Seafish publishes latest Annual Plan as it builds on success

Fish and chips is a popular dish  but what does the EU mean for the UK fishing industry? See letter
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Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, has just published its Annual Plan for the 2016/2017 as part of its three year Corporate Plan which was launched last year.

The 2015-2018 Corporate Plan promises to focus on getting more people eating more fish more often, developing projects which support the reputation of the industry and providing the data and information industry needs for effective decision-making.

This year’s Annual Plan aims to build on the successes of the first year of the Corporate Plan and sets out what the organisation hopes to achieve in year two.

Some of the key highlights include Seafood Week and The National Fish and Chip Awards which will be key events in the year again and the roll-out of the Responsible Fishing Scheme, which major supermarkets and processors, including Waitrose and Morrisons, have committed to.

The programme of work has been developed in partnership with the organisation’s three sector panels which represent the domestic and exporter, importer and processing and consumer and supply chain sectors of the seafood industry.

Seafish Chief Executive Marcus Coleman commented: “I am delighted to announce the launch our Annual Plan for 2016/17.

“This builds on the good work we delivered in year one of the Corporate Plan and sets out what we hope to achieve this year. The Annual Plan has been shaped by the industry we serve and sets out a work plan that will have a real and lasting impact for our stakeholders.” The full annual plan can be read on the Seafish website (www.seafish.org).

The 2015-2018 Corporate Plan is also available to view online along with a suite of supporting materials, including an animated film explaining Seafish’s work.