Category Archives: Catching

Iceland aquaculture income up 34 per cent

Iceland aquaculture income up 34 per cent

ICELAND’S fish farmers are celebrating a significant cent increase in earnings, reflecting the increasing pace of the country’s aquaculture sector. Their operating income rose by 34 per cent in 2017 and comes on top of a sizeable rise in 2016, reports the government information organisation Statistics Iceland. It means that earnings have more than doubledContinue Reading

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Vietnam facing China farm threat

Vietnam facing China farm threat

VIETNAM’S fish farmers and seafood exporters have been warned they face a growing competitive threat from near neighbours China. The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said some Chinese enterprises are now investing heavily in pangasius farming, which until recently had been considered as a largely Vietnamese domain. The association said the developmentContinue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing, Friday, January 11

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, January 11

NOW ‘FISH’ FINGERS GO VEGAN THE UK retailer Waitrose is launching its own brand of vegan ‘fishless’ fingers to meet the growing demand for vegan products. They are said to have a subtle fish taste and are made from tofu, with a crispy coating. The supermarket chain says it is also suitable for making aContinue Reading

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Salmon firms moving into white fish

Salmon firms moving into white fish

MORE aquaculture companies are predicted to expand into the cod and haddock business over the next year or two, following a major purchase by a Norwegian salmon business trio this week. The consortium was led by Coast Seafood, one of the world’s largest independent salmon and trout sales firms, and joined by Brødrene Karlsen andContinue Reading

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Japanese plan land based farm sales

Japanese plan land based farm sales

AT least two Japanese seafood companies have unveiled plans to start commercial shipments of farmed fish from closed containment facilities later this year. The processors are Maruha Nichiro and Nippon Suisan Kaisha or Nissui, which owns the Waitrose supplier Caistor Seafoods, near Grimsby. Although Japan buys huge amounts of farmed fish, including salmon from ScotlandContinue Reading

Process more, earn more – seafood chief

Process more, earn more – seafood chief

THE head of Norway’s Seafood Council has said the industry could hugely increase its wealth and job creation if more of the fish it sold abroad was processed before it left the country. Presenting the 2018 exports figures yesterday, chief executive Renate Larsen pointed out that 84 per cent of the salmon went out unprocessed.Continue Reading

Record 2018 for Norway seafood exports

Record 2018 for Norway seafood exports

NORWEGIAN seafood exports hit a record high of 99 billion kroner during 2018 – or just over £9 billion. But there was a little disappointment that they did not break the magical 100 billion kroner barrier. Nevertheless, the figure, released this morning, represents a five per cent value increase on 2017 and, at 2.7 millionContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, January 4

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, January 4

10 MILLION KRONER BONUS FOR SALMON STAFF AROUND 100 staff at a Norwegian salmon farming company received a surprise gift this Christmas of 10 million kroner (£912,000) as a bonus to share between them. The company, Ellingsen Seafood, based on the fjord leading to the port of Narvik 70 miles away, said 2018 had beenContinue Reading

Industry fears over new discard rules

Industry fears over new discard rules

BRITAIN’S fishing industry could face serious damage from new European regulations, even though the UK is due to leave the EU in three months’ time, a House of Lords committee has warned. The warning centres around the age-old controversy of discards. Under the new rules, which came into force this week and are designed toContinue Reading