janet Report 23 Jan 2013 13:37

Agree with James, my father told me years ago never to touch mackerel as it was a scavenger. However I tried it about ten years ago and really loved it. Hope it doesn't become scarce.-jl

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 23 Jan 2013 13:36

I haven't eaten fresh mackerel since I was in my twenties and a boyfriend used to go fishing and lay them on my doorstop every morning! :-D I do occasionally have smoked mackerel..delicious with lots of lemon juice on it!

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 23 Jan 2013 13:22

My OH - loves smoked/peppered mackerel as does son.

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 23 Jan 2013 11:25

Mackerel is one of the few fish I actually like !!! Typical !!!! :-D

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 23 Jan 2013 09:11

WHen I lived on the coast in West Wales we were inundated with Mackerel in the summer.Children caught them on a line with a bit of silver paper on .
We caught about 250one day in a big net we used to have and stayed up in the night cleaning them .then we went round to a lot of pensioners giving them a food parcel!
Must say we liked them,but found they were not to everyone's taste.They were very cheap to buy then before they became fashionable.

BrianW

BrianW Report 23 Jan 2013 08:41

Probably being turned into food for farmed salmon : very inefficient and environmentally damaging.

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 23 Jan 2013 06:59

Up home in Scotland, when I was a youngster in the 1950's, I can remember that my gran and my mum would never think of buying mackerel for us to eat. People only bought it to feed to their cats - how times have changed.

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 22 Jan 2013 23:30

Mackerel has been taken off 'fish to eat' list due to overfishing outside the EU.
All very well catching them, but if they're overfishing - who's eating them all? They can only be frozen for so long. Another 'academic' /'quango panic?
Someone trying to justify their excessive pay?
An excuse to increase yet another foodstuff?

How do they count fish? Do they set a metre square in the sea (held up with buoys), count the number of mackarel that pass through it and multiply by the square meterage of the sea?

So many questions - and you know you won't get a straight answer.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/22/fishy-tale-of-mackerel-mismanagement