Category Archives: Processing News

Staff shortages force move to Vietnam

Staff shortages force move to Vietnam

A DEVON seafood firm is to send shellfish more than 8,000 miles to Vietnam for processing because it cannot find enough staff to do the job locally. The Blue Seafood Company, based in Paignton, near Torquay, and which proudly describes itself as the ‘home of Devon crab’, has said that if the experiment works out,Continue Reading

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Process more, earn more – seafood chief

Process more, earn more – seafood chief

THE head of Norway’s Seafood Council has said the industry could hugely increase its wealth and job creation if more of the fish it sold abroad was processed before it left the country. Presenting the 2018 exports figures yesterday, chief executive Renate Larsen pointed out that 84 per cent of the salmon went out unprocessed.Continue 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

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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

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

‘Big potential’ in seafood deal

‘Big potential’ in seafood deal

IN one of the biggest deals of its type for many years, seafood company Seafood Connection has acquired the frozen food operation of Netherlands based Anova Seafood. Seafood Connection is the European business of the world’s largest seafood company by sales in both farmed and wild caught fish, and a leading supplier through retail andContinue Reading

Marel to beef up UK base

Marel to beef up UK base

MAREL, the Icelandic processing equipment supplier, is upgrading its UK operations to strengthen its brand in the country and offer its workforce a more modern environment. And it is also looking to London for a possible Stock Market listing. The Icelandic company employs almost 200 people in the UK and Ireland and its plans includeContinue Reading

Seafish launches processing probe

Seafish launches processing probe

SEAFISH has launched a deep look at the UK’s seafood processing sector, with a programme of financial, employment and sector research. The probe has kicked off with a processing census, which is carried out every two years to collect information on the size, structure, and recent changes in the sector. Data collection has already startedContinue Reading

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