Seafish News in Brief – July

10 July 2018

Gear Tech training course held at flume tank in Denmark

Last month Seafish's Mike Montgomerie held a gear technology training course at the Flume Tank in Hirtshals, Denmark, for a group of fishery officers from the Republic of Ireland. The officers were from the Sea Fishery Protection Agency and are responsible for inspecting fishermen's gear at sea and onshore to check it conforms to current regulation.

An example of some of the glowing feedback received from the SFPA is below:

 "I worked as a deckhand when I was 17 and thought I had a fairly good knowledge of nets but it's only now I can say without any hesitation that I would be comfortable giving gear technology evidence in a court of law. This is the type of training that all officers should attend irreverent of experience due to its uniqueness. The flume tank brings nets alive and Mike Montgomery's technical experience is fantastic."


New Seafish Market Insight provides overview of the UK market for 2017

Our new value chain report gives an overview of the performance of the sectors of the UK market in 2017. A detailed analysis of the performance of the UK market by home nation is also available in the UK Seafood Value Chain 2017 by home nation report - it provides information on the main supply for seafood landed or imported into, or from the UK.


Seafish Economists play key role in first WGECON meeting

Hazel Curtis, Chief Economist, co-chaired and Arina Motova, Senior Economist, contributed to the very first Working Group on Economics (WGECON) meeting in Copenhagen in June. This group was set up to help bring a consideration of economic and social factors into the fisheries management of ICES member countries.    


Speakers announced for this year's UK Seafood Summit

The UK Seafood Summit has attracted an impressive line-up of speakers from trade, industry and science for its inaugural event with topics covered including Brexit and the effect of microplastics on the marine environment. You can read more on the speakers by visiting the website. You can register for the event which takes place on 17th and 18th October at DoubleTree Forest Pines, Broughton, North Lincolnshire.