THE SAUCY FISH CO. WINS ‘BEST FISH’ AWARD

THE SAUCY FISH CO. WINS ‘BEST FISH’ AWARD

The Saucy Fish Co. has won ‘Best Fish’ Award in Healthy Food Guide Food & Drink Awards 2014 for its bestselling Salmon with Chilli Lime and Ginger Sauce product – offering the best taste and nutritional value in its category.   The annual awards from the top consumer healthy food magazine recognise stand out nutritious products inContinue Reading

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HB Grandi signs agreement.

HB Grandi signs agreement.

THE Icelandic fishing and processing company HB Grandi has just signed agreements for construction of three wetfish trawlers at a cost of almost 44-million euros or  6.8 billion Icelandic kroners. The plan is for the first ship  to be delivered in May 2016, the second late in  2016 and the third in spring 2017. The new shipsContinue Reading

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Is the fish finger fish? kids ask

TOO many British school children don’t know their fish fingers from their fish according to new research, which has revealed that the kids have a worrying lack of awareness when it comes to naming different species of edible fish. In a poll of Britain’s five to 11 year olds, carried out by Seafish, the industry authorityContinue Reading

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Fishing company signs 44m Euro trawler deal

THE Icelandic fishing and processing company, HB Grandi, has just signed agreements for construction of three wetfish trawlers at a cost of almost 44-million euros, or 6.8 billion Icelandic kroners. The plan is for the first ship to be delivered in May 2016, the second late in 2016 and the third in spring 2017. The new ships willContinue Reading

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Applications open for Peter Howgate Award

Applications open for Peter Howgate Award

THE International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI) has announced the opening of applications for the 2015 Peter Howgate Award. This award will fund the attendance of a young fish technologist (under 30 years of age) to the IAFI World Seafood Congress 2015 in Grimsby UK, from 5-10 September 2015. The Award will cover travel, accommodationContinue Reading

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Russian ban good news for Chilean salmon

Russian ban good news for Chilean salmon

WHILST the Russian import ban has left US, EU and Norwegian salmon producers desperate to find alternative markets, salmon companies in Chile are predicted to take advantage and treble shipments of frozen product to Russia. A report in FIS explains that prior to the ban, the bulk of the 20,000 tonnes of Atlantic salmon andContinue Reading

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New sustainability toolkit for Fish & Chip shops

New sustainability toolkit for Fish & Chip shops

Seafish is currently distributing a new toolkit to fish and chip shops to help increase the understanding of fish provenance and responsible sourcing among employees and customers. The toolkit includes a short educational film that highlights the importance of responsible sourcing and illustrates the fact that the majority of cod eaten in the UK andContinue Reading

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Fishing body slams EU inaction over Russian import ban

Fishing body slams EU inaction over Russian import ban

On 7 August, the Russian Federation issued a ban on imports from the EU on a range of seafood and agricultural products for a year, or at least until the sanctions imposed by the West on Russia are lifted. The Directorate-General for Agriculture (DG Agri) has reacted rapidly in requesting impact analysis, approving exceptional measuresContinue Reading

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Fishing a boost to Norway’s economy

Fishing a boost to Norway’s economy

A NEW report suggests that fishing is making an increasing contribution towards Norway’s wealth and employment creation. The Scandinavian research organisation SINTEF has carried out a detailed analysis of the Norwegian seafood and fish catching sectors since 2004 has come out with a highly positive forecast. Elisabeth Aspaker, Norway’s Fisheries Minister, hailed the news as being veryContinue Reading

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Icelandic big guns coming to Grimsby

Icelandic big guns coming to Grimsby

ICELAND is sending five of its leading Government and diplomatic figures to the Humber Seafood Summit in Grimsby later this month, giving the event a significant boost. The Reykjavik delegation will be led by Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, the Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, and Thordur Aegir Oskarsson, the Icelandic Ambassador to the UK. The previousContinue Reading

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BIM to host seaweed conference

BIM to host seaweed conference

THE Irish Sea Fisheries Board – Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) –has announced that its conference, ‘Farmed Irish Seaweed: An Ocean Wonder Food?‘, will take place on 18 November 2014, with a post-conference interactive forum on 19 November in Limerick. It is being held at the Radisson Blu, in Limerick, where a range of national andContinue Reading

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Innovation on the menu for Hull fisheries conference

Innovation on the menu for Hull fisheries conference

THE Deep in Hull is the setting for the launch of a major international fisheries conference being hosted by the University of Hull on 16-17 September. The internationally renowned submarium includes a collection of North Atlantic cod that formed the staple of Hull’s once mighty deep sea fishing industry. But it is on the fishingContinue Reading

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Marine Harvest invest £3 million on Muck

Marine Harvest invest £3 million on Muck

LEADING salmon farming company, Marine Harvest, is investing £3 million on its Small Isles salmon farm, on the remote isle of Muck, off the west coast of Scotland. Part of this investment will fund the construction of new homes to house the employees who will fill the six new jobs the site will create. TheContinue Reading

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Record results for Scottish Salmon Company

Record results for Scottish Salmon Company

HIGHER harvests and strong market prices have combined with a market-led strategy and good export sales to drive a record-breaking half-year for The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC). SSC has reported a successful first half of 2014, with record revenue levels in both quarters; Q1 revenues were 48% higher than the previous year, and this continuedContinue Reading

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