Learning Guides - Setting up a fishmongering business


This Library Guide has been set up for individuals who want to get into fishmongering and set up their own business. Content will be added and amended over time so please revisit this webpage to see what is on offer. To provide feedback or request additional content please email the academy. Presentations DVDs and Videos Documents Information leaflets

Information leaflets Documents DVDs and Videos Presentations

This Library Guide has just started and content will be added over time.  If you have comments and feedback please contact academy@seafish.co.uk

Content to be developed:

Online Study Guides

Introduction to Fishmongering study guide - click here  This study guide will provide access to training videos, detailed product knowledge information, technical documents etc.  Some of the more important links will be duplicated below, along with other links that do not belong in the Study Guide.

Marine Finfish Product Knowledge study guide - click here.  This study guide provides access to a vast array of information on marine finfish species, from fish stocks and quotas to recipes that need you to make a fishstock.  This is a very large study guide and should be consumed a bite at a time.   

Shellfish, oil rich fish and non marine finfish product knowledge - this study guide has not yet been developed.

Seafood Guides

This website has an entire section (section 4 to the left) dedicated to providing guidance on the range of species available to UK fishmongers.  A printed Seafood Guide is also available from the Sea Fish Industry Authority at a cost of £5.

Some suppliers will also provide printed materials and guides to individual species or their whole product range. 

Fishmongers should also be able to advise customers on how to prepare and cook fish and shellfish. 

Seafish has recipes and other useful educational information available from it's Fish is the Dish Website. 

The Fishmongers Federation has useful information on recipes and a glossary of seafood available here.


Training and Courses

content to be developed.  See draft Seafood Academy prospectus here:


Setting up a small food business

content on guidance and sources of information to be developed.


Other information?

Please email academy@seafish.co.uk with requests for specific information or suggestions for content to be added to this Library Guide.




Other Useful Links

National Federation of Fishmongers - see their website here.  Also see the Federation's twitter feed - @NFF_fishmongers

Billingsgate Seafood Training School deliver fishmongering courses, and training is available from some of our other Partners and Seafish approved training providers.

The Academy has a range of useful Library Guides, most of which are available here.

Apprenticeships are a useful way of developing expertise amongst new entrant and existing staff members.  Apprenticeship providers can be found here.