Ocean monitoring process promotes growth

Ocean monitoring process promotes growth

MARINE Harvest is embarking on a project to find more efficient ways of monitoring the seabed. In partnership with the Scottish Association for Marine Sciences (SAMS), UHI Inverness College, the Rivers and Lochs Institute, and the Scottish Environmental Agency (SEPA), the 18-month initiative will develop a method of testing seabed diversity using ‘metagenomics’. This isContinue Reading

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BioMar marks opening of Turkish venture

BioMar marks opening of Turkish venture

THE Danish feed company BioMar and Turkish seafood company Sagun officially opened their joint venture feed plant in Turkey yesterday. Based in Söke, near Izmir, the BioMar-Sagun factory opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by more than 300 guests. The factory has 50,000 tonnes production capacity and will supply locally produced high performance diets,Continue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing Friday, August 26

Fish Update Briefing Friday, August 26

FISH SKILLS ON DISPLAY ON HUMBER THE British Fish Craft Championships returns to the Grimsby area this weekend. For three days over the Bank Holiday scores of filleters and other fish workers will be showing off their skills as they bid for the winning title. The event is organised by the National Federation of Fishmongers and thisContinue Reading

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Hendrix and Roslin in new partnership

Hendrix and Roslin in new partnership

AQUACULTURE research will be at the heart of a new collaboration between Hendrix Genetics and the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute. Researchers will focus on driving innovations that lead to greater disease resistance in farmed animals, including salmon, and better selective breeding programmes. Their goal is to reduce losses and improve welfare in the fishContinue Reading

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Scottish Salmon Company’s stable Q2

Scottish Salmon Company’s stable Q2

THE Scottish Salmon Company’s Q2 revenues on harvested volume were down on last year’s at £28.5 million (Q2 2015: £31.2 million), and volumes were lower as a result of smaller fish being harvested. Some 6,382 tonnes were harvested compared to 8,199 tonnes in the same period last year, and EBIT/kg before fair value adjustment was £0.47Continue Reading

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Brexit focus of fisheries conference

Brexit focus of fisheries conference

THE opportunities – and challenges – that Brexit could deliver for the Scottish fishing industry were highlighted at a cross-sector panel discussion during yesterday’s Fisheries Innovation Scotland conference in St Andrews. At the panel session, fishermen, NGOs, and representatives from the seafood supply chain discussed the implications of Brexit for the fishing industry. Bertie Armstrong,Continue Reading

Young’s expands its Gastro range

Young’s expands its Gastro range

GRIMSBY based Young’s Seafood is to expand its highly successful Gastro range in the autumn with a new range of fish cakes and fish fingers, including tempura coated fish fingers. The Gastro range is now the UK’s sixth fastest growing FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Group) brand. The company says it is now worth £57 million a year havingContinue Reading

Scottish seafood on the menu

Scottish seafood on the menu

SCOTLAND’S fishermen and fish farmers will be celebrated during this year’s Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight, which is designed to showcase the country’s produce and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it. The focus of the event, from September 3-18, are the primary producers – farmers and fishermen, whose hard work is theContinue Reading

SSPO chair to speak at NZ forum

SSPO chair to speak at NZ forum

THE chairman of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation, Anne MacColl, is to be one of the plenary speakers at New Zealand’s annual aquaculture conference in September. MacColl, appointed to her role at the SPPO earlier this year, brings experience in export markets, having previously been chief executive of Scottish Development International. New Zealand has aContinue Reading

Energy firm helps east coast fishermen

Energy firm helps east coast fishermen

DONG Energy, the Danish offshore renewables company, is donating more than £240,000 to the new Westermost Rough Fishing Community Fund which will support fishing community projects in the Holderness area of the East Yorkshire coast. The fund has been established to help community projects that are of potential benefit for members of the Holderness Fishing IndustryContinue Reading

Bakkafrost ‘satisfied’ with Q2 despite VAP drop

Bakkafrost ‘satisfied’ with Q2 despite VAP drop

THE Bakkafrost Group, the largest fish farming company on the Faroe Islands, has today announced positive results for the second quarter of this year, although its value added products (VAP) section has struggled during the period. The Bakkafrost group delivered a Q2 EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) of 307.1 million Danish kroners (DKK). This compares withContinue Reading

Fishermen clash with SNP over Brexit

Fishermen clash with SNP over Brexit

The SNP is at loggerheads with Scotland’s fishermen after warning that Brexit threatens the future of the seafood industry, the Daily Telegraph reported today. The Nationalists said seafood accounts for more than 60 per cent of Scotland’s food exports to the EU and warned that thousands of jobs could be at risk if the UK doesContinue Reading