Category Archives: Aquaculture

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

Norway urged to process more of its fish

Norway urged to process more of its fish

NORWEGIAN fishing and salmon farming companies are facing growing demands to process more of the fish produce at home. Part of the crusade is environmentally based and part is on economic grounds because changing tactics would not only reduce the carbon footprint, but it would create hundreds of local jobs. In Britain, the practice isContinue Reading

Israelis build RAS salmon plant in Russia

Israelis build RAS salmon plant in Russia

THE Israeli RAS (recirculating aquaculture system) specialist AquaMaof is building a land-based salmon farm in Russia, which will receive its first eggs towards the end of next year. The 2,500 tonne, €25 million project, financed by local investors, will include a hatchery, nursery, and full grow-out areas. AquaMaof CEO David Hazut said: ‘We are extremelyContinue Reading

Advice for processors on trade deal

Advice for processors on trade deal

SEAFISH has released a new resource to support the seafood production industry in preparing for trade issues around Brexit. The information note summarises a report prepared by Global Counsel, which proposes how Rules of Origin could work in any future Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the UK and the EU. Seafish says the protocols forContinue Reading

Fishupdate briefing Friday December 7th

Fishupdate briefing Friday December 7th

COD MAY HELP PEOPLE WITH KIDNEY PROBLEMS RESEARCHERS at the University of Bergen in Norway believe that eating cod can help people with obesity related  kidney or renal  problems. They have recently carried out a study using overweight rats who were fed a quarter of their protein using cod over a period of four weeks.Continue Reading