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Seafood workshop for tomorrow's kitchen heroes’

Ryan Nienaber

Seafood workshop for tomorrow's kitchen heroes’

Seafood workshop for tomorrow's kitchen heroes’  In 2019 I had the privilege to meet Jackie Cameron at the eat out awards ceremony where La Colombe (well renown for their tin tuna dish) took top place.  While at this event Jackie and I came up with the idea of sharing some of the wealth of knowledge I have and hands on fish experience with her students so they may better understand where fish comes from and some of the back ground that goes into delivering the best local fish to a restaurants door. Jackie is the owner and headmaster at the...

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Not in my back yard

Ryan Nienaber behind the scenes fishing stories low impact fishing

Not in my back yard

This past Sunday I went to sea off Hout bay in search of tuna, the weather in the morning was incredibly unpleasant, cold and bumpy. I had a videographer on board to capture some of our day so we can share and show our story to our customers, how we fish and the impacts we have with our style of harvest so that the consumers are best informed to make their choices.   Tuna are amazing predators, perfectly designed to cut through the water at high speeds, with big eyes to visually hunt down prey such as sardine, garfish, squids and...

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MODERN DAY CAVE MAN

Ryan Nienaber

MODERN DAY CAVE MAN

MODERN DAY CAVE MAN I am very fortunate to harvest most of my own protein from the ocean and land.  This means that I am intimately involved in the journey my food takes from the ocean or farm to my table. This involvement in the harvest and preparation, ensures that I know exactly where my food comes from, how it was produced and, ultimately, what I am consuming. This is a privilege, but it is not the same for everyone. We live in a time where we are further apart from our food than ever before. Driven by the pressured...

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The fight for survival: Turtles facing more and more threats from plastic filled oceans.

Ryan Nienaber

The fight for survival: Turtles facing more and more threats from plastic filled oceans.

The fight for survival: Turtles facing more and more threats from plastic filled oceans. This past week, we assisted the Two Oceans Aquarium with their Turtle Rescue Programme ( Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation) and successfully transported yet another turtle in need. Greenfish has been actively involved in this programme for the past few years. This week’s project involved the largest turtle we have had a direct hand in assisting- a sub-adult Hawks Bill Turtle. The turtle was found stranded between Struisbaai and Agulhas this past week. Although super weak, our patient is currently stable. The X-rays showed no foreign matter...

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Bluefin Tuna in Cape Town

Ryan Nienaber fishing stories our passion western cape

Bluefin Tuna in Cape Town

Due to its geographic location, Cape Town lends itself perfectly to world class tuna fishing. The warm Mozambican current that runs down the east coast, overlapping with the cold Benguela current that moves down the west coast, brings with it an abundance of nutrients and baitfish. This upwelling, along with the hake long lining and trawling, congregated contours and depths are all contributing factors to why tuna congregate here. The typical season tuna starts in October and is brought on after a good strong blow by the south-easterly wind which drives the warm currents closer to shore. The first half...

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