Loch Duart’s salmon at the BAFTAs

Loch Duart’s salmon at the BAFTAs

THIS year’s banquet at the BAFTA awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, will serve Loch Duart’s salmon. The dinner, which features ‘the best of British food’, is being masterminded by the head chef of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, Anton Manganaro. The night, involving 24 chefsContinue Reading

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Student wins conservation award

Student wins conservation award

JACK Emmerson, PhD student at the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University, has been awarded the Marine Conservation Society Wakefield Memorial Award for his project on ‘Sustainable static-gear fisheries in the Irish Sea’, reports World Fishing. The P1 Marine Foundation 2015 National Student Awards will be presented at a central London venue later inContinue Reading

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Whole Foods’ oysters are a first

Whole Foods’ oysters are a first

WHOLE Foods Market has become the first UK branch to sell MSC-certified sustainable European oysters. Whole Foods’ native oysters are being sold at four branches of Whole Foods Markets in London, at Kensington, Piccadilly, Fulham and Richmond, for £1.50 each. The shellfish are supplied by Southbank Fresh Fish and are sourced from Dutch waters beforeContinue Reading

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Celebrity chef fronts fish oil campaign

Celebrity chef fronts fish oil campaign

THE Master Chef judge John Torode is fronting #superfishoil, a new consumer campaign aimed at encouraging people to eat more fish rich in omega-3. The campaign is spearheaded by Seafish and sets out to motivate consumers to look at what they eat, comparing nutritious seafood to other food higher in saturated fat, superficial takeaways and convenience meals. Launching this month,Continue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing Friday February 12

Fish Update Briefing Friday February 12

SEAFOOD REWARD FOR GENEROUS TAXPAYERS A JAPANESE city has been sending out seafood as a thank you to the generosity of donors who send money to help with its civic finances. The city, Nemuro, in the eastern Hokkaido region, which is noted for its crabs and other seafood, has already received 450 million Yen (£2.7Continue Reading

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Brexit implications for UK food

Brexit implications for UK food

IF Britain votes to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, Westminster would have to renegotiate all its trade deals with both Europe and third countries, the Fish Site reported. ‘Brexit’ would mean a complete change in policy, but the shape of trade and agriculture in the UK would be unknown, said Professor Allan MatthewsContinue Reading

Sustainable cod by 2017

Sustainable cod by 2017

NORTH Sea cod could be ‘sustainable’ by next year after being severely depleted by decades of overfishing. For the first time ever, cod stocks are now strong enough for the fish to qualify for the Marine Stewardship Council’s blue label for certified sustainability. A partnership between fishermen’s organisations, processors and retailers, including Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer,Continue Reading

Potential new markets for lumpfish

Potential new markets for lumpfish

NORWEGIAN research institute Nofima has launched a project to find other markets for lumpfish apart from fighting sea lice. Lumpfish have become an important tool in the fight against the parasite that costs salmon farmers a fortune every year. However, they are only required until they weigh about half a kilo, after which they areContinue Reading

New chairman for standards specialist

New chairman for standards specialist

FISHING and aquaculture compliance specialist Acoura has appointed a new chairman following a period of sustained growth across the marine sector. David Gregory (pictured) is regarded as one of the UK’s leading technical experts for the food sector. He has been appointed in a non-executive capacity and starts with immediate effect. Following rapid growth lastContinue Reading

Skippers warned of Total danger

Skippers warned of Total danger

SHETLAND Fishermen’s Association has warned skippers of the dangers of fishing near Total’s gas pipelines in Yell Sound while accusing the company of doing nothing to make the area safe. Shellfish boats in particular have been urged to stay away amid serious concerns for vessel safety. This is due to the amount of rock dumped onContinue Reading

Roles for fish zone watchdogs

Roles for fish zone watchdogs

THE Marine Management Organisation is looking to recruit members for the North Western, North Eastern and Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCA). The MMO says each authority needs members who will take a balanced approach to caring for the seas, assessing the priority and importance of all users and stakeholders. The vacancies are anContinue Reading

Deadline for acclaimed aqua course

Deadline for acclaimed aqua course

A FINAL call for scholarship applications to the ACES programme run by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) is being made ahead of the February 19 deadline. Up to 38 fully-funded scholarships remain for the highly ranked Erasmus+ Joint Masters Degree in aquaculture. The deadline for self-funded applications is June 5. The course –Continue Reading