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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

Could aquaculture be the solution to feed an ever growing global population?

Posted by Lee Cocker, Aquaculture Manager on 15 July 2016

The 13th of July was declared Fish Dependence Day in the EU, the day that the EU used up all its domestic catch for consumption and will now have to rely on seafood imports from the rest of the world to meet consumption demands for the remainder of 2016.

It's a little tongue in ...more

Seafish Round Up July 2016

Posted by Marcus Coleman on 13 July 2016

If ever there was a time for the UK Seafood Industry to set aside individual self-interests and work collaboratively together, this is it. The EU referendum outcome has clearly surprised a lot of people and businesses. It does, however, present opportunities to improve the business envir...more

The concept of the ‘social license’ and what it means for the seafood industry

Posted by Alex Caveen on 04 July 2016

Whether it is mining, forestry or fishing the use of law and evidence based reasoning used to be enough for the consent of an industry operation.

It is however no longer. Reputation is everything.

In an increasingly interconnected world the canvassing of public opinion...more

'AquacultureUK Expo’ – Aviemore, Scotland, May 2016

Posted by Lee Cocker, Aquaculture Manager and Craig Burton, Regional Manager on 15 June 2016

Over 1,400 visitors came to the AquacultureUK Expo held in Aviemore over two full days from the 25th-26th May 2016.  The event consisted of industry talks and over 100 stands occupied by a wide variety of aquaculture exhibitors from across...more

RFS Support Course generates positive feedback

Posted by Anton Dietschel-Buehler, Head of Technical at Flatfish on 14 June 2016

I have to admit that I was quite sceptical when attending the RFS one day support course but it turned out to be a very positive experience for Flatfish. The RFS is something we are passionate about embracing as it aligns with our own ethical and sustainable values and the course certain...more