How to

Seafishdirectory can help you to build your business. Here is our quick guide on how to get the most from seafishdirectory by searching the site, sending messages, updating your business details and upgrading your listing.

Searching the site

Seafishdirectory has been designed to be really quick and easy to search. There are two ways you can search the site – either a text search or a category search.

Text search

A text search is a good way to find a particular business, a business contact, or to search through the company business descriptions in the directory. It’s a simple three step process:-


  1. Type your search term (such as ‘mackerel’) in the text search box, where it says ‘Search here…’
  2. Choose the sector of the site you want to search (or leave the option as “Search All Sectors”)
  3. Click on the “Search Directory” button to see your search results.

Search by category

The tick boxes on the directory allow you to search our database for exactly what you are looking for. It’s even easier than a text search. All it takes is a click of the mouse.

  1. Click on “Search All” or the sector of the site you want to search (Fishing, Aquaculture etc).
  2. Use the tick boxes on the right hand side of the page to search the directory.
  3. You can tick multiple boxes to search the site for exactly what you want.


When you see your search results, you can then click on the “+” button to see a summary of each listing, or on the “i” button to see a complete business listing. Click on the “www” icon to visit the website of upgraded businesses; and click on the “message” icon to send each business a message.

Sending Messages

Messaging is a simple way to make contact with lots of businesses in one hit. It’s a highly efficient and cost-effective way to make new business contacts. Watch the video or follow the step-by-step guide to find out more.



Step-by-step guide to messaging

  1. Search for the businesses you want to message
  2. Click on the message icon next to the business name to add it to your “message centre” list.
  3. Click on the ‘Message businesses’ link in the message centre.
  4. Write, preview and send your message.
  5. Your message will be delivered as an e-mail from seafishdirectory. Replies to your message will go direct to your business Inbox, like any normal e-mail.
  6. If you want to send the same message to several businesses, click on the message icon for each business, and they will all be added to your message centre. Then just follow the steps above to compose and send your message.

We have given you 50 credits so you can try out or messaging service for free. Each person you add to a message will use up a message credit (so, for example, 50 credits will allow you to send one message to 50 businesses; or 5 messages to 10 businesses; or 50 messages to one business each).

Updating your business details

Updating your details will make it easier for new suppliers and customers to find you in the directory. You can add as much detail as you like to your business details, and change it as often as you want. It won’t cost you a penny.

Updating your details will put the whole power of our database at your disposal. It’s quick and easy. All you need is a few minutes, and with a few clicks of a mouse button you will have your details right up to date.

Step-by-step guide to updating your details

  1. Login to seafishdirectory, and then click on ‘Your Account’ to visit the control panel for your account.
  2. Now, click on the ‘Business Details’ link.
  3. Click on the link which says ‘View Summary of’. This will take you to a page showing your business profile.
  4. To update any part of your profile, click on the appropriate ‘Edit’ button.

Upgrading your business

Upgrading your business is a great way to boost your profile both within seafishdirectory and on the internet. Our upgrade package will showcase your company in our exclusive Featured Businesses section on the site.  When you upgrade your business listing we also highlight your listing in directory search results and add a direct link to your website boosting your web profile and internet search ranking.  It only costs £10 per year and will ensure you stand out from your competition. Just click here to find out more.

Our business upgrade provides a direct link from seafishdirectory to your website and gives you an enhanced listing in the directory.

The link from seafishdirectory will link our success directly to your business. As well as boosting your profile in seafishdirectory, the business upgrade will boost your ranking with internet search engines like Google.

How to get an upgrade

  1. Login to seafishdirectory, and then click on ‘Your Account’ to visit the control panel for your account.
  2. Now, click on the ‘Business Upgrades’ link.
  3. Check the tick box next to your business and click on ‘Upgrade Now’.
  4. You will be taken to a secure link to make a payment of just £10 to upgrade your business details.
  5. The upgrade will be effective immediately.