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Fishupdate Briefing Friday October 27th

Fishupdate Briefing Friday October 27th

FISHERMAN CHASED BY HUGE TIGER SHARK A BRITISH spear fisherman has spoken of a terrifying ordeal after he was forced to swim for several miles while being pursued by a large tiger shark. John Craig, was underwater off Western Australia state Friday when his boat was swept away due to engine problems and strong currents.Continue Reading

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Fish high on agenda as Icelanders go to polls

Fish high on agenda as Icelanders go to polls

ICELANDERS go to the polls this weekend  with fishing and future growth in fish farming playing a major role in the debates. This will be the country’s second snap election in a year following the revelation of further political scandals which, in a country of  just 330,000 people, tend to become  magnified. It also comesContinue Reading

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Brighton’s Salt Room crowned Seafood Restaurant of the Year

Brighton’s Salt Room crowned Seafood Restaurant of the Year

THE  Salt Room restaurant in Brighton, West Sussex has been named  the UK winner in the  2017 Seafood Restaurant Of The Year contest. The award, presented by Seafish and The Caterer, is designed to find the best restaurants cooking and serving delicious seafood dishes. The competition, now in its third year, was launched to highlightContinue Reading

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Iceland “can become fish farming pioneer”

Iceland “can become fish farming pioneer”

ICELAND could lead the way in truly environmentally friendly fish farming, the head of one of the country’s  innovative aquaculture  companies has said. Rögnvaldur Guðmundsson, CEO  of AkvaFuture, which  breeds salmon in  specially enclosed fish farms, was addressing a conference on the environment and nature conservation, when he spoke about Iceland’s potential to become aContinue Reading

Fishermen demand halt to oil drilling

Fishermen demand halt to oil drilling

PRESSURE is mounting on the Oslo government to halt or at least restrict exploratory oil drilling in several  important fish breeding areas. In the most recent protest, both the country’s Marine Research Institute and Fiskebat, its  Fishing Vessel Owners Federation, have said that if drilling in an area known as the Viking Bank off the coastContinue Reading

Under the sea fish restaurant planned

Under the sea fish restaurant planned

AN Oslo firm of architects has unveiled plans to construct Europe’s first undersea restaurant off the southern coast of Norway. Snøhetta, which also has an office in New York, says the project will also help to promote the country’s aquaculture and fishing traditions as well as give diners a unique insight into marine life. CustomersContinue Reading

Carbon dioxide threatening global fish stocks – study

Carbon dioxide threatening global fish stocks – study

GLOBAL fish stocks are being  threatened by carbon dioxide ( CO2) emissions, a serious  new scientific report has warned. There have been similar warnings before, but this one is quite different in that it comes from at least 250 scientists from around the world and is the result of an exhaustive eight year study. CalledContinue Reading

Seafood cafe with conscience opens in fish town

Seafood cafe with conscience opens in fish town

A seafood cafe with a difference has opened in the Yorkshire seaside and fishing resort of Scarborough. Called the Seafood Social Café, it is described as a dining establishment “with a social conscience” The project is the idea of Laura Whittle, director of Whitby Seafoods, who is planning to put the social back into caféContinue Reading

Norway bans catching large halibut

Norway bans catching large halibut

A BAN on catching  Atlantic halibut more than  two metres in size  has come into immediate effect within the Norwegian economic zone  following the discovery of high levels of “undesirable substances” in the larger sized  fish. The Norwegian Fisheries Directorate says that if fishermen catch  anything over that size  (about 100 kilos in weight) theyContinue Reading

Fisheries minister to address seafood summit

Fisheries minister to address seafood summit

FISHERIES minister George Eustice and Iceland’s ambassador to the UK, Thordur Aegir Oskarsson, have been confirmed as speakers for the seventh annual Humber Seafood Summit, which will take place in Grimsby and its seaside neighbour, Cleethorpes, next month. Eustice, who will deliver his welcome via video, and Oskarsson will address more than 200 delegates atContinue Reading