UK leads the way as global seafood industry puts spotlight on human rights issues in the supply chain

Posted by Libby Woodhatch, Head of Advocacy at Seafish, the UK industry authority on seafood in the UK on 10 February 2015

The seafood industry began addressing sustainability 10 to 12 years ago, focusing on the fish, whilst the human element, in what is often a long and complex supply chain, was overlooked, or simply not thought about. Seafood sustainability was the mantra, but times have changed.  Hum...more

Review of the Brixham Landings obligation meeting

Posted by Gus Caslake, Seafish Regional Engagement Advisor on 02 February 2015

Seafish hosted a meeting on the 14 January in Brixham to discuss opportunities and current initiatives within the beam trawl fleet in the South West (SW). The meeting of 11 stakeholders included beam trawl owners, skippers, net makers and Jim Portus, Chief Executive of the South Western ...more

2015 and beyond...

Posted by Dr Paul Williams, Chief Executive on 16 January 2015

Last month I talked about Seafish achievements for 2014, so this time I am going to look forward to the next year, but also a little further into the future. Thanks to all the industry members on our Panels, our new Corporate Plan covering 2015-2018, is now prepared and with the four Fis...more

What do the new food labelling regulations mean for the seafood industry?

Posted by Fiona Wright on 19 December 2014

New regulations came into force on the 13th December which will introduce major changes to all food labelling. The new Regulation has changed from a Regulation on food labelling to a regulation on food information to reflect the change in scope to cover non packaged food such as food ser...more

A trip to northeast Scotland to sea how it’s all done

Posted by Amy Grimwood, Mr C’s in Selby, Yorkshire on 16 December 2014

As part of the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards, Seafish in partnership with Seafood Scotland recently invited myself and the other five finalists in the Young Fish Frier of the Year Award (along with finalist businesses in the Best Newcomer Award) on a study trip visit to the n...more

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