Snippets from Down Under

Snippets from Down Under is authored by Roy Palmer. Since 1972, Roy Palmer has been involved trading seafood and other food products and has traveled the world extensively.

By

Roy Palmer

Published on
April 29, 2009

I feel the nervous energy as I get moving on 28 April, the first day for ESE in Brussels. I leave hotel by 0730 making sure that everyone I committed to get passes for either had them or knew where they were.

The Metro journey is uneventful and as I get to the stand the first thing I notice is that the signs promised to be fixed early have not been done – hope this is not going to be the start of a bad day...

People start arriving and we sort… Read More

By

Roy Palmer

Published on
April 17, 2009

One of the major problems today is the amount of regulation industry has to absorb and comply with. This is particularly so in fishing where clearly regulations get piled upon regulations. Fishing has to be the most over-regulated business ever. There has been for too long an “us” and “them” approach over such issues, and it’s about time this changed.

It’s my belief that regulators must work closer with industry in this area. It is t… Read More

By

Roy Palmer

Published on
April 17, 2009

G’day. I’m Roy Palmer, and I’ve been offered the opportunity to have my say through the SeafoodSource.com blog, so I look forward to giving you some views from “Down Under.”

My background is predominantly in the seafood post-harvest industry since 1972, so I have seen lots of changes in my time. I don’t know what it is about “change” and the seafood industry, but many of us fight any sort of change. Unfortunately in this day and … Read More