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Seafood covers the gamut of issues: health - through consumption of poly-unsaturated fatty acids and dangers - through potentially increased consumption of heavy metals; questions about sustainable sourcing; and big issues around new product development to make fish and shellfish (molluscs) more acceptable to consumers. Don’t waste time fishing around for essential information when you can get it from one informed source.

Aquaculture potential for tidal lagoon

The proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon could be used to farm a range of marine species, according to industry body Seafish.

Scottish seafood sector export plans

The Scottish seafood sector is hoping to boost export sales at Seafood Expo Global, which starts this week (April 25) in Brussels, following last year’s “record high” food and drink...

2 Sisters’ fish processor gets £5M investment

2 Sisters has invested £5M in its frozen fish processing business, Five Star Fish, after it won a contract with Marks & Spencer (M&S) last year.

Seachill sale: union seeks assurance over 750 jobs

Unite the union is seeking assurances over 750 jobs at Icelandic Seachill in Grimsby, after news emerged on Friday (April 21) that the business is to be sold.

Sea lice: Seafood giant blames parasite for yield fall

Seafood giant Marine Harvest has blamed sea lice for a 9.4% fall in global salmon harvest last year, after revealing 69% of its Scottish salmon farms broke statutory sea lice limits.

Fish firm administration puts 37 jobs at risk

Up to 37 jobs are at risk at fish processing firm Aquila Processing, after the company was placed into administration last week.

Scottish food in £8.3M North American export deals

The Scottish food and drink sector has secured £8.3M of export sales to North America.

2 Sisters and Bakkavor make senior appointments

2 Sisters Food Group’s UK Poultry division has promoted Gill Pendergrast to the position of retail director working with Sainsbury.

£1M Scottish aquaculture scheme to boost turnover

A £1M Scottish aquaculture programme has been launched to boost supply chain innovation, increase industry turnover by about £8M, and create up to 50 jobs.

Young’s Seafood targets US market

Young’s Seafood is planning a strong presence at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston next month – following news that the US is now the UK’s second largest export...

Sushi convenience packs for Spanish retailer

Fresh food packaging manufacturer Linpac has collaborated with Norway’s Leroy Seafood Group to produce a range of resource-efficient sushi convenience packs, which will be supplied exclusively to Spanish retailer Mercadona....

Seafood shelf-life gets a boost with vacuum skin packs

Extending the shelf-life of seafood using vacuum skin packs will be one of Mutlivac’s focuses at the forthcoming Seafood Processing Global trade fair, which takes place in Brussels from April...

Omega-3 found to reduce heart disease risk

Two polyunsaturated fatty acids found in omega-3 can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a review of studies published in the US.

Jobs created as part of £500k fish factory expansion

Fish processor QA Fish is investing £500,000 in a factory expansion, which will create up to five new jobs.

News in brief

Omega-3 test reveals deficiency threats

Norwegian krill supplier Aker BioMarine used last month’s Health Ingredients Europe show to raise awareness of the “serious and costly” implications of being omega-3 deficient.

Fish pastes and powders targeted at upmarket meals

The seafood market is the focus of a new range of clean-label fish pastes and powders for savoury applications.

US food flavour trends for 2017

Food flavouring producer Bell Flavors & Fragrances has released its top trends for 2017, which focus heavily on ethnic foods.

Omega-3 intake is crucial to human health

Omega-3 fatty acids in the diet – contained in oily fish and as supplements – are proven to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), but they also help to...

‘Potentially unsafe’ repackaged meat in FSA recall

A number of “potentially unsafe” frozen fish and chicken products were recalled over the weekend, after they had been repackaged in unapproved premises.

Seafood market set for continued growth

Global seafood consumption is set to continue to grow, but the industry’s future health depends on sustainable fishing, a research company has claimed.

Illegal shellfish harvesting clampdown in Scotland

A clampdown of illegal shellfish harvesting was launched in Scotland last week (November 16), spearheaded by Highland Council’s Environmental Health Service (EHS).

Thistle Seafoods awarded multi-million pound deal

Scottish seafood manufacturer Thistle Seafoods has secured a multi-million pound cash injection deal with the Bank of Scotland.

Scottish aquaculture gets £2.5M of EU funding

A £2.5M EU funding boost to support sustainable growth and investment in Scottish aquaculture has been unveiled by rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing.

Worker dies at fish factory

The death of a worker at Thistle Seafoods is currently under investigation by Police Scotland.

Fishermen sentenced for illegal shellfish gathering

Two men received suspended prison sentences last week for illegal shellfish gathering, after an investigation by North Wales Police and the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA).