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Market Insight Factsheet: Chilled Seafood in Multiple Retail (2019)

This document examines the detail behind the performance of the chilled seafood sector including historic and current sector trends, key performance indicators (KPIs) and chilled segment and species performance.

September 2019

UK international seafood trade (EU and non-EU trade)

This note provides a high level summary of UK international seafood trade. It describes the main types of trade, UK export and import profile and key seafood trades.

August 2019

UK shellfish – regional profile and current trade arrangements (including live trade)

This note provides a description of UK shellfish production. It provides a summary of sites, employment, trades and end markets. Regional profiles are provided.

August 2019

UK shellfish export supply chains for scallops, Nephrops, brown crab and blue mussels

This note provides a description of the current supply chain arrangement for UK exports of selected shellfish. It provides a summary of the main stages of export supply, from source to market, together with supply chain characteristics.

August 2019

UK export trade and markets for selected shellfish species

This note provides a summary of UK export trade for selected shellfish species. It describes trade volume and value, the main market destinations and trends over time.

August 2019

Trade conditions relating to UK international seafood trade

This note provides a summary of trade conditions relating to UK international seafood trade.

August 2019

UK-EU seafood trade under World Trade Organisation conditions

This note provides a description of World Trade Organisation (WTO) trade conditions, which has been highlighted as a potential trading situation for the UK under a no deal EU exit.

August 2019

UK-EU seafood trade under WTO conditions: trade tariffs, non-tariff measures, and additional enforcement for exporters of selected shellfish species

This note provides a summary of some of the trade changes shellfish exporters can expect to face when trading with the EU under WTO conditions. This note concerns the export of scallops, Nephrops, brown crab, and blue mussels.

August 2019

Non-tariff measures relevant to seafood with examples

This note provides a description of non-tariff measures relevant to seafood. Measures most pertinent to seafood are provided, with examples.

August 2019

Enforcement authorities relevant to UK-EU trade: Competent authorities responsible for the enforcement of veterinary and IUU controls on seafood trade with the UK, and with seafood trade in the EU

This note provides a list of competent authorities responsible for the enforcement of veterinary and IUU controls on seafood trade with the UK, and with seafood trade in the EU.

August 2019

Near and longer term developments in trade orientation and implications

Near and longer term developments in trade orientation and implications

August 2019

Non-tariff measures and enforcement in UK-EU export supply chains – shellfish

Exporting seafood products from the UK (as a non-EU country) to the EU: required measures and associated enforcement operations.

August 2019

Market Insight Factsheet: Cod (2019)

This factsheet intends to inform the United Kingdom (UK) seafood industry about the performance of cod. Where possible it provides a summary of the UK value chain for cod examining the detail behind its overall performance.

August 2019

UK seafood industry response to WTO conditions – UK shellfish exporters and others

This note provides a summary of potential responses shellfish exporters and others can take in response to WTO conditions. This is based on desk research and consultation with 16 UK shellfish exporters during October-December 2018.

August 2019

UK Seafood Processing Sector Labour: Quarterly Report 6 (January-March 2019)

This report presents the findings of the sixth Seafish quaterly survey of recruitment in the seafood processing sector.

August 2019

Seafish Insight: Fishing references by country in 2019 U.S. TIP Report. August 2019.

The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. This document lists the references to fishing by country in the 2019 report.

August 2019

Seafish Insight: Global Slavery Index 2018 summary of social risk factors in fisheries by country. August 2019.

Seafish summary of 2018 Global Slavery Index risk factors associated with modern slavery in fisheries by country.

August 2019

Market Insight Factsheet: Haddock (2019)

This factsheet intends to inform the United Kingdom (UK) seafood industry about the performance of haddock. Where possible it provides a summary of the UK value chain for haddock examining the detail behind its overall performance.

August 2019

EU Exit Related Trade Challenges - UK Shellfish Exporters

As the UK is set to leave the EU, what could it mean for the £299m worth of shellfish exported from the UK each year?

August 2019

Climate change adaptation in the UK (wild capture) seafood industry 2018

Climate change is a strategic challenge across all UK sectors, including wild capture seafood. This report from Seafish and the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) considers recent advances in understanding and industry experience of climate change drivers and impacts.

August 2019

Careers: Attracting Young People To The Seafood Sector

Talent is vital for the future.

July 2019

ILO Work in Fishing Convention 188. What it means for the UK fishing industry and those operating in UK waters. July 2019

The International Labour Organization (ILO) Work in Fishing Convention 188 is a global labour standard to ensure fishers have minimum standards and decent conditions of work on board all fishing vessels. It sets responsibilities for owners, skippers and fishers, regardless of their employment status. The Convention establishes minimum requirements for work on board; conditions of service; accommodation and food; occupational safety and health protection; medical care and social security. The UK ratified the Convention in January 2019. This will impact on all aspects of living and working conditions on UK fishing vessels, wherever those vessels are operating. It will also apply to fishing vessels (that are not UK registered vessels) operating in UK waters. The new provisions will be phased in, but many of them applied in the UK from 30 December 2018. This briefing note provides an overview of what is covered by the new legislation and what changes this will bring about. The new legislative requirements have been split into those covering health and safety and those covering working conditions. There is also guidance on where to look for further information.

July 2019

National Fish & Chip Awards 2020

National Fish & Chip Awards Information Leaflet

June 2019

Preliminary investigation of economic performance and accidents in the UK fishing fleet

This report presents the findings of a preliminary investigation into the relationship between vessel accidents and the operational and financial performance of vessels in the UK fishing fleet in the period 2008-2016.

May 2019

Seafish Fleet Economic Performance Dataset 2008-2018 (Excel Tables) - March 2019 Edition

The Seafish fleet economic performance dataset contains financial, economic and operation performance indicators for the period 2008-18. The dataset covers approximately 30 Seafish defined fleet segments and has been produced by combining a sample of costs and earnings data from vessel accounts with official effort, landings and capacity data for all active UK fishing vessels. Version updated for March 2019.

April 2019