New Chair for Seafish Northern Ireland Advisory Committee

Harry Wick announced as chair of the Seafish Northern Ireland Advisory Committee (SNIAC) and takes up role with immediate effect.
Profile photo of Harry Wick, Seafish board member

We’re pleased to announce that Harry Wick will be the new SNIAC Chair. Harry is the Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Fish Producers’ Organisation, which represents the interests of around 140 fishing vessel owners. He also co-chairs the Northern Ireland Fishermen’s Federation and is a member of the United Kingdom Association of Fish Producer Organisations. Prior to this Harry was a Royal Naval officer during which time he served in the Fishery Protection Squadron as a Marine Enforcement Officer on behalf of the MMO.

The primary role of SNIAC is to ensure the effective delivery of our services to benefit the seafood sector in Northern Ireland. The Committee is made up of representatives of the Northern Irish industry from fishing and aquaculture, distribution and processing, to food service and retail. It is responsible for advising the annual work programme for our team in Northern Ireland, in line with our Corporate Plan.

Our CEO Marcus Coleman said:

We are very grateful to have Harry taking on the role of Chair of the Seafish Northern Ireland Advisory Committee. We look forward to working with him and building on progress made through the SNIAC under the tenure of previous Chair and Seafish Board member Alison Austin OBE.

The link between the Seafish Board and the Northern Ireland Advisory Committee is an important one, it cements the understanding of the issues facing industry in Northern Ireland at a UK level.

Harry Wick added:

I’m delighted to accept the role as chair of the Seafish Northern Ireland Advisory Committee. Northern Ireland’s seafood industry punches well above its weight and is at the forefront of some exciting and innovative projects. 

Seafish and SNIAC have a key role in enabling that enterprise and I look forward to working with our NI colleagues in continuing to promote our world class seafood industry and seafood products.

The SNIAC currently meets twice a year. The next committee meeting will take place in November 2021.

Further information on SNIAC is available from the link below:

Or contact our Regional Manager in Northern Ireland:

Sally Chamberlain
Regional Manager Northern Ireland
07866 141 872