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Seafish Insight Blog: Why it's OK to eat North Sea and West of Scotland haddock

Posted by Bill Lart, Sustainability and Data Advisor on 17 March 2017

Since around 2007, spawning stock biomass (SSB) has been above the reference point for maximum sustainable yield (MSY) with fishing mortality being lower than the MSY reference point (the basis for a well-managed sustainable fishery).

During the 2016 stock assessment an error in...more

Seafood deserves a medal - Mel Groundsell February Blog

Posted on 15 February 2017

For those of us with an interest in seafood consumption growth, it's hard not to feel optimistic. Firstly, after years of a downward sloping demographic of aging fish eaters, things are looking decidedly on the up, with a new, younger generation of diners turning to seafood in ...more

Marcus Coleman January 2017 Blog

Posted on 17 January 2017

Here at Seafish we waste little time at the start of each year before we get going with a major event. Yes, that's right, every January we play host to the National Fish & Chip Awards and this year is no different. This is the 29th year that the awards have been held, and ...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

Seafish Roundup Blog November 2016

Posted on 09 November 2016

At Seafish, we put the spotlight on seafood, pushing it to the forefront of the consumer's mind - after all it is one of our high level objectives to encourage more people to eat more fish more often. 

Seafood Week is our main campaign designed to help ac...more

Seafish Roundup October 2016

Posted by Mel Groundsell on 12 October 2016

The theme of this year's Humber Seafood Summit was 'Supply and Demand' and there were good helpings of both on offer. In terms of quality speakers, inspiring subjects and genuine insight, there was certainly plentiful supply, and from the feedback received over the course of the day, dem...more

Opportunities for seafood in the growing, £53bn commercial foodservice market

Posted by Julia Brooks, Market Insight Analyst on 06 October 2016

The recent Humber Seafood Summit gave me the opportunity to present my research findings relating to seafood's performance in the growing £53bn foodservice market. My research combined market performance (from NPD Crest) with menu trends (from Technomic) and highlighted several key oppor...more

Seafish Round Up September 2016

Posted by Marcus Coleman on 13 September 2016

Three months on from the EU Referendum and there are still a good few issues hanging around on the 'unknowns' list. Our Seafish experts have been able to communicate some clarity around some of those items and we're continuing to provide robust data on crucial areas such as economics. Wh...more

Amazing innovation on show as Kingfisher attend “Norfishing 2016”

Posted by Matt Frow on 23 August 2016

Norfishing is the largest catching sector fishing exhibition in Europe, attracting over 500 exhibitors and ~20,000 visitors over the four days. The show has operated in Trondheim since the 1960's and is now held every two years, alternating with <...more

Tragic loss of life at sea has to end

Posted by Simon Potten, Head of Safety and Training on 09 August 2016

The publication last week of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch's (MAIB) Annual Report for 2015 provides an opportunity for the fishing industry and all those actively trying to improve fishing safety to take stock of how well we are doing.

The two most reliable indicators...more