THE Scottish Pavilion at this week's ESE exhibition proved to be a lively meeting point for seafood delegates, with the 16 main featured companies, as well as a number of other Scottish businesses involved, benefitting from their involvement with the Caledonian hub.
SCOTLAND's Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead MSP, has responded to Highlands & Islands Conservative MSP Jamie McGrigor about the cuts faced by prawn fishermen on the west coast. The Minister confirms Marine Scotland have gone for a cut of 5% in days at sea allowed for prawn fishermen. Local fishermen had feared a 15% cut.
THE sustainability credentials of Scottish-caught fish has been further buoyed by recent data from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), which reveals a significant fall in fishing pressure on stocks in the north-east Atlantic.
THE Institute of Aquaculture's Nutrition Analytical Service has been shortlisted for an award that recognises laboratory excellence. The laboratory is shortlisted in the Laboratory Effectiveness category in the awards run by the S-Lab (Safe, Successful, Sustainable Laboratories) initiative.