40th year for Scottish Sea Farms manager
Scottish Sea Farms’ longest serving employee Geoff Kidd has celebrated 40 years of service including more than three decades as farm manager of Loch Spelve on Mull.
 FAO fish farm project provides livelihoods
Youths in Guinea-Bissau have learnt to farm fish in floating cages to help produce food, diversify income and employment prospects and boost the country’s sustainability.
 HAPO to sponsor Greek aquaculture congress
The Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organization (HAPO) is the gold sponsor of Greece’s first Hellenic Aquaculture Congress taking place on 22-23 June in Athens.
 Improved antimicrobial protection
A new water treatment product is able to capture advanced oxidation technology in a cube of ice and provide continue antimicrobial protection while thawing.
 Scottish students win UK Chef competition
Two young chefs from West College Scotland have been crowned national champions at the 2018 UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year competition.
 Guiding Light champions green fishing practices
New trawler Guiding Light became the latest symbol of industry optimism, as it sailed from the Parkol Marine Engineering shipyard in Whitby.
 AS Fiskevegn protests Mustad takeover threat
AS Fiskevegn is calling for a reversal of Mustad Autoline’s purchase of Vetrhus Holding AS, which own 50% of the shares in AS Fiskevegn, claiming it is “not suitable” for one of its main competitors to be its owner.
 Scottish seafood sector to train talent
The Scottish Seafood Association (SSA) is leading a two-year pilot project to attract and prepare new entrants for a career in seafood processing and train and upskill the existing workforce to help raise industry standards and deliver sectoral growth.
 New IFFO director general
IFFO, The Marine Ingredients Organisation has appointed Petter Martin Johannessen as director general.
 Battle rages to ban electric beaming
Marine environmental NGO Bloom has lodged a formal complaint to the European Commission that the Dutch authorities gave large subsidies of EU money to enable the Dutch beam trawl fleet to switch to electric pulse fishing that it did not declare, reports Tim Oliver.