FishUpdate Briefing Friday August 3rd

FishUpdate Briefing Friday August 3rd

ABERDEEN TAKEAWAY GIVEN BLUE LABEL AWARD THE Sea, Salt and Sole fish and chip takeaway in Aberdeen  has earned a coveted sustainable fish certificate from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The news means  the outlet  can now use the MSC blue fish label on its cod and haddock, assuring customers that the fish sold hasContinue Reading

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Norwegian seafood exports hit July record

Norwegian seafood exports hit July record

Norwegian seafood exports hit a new record last month, totalling  159,000 tonnes with a value of  7.1 billion kroners. The July volume was up by eight per cent and the value seven per cent higher. Once again salmon was king, earning  NOK 5.3 billion, more than two thirds of the total seafood revenue. So farContinue Reading

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Arctic Sea Farms in Iceland expansion

Arctic Sea Farms in Iceland expansion

ARCTIC Sea Farms, one of the largest aquaculture companies in Iceland, has confirmed plans for a significant expansion of its operations. According to Morgunbladid, Iceland’s main newspaper, it intends to increase salmon production in Dýrafjörður, a narrow but beautiful fjord near the town of Isafjordur in the north west of the country. Last year, the companyContinue Reading

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Grieg to scrutinise plastic use

Grieg to scrutinise plastic use

GRIEG Seafood has teamed up with the Bellona Environmental Foundation to find ways of cutting down on plastic consumption in the fish farming industry. The nature of aquaculture production  means it is a large scale user of plastic  with Norway alone generating almost 30,000 tons of waste each year. The Bellona Environmental Foundation is anContinue Reading

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FishUpdate Briefing Friday July 27th

FishUpdate Briefing Friday July 27th

RARE WHALE SPOTTED NEAR REYKJAVIK A  North-Atlantic Right Whale, one of the most endangered of all large sea mammals,  was seen off  Reykjavík harbour for the first time this week.   The female North-Atlantic right whale can reach  up to 18 metres in length while the males tend to be smaller, stretching  to  13 metres. Continue Reading