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PRICE OF FRESH FISH

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Jean

Jean Report 23 Mar 2013 01:32

had kippers with bread and butter for tea tonight....yum yum.

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 22 Mar 2013 23:36

Julia - always thought the fishermen had a job not to be envied dangerous and little return.

Cannot understand returning dead fish to the sea - daft idea of the Bureaucrats.

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 22 Mar 2013 22:31

Morrisons have cod fillets on offer £5.49 per kg

Bought some today.

MrDaff

MrDaff Report 22 Mar 2013 22:19

Love fish.....sigh....but there is a problem with "over fishing", especially with Cod.

Some of the farmed fish are okay, but even if it's of the 'wet' variety, unless you live on the coast and can buy absolutely fresh, it's never as good.

Cheap(er) alternatives, whilst retaining some taste, are farmed trout and catfish ((latter comes with various names such as 'Vietnamese River Fish etc... a good firm fish, with taste)).

Monkfish was great for 'stews', but as mentioned, the more popular it gets, the higher the price. Sea Bass is brill, but a bit pricey.

If you have a fish market/monger in your area, I'd recommend trying some of the more 'less popular, or unusual' fish .... Cod or Haddock and chips is not the only thing on the market!

Link is to a local market fishmonger, listing their wet fish produce (was going to paste it, but tooooo long !!! :-D). Have a look around your area....

http://www.ashtonfishmongers.co.uk/Frameset/main.asp?index.asp~mainFrame

GinN

GinN Report 22 Mar 2013 19:27

In Hartlepool in the early eighties, monkfish was a cheap fish - much less than cod and haddock - so I often bought it. Now it's a cheffy favourite, and it sells for over £24 per Kilo in Norfolk!

Sharron

Sharron Report 22 Mar 2013 19:09

We were talking about fish today because we were in a cafe.

There is meant to be a problem with declining fish stocks yet where can you buy a small piece of cooked fis?. I don't know about wet fish because I don't use it.

Most portions of fish are far too large and would be adequate for at least two people so, no doubt a lot of it is thrown away.

Half a piece from our chip van feeds Fred and the cat quite royally.

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 22 Mar 2013 18:20

I actually managed to get four really nice salmon fillets the other day for under £3 !
But usually fish is sooooo expensive which is a shame because I love it.

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 22 Mar 2013 18:19

yes its shocking
in the summer
i am going to take the little man fishig of the local peir
even if we dont catch any it will be fun :-D

Julia

Julia Report 22 Mar 2013 18:05

Have you seen the price of wet fish these days??? £17 per kg. for Atlantic Cod, and £15 per kg for Haddock.
OH bought a couple of pieces for our tea tonight, almost £4, and well, lets just say that it is a good job I am coating them, and serving with bread an butter, or I would think I was living through a famine.
It is positively outdacious. Bet the fishermen hardly see any of that price.

Julia in Snowbound Derbyshire