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RPC provides food trays to Angulas Aguinaga

RPC Bebo Food Packaging, a part of RPC Group, has provided thermoformed high-density polyethylene (HDPE) trays to Spain-based seafood company Angulas Aguinaga.
Angulas has used the trays to pack its new range of microwavable mussel dishes.
Manufactured at RPC Bebo’s Norway-based site in 400g and 1kg sizes, the trays are expected to provide consumers with mussels and […]

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Anti-microbial absorbent seafood packaging

Sirane will  present anti-microbal absorbent packaging and innovative ways of retailing seafood in a ready-to-cook format at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, on April 26th-28th.
We’ll also focus on ovenable/microwaveable cooking solutions, including steam-cooking bags – a concept which is becoming increasingly popular worldwide – as well as oven/BBQ bags, and other packaging solutions which can boost […]

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UK Smoked Fish Industry Receives Funding Boost

    UK Smoked Fish Industry Receives Funding Boost

The UK’s traditional smoked fish industry is to benefit from European and industry funding to promote awareness and increase sales of its specialist seafood products. Funding will be used to develop a brand identity, interactive website and drive attendance at a series of specialist food events. The aim is to improve consumer awareness of the […]

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Donegal Catch Supports Irish Fishing Industry With Responsible Irish Fish Partnership

    Donegal Catch Supports Irish Fishing Industry With Responsible Irish Fish Partnership

Donegal Catch, Ireland’s number one frozen fish brand, has entered a partnership with Responsible Irish Fish, a group dedicated to developing a brand and label to allow Irish fishermen differentiate their products in the market place and to promote Irish fish being caught in a responsible manner. Donegal Catch is also expanding into the chilled […]

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Morrisons to Move into Seafood Processing

    Morrisons to Move into Seafood Processing

Morrisons plans to launch its own seafood processing business to deliver quality fish into its stores. The company will be acquiring an empty factory in Grimsby and equipping it for seafood production by the end of 2012. As a result, Morrisons will be the only major food retailer to source fish direct from the quayside […]

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The Scottish Salmon Company Reveals £40 Million Expansion Plans

    The Scottish Salmon Company Reveals £40 Million Expansion Plans

The Scottish Salmon Company has unveiled plans to invest over £40 million to expand its business over the next five years, resulting in the creation of over 100 jobs across the West Coast and islands of Scotland. The Scottish based and operated salmon farming company’s five-year development plan envisages establishing ten new farm sites, increasing […]

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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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Call For International Action to Fight Illegal Fishing

    Call For International Action to Fight Illegal Fishing

Illegal fishing not only seriously distorts markets for EU fishermen and consumers, but threatens to destroy the biodiversity of the world’s oceans, the EU Fisheries Committee has warned. An estimated 15% of world catches – between 11 and 26 million tonnes a year – come from illegal fishing. The committee is calling on the EU […]

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Consolidation in Scottish Seafood

    Consolidation in Scottish Seafood

Associated Seafoods has concluded its second acquisition within a matter of days following the purchases of scampi-maker Moray Seafoods and smoked salmon producer Lossie Seafoods, both based at Buckie in Scotland.
Associated Seafoods is a Scotland-based holding company set up by an experienced management team, with an objective to invest into value-added processing of seafood. It […]

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Sustainably Farmed Seafood Holds Key to Future Global Food Security

    Sustainably Farmed Seafood Holds Key to Future Global Food Security

The first-ever global assessment of the environmental costs of aquaculture shows that farmed seafood is less ecologically damaging than livestock production, and that there is great potential for improvements in efficiency.
A new and comprehensive analysis released by WorldFish Center and Conservation International (CI) has investigated the environmental impact of the world’s major aquaculture production systems […]

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Investment to Expand Irish Seafood Processing Sector

    Investment to Expand Irish Seafood Processing Sector

The Irish Government has allocated grant aid of Eur1.7m for 18 companies towards a total investment package of Eur7.4m to enhance efficiency within the Irish seafood processing industry. The initiative is expected to create 158 new jobs in the sector over a three years period.
Amongst the companies approved for Government support is Cork-based Fastnet Mussels […]

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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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Stake in Seafood Holdings For Sale

    Stake in Seafood Holdings For Sale

Private equity firm Risk Capital Partners is reported to be looking to sell its 24% stake in Seafood Holdings, a supplier of seafood to the UK food service sector. In the year ended January 2010, Seafood Holdings increased EBITDA by 15% to £5.8m on turnover down 5.8% to £83.4m.
The group is currently focusing on developing […]

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Findus Group Targets Growth in Nordic Region

    Findus Group Targets Growth in Nordic Region

Findus Group, one of Europe’s largest frozen food and seafood companies, has appointed Jari Latvanen, formerly with Nestle, to head its new, dedicated business unit covering the Nordic region. The Nordic business employs 800 people in Denmark, Finland and Sweden.
“Jari’s appointment will enable us to drive growth in the region, predominantly from share gains in […]

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Europe’s Leading Canned Seafood Company Sold For €680m

    Europe’s Leading Canned Seafood Company Sold For €680m

Thai Union Frozen Products, Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is acquiring MW Brands, Europe’s leading canned seafood company, for an enterprise value of Eur680m from private equity firm Trilantic Capital Partners.
MW Brands is one of the European leaders in tuna and other ambient seafood products through its strong brands – […]

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Ambitious Three Year Development Strategy For Irish Seafood Industry

    Ambitious Three Year Development Strategy For Irish Seafood Industry

An ambitious development strategy for the Irish seafood sector has been unveiled. The three year strategy, drafted in consultation with the Irish seafood industry and entitled ‘Delivering on the Potential of Irish Seafood 2010-2012’, will be delivered by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board. The detailed plan sets out over 70 detailed […]

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Royal Greenland Supports the Development of the ASC Standards

Leading international seafood group Royal Greenland has declared its support for the development of the ASC standards by the Aquaculture Dialogues. The ASC’s mission is to transform aquaculture towards environmental and social sustainability using efficient market mechanisms which create value across the chain.
“We have the responsibility to supply our customers and our consumers with seafood […]

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