Category Archives: Processing

Fish message goes to kindergartens

Fish message goes to kindergartens

NORWAY has turned to the kindergarten in an attempt to halt a decline in fish consumption among its young people. The country may be the world’s largest cod and salmon producer, but youngsters are turning away from seafood in worrying numbers. ‘Now the Nofima Research Institute, based in Tromsø, has launched a project called FutureContinue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing, Friday, December 14

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, December 14

POLAR SEAFOOD FOUNDER FOUND DEAD ANDERS Jonas Brøns, the 68-year-old founder of Greenland based Polar Seafood, has been found dead near the harbour of Aalborgin, Denmark. His death is thought to be either accidental or due to natural causes. He launched Polar Seafood in 1984 as the sales and marketing company for a number ofContinue Reading

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Iceland fish firm’s profits down

Iceland fish firm’s profits down

HB Grandi, Iceland’s second largest fishing and fish processing company, has announced reduced revenues and operating profits for the first nine months of this year. Income for the period totalled €149.2 million (£132.7 million) compared to €158 million (£141 million) in the previous year. The EBITDA was €24.1 million (£21.4 million), which represents about 16.2Continue Reading

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Norway urged to process more of its fish

Norway urged to process more of its fish

NORWEGIAN fishing and salmon farming companies are facing growing demands to process more of the fish produce at home. Part of the crusade is environmentally based and part is on economic grounds because changing tactics would not only reduce the carbon footprint, but it would create hundreds of local jobs. In Britain, the practice isContinue Reading

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Advice for processors on trade deal

Advice for processors on trade deal

SEAFISH has released a new resource to support the seafood production industry in preparing for trade issues around Brexit. The information note summarises a report prepared by Global Counsel, which proposes how Rules of Origin could work in any future Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the UK and the EU. Seafish says the protocols forContinue Reading

Fishupdate briefing Friday December 7th

Fishupdate briefing Friday December 7th

COD MAY HELP PEOPLE WITH KIDNEY PROBLEMS RESEARCHERS at the University of Bergen in Norway believe that eating cod can help people with obesity related  kidney or renal  problems. They have recently carried out a study using overweight rats who were fed a quarter of their protein using cod over a period of four weeks.Continue Reading

Salmon blessed for Muslim market

Salmon blessed for Muslim market

WESTER Ross Fisheries has teamed up with a member of the Shia community to cater for Muslim customers, the BBC reported. Hatim Ameen flies up from Manchester to Loch Canaird near Ullapool to bless each fish to make it halal just before it is slaughtered. At the site, salmon are pumped from sea pens onContinue Reading

MH plans high speed Mowi roll-out

MH plans high speed Mowi roll-out

MARINE Harvest has said it plans to move faster than its competitors following the launch of its Mowi brand, which will also become the company’s new name. Shareholders will be asked to approve the plan next week. In his latest monthly newsletter, Ben Hadfield, managing director of Marine Harvest Scotland, pledged ‘significant investment over theContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, November 30

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, November 30

US FOODS EXECUTIVE TO HEAD AQUABOUNTY AQUABOUNTY Technologies, the American company noted for its research and development of genetically modified fish, has appointed US Foods senior vice president Sylvia Wulf as its new chief executive and executive director. She is highly experienced in the food industry and previously held senior positions with Tyson Foods Inc,Continue Reading

Edinburgh Salmon Co to close at year end

Edinburgh Salmon Co to close at year end

THE Edinburgh Salmon Company (also known as ESCo) has announced that it is to close its production centre at Dingwall in the Highland, with the loss of more than 250 jobs. The site had been experiencing heavy losses and the owners, Européenne de la Mer, a subsidiary of the global seafood giant Thai Union, warnedContinue Reading