Seafish's new face for the Humber region is well versed with Grimsby giants

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 12 Apr 2019

Seafish, the Grimsby-based public body that supports the £10 billion UK seafood industry, has bolstered its support team.

Dr Lynn Gilmore moves from a regional manager role in Northern Ireland into the position of head of international trade and regions, having been with the organisation for nine years.

Gavin Hatton joins the team as regional manager for the Humber and North East England. He takes over from Julie Snowden, who, as reported, has moved into a new role as regional manager for London and the South East.

Lynn, pictured left, said: “These roles strengthen Seafish’s presence in England where Gavin and Julie will engage with a broad range of stakeholders and work on bespoke regional projects with the many seafood associations in their areas.

“The creation of an additional regional manager’s role in London and the South East indicates the importance Seafish places on delivering benefit to our stakeholders in the regions and we would encourage anyone with an interest in our work to get in touch.”

Gavin, who is from North East Lincolnshire, has worked within the seafood industry for 14 years since leaving university where he did a degree in Marine Biology. Latterly he was new business commercial manager at Seachill in Grimsby, and previously worked for Young’s.

He said: “I’m looking forward to building on Julie’s work. I’m also excited about meeting people across the wider industry, getting to know them and ensuring we deliver good value to our stakeholders.”

Seafish is based in Humber Seafood Institute at Europarc, with a further office in Edinburgh and satellite operations supporting the UK clusters. 

It is funded by a levy, with Grimsby's processors among the highest contributors due to the volumes of fish handled.

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