Author Archives: Andrew Balahura

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

Filed Under: Catching, Catching News, Front Page News, Processing, Processing News
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

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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

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Grimsby FMA outlines bold new strategy

Grimsby FMA outlines bold new strategy

A new look Grimsby Fish Merchants Association has emerged as Seafox Management Consultants  and the board outlined its strategy for the future. And in one of its first moves it has brought in a highly experienced environmental health expert to help members training and legislation in this area. Chris Melville, who has over 30 yearsContinue Reading

Cod exports approach two billion kroners

Cod exports approach two billion kroners

DEMAND for fresh Norwegian cod is continuing unabated, according to the latest figures. They show that Norway has exported fresh cod, including fillets, worth NOK 1.8 billion  (around £176-million sterling)  in the first nine months of this year, an increase of NOK 213 million or 13 per cent over the same period in 2015. TheContinue Reading

Norway and Russia agree big new cod quota

Norway and Russia agree big new cod quota

THE  cod quota for the Barents Sea and North East Arctic region   for 2017 has been set at 890,000 tons, virtually the same as this year. The haddock quota has been  agreed at  a healthy figure of around 233,000 tons, but no capelin will be taken from the Barents Sea next year. Greenland halibut hasContinue 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

Wednesday 3 August 2016 prices from Lerwick

Wednesday 3 August 2016 prices from Lerwick

15 BOATS LANDED 914 BOXES Guiding Light, Jubilee Spirit, Devotion, Fairway, Boy Frazer, Fern, Denise, Brighter Morn, Sprightly, Sud Ayre, Lily May, Leona Jane, Venture (LK712), Excalibur, Swift SPECIES GRADE VOLUME MAXIMUM AVERAGE kgs PRICE PRICE £ per kg £ per kg CATS 119 2.44 2.40 COD 1 1224 3.20 3.20 COD 2 2369 3.26Continue Reading