The Seafish mission is to support a profitable, sustainable and socially responsible future for the seafood industry with a remit that includes everything – and everyone – from fishermen and processors through to importers, retailers and food service providers. As an organisation, Seafish takes a great interest in the consumer: the people who buy and eat seafood through their Fish is the Dish brand http://www.fishisthedish.co.uk/. Maintaining a well-regulated seafood industry which delivers high-quality, safe, sustainable seafood to UK consumers is one of its highest priorities. The work that Seafish carries out to provide reliable information to industry, media and regulators, underpins everything that it does. Dr Lynn Gilmore, the Seafish Northern Ireland Manager, works closely with the Northern Irish seafood industry and ensures the local coordination of Seafish activities. Seafish Northern Ireland engages with a range of stakeholders offering advice, assistance and support throughout the supply chain from fishermen to retailers. Seafish NI provides a point of contact with Seafish within the regions and assists industry in accessing technical expertise throughout the whole of Seafish. The Seafish work programme in Northern Ireland is guided by the Seafish Northern Ireland Advisory Committee (SNIAC) and covers a range of projects and activities that aim to facilitate the sustainable economic development of the industry. This includes seafood promotion, environmental impact, fishermen’s data, Marine Protected Areas, and fishermen’s safety. The Seafish Northern Ireland Workplan for 2015- 2018 is detailed in the Northern Ireland Regional Strategy which sits alongside and complements the Seafish Corporate Plan 2015- 2018. http://www.seafish.org/industry-support/regional-teams/seafish-northern-ireland
What They Do
Seafish is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) set up by the Fisheries Act 1981 to improve efficiency and raise standards across the seafood industry. It is funded by a levy on the first sale of seafood products in the UK, including imported seafood.