Cooke Aquaculture moves for two more Scottish salmon farms

Cooke Aquaculture moves for two more Scottish salmon farms

CANADA’S Cooke Aquaculture has increased its foothold in the Scottish region by purchasing  a Shetland-based salmon producer. Cooke, which is based in New Brunswick,  acquired Thompson Bros Salmon Ltd, located on the island of Yell, in a share deal for an undisclosed sum. The move will add two new farms to Cooke Aquaculture Scotland’s currentContinue 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

Word Seafood Conference approaching sell-out

Word Seafood Conference approaching sell-out

GLOBAL  fishing industry professionals are being urged to purchase the few remaining tickets for the World Seafood Congress with only seven weeks left until the event. This prestigious  gathering is taking  place in Grimsby for the first time (September  5th-9th)  with  the theme of the congress titled  ‘Upskilling for a Sustainable Future’ . The  programme thatContinue Reading

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Farmed salmon sends Norway exports to half year high

Farmed salmon sends Norway exports to half year high

THE export value of Norwegian seafood during the first half of this year was  the highest ever reaching a total of 34 billions kroners (£2.72-billion in sterling), the latest figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council show. Farmed salmon accounted for around two thirds of this impressive  total, although there has been a decline in farmed troutContinue Reading

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FISHupdate briefing

FISHupdate briefing

AUSTRALIA’S ‘HIDDEN’ CATCH AUSTRALIA may have  caught millions of tons more fish  over the past 60 years than has been officially reported. The University of British Columbia’s fishery research centre  a  catch of more than eight  million tonnes has been reported for 1950-2010 to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation. But the research centre Continue Reading