Scheme to nurture young seafood talent

Marcus Coleman

A PROJECT to nurture and retain talent within the UK seafood industry was announced this morning at the UK Seafood Summit.
The Young Seafood Leaders Network, created by industry authority Seafish, will champion young seafood professionals by offering mentoring opportunities and developing leadership skills.
Seafish CEO Marcus Coleman told delegates at the summit, being held near Scunthorpe, that the seafood industry needs to ‘identify and grow the next generation of leadership’.
‘We will draw upon our unique pan-industry, pan-UK position to create and enable a network for the next generation of young seafood executives to come together and explore how they can innovate and lead change in the industry.’
He encouraged potential participants to come forward if they were interested in being part of the new network, or a member of the steering group that will be responsible for shaping the outlook and activities of the scheme.
‘We see the Young Seafood Leaders Network being very much self-directed, with Seafish providing support where needed.
‘We would like to hear from aspiring seafood leaders between the ages of 25 and 40 years of age who are passionate about their own development and that of the UK seafood industry in general.’
Those interested can email
Picture: Seafish CEO Marcus Coleman