Fish Update Briefing, November 17

Fish Update Briefing, November 17

RESTAURANTS TO DECLARE SEAFOOD ORIGIN RESTAURANTS selling seafood in Western Australia could soon be forced to display country-of-origin labelling so diners know what they’re eating and where it comes from, under a proposal to boost the local industry. About 70 per cent of seafood served in restaurants, cafes, take-away outlets and fish and chip shops is imported,Continue Reading

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Salmon exports head for new record

Salmon exports head for new record

SCOTTISH salmon exports are on course for a record breaking year, set to exceed the £500 million figure reached in 2014. Earlier this week the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) announced that export sales for the first nine months of 2017 were at £483 million, up 56 per cent over the same period last year,Continue Reading

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Young’s launch frozen shellfish lines

Young’s launch frozen shellfish lines

YOUNG’S Seafood has set out to further boost the growing frozen seafood category with the launch of three new shellfish lines, timed for the approach of the festive season. The Grimsby based company said the introduction of the new lines comes after the brand undertook research that showed consumers lacked inspiration, with two out of threeContinue Reading

Salmar announces outstanding Q3

Salmar announces outstanding Q3

SALMAR, one of the world’s largest salmon farming companies, today announced outstanding results for the third quarter of this year, with operating profits (EBIT) up by more than 200 million kroners to NOK 801.3 million. The figure for Q3 2016 was NOK 576.3 million. The company has put the performance down to an improved biological situation andContinue Reading

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Campaigners ordered off BC farm site

Campaigners ordered off BC farm site

PROTESTERS occupying a fish farm in British Columbia have been ordered to vacate the site ahead of a court case which could remove them permanently, the Vancouver Sun reported yesterday. The anti-fish farm campaigners from the Musgamagw and Namgis First Nations have been occupying the Marine Harvest facility near Midsummer Island since early September, demandingContinue Reading

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EU warning to Vietnamese fishermen

EU warning to Vietnamese fishermen

THE European Commission has issued a ‘yellow card’ to Vietnam, indicating that it is being considered as a non-cooperating country in relation to controlling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. The Commission claims that at least eight Vietnamese flagged vessels committed infringements in neighbouring countries and small islands in the central and western Pacific, where they haveContinue Reading

$9.3m for US aquaculture research

$9.3m for US aquaculture research

THE body which oversees fishery regulation in the United States is releasing $9.3 million in federal funds for research projects to help develop the country’s aquaculture industry. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the money will be spent on 32 separate research schemes in both coastal and at sea fish farming. A NOAA report two weeksContinue Reading

Maltese firm boosts African presence

Maltese firm boosts African presence

MALTESE based AquaBioTech is to hold an aquaculture workshop in Cameroon later this month as part of its African development strategy. The event will take place during the Cameroon International SME Trade Fair (PMEXCHANGE), in Douala on November 22. The trade fair attracts more than 150 exhibitors and brings together SMEs and multinational companies, asContinue Reading

Clearwater sheds top posts as profits fall

Clearwater sheds top posts as profits fall

CANADA’S Clearwater Seafoods has shed three executive positions as part of a move to save money and streamline its management structure. The move was announced by CEO Ian Smith following the announcement of the company’s third quarter results Clearwater, which bought the Macduff wild shellfish group in Scotland two years ago, saw its third quarter turnover fallContinue Reading

Lower prices dent Bakkafrost Q3 results

Lower prices dent Bakkafrost Q3 results

THE Faroese salmon farming group Bakkafrost today announced a ‘satisfactory’ total third quarter operating of 251.8 million Danish kroners (DKK), slightly down on the corresponding figure of DKK 255 million last year. The change is almost entirely due to falling prices and there are fears that as global supply continues to increase they could go even lower later this year and into 2018.Continue Reading

Hunt on for finest fishermen

Hunt on for finest fishermen

NOMINATIONS have opened for the UK fishing industry’s annual awards, which will be announced in May next year. The Fishing News Awards 2018 are calling on the public to nominate fishermen, ports, retailers and businesses in categories across all aspects of commercial fishing to celebrate the commitment, skills and innovation of those who have excelledContinue Reading

IFFO announces next year’s board

IFFO announces next year’s board

IFFO, the marine ingredients organisation, has announced its new president and vice-president for next year, following elections to the management board in September. Eduardo Goycoolea will be president and Anne Mette Bæk Jespersen vice-president, it was confirmed at an IFFO board meeting on October 23. Following his appointment, Goycoolea said: ‘I look forward to leadingContinue Reading

IMTA project to unlock growth

IMTA project to unlock growth

AN initiative to promote the development of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) across Europe has been launched by a consortium of organisations, including Oban based SAMS (the Scottish Association for Marine Science). Eight groups in total – from Spain, France, Ireland, Portugal and the UK – are involved in the project, called Integrate, which aims toContinue Reading