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Following pressure exerted at a sectoral update with Transport Scotland on Wednesday (12 September) when the lack of freight capacity from Shetland was highlighted, the seafood industry in Shetland is delighted to announce that from Monday (17 September), this shortage will be relieved when the vessel MV Arrow will provide an additional service from Lerwick.

ADDITIONAL FREIGHT SERVICE TO AVERT SEAFOOD CRISIS

14/09/2018

Following pressure exerted at a sectoral update with Transport Scotland on Wednesday (12 September) when the lack of freight capacity from Shetland was highlighted, the seafood industry in Shetland is delighted to announce that from Monday (17...

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The Shetland seafood industry called on the Scottish Government to deliver on its commitment to develop food exports from Scotland, by establishing a daily freight service between Lerwick and Aberdeen.

THE SHETLAND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY’S CALL TO THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

12/09/2018

The Shetland seafood industry called on the Scottish Government to deliver on its commitment to develop food exports from Scotland, by establishing a daily freight service between Lerwick and Aberdeen. The call comes as the industry launches...

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Overall, Scottish mussel production is now at its highest ever, with a six per cent increase from 2016 to 2017.

SCOTTISH MUSSEL PRODUCTION VALUED AT £10.1 MILLION

06/06/2018

Overall, Scottish mussel production is now at its highest ever, with a six per cent increase from 2016 to 2017 – from 7,732 tonnes to 8,232 tonnes, with an estimated value of £10.1 million according to the Scottish Shellfish Farm...

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Transport operators and seafood bodies in the Northern Isles are reacting to the announcement by the external ferry operator, Serco NorthLink, of a 2.9% increase in the freight charges which will be applied to all commercial traffic from 1st January, 2018.

FREIGHT INCREASES

16/10/2017

Transport operators and seafood bodies in the Northern Isles are reacting to the announcement by the external ferry operator, Serco NorthLink, of a 2.9% increase in the freight charges which will be applied to all commercial traffic from 1st...

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'So Much To Sea' at Cunningsburgh Primary School

Cunningsburgh School visit

09/10/2017

Cunningsburgh School’s primary three and four pupils were treated to a seafood class delivered by author and chair of Shetland Food and Drink, Marian Armitage on Thursday 5 October. Pupils learned about the key characteristics of a...

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A Taste of Shetland Food Festival - Successful weekend for seafood industry

A Taste of Shetland Food Festival

18/09/2017

Shetland seafood bodies were flying the ‘So Much To Sea’ banner at the A Taste of Shetland Food Festival at Clickimin this weekend (15 – 17 September), with a ‘fish shop’ selling the very best local fish and...

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Scottish mussel production is now at its highest ever, with a six per cent increase from 2015 to 2016 – from 7,270 tonnes to 7,732 tonnes, with an estimated value of £11.7 million. Shetland remains the most significant mussel producing area, representing 74 per cent of the overall total, at a value of around £7.4 million.

Shetland Mussel Industry Worth £7.4 million

31/05/2017

Marine Scotland Science has today published findings from the Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2016. Overall, Scottish mussel production is now at its highest ever, with a six per cent increase from 2015 to 2016 – from 7,270 tonnes...

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As part of their project ‘Stories of the Sea’, Sound Primary School’s primary five pupils have been learning more about Shetland seafood through the seafood industry’s ‘So Much To Sea’ exhibition, and a class delivered by author and chair of Shetland Food and Drink, Marian Armitage.

SO MUCH TO SEA AT SOUND SCHOOL

14/03/2017

Pupils were shown how simple it is to prepare and cook megrim, octopus, crab, mackerel, scallops and mussels, before getting a taste of the finished dishes. Marian explained to the pupils where the fish had been caught and sourced, the...

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Join us at the Shetland Food Fair. Friday 28th October to Sunday 30th October. Clickimin Centre, Lerwick.

Shetland Food Fair

28/10/2016

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Eight members of the Fishmongers’ Company of London visited Shetland this week (from Wednesday 6 September until Friday 9 September), as part of a wider training and development visit to Scotland.

Fishmongers' Company Visit Shetland

11/09/2016

Eight members of the Fishmongers’ Company of London visited Shetland this week (from Wednesday 6 September until Friday 9 September), as part of a wider training and development visit to Scotland. The Company is one of the most ancient...

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