CEO of Slade Gorton ‘Coolfish’ division to move on after firm sells plant

Slade Gorton is leasing back half of its Boston plant after selling the building, as it also emerges the CEO of its value-added ‘Coolfish’ division is to leave

Darden investor wins backing for vote on Red Lobster spin off

Restaurant has 60 days to call a shareholder meeting to vote on activist investor Starboard Value’s proposal to delay the company’s plan to spin off its struggling Red Lobster chain

Harrods signs exclusive retail deal with Scottish smokehouse

London store Harrods extends its range of John Ross Jr products with the sale of tea smoked salmon in 200 gram packs for £9.95

US surimi seafood sector heats up efforts to reverse consumption slump

Trident bringing ‘Ultimate Fish Stick’ approach to surimi, as other US players seeing possible sales openings from high shrimp prices, hot sales and exports

Time for UK chippies to promote frozen at sea origin, says FAS association

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Some 90% of UK chippies use frozen at sea fillets as a staple, yet only few promote this to their customers. Now is a great time to change this, argues the FAS fillets association

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European hake demand, prices still strong despite tough German market

The south European market is emerging from economic issues and demand for South African and Namibian hake is strong, with prices still at high levels of end 2013, sources say

Congalsa: Sustainability not yet among Spanish shoppers’ concerns

Congalsa

Imports director Julio Simarro says deal with SFP had more to do with corporate responsibility than with pandering to customer trends, although he is confident Spain will follow trend of neighboring countries (more…)

Smales profit surges despite turnover hit from FAS fillet price dive

fish and chips

Fish and chip supply specialist reports 70% profit growth, despite low FAS fillet prices in 2013 wiping £10m off its turnover (more…)

EU shrimp buyers sitting on stocks hope for further fall in prices

Shrimp buyers in EU and US with stock are sitting off and waiting for prices to fall further, with some still having to buy to meet commitments; all waiting for true production picture to develop soon

US sea change in farmed salmon acceptability

Comments from celebrity chef Rick Moonen and the release of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s (ASC) standards for farmed salmon last month symbolize a growing shift in US public perception of farmed salmon’s sustainability, Take Part writer says (more…)

Boparan-backed Five Star slides deeper into red

Five Star Fish

Losses at Ranjit Boparan-owned Five Star Fish going from bad to worse, with raw material and tough economic climate cited as causes   (more…)