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MORAY FIRTH & NORTH COAST SEAFOOD INITIATIVE
Top quality seafood from the Moray Firth and North Sea graces tables around the world - but how much of it can you buy and enjoy here in north Scotland? This study is looking at ways in which we can increase the availability of local seafood, reducing the miles "from net to plate" in the process, as well as stimulating consumer demand and appreciation. The Moray Firth Partnership is conducting a local seafood scoping study and is looking for your input and ideas. There are a number of exciting fisheries, catering and tourism sector initiatives ongoing across Scotland. Our study aims to look at the local situation and whether there are opportunities for new proactive measures that will add to these as part of an integrated approach. There are separate questionnaires for the public, food service sector, suppliers/wholesalers, processors and the fishermen themselves!
A critical first stage is to understand demand. Here's where you can help!
Survey 1 Public Attitude
Completing the public attitude survey will help us identify what's going on around the area, what's lacking and what needs to be done in the future. This will help develop ideas for a long-term initiative to make the Moray Firth and North Coast a prime location for top quality seafood, and help support and promote our local fishing and fish-processing industry. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and your responses will be treated in confidence. Click here to take the survey. As a thank you for completing the questionnaire, two responses will be drawn at random to receive a £25 cash prize. The survey close date has been extended to 31 May 2013.
Survey 2 Food Service Sector
This survey is aimed at restaurants and caterers. As well as the above, the information you give us will be used to help the local Seafood Industry, catering and tourism. The results of the overall study will be looked at in the context of studies being done in other areas, to create an integrated and strategic approach, both across the local and wider coastal area, and tying in with other ongoing initiatives. There are 19 questions and the survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. We have been granted an extension to the project end date so will be taking responses up to 31 May to allow for analysis and follow up prior to the final report submission. Your responses will be treated in confidence. Click here to take the survey.
Survey 3 Accommodation Providers - Short Survey
Guests will often ask accommodation providers for advice on where they can go to get a good meal, or see fish being landed, and they often provide feedback on how they enjoyed their experiences. Could you help us identify what your visitors have been looking for in terms of local produce or a great experience? Which restaurants or eateries can you recommend? Who are your local "seafood champions"? What is lacking in your area? Please take a few moments to give us your thoughts. Click here to download the survey (word document 90kb). You can save you answers to the form and return to .
Survey 4 Suppliers & Wholesalers
This project is part-financed by the Scottish Government, the Highland European Fisheries Fund Programme and the Highland Council.