Fish Update Briefing Friday May 29

Fish Update Briefing Friday May 29

New sponsors for World Seafood Congress THE World Seafood Congress, due to be held in Grimsby in early September, has two new sponsors – Marks & Spencer and Icelandic Seachill, which owns the Saucy Fish Co brand. The new sponsors aim to support sustainable fishing practice, underpinned by their on-going commitment to encourage consumers toContinue Reading

Salmon company is food business of the year

Salmon company is food business of the year

THE Scottish Salmon Company was recognised twice at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards last night, being named Export Business of the Year and overall Business of the Year. The company has focused on growing its presence in international markets, and impressed the judges with its reach and ambition to provide the finest ScottishContinue Reading

Giant grouper caught from kayak

Giant grouper caught from kayak

A FISHERMAN in Florida has caught a 552lb grouper from his kayak, believed to be the largest ever bottom fish landed by such a small boat. Jon Black made several attempts to reel in the fish, off Sanibel, Florida, and his efforts were captured on video, according to the Mail Online. The fish measured 83-inchesContinue Reading

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Lerwick highlights fishing investment

Lerwick highlights fishing investment

THE importance of investment in the Shetland fishing industry will be highlighted at Skipper Expo in Aberdeen over the next two days. The industry – white fish, pelagic, shellfish and aquaculture – is the biggest single contributor to the islands’ economy, more than the four other main business categories combined. At the heart of richContinue Reading

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Salmon sector boosts UK seafood processing

Salmon sector boosts UK seafood processing

A REPORT released last night suggests that the UK seafood processing industry remains firm despite facing many challenges over the past two years. While the number of processing units has reduced slightly across the country, employment has increased. And there are some bright spots, such as the salmon sector, which has seen a 28 per cent increaseContinue Reading

Body found after rescue effort off Lewis

Body found after rescue effort off Lewis

THE body of a man has been recovered near to where his boat was found, submerged, off the Isle of Lewis, reported the Maritime and Coastguard Agency today. Stornoway Coastguard re Coastguard received a report at around 7pm yesterday of an overdue boat which had set off from the Brevig Pier on the Isle ofContinue Reading

Nominate a global seafood champion

SINCE 2006, the Seafood Champion Awards have recognised 48 individuals or organisations for accomplishing great things, sometimes against great odds. The 2016 awards are still open to nominations, but the deadline is fast approaching. Nominations must be received no later than midnight (US Eastern Time) on World Oceans Day – June 8. The awards, establishedContinue Reading

Coastguard’s SOS for more volunteers

Coastguard’s SOS for more volunteers

  EVERY day, around the coast, hundreds of people make a 999 call to Her Majesty’s Coastguard. Whether it’s someone who is out of their depth in the sea, or who has fallen off a cliff, or is stuck in the mud and unable to free themselves, it’s a Coastguard rescue team that will beContinue Reading

Double ‘catch’ for Scottish Sea Farms

Double ‘catch’ for Scottish Sea Farms

SCOTTISH Sea Farms has won two awards, recognising its work with young people. The company, which operates across Scotland, was accredited with an Investors in People Bronze Award and Investors in Young People (IIYP) award. Highlands and Islands independent MSP Jean Urquhart (pictured with Scottish Sea Farms Shetland staff) presented the awards at a ceremonyContinue Reading

Britain’s first M-way fishmonger opens

NOT so long ago they were a vanishing breed, but now traditional fishmongers are springing up everywhere, including at a UK motorway service station. A new service station has opened on the southbound route between Gloucester and Stroud on the M6 – complete with what is thought to be the first motorway fishmonger, farm shop and patisserie. Frank Phillips, a 67-year-old expertContinue Reading

Exhibitors line up for Aberdeen skipper show

A RECORD 120 exhibitors will be showcasing their fisheries equipment and services at the Skipper Expo Int Aberdeen 2015 fishing show this coming Friday and Saturday (May 29 and 30). A major feature of the show, which is sponsored by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and Seafish, is the significant number of first-time exhibitors. HighlightsContinue Reading