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Norway seafood export revenue continues to rise

Norway seafood export revenue continues to rise

NORWAY exported less salmon last month, but what it did sell netted  a  considerably higher financial return. Figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council show that May salmon exports totalled 73,000 tons, down by five per cent.  The value, however, went up by 11 per cent or   by 535 million kroners (NOK). So far this yearContinue Reading

Iceland raises cod and haddock catch quotas

Iceland raises cod and haddock catch quotas

ICELAND has significantly raised its cod and haddock quotas  for the new fishing year which begins  on September 1st. The decision, particularly on haddock is certain to be welcomes by processors in the UK and Europe. Haddock remains a firm favourite in Britain. The Mini­ster of Fis­heries has decided that the catch quota for codContinue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing, Friday, June 23

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, June 23

DEATH ROW REPRIEVE FOR LOUIE THE LOBSTER LOUIE, a 22 pound lobster which has been greeting customers at Peter’s Clam Bar in Island Park, New York, for the past several years, has been released back into the sea. Owner Butch Yamali told ABC News he decided it was time that Louie, who is thought to be overContinue Reading

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Young’s welcomes action on marine pollution

Young’s welcomes action on marine pollution

YOUNG’S Seafood, Britain’s largest  fish and seafood business, has publicly welcomed the  action being taken by  Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) to tackle marine pollution. The initiative – known as GGGI –  is a cross-sector alliance committed to driving solutions to the problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear worldwide. Grimsby-based Young’s Seafood says it isContinue Reading

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Humber summit moves into seafood week

Humber summit moves into seafood week

The Humber Seafood Summit this year is moving from its traditional September slot to National Seafood Week the following month. The new date is   Wednesday October  11th  with the seafood fayre being held on the previous evening, but the Grimsby area venues remain the same. Organised by Seafish,  the main theme  this year will be UK Seafood:Continue Reading

Medicine costs drop in sea lice fight

Medicine costs drop in sea lice fight

SCOTTISH salmon farms have seen a dramatic decrease in spending on medicinal treatments to control sea lice, according to a new report. Figures published by the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) show that over the past two years, such treatments have dropped from 71 per cent of total fish health management costs to 28 perContinue Reading

DHL beefs up cold chain to US and Asia

DHL beefs up cold chain to US and Asia

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post group, says it is going to accelerate the supply chain for the north Norwegian seafood industry. DHL has started shipping live crabs and seafood from the Lakselv Airport Banak in north Norway to Asia and Northern America. On dedicated weekly flights, DHL transports the freshContinue Reading

Another Ace for Scottish innovator

Another Ace for Scottish innovator

A SCOTTISH company has made the shortlist for Aqua Nor’s prestigious innovation award, which received a record number of entries this year. Ace Aquatec of Dingwall has been nominated, along with two Norwegian companies, for its sophisticated pipeline in-water electric stunner, which is capable of stunning fish one metre from the holding pen prior toContinue Reading

‘Remarkable’ progress in driving growth

‘Remarkable’ progress in driving growth

THE progress made by the aquaculture industry towards its 2030 vision for growth has been ‘remarkable’ so far, according to Stewart Graham, one of the driving forces behind the strategy. Addressing the opening of the Aquaculture UK conference held at Stirling University this week, Graham (pictured) said that even as an ‘eternal optimist’ he wasContinue Reading

Fishermen lobby minister over CFP

Fishermen lobby minister over CFP

THE chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, Bertie Armstrong, today welcomed Scottish Secretary David Mundell to the UK’s leading fishing port and reiterated the industry’s demand for a clean exit from the Common Fisheries Policy. ‘I’m glad the Secretary of State has chosen to visit Peterhead to hear for himself the opinions of individualContinue Reading