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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

Seafood deserves a medal - Mel Groundsell February Blog

Posted on 15 February 2017

For those of us with an interest in seafood consumption growth, it's hard not to feel optimistic. Firstly, after years of a downward sloping demographic of aging fish eaters, things are looking decidedly on the up, with a new, younger generation of diners turning to seafood in ...more

Marcus Coleman January 2017 Blog

Posted on 17 January 2017

Here at Seafish we waste little time at the start of each year before we get going with a major event. Yes, that's right, every January we play host to the National Fish & Chip Awards and this year is no different. This is the 29th year that the awards have been held, and ...more

Seafish Round Up Blog December 2016

Posted on 13 December 2016

I don't know about you, but I always feel like December is a time for reflection and for planning ahead. I'm feeling this way even more so than usual this year as it was just twelve months ago that I was offered my job at Seafish.

I'm really pleased to say that my reflections on...more