Archive for tag: Responsible Fishing Scheme

SeaWeb Seafood Summit – Putting social issues on the agenda

Posted by Tom Pickerell, Technical Director on 20 February 2015

Around 500 sea-foodies from retail, food service, restaurant, catching and farming sectors, Governments and NGOs attended the 11th Seafood Summit in New Orleans last week. This was the first time the Summit had returned to the USA since Sa...more

UK leads the way as global seafood industry puts spotlight on human rights issues in the supply chain

Posted by Libby Woodhatch, Head of Advocacy at Seafish, the UK industry authority on seafood in the UK on 10 February 2015

The seafood industry began addressing sustainability 10 to 12 years ago, focusing on the fish, whilst the human element, in what is often a long and complex supply chain, was overlooked, or simply not thought about. Seafood sustainability was the mantra, but times have changed.  Hum...more

From a Brussels beginner

Posted by Mel Groundsell, Corporate Relations Director on 01 May 2015

As anyone who has been lucky enough to attend this event will tell you, the Brussels Seafood Expo is an endless round of meetings - from sales pitches and deal-makers, to strategy sessions on some of the biggest issues facing the industry.

Seafish was well covered in terms of th...more

There is no place for human trafficking in the seafood supply chain

Posted by Tom Pickerell, Technical Director on 27 July 2015

The seafood industry in the UK has been convening on the issue of ethics and the welfare of people involved in the global seafood supply chain since concerns over Thailand came to the fore 12 months ago.  At industry's request, social responsibility has been added to the Seafish mis...more

Seafish Round Up November 2015

Posted by Janice Anderson, Acting Senior Executive Director on 10 November 2015

This is my first update here on the Seafish blog in my new role as Acting Senior Executive Director. It's an exciting time, both for myself and for the organisation. For me, the new role brings its own challenges and opportunities. Starting a new job at any level is an experience we can ...more

The social and ethical side of fishing – Revitalising the RFS

Posted by Libby Woodhatch, Head of Advocacy on 30 May 2014

In the 8 years since we saw Ian Wightman's Eilidh Anne become the first vessel accredited under the Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) at the grand launch during the Glasgow Fishing Expo, the global seascape has changed significantly. 

In 2006, sustainability was the ...more

2015 and beyond...

Posted by Dr Paul Williams, Chief Executive on 16 January 2015

Last month I talked about Seafish achievements for 2014, so this time I am going to look forward to the next year, but also a little further into the future. Thanks to all the industry members on our Panels, our new Corporate Plan covering 2015-2018, is now prepared and with the four Fis...more

Fish friers fight unite

Posted by Calum Richardson of The Bay, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire on 06 March 2013

Guest blog by Calum Richardson of The Bay, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire ( - winner of the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award and the Good Catch Award as part of the 2013 Na...more

Evolution not revolution!

Posted by Bill Lart Sustainability and Data Advisor on 30 May 2012

Assessing sustainability has become increasingly important for governments, and industry. At the recent World Fisheries Congress, representatives from all sides considered stock assessments as the key basis for action. Fish sourced from non-assessed stocks risks losing its market, yet fu...more

Dorset Seafood Festival - Two floods in two days, but what a difference a day makes!

Posted by Mick Bacon, Training and Accreditation Adviser on 11 July 2012

Keen to spread the word on RFS, an enthusiastic Seafish team recently descended upon a newly painted, ultra clean Weymouth. Was the Queen coming, are the Olympians on their way or was it just for us and our attendance at the more

RFS @ the RFS

Posted by Mick Bacon, Training and Accreditation Adviser on 05 September 2012

Awash (literally) from the success of our attendance at the Dorset Seafood Festival, the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) team is now moving West where we will be raising the profile of the RFS with on...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