FISHupdate briefing

BRITISH FISH AND CHIPS HEADING TO VEGAS

TRADITIONAL British fish and chips are coming to the gambling city of Las Vegas – thanks to Gordon Ramsay.

The Scottish celebrity chef, who already has three other restaurants in the city, confirmed through a spokesperson to the Sunday People newspaper that  he had ‘applied for the trademark Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, and are looking at options in Vegas but nothing confirmed yet.’

Fish and chips English style is currently becoming increasing popular in the US.

 

AIR ROUTES OPEN ICELAND-CANADA FISH TRADE

THE opening up of new air routes to Canada has led to significantly increased fish exports from Iceland, a transport seafood cluster conference has been told.

It is estimated that fish shipments has multiplied in the two years that the new routes have been operating.

More than 110 people attended the conference, which included a sizeable fishing contingent. Icelandic airlines are now said to be looking at Asia to transport both people and seafood.

 

NEW TRAWLERS NAMED

THE big Icelandic trawler company, HB Grandi, has chosen the names for its five new trawlers, which are either under construction or are due to be built in Turkish shipyards.

These are two pelagic vessels and three fresher trawlers. The names and registrations of these new vessels being delivered between 2015 and 2017 have now been decided.

HB Grandi chief executive, Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson, said the first pelagic vessel will be delivered in the early part of next year and will be named Venus, and will sail under an NS registration.

Its sister vessel is due later the same year and will be called Víkingur AK. Two of the fresher trawlers will be delivered in 2016 and the first will be called Engey RE, and Akurey AK.

The third fresher is due to be completed in Turkey in 2017 and will carry the name Videy RE.

 

INDIA TO BUILD FISH HOSPITAL

INDIA has established the country’s first hospital to treat diseases in fish. It is due to open in Kolkata next year.

The hospital is expected to be equipped with up to 80 aquaria and water tanks so scientists can study the fish and any problems they may develop. It will also have a separate hi-tech pathological lab to diagnose various fish diseases.

The project is being funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and the country’s Ministry of Agriculture.

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