Advanced Fish Quality Assessment Course(s)

Next course date and venue: TBC 30th March 2020, Peterhead Fish Market

Last courses - Grimsby May and July 2019.

Please see this report from the July 2019 course and also this video from the course.

Status: Pending - Date and attendance yet to be confirmed. Please use the registration form below to reserve a place on these courses.

Delivered by: Adrian Barratt, senior quality assessment trainer will deliver the five day programme.

Course costs: £1,000 per person.

Funding: No funding currently available.

Registration form: available here. Please complete and send to Lee Cooper before making payment (see below).

Participant Essentials: You can bring along your own branded PPE for the course, or we can supply you with what you will need.

Tea and Coffee will be provided free of charge, and lunches will also be provided. Normal food handling hygiene and H&S procedures will be in effect throughout the course. Joining instructions will be issued prior to the course by the course administrator. Your administrator for Grimsby coursese is Paul Neve.

For ALL initial enquiries please email

Course Outline:

Monday: Theory sessions covering quality assessment, setting up assessment teams, plus practical taste calibration exercise and fish quality quiz;

Tuesday: Practical assessment of white fish quality (Cod);

Wednesday: Practical assessment of flatfish quality (Plaice etc);

Thursday: Practical assessment of oil rich fish quality (various species), plus using other assessment schemes (theory);

Friday; Standardisation of assessment practices (theory), Assessment of locally sourced (mostly supermarket) fish products (practical), review and discussions.

Timings: Monday - Thursday 09:00 - 16:00, Friday 08:30 - 13:00

An example of the Advanced programme is available here.

Course Background

More than 20 Seafish advanced quality assessment training courses have been delivered by Adrian Barratt since the course was developed in 2008. The course has remained largely unchanged since it was launched, apart from minor amendments to timings etc. Feedback from the course has been excellent with most participants able to apply their new knowledge and skills almost at once within in their job roles and workplaces. Several participants have gone on to administer advanced courses on behalf of Seafish in other regions, and at least two participants have become approved trainers as a result of course attendance.

Payment details: Payment should be made to the Sea Fish Industry Authority by cheque or BACS transfer. Credit card payments can be made by calling 01472 252300 and speaking to the onshore training administrator. Please do not make any payments until the cours is confirmed by Seafish.

Course Leaflets

Mini Leaflet 1

Mini Leaflet 2

Mini Leaflet 3