Positive growth for seafood in 2016
Throughout the austerity period seafood has struggled to compete with other proteins, partly due to its high average price. However, last year as the UK slowly but steadily continued to move out of austerity, seafood started to recover with foodservice sales back in full growth by December 2015 and full growth in multiple retail by October 2016.
In retail, the growth of chilled seafood is boosting total seafood sales, whilst frozen and ambient remain in decline. But, in 2016, indulgent species like roe, caviar and oysters, and new exciting packaging and meal formats which appeal to young affluent seafood shoppers, are slowing ambient’s decline and may even fuel a return to growth.
The Selsey Sea & Salad Fair, organised as part of the Selsey Festival 2015, got off to a very wet and windy start on Sunday 23rd August 2015, which unfortunately didn't encourage many people to go out and about. However the weather brightened up late morning and the sun was out by mid day. The sun brought a surprising... Read More»
At 74km2, Chichester Harbour is the largest natural estuary in South East England. It is a living, working landscape, where over 10,000 people live. The Harbour straddles the county boundary between West Sussex and Hampshire, and every year, around 1.5 million people visit, whether to sail the waters or walk the network of footpaths. There are 14 sailing clubs in... Read More»
In a successful demonstration of partnership working, MPP partners were awarded £10,000 by the Department of Communities & Local Government. This enabled them to establish one of the 116 new Coastal Community Teams created nationally in 2015. Chichester District Council’s Economic Development Department in association with with Selsey Town Council and other members of the Manhood Peninsula Partnership, worked hard to secure... Read More»