Wrasse get passports to travel to show

Wrasse get passports to travel to show

Wester Ross Salmon boss Gilpin Bradley was taking no chances this year with his precious cargo of wrasse, attending Seafood Expo for the second time. Last year, he transported the live fish, along with a variety of other marine life found around the farms, by train – first class, of course. It was quite anContinue Reading

St James Smokehouse to buy Pinneys

St James Smokehouse to buy Pinneys

THE owner of the award winning Scottish salmon company St James Smokehouse said speculation that he was planning to buy Pinneys was correct. Brendan Maher (pictured) said he and his factory manager, Leo Sprott, had spent 10 hours at the factory in Annan, which Young’s Seafood has put up for sale. ‘We spent 10 hoursContinue Reading

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Beast From East chills fish sales – report

Beast From East chills fish sales – report

THE first three months of this year have been difficult for fish along with other  key proteins such as meat and poultry, says Kantar World panel, the international consumer data company. The icy blasts in February and March from the so called Beast From The East “played havoc with normal shopping patterns”  as the numberContinue Reading

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South Korean seafood exports soar

South Korean seafood exports soar

SOUTH  Korea’s growing influence on the global seafood scene has been strengthened by the news that its fish exports soared by more than 16 per cent during the first three months of this year. The country’s Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans said sales were helped by a strong demand for tuna and a particularly KoreanContinue Reading

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Minister champions salmon sector’s growth

Minister champions salmon sector’s growth

SCOTLAND’S salmon farmers were given wholehearted backing by rural affairs minister Fergus Ewing last night as he championed their plans for growth. Seafood is very important to Scotland and food and drink are the most rapidly growing sector of the economy. Scottish salmon was worth £600 million in exports last year, said Ewing, Cabinet SecretaryContinue Reading

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Scottish seafood ‘open for business’

Scottish seafood ‘open for business’

SCOTTISH seafood companies were hoping to secure millions of pounds of new business as the Seafood Expo got underway in Brussels this morning. Some 21 Scottish companies have stand space within the Scotland pavilion in Hall 9, while an additional 21 firms are attending independently, all vying for new export contracts. Last year, Scottish businessesContinue Reading

Aldi tops sustainable fish list

Aldi tops sustainable fish list

THE discount retailer Aldi has been named as the UK supermarket chain with the best record of stocking the highest proportion of sustainable seafood, says the Marine Stewardship Council. It is even beating high end retailers such as Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. The MSC, which is the international body that sets fishing standards aroundContinue Reading

John West owners joins ghost gear fight

John West owners joins ghost gear fight

THE Thai  Union Group,  one of the world’s largest seafood companies, has joined forces with the Global Ghost Gear Initiative  in a drive to reduce the growing problem of abandoned and discarded fishing gear  worldwide. The  global ghost initiative (GGGI)  is an alliance founded by World Animal Protection, dedicated to tackling the problem of ghostContinue Reading

Salmon market surprisingly robust says DNB

Salmon market surprisingly robust says DNB

DESPITE the volatility of salmon prices, the robustness of the market has surprised analysts, DNB’s Alexander Aukner told an audience of producers and traders at the DNB/Fish Pool seminar on the eve of the Seafood Expo. Aukner, an equity analyst at the Norwegian bank, said the ‘super cycle’ is set to continue, prices are atContinue Reading

Norway PM hails aquaculture success

Norway PM hails aquaculture success

NORWAY’S prime minister, Erna Solberg, has said the country needs to develop an aquaculture industry that can deliver food and economic values ​​within an acceptable footprint. She was speaking at the Havbruck 2018 conference, which gathered the fish farming industry, along with researchers and politicians, for key discussion on future policy. The main theme of thisContinue Reading

Fashion chain owner ‘eyeing Young’s’

Fashion chain owner ‘eyeing Young’s’

THE private equity company Sun Capital Partners, whose portfolio includes the women’s fashion chain Bonmarche and the UK bed maker Dreams, is reported to be considering a bid for Young’s Seafood. The current private equity owners announced on Thursday that Britain’s largest seafood business was being put up for sale. No price tag has beenContinue Reading

Queen’s Award for Scottish Ace

Queen’s Award for Scottish Ace

DUNDEE based company Ace Aquatec has received a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category, it was announced today. The company’s managing director, Nathan Pyne-Carter (pictured), said the award is specifically for growth and innovation in seal deterrent systems, recognising significant investment in research and development, and benefits to the aquaculture industry fromContinue Reading

Fishupdate Briefing Friday April 20th

Fishupdate Briefing Friday April 20th

CHINA HUNGRY FOR US LOBSTER CHINA and the United States may be gearing up for a trade war, but the dispute hasn’t stopped Chinese ‘s hunger for American lobsters. And the demand is helping keep prices high for US domestic . consumers. However,  a tariff on the seafood by Beijing  is not thought to beContinue Reading

Young’s Seafood up for sale

Young’s Seafood up for sale

YOUNG’S, Britain’s largest seafood company, has formally announced that the business is to be put up for sale. And it is almost certain to attract widespread interest from at home and abroad. The news came in a statement yesterday from the parent company, Lion capital, which is owned by the private equity firm HPS Investment Partners (UK),Continue Reading