Category Archives: Processing

Salmon blessed for Muslim market

Salmon blessed for Muslim market

WESTER Ross Fisheries has teamed up with a member of the Shia community to cater for Muslim customers, the BBC reported. Hatim Ameen flies up from Manchester to Loch Canaird near Ullapool to bless each fish to make it halal just before it is slaughtered. At the site, salmon are pumped from sea pens onContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Front Page News, Processing
MH plans high speed Mowi roll-out

MH plans high speed Mowi roll-out

MARINE Harvest has said it plans to move faster than its competitors following the launch of its Mowi brand, which will also become the company’s new name. Shareholders will be asked to approve the plan next week. In his latest monthly newsletter, Ben Hadfield, managing director of Marine Harvest Scotland, pledged ‘significant investment over theContinue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Front Page News, Markets, Processing
Fish Update Briefing, Friday, November 30

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, November 30

US FOODS EXECUTIVE TO HEAD AQUABOUNTY AQUABOUNTY Technologies, the American company noted for its research and development of genetically modified fish, has appointed US Foods senior vice president Sylvia Wulf as its new chief executive and executive director. She is highly experienced in the food industry and previously held senior positions with Tyson Foods Inc,Continue Reading

Filed Under: Aquaculture, Catching, Catching News, Front Page News, Markets, Processing
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

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‘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

‘Unique’ trawler blueprint unveiled

‘Unique’ trawler blueprint unveiled

A NORWEGIAN ship design and building company has unveiled a blueprint for a new series of trawlers which are thought to be the near ultimate in sustainable fishing. The company, Ulstein, said its goal includes gentler handling of fish at sea and the introduction of more environmentally friendly innovations. It has been working closely onContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, November 2

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, November 2

£1m FUND TO HELP SMALL FISHERIES THE Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched a new £1 million fund to help small scale fisheries become more sustainable. It says almost three-quarters of global seafood is caught in the developing world, where growing demand and overfishing is pushing many stocks into decline. As such, the certification schemeContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, October 26

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, October 26

CHINESE-FAROESE DICTIONARY TO BOOST SEAFOOD SALES THE first edition of a Chinese-Faroese dictionary will be published next year to help business communications, largely seafood related, between the two countries. Both farmed salmon and conventionally caught fish are the islands’ largest export commodities, and although Danish is widely used in the Faroes, most business deals areContinue Reading