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A novel idea for Christmas presents

Grilled sardines with a pea salad and olive tapenade (photo copyright Rob Arnell)Stuck for a novel, but affordable, idea for Christmas presents? The Duchy Fish Quota Company may have the solution.

In a change from previous years, for this year's annual calendar the DFQC has kept the naked fishermen under wraps in order to concentrate on the fishermen's 'raison d'être' - Fish. This year's calendar features twelve dramatic new Cornish seafood recipes designed exclusively for the calendar by some of the county's top chefs, all determined to show off the variety and quality of Cornish fish and shellfish available alongside their own ideas for contemporary and tasty cuisine.

Chefs featured in the calendar include Gareth Eddy (Head Chef at Pescadou Restaurant, Padstow) who produced a delicious cassoulet recipe using pollack fillet and dynamic young Tom Bradbury (The Brasserie, Watergate Bay) who created a scrumptious recipe using the most famous of Cornish fish – the sardine.

"We wanted to try something different this year. As more and more people are becoming better informed of the quality and range of Cornish fish available, a seafood calendar seemed like a fantastic way of showing what Cornish fish has to offer," said Nathan de Rozarieux, DFQC director.

The not-for-profit Duchy Fish Quota Company was established in 2001 to buy and hold fish quota for future generations of fishermen. Since it was formed the company has produced a range of products including t-shirts, sweatshirts and car stickers all of which can be viewed on our website –

The calendar costs £5.00 and is available from various fishmongers, delicatessens and bookshops or direct from the Duchy Fish Quota Company.

For further information please contact Nicky of SWPESCA on 01872 270333.

The Duchy Fish Quota Company is supported by South West Pesca and Seafood Cornwall.


Editor's notes:

The Duchy Fish Quota Company was set up in 2001 to protect the livelihoods of existing and future generations of Cornish fishermen. The company is 'not-for-profit' and was established to raise funds to buy fish quota to ensure that Cornish fishing quota is always available to be used by Cornish fishermen.

Since the company was set up in 2001, fundraising has taken a number of forms including the Naked Fishermen calendars, fish auctions, t-shirts, caps and other merchandise. Companies and individuals are also invited to invest in bonds in the company.

Further details of the Duchy Fish Quota Company can be found on the company website


Clare Morgan
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