A recent survey, conducted by the University of Nottingham and The Seafarers Charity, has sought to understand the working conditions of fishers who commercially fish in UK waters, and/or on UK flagged vessels, and to identify ways to help improve them. The survey focused on all crew working in the UK fishing fleet, including the local workforce and those from overseas, share fishers, and contracted employees.
This Seafood Ethics Common Language Group (SECLG) bite-size meeting will present the key findings from this report, and provide a forum for a broader discussion of working life within the UK fishing industry.
There will be an opening presentation by Dr Jess Sparks, University of Nottingham, Rights Lab Associate Director, and Chris Williams, ITF Fisheries Section, International Transport Workers' Federation.
This will be followed by a panel session. Pre-prepared questions will be put to our panellists. During the meeting we will also collect questions from the chat box, and either answer these during the meeting or provide written answers after the session.
Dr Jess Sparks, University of Nottingham, Rights Lab Associate Director, and Chris Williams, ITF Fisheries Section, International Transport Workers' Federation.
Dr Jess Sparks, University of Nottingham, Rights Lab Associate Director.
Chris Williams, ITF Fisheries Section, International Transport Workers' Federation.
Mike Park, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish White Fish Producers Association.
Amy Morris, Ethics and Sustainability Manager, Waitrose/John Lewis Partnership.
Rosey Hurst, Director, Impactt Limited.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency representative
Martin Foley, Chief Executive Officer/European Regional Coordinator, Stella Maris.
How to register
To register for this event please email Karen Green, Industry Issues and Communications (link opens in a new window).
Once you've successfully registered for this event, you will receive an event registration confirmation email from Eventbrite, which will include the link to access the event.
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Seafood Issues Groups
The SECLG 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.
Find out more about our Seafood Issues Groups by following the link below.