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Seafish News in Brief - August 2019

12 August 2019  |  Seafish News

Getting More Out of Our Seafood Training Networks

As part of Seafish’s training support for the onshore sectors of the UK seafood industry, Cecilia Enquist has joined the training team on a three month contract to carry out the review of the effectiveness of the UK training networks.

Current partners, employers and stakeholders are asked to get in touch with their feedback. We also want to hear from stakeholders in other parts of the UK who might be interested in setting up a Network.

Anyone who is keen to be involved with the review can get in touch with Cecilia at

British Fish Craft Championships

The British Fish Craft Championships organised by the National Federation of Fishmongers takes place later this month.

Seafish is delighted to once again sponsor The NFF British Fish Craft Trophy won by Andrew Barker in 2018.

The 67th annual competition will be held in Cardiff Bay on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August. For more information visit the website.

UK’s Top 60 Fish and Chip Shops announced

The UK’s 60 top fish and chip shops have been revealed making up the shortlist for the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award, the flagship category in the 2020 National Fish & Chip Awards.

The National Fish & Chip Awards are the UK’s premier awards for fish and chips recognising outstanding businesses across the country that are serving incredible fish and chips and providing excellent customer service.

The full shortlist can be seen at here, with more information about all of the shortlists currently announced over on the winners and finalists page. 

Dorset Seafood Festival 2019

The Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival took place last month.

The free event, featured over 100 seafood stalls and cookery demonstrations from national and local chefs positioned around Weymouth’s historic harbour.

Seafish was pleased to be one of the event sponsors and we hosted our own ambassador cookery theatre on the Seafish Stage with a range of exciting demonstrations including BBQ champs Ben Bartlett and Simon Dyer cooking up a storm and Adi Bartlett from the Crabstock Boys demonstrating how to pick and dress a crab.

Watch highlights from this year’s festival in this video.

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