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Bord Iascaigh Mhara To Establish Domestic Seafood Council

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has announced plans to establish a Domestic Seafood Council to support seafood processors.

Recent high price increases have worsened trading conditions on the salmon market. From 2015 to 2016, the average fresh import price of salmon increased by 23%. At the same time, the average retail price rose by 3%.

Donal Buckley, Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s Director of Business Development & Innovation, says: “We will establish a Domestic Seafood Council with seafood processors in order to find solutions and pool resources to mitigate the risk of trading in this sector. BIM will provide funding and support to the Council.”

Experts discussed the state and future of the salmon industry during BIM’s recent forum for Irish seafood processors. Possible solutions for current issues were also contemplated, such as increasing raw material supply from Ireland or finding ways to be more cost efficient in processing and sales.

© 2016 - Checkout Magazine by Miyuki Nakano

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