Implement CFP and end overfishing, urge 125 organisations

Implement CFP and end overfishing, urge 125 organisations

A LETTER was sent yesterday from 125 organisations to all 28 EU fisheries ministers calling on them to implement the CFP and end overfishing during the upcoming December Fisheries Council. The letter said: ‘Dear Minister, On 15 and 16 December, you will meet with your counterparts to decide on the 2015 fishing limits for fishContinue Reading

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MSD Animal Health to host Tilapia Congress

MSD Animal Health to host Tilapia Congress

MERCK Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) has announced that the company will hold a High Quality Tilapia Congress in São José do Rio Preto in Brazil, on 25-27 November. The Congress will be attended by nearly 75 key opinion leaders and customers in the Latin American tilapia industry. ‘Production and consumptionContinue Reading

Another strong quarter for Scottish Salmon Company

Another strong quarter for Scottish Salmon Company

THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) is continuing to enjoy its strongest year since inception, with record year to date revenues and harvests. SSC has reported quarter revenues of £33.6m, a rise of 82.6 per cent on the same period last year. This follows record half-year results for the first six months of 2014. The year-to-dateContinue Reading

New aquaculture genetics Benchmark for animal health company

New aquaculture genetics Benchmark for animal health company

BENCHMARK Holdings PLC, the international animal health, technical publishing and sustainability science business, today announced the proposed acquisitions of the entire issued share capital of SalmoBreed AS and 81.84 per cent of the issued share capital of Stofnfiskur HF. The deal would also involve the placing of 82,353,000 new Ordinary Shares in the Company atContinue Reading

Matt Dawson kicks off fishing support drive

Matt Dawson kicks off fishing support drive

FORMER England rugby star, Matt Dawson, has launched the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisation’s (NFFO) new blog with an article praising the work of UK fishermen and encouraging the British public to be more adventurous with the species of fish they try. ‘Fishing Matters’ is the NFFO’s latest initiative, highlighting the great work happening inContinue Reading

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Shellfish king Keith Anderson dies at 68

Shellfish king Keith Anderson dies at 68

KEITH Anderson, who was one of the Grimsby area’s leading shellfish merchants for many years, has died at the age of 68. He ran a nationwide wholesale business from the neighbouring town of Cleethorpes, supplying Billingsgate Fish Market in London and many of the country’s top restaurants. He also exported shellfish to Spain and Belgium. His customersContinue Reading

Trawler company in 12m euro aquaculture deal

Trawler company in 12m euro aquaculture deal

THE Icelandic fishing company, HB Grandi, is to sell its stake in Stofnfiskur hf, the country’s largest producer of salmon eggs. HB Grandi, which operates a large trawler fleet and fish processing operation, said an agreement to that end has been concluded between itself and Benchmark Genetics Limited that will see Benchmark Genetics Limited purchase all of HBContinue Reading

Grimsby sends back fish to Iceland

Grimsby sends back fish to Iceland

IN a new twist on the old ‘Coals to Newcastle’ saying, a delegation left Grimsby today taking fish back to Iceland. And it is fish that was almost certainly caught by Icelandic trawlers around the country. As part of a UK Trade and Industry drive to sell more British commodities to Iceland, Steve Norton, chief executiveContinue Reading

Fish and chips British style comes to Norway

Fish and chips British style comes to Norway

THE Norwegians this week are learning how to create fish and chips in the British style and tradition. Ten regional finalists in the UK Fish and Chips Awards contest are in the port of Alesund to learn more about Norway’s fish catching and processing industry  and about its sustainable fishing practices. Under a scheme called Codshare, Norway is tryingContinue Reading

Scottish fishing associations urge government action to protect the industry

Scottish fishing associations urge government action to protect the industry

MEMBER state governments need to wake up and assert their authority over the European Commission to prevent the ban on fishermen discarding catches at sea bankrupting large swathes of the industry. That is the stark message ahead of the December Fisheries Council from two of Scotland’s biggest fishing bodies, the Scottish White Fish Producers’ AssociationContinue Reading

Scottish fisheries secretary comments on coastal states fishery negotiations

Scottish fisheries secretary comments on coastal states fishery negotiations

SPEAKING after the conclusion of the coastal states fishery negotiations, Scottish Fisheries Minister, Richard Lochhead, said: ‘Mackerel is our most valuable fish for the Scottish industry and this agreement will provide some stability as we look ahead to next year. ‘Although the Total Allowable Catch is down on the previous year – which had beenContinue Reading

Grimsby company announced as Silver Sponsor of World Seafood Congress 2015

Grimsby company announced as Silver Sponsor of World Seafood Congress 2015

COMMITTING to the long term future of the UK seafood industry, PPS East Limited – a leading supplier of reusable plastic packaging for fresh fish – has been named as an official Silver Sponsor to the World Seafood Congress 2015. Organised by the Sea Fish Industry Authority (SeaFish) and the International Association of Seafood ProfessionalsContinue Reading

Scottish mackerel sector will lose out again, warns industry body

Scottish mackerel sector will lose out again, warns industry body

AS representatives of mackerel fisheries from the EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands sit down in Bergen to agree next year’s Total Allowable Catch (TAC), the Scottish processing industry has warned they expect to be disadvantaged again as Iceland and the Faroe Islands continue to gain. The TAC negotiations, which will decide the tonnage ofContinue Reading

FISHupdate briefing

FISHupdate briefing

NORWEGIAN TRAWLER FLEET SLASHES FUEL CONSUMPTION FUEL consumption by the Norwegian cod trawler fleet has more than halved since 2001 thanks to the design and construction of more energy efficient vessels. A report from the Centre for Research Based Innovation in Bergen has found that the average trawler used 1.25 litres of fuel per kilogram ofContinue Reading