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Scottish vision to double food and drink industry

Scottish vision to double food and drink industry

AN ambitious strategy to double growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, aquaculture, food and drink industry to £30 billion by 2030 was unveiled today. Food and drink has been Scotland’s best performing sector in recent years, with record export figures released last weekend and sales at home increasing rapidly too. The sector is worth £14.4 billionContinue Reading

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Top seafood restaurant changes hands

Top seafood restaurant changes hands

ONE of Scotland’s best known fish restaurants has changed hands. The Seafood Restaurant, which looks out to sea at St Andrews, has been acquired by 22-year-old Stefano Pieraccini, who was recently a marketing and commercial management graduate. True to his Italian heritage, he has now renamed the distinctive glass building, the Seafood Ristorante.  He plans toContinue Reading

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Schools get insight into Shetland fishing

Schools get insight into Shetland fishing

SHETLAND Fishermen’s Association has donated copies of its popular yearbooks to all schools in the islands. Two editions of the books, which give an accessible round-up of activity within the industry, have now been published – 2016 and 2017 – and a third is in the pipeline. Simon Collins, executive officer of the Shetland Fishermen’sContinue Reading

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Mixed views on Norway fishing changes

Mixed views on Norway fishing changes

NORWEGIAN government plans to abolish the duty obligations around the country’s deep sea fishing fleet have brought mixed views from within the industry. Fisheries minister Per Sandberg (pictured) has published a White Paper on the industry, outlining changes to the present regulatory framework. He said the so called ‘duties’ belong to an outdated policy measure and he believes his changes will encourage greaterContinue Reading

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Fusion Marine wins £2m Cooke order

Fusion Marine wins £2m Cooke order

FUSION Marine has secured a £2 million order from Cooke Aquaculture Scotland for the supply of salmon pens and associated equipment for farm sites on Shetland. The contract for 38 Triton pens – the largest ever single order won by Fusion Marine – will ensure that Cooke Aquaculture Scotland is equipped with the latest containmentContinue Reading

Saudi to host region’s first fly farm

Saudi to host region’s first fly farm

SAUDI Arabia has signed a licensing deal with insect feed pioneer AgriProtein to host the first fly farm in the Middle East. The agreement between Saudi technology hub Sajt and South African AgriProtein signals the start of commercial scale production of insect based animal feed in the region. Sajt will use AgriProtein’s factory blueprint to buildContinue Reading

Canadian seafood receives $325m boost

Canadian seafood receives $325m boost

THE Canadian fishing and seafood industry, including aquaculture, is to receive a $325 million shot in the arm from the federal government. The money is being channelled through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund and will be used to develop existing collaborations between the Canadian government and Atlantic coast provinces to grow the region’s economy. Officials said the fund will help spurContinue Reading

NFFO warns on independence threat

NFFO warns on independence threat

THE group which represents English, Welsh and Northern Irish fishermen has spelt out the threats they face if Scotland eventually votes for independence – but warns it could also backfire on the Scottish industry. The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) said the SNP has been clear about both its objectives and destination. ‘Those tactics are to generateContinue Reading

Dutch invest in new Kenya feed plant

Dutch invest in new Kenya feed plant

A NEW fish feed factory opened in Nairobi last week as a result of a collaboration between a Kenyan milling company and Dutch partners operating in east Africa. Kenya’s fisheries and agriculture Willy K. Bett and the Dutch ambassador Frans Makken officially opened the Unga Holdings factory on March 16. The new feed plant isContinue Reading

GSI pledges support for pharma companies

GSI pledges support for pharma companies

THE Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) signalled its commitment to supporting research and development in aquaculture by signing a statement of intent with pharmaceutical companies. The aquaculture industry has made considerable progress in reducing its use of antibiotics over the past two decades, said the GSI, and as a global protein source, farmed salmon uses theContinue Reading