Fish processing - Articles and news items

The overwhelming importance of women to the global fishing industry

Blogs, Industry news  •  6 January 2017  •  Kilden

New Food presents an excellent analysis by Kilden, an information centre for gender research on the importance of women to the global fishing industry…

JCS Fish underlines responsible sourcing approach with ‘Chain of Custody’ certifications

Industry news  •  6 October 2016  •  New Food

Salmon specialist JCS Fish celebrates another milestone after completing independent assessments to several ‘chain of custody’ standards…

Fish Processing: JCS Fish – a family firm making waves

Issue 1 2016  •  22 February 2016  •  Andrew Coulbeck, Managing Director, JCS Fish

Founded in 2000 by Louise and Andrew Coulbeck, Grimsby-based JCS Fish is an independent seafood company built on many years of fish experience. It is also rapidly becoming famous as producer of the ‘BigFish Brand’ of salmon products…

New safety test developed to detect histamine in fish

Industry news  •  12 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, New Food

R-Biopharm has announced development of a new safety test for UK fishing and fish processing industries aimed at detecting histamine in fish.

New protections for sea bass to come into effect

Industry news  •  5 August 2015  •  Victoria White

Restrictions on the fishing of sea bass, including the introduction of a minimum catch size, will come into effect in the UK from as early as 1 September…

The wider uses of traceability information

Issue 3 2012  •  4 July 2012  •  Kathryn A-M Donnelly, Nofima – Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research

Although traceability is often associated with food safety, increasingly the tools provided by a traceability system are being used for much more than food safety. The research carried out into traceability, initially spurred on by concerns over food safety, has expanded to include a wide range of different aspects of the modern food supply chain. These include internal logistics, supply chain logistics, food security, food authenticity, efficiency and sustainability monitoring.

For many countries, international trade in fisheries products is very important, and having an effective traceability system is often a required part of food safety systems. However, it must be remembered that simply being traceable does not equal food safety per se. Traceability is also increasingly important for reporting, moderating and refining sustainability strategies in the wild caught fisheries sector. Sustainability monitoring is of ever increasing importance and draws heavily upon traceability and other related and unrelated fields of science. The sustainability of food supplies for global usage in the fisheries supply chain is an area gaining focus.

The importance of this is reflected in the increasing research attention being paid to the area in national and international research initiatives.

A new EU fisheries policy: Aligning market forces for conservation

Issue 3 2011  •  7 July 2011  •  Mogens Schou, Advisor to the Danish Minister for Food

The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is up for revision. On approaching the CFP’s 30th birthday, the EU imports an increasing 60 per cent of the fish consumed, excess quantities of our marine food potential is wasted, many fishing communities are economically underperforming and years of successive tightening of fisheries regulations have failed in one respect or the other. The ordinary EU consumer has put a serious question mark on the CFP performance, and the answer is probably not a continuation of present management thinking.

The CFP was agreed by the EU Council of Ministers on 25 January 1983. Basically, the CFP is about allocation of fishing rights between Member States according to a fixed key (Relative Stability), technical conservation rules (minimum landing sizes, gear construction, by catch rules, days at sea schemes, etc.) and surveillance of national control. The Common Market Organisation and the Fisheries Fund are other elements of the CFP.


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