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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.

Insect protein firm wins new BBC food supply chain award

Insect protein firm AgriProtein has won the inaugural BBC Food Chain Global Champion award, for its pioneering work to help develop animal feeds from food waste.

Pacific tuna fishing rates ‘unsustainable’: wildlife body

Governments have been urged to agree on long-term conservation and management measures to protect threatened eastern Pacific tuna.

Drinks firm Macb recalls mouldy water

Beverage manufacturer Macb has recalled batches of its flavoured still spring water, after mould was found inside the bottles.

Young’s Seafood announces US expansion plans

Young’s Seafood has partnered with frozen fish supplier The Fishin’ Company to expand its sales in the US. 

Scottish fish sector ‘needs Brexit funding assurances’

The UK government must outline how it plans to protect Scotland’s fish and seafood sectors after Brexit, the Scottish government has urged.

Young’s Seafood hires chief financial officer

Young’s Seafood has appointed Tim Busby as its new chief financial officer, effective from January 2 next year.

Dawnfresh eliminates label and date code errors at plant

Scottish fish processor Dawnfresh has invested in automation to ensure compliance with retailers’ codes of practice. The system installed controls the packaging line, preventing product recalls related to label and...

Seafood supplier to create jobs at new factory

Seafood and game meat supplier Coast & Glen is to create jobs at a new factory in Inverness, Scotland, purchased with assistance from HSBC.

News in brief

Princess Royal opens RR Spink fish processing plant

Trout from Scotland was given the Royal stamp of approval when the £3.1M expansion of RR Spink & Sons facility in Arbroath was officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal.

Hilton looks at Icelandic Seachill acquisition

Meat producer Hilton Food Group has confirmed reports that it’s in talks to buy another company, believed to be seafood processor Icelandic Seachill.

North Sea cod sustainable after more than 10 years

North Sea cod stocks have bounced back to sustainability more than a decade after their near collapse, according to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

Fish firm in ‘ground-breaking’ virtual reality training

Fish processor Icelandic Seachill will take part in a “ground-breaking project” to train food and drink manufacturing workers by using virtual reality, after education provider the Grimsby Institute Group won a £90,000...

Seafood firm in £200k London investment

Seafood supplier Star Feast Foods has invested £200,000 in its London operations, as it expands its trade and wholesale offering in the capital.

Sea lice and Brexit among Scottish seafood challenges

Sea lice, and the effect of Brexit on international trade relationships and employment, are among the challenges that may hinder the growth of the Scottish fish and shellfish market, a...

Scottish government launches £650k innovation fund

Scotland’s food and drink industry is to receive a £650,000 investment from the Scottish government to support innovation, thanks to new funding to support business growth.

Prejudice against women ‘prevalent in seafood industry’

Prejudice against women remains a common problem in the UK seafood sector, revealed a new survey by industry body Seafish, as the organisation urged more women to join the sector.

Seafood maker and pub supplier win frozen food awards

A seafood producer located near the Humber estuary and a Manchester-based supplier to JD Wetherspoon have scooped the top prizes at an annual awards that celebrates the best in frozen...

Young’s welcomes ocean clean-up initiative

Fish and seafood processor Young’s Seafood has welcomed action taken by the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) to tackle marine pollution, a “hidden threat” to the seafood industry.

Fish processor to pay £15,000 for hygiene offences

Fish processor Oban Fish Selling Co Ltd has been ordered to pay more than £15,000 for food hygiene offences, after inspectors found cigarette ends in food storage areas, and inadequate...

Gangmaster fined for ‘acting above the law’

A Somerset gangmaster who ignored repeated warnings and acted “above the law” has been ordered to pay more than £4,000, after admitting to supplying workers to a fish processing plant...

Environmental plan saves salmon processor £375k

Fish processor, Farne Salmon and Trout, has saved £375,000 a year through a programme of environmental innovation.

Icelandic Seachill accepts Seagold offer for factory

Icelandic Seachill has accepted an offer from frozen seafood processor Seagold to buy one of its vacant facilities in Grimsby, in a deal that would create jobs.

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.