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The new site is in Grimsby

Iceland Seafood to invest in UK operation

By Michelle Perrett

Iceland Seafood has revealed plans to merge its UK operation and invest in a “significant” processing and coldstore capacity in Grimsby.

Young's Seafood has welcomed new actions to cut down on discarded fishing gear polluting the ocean. Image credit: Wikipedia user Mstelfox

Young’s welcomes ocean clean-up initiative

By Gwen Ridler

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.

More than 900 jobs were at risk

450 jobs saved at Young’s after £1.35M investment

By Nicholas Robinson

Young’s will create more than 200 jobs after securing £1.35M of investment, following a recent announcement to ditch more than 900 jobs when it lost a major contract to supply Sainsbury in June.

Young's Seafood provides a range of frozen and chilled fish products

Young’s Seafood builds on strong chilled growth

By Rod Addy

Young’s Seafood boosted sales of its brand by 21% in the chilled food category in the past year and has announced plans to expand its chilled range, with new innovation, in 2015.

The value of fish landed at Scottish ports last year sank by 9%

Scottish fish landings sink 9% in value

By Michael Stones

A 9% fall in the value of fish landed at Scottish ports last year represented “a startling drop”, according to the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF).

Postler's new fish-packaging concept

Fear of fish

By Lorraine Mullaney

With their slippery scales and staring eyes, fish are often avoided by squeamish consumers. Lorraine Mullaney seeks packaging solutions

 Illegal fishing threatens the viability of honest businesses that refuse to deal with criminals

Politicians ready to fillet fish cheats

By Graham Holter

Illegal fishing, which now accounts for 15% of world catches according to EU calculations, distorts the market for fish, and threatens the viability of honest businesses that refuse to deal with criminals, warned politicians.

Jamie Oliver: Don't mention the word bones

Fish consumption needs a new plaice to start

By Mike Stones

British fish consumption has fallen victim to a lost generation of British mothers who don’t know how to choose fish, cook it or serve it, warns the industry authority Seafish.

Sea change

Sea change

By John Dunn

The pig is usually quoted as the example of the most efficient utilisation of raw material in the food industry every part is used apart from the squeal. Now, it seems, seafood is rapidly heading that way. Somewhere in the world someone is making a living...

Bite-size fish and chips

Bite-size fish and chips

Young's Seafood has added a new bite-size product to its chip shop range: chip shop mini fillets. Made with basa (a type of cat fish) farmed in Vietnam, they have less than 3% saturated fat.

Swell the coffers

Swell the coffers

The European Fisheries Fund pledged over £13M last month to help strengthen the fishing and fish processing sector in Scotland and Wales. The money...

Salmon price leap

Salmon price leap

Profits at fish processing giant Alfesca have taken a battering as a result of soaring salmon prices, which are close to record levels. The owner of...

Cast your net wider

Cast your net wider

By Sarah Britton

Sustainability issues mean traditional cod and haddock products are making way for hake and pollock. Sarah Britton reports

Scaling up

Scaling up

Scottish-based fish processor Macrae Foods is building an extension at its Fraserburgh plant for products such as canapés, roulades, wraps and party...

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