Lorry spills its guts in Peterhead

Lorry spills its guts in Peterhead

EARLIER today, a lorry transporting fish guts overturned on a street in Peterhead, spilling its load across the street. According to a report in the Aberdeen Evening Express, Police Scotland confirmed that ‘ lorry carrying fish remains has turned on its side in Kirk Street in Peterhead. ‘Fluid from the fish has spilled on theContinue Reading

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Scottish Fishermen’s Federation elects new President

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation elects new President

ROSS Dougal has been elected as the new President of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) at its annual general meeting. Previously the Vice President of the SFF and the Chairman of the Fishing Vessel Agents & Owners Association (Scotland) Ltd, Dougal comes from a well-known Eyemouth fishing family. He has also worked in a wideContinue Reading

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Sea fisheries on the agenda for Fisheries Management Conference

Sea fisheries on the agenda for Fisheries Management Conference

AFTER many years’ work establishing professional standards for mainly freshwaters, fishery managers are seeking a bigger role in the development and conservation of Britain’s sea fisheries. In a major change, four of seven sessions at the annual conference of the Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM) at Liverpool (October 7-9) will be devoted to sea andContinue Reading

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Record-breaking Q2 for Marine Harvest

Record-breaking Q2 for Marine Harvest

MARINE Harvest achieved an operational EBIT of NOK 1 220 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to NOK 901 million in the corresponding quarter of 2013. The second quarter was a strong one for Marine Harvest, with record high profit and volume. As a consequence of the good results, the board has resolvedContinue Reading

US fishermen and processors call for Russia ban

US fishermen and processors call for Russia ban

FISHERMEN and seafood processors in Alaska are calling on the US Government to ban Russian fish imports as a tit-for-tat against Moscow’s move against food shipments from the West. Two weeks ago the Russian government placed an embargo on most food imports from the United States, the European Union and Norway in response to Western sanctions against RussiaContinue Reading

Hatchery to restore trout in Armenia

Hatchery to restore trout in Armenia

ARMENIA’s government will has secured 3.6 billion drams for a trout hatchery in Sevan Lake. An announcement was made by the country’s minister of agriculture, Sergo Karapetyan, states a report by Arka News Agency, in which he commented that the complex programme was aimed at restoring the trout population. A fish-rearing and fish processing factoryContinue Reading

New fish processing plant for Seychelles

New fish processing plant for Seychelles

THE official opening of a new fish processing plant signals an important accomplishment for the Seychelles fisheries sector. President James Michel the plant in a ceremony held this morning at the Providence Fishing Port. This event forms part of a series of activities to commemorate the Seychelles Fishing Authority’s 30th Anniversary celebration. With the completionContinue Reading

World record sea trout

World record sea trout

SWEDISH fly angler, Anna Karin Sjoberg, has caught a 31.5 lb Chrome seatrout in Rio Gallegos, Argentina, which may well be a women’s world record. Sjoberg was fishing with Solid Adventures, the only operator in southern Argentina, when she hooked the monster fish, a record for the area. She used a 7 weight spey rodContinue Reading

Scottish fishing body joins fight for more power in Brussels

Scottish fishing body joins fight for more power in Brussels

SCOTLAND’s largest fishing association has thrown its weight behind a new body created to play a bigger part in decisions affecting the industry made in Brussels. The Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association (SWPA) has joined Blue Fish – the European Association for the Promotion of Sustainable and Responsible Fisheries – and chief executive Mike ParkContinue Reading

Grimsby’s Canadian invasion

Grimsby’s Canadian invasion

THE largest Canadian seafood delegation to visit Britain for a number of years is coming over next month – and heading straight for Grimsby, the home of UK seafood. At least 14 companies with a total turnover of £500-million will be there, including Clearwater Seafoods, one of the biggest names in North American seafood. They alsoContinue Reading

Big gains for Bakkafrost

Big gains for Bakkafrost

THE Bakkafrost Group, the largest salmon farming company in the Faroe Islands, delivered a total operating EBIT of 212.1 million Danish kroners (DKK) in the second quarter of this year. The combined farming and VAP segment made an operational EBIT of DKK 180.0 million in Q2 2014 and the farming segment made an operational EBIT of DKKContinue Reading