CLG: Current challenges and future opportunities for seafood | Seafish

CLG: Current challenges and future opportunities for seafood

Date: 13 September 2022

Time: 10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Location: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London. NW1 2BJ

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This meeting will look at the current challenges facing the seafood industry, and the future opportunities for the UK catching sector.

This Common Language Group (CLG) meeting is taking place at Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London. NW1 2BJ. The venue is conveniently located virtually opposite Euston station, and a 10 minute walk from Kings Cross/St Pancras railway station. This is the first in person CLG meeting since November 2019.

Our theme for the day is 'Current challenges and future opportunities for seafood'.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had significant implications for the UK seafood supply chain. This Common Language Group meeting will look at the challenges facing the industry as a result of the ongoing impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the introduction of tariffs; as well as focussing on the challenge of increasing inflation, and the specific issues facing the finfish and shellfish sectors.

The afternoon session will look at future opportunities for the UK catching sector, covering Government priorities and how funding is supporting innovative approaches to increase efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Event Programme

10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Current challenges (Ukraine, tariffs, inflation) – retail price inflation
  • Market/trade analysis
    Joe Cooper, Seafish economic team.
  • Finfish - has cod had its chips?
    Iain Lowrie, Sofina Foods.
  • Challenges across the board
    Andrew Kuyk, Provision Trade Federation/Seafood Industry Alliance
  • Panel session
1.30pm - 3.30pm
Future opportunities
  • Priorities for Government on future catching policy post the landing obligation, and on Remote Electronic Monitoring.
    Elinor Brett, Domestic Fisheries and Reform, Defra
  • Fishing Innovation Scotland (FIS) workstreams - technologies that can boost efficiency. 1. Pilot digitilisation project re Rockall haddock and Nephrops. 2. Vessels of the future – how do we address barriers to fuel efficiency and supporting Net Zero?
    Kara Brydson and Frank Fleming, FIS
  • UK Seafood Fund new opportunities
    Abby Johns, Senior Policy Advisor, Fisheries Funding Policy, Defra.
  • Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Sustainable Seafood Week
    Giles Bones and Loren Hiller, MSC.
3.30 pm
Meeting ends

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Seafood Issues Groups

The CLG is one of a number of Seafish-facilitated discussion forums which focus on the integrity of the seafood supply chain. These groups provide a discussion platform for some of the most important issues facing the seafood 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.

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