Fish farming industry

Fish farming industry

Export surge for Scottish farmed fish

EXPORTS of Scottish farmed salmon rose by almost 40 per cent in a year, new figures show.

Campaigners demand selective fishing after £1bn cod discarded

Britain has discarded nearly £1 billion in cod from one population in the last 50 years, a report has revealed.

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Richard Lochhead: CFP overhaul not radical enough for Scotland's damaged industry

THE Common Fisheries Policy has been a travesty for Scotland, slowly strangling our fishing communities without conserving Europe's fish stocks.

Wild salmon catches plunge by 40%

ANGLERS and fish farmers are involved in a new dispute over the effect of farmed salmon on wild stocks.

Anglers get that shrinking feeling as Scots salmon fail to measure up

SCOTLAND'S wild salmon are shrinking dramatically in size, experts have said.

Salmon catches set to leap past 100,000 record

ANGLERS landed a record number of salmon in Scotland last year, new research has shown.

SSC looks to expand after landing record results

PROFITS at the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) have more than doubled after the Edinburgh-based firm landed record results on the back of a leap in demand from export markets.

Three species that landed MP in hot water

WILD GURNARD THE gurnard is not an attractive fish - in fact, it used to be thrown back by fishermen. A white fish, usually found in the Atlantic, it was described by restaurant reviewer AA Gill as "the Amy Winehouse of battered fish" because it provided "a sonorous bluesy mouthful".

Westminster's fisheries minister 'irresponsible' says Scottish salmon farming industry

SCOTLAND'S salmon farming industry has branded Westminster's fisheries minister "ill-informed and irresponsible" after he suggested consumers should consider switching to wild species for environmental reasons.

Sanctions urged in fish war

SCOTTISH fishermen have called for the European Union to impose trade sanctions on Iceland after it moved to step up its mackerel quota for next year.

Scottish cod stocks hit by food shortage

DWINDLING cod stocks in the seas surrounding Scotland have been partially caused by a rise in summer ocean temperatures which has left the fish with a deplenished food source, according to new research.

Salmon farm companies make waves

TWO companies made news in the salmon farming sector yesterday as the chairman and chief executive of one stood down and a second was sold to Dutch buyers.

Fishermen's leaders in plea over catch quotas

Fishing leaders have complained about the scale of "retribution" the fleet faces from ever-decreasing catch allowances.

Fishermen 'disappointed' with Iceland's attitude to fish quota

Scottish mackerel fishermen expressed disappointment last night at the failure to reach an agreement with Iceland on a joint management plan for the mackerel stock. However, they say there is some encouragement that the Faroese are still willing to negotiate despite no agreement being reached in Oslo yesterday.

Fishermen's leaders to lobby EC on quota war

SCOTTISH fishermen's leaders will next week demand that the European Commission brings the Faroese and Icelandic governments to heel in the so-called "mackerel wars."

Fishermen meet to plan next move in mackerel quotas war

SCOTTISH fishermen are to hold a mass meeting next week to plan the next stage in their campaign over the escalating "mackerel war" with Iceland and the Faroes.

Scottish salmon farming giant sees profits leap

Strong demand in the first half helped Oslo-listed Scottish Salmon Company (SCC), previously Lighthouse Caledonia, to post a leap in profits.

Fish firm at centre of illegal landings inquiry

ONE of Scotland's largest fish firms is at the centre of a multi-million pound investigation over allegations of illegal fish landings.

Scots fishermen praised by Brussels for 'mackerel war' port blockades

THE European fisheries commissioner has praised the Scottish fishermen who staged two quayside blockades to prevent Faroese trawlers from landing catches of mackerel into Peterhead.

Ernie Simpson: If they carry on then the impact on nation's fleet will be catastrophic

When the Faroese and Icelandic governments declared their huge autonomous quotas my reaction was one of sheer horror, writes Ernie Simpson.

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