FishUpdate Briefing Friday July 28th

FishUpdate Briefing Friday July 28th

GOLDEN TIME FOR REDFISH GOLDEN redfish, one of Iceland’s lesser  known species in the UK  but popular in Germany is being found in abundance, the country’s fishing fleet is reporting back. Heimir Guðbjörnsson, skipper of HB Grandi’s trawler Helga Maria , said: “It has been going well and there is an unusual amount of redfishContinue Reading

Marel reports strong Q2 order book

Marel reports strong Q2 order book

A STRONG order book helped Marel, the  leading global provider of advances seafood and food processing systems, deliver solid second  quarter results, although  they were down on the same period last year. The company reported Q2 revenues 244 million euros (264.2 million euros in Q2 2016) The EBITDA was 44.2 million euros or 18.1 perContinue Reading

Grimsby area MPs given key fishing posts

Grimsby area MPs given key fishing posts

GRIMSBY MP  Melanie Onn has been chosen to  take a leading  role in helping to shape the future of Britain’s post-Brexit fishing industry. She has just been elected to chairman the House of Commons  chair the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Fisheries. This influential  cross-party group of MPs regularly meets to take evidence from key playersContinue Reading

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Global Salmon Initiative welcomes four new members

Global Salmon Initiative welcomes four new members

THE Global Salmon Initiative has strengthened its  presence with the acceptance  of four new members. They are  the Chilean company Australis Seafoods and the three Norwegian breeding companies –  Bjørøya, Midt-Norsk Havbruk AS and Nova Sea AS. The addition brings the GSI membership t0 16 farming companies and eight associate members. The Global Salmon InitiativeContinue Reading

Saucy Fish nets AmzaonFresh deal

Saucy Fish nets AmzaonFresh deal

The Saucy Fish Co. has secured another key listing for their new frozen range in the UK, following the success of a nationwide Sainsbury’s launch in February. The grocery delivery service AmazonFresh will sell The Saucy Fish Co.’s range of five frozen fish products, from this week. Available products include Salmon with Chilli, Lime &Continue Reading

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Baltic company buys two UK high end salmon businesses

Baltic company buys two UK high end salmon businesses

TWO artisan British  companies specialising in  high quality smoked salmon products  have been  bought by the Baltic region’s  fastest growing seafood company. AS PR Foods,  based in the Estonian  capital, Tallinn, has acquires John Ross Jr of Aberdeen and the Gloucestershire business Coln Valley Smokery which is part of the JRJ group. Reports suggest theContinue Reading

Salmon Prices Drop as Europeans jet off on holiday

Salmon Prices Drop as Europeans jet off on holiday

NORWEGIAN salmon prices have dropped significantly  during the past week. The main reason is thought to be a slump  in demand    as millions of European take  off on summer holiday. But there is also evidence of consumer resistance to the high shop prices seen earlier in the year. Prices this week are expected to dropContinue Reading

“We told you so” on Irish Sea, say fishermen

“We told you so” on Irish Sea, say fishermen

FISH stocks in the Irish Sea are in far better shape than scientists have been suggesting – and a key industry body he said the news has brought a smug smile to faces of fishermen. The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations said: “I told you so” is rarely an attractive phrase. But it is difficultContinue Reading

Brexit “not all plain sailing” – academics warn

Brexit “not all plain sailing” – academics warn

TWO leading academics have suggested that the UK’s  hand in Brexit fishing negotiations, while delivering some benefits, was  not as strong as some people make out. Ian  Goulding from the European specialist fisheries consultancy Megapesca Lda. and Professor Dorota Szalaj from the University of Lisbon,  presented an important  paper on the impact of Brexit at the weekend.Continue Reading

Fish Update briefing Friday July 21st

Fish Update briefing Friday July 21st

PILL MAKES FISH CHANGE SEX A call has gone out for tougher controls on the disposal of chemicals cause male  fish to take on female characteristics. Professor Charles Tyler of Exeter University  has warned that scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the consequences of thousands of waste substances now being dumped into rivers and theContinue Reading

Young’s teams up with TVs Ruth Langsford

Young’s teams up with TVs Ruth Langsford

Young’s Seafood , the UK’s leading fish and seafood business, has teamed up with TV presenter, Ruth Langsford, to give busy families a helping hand at dinner time. Ruth joined Young’s chef Serge Nollent to film several short, inspirational fish recipe videos that demonstrate how easy it is to create quick, tasty family meals usingContinue Reading

North Sea cod certified fully sustainable

North Sea cod certified fully sustainable

NORTH Sea cod has today been officially certified as fully sustainable and can be eaten freely. The green light, which has been expected for some time, was given by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) which has given the fishery its  all important blue tick label . The decision will provide a major boost for theContinue Reading

Seafood bosses voice Brexit fears

Seafood bosses voice Brexit fears

NORWEGIAN  seafood companies are seriously worried that the country could be left out of any Brexit deal between Britain the European Union. Similar concerns have already been expressed by fishing companies and it is sometimes forgotten that Norway supplies much of the UK’s natural gas. Tore Myhre, International Director of the Norwegian employers organisation NHO toldContinue Reading

US seafood sales and jobs show decline

US seafood sales and jobs show decline

THE US   seafood industry’s contribution to the national  economy is starting to decline, according to a new report from the NOAA, the industry watchdog authority. The NOAA – National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration – has published a Fisheries Economic Report which shows that seafood sales generated $144-billion in sales in 2015, the most recent year forContinue Reading