Fish Farm Assistant Vacancy at Seven Springs Trout Hatchery

Fish Farm Assistant

Seven Springs Trout Hatchery, located near Larne in Northern Ireland, is looking for a Farm worker. The applicant will be required to help in all tasks on the farm producing high quality trout ova.

The successful candidate must expect to be involved with the physical work on the site and contribute to the weekend/ alarm cover.

Key competences for the job:

  • Good English skills, oral and written.
  • Qualifications or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with trout farming, preferably brood stock.
  • Familiar with the most common Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Willing to work flexible hours under all weather conditions.

For the right person, we offer an exciting job opportunity within a growing company. We will also provide ongoing training both on farm and with industry related courses such as fish health, welfare and first aid.

We will also offer a relocation package for the right person.

Please sent your application, CV and relevant details by e-mail to pra.troutex@gmail.com or call Paul on 07841 669122

Seven Springs produces and sells eyed Rainbow trout ova. Part of the ova are sold in UK and Ireland, but a large share is also sold through the parent company Troutex ApS to more than 26 different countries worldwide.


“Trout In Ten” Campaign launched

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To coincide with National Seafood Week, the BTA launched a “Trout in Ten” social media campaign issuing a daily trout recipe which can be prepared in 10 minutes and under.  View our posts and tweets here:

 

BTA Facebook       BTA Twitter


Trio of trout – restaurant-style but easy to make at home

Look what you can create with rainbow trout (and professional tuition!) at The Edinburgh School of Food and Wine

 

We were most impressed to see what the students made last Saturday with the fantastic fresh rainbow trout, kindly delivered to the School by Dave Pate at Belhaven Smokehouse

 

The students were on a Fish and Shellfish day at the School, mastering filleting & boning  a selection of different types of  fish, then making some fairly elaborate dishes.  The trio of trout might look fiddly, but actually is fairly easy to replicate at home!    Remember you can buy ready filleted rainbow trout in most retailers, so feel free to skip that bit of the recipe.  Why not have a go, and remember to tweet us your pics of the final dish @british_trout

Trio of Trout, beetroot, horseradish (serves 2)

Trout(whole)

2

Crème fraiche

4 Tbsp

Capers

1 tbsp.

Horseradish

good pinch

Lemon

½

Beetroot

½

Red wine vinegar

50ml

Brown sugar

25g

Red pepper

½

English mustard

1 tsp.

Parsley/Dill/Tarragon

bunch

Shallot

1

Lime

1

 

Firstly, fillet the trout, pin-bone and set aside.  Julienne the beetroot. Dissolve the brown sugar in the vinegar and, when totally dissolved, pour over the beetroot and allow to cool.  For the horseradish cream, mix the desired amount of horseradish with the crème fraiche and season with salt, pepper and a few drops of lemon juice.

For the smoked trout Paté, make sure the trout is rid of bones and break it up into pieces. Add some crème fraiche,  lemon juice, dill, tarragon, parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

For the Tartare, chop the trout and add the mustard, chopped peppers, chopped capers, chopped dill and a squeeze of lime. Add a little rapeseed oil and season to taste. Set aside.

Season and pan sear the fish, as per the demonstration,  finishing with a touch of lemon. Arrange the components on the plate with some leaves and enjoy!

 

 


Top marks!

 

 

 

We are delighted to learn from a survey carried out by The Grocer magazine on consumers thoughts about fish that 83% of those surveyed recognised that ‘good fats and omega-3’ are one of the main health benefits of eating fish.  Well done to all of you who knew this too!

 

Rainbow trout is classed as an oily fish, and current Government guidelines suggest that we should all be eating at least two portions of fish per week, one of them to be oily fish.

 

We have some great recipes on our website and for those of you who are worried about kitchen smells or touching the fish (a handful of those surveyed did say this was why they did not eat fish), then here is a great recipe : baked trout with a gremolata crust.  Just pat the topping onto ready prepared fillets (available in most retailers/fishmongers) with a spoon and pop in the oven.  The garlic, citrus and parsley topping will smell delicious as it cooks!

 

 

 


Have you made your fish switch yet?

We are delighted that trout is yet again being incorporated into Sainsbury’s annual Switch the Fish campaign.  Thank you Sainsbury’s.     If you ask for salmon at the fish counter, you will be offered trout instead and  various trout products will be discounted by 20%. If you have not tried trout before, or even if you need a bit of inspiration, why not look at our website, www.britishtrout.co.uk, where we have plenty of recipe ideas from simple grilled trout to more elaborate dishes if you are in the mood to cook something a bit different.    Trout has a delicate sweet flavour so is popular with children and adults alike.  Trout is also classed as an oily fish – high in omega 3 essential fatty acid -and is rich in vitamin D – the ‘sunshine vitamin’ which can help to boost our mood – so plan to eat trout regularly to keep you and all the family in tip top health.