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Flying Fish Seafoods has buyers in all of Cornwall’s major markets, giving us comprehensive information on the quality of seafood available each day.


As well as seasonal variations, the standard and availability of seafood is subject to environmental and oceanographic factors, meaning what is preferable to buy can vary from week to week. Our guide will help you choose the very best fish available in our local markets today.



Fish of the Month

 

half shell scallop

 

DAY BOAT HAND-LINE CORNISH SQUID 

   

Squids are fast-swimming, predatory molluscs. They locate their prey by sight, and ensnare the victim by shooting out two of their tentacles armed with suckers or hooks. The prey is then killed by a bite from the squid's beak. Squid are fussy eaters, though, and often 'fillet' the meat from a fish in tiny bites and discard the rest. This is partly because their brain surrounds the throat, which makes it risky to swallow sharp or hard objects such as fish bones.

 

Squid must either be cooked very quickly or for a very long time, otherwise it will be tough. Cooked properly, it will be sweet and tender. Simply grill whole squid quickly or slice it into rings, dip in batter and deep-fry. Larger squid can be stewed with tomatoes, red wine and olive oil. Squid is delicious stuffed, and can be used in paella.

 

  • landed on the Day boats of Looe Cornwall/Newlyn
  • Full traceability
  • Sizes:  small/medium/large 

  

 

 

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Salmon

 

DAY BOAT CORNISH LEMON SOLES 

 

These beautiful little fish has a sweet delicate falvour,its best enjoyed served whole on the bone and dusted in flour. Also Popular as a fillet maybe breaded. 

These fish actually orginate from the Halibut and Plaice family!

Nutrition wise Lemon Soles benifit from vitamin B12 and Phosphorus.

Tips on buying these fish  check first they must have a natural slime to them also bright red gills and bright eyes not sunken. And they should be naturaly stiff.

 

  • Full traceability 
  • Caught using sustainable methods
  • Available sizes 350-800gm +

 

 

 

 


   

  CORNISH NEWLYN GILL NETTED HAKE 

 

Hake can grow up to 1 metre in length and their lifespan can be around 14 years. Seldom caught on inshore fishing grounds, they are found in water ranging in depth from 200-350 metres. All hake species stay nearer the bottom during the day and come to the middle depths during the night. They are voracious predators which feed on other species found near or on the bottom of the sea. When gutted at sea their stomachs are often found stuffed full of small, whole fish. The male and female hake fish look almost the same and are not easily differentiated.

Hake Gill Netting

Gill net boats are restricted naturally to the number of days that they can fish by the height of the tide. The higher the tide (as in a Spring Tide) the more quickly it ebbs and floes - indicated by the tidal co-efficient, the degree to which the tide changes. During bigger tides, the net, fixed to the bottom, is pushed flat by the movement of the water which prevents as many fish from being caught. As a rule, the boats cannot fish when the tide approaches 18ft (5.5metres) - as measured at Newlyn. Bigger tides can also cause the nets to shift and roll up in the process - more work and no gain for the fisherman.

  • Full traceability
  • Caught using sustainable methods
  • MSC certified June 15th 2015
  • Available sizes ranges from 2kg upto 6kg  

 

 

 

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Salmon

 

CORNISH SKATE WINGS 

 

We tend to buy the bigger wings when buying from the market. They range from 1-2kg wings. You can have these skinned, trimmed or Filleted. With their beautiful texture and no bones this makes the skate a popular choice. Some species also have little black specs in the flesh they look like little tadpoles but these are actually known as 'filaments' which in fact are part of their nervous system. 

Preparation

Take them skinned and pan fry them in butter and capers for the all time classic dish! 



 

  • Caught using sustainable methods
  • Full traceability
  • Available sizes 500-1KG 1/2KG 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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