Fish Update Briefing Friday October 16

DINERS in a restaurant in China got the shock of their lives when a raw fish on the menu jumped from the plate just as they were about to tuck into their Japanese delicacy meal known as fresh sashimi.
The fish can be seen lying on the plate before its fin begins to shake. The fish’s body then leapt from the plate in a manner which caused some of the diners to scream. The episode was filmed by a cameraman in the party and has been seen by more than 20 million people around the world. It is not known if the restaurant party finished their meal.
STAFF at Young’s Seafood sites in England and Scotland have been busy knitting teddy bears to donate to Operation Christmas Child (OCC) this winter. So far the employees have made 125 little knitted bears to be included in OCC’s Christmas shoeboxes and given to vulnerable children across the world.
Organised by human resources controller Maria Fotellis, the teddies have been coming from across the UK to be sent to children in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia to help them celebrate Christmas.
Fotellis said: ‘Everyone loved the idea and it’s been a huge success. We’ve all been knitting as fast as we can to provide as many teddies as possible to this fantastic charity.’
A VISIT to a seafood restaurant last weekend ended with five men being stabbed and a woman struck in the face. A fight broke out during an argument at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood in the south east part of the city in the early hours.
The victims, mostly in their 20s received cuts or stabs wounds of various kinds although none were life threatening.  According to witnesses, the incident began after a male on the restaurant’s second floor sexually assaulted a female patron, police said. When the attacker was confronted by a member of staff he produced a knife.
A  GROUP of fishing industry leaders from Newfoundland have been visiting Iceland with the aim of learning more about processing technology, especially in relation to cod. Cod, and king cod in particular, is said to be making a recovery on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, once one of the richest fishing areas in the Atlantic until stocks were all but wiped out some 50 years ago. Quotas could be increased before the end of the decade.
The trip was organised by Robert Hardy from the Hardy Fish Company in Newfoundland. The Canadians were taken to various fish processing factories in Iceland and shown some of the latest equipment