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More Fish and Chips than Ever Before! - Marcus' blog

Posted on 13 February 2018

I didn't expect for one minute that our Fish and Chip Industry would allow the January blues to dampen their party at this year's National Fish and Chip Awards - they didn't let me down!

A great day was had by all for what was the 30th edition of the awards held in the...more

Aoife Martin January 2018 Blog

Posted on 16 January 2018

The first meeting of the Seafish Scottish Advisory Committee (SSAC) meeting will take place later this month. This committee, which was formed late last year, is the last piece in the jigsaw of Seafish's national and regional delivery programme. The new committee will delive...more

Marcus Coleman's December '17 blog

Posted on 12 December 2017

As another Seafish year draws to a close, inevitably I take a few moments to reflect on the support we have been providing to the industry over the past 12 months.

As everyone knows we cover a whole host of issues and subject areas but some of the stand-out highlights include:

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Aquaculture in the spotlight

Posted by Lee Cocker on 14 November 2017

Last month, the Seafish Domestic Aquaculture team attended two major aquaculture events - Aquaculture Europe 2017 (AE2017) in Dubrovnik, Croatia and the ASSG Annua...more

Marcus Coleman Blog - November 2017

Posted by Marcus Coleman on 13 November 2017

It's good to listen...

For the past year or so we have been listening carefully to our industry stakeholders. We have convened our Industry Sector Panels; one representing the Domestic and Export Sector, one representing the Processing and Import Sector and one representing the Consum...more

World Seafood Congress 2017

Posted by Julie Snowden on 12 October 2017

When I joined Seafish over a decade ago my first oversea trip was to Iceland, many of our stakeholders have links to supply from Iceland and collaboration projects were forming.  Initially technical projects were formed with MATIS Ltd, an Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D institute foun...more

Celebrating all things seafood for Seafood Week 2017

Posted on 12 October 2017

Unless you've been in Narnia for the past week, you couldn't have failed to notice that it's been Seafood Week, the annual celebration of seafood across the UK. It's a great opportunity to remind the public, and ourselves, ab...more

For the first time ever the UK fishing industry sees 12 months with no fatalities

Posted on 13 September 2017

When it comes to fishing safety we rarely hear good news. It is usually only news of lost fishing vessels and fishermen that make the headlines. However, there are encouraging signs that the UK fishing industry is becoming safer and recently it achieved a notable milestone - zero fatalities f...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

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