The vegetarian oyster

Nick Joy cartoon and oyster image

A long time ago, we were trying to grow seaweed and sea urchins alongside our salmon. The approach had many highly technical names, but I like to call it integrated aquaculture. The problems were many, not least in regulation. In the end we failed because growing salmon is difficult enough for most people, but I am still very glad we tried.

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The speed of reaction

Fish Farm with fish cartoon

Opinion piece by Nick Joy I admit that my mind might not be quite on the job at the moment. Coming back from Sicily by car has been quite an experience. Palermo driving is enough to terrify the most sanguine of people and I have seen enough of the world to know. However, we made…

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Why we need exports

Nick Joy salmon image

By Nick Joy Travelling to Europe is a wonderful thing for widening the mind but also reminding me how much we continue to depend on the good taste of our customers. In Italy, where I am just now, it is the norm to spend 10% to 14% of income on food and this does not…

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What shall I talk about?

Salmon fillets with Nick Joy cartoon logo

There’s hardly been any news about farming, so what on earth can I talk about? With French farmers dumping God knows what on their parliament and Brussels trying to fend them off the EU, there’s hardly anything interesting going on. Yet the media are finding it hard to cover. Occasionally they mention the green agenda…

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The nation’s favourite fish

By Nick Joy I may be suffering a little bit, not as you may think from overindulgence for a change but because I went for a long hill walk with friends on New Year’s Day (suffering from the effects of overindulgence). So today my old bones are feeling rather sore from reminding myself just how…

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