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Seafish: MCZ statement

Posted by Tom Pickerell, Technical Director on 21 November 2013

Seafish welcomes the announcement from Defra today that 27 of the 127 proposed Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) are to be designated in UK waters. The organisation sees the news as a clear indication that the government are committed to evidence-based decision making.

Four regi...more

Feel Like a Wreck?

Posted by Phil MacMullen on 04 January 2012

There's just been a UNESCO scientific colloquium which has looked at the topic of what's now known as 'underwater cultural heritage' (or UCH). This covers everything from 100 year old plus wrecks to areas that were dry land and inhabited in Paleolithic times but are now submerged. The is...more

Industry group focuses on drive to improve selectivity measures to reduce discards

Posted by Karen Green, DAG Secretariat on 05 March 2012

New selectivity measures and how the fishing industry is really trying to 'gear-up' to reduce discards was one of the key themes at the latest Seafish-facilitated Discard Action Group meeting, held in Defra's offices in London last week.

This group meets three to four times a ye...more

Join the conversation!

Posted by Paul Williams, Chief Executive on 26 September 2011

Most people are aware that Seafish has been through a long process in the courts following a challenge to the levy on imported seafood. In some ways it might appear that this challenge in itself formed a basic examination of the fundamentals of Seafish, but in reality it left many questi...more

Brian Young's blog - a call for new board members

Posted on 14 June 2018

Seafish is committed to engaging with our stakeholders across the UK and so it is always a pleasure for the Seafish Board to get out and about to meet representatives from the industry.  In February we were in Grimsby, where the 'Beast from the East' interrupted many of our best lai...more