BioMar hit by Norway competition

BioMar hit by Norway competition

FEED company BioMar’s half-year report reveals a decline in its salmon market, although there was better performance in shrimp. Overall, the group had improved sales and stronger EBITDA compared to H1 2017, with volume up by eight per cent, driven mainly by the new shrimp business unit, Alimentsa, in Ecuador, The group expects to reachContinue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing, Friday, August 17

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, August 17

HISTORIC VENICE FISH MARKET UNDER THREAT VENICE Fish Market, one of the oldest of kind in the world, is under threat. The Rialto market opened 921 years ago in 1097 and became a symbol of the city’s commercial dynamism. But the number of fish merchants has been declining and now there are barely a handfulContinue Reading

Salmon farmer a top investor in people

Salmon farmer a top investor in people

INVESTMENT in jobs and skills within Scotland’s rural communities has helped earn one of the country’s leading salmon farmers a rare accolade. Scottish Sea Farms has won an Investors in People (IIP) platinum accreditation, the highest possible IIP status. At the same time, the company has retained its Investors in Young People Good Practice AwardContinue Reading

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Sharing salmon expertise a ‘win-win’

Sharing salmon expertise a ‘win-win’

THE Global Salmon Initiative, set up to improve sustainability in the sector, marked its fifth anniversary yesterday. The group, which now represents 50 per cent of world salmon production, brings together the CEOs of many of the biggest farming companies, as well as feed and pharmaceutical interests, to shape the future direction of the industry.Continue Reading

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Morrison moves to Europharma

Morrison moves to Europharma

CAMPBELL Morrison, a familiar face at MSD Animal Health for years, has joined Europharma, one of the UK’s leading developers of fish health and welfare programmes. He brings a wealth of experience in the aquaculture industry to his new position as key account manager. Based at Europharma’s Clydebank headquarters, he will play a leading roleContinue Reading

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Sturgeon hosts ‘valuable’ seafood summit

Sturgeon hosts ‘valuable’ seafood summit

A SEAFOOD summit organised by Nicola Sturgeon today focused on long-term growth opportunities, investing in capacity, and building Scotland’s brand at home and abroad. It was described on Twitter by Food and Drink Scotland boss James Withers as a ‘valuable meeting’, and it involved all sections of Scotland’s fisheries industry, including aquaculture. Concern has beenContinue Reading

Work to start on Tasmania feed plant

Work to start on Tasmania feed plant

FEED company BioMar’s proposed new facility in Tasmania has won the final seal of approval from the local authority and the 14-month construction phase can begin. The company announced plans last December to develop the AUS $56 million aquaculture feed production plant in response to the growth of the sector in Australia. The factory atContinue Reading

Search is on for top Scottish shucker

Search is on for top Scottish shucker

By Kenny Smith SCOTTISH chefs, oyster growers, producers, fishermen and industry specialists will head to Stranraer next month in a bid to become the 2018 Scottish Oyster Shucking Champion. Organised by Seafood Scotland, the Scottish Oyster Shucking Championships return for the second year and will see shuckers from across the country compete against each otherContinue Reading

Seafood chief’s ‘ethos will live on’

Seafood chief’s ‘ethos will live on’

MARINE Products Scotland (MPS) managing director Angus MacKenzie has died following a short illness, the company announced this morning. Born and raised on the Isle of Lewis, MacKenzie founded MPS in 2002. Working within the seafood industry for more than 30 years, he was a pioneering figure, with experience in many species before specialising inContinue Reading

Coast Seafood profits up almost 20 per cent

Coast Seafood profits up almost 20 per cent

THE Coast Seafood group, one of the world’s largest independent salmon and trout sales companies, has announced a major increase in operating profits for 2017. The Norwegian based company, which boasts that it exports seafood to the world, reported sales of 4.3 billion kroners, the same total as the previous year. But operating profits jumpedContinue Reading

Prize supplier up for three awards

Prize supplier up for three awards

INVERNESS based Gael Force Group has been shortlisted for three prizes at the annual Highland Business Awards. The leading aquaculture supplier has been recognised in the Outstanding Performing Business for 25+ employees and Inverness and Ross-shire Business of the Year categories. And Gael Force’s group managing director and founder, Stewart Graham, is up for theContinue Reading