It’s been a while since I wrote anything on here, so I’m rather overdue.
The Brussels Seafood Expo has had an impact on me before, I was dismayed, shortly after starting work in Brussels to find that all of the hotel rooms had tripled in price from one week to the next! I ended up staying in Antwerp for the week and commuting an hour each way on the train!
The unexpected story for is the headline grabbing prize win by a seafood company from the Falkland Islands.
I was unaware that the Falkland Islands seafood industry was so international in it’s focus though I guess that’s exactly the sort of thing you need to do to make a living when you fish and squid from some tiny remote islands in the South Atlantic.
As I started to read more I became intrigued by the fact that this was published on a dedicated news agency for the South Atlantic from Montevideo which is the capital of Paraguay. Some of the other recent stories paint a picture of the Falklands as a fishing hub of the world!
Squid is big business it seems, what do you do with over 200,000 tons of squid?
Just another week for the surreal capital of Europe!