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My fishing story so far...

Posted by Head of Responsible Sourcing on 20 March 2015

How did you get into the fishing industry?

Someone once shared their theory with me that within their careers people have 3 distinct chapters; if this is destined to be the case for me then the fishing industry is currently writing the seco...more

Fishermen and educating the future generation

Posted by Brianna Marsh, Communications Officer on 19 March 2015

Educating children about food has never been an easy task. Anyone who has tried to feed vegetables to a reluctant toddler will understand this to be the case, but the reality of food education in Britain isn't great. We all know that as a country we're still eating too much more

Fishing and the changing environment they work within. Their ‘office’!

Posted by Matthew Frow, Kingfisher Information Manager on 18 March 2015

When buying fish in your weekly shop, or having your fish and chips on a Friday, how often do you think of the challenging environment our fishermen work in? Like a lot of us, probably not very often.

You may find that after following the BBC series, 'Trawlermen', or ...more

A passion for fishing

Posted by Alex Caveen - Sustainability & Data Advisor on 17 March 2015

I currently work for Seafish, a UK industry body whose main role is to promote the consumption of fish. Given my main job role is to provide advice on fisheries sustainability, it is in an intriguing juxtaposition. Indeed, my path to working as a marine biologist in the UK fishing indust...more

Catch of the Day – Steve Lawrence

Posted by Steven Lawrence, Data Collection Project Manager on 16 March 2015

How did I get in to the industry…

Despite my Grandad spending most of his working life as a fishmonger, my entry into the industry was completely accidental. I started at Seafish as a temporary worker aiding the then Data Collection P...more

Championing our heroes of the seas

Posted by Tony Delahunty, Chairman of the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations on 03 March 2015

Tony Delahunty, Chairman of the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations writes about the idea behind the federation's forthcoming Twitter campaign, #CatchOfTheDay and why it's vital we support and celebrate the UK fishing industry.

As an island nation, there is a tempta...more

SeaWeb Seafood Summit – Putting social issues on the agenda

Posted by Tom Pickerell, Technical Director on 20 February 2015

Around 500 sea-foodies from retail, food service, restaurant, catching and farming sectors, Governments and NGOs attended the 11th Seafood Summit in New Orleans last week. This was the first time the Summit had returned to the USA since Sa...more

SeaWeb Seafood Summit 2015

Posted by Paul Williams, Chief Executive on 11 February 2015

One of the issues that we regularly debate in Seafish is attendance at international seafood conferences. We try hard to make sure that we are balancing the costs of travel and of losing staff from the day job, with the benefits of getting new knowledge and sharing our progre...more

UK leads the way as global seafood industry puts spotlight on human rights issues in the supply chain

Posted by Libby Woodhatch, Head of Advocacy at Seafish, the UK industry authority on seafood in the UK on 10 February 2015

The seafood industry began addressing sustainability 10 to 12 years ago, focusing on the fish, whilst the human element, in what is often a long and complex supply chain, was overlooked, or simply not thought about. Seafood sustainability was the mantra, but times have changed.  Hum...more

Review of the Brixham Landings obligation meeting

Posted by Gus Caslake, Seafish Regional Engagement Advisor on 02 February 2015

Seafish hosted a meeting on the 14 January in Brixham to discuss opportunities and current initiatives within the beam trawl fleet in the South West (SW). The meeting of 11 stakeholders included beam trawl owners, skippers, net makers and Jim Portus, Chief Executive of the South Western ...more