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Fish McBites in McDonald’s Happy Meals: A Sad Sign of the Times

Beel has previously expressed a bit of opinion about McDonald’s Fish McBites. Whatever. But McDonald’s recent announcement that it will offer the first new Happy Meal in more than a … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Bounty on Fake Shark Fins

The China Daily reports that the Guangdong province government is offering a 300 yuan (US$48) to 300,000 yuan reward to persons who provide tips regarding fake and substandard shark fins. The rewards are … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Two Recent Fish Festivals in China

Beel is very excited.  The past few days have seen the start of two fish festivals in China.  Please let Beel present a brief account of these festivals. The China … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fish Festival of the Week: Versova Koli Seafood Festival

Woo hoo, says Beel.  The Versova Koli Seafood Festival in Mumbai, India starts this Friday.  A fish festival.  Indian food. Kingfisher. What more could Beel want? The festival celebrates the food … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Two Disparate Views of the Hong Kong Shark Fin Trade

One view of the Hong Kong shark fin trade: An article published last week in the South China Morning Post reports that shark-fin traders in Hong Kong see Western campaigns … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

More Mislabeled Fish: Fake Shark Fin Soup Is Poisonous

An investigative report by CCTV Focus, broadcast last week, revealed that restaurants in several Chinese cities, including Beijing, Guangdong, Zhejiang, and Fujian are serving artificial ‘shark fins’ made from mung bean starch, gelatine, … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Three Reasons to Eat Your Pickled Herring

Beel has had the occasional bad experience with pickled herring. Still, Beel can think of three very good reasons to eat pickled herring. It ain’t Surströmming. It ain’t Rakfisk. It especially … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Caledonia: Where Spearfishing Meets Diving

This photograph, taken by Stephane Ducandas, was one of several published in the Daily Mail last November. The photographs in that article document what Ducandas believes is an unique way of … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Carp Sells for $54,500 at the Chagan Lake Fish Festival

The Chagan Lake Fish Festival, in Jilin Province, China, is in full swing and the results of the traditional auction of the first fish captured are now available. It is … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

If its the New Year, Carp Must Be on the Menu

In Europe, indeed throughout the world, there are a variety of foods that are traditionally eaten, or avoided, at the New Year.  For example, in Hungary eating chicken or fish on … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment