Young’s announces restructure – and head of frozen business quits

Young’s announces restructure – and head of frozen business quits

WAYNE  Hudson, Managing Director of Young’s Seafood’s  frozen business unit, is to leave Young’s  almost immediately . The departure follows  the initial proposals to absorb the frozen business unit into a reshaped ‘One Young’s’ structure. Following this change, Wayne  had considered other roles within Young’s and the wider Findus Group but made the decision to leave theContinue Reading

Young’s continues talks on saving Scottish jobs

Young’s continues talks on saving Scottish jobs

YOUNG’S  Seafood said this week it is continuing to have meaningful discussion with its Scottish staff in Fraserburgh and the Spey Valley about saving some jobs following the loss of a large salmon processing contract for Sainsbury’s. A decision is now expected around the end of August. The processing is carried out in both GrimsbyContinue Reading

Russia may ban Icelandic seafood sent via EU

Russia may ban Icelandic seafood sent via EU

RUSSIA is reported to be considering banning the export of Icelandic seafood that has to come through European Union countries. At the moment it is simply one option, with the Russian authorities claiming this form of transit is more open to document forgery, says  the Russian news agency Itar-Tass. The move would seem to  underlineContinue Reading

Norway hails new seafood deal with EU

Norway hails new seafood deal with EU

THE Norwegian Seafood Alliance has hailed a new deal between the Oslo  government and the European Union as a step in the right  direction. Norway last week signed a fresh trade agreement on market access  for seafood within EU countries which will allow the duty free export of various species of fish, most notably mackerelContinue Reading

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Scottish seafood plea over French protests

Scottish seafood plea over French protests

SCOTTISH seafood producers are being badly hit by the various farming and migrant disputes in France, it has emerged. And today SNP MSP Christian Allard has written to French President François Hollande appealing for action to end damage and disruption being done to Scotland’s seafood industry by road haulage disruption in France. The MSP has called on MrContinue Reading

Upskilling courses highlight of World Seafood Congress

Upskilling courses highlight of World Seafood Congress

A bespoke range of training courses aimed at equipping industry professionals with specialist skills is one the highlights of this year’s World Seafood Congress.. The sessions have been developed around the theme of ‘upskilling for a sustainable future’ and will address a number of known knowledge gaps in the seafood industry, from food safety toContinue Reading

Hopes of saving some Young’s Scottish jobs

Hopes of saving some Young’s Scottish jobs

THERE are hopes – but at the moment no more than that –   that around a quarter of the jobs under threat at Young’s Seafood in Fraserburgh and the Spey Valley could yet be saved. A figure of keeping on some  250 people  is being looked at.Scottish government ministers met with the Grimsby based companyContinue Reading

FishUpdate Briefing Friday July 24

FishUpdate Briefing Friday July 24

NEWSPAPER EXPOSES FISHING SLAVE TRADE SCANDAL THE Guardian newspaper has exposed a new slave trade scandal where people are trafficked through the jungle and sold to Thai fishing vessel owners to produce seafood sold around the world.The British paper says the trade in slaves is so profitable that some local fishermen in Thailand have beenContinue Reading

MINISTER COVENEY LAUNCHES POT FISHING CONSULTATION

MINISTER COVENEY LAUNCHES POT FISHING CONSULTATION

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. today launched a public consultation on proposals to regulate non-commercial pot fishing.  Speaking about the proposals the Minister said: “This consultation is about sustainability, looking at the need to balance commercial and non-commercial fishing activity so that the stocks in question aren’t overfished butContinue Reading

Young’s Seafood – Joint Stakeholder Group to meet

Young’s Seafood – Joint Stakeholder Group to meet

Business Minister Fergus Ewing and Food Secretary Richard Lochhead will tomorrow chair a new Group to look at ways of protecting at-risk jobs in Young’s Seafood sites at Fraserburgh and Spey Valley. The Joint Stakeholder Group comprises Young’s Seafood, Scottish Enterprise, Aberdeenshire Council, Highland Council, trade unions, Skills Development Scotland and the local MSP andContinue Reading

Barents haddock quota to rise next year

Barents haddock quota to rise next year

THE International Marine Council, ICES has signalled a  welcome  increase in Barents Sea haddock catches for next year. Both Norway and Russia who share this important stretch of fishing grounds had indicated  earlier there was enough evidence to authorise a rise. Now ICES is recommending that the haddock catch for 2016 should rise from 223,000 tonnesContinue Reading

Major Q2 boost for Norwegian fishing company

Major Q2 boost for Norwegian fishing company

HIGHER prices for fish along with increased catch  efficiency brought a substantial rise in earnings for Havfisk, the big Norwegian fishing company during the second quarter of this year. Revenues for the March to June period totalled 257 million Norwegian kroners (NOK), NOK 31 million higher than the same period last year. EBITDA (operating profits) cameContinue Reading

MINISTER COVENEY LAUNCHES REPORT ON SAFETY, TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT IN THE IRISH FISHING INDUSTRY

MINISTER COVENEY LAUNCHES REPORT ON SAFETY, TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT IN THE IRISH FISHING INDUSTRY

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD welcomed the publication of the report of the Working Group on Safety, Training & Employment in the Irish Fishing Industry. The working group chaired by Lt Cdr John Leech, Chief Executive, Irish Water Safety, was set up by the Minister to examine a rangeContinue Reading