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Seafish Brussels Brexit Update 29/08/2018 – 03/09/2018

Barnier indicates potential for unprecedented future relationship post-EU exit; Barnier - ‘Geographical Indicators’ present stumbling block to EU exit agreement; Raab appears before House of Lords Committee; Lidington consults with Scottish Fishermen over post-EU exit fisheries policy; Scottish Government seeks future role in developing post-EU exit trade arrangements

September 2018

Seafood in Multiple Retail (2018)

Total seafood - the sum of chilled, frozen and ambient seafood sectors, continues the long term pattern of price driven growth.. Salmon continues to dominate total seafood with a 33% value share of the top ten species, selling over twice the amount of cod, its nearest competitor. However, the shoppers long term love of salmon may be coming to an end, as salmon volume fell over both the long and short term. Shoppers are instead choosing other farmed species such as warm water prawns, basa, seabass and sea bream. Traditional species have also recently begun to regain popularity with shoppers: with cod, haddock, cold water prawns and ‘mixed seafood’ returning to volume growth.

September 2018

Final Note on Seafood Ethics Common Language Group meeting on 11 July 2018

Final note on the Seafood Ethics Common Language Group meeting held at Friends House, London on Wednesday 11 July 2018.

September 2018

Frozen Seafood in Multiple Retail (2018)

In the 52wks to June 2018, frozen seafood was the only seafood sector in volume growth as shoppers looked to save money in the current economic climate. UK frozen retail seafood sales were worth £910m (+5.6%) with a volume of 135,980 tonnes (+0.4%); with an average price of £6.69/kg (+5.2%). This factsheet examines the detail behind the performance of the frozen seafood sector including historic and current frozen retail seafood sector trends, frozen seafood key performance indicators (KPIs) and frozen segment and species performance

September 2018

Seafish Brussels Brexit Update 03/09/2018 – 10/09/2018

European Parliament to vote on UK’s EU exit just two weeks prior to ‘Brexit day’; Barnier reportedly describes PM’s Chequers Proposal as “dead”; PM could appeal directly to EU leaders at Austrian summit; ‘No-deal’ EU Exit would necessitate cross-Whitehall budget cuts, reveals leaked paper; Scottish business and public to be consulted on post-EU Exit trade policy

September 2018

Seafish Brussels Brexit Update 10/09/2018 – 18/09/2018

Barnier – deal a ‘realistic’ possibility within two months; Commission President Juncker strikes uncompromising tone during keynote speech 12 September 2018; Government publishes second tranche of ‘no-deal’ technical advisory notices; Chancellor Philip Hammond echoes IMF in highlighting the cost of a ‘no-deal’ EU Exit; Scottish Parliament committee launches inquiry to scrutinise article 50 negotiations

September 2018

Seafish Brussels Seafood Regulation Update 04/07/2018 – 24/09/2018

Vella visits Faroes for high-level event on sustainable ocean governance; DG ENV – Plastics: refuse recycling and marine litter report published; DG SANTE – Health and food safety audits (Fisheries products) – Japan; India – Commission audit results to be discussed in standing committees; Thailand – Commission retains Thailand’s ‘yellow card’ status; Parliamentary Question on infringement procedures against Portugal for IUU fishing; EP motion for resolution – Classifying the American lobster as an invasive species; ENVI – Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment; PECH Committee holds exchange of views on Commission’s proposal for a new European Maritime Fisheries Fund

September 2018

Factsheet - Ambient (2018)

This factsheet provides a summary of the performance of ambient seafood in the multiple retail seafood market up to June 2018. The ambient seafood sector, although the smallest in terms of value of market share in the multiple retail seafood market, is seeing strong value growth +5.0%. However, when compared with the chilled and frozen sectors, ambient is seeing bigger volume declines (-5.0%) largely driven by the high increases in price per kg to £6.39 (+10.4%).

September 2018

Aquaculture e-alert September 2018

Monthly aquaculture e-alert highlighting news items, legislation and reports.

September 2018

CLG news summary Aug and Sept 2018

Summary of news reports sent to CLG circulation list in Aug and Sept 2018.

September 2018

Fishmeal and Feed Fisheries News Summary. Aug-Sept 2018

Seafish continue to support the fishmeal industry through the provision of news and sustainability information. This monthly news bulletin covers the status of feed fish stocks, key EU and UK legislation, industry reports, fishmeal market reports, industry and market news, feed safety and omega-3 health messages.

September 2018

Seafish Seafood Ethics Common Language Group news summary Aug/Sept 2018.

Summary of news reports sent to SECLG circulation list in Aug/Sept 2018.

