Fish Update Briefing Friday August 18th

Fish Update Briefing Friday August 18th

HEAD TO HONG KONG, SEAFOOD LEADERS  URGED THE  organisers of this year’s Seafood Expo Asia say visitors will have  an unparalleled opportunity to discover a variety of seafood products, services and equipment from Asia and around the world when the trade event, produced by Diversified Communications, returns to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition CentreContinue Reading

Salmon a huge booster for UK food exports

Salmon a huge booster for UK food exports

BRITISH food exports hit a new record during the first half of 2017 – thanks to an unprecedented demand for salmon. Exports of the fish favourite leapt by more than 53 per cent to a value of £408-million, the Food and Drink Federation announced today. Sales were also helped by the fall in the valueContinue Reading

New Thermolicer halves treatment time

New Thermolicer halves treatment time

A NEW generation Thermolicer that will shorten treatment times, increase capacity and be much gentler on fish is in the final stages of development by Norway’s Steinsvik. The company’s mechanical delousing machines have proven effective in Scotland and Norway in helping to address the parasite problem, but concerns have been raised over the impact ofContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Front Page News
Driving Force in Scottish supply chain

Driving Force in Scottish supply chain

GAEL Force will double capacity in its yard following new orders for its SeaMate 400 tonne feed barges, including an initial three for Marine Harvest Scotland, announced earlier this week. Stewart Graham, Gael Force managing director, said he also had two feed barge orders for Loch Duart, one which was due to be delivered imminentlyContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Front Page News
Young’s reports big rise in Q3 turnover

Young’s reports big rise in Q3 turnover

YOUNG’S Seafood has announced an impressive growth in turnover  for the third quarter of its financial year, partly due to the capture of some new contracts The figure for the 13 weeks to July 1st ( the financial year ends September 30th) was  £131.9 million, an increase of 11.6 per cent year on year andContinue Reading

Filed Under: Front Page News, Processing, Processing News
Smolt sludge used to power fish farm

Smolt sludge used to power fish farm

SLUDGE waste from smolt production is now being used by  one of the world’s  leading salmon farmers to produce valuable biogas. Normally the sludge is sent for disposal, but Cermaq, said that if it succeeds with its trials, the development could realise significant potential both for the company and the wider fish farming industry.. MaritContinue Reading

High Liner Q2 sales up, but profits down

High Liner Q2 sales up, but profits down

HIGH Liner Foods, North America’s largest processor  and marketer of value added frozen seafood products has reporter a US $8-million increase in sales to $232.4 million for the second quarter of this year. Sales in Canadian currency totalled $254.9 million. However, the gross profit fell by US $8.9 million to $37.8 million. The company saidContinue Reading

Royal opening for Aqua Nor

Royal opening for Aqua Nor

SALMON is the most famous Norwegian abroad, joked Norwegian fisheries minister Per Sandberg as he officially opened Aqua Nor 2017 today. Addressing the large crowd, that included Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon, the minister said aquaculture was still a young industry, albeit one that had netted US$7.8 billion in exports for Norway last year. He welcomedContinue Reading

Scottish Ace wins Norwegian award

Scottish Ace wins Norwegian award

THE pioneering Scottish technical company Ace Aquatec has won the coveted Aqua Nor innovation award for its pipeline in-water electric stunner, it was announced during the show’s opening ceremony this morning. Nathan Pyne-Carter, managing director of the Dingwall based firm, was at the Trondheim exhibition to receive the award, and a cheque, from Norwegian fisheriesContinue Reading

Foodservice giant backs seafood coalition

Foodservice giant backs seafood coalition

COMPASS  UK & Ireland has become the  first major food foodservice company to join the Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC), the organisation committed to voluntary codes of conduct regarding the sourcing and labelling of all seafood products. Compass said that by joining the SSC,  it now had to ensure that all fish products are sourced withContinue Reading

Major changes in fishing safety on way

Major changes in fishing safety on way

BRITAIN’S fishing  federations are planning to develop  a voluntary safety management system in preparation for one of the biggest changes the industry has faced in this area  for a long time. Known technically as the  ILO C188 Work in Fishing Convention, it is due out early next year and will apply to  every fisherman andContinue Reading

Jobs boost with feed barge deal

Jobs boost with feed barge deal

GAEL Force has secured a contract to supply a series of feed barges to Marine Harvest, the largest ever single order for the Inverness based supplier. The initial deal for three new SeaMate concrete barges will create an extra 20 jobs at Gael Force, doubling capacity at its manufacturing facility. Marine Harvest Scotland had already takenContinue Reading