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Top salmon companies attack tax plan

Top salmon companies attack tax plan

TWO of Norway’s leading salmon farming companies have joined the growing chorus condemning government plans for a new tax on the seafood sector. Following publication of its recent first quarter results, Lerøy Seafood said the reports were leading to increased uncertainty. And Alf-Helge Aarskog, CEO of Marine Harvest, told the business news website E24.no that any proposal that ledContinue Reading

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Cooke Aquaculture to create 100 new jobs

Cooke Aquaculture to create 100 new jobs

COOKE Aquaculture is to create up to 100 new jobs in the Canadian province of New Brunswick with support from the provincial government. New Brunswick premier Brian Gallant said: ‘Cooke Aquaculture is a great example of how New Brunswick’s workforce and know-how can help businesses grow. ‘Your government’s multi-year economic growth plan is focused on investing to helpContinue Reading

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New tool raises profile of farmed fish

New tool raises profile of farmed fish

A NEW web tool has been developed to provide seafood buyers with information about the most important farmed fish and shellfish species on the UK market. The easy-to-use online tool, launched by industry body Seafish, profiles nine species, which will increase to 14 over the coming months. The profiles offer information on production location andContinue Reading

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Fishermen can trial new safety monitor

Fishermen can trial new safety monitor

FISHERMEN from all over the UK are being invited to participate in research trials to improve safety at sea. A new stability monitor called SeaWise has been designed for small craft to warn of loss of stability while at sea. The system monitors the loss of stability through continuous roll measurement. The system is nowContinue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing, Friday, May 18

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, May 18

CHINA PLANS SALMAR STYLE PLATFORM CHINA is planning to develop an offshore salmon farming sector by using platforms similar to the large vessel bought by the Norwegian company SalMar last year, the South China Morning Post says. One Chinese company is developing a 35 metre tall rig capable of producing 1,500 tonnes of salmon a year.Continue Reading

Skipper show will be ‘busier than ever’

Skipper show will be ‘busier than ever’

THE Scottish fishing industry will gather in Aberdeen next week for the annual Skipper Expo, which has attracted a strong international presence this year. With around 200 stands, the exhibition will provide a comprehensive showcase for the Scottish fishing industry when it opens its doors on Friday, May 25. The two-day show will see moreContinue Reading

Salmon farmers separate fact from fiction

Salmon farmers separate fact from fiction

SCOTLAND’S salmon farmers have produced a booklet of facts about their industry, aimed at addressing misperceptions and correcting often inaccurate coverage in the press. The publication, ‘Reported Versus Reality: A Pocket Guide to Scottish Salmon Farming’, has been sent to MSPs, Scottish MPs and local councillors, as well as to other stakeholders, including regulators, environmentalContinue Reading

Welfare award for MH’s Steve Bracken

Welfare award for MH’s Steve Bracken

MARINE Harvest Scotland’s longest serving employee, Steve Bracken, was thanked for his commitment to fish welfare at a special presentation in Fort William yesterday. Two members of the RSPCA Assured scheme (formerly known as Freedom Food) surprised Bracken, Marine Harvest’s business support manager, when they arrived at the company’s Stob Ban office to make theContinue Reading

Calysta protein in salmon feed trials

Calysta protein in salmon feed trials

CALYSTA, the company behind an alternative form of fish feed protein, is to partner with Norwegian research institution Nofima in large-scale salmon trials. The trials, to be designed by Nofima, will begin in early 2019, California based Calysta announced today. The company, which has backing from the feed giant Cargill, claims that its FeedKind protein,Continue Reading

Salmon farmer in prize line-up

Salmon farmer in prize line-up

THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has been shortlisted for three prizes in two prestigious national awards. The company is a finalist in the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2018, in the Export Business of the Year category and also as Food Service Product of the Year, for its Native Hebridean Salmon. And in the CIS ExcellenceContinue Reading