September 2018

Seafish Brussels Update 18/08/2017 – 25/08/2017

Third Round of Brexit Negotiations; Commission Response to UK Position Papers; Enforcement and Dispute Resolution; Continuity in the Availability of Goods for the EU & UK; Confidentiality and Access to Documents; Exchange and Protection of Personal Data; Statistics on UK-EU Trade; Brexit Customs Vision- Frictions and Fictions; FVO audit report on fishery products from Chile; Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines: Global Implementation; Guidance on food safety management systems for small food retailers fish shops; Regional Ocean Governance in Europe: The Role of Fisheries; Draft Report Technical Amendment to the CFP; New EFSA Guidance on ‘Weight of Evidence’ and ‘Biological Relevance’; Codex; CETA

August 2018

Quick summary of 2018 ICES advice for the seven key pelagic species (up to June 2018)

Seafish continues to support the fishmeal industry through the provision of news and factual information. This quick summary of the 2018 ICES advice (up to June 2018) covers blue whiting, capelin, herring, mackerel, Norway pout, sandeel and sprat.

August 2018

Seafish Brussels Brexit Update 23/07/2018 – 06/08/2018

Welcome to our 'new look' Brexit newsletter; European Parliament’s Brexit Steering Group Demand Northern Ireland/ Ireland ‘backstop’ as Pre-Requisite to Withdrawal Agreement; Barnier and Raab Announce Progress on Security and Defence Cooperation but Differences Remain over Post-Brexit Bilateral Economic Relationship; Article 50 Taskforce Signals EU’s Hope for an Ambitious Post-Brexit Partnership; Tusk Launches Biannual Council Review Assessing Brexit’s Impact on EU; DExEU Releases White Paper Legislating for the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement

August 2018

Seafish Brussels Brexit Update 06/08/2018 – 10/08/2018

Poll Predicts Rise of Anti-EU Sentiment at 2019 European Parliament Elections; Commission Proposes Rerouting Post-Brexit Irish Maritime Freight to Benelux Ports, Sparking French Objections; Environmental Coalition to Campaign on Fisheries White Paper; Prime Minister to Step-up ‘no deal’ Contingency Planning; Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt Calls on Paris and Berlin to Assist in Breaking Brexit Deadlock

August 2018

Food Regulation Newsletter – July & August 2018

Seafood Regulation Expert Group; Business Expert Group (Food Labelling and Standards) Exports Working Group; Rules of Origin; New Seafish Tariff Guidance; Microplastics Project; EU Exit / Proposed Changes to Health and Identification Marks; Evaluation of the Marketing Standards Framework; Regulating Our Future - Amendments to the Food Law Code of Practice (England); European Salmon Smoker’s Association: Guide to Good Practice for Smoked and/or Salted and/or Marinated Fishes; Evaluation of Marketing Standards; Alaska Pollock- Name Change Proposed by US in World Customs Organisation; Ecolabels - Commission’s request for advice; DEFRA Workshop on the Environmental Principles and Governance Bill

August 2018

Seafish Brussels Brexit Update 10/08/2018 – 17/08/2018

PM May Denied Opportunity to Negotiate Directly with EU 27 at Salzburg Summit; Barnier: UK’s EU Exit a ‘lose-lose’ Situation; First Minster Convenes Summit on EU Exit and the Scottish Seafood Sector; Expat Group Launch Legal Challenge to ‘nullify referendum vote’; UK Ministers to Press Pharmaceuticals Companies to Stockpile Drugs as ‘no deal’ Contingency Plan

August 2018

Fishmeal and Feed Fisheries News Summary. June - July 2018

Seafish continue to support the fishmeal industry through the provision of news and sustainability information. This monthly news bulletin covers the status of feed fish stocks, key EU and UK legislation, industry reports, fishmeal market reports, industry and market news, feed safety and omega-3 health messages.

August 2018

Final CLG minutes for 27 June 2018 meeting

Final minutes of the Common Language Group meeting held in London on 27 June 2018.

August 2018

Chilled Seafood in Multiple Retail (2018)

The chilled seafood sector continues to take the largest share of the multiple retail seafood market with a wide range of segments and species. It is unique in being the only seafood sector in consistent growth from 2007 to 2017. However, pressure from falling shopper confidence and reduced spending power has seen chilled volume continue to decline in 2018.

August 2018

August 2018 Quarter 3 Processing Labour Report

This report presents the findings of the third Seafish quaterly survey of recruitment in the seafood processing sector. The report covers April to June 2018 and presents information on factors affecting recruitment, barriers to recruiting British staff, and adaptations companies would make if they were unable to recruit enough staff.

August 2018

Seafish Brussels Brexit Update 17/08/2018 – 29/08/2018

Barnier Issues Statement Confirming ‘continuous negotiation’ as Talks near Final Stages; Foreign Secretary Optimistic Over Post-EU Exit UK/US Trade Deal; Government Publishes ‘no-deal’ EU Exit Technical Notes; Scottish Minister Calls on UK Government to Rule Out ‘no-deal’ EU Exit Outcome

August 2018

Factsheet - Mackerel (2018 Update)

This factsheet provides a summary of the United Kingdom (UK) value chain for mackerel. It is intended to inform stakeholders of the UK seafood industry about the performance of the mackerel product. In 2017 the volume of UK mackerel supply increased through a rise in import volume. However, landings and export volume of mackerel experienced declines. In 2018 (up to latest available data) sales of mackerel in retail increased and commercial food service decreased.

August 2018

Aquaculture e-alert August 2018

Monthly aquaculture e-alert highlighting news items, legislation and reports.

August 2018