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Ice Fish Fishery has recently received Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard certification from the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council.

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Ice Fish Fishery has recently received Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard certification from the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council.

Ice Fish and the Western Rocklobster fishery are the only two local fisheries to achieve the standard, with the latter the first fishery in the world to be certified to the MSC standard. As well as consumer sentiment revealing a strong desire to purchase products from a sustainable fishery, there are significant commercial incentives to the accreditation. Wal-Mart has announced that, within the next three to five years, its US stores will only sell wild-caught seafood from fisheries certified sustainable by the MSC.

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Do you think degustation is purely a European tradition? Well think Yahachi, Subiaco’s exquisite Japanese restaurant.

The tradition known as kaiseki dates back to the 16th century and stems from a Buddhist practice whereby monks placed hot stones wrapped in towels under their robes to ward off hunger during prayer ceremonies. Later, kaiseki became a simple vegetarian meal served after tea ceremonies.

Thankfully a deep respect isn’t a prerequisite for Yahachi’s autumn kaiseki menu on April 27.

Executive chef Masanori Hatta will offer 10 courses featuring three kinds of oyster sashimi, ni-mono (pork belly), mushi mono (steamed fish with shallots and sesame oil), suno mono (eel with cucumber and wakame seaweed), and shokuji (duck and grilled shallots with udon noodles).

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