The Crown Estate is calling for nominations and entries for the Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards to celebrate the achievements and success of an industry that is vitally important to Scotland and its coastal communities. The awards come at a time of continued growth in a sector where Scotland is already a world leader. There are nine award... Read More

Acoura's divisions, FCI, PSN and SFQC  will soon be moved towards a single shared Acoura identity. There are several reasons behind this move, all of which centre around our intention to provide a better service to our customers. Some of the key benefits of the rebrand will include: Having one single company will mean we are more able... Read More

As part of Acoura, the UK’s fastest growing provider of risk management services to the food and drink supply chain, FCI offer inspections to a wide range of international aquaculture and fisheries businesses. Due to continuing expansion we are seeking to appoint a Scheme Administrator to join our busy team in Inverness.  Reporting to... Read More

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 comes into effect next year and we have a range of cost-effective training options aimed at helping your staff prepare.  2015 BRC Issue 7 Workshops  We plan to run a series of centrally located workshops at locations across the UK. Aimed at giving your staff an overview of the key changes which... Read More

Acoura's Fisheries division FCI (Food Certification International) has been awarded the role as certification body for the revised Responsible Fishing Scheme, as the standard aims to attain full ISO 17065 accreditation for the first time. The Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS), which was developed by Seafish in conjunction with BSI in 2006 to reward... Read More

The Northern Ireland Pelagic Sustainability Group (NIPSG) Irish Sea herring fishery has become the first Irish fleet of its kind to gain Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.  NIPSG’s certification was undertaken with Acoura’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, FCI over the course of 16 months. The fishery consists of... Read More

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7 comes into place next year and the changes will impact every food manufacturer who is audited to the standard.  Details of the revised standard are set to be made public in January 2015 with the first audits against its criteria taking place in July. While the standard hasn’t yet been... Read More

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s recent responsible aquaculture seminars in Greece and Turkey introduced a Mediterranean audience to their Best Aquaculture Practice standard. Staged in Athens, Greece and Bodrum, Turkey – the seminars drew together attendees from the industry, academia and government, while attracting interest from as... Read More

FCI, Acoura’s division for the Aquaculture and Fisheries sectors will be exhibiting at Aquaculture UK in Aviemore on May the 28th and 29th. Regarded as the most important event of its kind in the UK, the FCI team will be using their stand to speak to both new and existing customers about the expanded range of inspection services they can now... Read More

Food Certification International (FCI) are a leading international aquaculture inspection and certification business. FCI are currently building a pool of suitably qualified self-employed technical auditors who wish to be considered for inclusion on FCI’s Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) auditing teams. Consequently we would welcome... Read More

From the 6th till 8th of May, the world’s largest trade fair for the seafood sector will be taking place in Brussels.  Specialists from FCI, Acoura’s aquaculture and fisheries division, have been in attendance at the event for a number of years, and 2014 will be no different. This year, both Martin Gill (Managing Director) and... Read More

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division is holding two seminars on responsible aquaculture in the Mediterranean in mid-May.  Lasting two days, both of these seminars are free and will take place in Athens (May 13th and 14th) and Bodrum, Turkey (May 19th and 20th). The courses have been fully tailored... Read More

Acoura’s Specialist Division for the aquaculture and fish processing sectors will be joining colleagues from across the Group at FoodEx from March 24th to 26th. Located on stand P350 next to the Centre Stage, FCI’s team will be on hand to discuss some of the Group's new online compliance platforms as well as the range of fish... Read More

Today sees the opening of FCI’s office in Perth, Western Australia. The move comes at a time of increasing demand for FCI’s fisheries and aquaculture related services and is seen as a key step in developing the company’s ability to service its growing client base across the region. Martin Gill, Managing Director of FCI, said of... Read More

FCI are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the contract for the MSC Sustainable Fishing Re-Assessment of the Aker Biomarine Antarctic Krill Fishery. The Aker fishery operates in the Southern Ocean and during 2012 landed 157,000 metric tonnes of the small crustaceans. Krill are an important part of the marine food chain. They primarily... Read More