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‘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

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Samherji in major processing investment

Samherji in major processing investment

SAMHERJI, Iceland’s largest fishing company, has announced it is investing more than 20 million euros, modernising its fish processing facilities at two key sites. It is thought to be the largest such processing operation instigated in Iceland. The company has engaged the high-tech equipment company Valka to carry out the work, which will take placeContinue Reading

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Young’s boosts ‘responsibility’ team

Young’s boosts ‘responsibility’ team

YOUNG’S Seafood has strengthened its corporate social responsibility team with the appointment of a leading marine biologist. He is Cameron Moffat (pictured), who is joining Young’s from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). He was previously a project support officer with the MSC and has taken on a significant role, designed to drive forward the company’s responsible seafood strategy which has beenContinue Reading

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€1.5m boost for Donegal fish and aquaculture businesses

€1.5m boost for Donegal fish and aquaculture businesses

FIVE Irish fish processing and aquaculture companies in the Donegal region are to receive almost €1.5 million to help their businesses grow. The funding (totalling €1,492,002) was announced this week by the the Government Chief Whip Joe McHugh who said: “I am delighted to announce that Donegal has received a huge investment boost from theContinue Reading

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Wrasse get passports to travel to show

Wrasse get passports to travel to show

Wester Ross Salmon boss Gilpin Bradley was taking no chances this year with his precious cargo of wrasse, attending Seafood Expo for the second time. Last year, he transported the live fish, along with a variety of other marine life found around the farms, by train – first class, of course. It was quite anContinue Reading

St James Smokehouse to buy Pinneys

St James Smokehouse to buy Pinneys

THE owner of the award winning Scottish salmon company St James Smokehouse said speculation that he was planning to buy Pinneys was correct. Brendan Maher (pictured) said he and his factory manager, Leo Sprott, had spent 10 hours at the factory in Annan, which Young’s Seafood has put up for sale. ‘We spent 10 hoursContinue Reading

Beast From East chills fish sales – report

Beast From East chills fish sales – report

THE first three months of this year have been difficult for fish along with other  key proteins such as meat and poultry, says Kantar World panel, the international consumer data company. The icy blasts in February and March from the so called Beast From The East “played havoc with normal shopping patterns”  as the numberContinue Reading

South Korean seafood exports soar

South Korean seafood exports soar

SOUTH  Korea’s growing influence on the global seafood scene has been strengthened by the news that its fish exports soared by more than 16 per cent during the first three months of this year. The country’s Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans said sales were helped by a strong demand for tuna and a particularly KoreanContinue Reading

Scottish seafood ‘open for business’

Scottish seafood ‘open for business’

SCOTTISH seafood companies were hoping to secure millions of pounds of new business as the Seafood Expo got underway in Brussels this morning. Some 21 Scottish companies have stand space within the Scotland pavilion in Hall 9, while an additional 21 firms are attending independently, all vying for new export contracts. Last year, Scottish businessesContinue Reading

Aldi tops sustainable fish list

Aldi tops sustainable fish list

THE discount retailer Aldi has been named as the UK supermarket chain with the best record of stocking the highest proportion of sustainable seafood, says the Marine Stewardship Council. It is even beating high end retailers such as Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. The MSC, which is the international body that sets fishing standards aroundContinue Reading