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Tom Pickerell's September Round Up 2015

Posted by Tom Pickerell, Technical Director on 08 September 2015

Seafish is hosting the biennial "World Seafood Congress" in Grimsby from Saturday 5th to Wednesday 9th September. In 2013 the Congress was held at St John's in Canada and before that, in 2011, In Washington DC. As the seafood capital of Europe, it is fitting that Grimsby has it's turn ho...more

Seafish Round Up August 2015

Posted by Mel Groundsell, Corporate Relations Director on 10 August 2015

Only one month to go to the World Seafood Congress, which this time round will be hosted in Grimsby from 5th to 9th September. This truly global event for seafood professionals will bring together an impressive line-up of world-class speakers to deliver a great programme of presentations...more

Research in action: families, fishmongers and furry monsters

Posted by Brianna Marsh, Communications and Marketing Executive on 07 August 2015

Recently, we were asked to partner with Cbeebies, the BBC's programme of learning for those aged six and under, f...more

Injury and fatalities are not an acceptable risk of being a commercial fisherman in the UK

Posted by Simon Potten, Head of Safety, Training and Services on 03 August 2015

It was extremely saddening to read in the Marine Accident Investigation Branch's 2014 Annual Report that eight fishermen lost their lives last year, double the number who died in 2013. ...more

There is no place for human trafficking in the seafood supply chain

Posted by Tom Pickerell, Technical Director on 27 July 2015

The seafood industry in the UK has been convening on the issue of ethics and the welfare of people involved in the global seafood supply chain since concerns over Thailand came to the fore 12 months ago.  At industry's request, social responsibility has been added to the Seafish mis...more

Seafish Round Up July 2015

Posted by Janice Anderson, Business Services Director on 14 July 2015

For the past month I have been out and about a lot more, getting the chance to meet industry and our levy payers. I went up to the Skipper Expo in Aberdeen at the end of May, and as well as appreciating the efforts in setting up our stand and the variety of services on offer from Seafish...more

Seafish on tour

Posted by Paul Williams, Chief Executive on 08 June 2015

Seafish is on tour, with a series of events around the UK to present the new Corporate Plan. We are covering most of the country, from Peterhead to Plymouth, where we hosted our first meeting on 3rd June. The aim of these events is to explain how the Plan was developed, based on sol...more

A fond farewell

Posted by Paul Williams, Chief Executive on 11 May 2015

As many of you will already have heard, I am leaving Seafish towards the end of this year. So why have I chosen this moment to announce that I am stepping down as Chief Executive? It really is all to do with the fact that, for the first time in many years, I feel that I am leaving behind...more

From a Brussels beginner

Posted by Mel Groundsell, Corporate Relations Director on 01 May 2015

As anyone who has been lucky enough to attend this event will tell you, the Brussels Seafood Expo is an endless round of meetings - from sales pitches and deal-makers, to strategy sessions on some of the biggest issues facing the industry.

Seafish was well covered in terms of th...more