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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

“Sea For Yourself”- An inspiring seafood journey with a group of remarkable young people

Posted by Lynn Gilmore, Seafish Northern Ireland on 20 April 2015

When I first got an email from Maria Hobitaki, an Electrical Engineer originally from Crete now working at the Bombardier Aerospace Factory in Northern Ireland, requesting Seafish assistance with a project called 'Sea For Yourself', I was unsure what to expect.

Maria is on...more

Fewer, bigger, better

Posted by Mel Groundsell, Corporate Relations Director on 26 March 2015

This month marks an important staging post on the Seafish journey, with one Corporate Plan coming to an end and a new one set to start.  

Looking back over the last few years, it's easy to see how far Seafish has ...more

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