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Where can I buy fresh fish? - here's where!

Here are the best places to source your fish online, some locally, some nationally - there's sure to be a supply of fresh UK fish being sold somewhere near you!
Fresh fish sales across the UK from Fish on Friday
Fresh fish either delivered or available in your area - mainly the South west from Plymouth initiative, Call4Fish.
Fresh fish from all over Cornwall - from the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide - many fish supplied direct from the fishermen!
If you need to know more any of these organisations are only to willing to help - if you want to be included or just want to know where to buy fresh fish near you!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Trafficked into slavery on Thai trawlers to catch food for prawns - the Guardian

Here is just a short excerpt from a story in the Guardian about slavery on Taiwanese fishing boats. The article is about how men are smuggled into Thailand and sold as slaves with the promise of factory work but they actually end up on a 15m trawler fishing for squid, tuna or trash fish used to feed the country's billion dollar fish-farmed prawn industry:
Many of these slave ships stay out at sea for years at a time, trading slaves from one boat to another and being serviced by cargo boats, which travel out from Thai ports towards international borders to pick up the slave boats’ catch and drop off supplies.

I'm sure many skippers and boat owners in the UK would love for their boats to be at sea for years - if only they were they that reliable!