Register Now for Seafish Sessions at the Seafood Expo Global, Brussels

10 April 2018

Seafish will have a strong presence at the forthcoming Seafood Expo Global, which takes place in Brussels from 24 - 26 April 2018. We will be hosting a number of targeted and informative events, while staff will also be on hand to update visitors on the numerous initiatives and projects currently underway across the supply chain and to deal with any enquiries. Meeting space is also available to UK companies on a first-come first-served basis. Our stand and meeting room is based in Hall 8-4543, so please come say hello.

Details on the specific briefings and workshops and how to register are below: 


REGISTER for the Seafish Brussels Briefings at the Seafood Expo Global - Briefings will be held on the Seafish stand 8-4543 in Hall 8 Tuesday 24 April 14.00-15.00 and Wednesday 25 April 15.00-16.00

The briefings will include updates on Seafish's tools and initiatives aimed at assisting the industry in identifying and addressing risks in seafood supply chains, and enabling the seafood sector to secure and increase sustainable and responsible supply. We will provide updates on the Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme and our confirmed next steps toward internationalisation with a new entity; the development of the new Responsible Fishing Ports Scheme; and an update on our work to support the sector to respond to issues relating to supply chain integrity.

We will also showcase our new Aquaculture Profiles which profile the most important farmed species to the UK market in an easy to use online tool. These profiles provide seafood buyers with a 'one stop shop' resource on aquaculture. Incorporating input from leading industry representatives, the profiles will provide multiple audiences with a wealth of information to support the sector in dispelling common farmed seafood myths and facilitate informed dialogue. A live demonstration of the Aquaculture Profiles will be shown at each briefing and throughout the Expo on the Seafish stand.

If you would like to attend one of the sessions please contact Helen Duggan or Libby Woodhatch to book a place. Alternatively, if you are unable to make the briefings but would welcome an update on any of these initiatives during the Expo, please contact Helen who will be happy to arrange a bespoke meeting.


REGISTER for our session 'Challenging preconceptions of the seafloor habitat impact of bottom trawling' at the Seafood Expo Global Wednesday 25 April 11:00-13:00.

Co-hosted by Prof Ray Hilborn (University of Washington), Dr Alex Caveen (Seafish) and Dr Jennifer Shepperson (Bangor University) the session will provide a global overview of the science on mobile bottom gear impacts, demonstrating that with good data, the impact of trawling in many cases is not as great as previously claimed. The session will also outline best practice in terms of how the seafood industry is working with fisheries managers and NGOs to mitigate the impacts of mobile bottom trawls and dredges, and provide an update on work undertaken by Bangor University for Seafish and the Marine Stewardship Council that will help fisheries managers and industry decide whether a fishery's seafloor impact in a particular area is compatible with meeting conservation objectives or not.

The session will be held from 11:00-13:00 in the Cinedoc Room and will be followed by a Q&A session with the speakers on the Seafish stand 8-4543 in Hall 8 from 14:00-15:00.

To reserve your place please contact Alex Caveen at Seafish.


REGISTER for an update on the ILO's Ship to Shore Project - Seafish stand 8-4543 in Hall 8 on Wednesday 25 April at 11:00-11.45

In conjunction with the ILO, Seafish will be hosting a briefing on the ILO's Ship to Shore Rights project  which is helping the government, employers, buyers, and workers to end labour abuses in the Thai fishing and seafood industry. The session will reveal the findings of the ILO's new data, identify what is working and how other S.E. Asian sourcing countries are reacting, before concluding with a feature on what buyers can expect next. To reserve your place please contact Libby Woodhatch at Seafish or Jason Judd at the ILO.