COASTAL COMMUNITIES FUND SUPPORTS EARLY DETECTION OF HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS

COASTAL COMMUNITIES FUND SUPPORTS EARLY DETECTION OF HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS University of the Highlands and Islands PhD student Solène Giraudeau-Potel and Dr Callum Whyte of SAMS with the FlowCytobot.   Seafood Shetland has received a grant of £54,328 from the Coastal Communities Fund for a cutting-edge scientific initiative to support the early detection of harmful [...]

SEAFOOD INDUSTRY WELCOMES SCRABSTER DIVERSION

SEAFOOD INDUSTRY WELCOMES SCRABSTER DIVERSION Seafood Shetland has welcomed the unscheduled sailing of the MV Hrossey from Lerwick last night (sailing 2200 Friday 5 February 2020), arriving in Scrabster this morning (0600, Saturday 6 February 2020), to accommodate freight, including around 20 trailers of seafood from Shetland. The sailing was scheduled at the request of [...]

SHETLAND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF ‘SCHOOL OF FISH’ WRITING COMPETITION

Seafood Shetland has announced the names of the four winners from the ‘School of Fish’ story-writing competition.

SHETLAND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY LAUNCHES ONLINE ‘SCHOOL OF FISH’ ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNGSTERS

Shetland’s primary pupils can now enjoy a whole range of fun, educational activities online – all themed around Shetland seafood and its heritage.

ADDITIONAL FREIGHT SERVICE TO AVERT SEAFOOD CRISIS

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.

THE SHETLAND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY’S CALL TO THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

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.

SCOTTISH MUSSEL PRODUCTION VALUED AT £10.1 MILLION

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,

FREIGHT INCREASES

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.

CUNNINGSBURGH SCHOOL VISIT

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.

A TASTE OF SHETLAND FOOD FESTIVAL

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 shellfish, and an industry exhibition and film.

SHETLAND MUSSEL INDUSTRY WORTH £7.4 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.

SO MUCH TO SEA AT SOUND SCHOOL

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.

FISHMONGERS’ COMPANY VISIT SHETLAND

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.

SO MUCH TO SEA WINS COMMUNITY INITIATIVE AWARD

Seafood Shetland is today celebrating the news that it has won the ‘Community Initiative’ category at the Crown Estate’s Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards ceremony.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION-FUNDED TRAINING PROGRAMME IN JAPAN

The last call for applications for a four week Training Programme in Japan, funded by the EU-Japan Centre of Industrial Cooperation, is Thursday 26 February 2015.

FISHY FRIDAY AT THE ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL

Anderson High School’s secondary school students had the chance to learn more about the local seafood industry last week when Seafood Shetland’s popular ‘So Much to Sea’ campaign visited the school as part of a special ‘Fishy Friday’ event.

NEW MUSSEL BOAT FOR C & A THOMASON

The new purpose-built mussel harvesting vessel for C & A Thomason of Yell arrived in Lerwick Harbour yesterday (Thursday 7 August). Built by Alumarine in Brittany, the Pro-Cat 14 aluminium boat, named ‘Reliance’, measures 14 metres long and 6.5 metres wide.

FISH THEMED MORNING AT BELL’S AT BRAE

Seafood Shetland’s ‘So Much to Sea’ campaign has been on the road again; this time hosting a seafood tasting at Bell’s Brae Primary School.

‘SO MUCH TO SEA’ ROADSHOW A GREAT SUCCESS

“The support from local people has been evident in the attendance figures with many travelling from near and far to find out, learn more and support this important industry.”

SEAFOOD TOUR FOR CULLIVOE SCHOOL BAIRNS

Children from Cullivoe Primary School had a chance to find out more about what goes on behind the scenes of Shetland’s seafood industry when they went on a mini seafood tour last week.

‘SO MUCH TO SEA’ HITS THE ROAD

Seafood Shetland officially launched its ‘So Much to Sea’ project last week, which aims to put the local seafood industry in the spotlight and build awareness of its social and economic impact upon the islands.

‘SO MUCH TO SEA’ INITIATIVE LAUNCHED

Shetland’s seafood industry – which is worth £300 million a year to the islands and surpasses the value of the oil, gas, agriculture, tourism, and creative industries combined – is launching a major promotion to build awareness of its social and economic impact.

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