Fish Update briefing Friday July 21st

Fish Update briefing Friday July 21st

PILL MAKES FISH CHANGE SEX A call has gone out for tougher controls on the disposal of chemicals cause male  fish to take on female characteristics. Professor Charles Tyler of Exeter University  has warned that scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the consequences of thousands of waste substances now being dumped into rivers and theContinue Reading

Young’s teams up with TVs Ruth Langsford

Young’s teams up with TVs Ruth Langsford

Young’s Seafood , the UK’s leading fish and seafood business, has teamed up with TV presenter, Ruth Langsford, to give busy families a helping hand at dinner time. Ruth joined Young’s chef Serge Nollent to film several short, inspirational fish recipe videos that demonstrate how easy it is to create quick, tasty family meals usingContinue Reading

North Sea cod certified fully sustainable

North Sea cod certified fully sustainable

NORTH Sea cod has today been officially certified as fully sustainable and can be eaten freely. The green light, which has been expected for some time, was given by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) which has given the fishery its  all important blue tick label . The decision will provide a major boost for theContinue Reading

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Seafood bosses voice Brexit fears

Seafood bosses voice Brexit fears

NORWEGIAN  seafood companies are seriously worried that the country could be left out of any Brexit deal between Britain the European Union. Similar concerns have already been expressed by fishing companies and it is sometimes forgotten that Norway supplies much of the UK’s natural gas. Tore Myhre, International Director of the Norwegian employers organisation NHO toldContinue Reading

US seafood sales and jobs show decline

US seafood sales and jobs show decline

THE US   seafood industry’s contribution to the national  economy is starting to decline, according to a new report from the NOAA, the industry watchdog authority. The NOAA – National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration – has published a Fisheries Economic Report which shows that seafood sales generated $144-billion in sales in 2015, the most recent year forContinue Reading

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Brexit tops agenda for Norway’s new man in Britain

Brexit tops agenda for Norway’s new man in Britain

PUBLIC Relations executive  Hans Frode Asmyhr is the Norway’s Seafood Council’s new man in Britain. His remit will be to promote Norwegian seafood, both farmed and wild caught, and report back on Brexit developments which are almost certain to impact on the Norwegian industry. Aged 47, Asmyhr has worked for the   PR company Panor PublicContinue Reading

Iceland prepares new fish standard

Iceland prepares new fish standard

ICELAND is ready  to show the rest of the world that it is totally transparent when it comes to fish and seafood. It is currently preparing the final draft of what will become known as a new  Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management Chain of Custody Standard – or IRFM certification. The 60-day public consultation period hasContinue Reading

UK fleet shows best performance for eight years

UK fleet shows best performance for eight years

Growth in operating profit and income in the UK fishing fleet in 2016 saw the sector record the best economic performance since 2008 according to Seafish, which published its 2016 Economics of the UK Fishing Fleet report today. The report, now in its 11th year, provides detailed insight into the financial and operational performance ofContinue Reading

UK fishermen meet senior Labour politicians

UK fishermen meet senior Labour politicians

UK fishermen have  held talks with senior  figures in the Labour Party to get their views on Brexit and find out what type of fishing policy they are likely to adopt if they get into  power. The result of the last month’s General Election and some recent polls suggest Labour’s chances of forming the nextContinue Reading

Seafood restaurant chain set to expand

Seafood restaurant chain set to expand

CAPTAIN D’s, one of America’s largest fast casual seafood restaurant chains, is poised for further growth It has just announced  the signing of franchise development agreements that will expand its presence in four states. It already has 521 restaurants in 21 states. This growth will bring five new restaurants to San Antonio, Texas, one toContinue Reading

Festival celebrates Scottish salmon

Festival celebrates Scottish salmon

A SPECIAL Scottish Salmon Festival is being staged at the end of summer, following the success of the inaugural event two years ago. The festival, billed as a celebration of Scottish salmon, will feature an international speycasting tournament on the River Ness, a family fair at Bught Park in Inverness, and a science conference. RunningContinue Reading

Registration opens for seafood summit

Registration opens for seafood summit

REGISTRATION has formally opened for the seventh annual Humber Seafood Summit, taking place on October 10 and 11 in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. More than 200 key opinion formers will join industry leaders and government officials from the UK and Europe to discuss issues affecting the sector. The key theme of discussion will be supply and demand, which willContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, July 14

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, July 14

FISH MINISTER DEMANDS MORE NORWEGIAN SALMON IN SUSHI NORWAY’S fisheries minister, Per Sandberg, says he wants to see more Norwegian salmon used in the production of Japanese sushi. Speaking after a recent visit to Japan, he said it was an important market for his country’s seafood, but there was still room for expansion, both in terms ofContinue Reading

London smoked salmon joins protected list

London smoked salmon joins protected list

A LONDON smokehouse has been awarded coveted European Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for its smoked salmon. In an official ceremony today, attended by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, H. Forman & Son’s London Cure Smoked Salmon joined fresh Scottish salmon and Scottish wild salmon, which already have their own PGI statuses. It is London’s firstContinue Reading