Fish sector promotion agency Humber Seafood Group has unveiled a fish wrap product based on the little-used dab as part of a project to promote "under-utilised" species landed in Yorkshire and Humber ports.
The project has the backing of the Sea Fish Industry Authority (known as Seafish) and the Humber Institute for Food and Fisheries. The first product is a frozen wrap using dab with herb and garlic butter, but more are being worked on using species such as coley, ling, pollack and redfish, said Humber Seafood's project manager Simon McCusker. The hunt is now on for a processor in the Humber region to take on the project.
Seafish is keen to persuade consumers to eat a wider range of fish. Despite concerns about fish stocks, Seafish claimed that many species landed in the UK were "doing extremely well"