Tag Archives: Seafish

Seafish premiere’s ‘The Business of Processing’ film

SEAFISH PREMIERED its new film exploring the multi-billion pound seafood processing industry to an invited audience from the industry this week.                     The showing of ‘The Business of Processing’ at The May Fair Hotel Theatre provided a perfect opportunity for the UK fisheries industry to get…
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UK kids don’t know their fish from their fish fingers

New research from Seafish has revealed that the UK’s kids have a worrying lack of awareness when it comes to naming different species of edible fish.  
 
  
 In a poll of Britain’s five to 11 year olds, carried out by the industry authority on seafood, one-third (29%) of children named Fish Fingers as an edible…
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Hanging in the balance

COD'S COMEBACK means conservationists face another battle to persuade the fishing industry not to take the fish off consumer blacklists just yet.                         The good news is that North Sea cod stocks are staging a recovery. Strict quotas, fewer discards and selective fishing gear…
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Seafish seek seafood businesses to trial energy ‘hotspots’ profiling tool

THE DEVELOPERS of an intelligent tool that could be used to profile greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the seafood product supply chain are seeking businesses to take part in user trials.   Seafish, with partners SINTEF and Dalhousie University, have created a GHG emissions profiling tool to help the industry identify energy ‘hotspots’ in the…
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New project sets out positive uses for discards

A DISCARDS research project “Utilisation of discards in bait”, funded by Seafish and Defra, has identified new uses for species commonly discarded due to weak or absent markets.                   The Defra initiative ’Fishing for the Markets (2011)’ highlighted that commonly discarded fish could be used to balance…
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Industry challenges skate and ray sustainability reporting

THE UK fishing industry has challenged a report from the University of Salford which suggests that some skate and ray sold in Britain are from declining species.   Supported by Seafish and The Shark Trust the industry has come together to urge retailers to be assured that commercially available skates and rays are from effectively…
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Fearnley-Whittingstall faces fishing industry critics

FISH FIGHT CAMPAIGNER and celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall faces critics from the fishing industry at a meeting held by Seafish.                     Fearnley-Whittingstall was a special guest at the Common Language Group (CLG) industry meeting held at Fishmongers Hall where he defended his campaign in front of more…
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Demystifying the deep

A NEW online tool will help foodservice businesses compare and contrast the 16 seafood certification schemes on the market.                             Sustainable sourcing of seafood is one of the most difficult challenges facing foodservice businesses. It is also one of the most high-profile.…
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North Sea cod stocks rise

NORTH SEA COD stocks have continued to rise for the seventh year in a row, according to figures released by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).   There are indications that reduced discarding and improved fisheries management have played a key part in helping to boost the numbers, which is estimated…
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