Fish Update Briefing, Friday, December 15

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, December 15

SALMON COMPANY SERVES UP CHRISTMAS BONUS A NORWEGIAN fish farming company, Arnøy Salmon, has given all of its employees a month’s salary as a Christmas bonus. The business, based in the central Tromso region, and which produces 5,000 tonnes of salmon a year, has enjoyed a highly successful trading period over the last 12 months, doubling its turnoverContinue Reading

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Video insight into industry innovation

Video insight into industry innovation

A CAMPAIGN featuring video case studies was launched this week by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) to highlight how the sector is embracing support to innovate and grow. The videos feature the perspectives of a range of contributors, from public sector funders, enterprise agencies and institutions, to private sector companies. Among those featured areContinue Reading

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NE Scotland hosts fish and chip winners

NE Scotland hosts fish and chip winners

NORTH East Scotland has laid on a big welcome for representatives from five of the UK’s leading fish and chip restaurants as part of the 30th anniversary National Fish & Chip Awards. Organised by Seafish, the educational visit gave the five businesses – all finalists for the Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award –Continue Reading

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Loch Duart seals Ewos feed deal

Loch Duart seals Ewos feed deal

SCOTTISH salmon farmer Loch Duart has renewed its contract with aqua feed supplier Ewos, it was announced today. The two companies are signing a three-year deal for a bespoke salmon feed. With its high marine content, the unique Loch Duart feed provides a diet that mimics the natural one of wild salmon as closely asContinue Reading

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Kames withdraws trout farm plan

Kames withdraws trout farm plan

KAMES Fish Farming has withdrawn an application to site a trout farm in the Sound of Jura following local opposition to the plans, the Oban Times reported. The proposal, for a 12-cage farm at Dounie, met with disapproval from residents, lobbying as the Friends of the Sound of Jura. Kilmelford based Kames submitted an applicationContinue Reading

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SSC adds sparkle to school’s festivities

SSC adds sparkle to school’s festivities

GIGHA primary pupils’ Christmas show will be an extra special tale this year thanks to the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC), writes Mark Davey of the Campbeltown Courier. SSC chose the school as a winner of its winter show competition in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland (NTS). Earlier this year, two primary pupils, RubyContinue Reading

Fishermen warn of EU’s ‘entrenched views’

Fishermen warn of EU’s ‘entrenched views’

SCOTTISH fishermen’s leaders have cautioned other EU countries against trying to block the UK taking back control of its fishing industry in the Brexit talks. At the conclusion this morning of the last but one round of annual negotiations in Brussels over fishing opportunity, they said it would be counter-productive for the 27 EU nations toContinue Reading

Major quota increases for UK fishermen

Major quota increases for UK fishermen

UK fishermen have won significant quota increases in some of the most popular fish species in the last full round of European Union negotiations involving Britain before Brexit. North Sea cod is up by 10 per cent while there is a 20 per cent increase in monkfish catches. The deal will particularly benefit fishermen inContinue Reading

NZ seafood industry ‘in good heart’

NZ seafood industry ‘in good heart’

THE future for New Zealand’s seafood industry – both farmed and wild caught – is looking bright, said a new government assessment. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) predicts a 4.4 per cent increase in seafood exports, to NZ $1.8 billion by June 2018, and says that will rise to $2.3 billion by 2025. Seafood NewContinue Reading

Canned seafood ‘worth $27.8bn by 2025’

Canned seafood ‘worth $27.8bn by 2025’

CANNED fish may not be the most glamorous part of the seafood business, but the global market is expected to grow by 3.2 per cent a year to a high of US $27.8 billion by 2025, according to a new report. The report, from Grand View Research Inc in the US, predicts the industry will grow on account of risingContinue Reading

New lice treatment ‘100% successful’

New lice treatment ‘100% successful’

A NEW bath treatment for sea lice has proven 100 per cent effective in commercial field trials in Norway, said its manufacturer. The treatment, called Ectosan, was developed by Benchmark, which described the product as a ‘breakthrough’ in addressing the salmon farming industry’s sea lice challenge. Furthermore, the invention is hailed as environmentally friendly asContinue Reading

BioMar reveals site of Australia mill

BioMar reveals site of Australia mill

BIOMAR Australia has released plans to develop an AU$56 million aqua feed production facility in northern Tasmania, providing a significant boost to the state’s growing aquaculture industry. Paddy Campbell, managing director of BioMar UK, Australia and the Northern Sea Region, said the feed plant would bring world class, state-of-the art fish feed innovation and productionContinue Reading

Sainsbury’s promotes ‘lesser known’ fish

Sainsbury’s promotes ‘lesser known’ fish

SAINSBURY’S has launched a new fresh fish scheme in a bid to persuade customers to try alternative British fish species, all of which are wild caught off the south west coast. Called Fishmonger’s Choice, it includes fresh British species such as whiting, monkfish and Dover sole, which are being made available in more than 200 storesContinue Reading

EU strikes fishing deal with Norway

EU strikes fishing deal with Norway

THE European Union, which includes Britain until March 2019, has struck a deal with Norway over fishing rights in each other’s waters next year. The agreement is thought to be extensive and provides for reciprocal fishing opportunities for a number of fish stocks. In addition, both sides are collaborating on joint management in order to build sustainable and robust stocks inContinue Reading