Mike Warner (Executive Committee): Seafood writer and fisherman Suffolk
Mike Warner Freelance food writer, ﬁsheries journalist and sustainable seafood consultant. Mike writes on all aspects of the commercial UK ﬁshing industry and travels the country talking to ﬁshermen and producers about the native ﬁsh and shellﬁsh landed to our ports. He then takes their stories and relays them in a consumer-facing way, to better educate, inform and enthuse chefs, restaurateurs, food service and media professionals and the general public.
He writes technical, creative and PR copy for commercial ﬁshing and food/lifestyle publications and is a regular features contributor to Country Life magazine. Mike has a particular interest in the Under 10 metre, inshore ﬁshing ﬂeet and its economic importance, heritage and sustainability in the communities that it supports. He also conducts bespoke tours for interested parties to ﬁshing ports and markets around the UK, where they get to ’meet the ﬁshermen’ and are shown the 'net to plate’ story and the work involved in the sustainable harvesting of our seas.
His blog ‘A Passion for Seafood’ has twice been shortlisted for the Guild of Food Writers Best Food Blog in 2016/17. Mike is a Patron of the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow, a Trustee of the charity Fishing Into The Future and Project and Business Development Manager for the Shellﬁsh Association of Gt Britain. He is also an active member of the Guild of Food Writers.