Fishing order could decimate Tarbert industry

Fishing order could decimate Tarbert industry

A TARBERT fisherman claims up to 50 jobs in the village may be lost if a Firth of Clyde fishery regulating order is imposed, reports Mark Davey in today’s Argyllshire Advertiser. Kenny MacNab, 59, the chairman of the Clyde Fisherman’s Association, spoke out after meetings organised by the Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) in TarbertContinue Reading

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Scotland’s £4.3 million boost for sea lice research

THE Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has announced grants worth almost £950,000 to two sea lice research projects initiated by the salmon industry. Combined industry and academic contributions to the projects will total more than £3.4 million. The projects aim to boost the numbers, quality and welfare of farmed cleaner fish used in commercial salmonContinue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing Friday March 27

Fish Update Briefing Friday March 27

Drones to help with seal count A GROUP of six Norwegian scientists and drone operators from the country’s Institute of Marine Research and the Northern Research Institute have set out on a major expedition to see if it is possible to count seals using unmanned aircraft. Until now fishery scientists in Norway have used conventional aircraft toContinue Reading

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Discard ban row over two year ‘grace’ period

A SCOTTISH MEP has criticised Marine Scotland for being heavy handed over its implementation of the discard ban. Conservative MEP Ian Duncan, a former deputy chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, said the some of the government body’s advice seems ‘to run counter to the spirit of the landings obligation’. Earlier this month, theContinue Reading

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Europeche hits back at ‘misleading’ report

EUROPECHE, the body representing 80,000 European fishermen, said claims about overfishing, contained in a report released yesterday, are misleading. The Pew Charitable Trusts said, in ‘Turning the Tide’, that swift and effective implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is essential to restoring fish stocks and the viability of communities that depend on fishing. ButContinue Reading

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Salmon company launches skills framework

Salmon company launches skills framework

THE Scottish Salmon Company has unveiled its new competency framework, a list of skills and behaviours required for freshwater and marine staff from apprentice to expert levels. Announced at Lantra Scotland’s business leaders’ afternoon earlier this month, the new framework is mapped to the National Occupational Standards for Aquaculture. The framework covers all farming staffContinue Reading

New crab processing plant for Scrabster

New crab processing plant for Scrabster

SCRABSTER Seafoods is investing £330,000 in a new crab processing plant to take advantage of the 2,000 tonnes of crab landed in the Caithness port every year. With funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) worth £119, 832, the factory is expected to create around 25 jobs in Scrabster – one of the premier shellfishContinue Reading

Salmon tops UK food exports for first time

SALMON has become Britain’s top food export, beating confectionary for the first time, reported Fish Farming Expert. The top three product categories last year were salmon, chocolate and cheese, according to the report from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). The report shows that food and non-alcoholic drink exports continued growing to non-EU countries, upContinue Reading

New certification service launched

MACALISTER Elliott & Partners (MEP) has launched a new standalone conformity assessment body to accommodate the growing demand for fisheries and aquaculture certification services. The new company, ME Certification (MEC), will focus on the provision of assessment and certification services primarily for the fisheries and aquaculture sector, while MEP will continue to concentrate on itsContinue Reading

Saucy Fish lands another US retailer

Saucy Fish lands another US retailer

BRITAIN’S Saucy Fish Company has signed up its third US retailer. Fresh from showing at Boston, the Grimsby based firm is supplying the New England supermarket chain Hannaford with two of its products – salmon with sweet soy and chilli dressing and Tilapia with Red Thai Sauce. The products are being advertised with the same distinctiveContinue Reading

Young’s named top charity fundraiser

Young’s named top charity fundraiser

YOUNG’S of Grimsby is not only established as Britain’s leading seafood company, but is also earning a reputation as a major charity fundraiser. The company and its staff raised an impressive £130,000 last year for local and national charities. And a few days ago it handed over a further £1,000 to the Fishermen’s Mission as partContinue Reading

500 vessel milestone reached by fishermen’s services company

500 vessel milestone reached by fishermen’s services company

SFF Services Limited (SFFSL), a commercial division of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF), has passed the important milestone of having utilised 500 different fishing vessels since the turn of the millennium for its operations with other offshore industries. The work opportunities offered by SFFSL has helped secure the future of Scottish fishing by keeping theContinue Reading