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Okay - who's eating all the fish!!

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PollyinBrum Report 23 Jan 2013 15:06

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


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 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 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 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 Report 23 Jan 2013 13:22

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


Muffyxx Report 23 Jan 2013 11:25

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


BrendafromWales 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 Report 23 Jan 2013 08:41

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


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 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.