Latin chapter in aqua growth

Latin chapter in aqua growth

THE Latin American and Caribbean Chapter (LACC) of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) is to stage its annual conference in the Mexican city of Mazatlán, to tap into the potential of the region’s emerging aquaculture industry. The LACQUA17 conference – from November 7-10, 2017 – will feature investors and the industrial sector this year, inContinue Reading

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More Scottish seafood products recalled

More Scottish seafood products recalled

SEVERAL seafood products sold mainly in Scotland are being withdrawn from sale for the second time in a month because they are potentially unsafe. Food Standards Scotland (FSS) said the MDA Products items had been repackaged in unapproved premises. There was also a possibility they could have ‘best before’ or ‘use by’ dates that had been extendedContinue Reading

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Fish talks aim for weekend settlement

Fish talks aim for weekend settlement

BOTH sides in the Iceland fishing dispute, now entering its fifth week, have expressed hopes that a deal can be reached in the next few days. They have been slowly inching towards an agreement since talks began a week ago but there are still a number of outstanding issues to be resolved involving trawler engineers. This isContinue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing Friday, January 13

Fish Update Briefing Friday, January 13

FISH OIL MAY REDUCE ASTHMA IN YOUNG FISH oil during pregnancy may help to reduce childhood asthma, a new study has found. The research was carried out by the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) research centre in Denmark, in collaboration with the University of Waterloo, Canada, and it suggests an additional health benefit:Continue Reading

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Fishermen welcome conservation measure

Fishermen welcome conservation measure

THE UK’s largest fishing association has welcomed the introduction of a new regulation that restricts bottom trawling in areas of very deep water to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems. The Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association backs the EU regulation, approved in December 2016 and brought into force from today, which prevents boats from trawling at depthsContinue Reading

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New Iceland government rules out strike ban

New Iceland government rules out strike ban

ICELAND’S new government has ruled out legislation which would outlaw strikes in the fishing industry, a key contributor to the country’s economy. As talks to find a solution to the month-long dispute continued today, fisheries minister Borgour Katrin Gunnarsdottir told Visir.is that introducing such a law was not on the cards. ‘To my mind, suchContinue Reading

Norwegian fishermen enjoy bumper year

Norwegian fishermen enjoy bumper year

FOLLOWING the success of salmon exports, the Norwegian catching industry has also reported a good year for white fish such as cod and haddock. Sales of groundfish totalled 13.8 billion kroners, a rise of six per cent or NOK 800 million on 2015. This has happened at a time where the quotas have remained relatively stable over the pastContinue Reading

Hopes rise in Icelandic fish strike

Hopes rise in Icelandic fish strike

HOPES rose today that a solution to the long running Icelandic fishing dispute could at last be in sight. More than two hours of talks broke up yesterday with both sides expressing optimism that a solution can be found. Earlier there was some gloom among conciliation officials because they appeared to be digging in. A further meeting will be held todayContinue Reading

NFFO attacks minister over Scots quota ‘grab’

NFFO attacks minister over Scots quota ‘grab’

THE National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations, which represents fishermen in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, has launched a blistering attack on UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice, after it was claimed he made quota concessions to appease Nationalist pressure from Scotland during the annual quota negotiations in Brussels. The NFFO claims that 1,500 tonnes of EnglishContinue Reading

Blueshell grows its mussel business

Blueshell grows its mussel business

SHETLAND’S Blueshell Mussels has secured ownership of SI Seafarms, adding 15 sea leases and approximately 1,500 tonnes of mussel growing capacity and equipment to its existing capacity. Managing director of Blueshell Michael Laurenson said: ‘We have, since 2010, been carrying out the practical operations for SI Seafarms, Shetland, on behalf of its UK shareholders. ‘WeContinue Reading

Grimsby area processor closes

Grimsby area processor closes

AT least 50 people are feared to have lost their jobs after the Lincolnshire fish processing company Fishgate closed down over the festive period. The company is located on a former RAF jet fighter air base at Binbrook, near Grimsby, which has been turned into a trading estate with a large fish processing operation. TheContinue Reading