Tonight sees the launch of the Big Fish Fight season on Channel 4 with Hugh’s Fish Fight at 9pm. All their top chefs have joined forces to champion sustainable seafood and celebrate lesser known delicacies of the deep. If you are watching tonight and on twitter Channel 4 would love you to use the hashtag #BigFishFight and follow @BigFishFight, sign up to the www.facebook.com/BigFishFight page to be kept informed about the campaign and visit www.channel4.com/Fish for recipes and other exclusive content.
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Hugh’s Fish Fight
(Tue 11 Jan, 9pm, C4)
Hugh heads out into the North Sea in search of cod and to campaign against the waste of precious food resources.
Three years ago, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall galvanised public opinion when he launched his initiative to create greater awareness about chickens. Now Hugh sets out to understand what is happening to Britain’s fishing industry.
It is well known there is a problem in the oceans. Hugh wants to find out what is going on at the industrial end of our fisheries. And what he finds is that it’s not just bad – it’s mad. What Hugh discovers is that up to half the fish being caught in the North Seais being thrown back into the sea dead, because of what he believes are crazy EU rules.
Hugh launches his most ambitious campaign yet, to try and put an end to this shameful practice. It’s a fight which will take to some dark and unexpected places – not least the corridors of power in Brussels.
In an effort to encourage the nation to eat different kinds of fish, and so relieve the pressure on the cod, tuna and salmon, Hugh and his Head Chef Tim launch an audacious campaign to revolutionise the chippy.