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Seafish displays on progress and units out plans for the yr forward

Seafish is reflecting on progress made by working with business and companions over the previous yr whereas additionally trying to a busy future with an annual plan revealed for 2024-25 and a levy evaluate session underway.

In 2023 Seafish, the general public physique which helps the UK seafood Business, dedicated to a five-year company plan knowledgeable by suggestions acquired from the seafood Business throughout a strategic evaluate.

The plan units out seven business priorities:  Making certain a protected and expert workforce,  facilitating and selling worldwide commerce,  responding to the local weather change emergency,  bettering fisheries administration, enabling provide chain resilience, bettering knowledge, perception, and innovation and championing business fame.

Highlighting achievements made attainable by working carefully with Business and wider stakeholders, Seafish pointed to various key accomplishments:

  • The publication of Expert Employee Visa guides to assist the seafood business navigate the legalities across the employment of migrant employees.
  • Security and expertise have been improved with nearly 6,000 coaching locations delivered whereas seafood companies occupied 43 exhibition areas at 4 worldwide commerce exhibits.
  • Seafood companies have benefited from recommendation given round import costs, plastic packaging tax, prolonged producer duties.


  • Companies can even now entry a carbon emissions profiling software to assist the sector meet net-zero targets.
  • Since leaving the EU, the seafood business has needed to adapt to modifications in laws with Seafish, together with DEFRA and the MMO working with 350 fishermen on fisheries administration plans.
  • Codes of apply have been developed with the shellfish business on animal welfare commitments.
  • An evidence-based response following misinformation being circulated about scampi has been developed.
  • Health and security workshops to help the business had been additionally welcomed.

Seafish has additionally revealed its newest annual plan setting out what it intends to ship within the 2024 to 2025 monetary yr.

Seafish CEO Marcus Coleman, stated: “Forward of our company plan being developed, the seafood business gave us clear suggestions on the place you felt our help was wanted most. 

“By working carefully with business and wider stakeholders over the previous yrwe’ve been ready ship outputs with actual impacts. This has included sensible instruments and sources, steering and coaching, and alternatives for UK seafood companies to advertise their merchandise to key worldwide markets.

“We all know there’s nonetheless extra work to do to assist our UK seafood business thrive and we’re already underway with supply of actions in our Annual Plan for 2024 to 2025. 

“Seafish is funded by levy and delivering throughout our seven priorities isn’t attainable with out it. 

“We’re at the moment consulting on proposed modifications to that levy system in order that we are able to proceed to help the seafood Business throughout the UK.”

Inside their remit of supporting the seafood business to thrive, Seafish promotes the most effective of the UK’s business at worldwide commerce exhibits over the world.

By internet hosting pavilions at these exhibits in Europe, Asia and america, Seafish offers the platform to assist companies throughout the sector to community and develop.

It’s simply one of many priorities Seafish has been working in direction of, however one appreciated by Chris Parker from the Wales Seafood Cluster, an organisation which inspires seafood companies to work collectively.

Mr Parker stated: “Showcasing the vary, high quality, and provenance of seafood out there from the UK, the UK pavilion offers a unified level for UK companies to advertise their companies beneath the Nice Britain banner, and in addition presents them the power to provide a a lot bigger impression at a present of that measurement.”

Additional data is obtainable on the Seafish web site – go to the Who we’re and what we do web page to entry a duplicate of Seafish’s annual plan for 2024 to 25.

Three levy associated webinars providing extra data on the proposed modifications have been organised by Seafish.

These will likely be held on Tuesday, 16 July between 10am – 11.30am, Friday 19 July between 11.30am – 1.00pm and Friday 26 July from 1.30pm – 3.00pm.

Additional sign-up data for the webinars, and extra particulars on the session, can be found on the Seafish levy evaluate webpage.