Top apprentices make awards shortlist

Top apprentices make awards shortlist

AQUACULTURE finalists Scott Forder and Alan Tangny have been shortlisted for Lantra Scotland’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards. Scott, aged 26 from Kinlochewe, has been doing a Modern Apprenticeship in Aquaculture through Inverness College UHI, while working for Marine Harvest. He first became interested in salmon farming through family and friends whoContinue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing, Friday, January 19

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, January 19

A restaurant near Liverpool has hit back in style after a woman customer complained on Facebook about paying £8 for fish and chips. She said the meal ‘was lovely’ but asked the Oxton Bar and Kitchen to explain its prices. According to the Liverpool Echo, the restaurant was happy to oblige, pointing out that ‘our nastyContinue Reading

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London seafood summit on Brexit impact

London seafood summit on Brexit impact

THE Norwegian Seafood Council is hosting a major summit in London next week to prepare for the challenges posed by Brexit. More than 120 representatives from the Norwegian and British seafood industries will meet at the Berkeley Hotel on Wednesday to discuss what is likely to happen to trade when the UK leaves the EU in March next year.Continue Reading

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Search resumes for missing fishermen

Search resumes for missing fishermen

THE search for two fishermen missing after their boat, the Nancy Glen, capsized in Loch Fyne last night continued at first light today. A third crew member was rescued from the water by the crew of a passing boat. The coastguards were alerted at around 6pm last night after receiving a distress call reporting that a vesselContinue Reading

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MH wins go ahead for wrasse hatchery

MH wins go ahead for wrasse hatchery

MARINE Harvest has won planning consent to build a wrasse hatchery in Machrihanish that will help meet the growing demand for farmed cleaner fish. Plans for the 20,000sq m plant were first mooted two years ago but met with opposition from a local conservation group. However, support for the project, which will create up toContinue Reading

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Public backs quick exit from CFP

Public backs quick exit from CFP

THERE is powerful public support for the UK taking back control of its fishing grounds when the country leaves the EU in March 2019, or soon afterwards. A YouGov poll commissioned by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) found that 79 per cent of voters who expressed an opinion believe the country should exit the CommonContinue Reading

Newfoundland deal good Choice says Grieg

Newfoundland deal good Choice says Grieg

THE Grieg Group and Canada’s Ocean Choice International (OCI) have finalised an ownership agreement to develop the large Placentia Bay Aquaculture Project in Newfoundland. A statement from Grieg said the deal blended its experience in the salmon industry with OCI’s expertise in seafood processing and marketing. Under the agreement, OCI will handle the processing of products farmed at one of the elevenContinue Reading

Dutch agree to halt controversial fishing

Dutch agree to halt controversial fishing

DUTCH pulse fishermen have agreed not to operate around sensitive areas of the English coast in a voluntary but landmark deal with local inshore fishermen. Both sides say the move is without prejudice to any future evidence based policies which may be adopted by the authorities, or further voluntary agreements. Pulse fishing is a technique being developedContinue Reading

SSC partners with genetics expert

SSC partners with genetics expert

THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has signed an agreement with breeding technology company Hendrix Genetics, it announced today. The move will support the development of SSC’s broodstock and freshwater programmes. Craig Anderson (pictured), chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Company, said: ‘This agreement marks an important step forward for our innovative Native Hebridean salmon broodstockContinue Reading

Marine Harvest last quarter profits drop

Marine Harvest last quarter profits drop

MARINE Harvest’s operating profit for the final quarter of 2017 was €177 million, down from €259 million in the same period in 2016. The company’s profits for the third quarter of 2017 were €194 million. The Faroe Islands had the highest EBIT per kilo at €3 while Ireland recorded €2.75, harvesting respectively 4,000 tonnes and 2,500Continue Reading

Top speakers lined up for Taiwan

Top speakers lined up for Taiwan

INNOVATION, sustainability and food safety are the themes for the World Aquaculture Society conference in Taiwan in April. Organised by the Asia Pacific Chapter of WAS and hosted by the National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), the conference and exhibition will focus on aquaculture development in the Asia Pacific region. Plenary speakers will include Dr ChingContinue Reading

Swiss ban boiling lobsters alive

Swiss ban boiling lobsters alive

SWITZERLAND has outlawed the age old restaurant culinary practice of boiling lobsters alive. From March 1, as part of new government animal protection reforms, it will be illegal for chefs to throw live lobsters into the pot. The Swiss authorities say they will only accept an electric shock or the ‘mechanical destruction’ of the lobster’s brain to renderContinue Reading

Norway PM in trade talks with Trump

Norway PM in trade talks with Trump

FEARS that the United States could impose curbs on Norwegian seafood exports have receded after Norway’s prime minister, Erna Solberg, met President Donald Trump last week. The industry and salmon producers in particular have been worried for some time that Trump’s ‘America first’ policy and the threat of high import tariffs in the form of a borderContinue Reading

Grimsby to stage seafood careers event

Grimsby to stage seafood careers event

GRIMSBY is to host a major event next month in a bid to steer more young people towards a career in food and in the seafood industry in particular. Organised by Seafish and the Grimsby Institute, the Future of Food careers conference on February 22 is also aimed at key stakeholders and employers, both on the Humber andContinue Reading