Cargill pioneers GM omega 3

Cargill pioneers GM omega 3

A ground-breaking type of canola in development by feed giant Cargill could provide a sustainable alternative source of EPA/DHA omega 3 fatty acids. In feeding trials it conducted with salmon in Chile, Cargill was able to completely replace fish oil in feed rations with oil from EPA/DHA canola. ‘As a fish feed producer, we need toContinue Reading

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New test to detect costly salmon disease

New test to detect costly salmon disease

Scientists from the University of Glasgow have discovered a simple test to aid the diagnosis of a significant disease which affects Atlantic salmon which could save millions to the industry. Working with major companies in the aquaculture industry BioMar and Marine Harvest Scotland, the group has shown that a simple measurement procedure could be usedContinue Reading

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EU fish consumption falling

EU fish consumption falling

The total volume of sales of fresh fish and seafood fell in western Europe from 5.99 million tonnes in 2010 to 5.88 million tonnes in 2015, according to Euromonitor International. Sales of processed fish and seafood also declined, from 2.63 million tonnes in 2010 to 2.58 million tonnes in 2015, said Euromonitor as it releasedContinue Reading

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Fishermen highlight Brexit benefits

Fishermen highlight Brexit benefits

WITH MPs due to debate the future of the UK fishing industry in the House of Commons tomorrow, the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is underlining the opportunity Brexit can deliver for coastal communities. The UK’s two main fishing organisation, the SFF and the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO), have welcomed Brexit as providing theContinue Reading

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Oslo Airport plans new seafood hub

Oslo Airport plans new seafood hub

A MODERN new hub may be built at Oslo Airport to better handle the growing volume of processed seafood exports, especially farmed salmon. Avinor, the authority responsible for Norway’s 46 state owned airports and air navigation services, is believed to be working with the largest exporters within the seafood industry. Avinor has been working on a feasibility study for facilitating aContinue Reading

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Memphis home for FeedKind facility

Memphis home for FeedKind facility

AN alternative feed ingredient produced from methane gas is to go into commercial production in the US, at Cargill’s site in Tennessee. FeedKind, which has been trialled in Redcar, Teesside, by US company Calysta, was launched at a ceremony at the English R&D and market introduction facility in September. Now Cargill and Calysta plan toContinue Reading

Go ahead for Marine Harvest ‘egg’

Go ahead for Marine Harvest ‘egg’

MARINE Harvest Group’s ‘egg’ concept has been approved by the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries, the company announced this week. The new enclosed technology qualifies in general for the development licences scheme and the directorate may award four development licences for the project. The technology, created by Hauge Aqua, is based on a 44m high andContinue Reading

Salmon investment a ‘vote of confidence’

Salmon investment a ‘vote of confidence’

INVESTMENT in salmon farming rose by 16 per cent to £63.1 million during 2015, according to the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation’s latest economic report. The report, published today, also looks at pay, employment, training, local and national economic benefits and exports. The investment signals a significant vote of confidence in the long-term sustainability of theContinue Reading

Fly farm wins $17.5m further funding

Fly farm wins $17.5m further funding

SOUTH African based AgriProtein, which makes feed from black soldier flies, has secured US$17.5 million of further capital from key strategic partners to fund expansion into Europe, North and South America and Asia, it announced today. The new investment values the company at more than $117 million, making it the most valuable fly farming business inContinue Reading

Iceland fishing industry reduces debt

Iceland fishing industry reduces debt

ICELAND’S fishing industry has dramatically reduced its corporate debt, new figures show. Six years ago, during the height of the banking crisis, it stood at 494 billion Icelandic kroners (ISK). Last year it fell to ISK 363 billion. Jonah Gest Jonasson, head of Advisory Services Division of Deloitte in Iceland, said the debt position of theContinue Reading

Global seafood demand ‘outstrips supply’

Global seafood demand ‘outstrips supply’

THE global demand for seafood is outpacing supply, Canada’s Clearwater Seafoods has declared. And it is creating favourable market dynamics for vertically integrated producers such as Clearwater, which have access to resources. Clearwater, which acquired Scotland’s Macduff Shellfish group last year, recently announced results for the third quarter of this year showing a 29 per cent increaseContinue Reading

Danes launch new fishmeal alternative

Danes launch new fishmeal alternative

A BIOTECH company in Denmark opened its first production facility last week, with the aim of producing a protein to rival fishmeal in feed. Unibio has developed advanced technology for converting natural gas into a highly concentrated protein for sustainable food production, targeting the animal compound feed markets. Called UniProtein, it benefits from superior nutritionalContinue Reading

Faroe deal unfair say mackerel men

Faroe deal unfair say mackerel men

SCOTTISH mackerel fishermen and processors are calling upon the EU to reduce the current access arrangements for Faroese vessels to catch mackerel in Scottish waters. Under the two-part EU-Faroe bilateral deal first negotiated in 2014, a quota exchange agreement and an access arrangement were finalised. The access part of the deal enables vessels from FaroeContinue Reading