Quality seafood deserves quality processing

Marel is using this year’s Seafood Processing Global, taking place as part of the Seafood Global Expo in Brussels next month, to present a range of innovative additions to proven applications, with the focus on high product quality and improved processing performance. Marel will exhibit advanced equipment and software solutions that enable whitefish and salmon processors to optimise yield, throughput and product quality.

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Hampiðjan sets up in the Westmann Islands

Earlier this month work began at Hampidjan’s new premises in the Westmann Islands with a net loft and a shop. At present the building has a 400 square metre floor space, but once this coming summer’s expansion has been concluded, it will expand to 1100 square metres.

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Trawlers in trouble

Three French trawlers sought shelter in the English port of Dartmouth yesterday, with two of them moored along the harbour’s South Embankment, but found themselves caught out by the tide.

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New pelagic factory for east Iceland

Fishing and processing company Eskja, based in the Icelandic east coast port of Eskifjörður, has contracted Skaginn and a group of partner companies to build a new pelagic processing plant. With a construction time of only six months, the new factory is scheduled to be ready for production in September this year.

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Reviving a dormant fishery

Icefish were last caught in France’s Southern Ocean territories around Kerguelen more than twenty years ago and the fishery came to an end in 1993 when the mainly Russian and Polish trawlers that fished for it left many of their distant waters fishing grounds, including the French territorial waters around Kerguelen.

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MSC sets out its stall on Barents Sea concerns

Following Greenpeace’s most recent set of demands for fishing in the Barents Sea to be curtailed to protect the ‘Arctic Galapagos’ and its report on the fisheries in the Svalbard region, the Marine Stewardship Council has taken pains to clarify its position, stating that the MSC certified fisheries in the Barents Sea are some of the most well managed in the world.

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Doublespeak on imports

The EU places stringent requirements on its own member vessels, while there is consistent light touch monitoring of other fleets that export products to the European Union, according to Emilio Martinez, director general of Espaderos del Atlantico, representing a group of Spanish longline vessels.

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