Features


  • Global Fisheries Threatened by Declining Ocean Health

    The latest research from the Copernicus Marine Service highlights a worrying drop in the health of our oceans. Rising temperatures in the global ocean and European seas, alongside an unprecedented decline in Arctic sea ice, assert the extent of the link between human-caused climate change and the state of Earth’s oceans and subsequently our marine […]

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  • Lincolnshire Chip Shop Featured in The Book of Amazing People

    Following a successful 30th anniversary year, the Elite Fish & Chip Company ended 2018 on a high after being the only business to be featured in The Book of Amazing People. The Lincolnshire-based family-run business made the final cut and has its own dedicated chapter in the prestigious book – a ground-breaking project showcasing individual […]

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  • Chefs for Fish

    Chefs in the United States are joining forces and taking a stance on sustainable seafood.  Chefs for Fish is a group of chefs raising support for an initiative called the ‘Portland Pact for Sustainable Seafood’. The pact calls for chefs to offer only environmentally sustainable food and to incorporate this principle into their sourcing whenever […]

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  • Fishing in the High Seas – should we stop it?

    The High Seas – an area of open waters not owned or governed by any single state / country – covers a vast proportion of the world’s salt waters. To date, the High Seas has been an available resource for all that could exploit it. And exploit they have. The trouble of an equally shared resource is […]

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  • Possible ban on some single use plastics in England

    So what is single use plastic and why is it a problem? Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items are things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging. We produce roughly 300 million tons of plastic each year […]

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  • Biggest survey of the UK’s seafood processing sector begins

    Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, is taking a deep look in to the UK’s seafood processing sector with a programme of financial, employment and sector research. The research has kicked off with the Processing Sector Census which is carried out every two years to collect information on the size, […]

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  • Eels ‘could disappear’ from French rivers due to black market trade

    Juvenile freshwater eels, known as glass eels, are a delicacy in China Eels are at risk of disappearing from France’s rivers because of an illegal trade spurred on by spiralling prices in Asia.  Sellers in Asia generally look for eels that have been caught before they are fully grown, when they are known as ‘glass eels’ […]

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  • Seafish’s new film – ‘Seafood is the Way Forward’

    Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, have produced a new film celebrating the entire seafood industry entitled ‘Seafood is the Way Forward’.  The film, launched at this year’s UK Seafood Summit, showcases the whole seafood industry from catch to plate; celebrating the many heroes of the seafood industry and the […]

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  • Loch Duart runner up in Best Rural Food Business Award

    Loch Duart, the independent salmon farming company based in Sutherland and the Hebrides, has been named as runner up in the Best Food Business category at the Rural Business Awards North during a ceremony in The Last Drop Village Hotel, Bolton. The awards, which are supported by online retailer, Amazon, are a celebration of all […]

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  • Chef Jack Stein launches “Shine for ShelterBox”

      Celeb chef Jack Stein will “Shine for ShelterBox” this winter – and he wants you to do the same! Jack is encouraging food lovers and party people to do what they do best, whilst also raising money for families around the world caught-up in disaster. ShelterBox is a disaster relief charity that provides vital […]

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  • Seafood Week 2018

    Seafood week is an annual campaign run by Seafish aiming to get more people consuming fish on a regular basis. Seafish is looking for the event to be the biggest yet in 2018  and are actively looking for  new partnerships with major brands to join with existing supporters to make Seafood Week 2018 a great success […]

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  • Seafarers UK Calls on Government to value UK Fishermen’s Lives

    A charity that has been helping people in the maritime community for more than 100 years has called upon Government to ensure that fishermen’s lives are as well protected as the fish they catch. Seafarers UK’s response to Defra’s Fisheries White Paper: ‘Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations’ argues that more must be done to ensure […]

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