Fish Update Briefing Friday April 29

Fish Update Briefing Friday April 29

FISH AND CHIPS – THE MUSICAL! A FISH and chip outlet in Bolton, England, has been turned into an impromptu theatre. Bolton Theatre’s next production, called ‘ChipshoptheMusical’, will be performed in the town takeaway, Olympus Fish and Chips, instead of a conventional auditorium, the Bolton News reported. The musical, to run from May 11 to 21,Continue Reading

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Awards and more from Brussels

Awards and more from Brussels

GERMAN company Kagerer & Co and France’s Freshpack won the top prizes in this year’s Seafood Excellence Global awards in Brussels. They were among 39 finalists, including the Scottish Salmon Company for its Native Hebridean Salmon. The firm’s managing director Craig Anderson (pictured) said it was ‘an honour to be shortlisted for such a prestigiousContinue Reading

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Sustainability a growing business

Sustainability a growing business

THE number of farms certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has increased 56 per cent, from 158 to 247, since April 2015, and some 800,000 tonnes of certified seafood has become available since the organisation was set up in 2012. In the past year there has been a ‘rapid increase’ in ASC labelled products,Continue Reading

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Scottish aquaculture could double by 2030

Scottish aquaculture could double by 2030

SCOTTISH aquaculture production could double by 2030 according to a group of leading figures in the industry. Stewart Graham, managing director of Gael Force Group, and Dennis Overton, chair of Aquascot, are co-chairing the group which also includes members representing the entire supply chain in aquaculture. They plan to set out a strategy for growth,Continue Reading

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Fish hackathon seeks answers

Fish hackathon seeks answers

HACKERS from around the world have just battled it out to help fill crucial gaps in what is known about the state of world fisheries.   A 2,000-strong army of coders gathered in 43 host cities across six continents for the third annual Fishackathon.   The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), together with Young’s Seafood, Welsh ecological consultancy Salacia-Marine and theContinue Reading

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Young’s expands its Gastro range

Young’s expands its Gastro range

YOUNG’S Seafood is boosting its power brand Gastro by introducing three new marinade products aimed at the dining-in market. The Gastro range, with its emphasis on fish sophistication, has been a major success story for Young’s and is now worth more than £54 million a year to the company. The restaurant inspired dishes have attracted £20 millionContinue Reading

Prized students named in Shetland awards

Prized students named in Shetland awards

A distinguished group of students stepped up to receive awards in the annual NAFC Marine Centre UHI prize giving. Excellence in engineering, navigation, deck cadetship and aquaculture were recognised at the ceremony at the centre in Scalloway. Speaker at the awards Sandra Laurenson, former chief executive of NHS Shetland, told guests, including NAFC staff andContinue Reading

Marine Harvest offers aqua scholarships

Marine Harvest offers aqua scholarships

Scotland’s largest salmon producer is teaming up with one of the country’s leading marine science research institutions to help Scottish aquaculture thrive in a competitive global industry. Marine Harvest Scotland has pledged two scholarships to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in AquaCulture, Environment and Society (EMJMD ACES) run by the Scottish Association for MarineContinue Reading

Rising prices boost trawler firm’s fortunes

Rising prices boost trawler firm’s fortunes

SOLID prices for cod, haddock and other white fish have helped push up first quarter revenue and profits for Havfisk, one of Norway’s leading fishing companies. Figures for the three months to the end of March 2016 rose from 247 million Norwegian kroners (NOK) during the same period last year to NOK 270 million. The company, which has aContinue Reading

Young’s profits up in challenging year

Young’s profits up in challenging year

YOUNG’S Seafood has announced a six per cent increase in operating profits for the financial year to September 2015. The profit figure emerged at £26.7 million compared with £25.2 million for the 12 months to September 2014. EBITDA rose by £900,000 (two per cent) to £37.4 million. Young’s said the results show the operating company’s progress inContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing Friday April 22

Fish Update Briefing Friday April 22

EU KEEPS UP PRESSURE ON THAILAND The European Union is refusing to lift its threatened seafood ban on Thailand because it maintains the country is still not doing enough to outlaw illegal fishing and slavery practices. Brussels says it is keeping up the pressure because even some Thai legislation enacted last year to curb illegal practices was not sufficiently followed up by action overContinue Reading