Tuna giant Thai Union nets King Oscar

Tuna giant Thai Union nets King Oscar

THE canned tuna giant Thai Union Frozen Products has bought  the big Norwegian seafood firm of King Oscar for an undisclosed figure. Thai Union is best known on the retail scene as owner of the ‘John West’ and the tuna related  ‘Chicken of the Seas’ brands. Only a few days ago it bought the French smoked salmonContinue Reading

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Seafood businesses agree codes on consistent environmental labelling and sourcing

Seafood businesses agree codes on consistent environmental labelling and sourcing

The Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC), a coalition of major seafood suppliers, brands, supermarkets and restaurants has agreed and published two codes of conduct guiding their environmental labelling and sourcing policies. One code is designed to give consumers certainty about what environmental claims on fish and seafood mean, while the second will ensure coalition members sourceContinue Reading

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UK’S TOP SIX YOUNG FISH FRIERS REVEALED

UK’S TOP SIX YOUNG FISH FRIERS REVEALED

Six up-and-coming young friers have been shortlisted for the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Award at the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish. The shortlisted six from across the UK are: Kat Deuchars of John Dorys, Belfast; Amy Grimwood of Mister C’s, Selby, North Yorkshire; Ryan Hughes of The CrispyContinue Reading

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£34,000 boost for Tri-Pack salmon project

£34,000 boost for Tri-Pack salmon project

A £34,000 grant is helping  the Grimsby company Tri-Pack Plastics develop a new box to package salmon for one of the world’s leading producers . The new could not have come at a more perfect  time as Tri-Pack Plastics is  celebrating 40 years  in  business. It is currently working on the new salmon box design,Continue Reading

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Norwegian seafood exports up despite Russian ban

Norwegian seafood exports up despite Russian ban

NORWEGIAN seafood exports rose by 157 million kroners (NOK)  - or three per cent – during August despite the Russian ban on food shipments from the country.   The Moscow regime imposed sanctions, which also affect the United States and  EU  countries,  came into force on August 7th,  so it may take another month orContinue Reading

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Humber Seafood Summit “a sell out”

Humber Seafood Summit “a sell out”

HUNDREDS of fishing delegates are heading for the Humber this week for the  biggest week in the history of the Humber Seafood industry. Both Grimsby and Hull are hosting major events which dovetail with each other perfectly.The Humber Seafood Summit - which is now a “sell out” –  begins on Wednesday evening with a spectacular displayContinue Reading

FISHupdate briefing

FISHupdate briefing

CHINA TOLD NORWAY WHOLE SALMON ‘PERFECTLY SAFE‘ THE Norwegian Seafood Council has challenged mainland China’s ban on imported whole salmon from Norway, maintaining the fish was safe to eat. The seafood council received further backing from Zhou Zhuocheng, a fisheries expert at the China Fisheries Association, who has suggested the ban introduced earlier this week was an overreaction. TheContinue Reading

Scotland’s razor clam racket

Scotland’s razor clam racket

AN ORGANISED crime racket taking place off the coast of Argyll is believed to be making upwards of £65,000 a day in sales of illegal razor clams. Using illegal fishing methods and taking razor clams from unclassified waters, the activity has been described as more lucrative than the illegal drugs trade. On Thursday last weekContinue Reading

New CEO of Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre announced

New CEO of Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre announced

Heather Jones has been appointed as CEO of the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre Board (SAIC). The SAIC, which was launched in June, brings together industry and research to provide innovative solutions with the aim of growing the already substantial contribution aquaculture makes to the Scottish economy. Heather, a native of Ayrshire, brings 25 years’ experienceContinue Reading

Saucy Fish chief lands top post

Saucy Fish chief lands top post

SIMON Smith, the man behind the successful development of the Saucy Fish brand, has been appointed the new managing director of Icelandic Seachill in Grimsby. Reporting to Magnus Bjarnason, President and CEO of the Reykjavik based Icelandic Group, Simon Smith will be leading the £270 million Icelandic Seachill business in the UK, which includes Saucy Fish products. SimonContinue Reading

Strong demand sparks Icelandic cod price rise

Strong demand sparks Icelandic cod price rise

EXPORTS of Icelandic cod so far this year, along with prices, are continuing to rise, the latest Marko Partners Seafood Intelligence Report shows. Prices were up by 5.4 per cent over the period, with the United Kingdom, Spain and France remaining the largest markets. These three countries take almost two thirds of Iceland’s total codContinue Reading

Mixed response to EU’s plans for Baltic fish stocks

Mixed response to EU’s plans for Baltic fish stocks

THE European Commission’s proposals for fishing opportunities for the main commercial fish stocks in the Baltic Sea has met with mixed reaction from ocean conservation organisation, Oceana. In October, the Total Allowable Catches (TAC) are to be decided by the fisheries Ministers. Oceana is glad to see that the Commission proposal is consistent with theContinue Reading

Fish farm expansion brings jobs to Orkney

Fish farm expansion brings jobs to Orkney

APPROVAL has been granted for the expansion of the Scottish Sea Farms site at Eday, north of Orkney. The £1 million expansion will create four new jobs locally, doubling the existing number of employees at the Eday site, and significantly increase production of the quality product farmed in Orkney waters. The existing site will increaseContinue Reading