Category Archives: Catching News

Fish farm carbon footprint among lowest

Fish farm carbon footprint among lowest

THE carbon footprint of fish farming in Iceland is lower than most other forms of food production, a detail scientific study has established. The study was requested by the Icelandic Aquaculture Federation and prepared by the Icelandic Environmental Consultancy, or Environice. It found that in one year – 2017 – the total carbon dioxide (Co2)Continue Reading

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Fishupdate Briefing Friday February 1st

Fishupdate Briefing Friday February 1st

TURNING FISH WASTE INTO PROFIT A ‘Fish Waste for Profit’ conference  is to run alongside the IceFish Exhibition in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik for the first time. Estimates reveal that 43 per cent  of fish and shellfish resources end up as wastage, which represents a significant amount of potential profit that could be generatedContinue Reading

Mackerel advice under review

Mackerel advice under review

A GROUPING of northern European mackerel fishing organisations has expressed disappointment that Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of the North East Atlantic mackerel fishery will be suspended at the beginning of March. But they are hopeful that certification will soon be reinstated once a more detailed scientific evaluation of the stock is completed. The 2018Continue Reading

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Body found in Lerøy blaze

Body found in Lerøy blaze

A MAN has been confirmed dead following a fire at Norwegian salmon farmer Lerøy’s hatchery in the north of the country. The body of the man, aged 35, has been identified by police but his name has not been released, Salmon Business reported today. He was an employee of a company that makes plastic productsContinue Reading

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Tesco confirms 9,000 jobs at risk

Tesco confirms 9,000 jobs at risk

THERE was qualified relief in Grimsby last night that Tesco plans to closer fewer than reported fresh fish counters at its larger stores. Britain’s largest grocery retailer, which has more than 200,000 employees, announced that around 90 of its stores will lose their fresh food sections, although the counter opening hours at many of theContinue Reading

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Monday, January 28, fish prices from Lerwick market

Monday, January 28, fish prices from Lerwick market

FISH MARKET PRICES SHETLAND WEEK 5 Monday 26th January 2019 10 BOATS LANDED 1457 BOXES Resilient, Defiant, Tranquility, Copious, Sadie Joan, Avrella, Fairway, Sharyn Louise, Lesley A, Arcturus SPECIES GRADE VOLUME MAXIMUM AVERAGE kgs PRICE PRICE £ per kg £ per kg CATS 88 3.31 3.07 COD 1 327 3.38 3.21 COD 2 4037 3.63Continue Reading

Young’s reports impressive growth

Young’s reports impressive growth

SOLID sales growth and the capture of important new contracts helped give Young’s Seafood an impressive increase in turnover and gross profits last year. The company reported turnover of £545.9 million for the financial year ended September 30, 2018, a rise of 4.3 per cent, and an EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation)Continue Reading

Devastating fire at Leroy hatchery

Devastating fire at Leroy hatchery

LEROY Seafood, the world’s second largest salmon and trout farming group, has lost 2.6 million young fish after a fire at a major salmon hatchery in northern Norway, the Financial Times reported today. The group, which is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, said on Monday morning that an employee of a subcontractor that wasContinue Reading

Tesco jobs review fuels Grimsby fears

Tesco jobs review fuels Grimsby fears

FISH processors in Grimsby were today anxiously studying reports that the supermarket giant Tesco is planning to cut back on the number of fresh fish counters in its larger stores as part of a major jobs review. The reports, which first appeared in the Mail On Sunday, suggest that the retailer could axe thousands ofContinue Reading

New jobs, new names in Gael Force growth

New jobs, new names in Gael Force growth

LEADING aquaculture equipment supplier Gael Force has launched its largest ever recruitment drive to staff its ever growing business. Up to 40 new positions are being advertised in a range of roles so the company can meet increasing demand for aquaculture equipment, including offshore pens, concrete and steel feed barges, and marine technology systems. GaelContinue Reading