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

Marcus Coleman's June Blog

Posted by Marcus Coleman, CEO on 07 June 2016

Is it just me? Or is there a really upbeat, positive feeling blowing through our industry at the moment? It certainly feels that way wherever I look.

The Seafish Board visited Shetland in May and much was learnt about the positive way in which Shetland's Local Authority has wor...more

Seafood at risk of being left behind as foodservice picks up

Posted by Richard Watson, Market Analyst on 23 May 2016

Eating out less often was one of the common tactics adopted by consumers to save money during austerity. Seafood was hit harder than other proteins due to its higher average price.  But as the economy continues to make slow but steady progress, consumers' disposable income is g...more

Following the seafood industry from Brussels to Shetland

Posted by Marcus Coleman, CEO on 10 May 2016

As I zip through the French Countryside at 200mph aboard Eurostar I am reflecting on my first experience of the Brussels Seafood Expo Global. And what a great experience it was too! As anticipated, visitor numbers were down on previous years but the general mood was very upbeat with most...more

RFS at UN in NY

Posted by Tom Pickerell, Technical Director on 26 April 2016

Earlier this month Helen Duggan & I attended a conference entitled "Ending Human Trafficking by 2030: The Role of Global Partnerships in Eradicating Modern Slavery," at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The Conference was co-sponsored by the Permanent Observer Mi...more