John Penaluna, on behalf of the NFFF, attended a zoom meeting with other partners and members of the Seafood Training Network Wales (STNW).

Current partners, are people/ organisations involved with onshore seafood related business including: Cambrian Training, Vin Sullivan, Welsh Government, Menter A Busnes, Ceredigion Coleg, Coleg Cambria, Seafish, Independent Trainers and the NFFF.

The meeting focused on keeping the Network together with short regular meetings using zoom or similar to ensure members across Wales are included.

Simon Potten of Seafish highlighted funding which is being offered throughout the UK by Seafish, some of which can be used within the NFFF training. Links already exist with both parties and both are promoting a variety of remote learning and testing, – Please contact mail@nfff.co.uk or Richard.Wardell@seafish.co.uk for more information on training.

Support was also discussed to engage better with local colleges and schools to help introduce students to the world of Hospitality and the many routes they can follow.

Funding is available for onshore training events in Wales via Seafish, any proposals can be made to Seafish via this arena for consideration.

STN -Wales is looking for additional members and partners across the Seafood industry, Fish & Chip Shops, Fishmongers, Processors etc. looking to stimulate and promote training in Wales. This is a golden opportunity for Shops to engage and put forward new ideas and post Covid19 may provide educational trips to many varied establishments in Wales to experience the broader industry.