First oyster farms assessed against ASC standard

First oyster farms assessed against ASC standard

Three oyster farms have become the first in the world to enter assessment against the ASC Bivalves Standard for responsible aquaculture. Jersey Sea Farms, Jersey Oyster Ltd and Seymour Oysters, all based in Jersey, UK, were recently assessed against the ASC Bivalve Standard. Tony Legg, Jersey Sea Farms’ owner said: “From day one, we knewContinue Reading

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Ex-Young’s chief leads youth ‘rehab’ drive

Ex-Young’s chief leads youth ‘rehab’ drive

THE former chief executive of Britain’s largest seafood company  is spearheading a bold  new  initiative to help hundreds of ‘problem’ young people in the Grimsby area rebuild their shattered lives. It revolves around a marine based  project called CatZero which has been running successfully in Hull since 2008. The project was recently outlined by ex-Young’s SeafoodContinue Reading

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Video: FAD-caught tuna fishing – stop trashing our oceans

Video: FAD-caught tuna fishing – stop trashing our oceans

Greenpeace has released footage leaked by fishermen working aboard industrial tuna fishing vessels in the Indian Ocean. It shows the shocking reality of tuna fishing using Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs) alongside huge purse seine nets which catches a huge array of non-target species, including sharks, rays and turtles. This is a method of fishing stillContinue Reading

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2015 outlook for global whitefish supply remain stable

2015 outlook for global whitefish supply remain stable

THE global supply of whitefish is expected to drop slightly next year, but the outlook still remains  reasonably stable, industry leaders have been told. The audience at the 23rd  annual Groundfish Forum in Rome, Italy, heard  that  wild whitefish harvests are expected to slip to 7,078 million metric tons in 2015, down slightly from lastContinue Reading

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Oslo formally accept Mitsubishi offer for Cermaq

Oslo formally accept Mitsubishi offer for Cermaq

THE Norwegian Government yesterday  formally  accepted an offer from Mitsubishi for  its majority  holding in the Norwegian fish farming business Cermaq ASA Oslo currently holds a 59  per cent stake in the company which is valued at  almost nine billion kroners (NOK). Mitsubishis has  made an offer of  NOK 96 per share. Monica Mæland, MinisterContinue Reading

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Gael Force delivers feed barge to Muck

Gael Force delivers feed barge to Muck

GAEL Force Marine of Inverness has delivered a Sea-Mate 400T Feed Barge to Marine Harvest Scotland’s Isle of Muck site. The barge was under tow on a four-day journey covering almost 300 nautical miles to the west coast and the Island of Muck. With a 400-tonne capacity, this is the largest and most sophisticated bargeContinue Reading

Deep-sea fishing ban will destroy livelihoods, warns skipper

Deep-sea fishing ban will destroy livelihoods, warns skipper

AN experienced Scottish skipper has warned that outlawing deep sea fishing would cause unnecessary job losses in the industry. Peter Lovie, skipper of the Endeavour (BF515), urged fishermen and environmental groups to work together to achieve their common goal of eliminating the threat to some species and protecting vulnerable ecosystems without the need for aContinue Reading

Norway and Russia agree Barents Sea cod quota

Norway and Russia agree Barents Sea cod quota

AN agreement has finally been reached between Norway and Russia on how much fish should be caught in the Barents Sea next year. The cod quota has been set at 901,000 tonnes, down 99,000 tonnes on this year’s figure, but the total does include an additional 42,000 tonnes for inshore cod, which should benefit Norway’s small boat fleet.Continue Reading

Cartel probe for Iceland fish carriers

Cartel probe for Iceland fish carriers

A NUMBER of employees at two of Iceland’s largest fish carriers are under official investigation, and could face prosecution, over alleged illegal co-operation. Samskip and Eimskip are the country’s main shipping companies and carry most, if not all, of the seaborne fish to Scotland and to the Humber, as well as to other European destinations. TogetherContinue Reading

Fishupdate briefing

Fishupdate briefing

FISH AND CHIPS ARE SIMPLY KOSHER! FISH and chips a great British dish? Well, after a fashion according to Paul Levy, co-author of the “Official Foodie Handbook” and chairman of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery. He says its origins are somewhat more exotic. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph last week Mr Levy saysContinue Reading

£1m contract signed with Argyll based company

£1m contract signed with Argyll based company

Scottish Sea Farms invests in Scottish firm for new fish pens for Orkney Wyre site Aquaculture expansion fuels increased spend and recruitment drive A contract worth over £1 million has been awarded to Fusion Marine, one of the world’s leading suppliers of fish farming equipment, based near Oban, as part of an ongoing expansion andContinue Reading

Landcatch signs international deal

Landcatch signs international deal

• Leading UK and US aquaculture companies complete landmark agreement • Landcatch, Troutlodge and Hendrix Genetics start integration process • Move will create new Chile venture, jobs and worldwide aquaculture advances NEW GLOBAL MULTI-SPECIES AQUACULTURE COMPANY FORMED Pioneering Scottish company Landcatch, which supplies Atlantic salmon eggs and smolts, as well as cutting-edge genetic services toContinue Reading

UK welcome for fish quota bank plan

UK welcome for fish quota bank plan

THE European Commission has reached agreement to allow fishermen to “bank” fish quotas in certain circumstances and the news has been broadly welcomed across the industry. UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice said the development would help Scottish fishermen – the main catchers of mackerel in the UK -  affected by the Russian ban because itContinue Reading

Offshore Mariculture Conference is launching in the Americas in November

Offshore Mariculture Conference is launching in the Americas in November

The global aquaculture industry continues to be the fastest growing animal-food-producing sector, accounting for around half of all fish consumed in the world today. The Offshore Mariculture Conference is being launched in the Americas, and is jointly organised by Mercator Media limited and Design Publications. Offshore Mariculture Mexico, is building on the success of itsContinue Reading