Category Archives: Aquaculture

Feed main driver in salmon costs

Feed main driver in salmon costs

PRODUCTION costs for Norway’s aquaculture industry rose by 50 per cent in the four years between 2012 and 2016, reports Nofima, Norway’s Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research. And the main culprit seems to be the rising price of fish feed. Nofima researchers Audun Iversen and Øystein Hermansen said the increasing cost of fighting salmonContinue Reading

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Aquaculture debate goes nationwide

Aquaculture debate goes nationwide

NORWAY’S ongoing debate about how plans for huge future growth in aquaculture should be managed has taken on a nationwide focus. During the last few days and into this week, more than 20 organisations from the industry, research groups and the environment have been holding a series of dialogue meetings in Oslo so they can give their views on howContinue Reading

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Young’s welcomes new executives

Young’s welcomes new executives

YOUNG’S Seafood today announced the appointment of Duncan McIntyre as group operations director. He has worked in the food and consumer facing industries for 26 years. Prior to joining Young’s Seafood, he was a supply chain director at Nomad Foods, where he was responsible for the manufacturing process and distribution of finished goods, turning overContinue Reading

Top apprentices make awards shortlist

Top apprentices make awards shortlist

AQUACULTURE finalists Scott Forder and Alan Tangny have been shortlisted for Lantra Scotland’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards. Scott, aged 26 from Kinlochewe, has been doing a Modern Apprenticeship in Aquaculture through Inverness College UHI, while working for Marine Harvest. He first became interested in salmon farming through family and friends whoContinue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing, Friday, January 19

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, January 19

A restaurant near Liverpool has hit back in style after a woman customer complained on Facebook about paying £8 for fish and chips. She said the meal ‘was lovely’ but asked the Oxton Bar and Kitchen to explain its prices. According to the Liverpool Echo, the restaurant was happy to oblige, pointing out that ‘our nastyContinue Reading

London seafood summit on Brexit impact

London seafood summit on Brexit impact

THE Norwegian Seafood Council is hosting a major summit in London next week to prepare for the challenges posed by Brexit. More than 120 representatives from the Norwegian and British seafood industries will meet at the Berkeley Hotel on Wednesday to discuss what is likely to happen to trade when the UK leaves the EU in March next year.Continue Reading

MH wins go ahead for wrasse hatchery

MH wins go ahead for wrasse hatchery

MARINE Harvest has won planning consent to build a wrasse hatchery in Machrihanish that will help meet the growing demand for farmed cleaner fish. Plans for the 20,000sq m plant were first mooted two years ago but met with opposition from a local conservation group. However, support for the project, which will create up toContinue Reading

Newfoundland deal good Choice says Grieg

Newfoundland deal good Choice says Grieg

THE Grieg Group and Canada’s Ocean Choice International (OCI) have finalised an ownership agreement to develop the large Placentia Bay Aquaculture Project in Newfoundland. A statement from Grieg said the deal blended its experience in the salmon industry with OCI’s expertise in seafood processing and marketing. Under the agreement, OCI will handle the processing of products farmed at one of the elevenContinue Reading

SSC partners with genetics expert

SSC partners with genetics expert

THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has signed an agreement with breeding technology company Hendrix Genetics, it announced today. The move will support the development of SSC’s broodstock and freshwater programmes. Craig Anderson (pictured), chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Company, said: ‘This agreement marks an important step forward for our innovative Native Hebridean salmon broodstockContinue Reading

Marine Harvest last quarter profits drop

Marine Harvest last quarter profits drop

MARINE Harvest’s operating profit for the final quarter of 2017 was €177 million, down from €259 million in the same period in 2016. The company’s profits for the third quarter of 2017 were €194 million. The Faroe Islands had the highest EBIT per kilo at €3 while Ireland recorded €2.75, harvesting respectively 4,000 tonnes and 2,500Continue Reading