Seafish aims to improve marine and fisheries management and seafood supply chains to enhance the sustainable profitability of UK seafood businesses.
At Seafish, we achieve these objectives by providing expert, relevant, impartial and trusted economic evidence, analysis and evidence. Our work focus areas include:
- The fish processing sector and its economic performance and impacts.
- The UK fishing fleet and its economic performance and impacts.
- Surveys and data collection under the EU Data Collection Framework.
- Economic services offered to the industry, including vessel benchmarking.
- UKFEN, the UK Fisheries Economics Network.
- Quay Issues, a new magazine looking at creative and innovative approaches to the challenges facing the catching sector.
We also work with economic data relating to many other issues relevant to the UK seafood industry, including the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, rights-based management, catch quotas, and Marine Protected Areas.
The economics team at Seafish conducts annual financial surveys of UK fish processors. In addition to these surveys, the team carries out a census of all UK fish processing businesses every two years.
The Seafish economics team has published annual reports, based on its economic surveys of the UK fishing fleet. The 'Quay Issues: 2014 Economics of the UK Fishing Fleet' includes the most recent nationwide costs and earnings data on the UK catching sector.
The Seafish fleet economic performance dataset contains financial, economic and operation performance indicators for the period 2006-2016.
Seafish is responsible for the collection of economic data relating to the UK seafood industry, including fishing fleet and processing statistics.
As part of Seafish's main areas of focus we seek to provide accurate, timely data to inform decision making. Data gathered during the Annual Economic Survey of the UK Fishing Fleet provides the foundation for a number of reports and all of our bespoke expert advice. In order to provide information, analysis and this advice, we need your help.
The Seafish economics team offer advice and tools to businesses in the fisheries industry.
Quay Issues is a magazine for the fishing industry and tells some of the stories unearthed during our annual Fleet Survey. Quay Issues looks at some of the challenges facing the industry and the creative and innovative approaches fishing vessel owners around the country are taking to overcome them.
The 18th biennial IIFET conference, hosted by Seafish, took place at the International Conference Centre in Aberdeen and was widely regarded as a great success.
UKFEN is the UK Fisheries Economics Network, a network for economists and analysts working in the seafood industry.
Seafish produces regular reports, surveys and other publications, many of which can be downloaded below.
The Seafish Economics Team is carrying out a study to investigate the impact of the Landing Obligation on demersal and nephrops vessel owners' strategic intentions for their businesses.