Fish the dish for healthy heart

Fish the dish for healthy heart

TAKING omega-3 fish oil supplements does not help to prevent heart attacks or strokes, a leading international research group has found. The review into the health benefits of the capsules, taken by millions of people every day, was carried out by the UK based Cochrane Library. The Cochrane group’s lead author, Dr Lee Hooper, fromContinue Reading

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Samherji buys major UK fish supplier

Samherji buys major UK fish supplier

SAMHERJI, Iceland’s largest fishing company, has bought Collins Seafood, a major UK marketing and distribution company. Based at Newton Aycliffe in County Durham, where it employs 30 people, Collins sells and distributes frozen seafood in central and northern England. Many of its customers are fish and chip outlets. The sale figure has not been disclosed,Continue Reading

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Climate expert Norway’s man in Paris

Climate expert Norway’s man in Paris

THE Norwegian Seafood Council has appointed top climate change expert Paal J. Frisvold to lead its trade mission in France. Børge Grønbech, director of Global Operations at the Norwegian Seafood Council, said: ‘We are very lucky to have Paal on board. ‘France is one of our most important seafood markets, and also one of theContinue Reading

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Gas leak at Young’s factory

Gas leak at Young’s factory

A MAJOR emergency was declared at the Young’s Seafood processing plant in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland, late yesterday after 14 people were taken to hospital following a suspected ammonia leak. Two were detained and are said to be in a stable condition. It happened as workmen – not thought to be Young’s employees – were carryingContinue Reading

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Young’s buys site for Grimsby expansion

Young’s buys site for Grimsby expansion

YOUNG’S Seafood is thought to have spent more than £1 million buying a 13-acre site in Grimsby in readiness for future expansion in the town. The land is a former cold store and logistics base less than two miles from its main fish dock production factories. The site was on the market at £1.5 million,Continue Reading

Saucy Fish lift for frozen sales

Saucy Fish lift for frozen sales

THE award winning Saucy Fish brand has given frozen seafood sales a huge boost in many of Britain’s best known supermarkets. The business, owned by Seachill, said today that since launching into frozen last year and securing listings with Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Ocado and Amazon Fresh, some 69 per cent of its spend has been incrementalContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, July 13

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, July 13

EU PROBES TUNA FRAUD CANNED tuna is being treated with illegal substances in at least two European countries, the European Commission has found. Europol and Interpol carried out the investigation following a tip-off from whistle blowers that tuna intended for canning was fraudulently being sold as fresh tuna. They said their investigation took place inContinue Reading

Medicines body welcomes Brexit blueprint

Medicines body welcomes Brexit blueprint

THE body representing the animal medicines industry has cautiously welcomed the government’s blueprint for UK relations with the EU, published today. The long awaited White Paper sets out government proposals for withdrawing from the EU and plans for future working together, including the establishment of a new free trade area and regulatory alignment. National OfficeContinue Reading

Go ahead for Europe’s largest salmon land farm

Go ahead for Europe’s largest salmon land farm

PLANS to build what will eventually be Europe’s largest land based salmon farm have received local authority approval. The company, Salmon Evolution AS, was given the go ahead to develop a facility that is hoped will produce more than 28,000 tonnes of salmon a year. The development site is at a place called Indre HarøyContinue Reading

Thermolicers ‘effective’ tool in pest control

Thermolicers ‘effective’ tool in pest control

MECHANICAL methods of removing sea lice from salmon are an effective means of managing lice levels on farms, the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation said. Responding to calls from anti-salmon farm campaigners to ban thermolicers and hydrolicers, the SSPO’s chief executive, Julie Hesketh-Laird, said: ‘Fish health and welfare is, and always will be, at the heartContinue Reading

Krill firms back call to protect Antarctic

Krill firms back call to protect Antarctic

A GREENPEACE campaign to protect the Antarctic Ocean has received the support of the vast majority of krill fishing companies operating in the region. The move will see nearly all krill companies working in the Antarctic voluntarily stop fishing in ‘buffer zones’ around breeding colonies of penguins, to safeguard Antarctic wildlife. Krill, eaten by penguins,Continue Reading

Cod price spiral hits whole food chain

Cod price spiral hits whole food chain

NORWAY may have exported less cod over the past six months, but its fishing companies are receiving more money for what they do sell. It is another sign of the upward price pressure on UK and European fish buyers, which in turn is impacting on performances, profits and jobs right down the food chain. TheContinue Reading