Hull to host major N. Sea fishing conference
It has been organised by a group called North Sea Fish (NSF) which has English (University of Hull) and Danish, Dutch and Belgian partners. North Sea Fish describes itself as an “innovation from catch to plate” which started in September 2012 and ends in September 2014. Six regions from four countries around the North Sea are co-operating in the project. The North Sea Fish partners and their stakeholders represent the entire supply chain from catch to plate. The North Sea Fish partners exchange experiences and expertise within and between work packages and share with other organizations and regions. The two day conference will be held at The Deep Submarium in Hull on September 16th and 17 and is designed to dovetail with the Humber Seafood Summit in Grimsby which follows straight afterwards , although the two are not directly connected. Speakers include Tom Pickerill technical director at Seafish and Roos Galjaard, project manager of North Sea Fish in the Netherlands. Other speakers include Jonathan Banks of Jonathan Banks Associates UK Ltd who will speak on what can be done to help the supermarket shopper when buying fish, and Mike Mitchell, Technical and Social Responsibility Director for Young’s Seafood who will talk about the seafood industry in the Humber region. Mike will outline how the Humber has changed from a once thriving catching and processing economy to one which is now largely focused on the import of raw materials (fish) and the added value processing of seafood. Other speakers will also talk about fishing port developments in Denmark, Belgium and Holland.