Shellfish Farming News

  • King crab wears export crown

    KING crab has become the latest seafood fashion from Norway, with catches continuing to make its fishermen big money, according to the latest exports figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council. Not only has the supply of this giant creature increased, but exports shot up by 71 per cent last month and they now account for 76 per cent of the total value for the species. Josefine Voraa, advisor ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Scallop war fears as talks fail

    THE threat of further clashes between British and French scallop fishermen has surfaced again after the two sides failed to reach agreement at the weekend. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • UK and France close to scallop deal

    BRITAIN and France have reached agreement in principle over the scallop row which has seen fishermen from both countries confront each other in a series of ugly clashes at sea. A deal was thrashed out after talks in London yesterday between UK and French fish producer groups when it was agreed that British vessels will not fish the scallop rich grounds in the Baie de Seine off Normandy during the ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Talks to diffuse scallop dispute

    BRITAIN and France were holding talks in London today to try to avoid a repeat of the recent violent clashes in the so called scallop war. English and Scottish vessels fishing for scallops off the coast of Normandy came under attack last week from French fishermen, who threw rocks and flares to drive them out of the Baie de Seine. The British are allowed to fish legally for scallops all year ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Welsh fishermen fear no deal Brexit

    THE Welsh Fishermen’s Association has warned that many of its members may not survive a no deal Brexit. Their main catch is shellfish, much of which is exported live into Europe and could be subject to tariffs and bureaucratic hold-ups after next March. The association has said some businesses would not be able to hold on for more than four or five weeks after Brexit. Despite ...


    By FISHupdate

  • The Clamshell – much more than a split frame…

    Ever since people have crafted tools, their incentive has been to make a specific task possible – or at least perform that task faster or easier. Among the wide range of equipment solutions Tri Tool produces, there are many examples of tools that provide the optimal solution for a particular need. Though designed for a special purpose these machines were built with flexibility in mind, ...


    By Tri Tool Inc.

  • Taylor Shellfish First Farm in U.S. to Achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification

    The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) announced that Taylor Shellfish Farms has become the first U.S. grower to achieve responsible aquaculture certification for a farming operation in Washington State. The Shelton, Wash. based company received ASC Bivalve Certification for its operation in the South Puget Sound basin, which comprises the Hood Canal and the area south of the Tacoma Narrows, ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • UK Shellfish are cleaner thanks to sewerage infrastructure improvements

    Shellfish harvesting areas in the UK are cleaner, thanks to sewerage improvement schemes over the last decade which have lowered average levels of Escherichia coli in oysters, mussels and other commercially-important species and boosted the shellfish industry’s economic value. Addressing the additional pollution risks from agriculture could further reduce contamination and human health ...

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