Posted by Ivan Bartolo, Regulation on 13 November 2012
I had wanted to see a prawn farm for some time so I was delighted that the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), who run the GOAL conferences, had organised a farm visit for delegates attending GOAL 2012 in Thailand.
Early in the morning we piled into two minibuses and travelled t...more
Posted by Mike Montgomerie, Gear Technologist on 01 November 2012
Recently Gus Caslake and I spent a week with skipper Jimmy Buchan onboard his trawler MFV Amity in the North Sea testing several different designs of selective grids for nephrops trawls. The project is managed and part funded by Seafish with the remainder of the funding coming from Marin...more
Posted by Phil MacMullen, Head of Environmental Responsibility on 25 October 2012
At the recent Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum meeting on CFP reform the Devil was clearly in the detail!
Speaker after speaker - from Franz Lamplmair, Bertie Armstrong, Barrie Deas, John Robb, and yours truly - noted that, particularly in Europe, fine intentions are often d...more
Posted by Keir Day, Safety Theme Leader on 10 October 2012
Some time ago Jon Harman and I thought of looking at how safety approaches differed globally and the need to look at those different approaches in order to improve the safety culture of our own industry and to share this information once collated. We started by visiting Iceland and, alth...more
Posted by Phil MacMullen, Head of Environmental Responsibility on 03 October 2012
I've been mulling over my observations from this year's Seaweb seafood summit in Hong Kong, seeing what stories there are to tell. I was there running a panel on the advantages of having better, industry-generated data throughout the supply chain. I managed to find four excellent speaker...more
Posted by Julie Snowden, Project Manager, Seafish England on 26 September 2012
I've organised adventure holidays, workshops, dinner parties and social functions but never a conference, until I was asked to take on the responsibility for Seafish to organise the Humber Seafood Summit 2012.
It's all in the planning and boy, did we plan. Then at last, on the ...more
Posted by Libby Woodhatch, Head of Advocacy on 19 September 2012
The Oceans of Potential Conference in Plymouth this week was my first outing as Head of Advocacy at Seafish, and I thought it may be a lively start with the main draw a panel session to discuss, "Sustainable fisheries in a changing world". A marquee crammed with scientists, conservationi...more
Posted by Paul Williams, Chief Executive on 14 September 2012
I was recently a guest at Brighton Food Society's coastal themed dinner, where, of course, the meal was based around seafood. Brighton Food Society is a group of food writers, publishers and broadcasters who get together to cook, eat and talk the foodie talk. I was invited to say a few w...more
Posted by Mick Bacon, Training and Accreditation Adviser on 05 September 2012
Awash (literally) from the success of our attendance at the Dorset Seafood Festival, the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) team is now moving West where we will be raising the profile of the RFS with on...more
Posted by Karen Green, DAG Secretariat on 29 August 2012
How does the UK move from where we are now to discard free fisheries in practice? A discard ban is the likely outcome from the CFP reform process which currently proposes to introduce the obligation to l...more