History of River Clyde in photos

History of River Clyde in photos

A PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition charting the changing nature of Glasgow’s River Clyde has opened at the Riverside Museum in the city. The exhibition presents 22 images from Glasgow Museums’ collection, which chronicle the transformation of the city’s main waterway across a 200-year period, up to the present day.  Among the pictures is one of salmon fishingContinue Reading

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Cermaq appoints new COO

Cermaq appoints new COO

NORWEGIAN salmon farmer Cermaq has appointed Knut Ellekjær as COO for Cermaq Norway. Ellekjær is new to the fish farming industry but brings a wealth of industry experience from other types of food production. ‘Knut will add valuable competence to Cermaq,’ said CEO Geir Molvik. ‘Knut has background from the food industry of branded goodsContinue Reading

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Scottish salmon charter ‘way forward’

Scottish salmon charter ‘way forward’

THE Scottish salmon industry’s Community Engagement Charter takes centre stage at the annual Aquaculture in Motion event in Brussels today, as aquaculture producing nations discuss how social acceptability is vital for the sector’s success. The charter is a publication which promotes the ongoing commitment of Scottish salmon producers to the communities where they farm. It highlights the deep-rooted connectionsContinue Reading

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Fishermen urge cross-party Brexit deal

Fishermen urge cross-party Brexit deal

THE Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is calling for cross-party support in tomorrow’s Holyrood fisheries debate to ensure fishing communities benefit from the opportunities presented by Brexit. The debate will focus on the end-of-the-year EU Fish Council, which meets from December 12 to determine catch quotas for 2017. The annual negotiations are always complex and difficult,Continue Reading

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First in aquaculture management

First in aquaculture management

A NEW course in aquaculture management is to be introduced by the NAFC Marine Centre in Shetland, which developed the programme in response to industry demand. The technical apprenticeship – the first of its kind in the UK for the aquaculture sector – is aimed at experienced aquaculture staff, to provide them with the opportunityContinue Reading

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Cermaq backs technology transfer

Cermaq backs technology transfer

NORWEGIAN salmon farmer Cermaq took part in the recent 2016 Fortune and Time Global Forum in Rome, along with other business leaders, members of the Time 100 and Fortune 500 lists of the world’s most influential people. The forum was inspired by Pope Francis’ call for encouraging an economic system that both promotes growth andContinue Reading

Fishermen net top eco prize

Fishermen net top eco prize

THE Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) scooped a prestigious Scottish Green Energy Award for its work in enabling the fishing fleet to diversify into the offshore wind sector. The SFF and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) were jointly nominated by Moray Offshore Renewables for the ‘Contribution to Skills’ award in recognition of their efforts in enabling active participationContinue Reading

Scots lose out to Norway over blue whiting

Scots lose out to Norway over blue whiting

SCOTTISH fishermen have expressed disappointment over the blue whiting catch arrangements for 2017, finalised at the EU-Norway talks for shared stocks which concluded in Bergen on Friday night. The agreement, which the Scottish negotiating team voted against, will see an increased access arrangement for Norway. This will enable them to catch 68 per cent ofContinue Reading

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

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

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

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

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

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