Publications

The following are a range of seafood industry-related publications produced by the Marketing and Communications team at Seafish.

Seafish 'Team' Fact Sheets

Economics
Seafish Economics works to improve marine and fisheries management and seafood supply chains to enhance the sustainable profitability of UK seafood businesses. The work carried out by the Economics team is central to Seafish's aims of improving profitability and informing decision making. This fact sheet provides outline information on the work of the Economics team, their available publications and contact details. Last published September 2017. Download a copy here.

Fish is the Dish
The Fish is the Dish initiative was designed as a hard-working digital campaign to showcase to families that seafood is a healthy, quick and easy choice to feed the family. This fact sheet outlines the work involved in Fish is the Dish and who to contact if you have any questions on the campaign. Last published May 2015. Download a copy here.

Market Insight
The team of market analysts collate a broad spectrum of reports and insights relating to the UK seafood market from landing, trade, retail and foodservice perspectives. The team analyse these sources and regularly communicates relevant trends. These updates are received and valued by industry stakeholders from fisherman, processors and retailers to the media and government. This fact sheet outlines the work of the team and who to contact if you have any questions our Market Insight service. Last published September 2017. Download a copy here.

Regional Team
The Seafish Regional Team are based at key locations across the UK to support the profitable, sustainable and socially responsible development of the seafood industry in their areas. Having individuals available across the UK ensures that we have an approach that recognises the diverse nature of the seafood industry in different places. It also means that support from Seafish core services is easily accessible and that Seafish engages with SMEs as well as major companies. Last published September 2017. Download a copy here.

Regulatory Affairs
The Regulation team maintains an overview of current and emerging legislation issues relating to seafood and the marine environment. This fact sheet outlines the work of the team and who to contact if you have any questions on regulatory affairs. Last published September 2017. Download a copy here.

General Seafish Publications 

Basic Fishing Methods

A comprehensive guide to commercial fishing methods.

This publication contains illustrations and descriptions of commonly used fishing methods, gears and rigs. It deals mainly with UK fisheries, with reference to other fisheries throughout the world that supply wild-caught fish and shellfish into the UK markets.

A downloadable copy of the Basic Fishing Methods publication can be found here.

If you have any specific questions on the Basic Fishing Methods publication, please contact Mike Montgomerie by email: bfm@seafish.co.uk or telephone: +44 (0)1472 252 327.

Seafood Week fact sheet
Seafood Week is an annual, eight-day, industry-wide promotion and celebration of fish as food. The nation-wide consumer marketing campaign, run by Seafish, is an opportunity for the whole industry to encourage more people to eat more fish more often. This fact sheet provides results on Seafood Week 2015 and outline information on Seafood Week itself. Last published April 2016. Download a copy here

Seafood Industry Factsheet
This information publication is produced annually and contains a wealth of headline information and statistics on the UK seafood industry. Last published March 2017. Download a copy here.

Strategic Investment Fund fact sheet
An introduction to the Seafish Strategic Investment Fund (SIF). Established at the request of our Sector Panels and Board, it will provide us with a flexible, 'light touch' means of commissioning research and development, helping us to deliver our 2015/2018 Corporate Plan high-level objectives.Last published July 2015. Download a copy here.

Fish and chips in foodservice fact sheet
This fact sheet provides a summary of the key facts and figures relating to performance and trends of fish and chips when purchased together as a complete meal from any commercial foodservice outlet.Last published June 2015. Download a copy here.

Fish and chip shop fact sheet
This fact sheet provides a summary of the key facts and figures relating to fish and chip shops performance, highlighting the overall trends in this channel.Last published June 2015. Download a copy here.

The Seafood Guide
The new 2014 Seafish Seafood Guide, a comprehensive 64-page guide to fish and shellfish available in the UK. The Guide contains information on species, sustainability, traceability, recipes and techniques. A great educational tool, it is available to order at a price of £5 per copy, or £2.50 per copy for orders of 50 or more. You can order copies and see a preview of the Guide here. Last published March 2014. This publication is not available in electronic format.