UK seafood industry trade group Seafish has appointed Lynn Gilmore as director of communications and engagement starting Nov. 1.

Gilmore, who has been with Seafish for 12 years, moves up from her most recent position as head of international trade.

She was also responsible for developing the Seafish regional team in the west of the UK and previously headed Northern Ireland operations.

Gilmore replaces Hazel Curtis, who stepped down in August as director of corporate relations after 21 years at the organization.