Category Archives: Processing

Canned seafood ‘worth $27.8bn by 2025’

Canned seafood ‘worth $27.8bn by 2025’

CANNED fish may not be the most glamorous part of the seafood business, but the global market is expected to grow by 3.2 per cent a year to a high of US $27.8 billion by 2025, according to a new report. The report, from Grand View Research Inc in the US, predicts the industry will grow on account of risingContinue Reading

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Young’s owners preparing for sale – report

Young’s owners preparing for sale – report

THE private equity owners of Young’s Seafood may be poised to put the business up for sale, according to a report today by the Press Association news agency. Grimsby based Young’s and the three private equity owners, Lion Capital, Bain Capital and HPS Investment Partners, have so far refused to comment on the report, whichContinue Reading

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Britons prefer national cuisine

Britons prefer national cuisine

SEVEN in ten Britons would choose British made products if given the choice, according to new research. The study – by Young’s Seafood – also found that 60 per cent would crown British cuisine ‘the best in the world’, while nearly half of respondents say eating British food reminds them of their childhood. Fish andContinue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing, Friday, December 8

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, December 8

WALMART OPENs UP ON SEAFOOD SOURCING WALMART has joined the Ocean Disclosure Project (OCP), which promises to give more details about the way seafood is sourced. The data to be shown on the OCP portal could include the locations where Walmart obtains its wild caught seafood, as well as the gear types used to acquire that catch. Fisheries managementContinue Reading

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Four seafood workers rushed to hospital

Four seafood workers rushed to hospital

FOUR people have been rushed to hospital following a suspected chemical leak at the Macrae seafood factory at Livingston, near Edinburgh, late yesterday. The emergency services were called to the site shortly after 2.30pm on Wednesday and the factory was evacuated. Macrae is owned by Young’s Seafood. A Young’s spokeswoman said those who were taken toContinue Reading

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German seafood giant in emissions fight

German seafood giant in emissions fight

GERMANY’S leading seafood company has decided to appeal against a court decision which dismissed its lawsuit against the car giant Volkswagen AG for what it claims was a ‘fraudulent misrepresentation’ of VW’s emission claims. The company, Deutsche See, is reported to have demanded the return of vehicle leasing and maintenance costs totalling at least 12 million euros. The case followed the emissions scandal which hit theContinue Reading

Iceland has new fisheries minister

Iceland has new fisheries minister

ICELAND has changed its fisheries minister in a major shake-up of the government, following October’s largely inconclusive general election. Out goes Reform Party member Thorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, who has held the post for less than a year. She is replaced by Kristján Þór Júlíusson (pictured), who was education minister in the previous government, but has considerable marine experience.Continue Reading

Feedback urged on ports scheme

Feedback urged on ports scheme

THE seafood industry is being urged to deliver feedback on a new certification scheme designed to promote good practice at UK fishing ports and give seafood buyers added confidence in the quality and sustainability of the fish they land. The Seafish run Responsible Fishing Ports Scheme (RFPS) pilot programme says it wants the input as part of aContinue Reading

Young’s factory brought back to life

Young’s factory brought back to life

TWENTY jobs are expected to be created through the creation of a new fish processing operation in Aberdeenshire. Seafood Sourcing is investing £614,000 in one of the buildings previously occupied by Young’s Seafood at Fraserburgh Harbour. Two years ago, more than 600 people lost their jobs in Fraserburgh when Young’s lost a major salmon processing contractContinue Reading

Seafood fraud ‘rampant’ in Canadian capital

Seafood fraud ‘rampant’ in Canadian capital

A REPORT from the marine conservation charity Oceana Canada has unveiled ‘alarming results’ of seafood fraud in the federal capital Ottawa. Almost half of the samples tested – 45 out of 98 – were mislabelled while a third (33) were considered species substitution, since the name on the menu or label did not match the type of fishContinue Reading