August 12, 2014

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Donnington Trout Farm : For Sale

    DONNINGTON TROUT FARM Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire           Unique, small trout farm business FOR SALE Hatchery, ongrowing, preparation area, smokery, farm-shop and fly-fishing lake Spacious 3-bedroom flat Protected spring-water supply Secure leasehold, 2.5 acre site Designated disease-free compartment status Presently operated as a table farm producing fresh and smoked trout for [...]

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July 22, 2014

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Opportunites for Aquaculture in South West England: Q&A published

As reported in an earlier blog posting, BTA are engaged in a  public/private consortium with representatives from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and The Crown Estate (TCE) as part of a project team to explore the possibility of marine trout farming in the South of England.   The project team have recently (July [...]

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June 3, 2014

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Fish Farming “pillar of rural industry” in Scotland

We are extremely interested in a report, funded by Scottish Government, that demonstrates the aquacutlure industry contributes up to £1.4 billion to Scottish economy. The Scottish aquaculture industry ‘provides considerable benefits for fragile economic areas’ according to the report, commissioned by Marine Scotland and the Highlands and Islands Enterprise and published by Imani and SRSL. The economic [...]

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May 6, 2014

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RR Spink & Sons trout caught online!

We are impressed by the range of products now available by mail order through the launch of RR Spink & Sons online shop.   The online shop provides consumers with a premier product, from a 150 g pack of smoked trout (or salmon – we must be charitable and mention it too!) as a treat purchase to [...]

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April 29, 2014

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Top marks!

       We are delighted to learn from a survey carried out by The Grocer magazine on consumers thoughts about fish that 83% of those surveyed recognised that ‘good fats and omega-3′ are one of the main health benefits of eating fish.  Well done to all of you who knew this too!   Rainbow trout is classed [...]

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April 15, 2014

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GOOD FISH FOR GOOD FRIDAY

With Easter almost here, we’re looking forward to tucking into copious amounts of chocolate eggs. But what about the other culinary traditions associated with this time of year? Eating fish on Good Friday is perhaps the most well-known tradition. As church authorities decreed it a day of fasting, historically people abstained from eating meat and [...]

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April 1, 2014

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New trout product in the Funky Fish range at Asda launches today!

We are delighted to share news of the launch of a new trout product within the Funky Fish range at Asda.    Trout fillets with Lemon and Mediterranean Herb Butter is one of 7 new chilled products in the Funky fish range to hit the shelves exclusively in Asda today.  At 2 for £7 it is [...]

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March 14, 2014

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Have you made your fish switch yet?

We are delighted that trout is yet again being incorporated into Sainsbury’s annual Switch the Fish campaign.  Thank you Sainsbury’s.     If you ask for salmon at the fish counter, you will be offered trout instead and  various trout products will be discounted by 20%. If you have not tried trout before, or even if you need a [...]

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March 1, 2014

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TROUT AND GINGER PAIR PERFECTLY IN A SPRINGTIME SALAD

Fresh trout on a bed of rocket with a ginger salad dressing With the 1st of March officially heralding the start of spring, it’s time to ring the changes in the kitchen. Why not refresh jaded winter palates with this zingy spring salad? With peppery rocket and a ginger-infused salad dressing, this healthy dish celebrates [...]

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February 17, 2014

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What to serve a visiting President who lives in the gastronomic capital of the world?!

As noted on our blog just a few weeks ago, French President Francois Hollande was entertained by Prime Minister David Cameron to a lunch comprising a selection of locally sourced quality British produce at the Swan Inn, Oxfordshire, with locally produced fillet of Bibury Trout featuring on the menu. We can now report that a [...]

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February 13, 2014

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The Tesco Trout Story

We thought we would share with you a short film that has just been posted to the website of the UK’s largest multiple retailer – Tesco. Dawnfresh Seafoods Ltd, the UK’s largest single trout processor, supply a variety of different trout products to the multiple retailers and recently hosted a visit by Tesco to their site at Loch Etive [...]

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February 1, 2014

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When impressing our visitors, Downing Street trust in trout.

Listening to Archie Orr-Ewing of the Swan Inn, Swinbrook, Oxfordshire on the BBC Today programme this morning, we are delighted to learn that trout has been showcased as premium local British produce during recent high level diplomatic talks. Situated in Prime Minister David Cameron’s constituency, the Swan Inn (a location shoot for a scene in the fictional [...]

