Category Archives: Processing News

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, September 22

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, September 22

HIGH COST OF ASIAN FISH POACHERS MALAYSIA’S Fisheries Department has said that the country loses nearly a million tonnes of seafood each year to poachers. So in a bid to combat the menace the authorities have taken to burning the boats of poachers after they have been arrested. According to the Straits Times, the move to torchContinue Reading

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Fisheries minister to address seafood summit

Fisheries minister to address seafood summit

FISHERIES minister George Eustice and Iceland’s ambassador to the UK, Thordur Aegir Oskarsson, have been confirmed as speakers for the seventh annual Humber Seafood Summit, which will take place in Grimsby and its seaside neighbour, Cleethorpes, next month. Eustice, who will deliver his welcome via video, and Oskarsson will address more than 200 delegates atContinue Reading

Grimsby Seafood Village receives VIP guests

Grimsby Seafood Village receives VIP guests

A KNIGHT of the realm and a member of the House of Lords were among the VIP guests at the Grimsby Seafood Village yesterday (Yesterday). They formed part of a team from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), the organisation which helped arrange European Fisheries Fund finance to the tune of £1.2-million  towards the  £3-million  seafoodContinue Reading

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Fishing company in expansion mode

Fishing company in expansion mode

THE expanding Icelandic fishing and fish processing company Fisk Seafood has moved to strengthen its position with another key purchase. Fisk says it has reached agreement to buy all the shares in the family processing business Soffaníasi Cecilssyni which has operations in the port of Grundarfjordur where Fisk also has a base. The deal still has to receiveContinue Reading

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Processors rush to buy as salmon prices fall

Processors rush to buy as salmon prices fall

AS Norwegian salmon prices fell to their lowest level so far this year, fish curing companies in mainland Europe have been rushing to buy up large volumes, particularly the frozen variety. Smokers in the Netherlands appear to be leading the charge, the Norwegian seafood press is reporting. The price of Norwegian farmed salmon is expected toContinue Reading

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Icelandic Seachill’s profits jump

Icelandic Seachill’s profits jump

ICELANDIC Seachill saw its sales leap by seven per cent to £266.3 million last year, new figures from the company show. Grimsby based Icelandic, which owns the Saucy Fish brand, said: ‘The headwinds of extreme raw material inflation and currency uncertainty, following the referendum result, were navigated successfully. ‘During the year, a long-term agreement wasContinue Reading

Canada’s $400m fund for seafood

Canada’s $400m fund for seafood

THE Canadian government has opened up a $400 million fund to help the country’s seafood industry modernise and expand. Titled the Atlantic Fisheries Fund, it is accepting proposals from both the aquaculture and fishing sectors. The fund is being administered by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and its provincial partners in Atlantic Canada. The government saysContinue Reading

Grimsby MP in Brexit smoked fish plea

Grimsby MP in Brexit smoked fish plea

GRIMSBY MP Melanie Onn is urging the Brexit Secretary to ensure that Grimsby traditional smoked fish retains its special heritage status after the UK leaves Europe. She told Fish Update: ‘We make the best (smoked fish) in the world and people everywhere should know that when they buy Grimsby smoked haddock, it genuinely has been smokedContinue Reading

Grimsby platform at Iceland Expo

Grimsby platform at Iceland Expo

GRIMSBY will have a strong presence at Icefish 2017, which opens just outside Reykjavik tomorrow. Held every three years, the Iceland Fisheries Exhibition has been growing in stature and is expected to attract a record 20,000 visitors to what is the second most important fishing country in the northern hemisphere, after Norway. There will also beContinue Reading

Awards mark aquaculture excellence

Awards mark aquaculture excellence

TWO leading aquaculture companies have been recognised in the Highlands and Islands Business Excellence Awards, announced on Friday. Marine Harvest won the Benromach Award for Excellence in International Business. Scotland’s biggest salmon farmer, which supports almost 700 jobs in the Highlands and Islands, was commended for its success in exporting across the world and itsContinue Reading