Category Archives: Front Page News

Focus on ‘seatech’ in Fish 2.0 finalists

Focus on ‘seatech’ in Fish 2.0 finalists

FORTY companies have been named as finalists in this year’s Fish 2.0 competition, which aims to connect seafood businesses with investors. The finalists, selected from 184 entries, have been selected for their market traction, global character and high potential for impact on the seafood sector, said the competition organisers. They will now have the opportunityContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Catching, Catching News, Front Page News, Processing
Asian fish ‘sold under Iceland name‘

Asian fish ‘sold under Iceland name‘

FISH is being sold in North America under the Icelandic Seafood brand that has nothing to do with the Nordic island – or the company which owns the brand, an investigation by an Icelandic national newspaper has claimed. Frettabladid says much of this wrongly branded seafood is tilapia, which comes from Asia and from ChinaContinue Reading

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Fishing company in expansion mode

Fishing company in expansion mode

THE expanding Icelandic fishing and fish processing company Fisk Seafood has moved to strengthen its position with another key purchase. Fisk says it has reached agreement to buy all the shares in the family processing business Soffaníasi Cecilssyni which has operations in the port of Grundarfjordur where Fisk also has a base. The deal still has to receiveContinue Reading

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Super jumbo to carry salmon to Asia

Super jumbo to carry salmon to Asia

THE logistics giant DHL Global Forwarding has decided to lay on a super jumbo jet to cope with the growing demand around the world for Norwegian seafood. DHL Global, which is the air and ocean arm of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, moved into Oslo more than three months ago in order to pick up fresh seafood for distributionContinue Reading

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Processors rush to buy as salmon prices fall

Processors rush to buy as salmon prices fall

AS Norwegian salmon prices fell to their lowest level so far this year, fish curing companies in mainland Europe have been rushing to buy up large volumes, particularly the frozen variety. Smokers in the Netherlands appear to be leading the charge, the Norwegian seafood press is reporting. The price of Norwegian farmed salmon is expected toContinue Reading

Scottish salmon volumes drop 5.2%

Scottish salmon volumes drop 5.2%

SCOTLAND produced 162,817 tonnes of farmed salmon in 2016, down from 171,722 tonnes the previous year, a drop of almost 5.2 per cent. The figures, compiled by Marine Scotland Science for its Scottish Fish Farm Production Survey 2016, were collected from 15 companies actively involved in Atlantic salmon production, farming 253 active sites. This figureContinue Reading

Excellent expo in Bristol fashion

Excellent expo in Bristol fashion

EXHIBITORS at the recent Skipper show in Bristol reported good business, with fishermen from all corners of England and Wales visiting the event to see the latest equipment and services on offer. Following consultation with the fishing industry, Mara Media relocated its successful English based Skipper Expo Int. to Bristol this year in a moveContinue Reading

Icelandic Seachill’s profits jump

Icelandic Seachill’s profits jump

ICELANDIC Seachill saw its sales leap by seven per cent to £266.3 million last year, new figures from the company show. Grimsby based Icelandic, which owns the Saucy Fish brand, said: ‘The headwinds of extreme raw material inflation and currency uncertainty, following the referendum result, were navigated successfully. ‘During the year, a long-term agreement wasContinue Reading

Canada’s $400m fund for seafood

Canada’s $400m fund for seafood

THE Canadian government has opened up a $400 million fund to help the country’s seafood industry modernise and expand. Titled the Atlantic Fisheries Fund, it is accepting proposals from both the aquaculture and fishing sectors. The fund is being administered by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and its provincial partners in Atlantic Canada. The government saysContinue Reading

Grimsby MP in Brexit smoked fish plea

Grimsby MP in Brexit smoked fish plea

GRIMSBY MP Melanie Onn is urging the Brexit Secretary to ensure that Grimsby traditional smoked fish retains its special heritage status after the UK leaves Europe. She told Fish Update: ‘We make the best (smoked fish) in the world and people everywhere should know that when they buy Grimsby smoked haddock, it genuinely has been smokedContinue Reading