Contest seeks prize sea pictures

Contest seeks prize sea pictures

NATIONAL maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is looking for the best sea photography for its annual UK sea views competition. Launched to mark national Seafarers Awareness Week, from June 23-30, the society’s Maritime Photographic Competition encourages photographers, both amateur and professional, to enter pictures that capture the essence of Britain’s enduring connection with theContinue Reading

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Young’s expands in US market

Young’s expands in US market

SIX months after Young’s Seafood launched its brand in the US it has announced further growth with increased distribution, new products and extensions to the existing lines. In January 2018, Young’s entered the US market in partnership with the Fishin’ Company by securing national distribution at Walmart, Sam’s Club, and several grocery chains operated byContinue Reading

Marine Harvest man marks 40 years’ service

Marine Harvest man marks 40 years’ service

MARINE Harvest purchasing manager Dave McEwan received his 40 years’ long service award at the company’s Fort William offices this week. McEwan began his career at the Invergarry hatchery and from there moved into the management of freshwater and seawater departments, before switching more recently to logistics and purchasing. Colleagues gathered from across the companyContinue Reading

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Fish Update Briefing, Friday, June 22

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, June 22

ICELAND SET TO RESUME WHALING ICELAND is to resume whaling following a two-year moratorium and in spite of strong protests from conservation groups, which have been calling for a ban on Icelandic seafood products. One boat has left for the hunting grounds and another will join the hunt next week. The quota for fin whaleContinue Reading

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Young’s set to lose £30m Asda contract

Young’s set to lose £30m Asda contract

THE seemingly endless merry-go-round of winning and losing major fish contracts took a new turn last night with news that Young’s Seafood is poised to lose a £30 million contract with the supermarket chain ASDA. The impact on jobs is still to be assessed. The contract is in two parts – a shrimp or prawnContinue Reading

Barents Sea facing big cod and haddock cuts

Barents Sea facing big cod and haddock cuts

COD and haddock, the two most popular white fish choices in the UK, look set to become more expensive next year following calls for big cuts in the Barents Sea quotas. ICES, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, is recommending a 13 per cent reduction in the cod take and a 25 perContinue Reading

Aquaculture ‘driving NZ seafood exports’

Aquaculture ‘driving NZ seafood exports’

NEW Zealand’s export earnings from seafood are on the rise, with aquaculture leading the way, the country’s fisheries minister, Stuart Nash, said this week. The latest New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries’ Situation and Outlook report predicts New Zealand’s seafood export earnings will grow from (NZ) $1.8 billion to $2.1 billion by June 2022. ‘AquacultureContinue Reading

US boosts Norwegian salmon exports

US boosts Norwegian salmon exports

HIGH salmon prices continued to drive up Norwegian seafood exports last month, the most recent figures show. Overseas sales totalled 165,000 tonnes, netting the country’s fish farmers and fishermen NOK 8.5 billion. Volumes were up by 12 per cent and the value by four per cent. Asbjørn Warvik Rørtveit, analyst  at the Norwegian Seafood Council,  said:Continue Reading

Global salmon farming on the rise – ISFA

Global salmon farming on the rise – ISFA

GLOBAL salmon production is increasing rapidly, both in scope and in the number of jobs it is creating, reports the industry organisation Seafood Norway. And it is also continuing to develop at a sustainable rate. Seafood Norway cites the latest figures from the International Salmon Farmers’ Association (ISFA) which show an annual output equivalent to 17.5 billion salmon meals,Continue Reading

Benchmark earnings up in first half

Benchmark earnings up in first half

BENCHMARK Holdings reported a reduced operating loss in the six months ended March 31, 2018, from £6.7 million to £6 million. The aquaculture health, genetics and advanced nutrition business increased revenue by nine per cent to £75.7 million (H1 2017: £69.2 million). Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) increased by 91 perContinue Reading

Norway launches new marine strategy

Norway launches new marine strategy

THE Norwegian government has set out its first detailed maritime strategy which includes the cultivation and harvesting of new fish species. Launching the plan, industry minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen said: ‘The sea is one of the most important areas Norway will focus on in the future. Our coastline is one of the world’s longest andContinue Reading

Fish oils most effective against cancer

Fish oils most effective against cancer

OMEGA-3 oils derived from fish pack a stronger punch than other sources such as flaxseed when it comes to cancer prevention, according to a first ever study by a leading Canadian research university. Prof David Ma from the University of Guelph, near Toronto in Ontario, said he has discovered that marine based omega-3s, of whichContinue Reading