Young’s extends its Gastro range

Young’s extends its Gastro range

YOUNG’S Seafood is launching Gastro Meals for One following earlier success of its gastro range. They are designed to appeal specifically to the single diner or can be added to the Gastro ‘meals for two’ to cater for three people. Young’s said the Gastro range is already one of the most successful new product development launchesContinue Reading

Grimsby makes Icelandic links

Grimsby makes Icelandic links

GRIMSBY hopes to take its acclaimed traditional smoked fish brand directly to Iceland next year. And it may also set up a collaboration with the University of Iceland which is working on a number of innovative fishing projects. These were two the results of a trade mission to Reykjavik by Seafood Grimsby and Humber for Icefish 2014,Continue Reading

Fish bones find a different current

Fish bones find a different current

RESEARCHERS in Japan are using fish bones discarded from processing plants to generate electricity. Led by a team of scientists from Tohoku and Nihon universities, the process utilises methane gas produced from the bones to produce electricity, reports The Asahi Shimbun. By mixing the bones with sludge in a tank and fermenting them, methane isContinue Reading

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Positive future for European fisheries

Positive future for European fisheries

SCIENTISTS speaking at a seminar last week presented data that suggests a positive long term trend of increasing fish populations and a reduction of fishing mortality. Europêche has welcomed these clear words from the scientific community and General Director of DG MARE, Lowri Evans, at Friday’s seminar on ´the State of Fish Stocks´ organised byContinue Reading

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Fishermen’s Mission is the toast of Cornish brewery

Fishermen’s Mission is the toast of Cornish brewery

SHARP’s Brewery, in Cornwall, is donating money for every pint of Honey Gold Ale on Port Isaac beach it sells to the Fishermen’s Mission. Ten pence is being donated for every pint of the brewery’s ale, and with 40,000 pints sold since June, £3,300 has been raised, reports Western Morning News. James Nicholls, Sharp’s Brewery’sContinue Reading

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New board at Icelandic Seachill

New board at Icelandic Seachill

GRIMSBY-based Icelandic Seachill has announced its new Executive Board, following the appointment last week of Simon Smith to the post of Managing Director. The re-shaped senior leadership team, which sees the promotion of two new members to the executive board, will be responsible for driving forward the company’s ambitious business goals following the integration last yearContinue Reading

Fishupdate Briefing

Fishupdate Briefing

NOW FISH PRODUCES ITS OWN ANTI-FREEZE FISH studies are continuing to throw up more mysteries with the latest research showing that fish in the Antarctic region  can  to produce a type of antifreeze  which helps them survive very low sub zero temperatures. However, they also  suffer an unusual side effect in the process as scientistsContinue Reading

Salmon and Sea Trout Fishery Statistics 2013 Season

Salmon and Sea Trout Fishery Statistics 2013 Season

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland. Scotland’s Chief Statistician today published the salmon and sea trout fishery statistics for the 2013 season. Salmon Total reported rod catch (retained and released) for 2013 is 67,468. It is the lowest reported catch since 2003 and is 76% of the previous 5-year average. The proportion of the rodContinue Reading

SFF comment on Scottish sea fisheries statistics

SFF comment on Scottish sea fisheries statistics

THE Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has responded to the Scottish seafood statistics published yesterday by Scotland’s Chief Statistician. Commenting on the fact that the overall quayside value of sea fish and shellfish landed by Scottish vessels in 2013 decreased by nine per cent compared with the previous year, yet the volume of seafood landed remainedContinue Reading

Pacific tuna meeting required, urges Greenpeace

Pacific tuna meeting required, urges Greenpeace

GREENPEACE has called on the Western and Central Fisheries Commission’s Technical and Compliance Committee (WCPFC) in Pohnpei this week to take a tough stance to prevent the collapse of tuna stocks. The call comes in the wake of a China Tuna Industry Group initial public offering (IPO), which highlighted a blatant disregard for the longContinue Reading

Alien crab threatens Scottish salmonids

Alien crab threatens Scottish salmonids

LISTED amongst the worst 100 alien species on the planet, the Chinese Mitten crab can devastate fish populations by burrowing into riverbanks and feeding on eggs. And, according to a report in the Press and Journal, the invasive crab – has reached Scottish shores – one was discovered by an angler, John Clark, in theContinue Reading

Scottish sea fisheries statistics published today

Scottish sea fisheries statistics published today

STATISTICS published today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician show that the value of fish landed by Scottish vessels in 2013 decreased by nine per cent in real terms from 2012, following two record years. The quantity of fish landed remained broadly constant for the seventh consecutive year. These figures published today update the Provisional Scottish SeaContinue Reading

Scottish government responds to sea fisheries statistics

Scottish government responds to sea fisheries statistics

COMMENTING on the sea fisheries statistics published today, Scottish Fisheries Secretary, Richard Lochhead said: ‘Given the backdrop of the difficult economic trading conditions these statistics show that overall the volume of landings from the Scottish fleet held up reasonably well in 2013 but any reduction in value hits the bottom line of businesses. ‘Whilst theContinue Reading