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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Aberdeen processor scales back Grimsby operations

An Aberdeen fish processor which opened a new factory in Grimsby just over two years ago has decided to close down a large part of its operations in the port. When Andrew Christie Junior expanded in March 2009, creating more than 20 new jobs, it was widely anticipated that it would lead to stronger links between Scotland and Grimsby.

However, the fall in fish landings, particularly from Iceland, has created more than a few problems for processors. Despite several attempts to contact Andrew Christie Junior, no-one from the company was prepared to comment publicly on the closure. But it is known that the primary reason is the availability of fish and higher charges in the port. At least a dozen jobs will be lost in the closure. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers

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