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Iceland “can become fish farming pioneer”

Iceland “can become fish farming pioneer”

ICELAND could lead the way in truly environmentally friendly fish farming, the head of one of the country’s  innovative aquaculture  companies has said. Rögnvaldur Guðmundsson, CEO  of AkvaFuture, which  breeds salmon in  specially enclosed fish farms, was addressing a conference on the environment and nature conservation, when he spoke about Iceland’s potential to become aContinue Reading

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Fisheries minister to address seafood summit

Fisheries minister to address seafood summit

FISHERIES minister George Eustice and Iceland’s ambassador to the UK, Thordur Aegir Oskarsson, have been confirmed as speakers for the seventh annual Humber Seafood Summit, which will take place in Grimsby and its seaside neighbour, Cleethorpes, next month. Eustice, who will deliver his welcome via video, and Oskarsson will address more than 200 delegates atContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing Friday August 18th

Fish Update Briefing Friday August 18th

HEAD TO HONG KONG, SEAFOOD LEADERS  URGED THE  organisers of this year’s Seafood Expo Asia say visitors will have  an unparalleled opportunity to discover a variety of seafood products, services and equipment from Asia and around the world when the trade event, produced by Diversified Communications, returns to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition CentreContinue Reading

Salmon a huge booster for UK food exports

Salmon a huge booster for UK food exports

BRITISH food exports hit a new record during the first half of 2017 – thanks to an unprecedented demand for salmon. Exports of the fish favourite leapt by more than 53 per cent to a value of £408-million, the Food and Drink Federation announced today. Sales were also helped by the fall in the valueContinue Reading

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Smolt sludge used to power fish farm

Smolt sludge used to power fish farm

SLUDGE waste from smolt production is now being used by  one of the world’s  leading salmon farmers to produce valuable biogas. Normally the sludge is sent for disposal, but Cermaq, said that if it succeeds with its trials, the development could realise significant potential both for the company and the wider fish farming industry.. MaritContinue Reading

Care needed when selling to Japan – Vietnamese fish farmers told

Care needed when selling to Japan – Vietnamese fish farmers told

Vietnamese seafood companies selling to Japan needed  to carefully study its  food safety and hygiene regulations if they are to increase sales, a  seminar in Ho Chi Minh City has heard. Nguyễn Hoài Nam, deputy general secretary of the Việt Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers,  told the large gathering that Japan was  one of Vietnam’s three largest seafoodContinue Reading

Nordic region could become seafood “Silicon Valley”

Nordic region could become seafood “Silicon Valley”

FIVE Nordic countries who  have launched a new initiative to achieve sustainable development in fishing, aquaculture and agriculture, were told the region could become the new Silicon Valley for food. Plankton, seaweed and edible insects were on the menu, when the prime ministers of Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Norway met near Bergen recently. They launched aContinue Reading

Trading updates from Marine Harvest and Bakkafrost

Trading updates from Marine Harvest and Bakkafrost

TWO leading salmon farming companies, Norway’s Marine Harvest and Bakkafrost in the Faroe Islands,  have published their 2017 second quarter trading updates  in advance of the full  Q2 results later next  month (August). Marine Harvest says its harvest volumes  for salmon only (gutted weight equivalent) for the period will be 39,500 tons for Norway, 18,500Continue 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