Sustainable fisheries in a changing world

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

Brighton Food Society

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

RFS @ the RFS

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

How does the UK fishing industry move toward discard-free fisheries?

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

Seafood group discusses two of the many facets of responsible sourcing

Posted by Karen Green, Secretary, Common Language Group on 21 August 2012

Bringing the 'hot' topics that are currently affecting the seafood supply chain in the UK to the fore is the clear remit of the Seafish-facilitated Common Language Group (CLG). Responsible sourcing underpins the seafood su...more

May The Best Shop Win

Posted by Andy Gray, Marketing and Promotion on 14 August 2012

It has certainly been a summer of edge-of-the-seat sporting competition and excellence with the European Championships, Andy Murray's 'near victory' at Wimbledon, his subsequent medal glory at the London Olympics, indeed, medals galore for the UK for all manner of sporting disciplines. W...more

Irish Sea Cod Selectivity project

Posted by Mike Montgomerie, Gear Technologist on 09 August 2012

Seafish have just completed a cod selectivity project in the Irish Sea nephrops fishery. The project, funded by Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) through the European Fisheries Fund, was led by Gear Technologist Mike Montgomerie. The aim of this project was to d...more

Industry Panels come together to shape the future of Seafish

Posted by Paul WIlliams, Chief Executive on 26 July 2012

The Seafish Panels are our new mechanism for giving industry direct influence over the work that Seafish carries out and for looking at how we use the levy. They are made up of representatives from all the different industry sectors p...more

Roll up, Roll up! South West gear trial reports success

Posted by Gus Caslake, Fishing Technologist on 19 July 2012

My latest trip was to be onboard the Barentszee a 30 metre beam trawler from Brixham. I was joining Shaun Gibbs and crew to carry out sea trials looking at a replacing a standard rubber hoppered ground gear with a concept rollerball system. The roller ball system had been designed by Dar...more

Dorset Seafood Festival - Two floods in two days, but what a difference a day makes!

Posted by Mick Bacon, Training and Accreditation Adviser on 11 July 2012

Keen to spread the word on RFS, an enthusiastic Seafish team recently descended upon a newly painted, ultra clean Weymouth. Was the Queen coming, are the Olympians on their way or was it just for us and our attendance at the more