Posted by Mike Mitchell, Quality and CSR Director, Young’s Seafood on 22 May 2012
This is the keynote speech given by Mike Mitchell at the opening session of the Sixth World Fisheries Congress in Edinburgh on 8th May 2012. (Annotated and reproduced with permission).
For those of you who have travelled a long way to be here and may not have heard of Young's, it may interest you to know...more
Posted by Michel Kaiser, Bangor University on 16 May 2012
Guest blog by Professor Michel Kaiser, Bangor Univerity
Unless your name is Lord Coe, there aren't many of us that spend four years planning an event on the scale of the World Fisheries Congress.
We finally saw the fruits of our labours unfold in Edinburgh last week and judging by the extensive media coverage the event was a huge success both for the delegates and messages that it conveyed. As one of the lead organisers I...more
Posted by Nigel Brown, The Nigel Brown Cookery Academy on 09 May 2012
Guest blog by Nigel Brown of The Nigel Brown Cookery Academy
Despite its growing popularity at home, it still remains the case that most people are most likely to choose seafood when they're eating out in restaurants. In my experience, many people are still reluctant to cook fish from scratch at home and are unsure about what kind to buy and how prepare, handle and cook it properly.
So, in this bl...more
Posted by Jon Harman, Operations Director on 27 April 2012
I've been coming to the European Seafood Exposition for longer than I care to remember. It was nice though to be able to demonstrate to a former associate that it really isn't necessary to share a taxi from the airport to the show as the free shuttle bus works very well (just think of all the money he could have saved...more
Posted by Heather Middleton, Promotions and Marketing Manager on 19 April 2012
As one of Seafish's newest recruits and being tasked with carefully minding the 'Fish is the Dish' baby for Jo Dunlop while she's on maternity leave, I've learned a lot in my first two months. As a Marketer I could probably talk for Britain, ...more
Posted by Keir Day, Safety Theme Leader on 03 April 2012
During a recent visit to Iceland by Jon Harman and myself we were kindly invited by Captain Hilmar Snorrason who is Principal of the Maritime Safety and Training Centre in Reykjavik, aboard their training vessel.
This fine ship was once a car ferry which was bought for £10 and then converted into a mobile training vessel by local fishing companies, fishermen, engineers and donations from interested parties. The vessel delivers cour...more
Posted by Karen Green, Secretary, Aquaculture Common Issues Group on 26 March 2012
Current issues affecting the aquaculture industry were once more at the fore as the Seafish-facilitated Aquaculture Common Issues Group (ACIG) met in London on 15 March. This is an excellent forum for exchange of information, bringing together bodies from across the fish farming supply chain.
The future of the UK aquaculture ...more
Posted by Jon Harman, Operations Director on 21 March 2012
Research by my colleague, Karen Galloway (Head of Marketing at Seafish) and her team consistently shows that consumers now have a good understanding of the significant health benefits of consuming fish oils. Karen explored in her blog last year some of the issues around the choice between taking pi...more
Posted by Ivan Bartolo,Regulatory Affairs, Imports on 12 March 2012
As we all remember so well, on 11 March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the east coast of Japan caused a major tsunami which also hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The massive damage and subsequent fire-fighting activities released radioactive material into surrounding land areas and the sea....more
Posted by Alastiar Horabin, Seniors NW Ltd. on 09 March 2012
Guest blog by Alastair Horabin of Seniors When I was asked to write this by Dr Jon Harman I thought, "No problem I will have plenty of time to construct a masterpiece!" However, in reality I am six weeks into my reign as Fish and Chip Shop of the Year winner and since then have got into more areas, subjects and arguments than I could have ever dreamt of - not to mention becoming a new fat...more