Dr. Blake and I live in coastal Massachusetts. In fact, his cliffside home overlooks Gloucester harbor. So we are no strangers to fresh fish and seafood. But even we are impressed by the freshness and selection of the catch here in Istanbul. And each time we visit, we make a point of having as many seafood meals as we can possibly fit into our stay. A favorite waterside lunch spot is just beyond this seaside fish market, under those trees you can just make out in the back. Oh, to be there right now with a plate of fried hamsi, the Black Sea anchovies (seen here) that always seem to be in season during our visits.