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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

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