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
Posted on 03 June 2014
Posted by Libby Woodhatch, Head of Advocacy on 30 May 2014
In the 8 years since we saw Ian Wightman's Eilidh Anne become the first vessel accredited under the Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) at the grand launch during the Glasgow Fishing Expo, the global seascape has changed significantly.
In 2006, sustainability was the ...more
Posted by Stuart Fusco, The Quayside on 23 May 2014
Within the world of fish and chips, the issues of sustainability and responsible sourcing are becoming increasingly prominent, with growing numbers of customers wanting to know more about how and from where the fish they will be eating, has been sourced. Here at Quayside in Whitby on the...more
Posted by Lee Cooper on 23 May 2014
Celebrating the success of others is one of the best bits of my job at Seafish, and something that's becoming a more frequent happening. The latest celebration of success is thanks to JK Thompson ltd, an Edinburgh fish processor who have given Kirsty Peacock and many of her colleag...more
Posted by Briana Marsh on 16 May 2014
In August 2013 I joined Seafish and have been working as a communications executive. This means that, apart from being asked if I get free fish (only once, sadly), I tend to get asked lots of questions about seafood. Going from knowing nothing to what I hope is a reasonable working knowl...more
Posted by Dr Lynn Gilmore on 06 March 2014
I met the proof that lifejackets really can save lives last September in Portavogie, Northern Ireland.
The proof is a young fisherman called Sam Cully. In September, Sam was pulled from the Irish Sea by Portaferry Lifeboat, following the rapid sinking of his vessel. He was uncon...more
Posted by Tom Pickerell, Technical Director on 03 March 2014
Yesterday, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall presented the final episode of Fish Fight, his campaign to change the policy towards discards and raise awareness on various marine conservation issues.
Overall, it is hard to argue that Hugh's campaign has not been largely a force for goo...more
Posted on 24 January 2014
One particular aspect of the landings obligation that worries me is the phenomena of 'choke' species. This is a potentially disastrous situation whereby a lack of quota for one particular species may prevent you from risking going to sea and fishing in case you catch that species. If thi...more
Posted by Bill Lart on 20 January 2014
Seafish Jan 2014
Bill Lart, Chair of the Seafish Skates and Rays Group gives an overview of the conservation of skates and rays in the UK and Europe.
Skates and rays are members of the shark family, are popular due to their ...more