We love fishing for our Frozen At Sea produce, and fishing in winter brings its own unique set of demands and challenges. Knowledge about the ways that weather can change the behaviour of the different species of fish makes our job of working with nature much easier. If we can predict what the fish will do in certain weather conditions, it’s plain sailing for us to catch the very best produce.
Here are just some of the things that our suppliers keep in mind as we delve into fish psychology!
Offshore winds are very good for fishing out at sea. If the winds are sweeping off of the land out to sea the movement of the waves become dulled and calmed. This means that food for the fish is not being dislodged by the waves near to shore, pushing the fish out to sea into deeper waters to feed. Cod, in particular, push out to much deeper waters in these environments. Perfect conditions for us, rubbish for surfers. Sorry dudes.
Increase in global temperatures is a very important issue, and it is having a noticeable effect on fish behaviour and fishing in the Northern hemisphere in particular. As the temperature of the seas increase many species of fish are migrating north to maintain the climate that they are used to. The effect this has on the North is that those fish that used to be quite rare catches are flourishing. Fish such as Mullet and Bass are increasing in the North Sea. Cod are coldwater fish, and as such thrive in these water temperatures, as well as Plaice, Haddock, Salmon and Prawns. Our accreditation with the Marine Stewardship council ensures that the trawler operators that we work with in the Faroe Islands, Russia, Norway, Iceland, Germany, France, Spain and in the UK are working with nature towards a stable and sustainable eco-system.
The biggest effect of rain and snow is on those fishing staff on the boats who are likely to get very soggy. Interestingly, these weather conditions have very little effect on the behaviour of fish. A little bracing weather makes catching these sea fish all the more invigorating. It also means that we can wish for a white Christmas without our produce being affected!
No matter what the weather, our suppliers work tirelessly to bring our customers the very best Frozen At Sea Cod, Haddock, Coley, Redfish, and Pollock so you can enjoy your fish and chips without getting wet!