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January 20, 2014

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Hatchery and On-Growing Unit for Sale

  INVERNESS FISH FARMING, DELFOUR HATCHERY, KINCRAIG     Currently Brown Trout re-stocking farm and rainbow trout fry producer  20m hatchery building containing troughs, 1 and 2m tanks On-growing site comprising 6 x 3m tanks, 8 x 8m tanks, two earth ponds plus settlement ponds Office building and garage Gravity fed supplied by two rivers [...]

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January 7, 2014

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A Full Plate

Following the 4:3 way of life? Tempted to try James Duigan’s Clean and Lean diet? Or what about The GI Diet or Atkins? We all know that successfully loosing weight is more than just about buying the book – it requires long-term changes in diet and lifestyle. The good news is that British trout is [...]

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October 15, 2013

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The real brain food…

Well, if you needed any more proof of trout’s brain-boosting credentials, look no further than British theoretical physicist Professor Peter Higgs. This year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics – whose 50 year-old theory about the ‘God particle’ (a particle that gives other particles mass) was proven last year – is said to have [...]

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October 14, 2013

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Summer Round-Up

The nights may be getting shorter, but at the British Trout Association we’ve been reflecting on our long action-packed summer days. It all started with July’s RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park – a highlight in any gardener’s calendar. Here we worked with family company, RR. Spink & Sons, who travelled down from Arbroath to [...]

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September 23, 2013

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English Marine Finfish Project: aquaculture operators being sought!

Exciting news which BTA are at last able to tell you all about! Experienced aquaculture operators are being invited to tender for a demonstration project in coastal waters off southwest England, addressing the sustainable production of marine finfish. A project team comprised of representatives from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas), ourselves [...]

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September 3, 2013

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Pete Evans’s barbecued trout with prosciutto

There is nothing we like more than discovering a new top chef and a great recipe idea.  We are delighted to find this delicious barbecue recipe that was featured by The Times in their “Last days of summer food: 10 best barbecue receipes”. We think this is the first time we are featuring a recipe [...]

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October 23, 2013

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Trout proves a winner in the Great British Bake Off

Congratulations to Frances Quinn who has defied both the bookies and reports to the contrary in the press to win “The Great British Bake Off” – the baking competition sensation that has been sweeping the nation and has sent Britain’s interest in baking and our sales of bakeware soaring.

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November 11, 2013

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The Perfect Match

Did you catch Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall demonstrate his love for trout on television recently? Casting off for Channel Four’s River Cottage to the Core, he not only caught a fresh trout but then rustled up a salad with it, adding blackcurrant, orange and salad. For Hugh, trout and fennel are the perfect couple – up there [...]

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February 20, 2014

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James Martin’s favourite freshwater fish : trout!

We at the British Trout Association were delighted that top tv chef, James Martin, pronounced trout his favourite freshwater fish in yesterday’s episode of his new BBC 1 series Home Comforts.  In case you missed the programme, follow this link http://goo.gl/J6Yoop to the BBC iplayer.   James Martin is using  ingredients sourced close to his home for the show, [...]

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May 13, 2014

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Trio of trout – restaurant-style but easy to make at home

Look what you can create with rainbow trout (and professional tuition!) at The Edinburgh School of Food and Wine   We were most impressed to see what the students made last Saturday with the fantastic fresh rainbow trout, kindly delivered to the School by Dave Pate at Belhaven Smokehouse   The students were on a [...]

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August 12, 2013

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Trout Farm for sale

Low Laithe Trout Farm, 10 miles west of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, HG3 4BU is up for sale.   This is a raceway farm, set in 5 acres, with an abstraction licence for 6.3 mg/d, and produces up to 150 tonnes per annum.   A four bedroom cottage is also included in the sale (or [...]

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August 5, 2013

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SARF – New Call for Proposals

Microscope Lab

Since foundation back in 2004, BTA provide funding towards, and sit on the Board of Directors of SARF  – the Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum. Over the last ten years, SARF has undertaken invaluable work in areas as diverse as fish health, welfare, socio-economics relating to aquaculture and fisheries, environmental best practice, engineering and modelling…  The list is endless [...]

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July 2, 2013

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Fish Farming Taking Off?

The British Trout Association is delighted that farmed fish production is overtaking beef rearing for the first time in the UK.  A recent article published by The Times newspaper highlights that  aquaculture overtook beef rearing by 3 million  tonnes in output. This shift coincides with a change in diet trends which sees people turning more and more toward [...]

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