AquaBounty fined by Panama

AquaBounty fined by Panama

PANAMANIAN officials have fined US GM salmon company, AquaBounty, for regulatory failures at its plant in Panama, reports www.theguardian.com The biotechnology company was fined for a series of permitting and regulatory failures surrounding the company’s attempts to create genetically modified salmon. The fine could well impact AquaBounty’s application to sell GM salmon in the US.Continue Reading

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GSI launches first progress report

GSI launches first progress report

THE Global Salmon Initiative launched its inaugural progress report, ‘Building the Foundation for a Sustainable Future’ at the recent AquaSur 2014 in Chile. This is the first report to come from the industry-led collective, and highlights its approach and progress towards advancing significant improvements in the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the salmon farmingContinue Reading

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Prestigious Export Award for Loch Duart

Prestigious Export Award for Loch Duart

LOCH Duart Ltd scooped an Export award at the prestigious Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards 2014, which took place at the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness. The company was also shortlisted for the Healthier Food & Drink Award. The export award was won on the strength of its business in Dubai and the Middle East.Continue Reading

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Opportunities for Scottish shellfish growers

Opportunities for Scottish shellfish growers

SEAFOOD Scotland’s consultant retail and foodservice expert, Jim Gourley, spoke about ‘change, challenge and opportunity’ for Scottish shellfish growers, when he presented to a packed audience at their annual conference earlier this month. He explained that food inflation is currently at its lowest for eight years, that grocery sales continue to fall as price warsContinue Reading

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Top eco-ranking for Canada’s first land-based salmon

Top eco-ranking for Canada’s first land-based salmon

CANADA’s first land-raised Atlantic salmon has achieved the top sustainability ranking issued by the world’s leading independent eco-ranking program. Kuterra Land Raised Atlantic salmon has received the highest ranking issued by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, giving the company a Seafood Watch and SeaChoice green, ‘Best Choice’ recommendation. It also makes the productContinue Reading