Salmon firm’s six-boat boost for Arran

Salmon firm’s six-boat boost for Arran

IN another boost for the Scottish boatbuilding industry, a leading salmon producer has announced a six-figure contract for six new vessels. The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has ordered the new workboats from Kiscadale Engineering/Arran Workboats, a family run business based on Arran. The boats will be delivered to SSC sites across the Outer Hebrides, fromContinue Reading

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Buckie firm scoops top food prizes

Buckie firm scoops top food prizes

SALMON company Associated Seafoods Ltd (ASL) won two awards at last night’s North East Scotland Food and Drink Awards 2019, for its export success and investment in jobs. The Buckie based firm won the ‘Investing in Skills Development’ award because of the training and development programmes it provides. The company has appointed a manager dedicatedContinue Reading

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What Iceland can learn from Norway

What Iceland can learn from Norway

ICELAND’S annual aquaculture conference, which begins today, has invited a leading Norwegian industry analyst to address delegates. Dag Sletmo, DNB senior vice president and seafood analyst, will speak at the Aqua-Ice event, in Reykjavik today and tomorrow, about lessons learned in Norway. ‘Iceland has a large potential in salmon farming, bigger than Norway relative toContinue Reading

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Grimsby pays tribute to ‘seafood giant’

Grimsby pays tribute to ‘seafood giant’

FRANK Flear, one of the UK’s great seafood pioneers, has died at the age of 84. A larger than life figure, he created and built two major companies, Bluecrest, which later became an integral part of Young’s Seafood, and latterly Seachill, now one of the biggest salmon and white fish processors in the country, asContinue Reading

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Scots processors seek help to expand

Scots processors seek help to expand

SCOTLAND’S seafood processing sector is challenging ministers to help remove a series of blockages that stand in the way of its modernisation and development. The Scottish Seafood Association (SSA), which represents 81 small, medium and large processors, up from 67 just 18 months ago, has identified a range of issues which are holding the sectorContinue Reading

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Three stars for ‘finest’ Scottish salmon

Three stars for ‘finest’ Scottish salmon

THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has become the UK’s first salmon producer to be recognised with a 3-star Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP) certification. The company was awarded a third star for sourcing its feed from BAP certified suppliers. It already holds two stars for its processing sites at Marybank and Cairndow, and all its marineContinue Reading

UK strikes deal with Norway and Iceland

UK strikes deal with Norway and Iceland

THE UK struck a deal with Norway and Iceland yesterday which will see trade continue unchanged in the event of a no deal exit from the EU. Trade secretary Liam Fox said: ‘This is the second biggest agreement we’re rolling over and trade with EEA (the European Economic Area) is worth nearly £30 billion.’ ContinuedContinue Reading

Now Iceland fears salmon land tax

Now Iceland fears salmon land tax

THE body which represents Iceland’s salmon farming companies has expressed fears that its members could face a land resources tax of the type now being advocated in Norway. Heiðrún Lind Marteinsdóttir, managing director of the Confederation of Icelandic Fisheries Companies (SFS), said the Norwegian development had sparked considerable interest in Iceland, adding that it wasContinue Reading

Iceland salmon debate ‘too angry’

Iceland salmon debate ‘too angry’

THERE was far too much prejudice surrounding the debate on salmon farming, Iceland’s fisheries minister Kristján Þór Júlíusson, has said. He was speaking before the start of a seminar in Reykjavik on agreeing new genetic risk assessments affecting farmed and wild salmon stocks – a forum which attracted more than 100 participants. Iceland’s Marine ResearchContinue Reading

Grieg back in SSPO fold

Grieg back in SSPO fold

ALL Scotland’s salmon farmers are now represented by the industry body following the re-admittance of Grieg Seafood Shetland, it was announced today. In a letter to Rural Economy minister Fergus Ewing, the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) confirmed that the company, which was expelled from the SSPO in 2014 following a dispute over smolt imports,Continue Reading