FishUpdate briefing

FishUpdate briefing

FISH WITH PELVIS DISCOVERED A FISH with a pelvis built for walking has been discovered in Thailand. Called  Cryptotora thamicola this  blind  waterfall climbing cavefish is a distant relative of pet goldfish. It lives in fast-flowing streams and waterfalls in caves in Thailand. Researchers are fascinated by the  unusual way it uses two front finsContinue Reading

Norwegian cod exports set another new record

Norwegian cod exports set another new record

EXPORTS of  Norwegian  cod, saithe, haddock and other demersal  species hit a  combined value of four billion Norwegian kroners  (NOK) during the first quarters of this year, a rise of 15 per cent or  NOK 529 million. Volumes  were up by 17 per cent . Ove Johansen analyst at the Norwegian Seafood Council, said: “DespiteContinue Reading

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Seafish appoints new Chief Executive

Seafish appoints new Chief Executive

A LINCOLNSHIRE man has been appointed the new chief executive of Seafish, the fishing and seafood industry authority. Marcus Coleman  takes over from Dr Paul Williams who stepped down in October and who had helped to bring the 2015 World Seafood Congress to Grimsby. Marcus will start at the Grimsby office of  Seafish  in theContinue Reading

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IKEA says it has put fish protection into fast lane

IKEA says it has put fish protection into fast lane

THE iconic Swedish retail  giant IKEA may be instantly recognised  around the world for its contemporary furniture designs, but many people might be surprised to learn it is claiming to play a vital  role in protecting fish stocks. The company now says it has become the world’s largest foodservice provider of responsibly sourced seafood with all products inContinue Reading

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