Brookside Products announces closure

Brookside Products announces closure

The Marine Harvest-owned Brookside Products in Cumbria, which smokes, prepares and packages salmon, is to close. IN A statement today, Doug Aitchison, Director of Brookside Products explained: ‘Unfortunately there is no good news. The 30 day consultation period has passed and whilst initially there seemed to be a reasonable level of interest in the facility,Continue Reading

Russian sanctions strike Finnish herring industry

Russian sanctions strike Finnish herring industry

THE Finnish fishing industry has warned that it facing difficult times ahead in the wake of the Russian ban on EU imports. The herring industry in particular will struggle, because hi dioxin levels in the fish mean that they cannot be sold in EU markets Finnish, says a report in Uutiset News. Workers in fishContinue Reading

New Fleetwood fish park under discussion

New Fleetwood fish park under discussion

PLANS for a new fish park that would create hundreds of jobs in the port of Fleetwood have been raised by a local MP. A report in the Fleetwood Weekly News states that Fleetwood MP, Eric Ollerenshaw, has asked for a meeting with himself, Wyre Council and Penny Mordaunt, the Minister for coastal communities. MordauntContinue Reading

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Don’t expect more Icelandic cod, Grimsby told

Don’t expect more Icelandic cod, Grimsby told

GRIMSBY fish processors have been warned not to expect any significant increase in fish supplies from Iceland in the near future. The warning was delivered by Jónas R Viðarsson, who is a research group leader with the Icelandic food and biotech research organisation, Matis. He hails from a fish processing background and has been working on various sustainability projects withContinue Reading

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Grimsby plans big presence at IceFish

Grimsby plans big presence at IceFish

GRIMSBY is planning a significant presence at the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition and Awards, which takes place later this week. The Grimsby fish market gets most of its white fish supplies from Iceland, but the port believes it also has a lot to offer the country in return. Steve Norton, chief executive of the Grimsby FishContinue Reading

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Irish shellfish industry to descend on Dublin

Irish shellfish industry to descend on Dublin

IRISH Shellfish Association (ISA) members will meet in Dublin on 16 October for their annual conference – and there’s a lot for oyster and mussel producers to discuss in advance of the busy Christmas sales season. When a sector’s success is often beyond the control of individual growers and in the hands of government, buyers,Continue Reading

Salmon know how at Marel ShowHow

Salmon know how at Marel ShowHow

MAREL will host the 14th Salmon ShowHow at Progress Point in Copenhagen, Denmark, 11 February 2015. The Salmon ShowHow is dedicated entirely to the salmon processing industry. Salmon processors attending the event experience Marel’s industry leading equipment first hand in a simulated processing plant environment. Salmon industry leaders from all over the world meet atContinue Reading

Danish fishmongers cod red handed

Danish fishmongers cod red handed

MARINE conservation organisation, Oceana has revealed high lebels of seafood fraud amongst fishmongers in Denmark. Alongside the Danish newspaper Søndagsavisen and the TV program Go’Aften Denmark, Oceana conducted a study revealing that 18 per cent of cod sold in fishmongers is not actually cod, but haddock or saithe. In total, 120 samples were collected fromContinue Reading

New vessel to feature at IceFish

New vessel to feature at IceFish

SEIGLA introduce the newbuild Óli á Stað at the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition. The vessel is an Auto-longliner for Stakkavík ehf, Iceland, and is formally to be delivered at the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition. The vessel is Seigla’s new design, based on former design Saga K, Seigur 1500XW. The overall length is 14.8m, the largest under-15m vesselContinue Reading

FISHupdate briefing

FISHupdate briefing

$6M AID TO SAVE FLORIDA OYSTER FISHERY FLORIDA’S Governor, Rick Scott, has announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is to receive a more than $6 million in federal grants from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA) to assist with the recovery of the Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery. In 2012, Governor Scott requested the US Secretary of Commerce toContinue Reading

Scottish independence referendum: Comment from SWFPA

Scottish independence referendum: Comment from SWFPA

IN light of the no vote in the referendum on Scottish independence, Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association chief executive, Mike Park, called on the Scottish and UK governments to work together for the benefit of the fishing industry. He said: ‘This has been a divisive period in Scottish politics, but we have a result andContinue Reading

Scottish Independence referendum: Comment from SFF

Scottish Independence referendum: Comment from SFF

COMMENTING on the result of the referendum today rejecting independence for Scotland, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, said: ‘Whilst the decision has been made for the constitutional status quo, as far as fishing is concerned there will most definitely need to be change in how we work together as an EUContinue Reading

World Seafood Congress announce Young’s as headline sponsor

World Seafood Congress announce Young’s as headline sponsor

SEAFISH has confirmed that Young’s Seafood Limited will be the platinum sponsor of World Seafood Congress 2015. The event is set to attract hundreds of delegates from around the world to Grimsby for a packed programme of speakers, debate, networking, training and activities from the 5-9 September 2015. World Seafood Congress officially launched at theContinue Reading