Category Archives: Aquaculture

FishUpdate Briefing Friday July 28th

FishUpdate Briefing Friday July 28th

GOLDEN TIME FOR REDFISH GOLDEN redfish, one of Iceland’s lesser  known species in the UK  but popular in Germany is being found in abundance, the country’s fishing fleet is reporting back. Heimir Guðbjörnsson, skipper of HB Grandi’s trawler Helga Maria , said: “It has been going well and there is an unusual amount of redfishContinue Reading

Marel reports strong Q2 order book

Marel reports strong Q2 order book

A STRONG order book helped Marel, the  leading global provider of advances seafood and food processing systems, deliver solid second  quarter results, although  they were down on the same period last year. The company reported Q2 revenues 244 million euros (264.2 million euros in Q2 2016) The EBITDA was 44.2 million euros or 18.1 perContinue Reading

Global Salmon Initiative welcomes four new members

Global Salmon Initiative welcomes four new members

THE Global Salmon Initiative has strengthened its  presence with the acceptance  of four new members. They are  the Chilean company Australis Seafoods and the three Norwegian breeding companies –  Bjørøya, Midt-Norsk Havbruk AS and Nova Sea AS. The addition brings the GSI membership t0 16 farming companies and eight associate members. The Global Salmon InitiativeContinue Reading

Salmon Prices Drop as Europeans jet off on holiday

Salmon Prices Drop as Europeans jet off on holiday

NORWEGIAN salmon prices have dropped significantly  during the past week. The main reason is thought to be a slump  in demand    as millions of European take  off on summer holiday. But there is also evidence of consumer resistance to the high shop prices seen earlier in the year. Prices this week are expected to dropContinue Reading

Fish Update briefing Friday July 21st

Fish Update briefing Friday July 21st

PILL MAKES FISH CHANGE SEX A call has gone out for tougher controls on the disposal of chemicals cause male  fish to take on female characteristics. Professor Charles Tyler of Exeter University  has warned that scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the consequences of thousands of waste substances now being dumped into rivers and theContinue Reading

Young’s teams up with TVs Ruth Langsford

Young’s teams up with TVs Ruth Langsford

Young’s Seafood , the UK’s leading fish and seafood business, has teamed up with TV presenter, Ruth Langsford, to give busy families a helping hand at dinner time. Ruth joined Young’s chef Serge Nollent to film several short, inspirational fish recipe videos that demonstrate how easy it is to create quick, tasty family meals usingContinue Reading

Seafood bosses voice Brexit fears

Seafood bosses voice Brexit fears

NORWEGIAN  seafood companies are seriously worried that the country could be left out of any Brexit deal between Britain the European Union. Similar concerns have already been expressed by fishing companies and it is sometimes forgotten that Norway supplies much of the UK’s natural gas. Tore Myhre, International Director of the Norwegian employers organisation NHO toldContinue Reading

Festival celebrates Scottish salmon

Festival celebrates Scottish salmon

A SPECIAL Scottish Salmon Festival is being staged at the end of summer, following the success of the inaugural event two years ago. The festival, billed as a celebration of Scottish salmon, will feature an international speycasting tournament on the River Ness, a family fair at Bught Park in Inverness, and a science conference. RunningContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, July 14

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, July 14

FISH MINISTER DEMANDS MORE NORWEGIAN SALMON IN SUSHI NORWAY’S fisheries minister, Per Sandberg, says he wants to see more Norwegian salmon used in the production of Japanese sushi. Speaking after a recent visit to Japan, he said it was an important market for his country’s seafood, but there was still room for expansion, both in terms ofContinue Reading

London smoked salmon joins protected list

London smoked salmon joins protected list

A LONDON smokehouse has been awarded coveted European Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for its smoked salmon. In an official ceremony today, attended by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, H. Forman & Son’s London Cure Smoked Salmon joined fresh Scottish salmon and Scottish wild salmon, which already have their own PGI statuses. It is London’s firstContinue Reading