Scottish salmon industry responds to Brexit

Scottish salmon industry responds to Brexit

IT will be business as usual, at least in the short term, for the aquaculture industry in the aftermath of yesterday’s unexpected EU referendum result, which saw Britons voting 51.9 per cent against 48.1 per cent to pull out of Europe. Scott Landsburgh, chief executive of Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation said: ‘Salmon farming will continueContinue Reading

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Cooking up a storm at Royal Highland Show

Cooking up a storm at Royal Highland Show

THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has sponsored the Royal Highland Show’s Cookery Theatre as part of its ongoing commitment to celebrating Scottish food and supporting rural communities. The leading Scottish salmon producer, which operates more than 60 sites across the west coast of Scotland and the Hebrides, will be actively supporting the Cookery Theatre inContinue Reading

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Fish Update briefing Friday June 24

Fish Update briefing Friday June 24

ITALY ORDERED TO STOP BLEACHING SEAFOOD THE European Union has told Italy to end the practice of bleaching seafood. Brussels delivered the ultimatum to the Rome government, the national newspaper La Stampa has reported. The Italian health ministry has long approved the use of the chemical ‘to wash frozen and fresh molluscs and cephalopods’, meaning squidContinue Reading

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EU exit ‘must lead to better fishing deal’

EU exit ‘must lead to better fishing deal’

TWO of Scotland’s biggest fishing associations have urged the governments in Edinburgh and London to work with them to secure better fishing opportunities and more sensible rules following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. Leaders of the Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association and Shetland Fishermen’s Association acknowledged that most of their members hadContinue Reading

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Farm ‘rig’ based on offshore technology

Farm ‘rig’ based on offshore technology

NORWAY’S SalMar Group has signed a contract with Rolls-Royce for the construction of a semi-submersible fish farm rig, based on offshore oil and gas industry technology. According to the maritime website gCaptain, Rolls-Royce will build the eight point mooring system that will be used to secure the rig to the seabed at Frohavet, off theContinue Reading

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Cermaq boss Hindar stands down

Cermaq boss Hindar stands down

NORWEGIAN salmon farmer Cermaq has announced that CEO Jon Hindar has resigned and will be replaced by Geir Molvik in July. Hindar (pictured) was appointed five years ago and headed the firm during its acquisition by the Mitsubishi Corporation in 2014. The chairman of Cermaq Group, Yu Sato, said: ‘Jon has done an outstanding jobContinue Reading

Seal deterrent scoops £100,000 prize

Seal deterrent scoops £100,000 prize

A COMPANY pioneering a high tech seal deterrent has won a £100,000 prize in a Scottish innovation competition. The Scottish Edge awards, aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming innovative and entrepreneurial talent, invited Oban based OTAQ to pitch at the finals of the event in Edinburgh this week where over £1.27million in grants andContinue Reading

Aqualine applies for development permits

Aqualine applies for development permits

NORWEGIAN firm Aqualine, which has supplied equipment to the fish farming industry for more than three decades, is applying for 10 development permits for a submersible production system for salmon. Within the next few years, the Aqualine Subsea System will be ready for commercial use. After what the company said was ‘highly successful testing’ ofContinue Reading

Scotland no place to invest says Grieg boss

Scotland no place to invest says Grieg boss

SCOTLAND’S salmon farming sector continues to be hampered by planning rules dictated by environmental interests, said Grieg Seafood director Sigurd Pettersen. The Scottish government is wrong in making the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) the regulator of fish farming because its brief is to protect the environment, Pettersen told the Herald. ‘Farming of any kindContinue Reading

NZ seafood firms rebel against sanctuary plan

NZ seafood firms rebel against sanctuary plan

SEVERAL New Zealand seafood companies have filed proceedings in the country’s High Court in response to the government’s unilateral move to establish the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary without recognising existing rights. They say the move is contrary to international obligations. New Zealand Fishing Industry Association (FIA) president Steve Bishop said: ‘The companies fully support marine conservation, it is inherent in theirContinue Reading

Fishermen encouraged after meeting Minister

Fishermen encouraged after meeting Minister

THE Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) said it was encouraged by its first meeting with new fisheries minister Fergus Ewing yesterday afternoon. Speaking after the meeting, Bertie Armstrong (pictured), SFF chief executive, said: ‘The SFF and the Cabinet Secretary were able to agree readily on a refreshed approach to the challenges facing the Scottish fishing industry,Continue Reading

Young’s strengthens operating board

Young’s strengthens operating board

YOUNG’S Seafood has made changes to its leadership structures to drive innovation and efficiency through an initiative called Virtual Integration. Scott Johnston has been brought into the operating board as technical director, taking responsibility for all aspects of Young’s technical standards and food quality agenda. A current member of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) technical expertsContinue Reading