Author Archives: Jenny Hjul

Vet medicine warning with ‘no deal’

Vet medicine warning with ‘no deal’

THE body representing the UK animal health industry has urged politicians to work together to agree a Brexit resolution and provide more certainty for the sector. Companies are finalising plans to ensure supply of vital veterinary medicines within the UK, as the March 29 deadline for exiting the EU approaches, said NOAH (the National OfficeContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Front Page News
Bid to find top young seafood chef

Bid to find top young seafood chef

THE search to find Britain’s best young seafood chef for 2019 has begun. The annual competition, now in its 17th year, encourages chefs to cook with seafood and always attracts a high calibre of student. The competition is sponsored by Seafish, the public body that supports the £10 billion UK seafood industry, and run byContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Catching News, Front Page News, Processing
Norway export fears over Brexit vote

Norway export fears over Brexit vote

THE Norwegian seafood industry has expressed alarm over future sales to the UK after last night’s crushing Brexit deal defeat in the House of Commons. Britain is Norway’s fourth largest export market for fish. It exported 148,000 tonnes in 2018, worth more than £5 billion, more than half of it salmon. Add in oil andContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Catching, Catching News, Front Page News, Markets
Prize winning Prof is new Stirling boss

Prize winning Prof is new Stirling boss

PROFESSOR Selina Stead has been appointed director of the Institute of Aquaculture at Stirling University. She takes up her new post on March 1. Stead (pictured) is currently Dean, Public Orator and Professor of Marine Governance and Environmental Science at Newcastle University, where she has worked for the past 15 years. In July 2017 sheContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Catching News, Front Page News
Iceland fish farmers join fishing body

Iceland fish farmers join fishing body

ICELAND’S fish farming companies are to join forces with the country’s main fishing organisation, which has traditionally represented the interests of the deep sea trawler companies and associated fish processing businesses. The decision was taken at an extraordinary general meeting of the Icelandic Federation of Fish Farming shortly before Christmas, but the news was onlyContinue Reading

Staff shortages force move to Vietnam

Staff shortages force move to Vietnam

A DEVON seafood firm is to send shellfish more than 8,000 miles to Vietnam for processing because it cannot find enough staff to do the job locally. The Blue Seafood Company, based in Paignton, near Torquay, and which proudly describes itself as the ‘home of Devon crab’, has said that if the experiment works out,Continue Reading

Salmon farmers issue ‘no deal’ warning

Salmon farmers issue ‘no deal’ warning

THE Scottish salmon farming sector has joined with Scotland’s £14 billion farming, food and drinks industries to urge MPs to reject a no-deal Brexit. As the Commons prepares to vote on the Prime Minister’s EU deal tomorrow, Scottish companies warn that leaving the EU without a deal would be ‘potentially catastrophic’. In an open letterContinue Reading

Iceland aquaculture income up 34 per cent

Iceland aquaculture income up 34 per cent

ICELAND’S fish farmers are celebrating a significant cent increase in earnings, reflecting the increasing pace of the country’s aquaculture sector. Their operating income rose by 34 per cent in 2017 and comes on top of a sizeable rise in 2016, reports the government information organisation Statistics Iceland. It means that earnings have more than doubledContinue Reading

Vietnam facing China farm threat

Vietnam facing China farm threat

VIETNAM’S fish farmers and seafood exporters have been warned they face a growing competitive threat from near neighbours China. The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said some Chinese enterprises are now investing heavily in pangasius farming, which until recently had been considered as a largely Vietnamese domain. The association said the developmentContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, January 11

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, January 11

NOW ‘FISH’ FINGERS GO VEGAN THE UK retailer Waitrose is launching its own brand of vegan ‘fishless’ fingers to meet the growing demand for vegan products. They are said to have a subtle fish taste and are made from tofu, with a crispy coating. The supermarket chain says it is also suitable for making aContinue Reading