Seafood showcase at skipper gathering

Seafood showcase at skipper gathering

THE Scottish Seafood Association will once again be showcasing the very best of Scottish seafood on their popular stand at Skipper Expo Int Aberdeen 2015 on May 29 and 30. The seafood taster sessions offered by the SSA have long been a star attraction at the expo, forming a magnet for visitors looking to sampleContinue Reading

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Scottish innovation centre boosts its team

Scottish innovation centre boosts its team

THE Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has boosted its team with two new appointments. Dr Jason Cleaversmith is to take on the role of director of business development, and build strategic partnerships and relationships in the global aquaculture sector. He will execute the SAIC’s long-term plan for growing the revenues and reputation of the aquacultureContinue Reading

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Anti-whalers in new campaign to boycott Icelandic fish

ICELAND is once again coming under fire for its continued whale hunting policy, with more calls for a boycott of its fish products. A group of animal welfare and conservation groups has launched a fresh online ad campaign, advising consumers and major seafood buyers to be aware of fish ‘tainted by the blood of whales’. The campaign wasContinue Reading

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EU moves to protect Baltic fish stocks

THE EU is introducing new measures to improve the state of fish stocks in the Baltic Sea. There has been some agreement on a regulation establishing a multi-annual plan for the stocks of cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic, said the European Council on Fisheries. This management plan is proposed for a six-year period andContinue Reading

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Irish welcome progress in blue whiting talks

Irish welcome progress in blue whiting talks

PROGRESS was made at international blue whiting fisheries negotiations hosted by Ireland, said Irish minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney today. After the talks, hosted by Ireland at the National Seafood Centre, Clonakilty, Co Cork, the minister said: ‘I am pleased that serious efforts were made this week to resolve the contentiousContinue Reading

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Move to streamline aquaculture certification

GLOBALG.A.P, the farming certification organisation, announced this week that it will expand its 2015 push for international collaboration to include aquaculture. The initiative will reduce the cost of certification by enabling combined audits said the group at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels. With the two other leading aquaculture certification programmes, ASC and BAP, GlobalG.A.P. hasContinue Reading

First birthday for Canadian land raised salmon

First birthday for Canadian land raised salmon

THIS week marked the first anniversary for land raised Kuterra Atlantic salmon, grown in a closed containment recirculating system (RAS). With the harvest of its 180,000th kilo of fish grown on land, the British Columbia, Canada, based company has had an eventful year, expanding its sales through Safeway. Kuterra’s marketing partner, Albion Fisheries, sells itsContinue Reading

Fish Update briefing Friday April 24

Fish Update briefing Friday April 24

Norway and UK top Brussels prize list SALMON Brands of Oslo, Norway, was awarded the top prize in the 15th annual Seafood Prix d’Elite new products competition at Seafood Expo Global this week. The winner, selected from a field of 37 finalists, was announced on Tuesday night at the show, the biggest of its kind inContinue Reading

Packaging fault prompts Young’s product recall

Packaging fault prompts Young’s product recall

As a precaution, Young’s Seafood are recalling packs of its chilled Young’s Jumbo Seafood Sticks that have been manufactured from a batch where a small number of packs were found to have poor packaging seals. The packaging issue may lead to accelerated product deterioration ahead of the prescribed Use By Date. The only affected SeafoodContinue Reading

BUILDING A GLOBAL SOLUTION FOR AQUACULTURE THROUGH PARTNERSHIP AND COLLABORATION

BUILDING A GLOBAL SOLUTION FOR AQUACULTURE THROUGH PARTNERSHIP AND COLLABORATION

GLOBALG.A.P. has announced that it will expand its 2015 push for international collaboration to include aquaculture. The initiative will reduce the cost of certification by enabling combined audits. Within the framework of the MoU with the two other leading aquaculture certification programs ASC and BAP, GLOBALG.A.P. has supported the collaboration on drafting and agreeing combinedContinue Reading

Chilean Transparency Council denies access to information about antibiotics used by salmon farms

Chilean Transparency Council denies access to information about antibiotics used by salmon farms

The Transparency Council decided to deny access to information about the amounts and types of antibiotics used by each farmed salmon company in Chile. This information was requested by the marine conservation organization, Oceana.  The Council stated that the National Fishing Service is not required to provide information disaggregated by company as this would impairContinue Reading

EU warns Thailand over illegal fishing

EU warns Thailand over illegal fishing

THE European Commission has fired a shot across the bow of Thailand over its alleged lack of co-operation on illegal fishing. The Commission said its decision was made after thorough analysis of the country’s legal framework, enforcement measures and administrative arrangements, which impact on Thailand’s ability to comply with its international obligations. “Such analysis revealedContinue Reading

Loch Duart’s first change in MD in 16 years

Loch Duart’s first change in MD in 16 years

Loch Duart has gone outside the salmon farming sector to recruit an outstanding candidate from the food and agricultural industry.  The new Managing Director, Alban Denton, has been a Managing Director and Senior Director in the poultry, vegetable and processed food industries in both England and Scotland. “We’re really looking forward to welcoming Alban intoContinue Reading