Author Archives: Jenny Hjul

Fish message goes to kindergartens

Fish message goes to kindergartens

NORWAY has turned to the kindergarten in an attempt to halt a decline in fish consumption among its young people. The country may be the world’s largest cod and salmon producer, but youngsters are turning away from seafood in worrying numbers. ‘Now the Nofima Research Institute, based in Tromsø, has launched a project called FutureContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Catching News, Front Page News, Processing
BC salmon farmers to close sites

BC salmon farmers to close sites

AT least ten net pen fish farms in British Columbia are to be voluntarily closed or relocated in an effort to create a migration path for wild salmon. Described as a ground-breaking agreement, it involves two major companies, Marine Harvest and Cermaq, and the federal and state governments and the First Nations which represents nativeContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Front Page News
Fish Update Briefing, Friday, December 14

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, December 14

POLAR SEAFOOD FOUNDER FOUND DEAD ANDERS Jonas Brøns, the 68-year-old founder of Greenland based Polar Seafood, has been found dead near the harbour of Aalborgin, Denmark. His death is thought to be either accidental or due to natural causes. He launched Polar Seafood in 1984 as the sales and marketing company for a number ofContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Catching, Catching News, Front Page News, Markets, Processing
Aquaculture awards go annual and global

Aquaculture awards go annual and global

THE Aquaculture Awards held in Aviemore last May are to become an annual event, with a date already fixed for May, 2019. They will also be thrown open to a wider audience, with global aquaculture companies invited to compete. The organiser, 5m Publishing, announced the new date for the Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards, to beContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Front Page News
Third of salmon farming staff under 30

Third of salmon farming staff under 30

A THIRD of the workforce in Scotland’s salmon farming sector are under the age of 30, according to a new report published today by the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO). The majority work in Highlands and Islands communities, employed on farms, and in engineering, veterinary, processing, sales and marketing, and HR roles, as well asContinue Reading

Shellfish reaping rich rewards

Shellfish reaping rich rewards

SHELLFISH is proving to be the new ‘gold’ for many of Norway’s fishermen, the latest export figures show. Exports of king crab leapt by more than 40 per cent in both volume and value last month. They totalled almost 200 tonnes and were worth NOK 58 million – 45 per cent more than the returnsContinue Reading

Tuesday, December 11, fish prices from Peterhead market

Tuesday, December 11, fish prices from Peterhead market

Boats 9 Consignments 6 Boxes 8456 Cod Large £2.80 – £3.60 Cod Medium £2.65 – £3.10 Cod Selected £2.50 – £2.80 Cod Small £1.60 – £2.20 Haddock Large £2.25 – £2.40 Haddock Medium £2.20 – £2.55 Haddock Selected £2.10 – £2.40 Seed £2.00 – £2.20 Chippers £1.50 – £2.10 Metros £1.00 – £1.75 Round HaddockContinue Reading

Tuesday, December 11, fish prices from Lerwick market

Tuesday, December 11, fish prices from Lerwick market

FISH MARKET PRICES SHETLAND Tuesday 11th December 2018 5 BOATS LANDED 1393 BOXES Avrella, Sharyn Louise, Prolific, Tranquilty, Opportune SPECIES GRADE VOLUME MAXIMUM AVERAGE kgs PRICE PRICE £ per kg £ per kg CATS COD 1 405 3.18 3.09 COD 2 11789 3.22 2.97 COD 3 5777 3.13 2.75 COD 4 3698 2.51 2.25 CODContinue Reading

Iceland fish firm’s profits down

Iceland fish firm’s profits down

HB Grandi, Iceland’s second largest fishing and fish processing company, has announced reduced revenues and operating profits for the first nine months of this year. Income for the period totalled €149.2 million (£132.7 million) compared to €158 million (£141 million) in the previous year. The EBITDA was €24.1 million (£21.4 million), which represents about 16.2Continue Reading