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TheFishSite Newsletter - 24th December 2007
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Something a bit different in this week's newsletter.... a recipe. Turkey is generally the meat of choice this time of year, but there is always place for a nice Christmas Salmon recipe - even if you don't eat it on Christmas day!

Worse still... our editor digs out a few jokes!
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 2 new features this week:

Gulf of Mexico Proposals for Aquaculture Report
This is a summary of the public hearing draft of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's Red Drum, Reef Fish and Stone Crab Fishery Management Plans and the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Joint Spiny Lobster and Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery Management Plans
Towards Sustainable Development in Acquaculture
By Chris Harris, TheFishSite Senior Editor. At the recent FAO conference on the Role of Aquaculture in Sustainable Development in Rome, FAO ADG of the United Nation's FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Ichiro Nomura, spelt out the need for growth to meet the rising demand for aquatic food.
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* TheFishSite's Very Own Christmas Recipe

A Christmas treat to make them forget all about the turkey!

Christmas Salmon with Corriander Pesto


Ingredients (serves 4)

1kg (2 lbs) salmon fillet or 4 slamon portions Pesto Sauce

1 garlic clove
Handful of fresh corriander leaves
2 tbls. olive oil
2 tbls. lime juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2-3 ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Blend the garlic, corriander, oil, and lime juice in a food processor until it reaches a creamy consistancy.
  3. Season with the salt and pepper.
  4. Place the salmon skin-side down on a greased baking tray and spread the pesto mix on the top of the salmon
  5. Lay the sliced tomatoes over the top and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake uncovered for 15 to 18 minutes.

Serving Suggestion

Serve alongside creamy mashed potato and buttered mange tous.
Schering Plough Aquaculture.
* Some Cracking Festive Fish Jokes

Fish joke #1 What do you call a fish with no eye?


Fish joke #2 What fish is the most valuable?

A goldfish.

Fish joke #3

A fish goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that the teller's name is Patricia Whack. So he says, "Ms. Whack, I'd like to get a loan to buy a boat and go on a long vacation.

Patti looks at the fish in disbelief and asks how much he wants to borrow. The fish says $30,000. The teller asks his name and the fish says that his name is Rainbow Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager.

Patti explains that $30,000 is a substantial amount of money and that he will need to secure some collateral against the loan. She asks if he has anything he can use as collateral.

The fish says, "Sure, I have this," and produces a tiny porcelain fly rod and reel, about an inch long; detailed and perfectly formed. Very confused, Patti explains that she'll have to consult with the manager and disappears into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, "There's a fish named Rainbow Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000. And he wants to use this as collateral." She holds up the tiny rod & reel.

"I mean, what the heck is this??" The bank manager looks back at her and says: "It's a knick-knack, Patti Whack. Give the fish a loan. His old man's a Rolling Stone."
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