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Seafish News in Brief – December 2019

16 December 2019  |  Seafish News

New chairperson sought for Seafish Wales Advisory Committee

We are seeking a chairperson to provide leadership and direction to the Seafish Wales Advisory Committee members and enable the committee to fulfil its responsibilities and formulate proposals for investment of Seafish levy in Wales. 

The Chairperson will ensure that recommendations of SWAC are given due consideration within the Seafish decision making process. Closing date for applications is 10 January 2020.

For further information click here.

Future of Our Inshore Fisheries conference presentations

Speaker presentations and Q&A videos from the Future of Our Inshore Fisheries conference are available to download.

The project looks at how to transform management of the inshore resources over the medium to long term to ensure fisheries, marine environments and coastal communities are sustainable and thriving. You can view presentations here.

TESS, Gear and Aquaculture sites updated

Our Tools for Ethical Seafood Sourcing (TESS), Gear and Aquaculture website sections have all been updated with the latest information.

TESS launched in March 2017 as a one-stop-resource-shops tarts with an overview of the social issues impacting on the seafood supply chain.

The Seafish Gear database contains information on a wide range of fishing gears including the selectivity and discard reduction scheme options that can be used with them.

The Aquaculture tool offers profiles of farmed seafood that is most important to the UK market, and replaces and expands our popular Aquaculture Responsible Sourcing Guides.

NFACA categories all revealed

It’s not long until The National Fish & Chip Awards in London.

All the category finalists have now been revealed, but there’s still chance to book a table for the prestigious event. To find out more click here.

CLG presentations on website

The Common Language Group presentations from the latest meeting can be found on our website.

Speakers included Bryce Stewart, University of York; Bill Lart, Seafish; Sam Stone, Marine Conservation Society, and Kara Brydson, FIS. Download presentations here.

New official controls framework

The Official Controls Regulations (OCR) [Regulation (EU) 2017/625] came fully into force on 14 December 2019, repealing and replacing several pieces of EU legislation. 

While provisions will remain substantially the same there are some exceptions. Seafood importers and trading agents can click here to read more.

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