Archive for March, 2016

  • Four more ready to take to sea

    Four more ready to take to sea

    BORD Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board, presented four young students with their certificates of competency in Commercial Fishing recently in the National Fisheries College, Greencastle. Jevgenijs Abolins, from Donegal, James Sinnott from Wexford, Calum Bolger from Waterford […]

  • Can breeding beat climate change?

    Can breeding beat climate change?

    SELECTIVELY breeding aquaculture species so that they are better placed to cope with the impacts of climate change was the subject of a recent presentation by Nofima’s Dr Panya Sae-Lim. The work was presented at an FAO symposium and is […]

  • Processing hardware to the fore

    Processing hardware to the fore

    MAREL will be bringing its latest whitefish and salmon processing machines and software to next month’s Seafood Processing Global, in Brussels. Whitefish processors will be interested in the demonstration of the revolutionary technology of the Icelandic company’s FleXicut automatic pinbone […]

  • Down Under the spotlight

    Down Under the spotlight

    THE Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is encouraging all Australians to celebrate Sustainable Seafood Day (March 11) by enjoying MSC-certified products. MSC Asia Pacific Director, Patrick Caleo, said: “The option to choose certified sustainable seafood in Australia has never been easier. […]

  • EU adopts more regional approach

    EU adopts more regional approach

    THE European Commission has today presented a proposal to allow more localised control from Member States over certain fisheries conservation measures. These measures are rules on how, where and when fishermen may fish, also determining gear, catch composition and ways […]

  • Lost trawl hazards highlighted

    Lost trawl hazards highlighted

    THE dangers of attempting to recover lost trawls have been emphasised in a new MAIB report into the capsizing of the twin-rig prawn trawler Kairos. At about 23.35 on 18 May 2015, the 18.6m twin-rig prawn trawler Kairos capsized and […]

  • The heart of the matter

    The heart of the matter

    A SEAFISH initiative to promote oily fish consumption has revealed that that two thirds (64%) of people across the UK do not consider the health of their hearts whilst making diet choices. Seven in ten (69%) adults across the UK […]

  • Searching for “the cod’s pollocks”

    Searching for “the cod’s pollocks”

    THE public are being asked to put forward their nominations for an awards programme which aims to honour the best fishermen in the UK and Ireland. The deadline for nominations, which cover 12 categories – including ‘Young Fisherman of the […]

  • Top minds turn to algae

    Top minds turn to algae

    AN international line-up of eminent microbial experts gathered at Oban’s Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) this week to address the problem of harmful algal blooms (HABs). With the ability to both kill fish and cause biotoxins in the seafood […]

  • NFFO remains neutral on Europe

    NFFO remains neutral on Europe

    ALTHOUGH the NFFO has decided not to take a formal position on the forthcoming EU membership referendum, it intends to invite protagonists from both camps to air their arguments on its website. A recent meeting of the NFFO’s Executive Committee […]