Salmon farm trespass case goes to court

Salmon farm trespass case goes to court

A SWEDISH journalist and angler charged with trespassing on a Norwegian fish farm is due to appear in court on November 2. Mikael Frödin was summoned to the Norwegian District Court after he refused to pay a 1,054 euro fine for breaching the country’s Aquaculture Act, which states that you cannot be closer than 20mContinue Reading

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Cork fest to celebrate ocean wealth

Cork fest to celebrate ocean wealth

IRELAND’S largest maritime festival is to move from Galway to Cork next year, and will be held in conjunction with a seafood conference in the city. SeaFest has grown in attendance each year, with the festival attracting more than 100,000 visitors in 2017 and again in 2018. The festival is part of Ireland’s Integrated MarineContinue Reading

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Marine Harvest signs Alibaba deal

Marine Harvest signs Alibaba deal

MARINE Harvest signed a ground-breaking agreement with China’s Alibaba, the world’s largest internet trading company. Described as a memorandum of understanding, the agreement is with Win-Chain, the fresh food supply chain owned by the Alibaba Group, which dwarfs the likes of US giants like Amazon when it comes to internet trading. The aim is toContinue Reading

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Scotland to stage seafood summit

Scotland to stage seafood summit

SCOTLAND is to get its own seafood summit next year – days before the UK is due to leave the European Union. The landmark event is being organised by Seafish and is a spin off from the UK-wide Seafood Summit, held near Scunthorpe last week, and its predecessor, the Humber Seafood Summit. Seafish, the industryContinue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing, Friday, October 19

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, October 19

CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL FISHING NORWAY’S fisheries minister, Harald Tom Nesvik, has pledged a crackdown on illegal fish dealing. He told a meeting of the Nordland County Fisheries: ‘I am going to pursue those who are involved in such activities.’ He has also promised extra resources in the fight against fish crime which has been risingContinue Reading

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Aqua-Spark backs smart feed system

Aqua-Spark backs smart feed system

A NORWEGIAN company developing state of the art feeding technology has won backing from Aqua-Spark, the aquaculture investment fund. CageEye, already known for its echo sounder technology – which uses acoustic data and machine learning to measure and analyse biomass movements, is now focused on improving the salmon industry’s feeding practices with IoT technology, saidContinue Reading

Scheme to nurture young seafood talent

Scheme to nurture young seafood talent

A PROJECT to nurture and retain talent within the UK seafood industry was announced this morning at the UK Seafood Summit. The Young Seafood Leaders Network, created by industry authority Seafish, will champion young seafood professionals by offering mentoring opportunities and developing leadership skills. Seafish CEO Marcus Coleman told delegates at the summit, being heldContinue Reading

Four new jobs in SSC boat order

Four new jobs in SSC boat order

THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has commissioned a bespoke 30-tonne workboat for its sites at Loch Striven, Argyll, with delivery expected in early 2019. Built by Ardmaleish Boatbuilding Company on the Isle of Bute, the vessel commission will see the family run firm employ four new modern apprentices to assist with the build. The announcementContinue Reading

US awards $11m to fish farming

US awards $11m to fish farming

THE United States government yesterday awarded more than $11 million in grants to speed up the development of the country’s aquaculture industry. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said: ‘With such vast coastlines, there is no reason the United States should be importing billions of pounds of seafood each year. ‘Growing a domestic aquaculture industry would createContinue Reading

Turbot growth driven by aquaculture

Turbot growth driven by aquaculture

PRODUCTION of turbot is growing throughout Europe, largely thanks to an evolution in farming techniques. This is the view of EUMOFA, the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture, which has recently completed a case study on the species. EUMOFA said that this evolution began in Scotland in the 1970s; it was then introduced toContinue Reading

Salmon star in BBC special

Salmon star in BBC special

A LEADING salmon farmer said the industry in the future would need to ‘think a little bit differently’ if it wants to produce more fish. Interviewed for a special BBC Scotland documentary about the impact of farmed salmon on wild stocks, Steve Bracken, who worked at Marine Harvest for 41 years until his retirement inContinue Reading

All change on climate committee

All change on climate committee

THE convener of a Holyrood committee that produced a critical report on the salmon farming sector earlier this year has been replaced. Graeme Dey (SNP), who oversaw proceedings by the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (ECCLR) committee during the first salmon inquiry of the year, has handed over to Gillian Martin, also a ScottishContinue Reading

Another first for prize Cooke man

Another first for prize Cooke man

THE first student to complete the Technical Apprenticeship in Aquaculture Management was honoured with a new prize in NAFC Marine Centre UHI’s annual awards ceremony last week. John McCulloch of Cooke Aquaculture was given the inaugural Ertie Nicolson Prize in memory of the late Ertie Nicolson, who had a long association with the NAFC. McCulloch,Continue Reading

Norway to fly salmon direct to China

Norway to fly salmon direct to China

THE Chinese operated Hainan Airlines is to start the first direct flights from Oslo to Beijing next spring in a move that will boost Norway’s seafood market in China. Norway is looking to increase its salmon exports to China’s burgeoning middle classes and the Norwegian Seafood Council predicted in the summer that the volume ofContinue Reading