HB Grandi’s groundfish production at its Norðurgarður location has gone well throughout the quota year that comes to an end on the last day of August. A staff of around 160 work in production and process 550 to 600 tonnes of saithe, redfish and cod every week.
Russian Cod, a joint venture by the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) and the Agama Group, has signed an agreement with the Federal Agency for Fisheries which secures resources alongside the company’s investment in its new processing facility in Murmansk.
The Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick announced a repayable contribution of just over $1 million for Miscou Fish Products Inc. and the Canadian Crab Packers Associates Limited for new equipment and technologies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their processing operations. The contribution derives from the $400 million Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF), focused on growing opportunities and increasing market value for sustainably sourced, high-quality fish and seafood products from Atlantic Canada.
Russian company Dobroflot is preparing to build a new processing factory for pollock in the Far East Primorsky Territory, along with a logistics complex and cold store.
Icelandic company Skaginn 3X has signed a contract to supply a high-tech processing facility to a company on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East. It will include advanced freezing technology and automated plate freezer systems for both filleted and wholefrozen fish, as well as IQF capacity. The factory is designed so that further expansion at a later date is possible.
Marel has opened a new office in Namibia, the world’s largest hake producing country after reorganising its sales and service support for customers in southern Africa, with a particular focus on Namibia. The new branch opened for business earlier this month.
The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) in partnership with the Agama Group is planning the construction of a new processing factory to serve its northern fisheries. The 60 tonne per day Northern Cod factory is expected to be in operation in late 2019.
Excellence amongst Fishmongers was recognised this week with the inaugural awards ceremony for the coveted accolade of Master Fishmonger. Ten fishmongers received their certificates of achievement from HRH The Princess Royal, in her capacity as Prime Warden of The Fishmongers’ Company.
The fish processing sector across the European Union is in good shape, according to the latest Economic Report of the EU Fish Processing sector. The report compiles several sets of raw economic data to analyse the overall performance of the sector in 2015.
The port of Arkhangelsk on Russia’s northern coast expects to see a growing supply of fish from the Far East this year. According to the regional director Igor Orlov, negotiations are in progress to bring more raw material to Arkhangelsk from the Russian Far East.