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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

Sourcing seafood - empowering businesses to make more informed choices and manage reputational risk

Posted by Alex Caveen, Risk Assessment for Sourcing Seafood (RASS) Manager on 19 November 2015

Risk Assessment for Sourcing Seafood (RASS) Manager, Dr Alex Caveen, explains how Seafish's RASS website can enable businesses to make informed seafood sourcing decisions, following an MCS (Marine Conservation Society) and Fish2fork report, which criticises a number of restaurant chains ...more

Seafood Consumption and Austerity – reflecting on the history and looking to the future

Posted by Richard Watson, Market Insight Analyst on 12 November 2015

"The emerging historical pattern is one of falling consumption in times of recession."

Seafish Market Insight Analyst Richard Watson identifies trends between the UK economy and consumption throughout history.

In the UK, shoppers and consumers have a unique relationship...more

Seafish Round Up November 2015

Posted by Janice Anderson, Acting Senior Executive Director on 10 November 2015

This is my first update here on the Seafish blog in my new role as Acting Senior Executive Director. It's an exciting time, both for myself and for the organisation. For me, the new role brings its own challenges and opportunities. Starting a new job at any level is an experience we can ...more

Behind the scenes at Seafish’s first ever social media Fish Pun Day

Posted by Kieran Westbrook, Marketing and Communications Officer on 19 October 2015

Seafood Week 2015 got underway with the very first o-fish-ial #fishpunday!

It was a day of brill so-shoal media engagement, online o-perch-tuna-ties, and r-eel-y entertaining cod-tent, with waves of people dab-bling in posting fin-ny tweets.

OK, I'll m...more

Shoppers and Consumer Insight event – five key trends and the opportunities they present for foodservice businesses

Posted by Julia Brook, Market Insight Analyst on 16 October 2015

Seafish's Market Analyst Julia Brook outlines what key consumer trends mean for the foodservice sector and how small changes can make a major difference.

Five significant trends came out of Seafish's market data event in Grimsby on Tuesday, October 13, which should give...more

Seafish Round Up October 2015

Posted by Paul Williams, Chief Executive on 12 October 2015

This is going to be my last blog, so an obvious moment for looking back over more than a decade with Seafish. I first joined as the Technical Director back when Seafish was all based in Hull, in a big old fashioned maze of an office overlooking the Humber, with the Flume Tank just around...more

Bringing sustainable seafood to the masses

Posted by Barrie Deas, Chief Executive – National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations on 30 September 2015

Recent figures from Seafish have shown that 70% of all seafood sold in Britain is one of the 'big five' species - Cod, Haddock, Salmon, Tuna or Prawns, while hundreds of others are consistently overlooked. This summer we at the NFFO embarked on one of our most ambitious consumer facing c...more