The Sutton Harbour pedestrian footbridge will reopen to the public at 6am tomorrow (Good Friday, April 19th) in time for Easter.
Plymouth has a fascinating history extending back to the Bronze Age. Originally called Sutton, meaning south town, Plymouth gradually grew from a small settlement by the sea into the busy city we know today. Thanks to its natural harbour, Plymouth was initially a fishing village primarily, and Sutton Harbour was the major fishing port for the area – as it remains today.
Shakespeare may have famously pronounced that music was the food of love, but we think there’s a stronger argument for it being fish. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here’s why we’d suggest serving up some freshly caught fish landed at Plymouth Fisheries for your loved one on February 14th.
Tales of sea creatures and island adventures consume much of our childhood fairytale favourites, from meeting Ariel and her family in The Little Mermaid, to discovering the lost city of Atlantis.
But many of the commonly-held myths about seafood and sea creatures which we’ve grown up with are just as much a fairytale with little truth to them when you look a little deeper.
Halloween is upon us and it’s time to spot ghosts and goblins roaming the harbour, vampires looking for their next meal and werewolves howling at the moon. But not all the spooksome creatures can be found on land; the sea is full of scary-looking fish lurking and looking for their next prey, and some of these often land up on people’s plates.
The octopus is one of the oldest creatures in our seas, with fossils dating back 296 million years, and their ancestors predate dinosaurs. When we’re young they’re often introduced to us as funny-looking fish that inspired scary, mythical creatures like the Kraken, but how much do we really know about them? Here are a few octopus facts, including the best ways to easily cook them at home.
The leaves are starting to turn brown, the cold is slowly starting to creep in and before we know it, we’ll be wrapping up with woolly scarfs and hearing the distant sounds of jingle bells. Autumn is just around the corner and although many different types of fish are widely available and of great quality all year round, some are at their peak at specific points of the year.
Plymouth Seafood Festival returns to celebrate the best of Britain’s Ocean City on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September.
In a vibrant celebration of fresh fish and seafood, the historic Barbican and Sutton Harbour will host a stunning showcase of sustainable seafood caught locally just off the shores of Plymouth.
Fences are up, metal plates have been installed and signs are now in place for the temporary walkway across Sutton Harbour Lock while the pedestrian footbridge is closed for repairs.
Fish is one of the healthiest foods there is, containing high amounts of protein and omega-3s. These are important for brain and heart function, and can even help to lower your blood pressure. Not only is it good for you physically, but eating fish high in omega-3 has been linked to alleviating the symptoms of SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder.
This month we’re putting not one, not two, but three fish in the spotlight.
Our first fish of the month is turbot, an impressive fish which can grow up to 10kg in weight. However, turbot is expensive and normally reserved for high-end dishes in the kitchens of seafood restaurants. That’s why this month we’re bringing you two other sustainable fish, plaice and mackerel, which is more affordable, but still in season and sustainable.
Here at Plymouth Fisheries we love to eat all different kinds of fish every day of the week. However, for many people fish is a treat saved for Fridays, with Good Friday being the most popular day of the year to eat fish. So, after the recent Easter celebrations, it got us thinking - why do we tend to always eat fish on Fridays?
As the seasons change so do the species of fish that can be found in UK waters. Our coasts are
relatively quiet during the beginning of spring as some fish begin to travel to their spawning grounds and others, which may have migrated away for the winter, are yet to return. However many local species of fish, such as pollack, are thriving.