Princess Royal to open Seawork trade show

HRH The Princess Royal will officially open the Seawork trade show and conference on Tuesday 11 June 2024, marking the 25th edition of Europe’s leading commercial marine exhibition.  The Princess Royal has visited Southampton many times, however, this will be her first visit to the city’s Mayflower Park for the Seawork exhibition. Seawork takes place…

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US seafood industry calls for aquaculture funding

US Capitol building at sunset, Washington DC, USA.

US lobby group Stronger America Through Seafood (SATS) is officially requesting that funding for offshore aquaculture be approved by Congress. SATS has submitted a letter to the Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, calling for support of US $25m (£19.9m) for the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) Office of…

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Mowi raises millions in green bonds issue

Salmon giant Mowi has successfully raised around £255m (€298m/NOK 3.5bn) in green bonds. Mowi said green bond finance will be used for sustainable and environmentally friendly projects as defined by Mowi’s Green and Sustainability-Linked Financing Framework. It added: “The entire issue amount and coupons will be swapped into floating EUR. The transaction was well oversubscribed.”…

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Spike in demand

Sea cucumbers may not look too appetising to the Western consumer, but their potential in the export market is huge, Robert Outram finds In a series of man-made lagoons in the Bahía de Cádiz Natural Park in southern Spain, a species is being farmed that is destined to be consumed on the other side of…

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Taking back control

Border Force Customs

Physical checks on plant and animal products imported from the EU into the UK will start from 30 April. Will the UK’s seafood exporters feel that they have a level playing field at last? Sandy Neil investigates.
The UK left the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union on 31 December 2020, leaving the UK and EU with separate customs and regulatory regimes.

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Flesh eating cod bug found off Norway

A new parasite which turns fish flesh into a slimy jelly has been found in cod off the Norwegian coast.

So far it does not appear to have affected the country’s cod farmers but the Institute of Marine Research and the industry are keeping a watch on the situation.

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Loch Duart says new feed has improved fish health and cut carbon emissions

Independent salmon farmer Loch Duart says its switch a year ago to BioMar’s Blue Impact feed has reduced its carbon footprint, improved health for the stock and reduced natural impurities in its fish. The results of the analysis were announced today at Seafood Expo Global in Barcelona, the world’s biggest seafood trade show. Loch Duart,…

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Breaking news: Mowi loses first round in tax case

Mowi has lost the first round of a court battle against Norway’s “salmon tax”. A court in Hordaland, Norway has rejected the company’s lawsuit against the tax, also known as the ground rent or resource rent tax. The company said it will study the decision before deciding its next step. Mowi has a month in…

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