Category Archives: Processing

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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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

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Ewing upbeat on post-Brexit market

Ewing upbeat on post-Brexit market

THERE are opportunities post-Brexit for Scotland’s seafood industry to grab a bigger share of the world market, once the practical challenges are overcome. This was the message from Rural Economy minister Fergus Ewing to delegates at the Seafood Summit in Aberdeen this morning. Highlighting the importance of the sector to the Scottish, and UK, economy,Continue Reading

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Focus on Brexit effect at summit

Focus on Brexit effect at summit

RURAL Economy minister Fergus Ewing will address the Seafood Summit in Aberdeen on Wednesday as the industry awaits the outcome of the latest Brexit deliberations. The focus of the summit, organised by industry body Seafish, is on the impact of the UK leaving the EU, which was due to take place this week, on MarchContinue Reading

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Buckie firm scoops top food prizes

Buckie firm scoops top food prizes

SALMON company Associated Seafoods Ltd (ASL) won two awards at last night’s North East Scotland Food and Drink Awards 2019, for its export success and investment in jobs. The Buckie based firm won the ‘Investing in Skills Development’ award because of the training and development programmes it provides. The company has appointed a manager dedicatedContinue Reading

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Grimsby pays tribute to ‘seafood giant’

Grimsby pays tribute to ‘seafood giant’

FRANK Flear, one of the UK’s great seafood pioneers, has died at the age of 84. A larger than life figure, he created and built two major companies, Bluecrest, which later became an integral part of Young’s Seafood, and latterly Seachill, now one of the biggest salmon and white fish processors in the country, asContinue Reading

Scots processors seek help to expand

Scots processors seek help to expand

SCOTLAND’S seafood processing sector is challenging ministers to help remove a series of blockages that stand in the way of its modernisation and development. The Scottish Seafood Association (SSA), which represents 81 small, medium and large processors, up from 67 just 18 months ago, has identified a range of issues which are holding the sectorContinue Reading

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

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

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