Category Archives: Catching

Aldi tops sustainable fish list

Aldi tops sustainable fish list

THE discount retailer Aldi has been named as the UK supermarket chain with the best record of stocking the highest proportion of sustainable seafood, says the Marine Stewardship Council. It is even beating high end retailers such as Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. The MSC, which is the international body that sets fishing standards aroundContinue Reading

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John West owners joins ghost gear fight

John West owners joins ghost gear fight

THE Thai  Union Group,  one of the world’s largest seafood companies, has joined forces with the Global Ghost Gear Initiative  in a drive to reduce the growing problem of abandoned and discarded fishing gear  worldwide. The  global ghost initiative (GGGI)  is an alliance founded by World Animal Protection, dedicated to tackling the problem of ghostContinue Reading

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Fishupdate Briefing Friday April 20th

Fishupdate Briefing Friday April 20th

CHINA HUNGRY FOR US LOBSTER CHINA and the United States may be gearing up for a trade war, but the dispute hasn’t stopped Chinese ‘s hunger for American lobsters. And the demand is helping keep prices high for US domestic . consumers. However,  a tariff on the seafood by Beijing  is not thought to beContinue Reading

Young’s Seafood up for sale

Young’s Seafood up for sale

YOUNG’S, Britain’s largest seafood company, has formally announced that the business is to be put up for sale. And it is almost certain to attract widespread interest from at home and abroad. The news came in a statement yesterday from the parent company, Lion capital, which is owned by the private equity firm HPS Investment Partners (UK),Continue Reading

Thursday, April 19, fish prices from Grimsby market

Thursday, April 19, fish prices from Grimsby market

FISH PRICES  THURSDAY 19TH APRIL 2018 TOTAL BOXES FOR SALE 835 TODAY KILOS:  41750 WE DO NOT BUY OR SELL FISH THIS IS A ROUGH GUIDE ONLY – Prices are in £ per kilo  Vessels Overland Norwegian Icelandic Other – 170 – 225 440   SPECIES Size Low High Low High Low High COD 1 XL Large – – COD 2Continue Reading

Thursday, April 19, fish prices from Peterhead market

Thursday, April 19, fish prices from Peterhead market

PETERHEAD FISH MARKET PRICES  Thursday  19.04.18 Boats 4 Consignments 2 Boxes 3951 Cod Large £2.20 – £3.20 Cod Medium £2.10 – £2.70 Cod Selected £2.00 – £2.60 Cod Small £2.20- £2.80 Haddock Large £1.80- £2.20 Haddock Medium £1.80 – £2.25 Haddock Selected £2.00 – £2.30 Seed £1.80- £2.30 Chippers £1.80 – £2.25 Metros 50p –Continue Reading

Chilean salmon deal on the cards

Chilean salmon deal on the cards

A BIG South American salmon farming deal could be on the horizon. The Chilean website Aqua.cl reports that Empresas AquaChile has made a $200 million plus offer to buy the salmon farming arm of rival company Friosur. So far there has been no reaction from Friosur, which is family owned by three brothers. Friosur isContinue Reading

Death of skipper who conquered Everest

Death of skipper who conquered Everest

JENS Bojen,one of Grimsby’s most successful North Sea fishing skippers, has died at the age of 74. His vessels were consistent high earners for many years and he played a major part in developing pair trawling, a method where two boats fish together towing the same net. But his most remarkable achievement came late inContinue Reading

West coast ‘important’ herring ground

West coast ‘important’ herring ground

A SURVEY to assess herring stocks to the west of Scotland has found that the area to the west of Melvaig, Wester Ross, holds some importance as a winter/spring spawning ground. The international, multi-partner survey – led by marine scientists Dr Steven Mackinson of the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association (SPFA), along with the Pelagic Freezer-trawlerContinue Reading