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Seafish Outlines Future Plans

UK - Seafish, the UK's authority for seafood, has outlined its plans to return to full service after its recent Supreme Court victory.

Dr Paul Williams, Seafish CEO, said: "Now that the Supreme Court has clarified that levy on imports was, and indeed always had been, legal, we are looking forward to getting back to full speed over the coming months."

"Our immediate priority is to pay our creditors and re-build our cash reserves. As our income stabilises, we will focus our activity in areas that industry has highlighted as important, such as communication and promoting seafood consumption."

"The Seafish Board will also be looking at the projects which have been reviewed and approved for funding from our Industry Project Fund. This fund, of approximately one million pounds per year, goes to support projects put forward by industry in a whole variety of seafood related areas."

"Seafish provided four million pounds of value to industry over the last year despite our income dropping to two million pounds after the Court of Appeal decision, which inevitably affected our activities. We are keen to continue to build on this in the next few months as our plans come together," Dr Williams concluded.

the Fish Site Editor

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