The social and ethical side of fishing – Revitalising the RFS

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

The Quayside's perspective on responsible sourcing

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

Celebrating Success

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

Insight from a seafood newbie

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

Lifejackets can save lives and I have met the proof

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

Hugh’s Final Fish Fight

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

Addressing the issue of ‘choke’ species in a mixed fishery

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

Skates and rays remain responsibly sourced in the UK

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

GAP2 Exchange – Maiken Bjørkan

Posted by Maiken Bjørkan on 10 December 2013

GAP2 Exchange Programme

I am a lucky scientist from Norway who is currently on a GAP2 exchange  in Barcelona/Palamós. As a part of my duties whilst I am here, I am writing blog posts to share my experiences. I had never written a blog post before part...more

Celebrating Sustainable Seafood Awards at Billingsgate

Posted by Libby Woodhatch, Head of Advocacy on 25 November 2013

It was x-factor time at Billingsgate Seafood School last week with the annual Celebration of Sustainable Seafood, which I was fortunate to chair. I say fortunate as it was an opportunity to spend a day with people who not only care about sustainability, but care passionately about the in...more