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Seafish News in Brief – January 2019

14 January 2019  |  Seafish News
Meet the Interim Director of Corporate Relations

Hazel Curtis has been appointed as Interim Director of Corporate Relations for a six month period.

Hazel will move into her new role with immediate effect, being responsible for MarComms, Market Insight and the Regional teams. 

She was previously Chief Economist at Seafish, managing the economics team. Hazel has been at the organisation since 2000.

Scottish Seafood Summit 

The first Scottish Seafood Summit is a few months away and tickets are being snapped up. The speaker list is being finalised and will be released this month.

The event will be held in Aberdeen on 26 and 27 March 2019. Tickets are free over the two days, but delegates need to register in advance to book a place. Visit the event listing to register.

Fishing Industry Catch Certificate Update

The fishing industry is being encouraged to get ready for EU catch certificates in the event of a no deal Brexit.

From 29 March, in the event of a no deal, most fish and fish products will require a catch certificate for import or export between the UK and EU. This also applies to fishermen who land fish directly into EU ports.

To plan ahead, businesses will need to know the species, vessel that caught it, date it was landed, and weight of consignment.

Find more information on our website.

Landing Obligation Survey

The Common Fisheries Policy 'Landing Obligation' is designed to eliminate discards in European fisheries. As part of an ongoing evaluation of the implementation of this policy by a European body, a survey is being carried out to poll the views of seafood buyers and ‘responsible sourcing’ managers of large retail supermarket chains on the Landing Obligation. 

Seafood buyers as well as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) / sustainability managers for large retail chains selling fresh fish are invited to complete the short anonymised online survey, which can be accessed here.

For further information on this survey please contact Dr. Leyla Knittweis-Mifsud who has been contracted to carry out this survey.

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Search is on for the UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year 2019

The competition is now open to find the next UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year in the competition sponsored by Seafish, and run by The Grimsby Institute.

The young chefs, all under the age of 25, will be competing in one of three regional heats starting in May. They will work in teams of two to produce a three course seafood menu using sustainably sourced seafood.

Each team will be judged by a panel of professionals, including a regional chef. The judges will be headed by Ben Bartlett, Master Craft Guild of Chefs, BBQ Champ and Seafish Chef Ambassador.

The Grand Final will be held in Grimsby on 7 June. To find out more visit the website.

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