Category Archives: Processing

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, October 19

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, October 19

CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL FISHING NORWAY’S fisheries minister, Harald Tom Nesvik, has pledged a crackdown on illegal fish dealing. He told a meeting of the Nordland County Fisheries: ‘I am going to pursue those who are involved in such activities.’ He has also promised extra resources in the fight against fish crime which has been risingContinue Reading

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Scheme to nurture young seafood talent

Scheme to nurture young seafood talent

A PROJECT to nurture and retain talent within the UK seafood industry was announced this morning at the UK Seafood Summit. The Young Seafood Leaders Network, created by industry authority Seafish, will champion young seafood professionals by offering mentoring opportunities and developing leadership skills. Seafish CEO Marcus Coleman told delegates at the summit, being heldContinue Reading

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Five Star Fish site for sale at £3.75m

Five Star Fish site for sale at £3.75m

THE 2 Sisters Food Group has put its Five Star Fish Factory in Grimsby on the market – with an asking prices of £3.75 million. The 9,200 square metre site was a major producer of coated fish for Marks & Spencer until April this year, when the parent company decided it should close with theContinue Reading

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Young’s deal close – reports

Young’s deal close – reports

THE private equity firm CapVest appears to be closing in on a deal which will reunite it with Grimsby-based Young’s Seafood, according to weekend financial reports. The Mail On Sunday said that talks were at an advanced stage and CapVest was prepared to pay up to £200 million for the UK’s largest seafood producer. TheContinue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing, Friday, October 12

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, October 12

LEROY PREDICTS LOWER Q3 HARVEST LERØY Seafood Group has forecast lower harvest volumes for the third quarter of this year. In its latest trading update, the Norwegian fishing and aquaculture company says it expects harvest volumes for salmon and trout to be 37,22 tonnes for the period between July and September, compared with 46,024 tonnesContinue Reading

Shetland seeks better seafood showcase

Shetland seeks better seafood showcase

PEOPLE in Shetland are being urged to complete a survey on the desirability of a marketplace to better showcase and celebrate local seafood. The study has been initiated by the Shetland Fish Producers’ Organisation (SFPO) and funded by the Shetland Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG). SFPO policy officer Sheila Keith said: ‘We feel that moreContinue Reading

Smart site shows where fish are sourced

Smart site shows where fish are sourced

CONSUMERS can find out where the fish they buy is farmed or caught with a new interactive map launched by Marks & Spencer. The retailer says its website – corporate.marksandspencer.com/seafoodmap – is the first of its kind in the UK and includes information on the capture or farming method and sustainability information for every fisheryContinue Reading

FishUpdate Briefing Friday October 5th

FishUpdate Briefing Friday October 5th

WATCHING FISH MAY “CALM NERVES” CAN a cod keep you calm? Scientists at The  Deep  in Hull are trying to prove if watching fish, turtles and sharks is beneficial for our health. Experts from York and Exeter universities have been  carrying out the experiment on visitors to the giant aquarium. Volunteers wear headsets, which trackContinue Reading

Norwegian salmon exports stall

Norwegian salmon exports stall

EXPORTS of Norwegian salmon stalled slightly last month, but for the year so far they are still well up in both volume and value. Sales during September totalled 88,200 tonnes and were worth NOK 5.7 billion, down eight per cent in volume terms but with the value at the same level as September 2017. TheContinue Reading

Iceland Seafood’s sales and profits soar

Iceland Seafood’s sales and profits soar

THE international fish trading company Iceland Seafood International (ISI) has reported a significant rise in its 2018 half year sales and profits. As part of its growth strategy, ISI has agreed two strategic purchases already this year, the Spanish acquisition Solo Seafood/Icelandic Iberica in August (which was finalised this month) and the Irish fish tradingContinue Reading