Fishing body slams EU inaction over Russian import ban

Fishing body slams EU inaction over Russian import ban

On 7 August, the Russian Federation issued a ban on imports from the EU on a range of seafood and agricultural products for a year, or at least until the sanctions imposed by the West on Russia are lifted. The Directorate-General for Agriculture (DG Agri) has reacted rapidly in requesting impact analysis, approving exceptional measuresContinue Reading

Fishing a boost to Norway’s economy

Fishing a boost to Norway’s economy

A NEW report suggests that fishing is making an increasing contribution towards Norway’s wealth and employment creation. The Scandinavian research organisation SINTEF has carried out a detailed analysis of the Norwegian seafood and fish catching sectors since 2004 has come out with a highly positive forecast. Elisabeth Aspaker, Norway’s Fisheries Minister, hailed the news as being veryContinue Reading

BIM to host seaweed conference

BIM to host seaweed conference

THE Irish Sea Fisheries Board – Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) –has announced that its conference, ‘Farmed Irish Seaweed: An Ocean Wonder Food?‘, will take place on 18 November 2014, with a post-conference interactive forum on 19 November in Limerick. It is being held at the Radisson Blu, in Limerick, where a range of national andContinue Reading

Marine Harvest invest £3 million on Muck

Marine Harvest invest £3 million on Muck

LEADING salmon farming company, Marine Harvest, is investing £3 million on its Small Isles salmon farm, on the remote isle of Muck, off the west coast of Scotland. Part of this investment will fund the construction of new homes to house the employees who will fill the six new jobs the site will create. TheContinue Reading

Record results for Scottish Salmon Company

Record results for Scottish Salmon Company

HIGHER harvests and strong market prices have combined with a market-led strategy and good export sales to drive a record-breaking half-year for The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC). SSC has reported a successful first half of 2014, with record revenue levels in both quarters; Q1 revenues were 48% higher than the previous year, and this continuedContinue Reading