Category Archives: Catching

Countdown to awards deadline

Countdown to awards deadline

THE deadline for entries to this year’s Aquaculture Awards is fast approaching, with the final day for submissions on March 1. Some of the most influential companies and organisations in global aquaculture are supporting the awards, which are open to international entrants for the first time. The winners will be announced at a special ceremonyContinue Reading

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Farmer’s role in wild salmon success

Farmer’s role in wild salmon success

A SCOTTISH salmon farmer has launched a restocking project on Mull in collaboration with local wild fisheries interests. The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) supplied 300,000 ova to the Glen Forsa hatchery at Benmore Estate at Gruline as part of a long-term partnership. The hatchery marks a significant investment for the estate and will see salmonContinue Reading

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Bakkafrost hit by ‘difficult conditions’

Bakkafrost hit by ‘difficult conditions’

THE Faroese salmon farming company Bakkafrost today announced lower than expected results for the final quarter of 2018, blaming ‘difficult market conditions’. Total operating income before interest and tax (EBIT) fell by almost a third to 230.5 million Danish kroner (DKK) compared to DKK 331.2 million in Q4 2017. But harvested volumes were up fromContinue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing, Friday, February 8

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, February 8

GRIEG INVESTS IN NEW LOW CARBON PLANTS GRIEG Seafood is to buy four new battery powered hybrid plants for its feed vessels as it looks to increase its environmental footprint by cutting down on diesel use. The plants, which hugely reduce diesel generator operations, have been specially developed by Fjord Maritime, based in Bergen, withContinue Reading

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Awards celebrate fishing industry

Awards celebrate fishing industry

NOMINATIONS are still open for the annual Fishing News awards, which celebrate the commitment, skills and innovation of the commercial fishing industry. Open to all fishermen, processors, ports and businesses across the UK and Ireland, the deadline for entries is Tuesday, February 12. The awards recognise excellence across 14 categories, including Young Fisherman of theContinue Reading

Norway warning over UK fish sales

Norway warning over UK fish sales

THE Norwegian Seafood Council has urged exporters to send as much fish to the UK before Brexit Day, due on March 29, in case extra customs checks are imposed, leading to chaos. With the prospect of a no deal increasing, the fear is that Norwegian suppliers will also face higher costs and hold-ups. Interestingly, theContinue Reading

Norway exports off to flying start

Norway exports off to flying start

NORWEGIAN seafood exports got off to a strong start in the New Year with revenues last month increasing by almost a billion kroner – or £90.5 million. The country exported 200,600 tonnes of seafood worth NOK 8.6 billion (£778.3 million), a four per cent decline in volume, but an increase of NOK 992 million orContinue Reading

Norway rocked by French TV claims

Norway rocked by French TV claims

NORWAY’S seafood industry has been jolted by a French TV documentary which claims that fish, mainly cod, being sent to China for processing is returning to Europe, including the UK, full of water and chemicals. The programme, titled ‘Mollo sur le cabillaud? (literally, Easy on the cod), shows how after the fish arrives in ChinaContinue Reading