Working with our own sector panels and government departments, we are committed to collaborating to make a difference on the issues and challenges that matter most to the UK seafood industry with a flexible approach.
With the panels, we have identified five key areas in which Seafish intends to support the UK seafood industry:
- Changing landscape: A changing political, economic and regulatory landscape as the UK exits the EU.
- Seafood consumption: Stagnant consumer demand and strong competition from other protein and non-protein foods.
- A safe and skilled workforce: Competing with other food production sectors for access to a suitably skilled workforce, while addressing complex challenges around workplace safety
- Ensuring sustainable supply: Sourcing sustainable seafood in an increasingly competitive global market, alongside continued public concern over practices that compromise human welfare and the environment.
- Innovation and data: Successfully accessing the data, information and knowledge that will ensure the sector is equipped to understand and respond innovatively to a changing environment.
As our core remit is to support the seafood industry, we take a huge interest in the end consumer – the people across the country who buy, cook, eat and love seafood in all its forms. One of our highest priorities is to ensure consumers continue to receive a high-quality, safe, and sustainable source of seafood across the UK.
Read more about our current work in our annual plan.