Boat builder’s first foray into farm market

Boat builder’s first foray into farm market

INVERLUSSA Marine Services will take delivery of a new support vessel for the aquaculture market next spring after placing an order with Havyard Ship Technology in Norway. The 23m workboat, to be named Gina Mary, has been designed in close collaboration with Inverlussa and Macduff Ship Design, and will be built at Havyard’s shipyard inContinue Reading

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Saucy Fish moves into Canada

Saucy Fish moves into Canada

AFTER the United States, Belgium and Austria, Britain’s Saucy Fish is now heading to Canada. Describing itself as the world’s leading chilled seafood brand, the Grimsby based company said it is launching some of its premium fish products in the Canadian supermarket chain Loblaws. This is a first for the company. The popular fish and sauce combination, whichContinue Reading

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Seafood summit ‘best yet’

Seafood summit ‘best yet’

THE Humber Seafood Summit, which finished last night, was being hailed as the most successful yet. Held on Cleethorpes Pier, near Grimsby, with the North Sea as a fitting backdrop, the event attracted almost 200 delegates from the UK, the United States, Ireland and Iceland. The conference, organised by Seafish, hit the ground running with TaraContinue Reading

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Upbeat message from Icelandic ambassador

Upbeat message from Icelandic ambassador

THE Icelandic ambassador to Britain made a surprise visit to the Humber Seafood Summit last night – and brought with him a message of assurance that his country’s links with the Humber remained firmly intact. Thordur Aegir Oskarsson was in the Humber area to visit Icelandic seafood businesses, which together employ more than 2,500 localContinue Reading

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Saucy Fish chills out again

Saucy Fish chills out again

GRIMSBY based Saucy Fish Co has just been voted as one of the UK’s coolest brands for the fourth year running. The 2016-17 CoolBrands listing is the result of an extensive voting process that involved 36 influencers and 2,500 members of the British public. The people who voted for the Saucy dishes included musicians DJ Fresh,Continue Reading

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Icelandic Group to sell another subsidiary

Icelandic Group to sell another subsidiary

THE Icelandic Group has put Ný-Fiskur, another of its subsidiaries, up for sale. Icelandic Ný-Fiskur is a leading producer and exporter of high quality, line-caught fresh fish products operating from a state-of-the-art primary processing plant in Sandgerði, Iceland. The company exports around 1,700 tonnes of fresh fish (mostly cod and haddock) and 800 tonnes ofContinue Reading

Scotland could treble output, says SSPO

Scotland could treble output, says SSPO

SCOTLAND could treble its current production levels of farmed salmon and still sell its output all over the world, said Anne MacColl, chairman of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation last week. There is an ‘insatiable demand’ for the country’s high quality product, she told an international audience on the final day of Aquaculture Europe 2016Continue Reading

Norwegian trawlers respond to climate change

Norwegian trawlers respond to climate change

THE Norwegian trawler fleet is to introduce a self-imposed ban on fishing in potentially vulnerable areas in the Barents Sea. New proposals will be presented at an experts’ round table meeting in London today. Fishery scientists and the Norwegian fishing industry will outline proposals to ensure that the seabed is scientifically studied in areas thatContinue Reading

Iceland fishing expo a sell-out

Iceland fishing expo a sell-out

THE big 2016 Iceland Fishing Expo, due to take place in Reykjavík later this week, is now sold out, report the event’s organisers. Organiser Ólafur M Jóhannesson said: ‘We are very thankful for the great response to our Expo which is the biggest exhibition of the year in Iceland. ‘There is a great diversity among the exhibitors,Continue Reading

Aquaculture high on Humber summit agenda

Aquaculture high on Humber summit agenda

MAJOR opportunities in aquaculture and the challenges facing the sector will be among the main topics discussed by industry experts speaking at the Humber Seafood Summit on Wednesday. Aquaculture will be one of the four main areas of discussion, with trade, seafood consumers, and Brexit also on the agenda at the annual event. Four industry experts willContinue Reading

We need to grow more fish – Sainsbury’s manager

We need to grow more fish – Sainsbury’s manager

Current growth targets for UK aquaculture are nowhere near enough to meet future demand, said Sainsbury’s aquaculture and fisheries manager Ally Dingwall. The Scottish government has set a goal of increasing finfish production to 210,000 tonnes by 2020 but this is a ‘drop in the ocean’, said Dingwall, speaking on the second day of theContinue Reading

Steve Norton steps down as fish merchants CEO

Steve Norton steps down as fish merchants CEO

STEVE Norton has announced he is to retire as chief executive of the Grimsby Fish Merchants Association after 15 years and following a career in the seafood industry spanning 50 years. He said: “Sometimes it is difficult to know exactly when to go. This has been a big part of my life, but after muchContinue Reading

Minister opens EAS conference in Edinburgh

Minister opens EAS conference in Edinburgh

SCOTLAND’S fisheries minister Fergus Ewing stressed the importance of aquaculture to the Scottish economy when he opened Aquaculture Europe 2016 in Edinburgh last night. He said as a Highlands MSP he appreciated the value of the industry in rural communities, where the sector has for decades provided jobs and opportunities where there are very fewContinue Reading