The government is to launch a review of the Sea Fish Industry Authority, the levy-funded body for the UK’s wild-caught fish and seafood sector. Ministers have appointed a review team to determine whether Seafish is necessary or whether there should be changes to its remit and funding arrangements.
The review team will consult with the industry and is expected to make recommendations in November. Ministers have told the team it should take account of conclusions arising from the review of levy bodies in the agricultural sector. Based in Edinburgh and Hull, Seafish has a turnover of £11.5m and employs 117 people.