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Introducing our new 2016-17 Annual Plan

Posted by Marcus Coleman on 11 April 2016

My first three months at the helm of Seafish have simply flown by. I am very grateful for the many warm welcomes and generous advice offered from everyone that I have met so far. I am also very impressed with the knowledge and commitment shown by all our Seafish staff and I have a real s...more

Seafish Round Up March 2016

Posted by Mel Groundsell, Corporate Relations Director on 08 March 2016

The first year of our new Corporate Plan draws to a close this month which has made for a busy time at Seafish. It can be a daunting task to look back over the full detail of 12 months' work but it's also very gratifying - for the most part I've been impressed with how much we have achie...more

A first month to remember!

Posted by Marcus Coleman on 08 February 2016

In my first month with Seafish, I was delighted that my first 'official' engagement turned out to be the National Fish and Chip Awards held in London's Lancaster Hotel. It was fantastic to see the industry being so loud and proud about celebrating its success. Without exception, every ca...more

Seafood Summit: Gauging Consumer Engagement and Perceptions of Sustainable Seafood

Posted by Julia Brooks on 28 January 2016

Sustainability is now the backbone of the seafood industry thanks to years and years of research and campaigning to ensure fish stocks are at healthy levels. However, engaging consumers with the sustainability message has always been a challenge. Whilst the public will express concerns a...more

Seafood Summit: Addressing data-deficient fisheries

Posted by Dr. Phil Macmullen on 22 January 2016

Data-deficient fisheries are formally defined as fisheries on stocks that are not fully evaluated in relation to primary stock status and fishing mortality management reference points.  It has been estimated that we lack regular assessment data for more than 90% of our Earth's fishe...more

Seafood Summit: Social Responsibility in Seafood

Posted by Libby Woodhatch, Head of Advocacy on 15 January 2016

The review of the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) by Seafish in 2013 highlighted the need for a more robust standard that included a social responsibility dimension and in January 2014, we started the process of modifying this standard, to produce to date the only gl...more

A word from the new CEO

Posted by Marcus Coleman, CEO on 11 January 2016

I would like to introduce myself as the new CEO for Seafish. I was delighted to come through the rigorous recruitment process as the successful candidate and join the organisation on the 5th of January.
 
I am new to the Seafood industry and so my immediate focus...more

Seafood Summit: The EU Landing Obligation – Impacts and Solutions

Posted on 08 January 2016

The Landing Obligation is one of the most talked about issues in the EU fishing industry at the moment, especially since it came in to force for some of the key white fish species on 1st January this year. So how w...more

Seafish Round Up December 2015

Posted by Janice Andersson, Acting Senior Executive on 08 December 2015

It's December, and of course for most of us that means Christmas and all that that entails. Of course in industry the festive period is a busy time for everyone along the supply chain, from the catching sector to processing and retail, with plans in place well in advance to ensure indust...more

Scallop dredging and Cardigan Bay - the scientific research informing policy decisions

Posted by Alex Caveen, Risk Assessment for Sourcing Seafood (RASS) Manager on 24 November 2015

Seafish's Dr Alex Caveen points out the importance of evidence informing policy decisions, after a Guardian Online article criticises scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay.

A recent article by The Guardian questioned the merits of re-opening parts of the Cardigan Bay SAC (Special Are...more