Too big and too many
Dutch-owned seine netters under Dutch, French and UK flags alongside in Boulogne

Too big and too many

Boulogne trawler skipper Olivier Leprêtre has sounded a warning over the continuing fishing activity of the Dutch-owned seine netting fleet operating in the Eastern Channel and southern North Sea. ‘They…

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Conegan – being inventive in packaging
Packaging specialist Conegan is between the processor and the retailer. Image: Conegan

Conegan – being inventive in packaging

Based a little way outside Boulogne, Conegan forms one of the many links in the chain of processing and handling opportunities that this key seafood processing region offers. Conegan has…

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Tough competition for Boulogne’s fish trade
Prices and demand on the Boulogne auction have risen, so traders such as FFG Marée are increasingly sourcing fish further from home

Tough competition for Boulogne’s fish trade

Boulogne company FFG Marée has a background as a processing firm, but expanded a few years ago, in 2011 acquiring fish traders and moving into buying and selling it its…

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