BREAKING – Young’s in fish cake recall

BREAKING – Young’s in fish cake recall

YOUNG’S Seafood is recalling some of  its Chip Shop range fish cakes because they have been found to contain plastic and metal. The Food Standards Agency says the products are “unsafe to eat”. The recall applies only to packs of six fish cakes sold in the frozen food chains Farmfoods and Heron Foods. No otherContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, February 16

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, February 16

CRUISING WITH FISH AND CHIPS FORGET lazing on the deck of a luxury liner in the Caribbean! The Sherborne Wharf in Birmingham is hosting Fish and Chip Supper cruises on a local canal. The relaxing two-hour trips begin at the International Convention Centre (ICC) and journey with full commentary through various canals to take in the sites and sounds of the city atContinue Reading

Grieg bullish despite profits fall

Grieg bullish despite profits fall

THE Grieg Seafood Group saw its 2017 fourth quarter operating income decline by 16 per cent to NOK 1,731 million, largely due to lower market prices and reduced harvest volumes. And the operating profit showed an even sharper fall. But the company does expect an upsurge in demand and stronger demand this year. Grieg harvested 18,667 tonnesContinue Reading

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SalMar ends 2017 with Q4 high

SalMar ends 2017 with Q4 high

SALMAR, one of the world’s largest salmon farming companies, announced impressive results for the fourth quarter of 2017, with a group operating profit (EBIT) of NOK 707.2 million, up from NOK 557 million for the same period in 2016. Yesterday’s announcement follows an equally strong performance for the third quarter of last year when the EBITContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Front Page News, Markets, Prices
New Global role for IFFO director

New Global role for IFFO director

ANDREW Mallison, director general of IFFO, the Marine Ingredients Organisation, has been appointed executive director of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), Intrafish reported this afternoon. He replaces Wally Stevens, who is believed to be staying on the GAA board. Mallison (pictured) joined IFFO in 2011, before which he was director of Standards and Licensing atContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Catching, Catching News, Front Page News, Processing
Minister to attend Brussels show

Minister to attend Brussels show

FERGUS Ewing, Scotland’s Rural Economy minister, is to address a reception in the Scottish pavilion on the first evening of Seafood Expo Global in Brussels in April. Seafood Scotland confirmed this week that the minister will be visiting the exhibition, which runs from April 24-26, to support Scotland’s seafood companies, which will be out inContinue Reading

Loch Duart brings luxury goods boss on board

Loch Duart brings luxury goods boss on board

LOCH Duart has made a new appointment to its board from the world of Scottish luxury goods. Ian Laird, managing director of Ayrshire based Alex Begg, will be a non-executive director of the Sutherland and Hebrides based salmon company. Alex Begg specialises in the design and manufacture of woven accessories and counts fashion brands suchContinue Reading

Ban Ki-moon keynote speaker for AquaVision

Ban Ki-moon keynote speaker for AquaVision

THE former secretary-general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, will be keynote speaker at AquaVision 2018, to be held in Stavanger in June, it was announced today. He will address the food security challenges of the coming decades. The theme for the biennial conference is ‘Meeting tomorrow today’ and the two-day programme will focus onContinue Reading

Salmon growth will promote jobs says MP

Salmon growth will promote jobs says MP

THE importance of aquaculture supply chain companies to Scotland’s west coast economy was highlighted today during a visit to the region by Argyll and Bute MP Brendan O’Hara. The Scottish Nationalist MP saw at first hand the value of the sector when he dropped in to Fusion Marine’s new office premises near Oban. Employing 18Continue Reading

MH Scotland welcomes ‘record results’

MH Scotland welcomes ‘record results’

MARINE Harvest Scotland has thanked its staff for its ‘record results’ after a challenging year for fish health. Ben Hadfield, managing director of Marine Harvest Scotland, said: ‘Despite a challenging year for fish health, we produced record results in Scotland. My thanks go to our hard working employees across the west coast and Highlands andContinue Reading

Grieg Norway salmon exports to China halted

Grieg Norway salmon exports to China halted

GRIEG Seafood’s export company, Ocean Quality, has run into major problems over mislabelled salmon shipped to China. Norway’s food safety authority (NFSA) has suspended exports of Norwegian salmon to China because it found late last month that the incorrect documentation was being used. The action does not affect Grieg salmon exports from either its UKContinue Reading

Salmon by-products could add more value

Salmon by-products could add more value

THE Scottish salmon farming industry could make better use of by-products, adding 5.5 per cent value to the sector, researchers have found. Though generally well utilised, total by-product value output could be improved by 803 per cent (£23.7 million), based on 2015 figures, according to a recent study. Led by Julien Stevens, researchers from theContinue Reading