1 :Understand the range of marine finfish species and principles
of harvesting and fish stocks
the different types and names of marine fish caught around
the UK and how are they caught.
The range of commercial fish species that are commonly
defined as marine finfish including alternative legally
acceptable or approved commercial names
- Describe the types and names of fish commonly sold in
commercial designations of fish document - the
Academy - Seafood Guide for species information, seasonality etc. - use the green tab above.
M&J Seafood – Guide
Identifying UK marine fish - click
Seafish Seafood UK Market summary - available
Waitrose fish counter - click
here to see what is available today
- The Fish Society
Marine science web site with access to pictures and names
of fish from around the world.
- a substantial and authorities source of information
and Shellfish Identification open learning module NB:
A DVD is also available from Seafish.
1.2 The methods commonly used to harvest these species
and locations /regions/grounds from which they are harvested
- Describe the different types of fishing methods used around
the UK and how these change depending on fish type and location.
Where the various fishing areas and grounds are located.
The business of fishing - seafish
video and other fishing videos available from Seafish's
YouTube Channel - "seafishtheauthority"
basic fishing methods - pdf
Marine Conservation Society - how fish are caught, guide
FAO Fishing method fact
guide for fishmongers including
need to show where fish are caught.
The role of aquaculture in supplying marine finfish
for retail sale
majority of global farmed fish supply is of fresh water
species. Atlantic salmon is by far the most important variety
of fish that is farmed in European waters, strictly speaking
salmon is not a marine finfish as it spends part of the
life cycle in freshwater. It is included here as most laymen
would consider it another finfish.
important farmed marine fish in the UK market are sea bass
and sea bream and to a lesser extent farmed halibut and
turbot, some farms are now diversifying into other high
value marine fish such as sole.
Task - Explain how farming of sea fish currently supplies
into the UK retail market.
See Seafish's Aquaculture Profiles microsite
FAO 2018 Report on the status of world aquaculture is available here
Marine Harvest – The world’s largest producer of Atlantic
Loch Duart – smaller
scale independent Scottish Salmon farm
Sea bass fact sheet
Seafish responsible sourcing guide for farmed
Gigha Halibut - Scottish
Norwegian Fisheries halibut
The world’s largest Turbot producer? - Stolt
An overview of the importance of aquaculture
in the catering trade by M&J Seafoods
The current general state of fish stocks and species-specific
issues including quotas, sustainability and the environmental
impact of fishing/aquaculture methods.
- Describe the current state of European fish stocks, including
how much fish are allowed to be caught each year. Explain
the sustainability and the impact on the environment of
different fishing and fish farming methods.
A series of guides
from Seafish which explore topical issues affecting
the UK seafood industry and information sheets summarising
stock status and management of the main European stocks
assessed by ICES.
The Seafish Guide
EC Fisheries – Total
allowable catches and quotas
European Environment Agency - status
EC Maritime affairs and fisheries - status
ICES review 2015 - improved
status of stocks article
World Ocean Review - status
of stocks worldwide
Marine Conservation Society - how
fish are caught
Marine Conservation Society – Fish to eat and fish to avoid
Marine Conservation Society – Good
and cons of fish farming
of fish farming
Waitrose fish information
Tesco fish sustainability
Sainsbury’s - Our
future with fish