Discussion forums

The integrity of the seafood supply chain is the focus of a number of Seafish-facilitated discussion forums.

These groups provide a discussion platform for some of the most important issues facing our industry, particularly in relation to the responsible sourcing of seafood. They are an opportunity for all those involved in the seafood supply chain to reach a consensus on common issues.

Current forums include:

There are also a number of similar groups specifically operating within the aquaculture sector; for more information about these, please see the Aquaculture groups page.

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The Common Language Group

The Common Language Group (CLG) develops understanding on a range of important issues affecting the seafood supply chain.

The Discard Action Group

The Discard Action Group is a forum for the discussion of industry-wide problems relating to discards.

The Seafood Ethics Common Language Group

The Seafood Ethics Common Language Group has been set up by Seafish to bring together all sectors of the seafood supply chain to provide a collective response to growing concerns regarding unethical practices within the global seafood market.

The UK Scallop Group

This Group aims to secure a sustainable future for the scallop harvesting sector of the industry.

The Seafish Nephrops Forum

The Seafish Nephrops Forum was created in response to industry requests to establish a cross-sectoral platform for the discussion of issues relating to Nephrops fishing, in order to better support the industry.

The Skates and Rays Group

The Skates and Rays Group brings together all sectors of the supply chain to facilitate an understanding, across the supply chain, of issues surrounding the conservation of stocks, and the management of skate and ray fisheries. The intention is to enhance these fisheries continuing viability as responsible fisheries.

The Pelagic Industry Issues Group

The Seafish Pelagic Industry Issues Group (PIIG) is an amalgam of interested parties drawn together to develop consensus positions on a range of important issues affecting the UK pelagic industry.

The Domestic Processors Issues Group

The Seafish Domestic Processors Issues Group (DPIG) is an amalgam of interested parties drawn together to discuss the key issues affecting processors who process domestic landings in the UK.