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Fish Out of Water

Fish Out of Water

Fish out of water: The sustainable seafood guide

A fresh report by the UN food and agriculture organization says the world is eating a record-breaking amount of fish, some 20 kilos per person a year. According to the FAO, nearly a third of stocks are now overfished. So what's an ocean-wise choice?

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Pickerel Cheek Salad

Pickerel Cheek Salad
We put chicken, salmon and beef on our salad, so why not pickerel cheeks?  The cheeks will be ready before you know it!

Pickerel Cheek Salad
(Serves 4-6)

1 lb pickerel cheeks
2 tsp butter
1 bunch fresh tarragon (or other favourite fresh herbs)
salt and pepper, to taste
splash Mirin, to deglaze pan (can use Vermouth or for non-alcohol uses, apple or pear juice)

1 large bowl full baby salad greens (can use mixes or spinach or arugula)
Oil and vinegar vinaigrette (1 part vinegar:3 parts good oil, salt and pepper and dried herbs and/or 1 tsp Dijon mustard).
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Heirloom Pickerel Dinner

Heirloom Pickerel Dinner
Try this tasty recipe for something different!


4 pickerel filets (2 fish)
1 sleeve of Saltine Crackers (un-salted tops), finely crushed.
Olive Oil
2 Cups Water
2 tsp. Salt
2 cups Buttermilk *

Soak fish filets in a bowl of salted water for at least 2 hours; drain, rinse and then soak filets in the Buttermilk for another hour.
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Algae Blooms Cost Fishermen Money and Harm the Environment

Algae Blooms Cost Fishermen Money and Harm the Environment
An algae bloom on Lake Erie is wreaking havoc on fishermen already struggling with smaller catches and migrating fish.

Bobby Cabral has been fishing smelt and pickerel in Wheatley, Ont. for the past 20 years but believes blue-green algae in Lake Erie is making his job more difficult.

Algal blooms "are a very big problem for the commercial fishing industry in the west-end of Lake Erie," says biologist Kevin Reid with the Commercial Fisheries Association of Ontario.
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First Blog

First Blog
Welcome to Taylor Fish and our very first blog! Taylor Fish is a small, family owned fish company located in rural Wheatley, Ontario. The proud owners are John and Donna Hyatt. Donna grew up as the daughter of a fisherman and John has worked in the fishing industry for more than 25 years. My name is Yvonne, and I will be attempting to write these blogs with the assistance of everyone who works here at Taylor Fish, but predominantly from John and Jake, the Plant Manager.
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