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Scottish excellence in Brussels final

Scottish excellence in Brussels final

SCOTTISH farmed salmon has made the finals of the Seafood Excellence Global awards, a highlight of the world’s biggest seafood show, to be held in Brussels next month. The Scottish Salmon Company’s Salmon Label Rouge Royal Mile Cut, St James Smokehouse’s Saint Pure Salmon, and John Ross Jr’s Original Rum Cured Smoked Salmon are amongContinue Reading

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Review finds ‘much greater’ mackerel stock

Review finds ‘much greater’ mackerel stock

FISHERMEN have welcomed a review of the north east Atlantic mackerel stock, which was found to be ‘much greater’ than previously assessed. The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) revealed in a report last week that the methods used to assess the stock in 2018 were flawed. Due to ‘issues with theContinue Reading

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Farm ban at world heritage site

Farm ban at world heritage site

MOWI has been told it cannot continue with plans to carry out fish farming on a UNESCO world heritage site in a remote region of Northern Norway known as the Vega islands. The country’s Climate Change and Environment Directorate has withdrawn permission granted to the company by Nordland’s county governor almost three years ago whenContinue Reading

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Mowi rationed to two ‘donuts’

Mowi rationed to two ‘donuts’

MOWI has been awarded two development licences for its marine ‘donut’ concept, according to reports yesterday. The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries approved two permits out of an original eight for the floating closed containment innovation which, it said, was ‘unlike anything else that is in general commercial use in the aquaculture industry’. The two licencesContinue Reading

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Brussels first for women in seafood

Brussels first for women in seafood

THE world’s largest seafood show, to be held in Brussels in May, is to focus on women in the industry, during a seminar running alongside the exhibition. The first session of the Seafood Expo Global Series on Women in Leadership will be launched with a panel discussion, What Government and the Private Sector Can doContinue Reading

Salmon farmers up for food awards

Salmon farmers up for food awards

SALMON companies will be competing for several awards in the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2019, to be held in May. The Scottish Salmon Company, Scottish Sea Farms and Loch Fyne Oysters have all been shortlisted in the Export Business of the Year category. And the Scottish Salmon Company has also been named asContinue Reading

Mowi raises wild salmon survival hopes

Mowi raises wild salmon survival hopes

SCOTLAND’S biggest salmon farmer, Mowi, is involved in a new programme to help boost stocks of wild salmon. The company, which has long supported restocking efforts near its farm sites, is working with Jon Gibb, fishery manager of the River Lochy and director of the Lochaber District Salmon Fishery Board. Gibb, who operates the DrimsallieContinue Reading

Prize line-up goes global

Prize line-up goes global

THE shortlist for the 2019 Aquaculture Awards has been announced, with a strong focus on international high fliers. Taking place in Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, on May 29, the awards have eight, mostly new, categories this year and highlight the range of talent involved in the global aquaculture sector. Event organiser Susan Tinch said: ‘We wereContinue Reading

Norway Q1 salmon earnings surge

Norway Q1 salmon earnings surge

HIGHER prices, a weaker kroner and rising demand from the United States have combined to deliver strong growth to Norway’s salmon exporters during the first quarter of 2019, the latest figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council today show. The country exported 245,000 tonnes of salmon worth NOK 16.7 billion (£1.49 billion) between January and MarchContinue Reading

Faroese farmer focuses on sustainability

Faroese farmer focuses on sustainability

INVESTMENT, sustainability and ever increasing efficiency – these are among the priorities spelt out by Bakkafrost chairman Runi M. Hansen as the Faroese salmon farming company prepares to meet growing future global demand for fish protein. Bakkafrost, he said, has been on an exciting journey for the past couple of years, with a high focusContinue Reading