Category Archives: Processing

New tool raises profile of farmed fish

New tool raises profile of farmed fish

A NEW web tool has been developed to provide seafood buyers with information about the most important farmed fish and shellfish species on the UK market. The easy-to-use online tool, launched by industry body Seafish, profiles nine species, which will increase to 14 over the coming months. The profiles offer information on production location andContinue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing, Friday, May 18

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, May 18

CHINA PLANS SALMAR STYLE PLATFORM CHINA is planning to develop an offshore salmon farming sector by using platforms similar to the large vessel bought by the Norwegian company SalMar last year, the South China Morning Post says. One Chinese company is developing a 35 metre tall rig capable of producing 1,500 tonnes of salmon a year.Continue Reading

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Scale of Five Star losses revealed

Scale of Five Star losses revealed

FIVE Star Fish, the seafood business which is threatening to close its Grimsby site with a potential loss of almost 400 jobs, has reported a significant increase in its losses despite a large rise in turnover. The secondary white fish processor is a wholly owned subsidiary of Boparan Holdings, which deals mainly in poultry under the 2Sisters FoodContinue Reading

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Bakkafrost buys US salmon importer

Bakkafrost buys US salmon importer

FAROESE salmon farmer Bakkafrost has entered into a conditional share purchase agreement with the owners of North Landing to purchase all outstanding shares of the US salmon importer. Bakkafrost said it wanted to establish an American base to better serve its US customers. The deal is expected to be closed at the end of May.Continue Reading

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Seafood summit leaving Grimsby

Seafood summit leaving Grimsby

AFTER seven years, the Humber Seafood Summit is being moved from its traditional Grimsby area location. And it is being given a new name as the UK Seafood Summit, with the event moving around the country. The two-day summit this year will be held on October 17-18, 30 miles from Grimsby at the Forest PinesContinue Reading

Ireland unveils new seafood strategy

Ireland unveils new seafood strategy

IRELAND has launched a bold new strategy designed to drive up its fishing and aquaculture industries. Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the agency responsible for leading the development of the Irish seafood sector, has outlined its plans in a statement titled ‘Enabling Sustainable Growth’ to deliver growth between now and 2025. The new strategy is aimed at enhancingContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, May 11

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, May 11

WILD QUEENSLAND PRAWNS LISTED AS ENDANGERED                                                                                          THE Australian Marine Conservation Society has listed wild caught Queensland prawns and scallops as an endangered species and is urging the public not to buy them. The society has given these and other shellfish a red unsustainable rating in its latest seafood guide. Scallop stocks are said to have dropped dramatically. TooniContinue Reading

Volumes down, costs up for MH Scotland

Volumes down, costs up for MH Scotland

MARINE Harvest Scotland’s harvest volumes in the first quarter of 2017 were down significantly on the same period last year, according to the company’s Q1 report, published yesterday. The first quarter harvest volume was 8,691 tonnes gutted weight, a decrease from the corresponding quarter in 2017 (17,772 tonnes). This was due to a lower openingContinue Reading

Canadian seafood faces US ban over whaling

Canadian seafood faces US ban over whaling

EXPORTS of Canadian seafood to the United States could be under threat over Canada’s whaling policy. Eleven Democratic Party senators have called on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the body which governs US fishing policy, to investigate whether Canada is doing enough to protect North Atlantic ‘right’ whales, which are an endangered species. And, ifContinue Reading

‘Excellent’ chance of UK- Iceland free trade deal

‘Excellent’ chance of UK- Iceland free trade deal

A FREE trade deal between Britain and Iceland after Brexit was now a real possibility, Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson, Iceland’s ambassador to the UK, said in Grimsby yesterday. He was on a two-day fact finding and contact building  mission to the South Humber port complex, during which he met industry leaders over dinner, and toured theContinue Reading