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UK Seafood Value Chain 2015 4 Sections

Julia Brooks

Breakdown of the UK's top traded species, total seafood supply, top export markets, top import markets and total seafood sales in 2015.

February 2017Download PDF

UK Seafood Value Chain 2015

Julia Brooks

UK consumers purchased £6.34bn of seafood in 2015 +0.2% v 2014

February 2017Download PDF

lD Guide for Skates and Rays

John Richardson, Gus Caslake, Roger Forbes

ID guide for species of Skates and Rays commonly caught in the Celtic Sea and English Channel

February 2017Download PDF

Marine Legislation Newsletter – December 2016

Sarah Horsfall

Scotland – Consultation on Dealing with Gear Conflict; UK – Marine Litter, Consultation on Microbeads; UK – Consultation on Amendments to the EIA Directive; Changes to the 2012 Fisheries Concordat; England – South Marine Plans; EU – Horizon 2020; Marine Protected Area Consultations Scottish Natural Heritage report into Priority Marine Features; EU – Developing new legislation on fisheries data collection; NI – Designation of Four Marine Conservation Zones

January 2017Download PDF

Reducing the depuration time of bivalve molluscs: assessing risk based reductions in depuration times

Mandy Pyke

Bivalve molluscs harvested from ‘B’ classified areas which are to be delivered to market alive need to be ‘depurated’. This involves holding them in clean seawater in such a way that they purge themselves of low level bacterial contamination. In the United Kingdom this has traditionally been done for 42 hours. This period of time is not set by legislation or science and is applied to all species. The FSA have reviewed this situation and will now allow the length of the depuration process to be shortened, in circumstances where the Food Business Operator (FBO) can provide evidence to and gain the authorisation from the local enforcement officer that to do so would not result in an unsafe food being placed on the market. For some foods and FBOs the potential reduction in depuration time may not be suitable or desirable. Seafish have produced this paper introducing the subject of risk assessment in this context.

January 2017Download PDF