New APPG on Fisheries
The issue of recruitment into fishing careers will be the focus of an event in Parliament.
It’s part of a new programme of activity for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fisheries.
The group is now opening its doors to the fisheries sector to foster discussions around the future of the industry, and promote UK fishing.
The programme will commence in spring with events scheduled around key themes of interest to fishing, processing and coastal communities. The first one being the issue of recruitment on 7 May 2019. For more information visit the website.
Fish exporters urged to register
Exporters wanting to export fish to the EU after 29 March are being urged to sign up to a new digital service to make sure they are able to continue trading fish in the event of a no deal.
UK exporters will be required to obtain a validated catch certificate for most fish and fish products. Catch certificates prove the fish has been caught in line with established conservation and management measures.
To be ready for leaving, fish exporters should familiarise themselves with the new services to generate the necessary export documentation. To register for the service visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/create-a-uk-catch-certificate
Scottish Seafood Summit
With 13 days to go until the Scottish Seafood Summit starts in Aberdeen, there’s still time to grab the last few tickets, but if you can’t make it you can watch it on livestream.
In the week the UK is set to leave the EU, the event will focus on the challenges and issues affecting the seafood industry with topics around labour force, trading relationships and access to fisheries resources.
Fishing Plotter Survey
Fishermen are invited to share information with Kingfisher to help them develop the ways they provide hazard and zone data. Take part in their survey here by 1 April for the chance to win a £100 voucher.
Young Seafood Leaders at Bergen
Young seafood leaders was the topic of conversation at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) in Bergen this month at a lunch hosted by NASF and Seafish.
Marcus Coleman, CEO at Seafish spoke about how he was inspired by Norway’s version at last year’s event to launch the UK Young Seafood Leaders Network in October 2018.
John Hester, Head of Supply Chain & Operation at Young’s Seafood Ltd, who is part of the Network also spoke on behalf of the group.
Anyone interested in joining the Young Seafood Leaders Network should email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. You should be aged between 25 and 40 and work within the UK seafood industry.