Covid-19 support for the seafood industry

Covid-19 is affecting our lives and businesses in a huge way. We’re working to support the seafood sector in this extremely challenging time.

Accessing support and advice

As lockdown restrictions are eased, seafood businesses should follow advice and guidance on working safety. We have collated useful sources of information on reopening and working safely during covid-19.

We know the financial impact this is having on individuals and businesses too. Use our Online Tool to find the financial support measures available for you and your business.  

Supporting e-learning

Funding is available to support online learning opportunities while Covid-19 social distancing requirements prevent the delivery of face to face taught training courses.

Maintaining seafood supply

Our teams have been looking at ways to help maintain seafood supply. We have produced guidance for fishing businesses and mobile fishmongers on selling directly to consumers. 

Promoting seafood to consumers

From May to July, we supported Defra’s #SeaForYourself marketing campaign,  to get more UK consumers eating more seafood caught in UK waters. 

Understanding the full impact on the UK seafood sector

We've been asking businesses throughout the seafood supply chain to share information on how you are being affected and how you are responding. This information has been used to inform regular updates for government. We are also compiling information for an industry impact assessment which will be published in September 2020.

All business information is being treated confidentially. To provide information get in touch with anybody at Seafish or email

Seafish vlogs and updates

Watch the videos below to find out more about our work to support industry during the Covid-19 pandemic.


If you have any queries about our work relating to Covid-19 contact