New UK seafood brand launched

A new consumer brand has been launched for the UK seafood sector both farmed and wild-caught. \’Love Seafood\’ is the platform the industry public body Seafish has chosen for the initiative. The brand is driven by a 20-year initiative to reverse the decline in consumption of seafood in the UK. It aims to positively influence…

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Minister tells salmon firms \’polluters must pay\’

Norway\’s fish farmers have been told they will have to shoulder a larger share of the bill for recovering escaped salmon in future. Fisheries and Seafood Minister Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen has announced a crackdown following a large number of escapes in the last two years. Companies have been accused by politicians on all sides of…

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Minister tells salmon firms \’polluters must pay\’

Norway\’s fish farmers have been told they will have to shoulder a larger share of the bill for recovering escaped salmon in future. Fisheries and Seafood Minister Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen has announced a crackdown following a large number of escapes in the last two years. Companies have been accused by politicians on all sides of…

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New seafood giant created

The creation of a major seafood business between one of Norway’s leading salmon companies and a large conventional fishing business has been announced. Nergård and Norsk Sjømat are to join forces into a giant group with the prime goal of creating greater value and new opportunities in the industry. Together they will become a fully…

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Salmon exports show September pick up

After two months of decline, Norwegian salmon exports picked up in September, latest figures from Norway’s Seafood Council show. They show that 118,800 tonnes of salmon were sold to overseas markets last month, a volume rise of three per cent. The total value was 6.1 billion kroner (£510 million), up two per cent of NOK…

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SSC boost for Bakkafrost

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) looks set to produce 10,500 tones of salmon during the third quarter of this, its new owner Bakkafrost says. That is almost as much as the company’s Faroe Islands operation is set to harvest in the three months between June and September. In a trading update Bakkafrost said its three…

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ISA confirmed at Mowi site

Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has now been confirmed at a Mowi site in the northernmost part of Western Norway. Mowi notified the Norwegian Food safety Authority early last month that the company suspected ISA at the farm know as the Bjørlykkestranda site. The suspicion was based on the results of PCR analysis carried out at…

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Transition deal could help Scottish salmon

Britain and Norway may have signed a new exchange agreement on fishing, but a more significant development for the Scottish salmon sector could be the news that the UK is prepared to offer the EU a three year transition period on catch exchanges. For without such a deal, Scottish salmon and other seafood faces the…

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Salmon prices on the up?

After weeks in the doldrums, farmed salmon prices may be turning the corner. Fresh and chilled salmon increased by just under five per cent last week to around NOK 50.77 per kg, according to the latest figures from Statistics Norway which closely monitors price trends in the seafood sector. However, while prices for large salmon…

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Fish farming communities share £180 million

At least 150 coastal fish farming communities in Norway look set to share a bumper payout of more than £180 million from the country’s aquaculture fund. The total in Norwegian currency comes to NOK 2.2 billion and demonstrates the importance of the fund to some of the more remote areas. The spoils, which come from…

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