Safety at Sea

Posted by Paul Williams, Chief Executive on 19 August 2011

On the back of Wednesday 19th August's news that Fish Fight's chef, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, had to be rescued when his fishing boat got into trouble off the Devon coast, safety at sea is definitely a hot topic.

For the fishing industry, enforcement is a tricky subject....more

Fishing: Fighting for the Answers

Posted by Phil MacMullen on 09 August 2011

Many people may have missed it, but there was a second piece about fishing broadcast yesterday. Preceding Hugh's FishFight was a piece on BBC Radio 4. It was all ...more

Hugh’s ‘Fish Fight’ – the round up show by Phil MacMullen

Posted by Phil MacMullen on 05 August 2011

Seafish is keen to see how the next installment of Channel 4's 'Fish Fight' shapes up when it airs on Monday 8 August at 9pm. It's certainly true that Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has managed to build quite a head of steam for his campaign and this momentum for change is very welcome.


Fish is easy: preparing to talk to mums

Posted by Karen Galloway on 02 August 2011

UK consumers eat well below the recommended two portions of seafood a week - that's why encouraging people to eat more seafood is one of our key goals or 'themes' at Seafish.

We've now carried out research with consumers to identify the group that gives us the best opportunity t...more

The dangers of oversimplification

Posted by Jon Harman on 25 July 2011

I really like some of the visual, presentations and summaries that The Guardian is producing in its " Datablog: Facts are Sacred" feature. This uses succinct visual representations to prov...more

A fisheries economist’s view of the CFP reforms

Posted by Hazel Curtis on 18 July 2011

There's no doubt that last week's proposals for CFP reform from the European Commission have signaled a fundamental shift in how we manage our fisheries.

Until now, the CFP has focused on harvest contr...more

Is ‘Fish Dependence’ a valid long term concept for a global economy?

Posted by Jon Harman on 11 July 2011

With the EU set to publish draft legislative proposals to reform the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and Common Market Organisation on Wednesday, the volume of commentary from representative and lobbying organisations is inevitably increasing.

Generally the debate is well informed...more

Scottish Skipper Expo

Posted by Mike Montgomerie on 01 July 2011

Working in the area of fishing gear technology, it's always refreshing to get out and meet the skippers who deal with the reality of catching fish on a day-to-day basis - and where better to get that breathe of fresh air than in Aberdeen?

Both Seafish and Kingfisher had small st...more

The latest on fish labelling regulation

Posted by Peter Wilson on 01 July 2011

This week I attended the Group of the European People's Party (EPP Group) public hearing on 'Traceability and Labelling of Fish Products in the EU Market'. The aim was to promote a better understanding of the issues around ori...more

IPSO facto? oh no…

Posted by Philip MacMullen on 22 June 2011

Seafish, and the whole UK seafood industry, have broadly welcomed the recent report from IPSO, the International Programme on the State of the Ocean. It very sensibly identifies ocean warming and acidification as critical threats to the future functioning of marine ecosystems. Our own Pa...more