New code to make fishing safer

New code to make fishing safer

FISHERMEN across the country have been urged to sign up to a new safety code, in a bid to make careers at sea safer for the UK’s fishing community. Representatives from the Fishing Industry Safety Group (FISG), Seafish, and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency met coastal MPs and transport minister Nusrat Ghani in the HousesContinue Reading

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Saucy Fish lift for frozen sales

Saucy Fish lift for frozen sales

THE award winning Saucy Fish brand has given frozen seafood sales a huge boost in many of Britain’s best known supermarkets. The business, owned by Seachill, said today that since launching into frozen last year and securing listings with Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Ocado and Amazon Fresh, some 69 per cent of its spend has been incrementalContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, July 13

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, July 13

EU PROBES TUNA FRAUD CANNED tuna is being treated with illegal substances in at least two European countries, the European Commission has found. Europol and Interpol carried out the investigation following a tip-off from whistle blowers that tuna intended for canning was fraudulently being sold as fresh tuna. They said their investigation took place inContinue Reading

Medicines body welcomes Brexit blueprint

Medicines body welcomes Brexit blueprint

THE body representing the animal medicines industry has cautiously welcomed the government’s blueprint for UK relations with the EU, published today. The long awaited White Paper sets out government proposals for withdrawing from the EU and plans for future working together, including the establishment of a new free trade area and regulatory alignment. National OfficeContinue Reading

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Go ahead for Europe’s largest salmon land farm

Go ahead for Europe’s largest salmon land farm

PLANS to build what will eventually be Europe’s largest land based salmon farm have received local authority approval. The company, Salmon Evolution AS, was given the go ahead to develop a facility that is hoped will produce more than 28,000 tonnes of salmon a year. The development site is at a place called Indre HarøyContinue Reading

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Thermolicers ‘effective’ tool in pest control

Thermolicers ‘effective’ tool in pest control

MECHANICAL methods of removing sea lice from salmon are an effective means of managing lice levels on farms, the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation said. Responding to calls from anti-salmon farm campaigners to ban thermolicers and hydrolicers, the SSPO’s chief executive, Julie Hesketh-Laird, said: ‘Fish health and welfare is, and always will be, at the heartContinue Reading

Krill firms back call to protect Antarctic

Krill firms back call to protect Antarctic

A GREENPEACE campaign to protect the Antarctic Ocean has received the support of the vast majority of krill fishing companies operating in the region. The move will see nearly all krill companies working in the Antarctic voluntarily stop fishing in ‘buffer zones’ around breeding colonies of penguins, to safeguard Antarctic wildlife. Krill, eaten by penguins,Continue Reading

Cod price spiral hits whole food chain

Cod price spiral hits whole food chain

NORWAY may have exported less cod over the past six months, but its fishing companies are receiving more money for what they do sell. It is another sign of the upward price pressure on UK and European fish buyers, which in turn is impacting on performances, profits and jobs right down the food chain. TheContinue Reading

Senator in bid to advance US aquaculture

Senator in bid to advance US aquaculture

A US senator is championing a new bill aimed at speeding up growth in American aquaculture. Republican Roger Wicker (Mississippi) has introduced the Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture (AQUAA) Act. The legislation is designed to streamline the permitting process for fish farms in federal waters, and fund research and development to advanceContinue Reading

Young’s wins major contract renewal

Young’s wins major contract renewal

YOUNG’S announced at the weekend that it has won a substantial contract renewal and expansion to supply a leading sandwich chain with salmon. The chain has not been named but is thought to be Pret a Manger, which has more than 320 outlets in the UK and 500 plus in eight other countries worldwide. TheContinue Reading

Seafood fears as Trump trade war grows

Seafood fears as Trump trade war grows

SEAFOOD companies in the United States are waiting anxiously this week to see what impact the growing trade war between Washington and Beijing will have on their businesses. US tariffs totalling $34 billion on Chinese goods have just come into effect. China immediately hit back, imposing 25 per cent tariffs on US exports, including someContinue Reading

China lifts Norway regional salmon ban

China lifts Norway regional salmon ban

THE Chinese Veterinary Authority has lifted its long standing ban on salmon imports from three county regions in northern Norway. The move now means that almost all Norwegian companies can export to what they see as potentially their most important growth market, although sales to China are still relatively small. The doors had been closedContinue Reading