Marine Harvest open day at feed plant

Marine Harvest open day at feed plant

MARINE Harvest is to hold an open day at its new feed plant site in Kyleakin quarry on Skye, on Tuesday, September 26. The £93 million plant, which is due to be completed by next summer, will have a capacity of 170,000 tonnes and supply fish feed to all Marine Harvest’s salmon farms in Scotland,Continue Reading

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Loch Duart scoops another award

Loch Duart scoops another award

LOCH Duart has been named Regional Growth Business for Scotland & Northern Ireland at the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2017. The Loch Duart team was presented with the award at the Brewery in London in front of 500 guests by host, Hardeep Singh Kohli, the comedian and restaurateur. Winning the award is evidence ofContinue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing, Friday, September 22

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, September 22

HIGH COST OF ASIAN FISH POACHERS MALAYSIA’S Fisheries Department has said that the country loses nearly a million tonnes of seafood each year to poachers. So in a bid to combat the menace the authorities have taken to burning the boats of poachers after they have been arrested. According to the Straits Times, the move to torchContinue Reading

Fisheries minister to address seafood summit

Fisheries minister to address seafood summit

FISHERIES minister George Eustice and Iceland’s ambassador to the UK, Thordur Aegir Oskarsson, have been confirmed as speakers for the seventh annual Humber Seafood Summit, which will take place in Grimsby and its seaside neighbour, Cleethorpes, next month. Eustice, who will deliver his welcome via video, and Oskarsson will address more than 200 delegates atContinue Reading

Grimsby Seafood Village receives VIP guests

Grimsby Seafood Village receives VIP guests

A KNIGHT of the realm and a member of the House of Lords were among the VIP guests at the Grimsby Seafood Village yesterday (Yesterday). They formed part of a team from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), the organisation which helped arrange European Fisheries Fund finance to the tune of £1.2-million  towards the  £3-million  seafoodContinue Reading

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BBC award for insect protein

BBC award for insect protein

AN insect feed pioneer has been recognised in the BBC’s Food and Farming awards, announced yesterday. South African Agriprotein was named the BBC Food Chain Global Champion for its flagship product, an animal feed ingredient made from fly larvae reared on food waste. MagMeal is a protein substitute for fishmeal and offers a sustainable alternative thatContinue Reading

Focus on ‘seatech’ in Fish 2.0 finalists

Focus on ‘seatech’ in Fish 2.0 finalists

FORTY companies have been named as finalists in this year’s Fish 2.0 competition, which aims to connect seafood businesses with investors. The finalists, selected from 184 entries, have been selected for their market traction, global character and high potential for impact on the seafood sector, said the competition organisers. They will now have the opportunityContinue Reading

Asian fish ‘sold under Iceland name‘

Asian fish ‘sold under Iceland name‘

FISH is being sold in North America under the Icelandic Seafood brand that has nothing to do with the Nordic island – or the company which owns the brand, an investigation by an Icelandic national newspaper has claimed. Frettabladid says much of this wrongly branded seafood is tilapia, which comes from Asia and from ChinaContinue Reading

Fishing company in expansion mode

Fishing company in expansion mode

THE expanding Icelandic fishing and fish processing company Fisk Seafood has moved to strengthen its position with another key purchase. Fisk says it has reached agreement to buy all the shares in the family processing business Soffaníasi Cecilssyni which has operations in the port of Grundarfjordur where Fisk also has a base. The deal still has to receiveContinue Reading

Super jumbo to carry salmon to Asia

Super jumbo to carry salmon to Asia

THE logistics giant DHL Global Forwarding has decided to lay on a super jumbo jet to cope with the growing demand around the world for Norwegian seafood. DHL Global, which is the air and ocean arm of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, moved into Oslo more than three months ago in order to pick up fresh seafood for distributionContinue Reading

Processors rush to buy as salmon prices fall

Processors rush to buy as salmon prices fall

AS Norwegian salmon prices fell to their lowest level so far this year, fish curing companies in mainland Europe have been rushing to buy up large volumes, particularly the frozen variety. Smokers in the Netherlands appear to be leading the charge, the Norwegian seafood press is reporting. The price of Norwegian farmed salmon is expected toContinue Reading

Scottish salmon volumes drop 5.2%

Scottish salmon volumes drop 5.2%

SCOTLAND produced 162,817 tonnes of farmed salmon in 2016, down from 171,722 tonnes the previous year, a drop of almost 5.2 per cent. The figures, compiled by Marine Scotland Science for its Scottish Fish Farm Production Survey 2016, were collected from 15 companies actively involved in Atlantic salmon production, farming 253 active sites. This figureContinue Reading

Excellent expo in Bristol fashion

Excellent expo in Bristol fashion

EXHIBITORS at the recent Skipper show in Bristol reported good business, with fishermen from all corners of England and Wales visiting the event to see the latest equipment and services on offer. Following consultation with the fishing industry, Mara Media relocated its successful English based Skipper Expo Int. to Bristol this year in a moveContinue Reading

Icelandic Seachill’s profits jump

Icelandic Seachill’s profits jump

ICELANDIC Seachill saw its sales leap by seven per cent to £266.3 million last year, new figures from the company show. Grimsby based Icelandic, which owns the Saucy Fish brand, said: ‘The headwinds of extreme raw material inflation and currency uncertainty, following the referendum result, were navigated successfully. ‘During the year, a long-term agreement wasContinue Reading