Category Archives: Processing

Norway rocked by French TV claims

Norway rocked by French TV claims

NORWAY’S seafood industry has been jolted by a French TV documentary which claims that fish, mainly cod, being sent to China for processing is returning to Europe, including the UK, full of water and chemicals. The programme, titled ‘Mollo sur le cabillaud? (literally, Easy on the cod), shows how after the fish arrives in ChinaContinue Reading

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Fishupdate Briefing Friday February 1st

Fishupdate Briefing Friday February 1st

TURNING FISH WASTE INTO PROFIT A ‘Fish Waste for Profit’ conference  is to run alongside the IceFish Exhibition in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik for the first time. Estimates reveal that 43 per cent  of fish and shellfish resources end up as wastage, which represents a significant amount of potential profit that could be generatedContinue Reading

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Young’s reports impressive growth

Young’s reports impressive growth

SOLID sales growth and the capture of important new contracts helped give Young’s Seafood an impressive increase in turnover and gross profits last year. The company reported turnover of £545.9 million for the financial year ended September 30, 2018, a rise of 4.3 per cent, and an EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation)Continue Reading

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Tesco jobs review fuels Grimsby fears

Tesco jobs review fuels Grimsby fears

FISH processors in Grimsby were today anxiously studying reports that the supermarket giant Tesco is planning to cut back on the number of fresh fish counters in its larger stores as part of a major jobs review. The reports, which first appeared in the Mail On Sunday, suggest that the retailer could axe thousands ofContinue Reading

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Devon chippy crowned Britain’s best

Devon chippy crowned Britain’s best

LOVERS of fish and chips will have to travel to Devon if they want to sample the best Britain has to offer. Krispies Fish & Chips, from the coastal resort of Exmouth, has been crowned the UK’s best fish and chip outlet after winning the National Fish & Chip Awards 2019. Owned and operated byContinue Reading

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Young’s to axe 50 jobs at Edinburgh site

Young’s to axe 50 jobs at Edinburgh site

YOUNG’S Seafood looks set to cut more jobs in Scotland. The company has confirmed that it is looking to reduce the number of staff at its Macrae plant at Livingston, near Edinburgh, by up to 50 people. The announcement comes less than a year after it controversially closed its Pinneys salmon site at Annan withContinue Reading

Pinneys staff forgotten claims MSP

Pinneys staff forgotten claims MSP

THE 450 people who lost their jobs following the closure of Young’s owned Pinneys salmon site at Annan have been forgotten, according to a local member of the Scottish parliament. Speaking in Holyrood during a debate on the regional economy, Colin Smyth, the Labour MSP for South Scotland, said the community were told no stoneContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, January 18

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, January 18

GRIMSBY HOSTS SEAFOOD CAREERS EVENT AN event which aims to give young people an insight into the diverse range of careers within the seafood and general food sector is taking place in Grimsby next month. Titled the Future of Food, it is organised and co-ordinated by the Grimsby Institute and Seafish. Some of the biggestContinue Reading

Bid to find top young seafood chef

Bid to find top young seafood chef

THE search to find Britain’s best young seafood chef for 2019 has begun. The annual competition, now in its 17th year, encourages chefs to cook with seafood and always attracts a high calibre of student. The competition is sponsored by Seafish, the public body that supports the £10 billion UK seafood industry, and run byContinue Reading

Staff shortages force move to Vietnam

Staff shortages force move to Vietnam

A DEVON seafood firm is to send shellfish more than 8,000 miles to Vietnam for processing because it cannot find enough staff to do the job locally. The Blue Seafood Company, based in Paignton, near Torquay, and which proudly describes itself as the ‘home of Devon crab’, has said that if the experiment works out,Continue Reading