Aquaculture faces a number of challenges, including sea lice and Brexit, according to the Scottish government

Sea lice and Brexit among Scottish seafood challenges

By Helen Gilbert

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 report has found.

M&S has unveiled its Christmas food range

M&S unveils new Christmas range

By Michelle Perrett

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has unveiled its new Christmas food range, describing it as the “must-have” collection.

Marine Harvest is to invest £20M in a new Scottish salmon hatchery

Marine Harvest to invest £20M in salmon hatchery

By Michael Stones

Marine Harvest is investing £20M into a new salmon hatchery in Glenmoriston, near Inverness, in what is hailed as a major boost to the Scottish food and drink industry.

Cargill's acquisition will allow it to play a major role in the global aquaculture industry

Cargill makes £0.95bn fish firm acquisition

By Michael Stones

Global grain giant Cargill is seeking to cash in on growing demand for seafood with its £0.95bn (€1.35bn) acquisition of leading fish feed supplier Norwegian firm EWOS.

Young’s plans to shed more than 900 jobs with the closure of its Fraserburgh and Spey Valley sites

Young’s Seafood to axe over 900 jobs

By Michael Stones

Young’s Seafood plans to axe more than 900 jobs with the closure of its Fraserburgh and Spey Valley sites in Scotland, after losing a key contract to supply Sainsbury.

Job cuts reaction

Young’s Seafood jobs plan ‘bittersweet’ for workers

By Michael Stones

Young’s Seafood’s plans to axe more than 900 jobs at its plants in Fraserburgh and Spey Valley, while safeguarding hundreds of jobs at its Grimsby site have been described as “devastating” and “bittersweet”.

The fire damaged the reception and main production area

Rainham smoked salmon factory blaze

By Rod Addy

Fire hit Scotch Smoked Salmon Co in Rainham, Essex, on February 10, taking four fire engines and 21 firefighters to bring under control according to the London Fire Brigade.

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

The Scottish Salmon Company expects to make job cuts among its 169 staff workforce this spring

Job cuts loom at Scottish Salmon Company

By Lorraine Mullaney

This spring will bring job cuts for some of the 169 staff at the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) in the Western Isles, as the firm announced a review of its Stornoway harvesting and processing operations last week (January 8).

Genes from Chinook salmon have been used to engineer the new, faster-growing fish

GM salmon step closer to US dinner plates

By Mike Stones

Genetically modified (GM) salmon moved a step closer to US, and possibly European, dinner plates last month with the publication of a favourable environmental assessment from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Pump up the animal food value

Pump up the animal food value

Designed for the fish processing industry, Landia pumps with extra cutting blades are helping Greenock-based pet food producer Rossyew convert Scottish Salmon by-products into speciality oil and protein ingredients for pig, poultry, pet and aqua feeds.

Multi-million pound investment has helped to create over 400 jobs in the past two years

Scottish salmon farming creates 400 jobs

By Mike Stones

Multi-million pound investment in the Scottish salmon industry has created more than 400 jobs over the past two years, a leading industry expert will tell a scientific meeting in Dundee this evening (January 24).

Sharp practice: Jamie has helped sushi outsell some traditional British sandwiches

Sushi surges as sandwiches suffer

By Mike Stones

Japanese delicacy sushi threatens to topple some sandwiches from their place as the nation’s favourite lunchtime snack thanks to the promotion of celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver.

Tensions run high over fish farm deal

Tensions run high over fish farm deal

By Sarah Britton

The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) has accused the Salmon Farm Protest Group (SFPG) of scaremongering after it claimed 500 jobs could...

Spink invests following M&S business win

Spink invests following M&S business win

By Elaine Watson

Arbroath Smokies producer RR Spink & Sons is investing more than £150,000 in new equipment at its Arbroath factory after picking up new business...


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