FIS, the coalition of experts driving strategic innovation in seafood, is expanding in scope to reach a wider range of seafood businesses and communities. Fisheries Innovation Scotland is now Fisheries Innovation & Sustainability, reflecting the support FIS is extending to the whole UK seafood community.
At the FIS AGM in December, the Board formally agreed that FIS should evolve to have a UK-wide remit – to facilitate, coordinate and leverage investment for innovation in UK seafood. FIS is funded and governed by its Board of Trustees, consisting of senior representatives of Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Young’s Seafood, The Fishmongers’ Company and Seafish.
“There are so many new challenges facing not only the Scottish catching sector, but end-to-end along the UK seafood supply chain, which point to an even greater need for innovative thinking. It’s time for FIS to serve as a catalyst for greater prosperity and sustainability across UK seafood.” – John Goodlad, Chair of FIS Board
“Our current projects add value to businesses and communities across the UK by developing precision fishing gear, supporting decarbonisation in ways that are practical for UK fleets, and piloting ‘whole supply chain’ digitalisation to improve traceability and verification. We have had wonderful support and advice from our Scottish industry advisors, and we’re now establishing a new, inclusive stakeholder structure that reflects our expanded remit.” – Kara Brydson, FIS Executive Director