Seachill union wants meeting with company

Seachill union wants meeting with company

THE Unite trade union  has called for an urgent meeting with the management of Icelandic Seachill in Grimsby, following  the weekend announcement that one of the town’s largest employers had been put up for sale. Job security is the union’s main concern. The announcement was made by the board of Icelandic Group which owns theContinue Reading

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Fish farming boosts Faroes population

Fish farming boosts Faroes population

IT is a country whose population has just passed the 50,000 mark – around the size  of Inverness in Scotland – but the Faroe Islands has just published an upbeat budget, thanks in large part to its growing fish farming industry. The Finance Minister Kristina Háfoss, while stressing the importance  of responsible spending , hasContinue Reading

Salmon prospects ‘better than other industries’

Salmon prospects ‘better than other industries’

NO industry has better long term prospects than the salmon farming industry, said a leading seafood analyst at a seminar in Brussels yesterday. Dag Sletmo, of the Norwegian DNB bank, addressing pricing challenges, said the ‘new normal’ price of salmon was close to 50 NOK per kg, and that farmers needed to make at leastContinue Reading

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Scottish salmon showcased in Brussels

Scottish salmon showcased in Brussels

SCOTTISH salmon producers are out in force at the Seafood Expo in Brussels this week to boost their international trade links. Farmers of Scotland’s number one food export sold £451 million of Scottish salmon (75,000 tonnes) to 60 countries last year. Scotland’s salmon sector has expanded its export markets in recent years, especially in theContinue Reading

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Oil and fish “must live together” – Minister

Oil and fish “must live together” – Minister

NORWAY’S Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg has said that the fishing and oil industries must learn to live together. The two sectors have been at loggerheads for a number of years, with skippers and vessel owners complaining that the energy industry  with its seismic drilling and explosions is endangering the marine environment, damaging fish stocks  asContinue Reading

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Icelandic to sell Grimsby based Seachill

Icelandic to sell Grimsby based Seachill

THE Board of Icelandic Group announced at the weekend it has  decided to initiate a sale process for its Grimsby-based UK operations, Seachill. And its leading position in the UK retail market is certain to attract major  interest from UK  and overseas seafood businesses. Seachill is a leading supplier of chilled fish to the UKContinue Reading

Best practice focus for cleaner fish forum

Best practice focus for cleaner fish forum

SCOTLAND is to host an international cleaner fish summit next month, described as the biggest knowledge exchange event to date, with participants from five countries. Organised by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) in conjunction with the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund, the conference will be staged over three days in Glasgow, and will feature aquacultureContinue Reading

Norwegian farmers in £130m merger

Norwegian farmers in £130m merger

TWO medium sized businesses in the Norwegian aquaculture sector have joined forces – and say they are ready to challenge the big companies. NTS ASA has entered into an agreement to purchase all shares in the fish farmer Midt-Norsk Havbruk AS in a share deal worth around NOK 1.43 billion (£130 million) A statement said NTS and MNH hadContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, April 21

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, April 21

DEATH OF FORMER SEAFOOD SCOTLAND CEO FORMER Seafood Scotland chief executive Dr Jon Harman has died following a short illness. He was more recently a former trade relations director in Northern Europe for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), tasked with promoting Alaskan seafood. He graduated from London University with a degree in biology, and had worked in the seafoodContinue Reading

Funds for post-Brexit fishing study

Funds for post-Brexit fishing study

A PROJECT exploring UK fisheries policy post-Brexit has won funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The research, a collaboration between the University of Aberdeen and University of the West of Scotland (UWS), is among only 25 to be awarded the competitive funding, which is part of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative. TheContinue Reading

Loch Duart wins business award

Loch Duart wins business award

SCOTTISH salmon farmer Loch Duart has won the Food and Drink Company of the Year at Scottish Business Insider’s Made in Scotland Awards. Announced at a ceremony last night at the Glasgow Science Centre, Loch Duart was chosen for its innovative approaches, which include low density farming and a focus on sustainability, environmental stewardship and fishContinue Reading