Seafish

  • Kiwi innovations set for UK trials

    Kiwi innovations set for UK trials

    24th January 2024

    Two gear technologists from New Zealand completed a whistle-stop tour of the UK at the end of last month, discussing the potential uses of their novel codend technology – which has now become widespread in the Kiwi fishing industry –…

  • Seafish revises proposed levy changes

    Seafish revises proposed levy changes

    4th January 2024

    Twenty-five years after the last change to its levy – the charge paid to Seafish for the majority of seafish products landed or imported into the UK – the body has published its full response to an informal consultation on…

  • Getting to grips with fishing gear

    Getting to grips with fishing gear

    17th November 2023

    Seafish recently refreshed its longstanding working relationship with the Sintef Flume Tank in Hirtshals in northern Denmark by running a two-day basic fishing gear training course there for 14 non-fishers. Consumers increasingly expect responsibly sourced seafood, which means there is…

  • Successful Seafish Fleet Survey concludes

    Successful Seafish Fleet Survey concludes

    16th October 2023

    After 10 weeks of fieldwork, it is time to wrap up our 2023 Fleet Survey. Our researchers spoke to 370 skippers and vessel owners, visiting harbours from every corner of the UK. I would like to thank every fisherman who…

  • Seafish meeting draws wide range of expertise

    Seafish meeting draws wide range of expertise

    12th October 2023

    The Fisheries Management and Innovation Group, setup by Seafish to bring together a wide range of views about marine protection and fisheries, held a lively meeting in Fishmonger’s Hall in London last week. The catching sector was largely absent from…

  • Skilled Worker Visa guides published

    Skilled Worker Visa guides published

    14th September 2023

    Seafish has published a series of guides to help those in the industry employing non-UK nationals understand the Skilled Worker Visa process. In collaboration with Darren Stevenson of law firm Wiggin LLP, it has created five guides outlining the steps…

  • UK fishing industry prices up but profits down in 2022

    UK fishing industry prices up but profits down in 2022

    6th September 2023

    Seafish has released financial estimates that put numbers to the difficulties faced by the UK fishing industry last year. The dataset is based on information on financial performance gathered from vessel owners during the 2022 Fleet Survey. The data collected…

  • Seafish launches 2023 Fleet Survey

    Seafish launches 2023 Fleet Survey

    13th July 2023

    Vessel owners and skippers encouraged to take part in annual survey of UK fishing fleet Seafish fleet researchers will once again be visiting ports and harbours around the UK this summer, starting now and continuing through to September. The annual…

  • From port to policy: industry views on shellfish management

    From port to policy: industry views on shellfish management

    2nd June 2023

    At last year’s Fisheries Management Plan stakeholder engagement events, fishers and seafood businesses worked with regulators to chart the future direction of shellfish management – and key themes emerged to guide the next stage of the process BY AOIFE MARTIN…

  • Seafish processing survey underway

    Seafish processing survey underway

    18th April 2023

    Seafood processing businesses are being encouraged to participate in the annual Seafish processing survey, which was launched last week. A research team will be contacting processing businesses across the UK between now and June. Consisting of a five-minute call and…

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