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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Seafish Annual Fleet Survey launched

Seafish is putting the call out for participation in its Annual Economic Survey of the UK Fishing Fleet.


Over the summer months Seafish researchers will be visiting ports across the UK to speak to vessel owners and skippers from all fishing sectors in order to collect data on fishing and vessel costs. Our economists use this data to build an up-to-date picture of the economic performance the UK fishing fleet.

We pride ourselves on our capability to provide high quality, timely data and your participation in the survey will ensure the Welsh industry is accurately represented in our national estimates. This data can then be used by both industry and government to inform decision-making.

Alongside the data collection we will also be looking for stories for the second edition of our Quay Issues magazine. This publication looks to shine a spotlight on some of the innovative approaches taken to the business of fishing and to share ideas with fishing business owners around the country as well as the rest of the world.

The survey began on Monday 29 June and researchers are set to visit the Wales early in August. If you’re interested in taking part in the survey, or in contributing to Quay Issues, please contact Kirsten Milliken at kirsten.milliken@seafish.co.uk or on 0131 524 8668.