European award for leading fish farmer

Salmon farming veteran Paul Birger Torgnes has been honoured by the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP), in recognition of a career that goes back to the early days of the industry in the 1980s.

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Loch Long’s Hawthorn in marathon effort

Loch Long Salmon’s Stewart Hawthorn has run the Boston Marathon, raising funds for an organisation that aims to preserve traditional Gaelic culture. Stirling-based Stewart Hawthorn – Managing Director at Loch Long Salmon – raised over £4,500 for the Gaelic Books Council by completing the 2024 Boston Marathon in three hours, 23 minutes and 22 seconds.…

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Norwegian government names new seafood minister

Norway has a new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans – just six months after the appointment of Cecilie Myrseth in the role. Myrseth moves up to Trade and Industry as part of a number of new senior appointments which the Labour-Centre Party coalition government hopes will help restore its popularity. She only took on the…

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Global Seafood Alliance appoints CEO

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The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) has named Mike Kocsis as its new Chief Executive Officer, after a year-long search. He succeeds Wally Stevens, the former CEO who returned to head the organisation on an interim basis in March last year when the then Chief Executive, Brian Perkins, left the organisation abruptly. The GSA is a…

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Former Mowi CEO set to join Bakkafrost board

Former Mowi CEO Alf-Helge Aarskog looks set to join the board of Faroes salmon producer Bakkafrost. The notice for Bakkafrost’s annual general meeting, which is due to take place on 30 April, includes his name on the list of directors submitted for election. Apart from Aarskog, all the others are existing board members up for…

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Aquaculture trainees are ALBAS winners

Trainees from Scottish Sea Farms and Cooke Aquaculture were among the winners at the ALBAS (Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills) on Thursday night. Craig Grounds (pictured above, with Jill Couto-Phoenix), from Oban in Argyll and Bute, won Aquaculture Learner of the Year. He completed his Modern Apprenticeship in Aquaculture at UHI Shetland while working…

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