European parliament backs discard ban ‘grace period’

FISHERMEN will be given two years to adjust to new rules banning the discarding of caught fish, following a vote today in the European parliament. The discard ban was brought in at the start of this year as part of reforms to the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, and aims to resolve issues around the storageContinue Reading

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New cold store for Welsh fishermen

New cold store for Welsh fishermen

PEMBROKESHIRE’S fishermen are set to benefit from a brand new cold store facility at Milford Fish Docks. The new addition to Wales’ largest fishing port will allow multiple users to store their catch on site, retaining it in its freshest state ready for local processing or onward sale. The new, modern cold store, with lockableContinue Reading

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Fish farm funds break new ground

Fish farm funds break new ground

BURRAY Community Association in Orkney performed a ground breaking ceremony this week at the designated site for a new play area. Scottish Sea Farms has contributed £3,000 towards the project getting started, with the overall plans predicted to cost more than £70,000. The youngest and oldest child from Burray Primary School – Alice Griffiths (PrimaryContinue Reading

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Canada upbeat about industry’s future

Canada upbeat about industry’s future

CANADA’S fisheries minister has presented an upbeat assessment of her country’s seafood industry. Gail Shea said Canadian fish exports were continuing to grow, with total sales of Canadian $4.9 billion in 2014. This represented an overall increase of $517 million or almost 12 per cent over the previous year. The minister said Canadian fish and seafood exportsContinue Reading

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Slow start to blue whiting season

Slow start to blue whiting season

ICELAND’S blue whiting fishing season has got off to a slow start, one of the major companies involved in the operation is reporting. All three of HB Grandi’s pelagic vessels are now fishing for blue whiting in an area deep south of the Faroe Islands, along with a number of other vessels. Fishing has started slowly,Continue Reading

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Scottish innovation centre boosts its team

Scottish innovation centre boosts its team

THE Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has boosted its team with two new appointments. Dr Jason Cleaversmith is to take on the role of director of business development, and build strategic partnerships and relationships in the global aquaculture sector. He will execute the SAIC’s long-term plan for growing the revenues and reputation of the aquacultureContinue Reading

EU moves to protect Baltic fish stocks

THE EU is introducing new measures to improve the state of fish stocks in the Baltic Sea. There has been some agreement on a regulation establishing a multi-annual plan for the stocks of cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic, said the European Council on Fisheries. This management plan is proposed for a six-year period andContinue Reading

Irish welcome progress in blue whiting talks

Irish welcome progress in blue whiting talks

PROGRESS was made at international blue whiting fisheries negotiations hosted by Ireland, said Irish minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney today. After the talks, hosted by Ireland at the National Seafood Centre, Clonakilty, Co Cork, the minister said: ‘I am pleased that serious efforts were made this week to resolve the contentiousContinue Reading

Move to streamline aquaculture certification

GLOBALG.A.P, the farming certification organisation, announced this week that it will expand its 2015 push for international collaboration to include aquaculture. The initiative will reduce the cost of certification by enabling combined audits said the group at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels. With the two other leading aquaculture certification programmes, ASC and BAP, GlobalG.A.P. hasContinue Reading

First birthday for Canadian land raised salmon

First birthday for Canadian land raised salmon

THIS week marked the first anniversary for land raised Kuterra Atlantic salmon, grown in a closed containment recirculating system (RAS). With the harvest of its 180,000th kilo of fish grown on land, the British Columbia, Canada, based company has had an eventful year, expanding its sales through Safeway. Kuterra’s marketing partner, Albion Fisheries, sells itsContinue Reading

Fish Update briefing Friday April 24

Fish Update briefing Friday April 24

Norway and UK top Brussels prize list SALMON Brands of Oslo, Norway, was awarded the top prize in the 15th annual Seafood Prix d’Elite new products competition at Seafood Expo Global this week. The winner, selected from a field of 37 finalists, was announced on Tuesday night at the show, the biggest of its kind inContinue Reading

Packaging fault prompts Young’s product recall

Packaging fault prompts Young’s product recall

As a precaution, Young’s Seafood are recalling packs of its chilled Young’s Jumbo Seafood Sticks that have been manufactured from a batch where a small number of packs were found to have poor packaging seals. The packaging issue may lead to accelerated product deterioration ahead of the prescribed Use By Date. The only affected SeafoodContinue Reading