Fishing and processing on the agenda for Scottish Seafood Summit

The Scottish Seafood Summit will be returning to Aberdeen on 29 and 30 April 2020, following a successful inaugural event last year.

Leading seafood industry figureheads will be lined up to share insights on the current seafood industry climate and look to the future. As well as the latest changes affecting the post-Brexit seafood industry, the first day of the event will look at improving workplace standards, incoming changes to processing sector regulations and advances in gear selectivity and gear recycling for the catching sector. The second day will focus on the UK’s economic and political climate as it enters the Brexit transition period and the shifting landscape concerning sustainable supply of seafood.

The Summit is organised by Seafish, the public body that supports the £10 billion UK seafood industry. Its Scottish Seafish Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from fishing, processing, aquaculture and the Scottish Government, has helped to shape the agenda of the event based on local needs.

Marcus Coleman, Seafish’s chief executive, said: “As the largest gathering of seafood experts in this part of the UK, The Scottish Seafood Summit is becoming an important event in the Scottish seafood industry calendar.

“With big changes coming, we want to look at the challenges and opportunities facing the processing and catching sectors. We’ve listened to what the Scottish industry is asking for and provided a platform for them to come together to debate and discuss what matters to them.”

The event, which is free to attend, will be held at the Mercure Ardoe House Hotel, Aberdeen. Concurrent afternoon sessions on Wednesday 29 April for the processing and catching sectors will be followed by a Seafood Fayre showcasing a wide range of Scottish seafood. Thursday 30 April will see discussions on some of the key strategic issues likely to impact the seafood supply chain including climate change and microplastics.

The Scottish Seafood Summit is set to bring together 200 delegates from across the country. Registration is now open and those interested in attending are advised to book to secure a place.

For further information about the event and to book tickets visit the Scottish Seafood Summit webpage.

Featured photo used from the Seafish website.

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