Seafood Regulation Expert Group

The Seafood Regulation Expert Group (SREG) is made up of industry representatives and experts. Group members identify major developments in food and related legislation which may affect the UK seafood industry.

The Group reports on significant issues and developments to the industry and to Seafish, as well as responding to the government on behalf of the industry. The Seafood Regulation Expert Group provides:

  • A forum for the evaluation of issues and industry priorities
  • Expert industry advice for government departments and agencies
  • Support to Seafish's regulation team

The Group also provides expertise and advice within the framework of the Government's Regulation Delivery Team expert panels. These expert panels provide clarification and consultation on matters of technical interpretation and practical enforcement.

The group's scope includes all legislation which impinges on the handling, processing and marketing of seafood, and group members are to communicate details of group activities as widely as possible throughout the industry.

The Seafood Regulation Expert Group meets every four months, though working groups that are dealing with specific issues may meet whenever necessary. The group's secretariat is provided by Seafish.

Chair: Fiona Wright

Secretary: Hannah Fawcett

Director Responsible: Corporate Relations Director



  • Jimmy Buchan, of the Scottish Seafood Association
  • Martyn Boyers, of the British Ports Association Fishing Ports Working Group
  • Simon Dwyer, of Seafox Management Consultants and Grimsby Fish Merchant Association
  • Lesley Fairhurst, of Waitrose
  • Martin Forsyth, of the British Frozen Food Federation
  • Gary Gould, of the Association of Port Health Authorities (APHA)
  • Gordon Hart, of Marine Scotland
  • Jennifer Howie, of Food Standards Scotland
  • Dave Jarrad, of the Shellfish Association of Great Britain
  • Billijo Jones, of West Yorkshire Trading Standards
  • Chris Leftwich, consultant
  • Paul Little, of the Department  for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
  • Gordon Maddan, of Regulatory Delivery
  • Hugh Mantle, of the National Federation of Fish Friers
  • Doug McLeod, of the British Trout Association
  • Malcolm Morrison, of the Scottish Fishermen's Association
  • Steve Norton, consultant
  • Andrew Pillar, of the Scottish Pelagic Processors Association
  • Dale Rodmell, of the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations
  • Debbie Sharpe, of the Foods Standards Agency Northern Ireland
  • Mike Short, of the UK Seafood Industry Alliance
  • Tim Silverthorne, of the National Federation of Fishmongers
  • Jill Wilson and Chris Conder, of the Food Standards Agency