Author Archives: Andrew Balahura

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

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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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

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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

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

Fishupdate briefing Friday February 23rd

Fishupdate briefing Friday February 23rd

  ENERGY WORLD FIRST FOR NEW WELLBOAT THE Norwegian company Nordlaks is building the world’s first wellboat powered by Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion and a battery pack. It says the development will  provide significant environmental and climate benefits. Emissions of Co2 are reduced by 30 per cent and  by 90 per cent for NoXContinue Reading

Young’s in fish cake recall

Young’s in fish cake recall

YOUNG’S Seafood is recalling some of  its Chip Shop range fish cakes because they have been found to contain plastic and metal. The Food Standards Agency says the products are ‘unsafe to eat’. The recall applies only to packs of six fish cakes sold in the frozen food chains Farmfoods and Heron Foods. No otherContinue Reading