Author Archives: Jenny Hjul

How aquaculture can aid mental health

How aquaculture can aid mental health

A DEFICIENCY of omega 3 in diets is linked to an increase in mental disorders, a decline in IQ and a rise in anti-social behaviour. This was one of the conclusions drawn by Michael Crawford, of Imperial College London, in the opening session of Aquaculture Europe 2017, being held this week in Dubrovnik. Crawford –Continue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Front Page News
Climate change ‘harming fish stocks’

Climate change ‘harming fish stocks’

CLIMATE change is impacting on the global distribution of fish stocks, Iceland’s fisheries minister has told an international conference on the state of the world’s seas and oceans. Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir (pictured) was addressing  the Our Oceans summit in Malta where the guest speakers included Prince Charles. She said only  responsible, robust and flexible fisheries management was ableContinue Reading

Filed Under: Catching, Catching News, Front Page News
Go ahead for Nordic seafood deal

Go ahead for Nordic seafood deal

THE expanding Scandinavian seafood company Insula has been given the go-ahead  to acquire yet another business. The Norwegian Competition Authority says it can proceed with its plan to purchase the seafood businesses of the food company Apetit, based in Finland, Sweden and Norway. The figure has not been disclosed, but it hopes to complete the deal,Continue Reading

Saucy Fish owners sold for £80.8 million

Saucy Fish owners sold for £80.8 million

THE Icelandic Group has agreed the sale for cash of its Grimsby based subsidiary Icelandic Seachill to the Hilton Food Group, a specialist international meat packing business, in a deal worth  £80.8 million. Final completion is expected next month. Icelandic said the Seachill sale process, announced by its main board in April this year, received significant interest from multipleContinue Reading

Faroes in Turkish trade deal

Faroes in Turkish trade deal

THE Faroe Islands look set to benefit from a significant increase in seafood  exports – both farmed and wild caught – following the completion of a free trade agreement with Turkey. From the beginning of next month tariffs of 30 per cent for fish entering the Turkish market will be removed. Poul Michelsen, the Faroese Minister forContinue Reading

Belfast seafood supplier moves into Tesco

Belfast seafood supplier moves into Tesco

A NORTHERN Ireland seafood supplier has set up a retail business in one of Tesco’s large superstores. The move is unusual because Tesco normally operates its own in-store fishmongers, but Keenan Seafood of Belfast will be doing the job itself at the Tesco Newtownbreda’s Extra, offering dozens of different lines in fish.  It is also taking on fiveContinue Reading

Breakthrough in breeding sterile salmon

Breakthrough in breeding sterile salmon

THE Norwegian food research organisation Nofima has cracked the code which will allow salmon farmers to produce sterile fish. The breakthrough, which has taken more than 10 years to achieve, is not only expected to bring environmental and welfare benefits, but should also help allay contamination fears on wild fish when farmed salmon escape, which has longContinue Reading

Monday, October 16, fish prices from Lerwick market

Monday, October 16, fish prices from Lerwick market

FISH MARKET PRICES SHETLAND WEEK 42 Monday 16th October 2017 9 BOATS LANDED 2350 BOXES Sunrise, Denise, Fairway, Courageous, Arcturus, Venturous, Avrella, Venture, Devotion SPECIES GRADE VOLUME MAXIMUM AVERAGE kgs PRICE PRICE £ per kg £ per kg CATS 570 3.63 3.54 COD 1 898 3.82 3.73 COD 2 10213 3.82 3.63 COD 3 7239Continue Reading

Monday, October 16, fish prices from Grimsby market

Monday, October 16, fish prices from Grimsby market

FISH PRICES  MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2017 TOTAL BOXES FOR SALE 2321 TODAY KILOS: 116050 WE DO NOT BUY OR SELL FISH THIS IS A ROUGH GUIDE ONLY – Prices are in £ per kilo  Vessels Overland Norwegian Icelandic Other – 144 18 1881 278   SPECIES Size Low High Low High Low High COD 1 Large 3.50 3.80Continue Reading

Monday, October 16, fish prices from Peterhead market

Monday, October 16, fish prices from Peterhead market

PETERHEAD FISH PRICES Monday 16.10.2017 Boats 16 Consignments 12 Boxes 7057 Cod Large £3.00 – £3.70 Cod Medium £2.90 – £3.10 Cod Selected £2.80 – £3.40 Cod Small £2.50 – £3.40 Haddock Large £2.50 – £2.90 Haddock Medium £2.50 – £2.90 Haddock Selected £2.50 – £2.90 Seed £2.20 – £2.65 Chippers £1.50 – £2.00 MetrosContinue Reading