Author Archives: Andrew Balahura

Nutriad participates in Aquaculture Seminar Malaysia

Nutriad participates in Aquaculture Seminar Malaysia

Multinational aqua additives specialist Nutriad participated in the yearly aquaculture seminar organized by its Vietnamese distribution partner Tan Sao. This year’s seminar was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event addressed challenges for farmers on health and nutrition, providing them practical solutions with a proven track record across the region. Alexander Van Halteren, Business DevelopmentContinue Reading

Iceland fleet returning with rich post strike hauls

Iceland fleet returning with rich post strike hauls

THE first Icelandic fishing company to report back since the end of the 10-week old fishermen’s strike says catches have been good with trawlers returning with  some rich hauls. The company HB Grandi’s fresher (whitefish) fleet has been working flat out to make up for lost time. According to Heimir Guðbjörnsson, skipper of Helga María,Continue Reading

Filed Under: Catching, Catching News, Front Page News, Processing, Processing News
Norway orders fish farm drug reduction

Norway orders fish farm drug reduction

THE Norwegian authorities have taken steps to reduce the environmental effects of drugs used to treat sea lice in fish farming. Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg has ordered the stricter rules because some of the delousing agents can affect shrimp (prawns) and other forms of shellfish. The Minister said that while there will always be aContinue Reading

Trawler company launches new convenience fish range

Trawler company launches new convenience fish range

ICELAND’S second largest fishing company has gone into the convenience seafood meals business. HB Grandi‘s subsidiary Norðanfiskur has launched a new product line called „Fiskur í matinn“ or „Fish for dinner“. With this new range the company is offering Icelanders fresh fish in UK-style,  consumer-friendly packaging that is easy to cook. However some species ofContinue Reading

Filed Under: Catching, Catching News, Front Page News, Processing, Processing News
Shrimp fishermen facing catch crisis

Shrimp fishermen facing catch crisis

SHRIMP fishermen in parts of  northern Norway are reporting their worst winter ever, with catches down by  between  50 and 75 per cent. Some say that if the situation continues they may be forced to sell their vessels and turn to  something new. It is not just Norway which has problems. Some areas on theContinue Reading

Saucy Fish nets two more US retailers

Saucy Fish nets two more US retailers

THE  Saucy Fish Co is continuing  its successful drive in the United States by securing  two more  listings for its  popular Ready to Eat range of salmon fillets with complementary sauces. And it is the single portions that American retailers are going for as they seek yet a wider distribution of the Saucy products.. This, says theContinue Reading

Team assembled to deliver Marine Harvest Feed Plant

Team assembled to deliver Marine Harvest Feed Plant

Following approval by the authorities for its fish feed plant in Scotland, Marine Harvest has announced a number of new appointments to deliver the 110m Euro (£93 m) investment. Ben Hadfield, Chief Operating Officer Feed and Managing Director of Marine Harvest Scotland welcomed the new appointments, saying: “This is a major investment for the companyContinue Reading

Young’s confirms Showalter as CEO

Young’s confirms Showalter as CEO

YOUNG’S  Seafood and its parent company Young’s Seafood International Holdings,  announced today it was continuing to drive forward its new strategic plan  by  confirming important leadership and governance changes. Bill Showalter is confirmed as Young’s Seafood Ltd’s  ongoing chief executive, following a comprehensive and competitive international search process. Bill Showalter took on the role ofContinue Reading

New processing factory almost ready

New processing factory almost ready

CONSTRUCTION  work on a new  groundfish production  factory  in Vopnafjörður  near Reykjavik is making good progress , says the fishing company HB Grandi.If everything goes according to plan,  production could start  next month. According to HB Grandi’s Technical manager in Vopnafjörður, Bárður Jónasson, the refrigeration systems are due to be installed at the end of theContinue Reading

Fish strike: Grimsby may send delegation to Iceland

Fish strike: Grimsby may send delegation to Iceland

GRIMSBY is ready to send a delegation to Iceland to establish the impact  of a threatened  fishermen’s strike next month. Although talks are thought to be taking place behind the scenes, there is still no word on whether any progress has been made. But any stoppage, especially if it is prolonged, would seriously disrupt Grimsby’s fish processingContinue Reading