Category Archives: Processing News

Norway seafood export revenue continues to rise

Norway seafood export revenue continues to rise

NORWAY exported less salmon last month, but what it did sell netted  a  considerably higher financial return. Figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council show that May salmon exports totalled 73,000 tons, down by five per cent.  The value, however, went up by 11 per cent or   by 535 million kroners (NOK). So far this yearContinue Reading

Iceland raises cod and haddock catch quotas

Iceland raises cod and haddock catch quotas

ICELAND has significantly raised its cod and haddock quotas  for the new fishing year which begins  on September 1st. The decision, particularly on haddock is certain to be welcomes by processors in the UK and Europe. Haddock remains a firm favourite in Britain. The Mini­ster of Fis­heries has decided that the catch quota for codContinue Reading

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Young’s welcomes action on marine pollution

Young’s welcomes action on marine pollution

YOUNG’S Seafood, Britain’s largest  fish and seafood business, has publicly welcomed the  action being taken by  Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) to tackle marine pollution. The initiative – known as GGGI –  is a cross-sector alliance committed to driving solutions to the problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear worldwide. Grimsby-based Young’s Seafood says it isContinue Reading

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Humber summit moves into seafood week

Humber summit moves into seafood week

The Humber Seafood Summit this year is moving from its traditional September slot to National Seafood Week the following month. The new date is   Wednesday October  11th  with the seafood fayre being held on the previous evening, but the Grimsby area venues remain the same. Organised by Seafish,  the main theme  this year will be UK Seafood:Continue Reading

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Quotas ‘must be based on science’

Quotas ‘must be based on science’

ANY future quotas once Britain leaves the EU should reflect the state of the resources in UK waters at the time, the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFF0) has declared. The NFFO, which represents fishermen in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, said that when quota allocations were set up in 1983 as part of theContinue Reading

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Young’s showing strong sales growth

Young’s showing strong sales growth

YOUNG’ Seafood is showing stronger than expected sales growth thanks to a determined fight-back following the loss of a large salmon processing contract almost two years ago. The Grimsby based company’s latest financial statement shows that turnover rose from £120.5 million to £131.6 million for the second quarter (13 weeks) to April 1, 2017. Young’s financial year isContinue Reading

Norway reports dramatic drop in fish escapes

Norway reports dramatic drop in fish escapes

NORWAY is claiming success in reducing the number of fish escaping from its fish farms – thanks to an industry wide effort. According to the Norwegian  directorate of fisheries 126,000 salmon and 62,000 rainbow trout escaped last year compared to 170,000 salmon and 84,000 trout in 2015. So far this year fish farms have reportedContinue Reading

Seachill union wants meeting with company

Seachill union wants meeting with company

THE Unite trade union  has called for an urgent meeting with the management of Icelandic Seachill in Grimsby, following  the weekend announcement that one of the town’s largest employers had been put up for sale. Job security is the union’s main concern. The announcement was made by the board of Icelandic Group which owns theContinue Reading

Fish farming boosts Faroes population

Fish farming boosts Faroes population

IT is a country whose population has just passed the 50,000 mark – around the size  of Inverness in Scotland – but the Faroe Islands has just published an upbeat budget, thanks in large part to its growing fish farming industry. The Finance Minister Kristina Háfoss, while stressing the importance  of responsible spending , hasContinue Reading

Oil and fish “must live together” – Minister

Oil and fish “must live together” – Minister

NORWAY’S Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg has said that the fishing and oil industries must learn to live together. The two sectors have been at loggerheads for a number of years, with skippers and vessel owners complaining that the energy industry  with its seismic drilling and explosions is endangering the marine environment, damaging fish stocks  asContinue Reading