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Aquaculture Feeding World’s Insatiable Appetite for Seafood

    Aquaculture Feeding World’s Insatiable Appetite for Seafood

Total global fish production, including both wild capture fish and aquaculture, reached an all-time high of 154 million tons in 2011, and aquaculture is set to top 60 percent of production by 2020, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Wild capture was 90.4 million tons […]

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Sales of Lesser Known Fish Soar as UK Consumers Continue to Switch the Fish

    Sales of Lesser Known Fish Soar as UK Consumers Continue to Switch the Fish

Sainsbury’s has launched a major new study into fish consumption and attitudes in the UK which shows a marked shift in consumer buying habits as more and more people purchase lesser known, alternative fish which are more abundant in our oceans. Following a year of high profile awareness campaigns of sustainable fish, including Sainsbury’s own […]

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Lion Capital Purchases Cumbrian Seafoods

    Lion Capital Purchases Cumbrian Seafoods

Private equity firm Lion Capital, which owns Young’s Seafood, has expanded its UK fish and seafood interests with the acquisition of the customer contracts and equipment of Cumbrian Seafoods from the administrators. Cumbrian Seafoods is the UK’s leading independent seafood company, employing 500 people. It has a state-of-the-art plant at Seaham in County Durham (pictured), […]

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UK Food and Drink Exports Continue to Grow

    UK Food and Drink Exports Continue to Grow

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew to £5.8 billion in the first half of 2011 – a rise of over 13% on the same period in 2010, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). Exports to the EU increased by 12.6% to £4.4 billion with the majority of markets showing growth, and three […]

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Scottish Food and Drink Exports Set New Records

    Scottish Food and Drink Exports Set New Records

Having reached record levels last year, export sales of Scottish food and drink products have broken the £2 billion mark for the first time in the first six months of 2011. Figures for the first half of 2011 show food and drink exports now stand at £2.4 billion – up 21% on the same period […]

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World Food Prices Set to Remain High

    World Food Prices Set to Remain High

High and volatile agricultural commodity prices are likely to prevail for the rest of this year and into 2012, according to the latest analysis published in the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s biannual Food Outlook. The report cites a sharp rundown on inventories and only modest overall production increases for the majority of crops as […]

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Record British Food and Drink Exports

    Record British Food and Drink Exports

Exports of UK food and non-alcoholic drinks grew for the sixth consecutive year in 2010 to pass the £10b mark for the first time ever. UK food and drink export figures showed a healthy 11.4% increase on 2009 figures, bringing in a total of £10.83b, and highlighted healthy emerging markets amongst non-EU countries.
Amongst the highest […]

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UK Food and Drink Exports Deliver Strong First Half Performance

    UK Food and Drink Exports Deliver Strong First Half Performance

UK exports of food and non-alcoholic drinks grew to more than £5b in the first half of 2010 – a rise of 4.3% on the same period in 2009 – and full-year sales to overseas markets are forecast to break the £10 b barrier for the first time, according to figures released by the Food […]

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