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Young eat 50% less fish than grandparents

Young eat 50% less fish than grandparents

YOUNG people are eating half the amount of fish that their grandparents’ generation consumed, according to research. Inadequate cooking skills are thought to be behind the decline among 18-34-year-olds, with only a quarter of millennials saying they felt very confident cooking seafood at home. The findings, from industry body Seafish, follow a recent report byContinue Reading

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Taking stock of wild salmon

Taking stock of wild salmon

A NEW scheme aimed at boosting stocks of wild salmon is explained in a special Fish Farmer podcast by Jon Gibb, fishery manager of the River Lochy and director of the Lochaber District Salmon Fishery Board. Working with Mowi, Scotland’s biggest salmon farmer, Gibb and his team have launched a new approach to restocking, thoughtContinue Reading

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Mowi buys Anglesey lumpfish farm

Mowi buys Anglesey lumpfish farm

THE Welsh lumpfish farmer, Ocean Matters, has been bought by Mowi Scotland, effective from April 15, the company confirmed today. The facility, in Penmon, Anglesey, North Wales, has the capacity to produce two million of the cleaner fish, which it has been supplying to the salmon farming industry in Scotland to control sea lice. ItsContinue Reading

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Loch Duart up for export prize

Loch Duart up for export prize

SCOTTISH salmon farmer Loch Duart has been shortlisted as Exporter of the Year in the 2019 Insider Made in Scotland Awards. The independent Scottish business, which farms in Sutherland and the Uists, has seen export sales increase by 68 per cent over the last two financial years to an all-time high for the business. LochContinue Reading

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Whale watchers oppose Iceland fish farm

Whale watchers oppose Iceland fish farm

SOME of Iceland’s salmon farmers are facing a new and unusual source of opposition to their growth plans. Whale watchers and the tour companies that take them out to sea are challenging a proposal by AkvaFuture to produce up to 20,000 tonnes of fish in Eyjafjörður, in the north of the country. The plan isContinue Reading

Salmon medicated to beat the blues

Salmon medicated to beat the blues

SALMON may be vulnerable to a bout of the ‘blues’, with symptoms similar to those suffered by humans, a leading Norwegian marine scientist has suggested. The researcher, Øyvind Øverli, has discovered that some farmed salmon in cages have shown signs of depression familiar in mammals, such as stopping eating or becoming less active. This canContinue Reading

Mowi reports Q1 earnings rise

Mowi reports Q1 earnings rise

MOWI has reported increased earnings and higher than estimated volumes in the first quarter of 2019. The firm’s preliminary operational earnings before interest and tax rose 23 per cent year-on-year to 194 million euros for the January to March quarter, up from EUR 158 million in the same period last year. Mowi’s output was 104,000Continue Reading

Mowi marks manager’s 30 years

Mowi marks manager’s 30 years

MOWI Scotland seawater manager David MacGillivray marked 30 years with the company last week in a special ceremony, complete with cake. He was presented with his long service award by Mowi farming operations director Gideon Pringle, at the company’s Fort William headquarters. MacGillivray (nicknamed ‘Bodger’ by his colleagues) started working for Mowi, formerly Marine Harvest,Continue Reading

Grieg spells out Shetland lice plans

Grieg spells out Shetland lice plans

GRIEG Seafood has outlined the measures it is taking to overcome some of the biological problems facing its Shetland operations. Writing in the company’s annual report, CEO Andreas Kvame said: ‘Unfortunately, we got a hit back (in Shetland) to 2016 levels. ‘Mortality was caused by the diseases winter ulcers and furunculosis, along with gill andContinue Reading

Salmon farmer’s fruitful investment

Salmon farmer’s fruitful investment

THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has invested £10 million in its freshwater operations, with the aim of increasing smolt production as it grows its business. Among freshwater projects announced today is the new facility in the Applecross estate in Wester Ross, Applecross Kishorn, due to be completed in 2020 and creating a ‘centre of excellenceContinue Reading