Category Archives: Processing News

Norway rocked by French TV claims

Norway rocked by French TV claims

NORWAY’S seafood industry has been jolted by a French TV documentary which claims that fish, mainly cod, being sent to China for processing is returning to Europe, including the UK, full of water and chemicals. The programme, titled ‘Mollo sur le cabillaud? (literally, Easy on the cod), shows how after the fish arrives in ChinaContinue Reading

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Fishupdate Briefing Friday February 1st

Fishupdate Briefing Friday February 1st

TURNING FISH WASTE INTO PROFIT A ‘Fish Waste for Profit’ conference  is to run alongside the IceFish Exhibition in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik for the first time. Estimates reveal that 43 per cent  of fish and shellfish resources end up as wastage, which represents a significant amount of potential profit that could be generatedContinue Reading

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Young’s reports impressive growth

Young’s reports impressive growth

SOLID sales growth and the capture of important new contracts helped give Young’s Seafood an impressive increase in turnover and gross profits last year. The company reported turnover of £545.9 million for the financial year ended September 30, 2018, a rise of 4.3 per cent, and an EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation)Continue Reading

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Devon chippy crowned Britain’s best

Devon chippy crowned Britain’s best

LOVERS of fish and chips will have to travel to Devon if they want to sample the best Britain has to offer. Krispies Fish & Chips, from the coastal resort of Exmouth, has been crowned the UK’s best fish and chip outlet after winning the National Fish & Chip Awards 2019. Owned and operated byContinue Reading

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Pinneys staff forgotten claims MSP

Pinneys staff forgotten claims MSP

THE 450 people who lost their jobs following the closure of Young’s owned Pinneys salmon site at Annan have been forgotten, according to a local member of the Scottish parliament. Speaking in Holyrood during a debate on the regional economy, Colin Smyth, the Labour MSP for South Scotland, said the community were told no stoneContinue Reading

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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

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

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

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

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