U.K. convenience food retailer Co-op has undergone an independent audit of the risks posed to non-targeted ocean wildlife in the commercial fisheries that supply it with seafood.
The audit, conducted by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), and Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), included a review and risk assessment of the fisheries disclosed by Co-op in SFP’s Ocean Disclosure… Read More
Mowi ASA harvested 97,000 metric tons (MT) of gutted-weight equivalent (GWE) Atlantic salmon in the first quarter of 2022, some 28,500 MT more than in the corresponding period of 2021 and slightly lower than the 98,000 MT guidance provided with its fourth-quarter results ...
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Sainsbury’s has become the first supermarket chain in the United Kingdom to have all of its fresh Scottish salmon independently certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standard.
The salmon adds to the retailer’s fully ASC-certified sea bass, sea bream, tilapia, pangasius, and chilled and frozen shrimp product ranges.
“We know it’s our responsibility to ensure the food on our shelves is as sustainably… Read More
European fishing industry body Europêche has appointed Anne-France Mattlet as director of its newly founded tuna group.
Bringing five years’ experience working on international ocean governance and tuna-related polices within the French government, Mattlet has been put in charge of Europêche’s tuna strategy. The strategy includes several pillars, including tuna legislation and policy, governance, trade and market,… Read More
Despite the challenges of Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic, Ireland’s seafood economy grew by 15 percent in 2021 to be worth EUR 1.26 billion (USD 1.4 billion) – its highest value since 2016 – according to the latest annual “Business of Seafood Report,” compiled by fisheries and aquaculture state agency Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) …
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Some of the latest ratings provided by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Good Fish Guide have drawn criticism from the U.K. seafood industry, with a number of popular varieties being added to its “Fish to Avoid” list.
While herring and sardines have joined the guide’s “Best Choice” list alongside mackerel and some tuna, monkfish from the North Sea and west of Scotland has been categorized as a “Fish to… Read More
Bergen, Norway-based fish-farming and fishing company Lerøy Seafood Group (LSG) harvested 32,100 metric tons (MT) of gutted-weight farmed salmon and trout in the opening quarter of 2022, representing a year-on-year decrease of 10,000 MT ...
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Scotland’s farmed salmon sector is asking the United Kingdom government to introduce more flexibility in the country’s immigration system to help address staffing problems experienced by fish processors.
Salmon Scotland Chief Executive Tavish Scott joined the heads of four other Scottish food and drink organizations in a letter to U.K. Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Secretary George Eustice calling on him to implement… Read More
NTS, which acquired a majority share of Norway Royal Salmon in August 2021, has scuttled the latter's attempt to conduct a share issuance so it could complete its purchase of SalmoNor.
NTS, which itself is in the process of being acquired by SalMar, owns both majority shares in both NRS and SalmoNor and is seeking to merge them. But SalMar has conditioned its offer for NTS on the requirement that NRS not complete its own purchase of… Read More
Even amid global logistical challenges brought by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and a new wave of COVID-19 shutdowns in China, Norway’s seafood industry managed to earn a record first-quarter value of NOK 34 billion (USD 3.9 billion, EUR 3.6 billion) from its fisheries and aquaculture product exports to overseas markets in the opening three months of 2022.
Compared with Q1 2021, the export value of Norway's seafood exports increased 22… Read More