Category Archives: Catching News

Ewing upbeat on post-Brexit market

Ewing upbeat on post-Brexit market

THERE are opportunities post-Brexit for Scotland’s seafood industry to grab a bigger share of the world market, once the practical challenges are overcome. This was the message from Rural Economy minister Fergus Ewing to delegates at the Seafood Summit in Aberdeen this morning. Highlighting the importance of the sector to the Scottish, and UK, economy,Continue Reading

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Iceland fish farm growth moves east

Iceland fish farm growth moves east

THE Icelandic salmon and trout farming company Ice Fish Farm has been given the go-ahead to significantly increase its output at two sites in the east of the country. The locations, near the towns of Berufirði and Fáskrúðsfjörðu, are interesting because much of the fish farming activity in Iceland is concentrated along the west coast.Continue Reading

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Focus on Brexit effect at summit

Focus on Brexit effect at summit

RURAL Economy minister Fergus Ewing will address the Seafood Summit in Aberdeen on Wednesday as the industry awaits the outcome of the latest Brexit deliberations. The focus of the summit, organised by industry body Seafish, is on the impact of the UK leaving the EU, which was due to take place this week, on MarchContinue Reading

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Grimsby pays tribute to ‘seafood giant’

Grimsby pays tribute to ‘seafood giant’

FRANK Flear, one of the UK’s great seafood pioneers, has died at the age of 84. A larger than life figure, he created and built two major companies, Bluecrest, which later became an integral part of Young’s Seafood, and latterly Seachill, now one of the biggest salmon and white fish processors in the country, asContinue Reading

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Scots processors seek help to expand

Scots processors seek help to expand

SCOTLAND’S seafood processing sector is challenging ministers to help remove a series of blockages that stand in the way of its modernisation and development. The Scottish Seafood Association (SSA), which represents 81 small, medium and large processors, up from 67 just 18 months ago, has identified a range of issues which are holding the sectorContinue Reading

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UK strikes deal with Norway and Iceland

UK strikes deal with Norway and Iceland

THE UK struck a deal with Norway and Iceland yesterday which will see trade continue unchanged in the event of a no deal exit from the EU. Trade secretary Liam Fox said: ‘This is the second biggest agreement we’re rolling over and trade with EEA (the European Economic Area) is worth nearly £30 billion.’ ContinuedContinue Reading

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

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

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

£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