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A fishy farewell to 2014

Posted by Dr Paul Williams, Chief Executive on 08 December 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, and we come close to wrapping up the present Corporate Plan, it seems a good opportunity to look back at the year. With our Technical Director in place (Tom Pickerell) and with a Corporate Relations Director joining us during the year (Mel Groundsell) I was look...more

Marine Protected Areas still need an evidence-backed approach

Posted by Dr Tom Pickerell, Technical Director on 13 November 2014

A year on from the announcement of the designation of 27 Marine Conservation Zones (MCZ) in English waters which commenced the development of a UK ecologically-coherent network of Marine P...more

World Seafood Congress 2015: Update from the team

Posted by Dr Tom Pickerell, Technical Director on 31 October 2014

Next September Seafish will be hosting the biennial 'World Seafood Congress' in Grimsby. In 2013 the Congress was held at St John's in Canada and before that, in 2011, In Washington DC. Whilst the gauntlet has been well and truly thrown down by these former hosts and their glamourous loc...more

UK's best chippie reports unbelievable eight months of growth

Posted by Stuart Fusco, Quayside on 20 October 2014

Voted the UK's best Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop at the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards in January this year, the people behind Quayside in Whitby can't quite believe how much life has changed.

Run by brothers Stuart and Adrian Fusco, Quayside has seen its turno...more

How the UK seafood industry is tackling slavery in supply chains

Posted by Tom Pickerell, Technical Director on 17 October 2014

Anti-Slavery Day, which falls on 18th October, aims to 'raise awareness of modern slavery and inspire people to eliminate it.' Whilst incidents of slavery in the UK fishing industry are thankfully rare, the same cannot be said for t...more

Evolution not revolution in assessment of data poor stocks

Posted by Bill Lart, Sustainability and Data Advisor on 13 October 2014

Assessments of fisheries sustainability have become of increasing importance for governments, but also industry and commerce, where there is a perceived need to source from stocks with assessments and a full suite of reference points. Fish from stocks without assessments risk being delis...more

An interview with... Mike Berthet

Posted by Mike Berthet, Purchasing Director on 29 September 2014

Mike Berthet is a qualified Chef who has over 30 years of experience in Fish and Seafood, Mike represents M&J Seafood on sustainability issues and ensures their passion and commitment to responsible sourcing is maintained.

In a brief interview with Seafish, Mike outlin...more

Keeping our last hunter-gatherers safe

Posted by Simon Potten, Head of Safety, Training and Services on 24 July 2014

Simon Potten Head of Safety, Training and Services at Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, reflects on the latest figures from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), but says there is still more to be done to improve UK commercial fishermen's safety…

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Fish stocks: over half full or under half empty?

Posted by Tom Pickerell, Technical Director on 27 June 2014

This week saw the release of the European Commission's views and intentions for setting fishing opportunities - the levels of Total Allowable Catches (TACs), quotas and fishing effort - in 2015. The actual quotas aren't decided until later in the year but this is an important milest...more

Education is vital for a future full of seafood eaters

Posted on 03 June 2014

Healthy Eating Week kicked-off this week, an initiative run by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) to help over 1.7million children in the UK learn more about where their food comes from...more