Insight and research

We provide insight and research on a range of topics and sectors in the seafood industry including fishing, processing, trade and retail data.

Covid-19 impact on seafood industry

Our review of how Covid-19 has affected the seafood industry in the UK.

Fishing data and insight

We collect and analyse data on the economic performance of the UK commercial fishing fleet itself and at the demographics of its workers.

Seafood processing data and insight

We gather and analyse data on the seafood processing sector in the UK including financial performance and employment.

Market supply data and insight

We use HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) data to analyse what seafood species and products are imported from and exported to the UK.

Foodservice data and insight

We gather and analyse data from the foodservice industry in the UK to find out the latest trends and insights on seafood eaten out of home.

Retail data and insight

We gather and analyse data from the independent and multiple retailers in the UK. Find out the latest trends and insights on seafood eaten at home.

Aquaculture research and insight

The aquaculture industry in the UK is growing. We've published an economic analysis of the industry and also shared other interesting research.

Consumer research

The first step in changing behaviour is knowing what really drives consumers. We commission research into attitudes towards buying and eating seafood.

Market Insight

We provide data, trends, and insight relating to the UK seafood market. This content is for seafood businesses only and requires registration.

Current and future trends

We help seafood businesses in the UK understand the trends and changes in the world which may affect them now or in the future.

Research and expert groups

Seafish works with experts in seafood and beyond to coordinate groups that commission and undertake research to support the seafood industry.

Ecosystem services – why seafood is about more than the food on our plates

Our work on public goods and benefits from commercial seafood species and how seafood production can maintain and enhance ecosystem services.