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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

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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

Ireland cheers 7.4% seafood growth

Ireland cheers 7.4% seafood growth

IRELAND’S  Seafood industry, including fish farming,  grew by an impressive 7.4 per cent, contributing €1.1 billion in GDP to the Irish economy according to Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s (BIM) annual ‘Business of Seafood’ report. Titled “Winning in a Changing Environment”, the BIM report says the biggest drivers being new investment and  domestic sales which were worthContinue Reading

FishUpdate Briefing Friday June 30th

FishUpdate Briefing Friday June 30th

CHINA SNAPS UP MORE ALASKAN SEAFOOD CHINA is looking beyond Norway to secure quality seafood supplies. It is now poised to become major  customer for Alaska salmon,  according to a new report. The Alaska Sea Grant report says sales from the northerly US state to China are running at almost $800-million or 54 per centContinue Reading

Norway seafood export revenue continues to rise

Norway seafood export revenue continues to rise

NORWAY exported less salmon last month, but what it did sell netted  a  considerably higher financial return. Figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council show that May salmon exports totalled 73,000 tons, down by five per cent.  The value, however, went up by 11 per cent or   by 535 million kroners (NOK). So far this yearContinue Reading

Norway reports dramatic drop in fish escapes

Norway reports dramatic drop in fish escapes

NORWAY is claiming success in reducing the number of fish escaping from its fish farms – thanks to an industry wide effort. According to the Norwegian  directorate of fisheries 126,000 salmon and 62,000 rainbow trout escaped last year compared to 170,000 salmon and 84,000 trout in 2015. So far this year fish farms have reportedContinue Reading

Fish farming boosts Faroes population

Fish farming boosts Faroes population

IT is a country whose population has just passed the 50,000 mark – around the size  of Inverness in Scotland – but the Faroe Islands has just published an upbeat budget, thanks in large part to its growing fish farming industry. The Finance Minister Kristina Háfoss, while stressing the importance  of responsible spending , hasContinue Reading