Fishupdate Briefing Friday July 29

Fishupdate Briefing Friday July 29

FIRE RAVAGED SEAFOOD FACTORY TO BE REBUILT A LARGE Newfoundland fish factory which was destroyed by fire  in April  is to be rebuilt within the next year, the owners have declared. The  company, Quinlan Brothers Limited has issued a press release saying that it has  worked with snow crab producers since the fire to ensureContinue Reading

Hills are alive with taste of Saucy Fish!

Hills are alive with taste of Saucy Fish!

GRIMSBY’S award winning  brand, The Saucy Fish Co. will be popping up in Austria this August, as part of a wider strategy to secure international listings. Saucy’s popular range of complementary fish and sauce products will be available to an Austrian audience for the first time this summer, as the brand take part in an excitingContinue Reading

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Works starts on new salmon hatchery

Works starts on new salmon hatchery

A turf cutting ceremony to mark the start of work on Marine Harvest’s new salmon hatchery at Inchmore, Glenmoriston, took place last week. The facility replaces the existing hatchery, which has been on the site for 38 years, and will have a workforce of 18. Around five million smolts, as well as similar numbers ofContinue Reading

Vietnam seafood sector calls for Government help

Vietnam seafood sector calls for Government help

VIETNAM’S seafood sector. including its fish farmers,  has appealed to their government for help to see it through its current difficulties and to help it improve exports. Truong Dinh Hoe, general secretary of the   Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP)  has pointed out that the industry is worth US $3.1 billion in exportContinue Reading

Young’s names packaging firm supplier of year

Young’s names packaging firm supplier of year

THE international packaging company DS Smith has boxed away some tough  competition to receive Young’s Seafood’s  Supplier of the Year for Packaging award. The  award recognises a supplier who has played a significant role in helping Young’s , Britain’smajor fresh, frozen and chilld seafood supplier,  achieve its aims throughout the year and delivered a service beyond expectations.Continue Reading

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Brexit will right historic injustices – NFFO

Brexit will right historic injustices – NFFO

BRITAIN’S withdrawal from the European Union will provide opportunities to address historic injustices, the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations has said. But that does not rule out sensible bi-lateral agreements between the UK and other European countries, it insists. The NFFO also expects the government to provide the same level of financial support that wasContinue Reading

Iceland mackerel fishing moves up a gear

Iceland mackerel fishing moves up a gear

MACKEREL fishing off the coast of Iceland is becoming lively, one of the country’s leading fishing companies has reported. The company, HB Grandi said its pelagic vessel the Vikingur docked in the port of  Vopnafjördur recently  with 540 tonnes on board. This was the result of its second mackerel trip south of Iceland. According toContinue Reading

Nova Scotia unveils $2.8m investment plan

Nova Scotia unveils $2.8m investment plan

THE  Nova Scotia government has announced  it is  to invest  $2.8 million to improve its aquaculture industry. Part of its plan is to lift the embargo for shellfish, marine plant and trout farming applications. State Premier Stephen McNeil and the Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell believe the move will bring more jobs and moreContinue Reading

Fishupdate briefing Friday July 22

Fishupdate briefing Friday July 22

OILY FISH CAN HELP BOWEL CANCER SUFFERERS PEOPLE  with bowel cancer may improve their survival chances by eating a lot of omega 3 fatty acids found in oily fish like tuna and salmon, a study suggested . Analysis of data from more than 170,000 people in the United States revealed that among 1,659 who developedContinue Reading

No sign of pathogenic ISA virus, says Bakkafrost

No sign of pathogenic ISA virus, says Bakkafrost

BAKKAFROST, the main fish farming company on the Faroe Islands, has announced that extensive tests over the past few days  have shown no signs of the pathogenic ISA virus, at one of its farming sites. Bakkafrost issued an alert on July 14th after a  routine surveillance test by the Veterinary Authority on its  farming siteContinue Reading

Fish uncertainty faces Channel islands

Fish uncertainty faces Channel islands

THE fishing industry of the Channel islands has been thrown into uncertainty following the Brexit vote. Both Jersey and Guernsey are worried that Britain leaving the EU could have a dramatic impact on their fishermen and vessel owners. A report by the Guernsey government has warned that selling fish to France, one of the island’sContinue Reading

Seafood summit will be “fantastic event”

Seafood summit will be “fantastic event”

SEAFISH’S  new Chief Executive Marcus Coleman has outlined the benefits of attending the 2016 Humber Seafood Summit as key details of the event are unveiled. Registration is now available for the major event at the end of September , which is organised by Seafish for the benefit of seafood industry stakeholders from the Humber area,Continue Reading

Private equity boost for Seafood Pub Company

Private equity boost for Seafood Pub Company

THE  private equity firm Penta Capital has bought a large stake in  the award winning  Seafood Pub Company, which  should  open the way for further growth Penta has arranged an £18 million  funding package to support the deal and provide funds for expansion. The funding includes additional debt support from the Royal Bank of ScotlandContinue Reading

Alaska fishing fears from Brexit

Alaska fishing fears from Brexit

BRITAIN’S decision to quit the European Union has turned Alaska’s seafood industry on its head, says the influential newspaper, the Alaska Journal of Commerce. Alaska is America’s largest producer of seafood, particularly salmon and whitefish such as Pollock and high value species such as halibut. It also has a small but growing aquaculture industry, dominated by shellfish.Continue Reading