Tag Archives: Barents Sea

Cod supply warning for foodservice brands

Fishing fleets that supply major UK and European consumer brands are using giant bottom trawlers in the northern Barents Sea around Svalbard, an area known as the ‘Arctic Galapagos’. Greenpeace research, using satellite data and field work, has implicated the suppliers of well-known brands Birdseye, Findus and Young’s, as well as those delivering to fish…
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Norwegian haddock quota cut; price rise expected

THE PRICE of haddock is expected to rise after cuts to fishing quotas in Norway were confirmed, due to low Barents Sea stock levels.   Imports from Norway make up around 50% of all haddock bought in to Britain, but an agreement to reduce the levels that fisheries can catch next year may lead to…
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