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Fishing and the changing environment they work within. Their ‘office’!

Posted by Matthew Frow, Kingfisher Information Manager on 18 March 2015

When buying fish in your weekly shop, or having your fish and chips on a Friday, how often do you think of the challenging environment our fishermen work in? Like a lot of us, probably not very often.

You may find that after following the BBC series, 'Trawlermen', or ...more

How the UK seafood industry is tackling slavery in supply chains

Posted by Tom Pickerell, Technical Director on 17 October 2014

Anti-Slavery Day, which falls on 18th October, aims to 'raise awareness of modern slavery and inspire people to eliminate it.' Whilst incidents of slavery in the UK fishing industry are thankfully rare, the same cannot be said for t...more

Seafish Film Premiere The Business Of Fishing

Posted by David Stevens, one of the skippers of Crystal Sea on 25 March 2013

Guest blog by David Stevens, one of the skippers of Crystal Sea http://www.crystalseatrawling.co.uk/family-history.html


Back in November, Hazel Curtis the Head of Seafish economics team, called us to ...more

The Seventh Chatham House Forum on IUU Fishing

Posted by Ivan Bartolo, Regulatory Affairs, Imports on 10 February 2012

Chatham House hosted the Seventh International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing last week. This conference always attracts a wide range of delegates from all over the world. Again this year there were representatives from the European Commission and Parliament, ...more

How do we define what is ‘natural’?

Posted by Jon Harman on 13 October 2011

There's a lot happening in the marine environment around the UK at the moment, including the introduction of a network of marine protected areas, the reform of the common fisheries policy with a focus on waste reduction, the application of marine planning to the marine environment, and t...more

Yes, you can eat cod with a clear conscience!

Posted by John Rutherford, FASFA on 14 December 2011

Isn't it everyone's fantasy to be eating chocolate with friendly Norwegians while listening to a marine scientist explain why there are more cod in the Barents Sea today than at any time since the end of WW2?

This particular treat was part of the third day of an extraordinary t...more

A year of all-time low statistics, but is the fishing industry really safer?

Posted by Simon Potten on 29 June 2018

Off the back of the MAIB's latest Annual Report, Simon Potten, Head of Safety and Training at Seafish shares his thoughts on what this means for the fishing industry:

On the face of it, the MAI...more