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UK Sunday Times contacts Waitrose – following Don Staniford comment – which pledges to change description of ‘lean’ [Scottish] smoked salmon product

Yesterday’s UK’s Sunday Times (14 September 2014) titled one of its article that “‘Healthy’smoked salmon fattier than pizza”… The article highlights that “A classic Pizza Express margherita contains 6.4g of fat per 100g while Yeo Valley peaches and cream yoghurt has 4.1g of fat per 100g. By comparison, Sainsbury’s scottish oak smoked salmon, which costs £4.50 for 120g and is made from farmed fish, contains 14g of fat per 100g. Sainsbury’s wild alaskan smoked salmon (£5.75 for 120g) contains only 3.2g of fat per 100g…” The Waitrose smoked salmon is described as being a product made from a “lean, healthy fish”… something about which industry critic Don Staniford, director of the Global Alliance against Industrial Aquaculture (GAAIA) reportedly takes offence. “It is complete nonsense to describe this flabby farmed fish as lean and healthy,” he is quoted as saying. Continue reading UK Sunday Times contacts Waitrose – following Don Staniford comment – which pledges to change description of ‘lean’ [Scottish] smoked salmon product

“Something interesting has happened out west”… “local people in Connemara and the offshore island seem to have woken up” – Irish salmon farming expansion

Something interesting has happened out west,” writes the Irish Times this morning (15.09.2014). “For the best part of two years Bord Iascaigh Mhara has been trying to reboot the the Irish salmon farming industry. […] The projects have met opposition from various interest groups who have joined forces in Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages […] They have argued the salmon farms present significant environmental risks. […] As is often the case […] the opponents of the project seem better organised on the ground than the project’s proponents and are able to garner the support of local politicians. The result is often stalemate […] The mess usually ends up sitting on some minister’s desk; in the case of the salmon farms it is Simon Coveney’s desk. […]” Continue reading “Something interesting has happened out west”… “local people in Connemara and the offshore island seem to have woken up” – Irish salmon farming expansion

RUSSIAN trade ban: EU Commissioner Damanaki ready to support EU fisheries sector with financial help, quota flexibility

Continue reading RUSSIAN trade ban: EU Commissioner Damanaki ready to support EU fisheries sector with financial help, quota flexibility

‘TRUE NATURE’… Miami seafood firm sentenced for imported seafood labelling fraud: Chilean Steelhead (sea) trout re-labelled as ‘salmon’

Continue reading ‘TRUE NATURE’… Miami seafood firm sentenced for imported seafood labelling fraud: Chilean Steelhead (sea) trout re-labelled as ‘salmon’

“ALGAE may replace fish oil in salmon feed” – Nofima; “heterotrophic algae” can fully replace fish oil in feed… “As good as fish oil”

Fish oil is an ideal source of omega-3 in salmon feed, but the capacity to produce farmed salmon using fish oil as the main source of omega-3 in feed is limited, if the farmed salmon itself is to remain a rich source of omega-3. This means that the salmon feed industry needs access to large volumes of new ingredients that contain omega-3. Experiments at the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research have shown that a type of algae known as “heterotrophic algae” can fully replace fish oil in feed used for small salmon, Nofima announced this morning (September 12, 2014). Continue reading “ALGAE may replace fish oil in salmon feed” – Nofima; “heterotrophic algae” can fully replace fish oil in feed… “As good as fish oil”

GLOBAL Sustainability Initiative’s ongoing growth, with addition of Icelandic salmon farmer Fjarolax; 18 members now

Fjarðalax ehf., a farmed salmon producer from Iceland, has officially joined the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), bringing the current membership count to 18 companies. GSI‘s membership has expanded by over 25% since May 2014, showcasing the industry’s commitment and eagerness to improve their environmental and social performance as an increasing priority. Continue reading GLOBAL Sustainability Initiative’s ongoing growth, with addition of Icelandic salmon farmer Fjarolax; 18 members now

FEED Standards; “The ASC defines best practice as a level that can only be achieved by 15-20% of industry when the standard is released”…

Last week around 50 experts met for the first time in Amsterdam demonstrating that together industry will help ensure a responsible future for the production of fish feed. Experts in marine, plant, animal and micro ingredients, as well as supply chain and feed mill experience, gathered together for the ASC Responsible Feed Project working group event. Continue reading FEED Standards; “The ASC defines best practice as a level that can only be achieved by 15-20% of industry when the standard is released”…

EU action on Russian trade ban; Pledge to consider support for seafood sector pleases Scots; Banking on… mackerel quota banking

Scotland’s Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead has welcomed Friday (September 5) a pledge by European leaders to explore urgent measures to support Scottish fishermen and processors affected by Russian trade sanctions. Continue reading EU action on Russian trade ban; Pledge to consider support for seafood sector pleases Scots; Banking on… mackerel quota banking