Category Archives: Companies/Products

New oxygen technology will ‘aid sea lice treatment’

LINDE Gases, a division of the Linde Group, has announced the launch of SOLVOX DropIn, a highly effective and innovative technology to improve the delivery of oxygen into fish farming sea cages. The system is designed to be used in sea cages which experience unhealthy water conditions due to poor oxygen levels or where supplementary oxygenContinue Reading

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Loch Duart’s new pens ‘performing well’

Loch Duart’s new pens ‘performing well’

SCOTTISH salmon farmer Loch Duart has praised the pens delivered to its site in north-west Sutherland earlier this year. The Fusion Marine Oceanflex pens, installed at the company’s Oldany farm near Drumbeg, are performing well according to the Scourie based company. The ten 80m circumference Oceanflex pens were manufactured from tough polyethylene, and are part ofContinue Reading

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Nomad seals £500 million Findus deal

Nomad seals £500 million Findus deal

NOMAD Foods, owner of Iglo, confirmed today that is buying the European operations of Findus for £500 million. The deal includes Findus businesses in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, France, Spain and Belgium. It will also include the intellectual property and commercialization rights to the Findus, Lutosa, and La Cocinera brands in the respective markets. The remainingContinue Reading

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Cooke Aquaculture moves for two more Scottish salmon farms

Cooke Aquaculture moves for two more Scottish salmon farms

CANADA’S Cooke Aquaculture has increased its foothold in the Scottish region by purchasing  a Shetland-based salmon producer. Cooke, which is based in New Brunswick,  acquired Thompson Bros Salmon Ltd, located on the island of Yell, in a share deal for an undisclosed sum. The move will add two new farms to Cooke Aquaculture Scotland’s currentContinue Reading

Young’s continues talks on saving Scottish jobs

Young’s continues talks on saving Scottish jobs

YOUNG’S  Seafood said this week it is continuing to have meaningful discussion with its Scottish staff in Fraserburgh and the Spey Valley about saving some jobs following the loss of a large salmon processing contract for Sainsbury’s. A decision is now expected around the end of August. The processing is carried out in both GrimsbyContinue Reading

Hopes of saving some Young’s Scottish jobs

Hopes of saving some Young’s Scottish jobs

THERE are hopes – but at the moment no more than that –   that around a quarter of the jobs under threat at Young’s Seafood in Fraserburgh and the Spey Valley could yet be saved. A figure of keeping on some  250 people  is being looked at.Scottish government ministers met with the Grimsby based companyContinue Reading

Word Seafood Conference approaching sell-out

Word Seafood Conference approaching sell-out

GLOBAL  fishing industry professionals are being urged to purchase the few remaining tickets for the World Seafood Congress with only seven weeks left until the event. This prestigious  gathering is taking  place in Grimsby for the first time (September  5th-9th)  with  the theme of the congress titled  ‘Upskilling for a Sustainable Future’ . The  programme thatContinue Reading

FishUpdate Briefing Friday July 17

FishUpdate Briefing Friday July 17

GOODBYE DINOSAURS – HELLO FISH! FISH increased rapidly after the disappearance of the mass extinction of the dinosaur, researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California have found. The change, say the scientists, was the start of a new age for fish which led to the huge variety of species we have today. TheyContinue Reading

Young’s staff in group effort to save jobs

Young’s staff in group effort to save jobs

A GROUP has been formed in an attempt to save 900 threatened jobs at two Scottish fish processing plants, it has been announced. Young’s Seafood is considering closing down its factories in Fraserburgh and Grantown-on-Spey, after losing a major contract to supply Sainsbury’s with salmon. Marine Harvest Scotland has won the new contract, due to beginContinue Reading