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Seafood Summit: Addressing data-deficient fisheries

Posted by Dr. Phil Macmullen on 22 January 2016

Data-deficient fisheries are formally defined as fisheries on stocks that are not fully evaluated in relation to primary stock status and fishing mortality management reference points.  It has been estimated that we lack regular assessment data for more than 90% of our Earth's fishe...more

Seafood Summit: Social Responsibility in Seafood

Posted by Libby Woodhatch, Head of Advocacy on 15 January 2016

The review of the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) by Seafish in 2013 highlighted the need for a more robust standard that included a social responsibility dimension and in January 2014, we started the process of modifying this standard, to produce to date the only gl...more

A word from the new CEO

Posted by Marcus Coleman, CEO on 11 January 2016

I would like to introduce myself as the new CEO for Seafish. I was delighted to come through the rigorous recruitment process as the successful candidate and join the organisation on the 5th of January.
 
I am new to the Seafood industry and so my immediate focus...more

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