Salmon company up for two awards

Salmon company up for two awards

THE Scottish Salmon Company has been shortlisted in two categories at the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards. The business, which has been acknowledged for its achievements in export and sustainability, is one of 44 companies to have been shortlisted for awards across 14 categories. Held in association with Highlands and Islands Enterprise, theContinue Reading

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Inshore men’s voice to be heard

Inshore men’s voice to be heard

THE future of Scotland’s fishing industry will be discussed by inshore fishermen at the fifth Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference (SIFC), being held in Inverness on October 5. The organisers are confident that, with Brexit on the horizon, delegates from a cross-section of inshore fishing interests will take the opportunity to air their views. Fergus Ewing,Continue Reading

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Scots seafood firms fly the flag in Japan

Scots seafood firms fly the flag in Japan

SCOTLAND’S biggest seafood companies are in Tokyo this week to help promote international exports, which rose 23 per cent last year to £944 million. Salmon farmers such as Marine Harvest and the Scottish Salmon Company are attending the Japan Seafood Expo 2018, which runs from August 22-24. The firms represent the largest Scottish delegation yetContinue Reading

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Norway weighing up China trout ruling

Norway weighing up China trout ruling

NORWAY is still waiting to see how China’s new ruling that rainbow trout can be classified as salmon will impact on its future export performance. The decision has taken the aquaculture sector by surprise and left it somewhat bemused, especially in Norway. Victoria Braathen, who heads Norway’s export mission in Beijing, told the broadcaster NRKContinue Reading

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Fishermen to provide stocks data

Fishermen to provide stocks data

WORK on a pioneering self-sampling scheme where Scotland’s mackerel and herring fishermen participate in gathering scientific data on fish stocks is gradually gathering pace. In a programme co-ordinated by Dr Steven Mackinson, chief scientific officer for the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association, a feasibility study is currently underway into launching the programme. Once completed, this willContinue Reading

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Oslo to become salmon super hub

Oslo to become salmon super hub

THE world’s largest dedicated seafood air hub is to be built at Oslo airport after it was announced at the weekend that the cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) had won the estimated £80 million contract. Work will begin early next year and the new hub should be operational by 2021. It will be designedContinue Reading

BioMar hit by Norway competition

BioMar hit by Norway competition

FEED company BioMar’s half-year report reveals a decline in its salmon market, although there was better performance in shrimp. Overall, the group had improved sales and stronger EBITDA compared to H1 2017, with volume up by eight per cent, driven mainly by the new shrimp business unit, Alimentsa, in Ecuador, The group expects to reachContinue Reading

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, August 17

Fish Update Briefing, Friday, August 17

HISTORIC VENICE FISH MARKET UNDER THREAT VENICE Fish Market, one of the oldest of kind in the world, is under threat. The Rialto market opened 921 years ago in 1097 and became a symbol of the city’s commercial dynamism. But the number of fish merchants has been declining and now there are barely a handfulContinue Reading

Salmon farmer a top investor in people

Salmon farmer a top investor in people

INVESTMENT in jobs and skills within Scotland’s rural communities has helped earn one of the country’s leading salmon farmers a rare accolade. Scottish Sea Farms has won an Investors in People (IIP) platinum accreditation, the highest possible IIP status. At the same time, the company has retained its Investors in Young People Good Practice AwardContinue Reading

Sharing salmon expertise a ‘win-win’

Sharing salmon expertise a ‘win-win’

THE Global Salmon Initiative, set up to improve sustainability in the sector, marked its fifth anniversary yesterday. The group, which now represents 50 per cent of world salmon production, brings together the CEOs of many of the biggest farming companies, as well as feed and pharmaceutical interests, to shape the future direction of the industry.Continue Reading

Morrison moves to Europharma

Morrison moves to Europharma

CAMPBELL Morrison, a familiar face at MSD Animal Health for years, has joined Europharma, one of the UK’s leading developers of fish health and welfare programmes. He brings a wealth of experience in the aquaculture industry to his new position as key account manager. Based at Europharma’s Clydebank headquarters, he will play a leading roleContinue Reading

Sturgeon hosts ‘valuable’ seafood summit

Sturgeon hosts ‘valuable’ seafood summit

A SEAFOOD summit organised by Nicola Sturgeon today focused on long-term growth opportunities, investing in capacity, and building Scotland’s brand at home and abroad. It was described on Twitter by Food and Drink Scotland boss James Withers as a ‘valuable meeting’, and it involved all sections of Scotland’s fisheries industry, including aquaculture. Concern has beenContinue Reading

Work to start on Tasmania feed plant

Work to start on Tasmania feed plant

FEED company BioMar’s proposed new facility in Tasmania has won the final seal of approval from the local authority and the 14-month construction phase can begin. The company announced plans last December to develop the AUS $56 million aquaculture feed production plant in response to the growth of the sector in Australia. The factory atContinue Reading