Archive of News Stories

From this Topic Page you should be able to access with just one more click everything we have on this topic including webpages, pdfs, video files etc. If you cannot find what you want then please email and explain clearly the information you need.

This Topic Page contains an Archive of News Stories.


News that is less than 12 months old will usually be kept on the appropriate News Section webpage - see the links to the left. News older than 2012 will be kept on their original old-style Academy pages.

This webpage will be used to archive news from 2012 onwards, after it is 12 months old.

Archived News Topics

Apprenticeship Workshops for Employers - 2014

Women and Work Funding for 2014

World Seafood Congress 2015


For really old news try these "latest news" links:



2012-onwards Archived Content

August - December 2013

So much has happened regarding professional qualifications, apprenticeships and the new level 3 IPQ and SVQs that we have set up three new news Streams - for Fishmongers, Fish Friers and from Seafish.

July 2013

Work to develop a level 3 SVQ in fish and shellfish begins this month. This new SVQ will be the Scottish equivelent of the L3 FSIS qualification launched in June.

June 2013

Level 3 Fish and Shellfish Industry Skills Qualification launched. First managers sign up for new qualification.

Grimsby signs PPA with Seafish and the Seafood Training Academy.

May 2013

Harrods have found their apprentice.

April 2103

Blackpool and Lakes Colleges agree articles of association to run the North West Seafood Training Centre.

March 2013

Harrods announce their search for a fishmongering apprentice. More info here.

February 2013

Seafish YouTube Channel launched with 100+ videos on all matters fish and shellfish. Latest from Seafish

January 2013

Employer Ownesership of Skills conference fails to live up to expectations. House of Lords public debate on Apprenticeships in Food and Drink exceeds expectations. Advanced Fish Quality Assessment training course is NOT stopped by bad weather, as fishmonger battles snow to deliver fish for course.

December 2012

Seafood Training Academy attends Annual Conference of National Skills Academy for Food and Drink. New SSTA Newsletter out - Winter 2012

November 2012

The Seafood Academy holds its 2nd annual conference and open day in Grimsby. Women and Work funding now secured for over 50 learners in the UK.

October 2012

Seafish completes the development of a Level 3 framework in Fish and Shellfish Industry Skills and hands over to Improve to complete the process. Women and Work Funding secured for 20+ learners.

September 2012

For the first time, visitor numbers to the Seafood Academy website exceed 12,000 per month, in fact they surged to almost 16,000 for September

May 2012

A busy month with meetings in Edinburgh, York, Peterbrough and Grimsby. The level 3 and SVQ developments take up much of our time. We're developing and piloting a new training course in Principles of Fishmonger Practice.

Scottish Seafood Training Association Newsletter - Summer 2012 See pages 5 and 6 for training information.

April 2012

Apprenticeships in fish and shellfish are proving very popular with seafood employers - find out more here

New Level 3 framework and Scottish SVQ to be developed - Industry meeting in Edinburgh 9th May 2012. If you would like to attend then email

Intermediate Fish Quality Assessment training course at Campden BRI - booking are being taken now. - find out more here

Bumper year for Seafish onshore training courses - 2,321 qualifications issued between January and December 2011.

March 2012

The end of March 2012 is the date at which Scottish funding for seafood training programmes ends. Will your company have missed out on low cost funding in a wide range of seafish approved training courses?



Seafood training courses* ONLY £35 per person

Seafood hygiene for fishing vessels, Processors, Smokers, Mongers, and all Seafood businesses
Fish or shellfish, caught or farmed. Courses at Introductory or Elementary Level (1 or 2)
Seafood HACCP courses.

All REHIS / Seafish approved * courses, certificated and tailored to the needs of your business and products.

Contact sally moore on 07968 134735 for FITA or see FITA and SSTA.


February 2012

National Apprenticeship Week - look out for news about fish and shellfish apprenticeships in the SW, NW, NE and SE of England, also Scottish apprenticeships.