Category Archives: Catching News

Norway salmon tax debate hots up

Norway salmon tax debate hots up

AN intense political debate has broken out in Norway over future plans for taxing its fish farming industry. The government is said to be looking at using the water and land resources that fish farms take up as a possible source for excise revenue, dubbed the salmon tax. This suggestion has already met with growingContinue Reading

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Ace sees stunning market in US

Ace sees stunning market in US

DUNDEE firm Ace Aquatec is exhibiting at the Boston seafood show for the first time to tap into potential new market opportunities in the US and Canada. Mike Forbes, head of sales and marketing, who is heading to the expo this weekend, said there had been growing interest in North America for its award winningContinue Reading

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Salmon farmers raise Brexit fears

Salmon farmers raise Brexit fears

SCOTTISH salmon farmers have expressed concern over the latest parliamentary impasse on Brexit, with fears focused in particular on the linking of seafood exports to fishing quotas in any future deal. Julie Hesketh-Laird, CEO of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation, said: ‘The Scottish salmon farming industry is optimistic in the long term and sees aContinue Reading

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£5bn scope in Scotland’s marine economy

£5bn scope in Scotland’s marine economy

SCOTLAND’S Highlands and islands have enormous potential to develop the marine economy according to a new study. Entitled ‘The report focuses on supporting the growth of aquaculture, as well as energy and marine biotechnology, all identified as the most innovative sectors. Opportunities highlighted in the report – Maximising the Marine Economy in the Highlands andContinue Reading

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Boston bound firms seek new business

Boston bound firms seek new business

SCOTTISH seafood companies will be looking for new business in North America this week as they head to the annual Boston seafood exhibition. With Brexit on the horizon, the US provides opportunities for firms to expand within an existing market. Among the Scottish exhibitors are Loch Fyne Oysters, the Scottish Salmon Company, Dawnfresh, Wester RossContinue Reading

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Prize apprentice scoops three awards

Prize apprentice scoops three awards

AN apprentice with the Scottish Salmon Company scooped three big prizes at the Lantra Scotland Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards last night. Janis Brivkalns from Dunoon was named as joint overall Learner of the Year, as well as winning the Aquaculture Learner of the Year and the Modern Apprentice of the YearContinue Reading

Salmon drives Norway export boom

Salmon drives Norway export boom

NORWAY today reported its best February seafood export performance so far, thanks once again to the rising value of salmon. Although volumes were down by 57,000 tonnes on a year ago, this reduction was mainly due to a big drop in fishing for capelin. The overall value rose by nine per cent to NOK 7.8Continue Reading

Aquaculture ‘halting population drift’

Aquaculture ‘halting population drift’

THE expansion of aquaculture in Iceland is playing an important role in boosting prosperity and helping to stem the drift of young people away from coastal communities, says a new employment report. The report was prepared by the country’s Regional Development Institute and published by the Confederation of Icelandic Fishing Companies, which now includes theContinue Reading

Lerøy posts strong Q4 results

Lerøy posts strong Q4 results

THE Lerøy Seafood Group today posted substantially higher earnings and profits for the final quarter of 2018. The group, which owns a half share in Scottish Sea Farms, announced that Q4 revenues rose by NOK 773,000 to NOK 5,340 million. Harvest total was up by 17 per cent 49,000 tonnes gutted weight of salmon andContinue Reading

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