Billingsgate to appear on BBC 2 –

Billingsgate to appear on BBC 2 Published:  24 January, 2008

BILLINGSGATE is to gain a place in the spotlight this week, as both its famous market and training school are set to appear on BBC2’s Working Lunch.

Appearing today between 12.30-13.00, is a general piece on London’s wholesale markets, while on Friday, at the same time, the focus will be on the work Billingsgate Seafood Training School undertakes in helping people become fishmongers.

Billingsgate Seafood Training School was established in 2000, and is run by director CJ Jackson and its Board of Trustees. Based just above Billingsgate market – the most famous and largest inland fish market in the UK – the school operates as a charity, with the aim of teaching children about fish – i.e. how it is caught, prepared, cooked and can be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet.

The school is partnered with Seafish to design and deliver knife skills and other courses for industry training. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.