Lerøy working on key salmon blood health project

iron supplement tablets in woman's hand

The Lerøy Seafood company is working on a project that could develop salmon blood into an important health supplement, it has been disclosed. The Norwegian research organisation, SINTEF, says the aquaculture industry has a residual raw material utilisation rate of approximately 94%, but at the moment the only remaining part that is not used is the…

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Can you fillet?

Processing fish

Norway’s ban on the export of ‘inferior’ quality salmon is being challenged by the countries who want to process it, reports Vince McDonagh Is Norway heading for a potentially damaging dispute with the European Union (EU) over the sale of production fish? Commonly known as prodfish, this term is mainly given to salmon that have…

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Researchers seek seafood sector insights to unlock by-product prize

Researchers from Aberdeen have put a call out to Scotland’s seafood sector to help understand why the industry could be missing out on netting the full potential of its fish by getting more value from by-products.   The team of researchers from The James Hutton Institute have been looking at opportunities to achieve better value throughout…

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Marel is a step closer to US takeover

Marel, one of the world’s leading seafood and food processing equipment suppliers, announced today that  it has entered into a voluntary takeover transaction agreement with the Chicago  based John Bean Technologies Corporation (“JBT”) that aims to pave the way to a proposed takeover. A previous bid worth around US $2.6bn (around £2bn) by JBT late…

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Grieg outlines plans for airport processing centre

Grieg Seafood is answering the call to process more salmon in Norway with a new processing facility near the capital, Oslo. The NOK 130m (£10m) centre (impression shown above) will be close to Gardermoen, Oslo’s main airport. The development is part of the company’s strategy to increase value creation and process more of its own…

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Nova Sea signs £50m slaughterhouse contract

Computer rendering of buildings in Nove Sea's planned slaughterhouse

Norwegian salmon farmer Nova Sea has signed a £50m (NOK 673m) contract to build a new slaughterhouse in Nordland. The deal with the construction company Consto will see an ultra-modern facility on the small island of Lovund. It is in the area where Nova Sea began its fish farming operations in the 1970s. The new…

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Mowi processing plant upgrade nears completion

Mowi worker in overalls in the Fort Willam plant shows off the new machinery

Salmon producer Mowi and food processing systems business Marel are putting the final touches on Mowi Scotland’s Fort William processing plant upgrade. The project includes the installation of state-of-the-art food processing and packaging systems. When complete the upgrade will enable the facility to process and pack 200 fish per minute and increase plant capacity to…

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