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

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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

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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

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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

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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

High prices boost trawler company’s profits

High prices boost trawler company’s profits

THE Norwegian fishing company Havfisk has reported a 129-million kroner increase to a total of NOK 386-million for the second quarter of this year. The company achieved earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of NOK 130 million in the second quarter of 2016. The results reflect higher prices, increased volume, higher catch efficiencyContinue Reading

Bakkafrost issues ISA virus alert

Bakkafrost issues ISA virus alert

THE Faroese fish farming company Bakkafrost issued an alert last night after a routine surveillance test by the Veterinary Authority on a site revealed suspected pathogenic ISA virus, a potentially serious disease that affects farmed salmon. The company said the suspicion, at A-73 at Hvannasund Norður, arose after the result in one cage indicated fish were infected by the soContinue Reading

Salmon industry favours EEA post Brexit

Salmon industry favours EEA post Brexit

THE Scottish salmon industry believes it can best benefit in the post-Brexit market if Britain enters into a European Economic Area (EAA) agreement. Scott Landsburgh, chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation, explained the industry’s position on Europe to Rural Affairs minister Fergus Ewing, shortly before a Scottish cabinet meeting on June 25, twoContinue Reading

Australians pick up oil tips from Scotland

Australians pick up oil tips from Scotland

A DELEGATION from the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) visited the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) in Peterhead this week to get advice on engaging with the oil sector. The SFF has been in dialogue with the Australian fishing industry and regional government over the last couple of years to share its knowledge and experienceContinue Reading

Grimsby firm celebrates ‘A grade’

Grimsby firm celebrates ‘A grade’

GRIMSBY salmon specialist JCS Fish is this month celebrating its achievement of certification to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) A Grade – the international ‘gold standard’ for safety and quality standards. BRC Global Standards is an independently audited safety and quality certification programme used by more than 22,000 certificated food suppliers in 123 countries. JCSContinue Reading

Sound expansion for NZ farmer

Sound expansion for NZ farmer

THE first new space allocated for salmon in Marlborough in nine years has finally come on stream with the official opening of two new salmon farms operated by New Zealand King Salmon. The Pelorus Sounds farms at Waitata and Kopāua were officially opened today by the Minister for Environment and MP for Nelson Dr NickContinue Reading