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.
 Offshore farming – unlocking growth potential
Presentations and discussions at the Offshore Mariculture Conference in Singapore made clear the potential of the open ocean in creating a more dynamic and sustainable aquaculture industry, reports Bonnie Waycott.
 Top award for Loch Fyne Oysters
Seafood producer Loch Fyne Oysters has celebrated its 40th year of trading by scooping the top prize in the ‘Fish and Seafood’ category of the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2018.
 Atlantic Capes invests in Skaginn 3X IQF tunnel freezer and slurry ice delivery system
Leading scallop and surf clam producer, Atlantic Capes Fisheries (ACF) recently installed an IQF tunnel freezer as well as a slurry ice and delivery system from Skaginn 3X.
 ‪Fingerlings and other lings
With the accelerating growth of fish consumption, more and more attention and efforts are being dedicated to the development of fish farming, both‬‫ ‬‪ marine and freshwater. To produce fish of edible size, in most cases fish farmers populate their ponds or fish cages with young stages of the preferred fish species.‬