Shellfish king Keith Anderson dies at 68

Shellfish king Keith Anderson dies at 68

KEITH Anderson, who was one of the Grimsby area’s leading shellfish merchants for many years, has died at the age of 68. He ran a nationwide wholesale business from the neighbouring town of Cleethorpes, supplying Billingsgate Fish Market in London and many of the country’s top restaurants. He also exported shellfish to Spain and Belgium. His customersContinue Reading

Trawler company in 12m euro aquaculture deal

Trawler company in 12m euro aquaculture deal

THE Icelandic fishing company, HB Grandi, is to sell its stake in Stofnfiskur hf, the country’s largest producer of salmon eggs. HB Grandi, which operates a large trawler fleet and fish processing operation, said an agreement to that end has been concluded between itself and Benchmark Genetics Limited that will see Benchmark Genetics Limited purchase all of HBContinue Reading

Grimsby sends back fish to Iceland

Grimsby sends back fish to Iceland

IN a new twist on the old ‘Coals to Newcastle’ saying, a delegation left Grimsby today taking fish back to Iceland. And it is fish that was almost certainly caught by Icelandic trawlers around the country. As part of a UK Trade and Industry drive to sell more British commodities to Iceland, Steve Norton, chief executiveContinue Reading

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Fish and chips British style comes to Norway

Fish and chips British style comes to Norway

THE Norwegians this week are learning how to create fish and chips in the British style and tradition. Ten regional finalists in the UK Fish and Chips Awards contest are in the port of Alesund to learn more about Norway’s fish catching and processing industry  and about its sustainable fishing practices. Under a scheme called Codshare, Norway is tryingContinue Reading

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Scottish fishing associations urge government action to protect the industry

Scottish fishing associations urge government action to protect the industry

MEMBER state governments need to wake up and assert their authority over the European Commission to prevent the ban on fishermen discarding catches at sea bankrupting large swathes of the industry. That is the stark message ahead of the December Fisheries Council from two of Scotland’s biggest fishing bodies, the Scottish White Fish Producers’ AssociationContinue Reading

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Scottish fisheries secretary comments on coastal states fishery negotiations

Scottish fisheries secretary comments on coastal states fishery negotiations

SPEAKING after the conclusion of the coastal states fishery negotiations, Scottish Fisheries Minister, Richard Lochhead, said: ‘Mackerel is our most valuable fish for the Scottish industry and this agreement will provide some stability as we look ahead to next year. ‘Although the Total Allowable Catch is down on the previous year – which had beenContinue Reading

Grimsby company announced as Silver Sponsor of World Seafood Congress 2015

Grimsby company announced as Silver Sponsor of World Seafood Congress 2015

COMMITTING to the long term future of the UK seafood industry, PPS East Limited – a leading supplier of reusable plastic packaging for fresh fish – has been named as an official Silver Sponsor to the World Seafood Congress 2015. Organised by the Sea Fish Industry Authority (SeaFish) and the International Association of Seafood ProfessionalsContinue Reading

Scottish mackerel sector will lose out again, warns industry body

Scottish mackerel sector will lose out again, warns industry body

AS representatives of mackerel fisheries from the EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands sit down in Bergen to agree next year’s Total Allowable Catch (TAC), the Scottish processing industry has warned they expect to be disadvantaged again as Iceland and the Faroe Islands continue to gain. The TAC negotiations, which will decide the tonnage ofContinue Reading

FISHupdate briefing

FISHupdate briefing

NORWEGIAN TRAWLER FLEET SLASHES FUEL CONSUMPTION FUEL consumption by the Norwegian cod trawler fleet has more than halved since 2001 thanks to the design and construction of more energy efficient vessels. A report from the Centre for Research Based Innovation in Bergen has found that the average trawler used 1.25 litres of fuel per kilogram ofContinue Reading

Scottish Premiere of Seafish processing film

Scottish Premiere of Seafish processing film

SEAFISH, the UK industry authority on seafood, screened its Scottish premiere of its new film, ‘The Business of Processing’, exploring the multi-billion pound seafood processing industry last night (19 Nov) to an invited audience from the industry. The screening, at The Scotsman Hotel theatre in Edinburgh, provided a perfect opportunity for the UK seafood industryContinue Reading

Award success for East Lothian Seafood Company

Award success for East Lothian Seafood Company

MUSSELBURGH seafood processor, JK Thomson, is celebrating its success in Scotland’s Modern Apprentice Awards 2014, having gained SME Employer of the Year. This accolade demonstrates exceptional commitment to the Modern Apprenticeship programme, which JK Thomson has shown by planning to put their entire workforce through Modern Apprenticeships. The aim is to increase the technical awareness of staffContinue Reading

Saucy Fish ‘copycat’ row settled

Saucy Fish ‘copycat’ row settled

THE owners of the Saucy Fish Co have settled their ‘copycat’ claim against the German store chain Aldi. In May this year Icelandic Seachill took out a High Court injunction against the discount retailer’s new range of fish and sauce combinations called Saucy Salmon, which the Grimsby based company claimed infringed their registered trademarks. The Saucy FishContinue Reading