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

Getting back to full speed

Posted by Paul Williams on 21 June 2011

It has been a long 15 months since Seafish lost at the Court of Appeal and found that it could no longer draw levy on imported seafood. Three-quarters of our income disappeared overnight, so we were delighted last week when the Supreme Court judgment was issued, finally clarifying that l...more

World Oceans Day – from the CFP to the Filet-o-Fish

Posted by Phil MacMullen on 08 June 2011

It's World Oceans Day today and one of the events happening around the world is the GLOBE Forum in London, where politicians and some other interested parties will give their suggestions for improving the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP...more

The under-reported threat of ocean acidification

Posted by Paul Williams on 31 May 2011

A journalist friend recently asked me if there was anything on seafood sustainability that hadn't already been done. The implication was that the public have seen so many scare stories on the disappearance of fish that they were a bit bored of it all. Given that most of the scare stories...more

Thoughts from Oz

Posted by Phil MacMullen on 27 May 2011

Phil MacMullen has sent this blog from Australia, where he's been invited to talk about Seafish and the Common Language Group.

Returning to ...more