Posts tagged with fishing industry

Raising awareness of fishfarm safety
03/07/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Fish and shellfish farmers will meet in Scalloway next week at a special aquaculture safety awareness event.The aim is to remind farmers of good practice through practical demonstrations and provide an opportunity for industry represent­atives to get together and share their experiences.The... Read more...

Contract won
03/07/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

There was good news for the seafood industry this week with the announcement that a Shetland based shellfish producer has won a major contract with a Belgian supermarket.Isle of Shuna, which has mussel farms in the Western Isles as well as a processing and packing facility in Walls, signed the s... Read more...

Blueshell boost
03/07/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Successful seafood company Blueshell Mussels Ltd is set to add another accolade to its list of achievements with a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for a sustainable and well managed resource. Under the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) the company, which employs around 45 pe... Read more...

Joint quota reform group welcomed
22/05/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation has welcomed the announcement that a joint ministerial group is to be set-up to take forward reforms on new quota and licensing arrangements for Scotland and the rest of the UK.Chief executive Bertie Armstrong said: “This latest development is welcome.... Read more...

Sustainable status
15/05/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Efforts are under way to gain sustainable fishery status for North Sea haddock and prawns.In recent years concern about overfishing has meant products labelled as being sourced from healthy fisheries are more attractive to supermarkets and the public in the UK and abroad.Marine Stewardship C... Read more...

Fishing for Litter
15/05/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group (SPSG) is the latest organisation to back the Fishing for Litter 2008-2011 project, by encouraging its 24 member vessels to sign up.A funding condition of the popular scheme, which originated in Shetland, asked that measures be taken to include all fishi... Read more...