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Prime ingredient in coho feed

Prime ingredient in coho feed

THE new microalgae fish oil alternative that is to be fed to Norwegian farmer Leroy’s salmon, will also be included in the feed of a Chilean coho producer.   Ventisqueros, described as a boutique salmon producer in north Patagonia, in collaboration with Danish feed producer BioMar announced this week that it will begin using salmonContinue Reading

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First class wrasse are expo stars

First class wrasse are expo stars

MAKING their debut at Seafood Expo in Brussels this week are ballan wrasse, the cleaner fish that are helping to rid salmon farms of sea lice. About half a dozen of the fish, along with a few other marine species, are attracting great interest in a mini aquarium on the stand of Wester Ross Fisheries,Continue Reading

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£1m fund to promote Scottish seafood

£1m fund to promote Scottish seafood

SEAFOOD Scotland has been awarded just under £1 million of EU funding to showcase Scottish produce at international trade shows. Support in the latest round of the European and Maritime Fisheries Fund will enable the industry body to exhibit in seven trade shows around the globe over the next 12 months. Making the announcement afterContinue Reading

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Norway reports dramatic drop in fish escapes

Norway reports dramatic drop in fish escapes

NORWAY is claiming success in reducing the number of fish escaping from its fish farms – thanks to an industry wide effort. According to the Norwegian  directorate of fisheries 126,000 salmon and 62,000 rainbow trout escaped last year compared to 170,000 salmon and 84,000 trout in 2015. So far this year fish farms have reportedContinue Reading

Leroy to feed fish prime microalgae

Leroy to feed fish prime microalgae

LEADING Norwegian salmon farmer Lerøy will from next month feed its fish an alternative source of omega-3 deriving from the microalgae ingredient AlgaPrime DHA. The product has been developed in cooperation with BioMar and US pioneers TerraVia and is manufactured from the sugar cane production of Bunge in Brazil. Salmon, above 1 kg, will beContinue Reading

Scottish fish health ‘improving massively’

Scottish fish health ‘improving massively’

THE Scottish salmon industry’s investment of more than £20 million in research and development is beginning to bear fruit, with the state of fish health ‘improving massively’, said Scott Landsburgh, chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation. In an upbeat speech last night at the Scottish pavilion reception, held at the end of theContinue Reading

Seachill union wants meeting with company

Seachill union wants meeting with company

THE Unite trade union  has called for an urgent meeting with the management of Icelandic Seachill in Grimsby, following  the weekend announcement that one of the town’s largest employers had been put up for sale. Job security is the union’s main concern. The announcement was made by the board of Icelandic Group which owns theContinue Reading

Fish farming boosts Faroes population

Fish farming boosts Faroes population

IT is a country whose population has just passed the 50,000 mark – around the size  of Inverness in Scotland – but the Faroe Islands has just published an upbeat budget, thanks in large part to its growing fish farming industry. The Finance Minister Kristina Háfoss, while stressing the importance  of responsible spending , hasContinue Reading

Salmon prospects ‘better than other industries’

Salmon prospects ‘better than other industries’

NO industry has better long term prospects than the salmon farming industry, said a leading seafood analyst at a seminar in Brussels yesterday. Dag Sletmo, of the Norwegian DNB bank, addressing pricing challenges, said the ‘new normal’ price of salmon was close to 50 NOK per kg, and that farmers needed to make at leastContinue Reading

Scottish salmon showcased in Brussels

Scottish salmon showcased in Brussels

SCOTTISH salmon producers are out in force at the Seafood Expo in Brussels this week to boost their international trade links. Farmers of Scotland’s number one food export sold £451 million of Scottish salmon (75,000 tonnes) to 60 countries last year. Scotland’s salmon sector has expanded its export markets in recent years, especially in theContinue Reading