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Seafish Round Up October 2015

Posted by Paul Williams, Chief Executive on 12 October 2015

This is going to be my last blog, so an obvious moment for looking back over more than a decade with Seafish. I first joined as the Technical Director back when Seafish was all based in Hull, in a big old fashioned maze of an office overlooking the Humber, with the Flume Tank just around...more

Bringing sustainable seafood to the masses

Posted by Barrie Deas, Chief Executive – National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations on 30 September 2015

Recent figures from Seafish have shown that 70% of all seafood sold in Britain is one of the 'big five' species - Cod, Haddock, Salmon, Tuna or Prawns, while hundreds of others are consistently overlooked. This summer we at the NFFO embarked on one of our most ambitious consumer facing c...more

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