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The story of North Sea Cod

Posted by Bill Lart, Sustainability and Data Advisor on 07 August 2017

It wasn't so long ago that stocks of North Sea cod were at historically low levels. As recently as 2006, stocks had fallen to just 44,000 tonnes, dropping dramatically from 200-300,000 tonnes in the 1960s and early 1970s. However, the welcome announcement last month from the Marine Stewardshi...more

Marcus Coleman Blog - August 2017

Posted on 07 August 2017

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I'm going to bang on some more about collaboration being the key to success for the UK Seafood industry. Recently, we've all read the fantastic news from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announcing that North Sea cod is now fully certified as ...more

MAIB Annual Report 2016

Posted by Simon Potten, Head of Safety and Training on 04 August 2017

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch's (MAIB's) Annual Report for 2016 provides a sobering reminder of how dangerous an occupation commercial fishing is.

MAIB Annual Report 2016 published - GOV.UK<...more

Seafish Roundup - Janice Anderson bids farewell to Seafish

Posted on 11 July 2017

After six years at Seafish, I am retiring towards the end of this month and I can't believe just how quickly the time has flown by.

Seafish has changed significantly in my time here. In 2012, the Sector Panels were just being set up to recommend the work that we do for industry. They ...more

Dorset Seafood Festival receives the 'Fish2aWeek' message loud and clear

Posted on 11 July 2017

It was a weekend of glorious sunshine on the South West for The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival. Held over two days (8-9 July), around 50,000 seafood lovers descended on the beautiful beach town of Weymouth to sample the best that Dorset, and its surrounding seas, have to offer.

In it...more

Seafish Roundup - Marcus Coleman's June Blog

Posted on 15 June 2017

It's been a busy few months here at Seafish Towers and now that election purdah has passed, I'm pleased to be able to update you on what's been going on. In April, we attended the largest global gathering of seafood stakeholders - The Seafood Expo in Brussels. This year there were 1,700 exhib...more

Skipper Expo International 2017 - Jeremy Sparks, Regional Manager

Posted by Jeremy Sparks, Regional Manager on 13 June 2017

The Skipper Expo International is now the largest annual UK fishing exhibition and this year, with about 200 companies exhibiting from countries around the UK, EU and further afield this year, its growth shows no signs of abating.

The Expo was officially opened by SFF chief executive ...more

Our 2016 Seafood Processing Industry Report shows Seafish at its best

Posted on 10 April 2017

Last week, Seafish's much anticipated 2016 Seafood Processing Industry Report landed on my desk.

The report provides an overview and detailed analysis of the fish processing industry with particular emphasis on the sea fish processing sector. According to the European Commission, the ...more

Seafish Roundup - Marcus Coleman's March Blog

Posted on 20 March 2017

Corporate planning tends to be a dark art, something that happens amid hush and secrecy behind closed doors. At Seafish, we like to buck the trend, with a corporate planning process that takes decision-making out of the boardroom and into the heart of industry we serve.

For us, the wo...more

Seafish Insight Blog: Why it's OK to eat North Sea and West of Scotland haddock

Posted by Bill Lart, Sustainability and Data Advisor on 17 March 2017

Since around 2007, spawning stock biomass (SSB) has been above the reference point for maximum sustainable yield (MSY) with fishing mortality being lower than the MSY reference point (the basis for a well-managed sustainable fishery).

During the 2016 stock assessment an error in the a...more