Category Archives: Aquaculture

Young’s expands in US market

Young’s expands in US market

SIX months after Young’s Seafood launched its brand in the US it has announced further growth with increased distribution, new products and extensions to the existing lines. In January 2018, Young’s entered the US market in partnership with the Fishin’ Company by securing national distribution at Walmart, Sam’s Club, and several grocery chains operated byContinue Reading

Marine Harvest man marks 40 years’ service

Marine Harvest man marks 40 years’ service

MARINE Harvest purchasing manager Dave McEwan received his 40 years’ long service award at the company’s Fort William offices this week. McEwan began his career at the Invergarry hatchery and from there moved into the management of freshwater and seawater departments, before switching more recently to logistics and purchasing. Colleagues gathered from across the companyContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Front Page News
Fish Update Briefing, Friday, June 22

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, June 22

ICELAND SET TO RESUME WHALING ICELAND is to resume whaling following a two-year moratorium and in spite of strong protests from conservation groups, which have been calling for a ban on Icelandic seafood products. One boat has left for the hunting grounds and another will join the hunt next week. The quota for fin whaleContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Catching, Catching News, Front Page News, Markets, Processing
Young’s set to lose £30m Asda contract

Young’s set to lose £30m Asda contract

THE seemingly endless merry-go-round of winning and losing major fish contracts took a new turn last night with news that Young’s Seafood is poised to lose a £30 million contract with the supermarket chain ASDA. The impact on jobs is still to be assessed. The contract is in two parts – a shrimp or prawnContinue Reading

Orkney salmon farm wins top M&S prize

Orkney salmon farm wins top M&S prize

SCOTTISH Sea Farms’ team at Wyre, Orkney, has been named by M&S as its outstanding producer of the year in the Farming for the Future Awards 2018. The 1,909-tonne capacity farm, established in 2015, performs a dual role, not only rearing its own salmon from smolt to adulthood, but also acting as a nursery forContinue Reading

Aquaculture ‘driving NZ seafood exports’

Aquaculture ‘driving NZ seafood exports’

NEW Zealand’s export earnings from seafood are on the rise, with aquaculture leading the way, the country’s fisheries minister, Stuart Nash, said this week. The latest New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries’ Situation and Outlook report predicts New Zealand’s seafood export earnings will grow from (NZ) $1.8 billion to $2.1 billion by June 2022. ‘AquacultureContinue Reading

US boosts Norwegian salmon exports

US boosts Norwegian salmon exports

HIGH salmon prices continued to drive up Norwegian seafood exports last month, the most recent figures show. Overseas sales totalled 165,000 tonnes, netting the country’s fish farmers and fishermen NOK 8.5 billion. Volumes were up by 12 per cent and the value by four per cent. Asbjørn Warvik Rørtveit, analyst  at the Norwegian Seafood Council,  said:Continue Reading

Global salmon farming on the rise – ISFA

Global salmon farming on the rise – ISFA

GLOBAL salmon production is increasing rapidly, both in scope and in the number of jobs it is creating, reports the industry organisation Seafood Norway. And it is also continuing to develop at a sustainable rate. Seafood Norway cites the latest figures from the International Salmon Farmers’ Association (ISFA) which show an annual output equivalent to 17.5 billion salmon meals,Continue Reading

Scots pair crowned top seafood chefs

Scots pair crowned top seafood chefs

A SCOTTISH team has won the UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year competition for the first time, seeing off tough contenders from across the country. Jamie Cracknell, 21, and Sagar Massey, 19, who are both studying for an HNC in professional cookery at West College Scotland, were crowned champions at the final, held atContinue Reading

Benchmark earnings up in first half

Benchmark earnings up in first half

BENCHMARK Holdings reported a reduced operating loss in the six months ended March 31, 2018, from £6.7 million to £6 million. The aquaculture health, genetics and advanced nutrition business increased revenue by nine per cent to £75.7 million (H1 2017: £69.2 million). Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) increased by 91 perContinue Reading