Author Archives: Andrew Balahura

FishUpdate Briefing Friday October 5th

FishUpdate Briefing Friday October 5th

WATCHING FISH MAY “CALM NERVES” CAN a cod keep you calm? Scientists at The  Deep  in Hull are trying to prove if watching fish, turtles and sharks is beneficial for our health. Experts from York and Exeter universities have been  carrying out the experiment on visitors to the giant aquarium. Volunteers wear headsets, which trackContinue Reading

Norwegian salmon exports stall

Norwegian salmon exports stall

EXPORTS of Norwegian salmon stalled slightly last month, but for the year so far they are still well up in both volume and value. Sales during September totalled 88,200 tonnes and were worth NOK 5.7 billion, down eight per cent in volume terms but with the value at the same level as September 2017. TheContinue Reading

FishUpdate Briefing Friday September 28th

FishUpdate Briefing Friday September 28th

CANNABIS’ LOBSTER  TAKEN OFF MENU A US restaurant which found itself in the world spotlight last week over its practice of sedating its lobsters with marijuana to dull the pain of being boiled alive has now suspended the practice following official intervention. The authorities  in Maine have said they are investigating Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster PoundContinue Reading

Edinburgh Salmon Co faces closure threat

Edinburgh Salmon Co faces closure threat

A MAJOR question mark hangs  over the future of the Edinburgh Salmon Company (also known as ESCo) and with it the jobs of around  250 people after its parent owners announced  that it was considering a sale or the possible closure of the business. A press release from its owner Europeenne de la Mer, aContinue Reading

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Negative image affecting seafood recruitment – survey

Negative image affecting seafood recruitment – survey

THE negative perception of working in the seafood processing industry is one of the main barriers to recruiting enough British  staff, company chiefs have said. Their comments are contained in the latest  comprehensive Seafish quarterly update on the labour situation, first launched late last year in the light of Brexit. The result is that, for aContinue Reading

Seachill drives up meat group’s sales and profits

Seachill drives up meat group’s sales and profits

SEACHILL has helped to drive up the sales and profits of its new owner Hilton Foods, the half year results for 2018 have confirmed. The meat group Hilton, which has a global reach, paid £80-million for the Grimsby based seafood processor and owner of the successful Saucy Fish brand, in November last year. It hasContinue Reading

Go-ahead at last for Grieg Newfoundland project

Go-ahead at last for Grieg Newfoundland project

GRIEG has finally received clearance to proceed  with its planned  $250-million aquaculture project in the  Placentia Bay area of Newfoundland. As part of the project, Grieg NL Nurseries, part of the Norwegian owned Grieg group, wants to farm salmon off the coast  near the town of Marysport. It had received approval, but following objections fromContinue Reading

King crab wears export crown

King crab wears export crown

KING crab  has become the latest seafood fashion  from Norway, with catches continuing to make its fishermen big money, according to the latest exports figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council. Not only has the supply of this giant creature increased,  but exports  shot up by 71 per cent last month  and they now account forContinue Reading

Canadian seafood fraud reaches “alarming rate” – survey

Canadian seafood fraud reaches “alarming rate” – survey

THE number of fish fraud cases across Canada has now reached “alarming” levels, according to a leading environmental organisation. And it is diners who frequent the country’s restaurants who among those being ripped off the most. The group, Oceana Canada, says it has carried out its latest and  most comprehensive survey so far, collecting 382Continue Reading

Chinese tourists flocking to Yorkshire chippy

Chinese tourists flocking to Yorkshire chippy

A fish and chip restaurant in North Yorkshire has decided to  published its menu in Mandarin and Cantonese  after receiving  scores of Chinese visitors during the past few months. They have been coming in coachloads to Scotts Fish and Chips at Bilbrough near the historic city of York which in itself has been attracting thousandsContinue Reading