Trawlers set out to net plastic waste

Trawlers set out to net plastic waste

A Norwegian company is setting out on a special trawling mission this summer – but it will not be to catch fish. Clear Ocean AS plans to tow a trawl between two vessels along the Norwegian coast  in the hope of catching plastic waste on the surface of the water. Although the technology is fairlyContinue Reading

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Faroes plans radical fishing reforms

Faroes plans radical fishing reforms

THE Faroese government has introduced a number of sweeping fishery reforms to the Torshavn Parliament in a move to increase sustainability and dramatically change the way fishing licences are administered. But they are not likely to be  popular with the industry itself. The left-leaning administration asserts that the marine resources (i.e. the fish in theContinue Reading

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Fund launched for African aquaculture

Fund launched for African aquaculture

AQUA Spark, the Dutch based aquaculture investors, announced a $15 million Africa fund yesterday on the first day of the World Aquaculture Society conference in Cape Town. In a partnership with Msingi, an East African economic organisation, the fund will focus on tilapia and catfish producers, and will invest in all farming aspects. Aqua Spark’sContinue Reading

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Iceland company orders new super trawler

Iceland company orders new super trawler

THE ICELANDIC  fishing company HB Grandi is continuing its impressive fleet renewal programme with another major new order. It has just signed a deal with the Astilleros Armon yard at Gijon in Spain for a new 81.30 metre, 17 metre beam factory freezer trawler. The contract price is €44,327,000 equivalent to ISK 4.9 billion. TheContinue Reading

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Saucy Fish strikes gold!

Saucy Fish strikes gold!

THE Saucy Fish Co’s growing cool image has received yet another boost. The product range has  been recognised by the consumer magazine, Healthy Food Guide – with the popular title honouring Saucy first place in its Food & Drink Awards. The popular  ready to eat Roast Salmon with Sicilian Lemon & Dill Mayo has stepped into theContinue Reading

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Fishing leaders call for cut in value of krona

Fishing leaders call for cut in value of krona

ICELAND’S fishing and business leaders are calling on their government to take action to cut the value of the krona on international money markets.. Iceland’s currency has risen sharply since last year and it is hitting seafood exports to Europe, the United States and the UK. The strength of the krona was also a factorContinue Reading

Norway seafood export revenue continues to rise

Norway seafood export revenue continues to rise

NORWAY exported less salmon last month, but what it did sell netted  a  considerably higher financial return. Figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council show that May salmon exports totalled 73,000 tons, down by five per cent.  The value, however, went up by 11 per cent or   by 535 million kroners (NOK). So far this yearContinue Reading

Iceland raises cod and haddock catch quotas

Iceland raises cod and haddock catch quotas

ICELAND has significantly raised its cod and haddock quotas  for the new fishing year which begins  on September 1st. The decision, particularly on haddock is certain to be welcomes by processors in the UK and Europe. Haddock remains a firm favourite in Britain. The Mini­ster of Fis­heries has decided that the catch quota for codContinue Reading

Young’s welcomes action on marine pollution

Young’s welcomes action on marine pollution

YOUNG’S Seafood, Britain’s largest  fish and seafood business, has publicly welcomed the  action being taken by  Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) to tackle marine pollution. The initiative – known as GGGI –  is a cross-sector alliance committed to driving solutions to the problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear worldwide. Grimsby-based Young’s Seafood says it isContinue Reading

Humber summit moves into seafood week

Humber summit moves into seafood week

The Humber Seafood Summit this year is moving from its traditional September slot to National Seafood Week the following month. The new date is   Wednesday October  11th  with the seafood fayre being held on the previous evening, but the Grimsby area venues remain the same. Organised by Seafish,  the main theme  this year will be UK Seafood:Continue Reading

Medicine costs drop in sea lice fight

Medicine costs drop in sea lice fight

SCOTTISH salmon farms have seen a dramatic decrease in spending on medicinal treatments to control sea lice, according to a new report. Figures published by the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) show that over the past two years, such treatments have dropped from 71 per cent of total fish health management costs to 28 perContinue Reading

DHL beefs up cold chain to US and Asia

DHL beefs up cold chain to US and Asia

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post group, says it is going to accelerate the supply chain for the north Norwegian seafood industry. DHL has started shipping live crabs and seafood from the Lakselv Airport Banak in north Norway to Asia and Northern America. On dedicated weekly flights, DHL transports the freshContinue Reading

Another Ace for Scottish innovator

Another Ace for Scottish innovator

A SCOTTISH company has made the shortlist for Aqua Nor’s prestigious innovation award, which received a record number of entries this year. Ace Aquatec of Dingwall has been nominated, along with two Norwegian companies, for its sophisticated pipeline in-water electric stunner, which is capable of stunning fish one metre from the holding pen prior toContinue Reading