Author Archives: Jenny Hjul

New Thermolicer halves treatment time

New Thermolicer halves treatment time

A NEW generation Thermolicer that will shorten treatment times, increase capacity and be much gentler on fish is in the final stages of development by Norway’s Steinsvik. The company’s mechanical delousing machines have proven effective in Scotland and Norway in helping to address the parasite problem, but concerns have been raised over the impact ofContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Front Page News
Driving Force in Scottish supply chain

Driving Force in Scottish supply chain

GAEL Force will double capacity in its yard following new orders for its SeaMate 400 tonne feed barges, including an initial three for Marine Harvest Scotland, announced earlier this week. Stewart Graham, Gael Force managing director, said he also had two feed barge orders for Loch Duart, one which was due to be delivered imminentlyContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Front Page News
Bigger salmon sites the way forward

Bigger salmon sites the way forward

SCOTLAND could grow its aquaculture sector if it increased the scale of its farms in line with some Norwegian models. This was the message from Scottish Sea Farms managing director Jim Gallagher, who took a party of aquaculture officials on a tour of a SalMar farm in Norway this week. The site, at Froya –Continue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Catching News, Front Page News
Royal opening for Aqua Nor

Royal opening for Aqua Nor

SALMON is the most famous Norwegian abroad, joked Norwegian fisheries minister Per Sandberg as he officially opened Aqua Nor 2017 today. Addressing the large crowd, that included Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon, the minister said aquaculture was still a young industry, albeit one that had netted US$7.8 billion in exports for Norway last year. He welcomedContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Front Page News
Scottish Ace wins Norwegian award

Scottish Ace wins Norwegian award

THE pioneering Scottish technical company Ace Aquatec has won the coveted Aqua Nor innovation award for its pipeline in-water electric stunner, it was announced during the show’s opening ceremony this morning. Nathan Pyne-Carter, managing director of the Dingwall based firm, was at the Trondheim exhibition to receive the award, and a cheque, from Norwegian fisheriesContinue Reading

Jobs boost with feed barge deal

Jobs boost with feed barge deal

GAEL Force has secured a contract to supply a series of feed barges to Marine Harvest, the largest ever single order for the Inverness based supplier. The initial deal for three new SeaMate concrete barges will create an extra 20 jobs at Gael Force, doubling capacity at its manufacturing facility. Marine Harvest Scotland had already takenContinue Reading

Cod exports continue to rise

Cod exports continue to rise

DEMAND for Norwegian cod – both fresh and frozen – is rising sharply, the latest figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council show. The country’s fishermen exported 3,100 tonnes of fresh cod, including fillets, worth NOK 77 million last month. Volumes were up by 1,100 tonnes or 52 per cent on the July last year while the valueContinue Reading

‘UK addicted to us’ says Sandberg

‘UK addicted to us’ says Sandberg

NORWAY’S fisheries minister Per Sandberg said he is not overly worried about the impact of Brexit on his country’s seafood industry. His views, however, differ from those made by number of economists and fishing leaders in recent months. They have been urging Oslo to secure a post Brexit deal with the UK as soon as possible.Continue Reading

Friday, August 11, fish prices from Peterhead market

Friday, August 11, fish prices from Peterhead market

PETERHEAD FISH PRICES 11. 8. 2017 Boats 13 Consignments 7 Boxes 6436 mackerel Cod Large £3.00 – 3.60 Cod Medium £3.00 – 3.40 Cod Selected £2.80 – 3.20 Cod Small £2.50 – 3.50 Haddock Large £2.25 – 2.80 Haddock Medium £2.10 – 2.60 Haddock Selected £2.80 – 3.30 Seed £2.40 – 3.30 Chippers £1.70 –Continue Reading