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Young eat 50% less fish than grandparents

Young eat 50% less fish than grandparents

YOUNG people are eating half the amount of fish that their grandparents’ generation consumed, according to research. Inadequate cooking skills are thought to be behind the decline among 18-34-year-olds, with only a quarter of millennials saying they felt very confident cooking seafood at home. The findings, from industry body Seafish, follow a recent report byContinue Reading

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Taking stock of wild salmon

Taking stock of wild salmon

A NEW scheme aimed at boosting stocks of wild salmon is explained in a special Fish Farmer podcast by Jon Gibb, fishery manager of the River Lochy and director of the Lochaber District Salmon Fishery Board. Working with Mowi, Scotland’s biggest salmon farmer, Gibb and his team have launched a new approach to restocking, thoughtContinue Reading

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Whale watchers oppose Iceland fish farm

Whale watchers oppose Iceland fish farm

SOME of Iceland’s salmon farmers are facing a new and unusual source of opposition to their growth plans. Whale watchers and the tour companies that take them out to sea are challenging a proposal by AkvaFuture to produce up to 20,000 tonnes of fish in Eyjafjörður, in the north of the country. The plan isContinue Reading

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Salmon farmer’s fruitful investment

Salmon farmer’s fruitful investment

THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has invested £10 million in its freshwater operations, with the aim of increasing smolt production as it grows its business. Among freshwater projects announced today is the new facility in the Applecross estate in Wester Ross, Applecross Kishorn, due to be completed in 2020 and creating a ‘centre of excellenceContinue Reading

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Scottish excellence in Brussels final

Scottish excellence in Brussels final

SCOTTISH farmed salmon has made the finals of the Seafood Excellence Global awards, a highlight of the world’s biggest seafood show, to be held in Brussels next month. The Scottish Salmon Company’s Salmon Label Rouge Royal Mile Cut, St James Smokehouse’s Saint Pure Salmon, and John Ross Jr’s Original Rum Cured Smoked Salmon are amongContinue Reading

Review finds ‘much greater’ mackerel stock

Review finds ‘much greater’ mackerel stock

FISHERMEN have welcomed a review of the north east Atlantic mackerel stock, which was found to be ‘much greater’ than previously assessed. The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) revealed in a report last week that the methods used to assess the stock in 2018 were flawed. Due to ‘issues with theContinue Reading

Brussels first for women in seafood

Brussels first for women in seafood

THE world’s largest seafood show, to be held in Brussels in May, is to focus on women in the industry, during a seminar running alongside the exhibition. The first session of the Seafood Expo Global Series on Women in Leadership will be launched with a panel discussion, What Government and the Private Sector Can doContinue Reading

Norway Q1 salmon earnings surge

Norway Q1 salmon earnings surge

HIGHER prices, a weaker kroner and rising demand from the United States have combined to deliver strong growth to Norway’s salmon exporters during the first quarter of 2019, the latest figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council today show. The country exported 245,000 tonnes of salmon worth NOK 16.7 billion (£1.49 billion) between January and MarchContinue Reading

Chile and Norway agree closer cooperation

Chile and Norway agree closer cooperation

CHILE and Norway have agreed in principle to work together to fight fish crime and meet some of the common challenges facing the fish farming industry, despite being international rivals. Co-operation on aquaculture was high on the agenda when Harald Tom Nesvik, Norway’s fisheries minister, met his Chilean counterpart, Eduardo Portilla. Their meeting took placeContinue Reading

Fisherman dies after falling overboard

Fisherman dies after falling overboard

A CREEL fisherman has died after falling overboard and spending almost an hour in icy North Sea waters, the Press and Journal reported today. The man, named locally as Tony Masson, had been out in his 19ft vessel, Sea Mist, outside Macduff Harbour when he fell into the water yesterday lunchtime. A passing fisherman noticedContinue Reading