All aboard for Oban’s festival of the sea

THE wonders of the ocean will be celebrated in a 10-day festival starting in Oban today. The Oban Lorn and the Isles Festival of the Sea runs until Sunday, May 31. Among the events organised are cookery demonstrations, canoe sessions, boat trips, snorkelling, visits to Glensanda Quarry and a fish farm trip. There will alsoContinue Reading

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Plan to get more people to eat more fish

Plan to get more people to eat more fish

SEAFISH, the industry authority on seafood, will continue to focus on promoting consumption, according to its 2015-2018 corporate plan. Getting more people eating more fish more often, and developing projects which support the reputation of the industry, are priorities for the next three years. The plan also aims to provide the data and information theContinue Reading

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Fish Update briefing Friday May 22

Fish Update briefing Friday May 22

Aid for Maine fishermen A FISHING group in Maine is to receive up to $175,000 in federal money to develop a programme enabling consumers to identify the fishermen who caught their seafood. The programme will also allow buyers to find out where and when their seafood was caught. According to the Greenfield Daily Reporter, the Maine Coast Fishermen’sContinue Reading

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Ireland welcomes ban on seabass fishing

Ireland welcomes ban on seabass fishing

A PROPOSAL to extend Ireland’s ban on seabass fishing in the Irish and Celtic Seas to all EU vessels was welcomed the Irish fisheries minister yesterday. Simon Coveney (pictured) said the move underpins the conservation actions already taken by Ireland with regard to this vulnerable stock. ‘Ireland has had stringent measures in place for theContinue Reading

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Exports drive Scottish Salmon Company growth

Exports drive Scottish Salmon Company growth

THE Scottish Salmon Company had a strong operational start to the year, with revenues of £27.3 million in the first quarter. Its efforts have primarily focused on the growth opportunities in the international markets and the strong demand for quality Scottish salmon produced using the best sustainable practices. The company achieved increased harvest volumes forContinue Reading

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Fishing company sells two trawlers

Fishing company sells two trawlers

THE Icelandic fishing company HB Grandi has announced the sale of two of its pelagic trawlers. HB Grandi CEO Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson said the sale of the vessels, Faxi RE and Ingunn AK, along with 0.67 per cent of the capelin quota and trawl gear, was good for both the seller and the buyer company, Vinnslustödin. Both vessels areContinue Reading

Calling on engineers in fight against sea lice

Calling on engineers in fight against sea lice

THE Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has asked the engineering sector to develop solutions to sea lice control. Such solutions could complement control measures such as biological methods and medicines, and could include devices to physically remove lice from salmon, without harming the fish, or new filtration or barrier systems. In order to promote theContinue Reading

Cermaq unveils best ever results

Cermaq unveils best ever results

CERMAQ, one of the world’s largest salmon and trout farming companies, has just reported its best ever annual operating results. Figures for 2014 show that while Cermaq Chile’s results were weakened by reduced prices in its main markets and a demanding biological situation, the company’s Canadian operation performed well. And again this was in spite of reducedContinue Reading

Scottish Seafood Partnership achieves results

THE Scottish Seafood Partnership’s ‘Fish Technology and Innovation Support Programme’ has played a major part in helping seafood companies add value to their businesses. They have done this by creating new products, developing branding, undertaking marketing initiatives, improving efficiencies, reducing costs and raising standards. Launched at the end of 2014, the project has proved toContinue Reading

Fish firm links factory floor to office

Fish firm links factory floor to office

DENHOLM Seafoods is the latest business to invest in Integreater, the modular, food ERP system from Systems Integration (SI). A leading processor of pelagic fish, the Peterhead manufacturer sells frozen products to customers around the world. Integreater will manage Denholm’s sales order processing function, as well as its frozen warehousing operation. The software will automateContinue Reading

Apprentices safeguard future of salmon industry

Apprentices safeguard future of salmon industry

SCOTTISH salmon farming reported a further climb in modern apprenticeship numbers last year, taking the official number to 91. Scott Landsburgh, chief executive of Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation said: ‘Modern apprenticeships safeguard business sustainability and offer a lifeline to many remote communities. ‘The vast majority of these positions are based in remote areas of theContinue Reading