Our Winter market report provides the latest information on all the main fish and seafood species.
View seasonal updates on all the farmed and wild species of fish and shellfish, along with info on deli lines and a selection of the latest industry stories from around the world.
Good picks from buyers this season include:
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Fish market report
Disclaimer – the market report is a guide using information from our buyers who have a wealth of experience. Other influences still effect greatly the market place, weather, seasonal changes, supply and demand in retail and catering alongside exchanges rates.
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Latest news from the seafood industry
Direct Seafoods retains coveted MSC UK fresh fish foodservice supplier of the year award
For the second year running, Direct Seafoods has been awarded the Marine Stewardship Council Award for Fresh Fish Foodservice Supplier of the Year.
Attended by a large number of industry members and streamed to many more, the award is considered of the highest regard across fresh fish foodservice and reflects the ultimate recognition to individuals and teams.
Pacific bluefin tuna stock increasing
Pacific bluefin tuna stock increasing. Following international action to end overfishing of Pacific bluefin tuna, a new stock assessment shows that the species is now increasing and includes many younger fish that will help accelerate its rebound.
The new assessment was presented at a recent plenary meeting of the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-Like Species in the North Pacific Ocean (ISC).
Recipe Corner | Brown crab fritters
Brown crab and sweetcorn fritters
Brown Crab and Sweetcorn Fritters with a Herby Mayonnaise. Great for a party or a starter, these little fritters are sure to be a big hit.
Space-based monitoring could be the key to sustainable fisheries
Illegal fishing ships could soon have nowhere to hide, even at night, thanks to a satellite-based solution for maritime surveillance being developed by the University of Surrey and the Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC).
The Surrey Space Centre has been awarded funding by the Ocean Innovation Challenge, run by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to design, develop and validate a nearly real-time monitoring tool able to detect illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) activities in the Mauritius Exclusive Economic Zone.
Recipe Corner | Risotto
Crab and trout risotto
Quick, easy to make and full of flavour, perfect when you need something delicious to eat in a hurry.
Barents sea cod quota down 20 per cent for 2023
Earlier this week, the Norwegian-Russian research group for fish stocks in the Barents Sea presented its recommendations for the 2023 quotas for Northeast Arctic cod (skrei), Northeast Arctic haddock and deep-sea redfish.
The cod population is falling, but we believe it will stabilise if our recommendations are followed”, says Bjarte Bogstad.
At the Institute of Marine Research, he has responsibility for the Northeast Arctic cod stock, and he sits on the Norwegian-Russian research group making the recommendations this year.
Shetland fishermen ban landing of berried lobsters
Shetland fishermen ban landing of berried lobsters. The Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation (SSMO) is bringing in Scotland’s first ban on landing egg-bearing lobsters in a conservation move driven by local creel men.
The new regulation outlaws the practice of boats keeping berried lobsters. Preventing their removal will help protect the spawning stock needed for a sustainable fishery.
Dead crabs washing up on north east shores: what is the story and how did we get to this point
Last autumn dead shellfish started washing up on North East beaches and a row has since ensued about why this happened.
Meanwhile local fishermen reported they are struggling to make end meet as local fish supply has dwindled.
The Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said the mass crustacean deaths were down to a natural ‘algal bloom’.
Recipe Corner | Crab noodle salad
Crab and noodle salad with black sesame seed dressing
A quick and delicious lunch and perfect to take on a picnic.
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