FishUpdate Briefing Friday August 3rd

ABERDEEN TAKEAWAY GIVEN BLUE LABEL AWARD
THE Sea, Salt and Sole fish and chip takeaway in Aberdeen  has earned a coveted sustainable fish certificate from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The news means  the outlet  can now use the MSC blue fish label on its cod and haddock, assuring customers that the fish sold has been responsibly caught using sustainable methods. It also means it can be traced back to the fishermen who caught it. Run by couple Rikki and Gillian Piri, the popular Aberdeen chippie was destroyed by a fire in November 2015, but they reopened  it with great success and support from their local community in 2017. It was named as one of the UK’s top 10 new fish and chip shops in the 2016 National Fish and Chip Awards.

WARM WEATHER OYSTER WARNING
NORWEGIANS have been warned not to eat oysters from Oslo Fjord following an outbreak of the potentially deadly vibrio bacteria virus. A number of people have fallen ill after swimming in the fjord, which is popular with oysters catchers,  during the heatwave which has prompted the precautionary warning from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. But so far  there are no reports of anyone being affected from eating oysters. The vibrio bacteria is particularly serious among the elderly, the young and those with poor immune systems.

CALIFORNIA KING SALMON SEA RESUMES
THE California  commercial King Salmon  fishing season  got underway last week  following a mid-season break with predictions of a bumper harvest . David Goldenberg, chief executive officer of the California Salmon Council said: “There is a larger supply of King Salmon than was anticipated, which is great news for California consumers. “ California is the main US coastal state for  this popular species which are caught on barbless hooks.

MATT LANDS JOB AS FISH TASTER!
YOUNG’S Seafood has found its fish and chip  taster. he is Matt Ombler from Hull who was selected for the job from over 250 applicants. Young’s announced in March this year that it was looking for someone to offer feedback on its products. Now Matt, who believes fish and chips is the best of all dishes, will be sampling Young’s Fish Shop range once he has undergone special training at Young’s HQ in Grimsby. The post is part-time.

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