May 22, 2018
News

Norebo's Successful Participation at SEG Exhibition in Brussels

Norebo would like to thank everyone who visited our stand during the 2018 Seafood Expo Global in Brussels last month. Overall, the show was a success, with 1700 exhibiting companies from 75 countries. Number of trade visitors from 140 countries across the world reached over 26,000 people. For Norebo Group this was a fruitful event: for the first time the group was exhibiting under the Norebo name. At the same time we were proud to present our three recently established brands: Glacialis, Ocean Spirit and borealis. New Norebo animation presented at the show gives more extensive information on all of the brands, please click here to find out more.

Moreover, for the first time, retail products under the borealis brand, produced for the Russian retail markets, were displayed. These include skin packed and vacuum packed, frozen products, and MAP packed chilled products.

For more information, visit our web pages, www.glacialis.com and www.ocean-spirit.com, or contact Corporate Communication of Norebo Group at contact@norebohk.com or call +852 2446 8200

April 17, 2018
Announcement

NEW APPOINTMENTS

Hong Kong, 2018-04-17  

New Managing Director for Norebo Europe Ltd. 

The Board of Directors for Norebo Overseas Holding Ltd announced today the appointment of Sturlaugur Haraldsson as the Managing Director for Norebo groups operations in Europe and US. He will be based in Maidenhead UK. Prior to being named to his new responsibility Mr. Haraldsson worked as VP Sales within Norebo Europe, responsible for sales of fillets.

 

Hong Kong, 2018-04-17 

New Managing Director for Norebo Hong Kong Ltd. 

The board of Directors for Norebo Overseas Holding Ltd announced today the appointment of Yuri Satskiy as Managing Director for Norebo groups operations in Asia. Mr. Satskiy will take up his new responsibility concurrent with his current role as General Director for Norebo Asia’s operations in Vladivostok. Mr. Satskiy will share his time between Hong Kong and Vladivostok. 

For more information, contact Corporate Communication of Norebo Group at contact@norebohk.com or call +852 2446 8200

March 15, 2018
EVENTS

Norebo’s participation in the 2018 SEG in Brussels

At this year’s Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, our group will be present under our new name Norebo showcasing our recently introduced brands:

Glacialis for our Wild Fresh-frozen at Sea Fillets from Atlantic cod, Alaska pollock, haddock, saithe and Pacific cod.

Ocean Spirit for H&G, WR and industrial blocks from the large range of groundfish and pelagics we catch and freeze at sea.

borealis, our brand for fresh-frozen and chilled portions for retail and foods service.

The exhibition is from 24.-26. April, Norebo’s stand location remains unchanged, i.e. in hall 11, stand 2621. We look forward to welcoming current and new customers to our stand.

For more information, contact Corporate Communication of Norebo Group at contact@norebohk.com or call +852 2446 8200

November 2, 2017
Exhibitions

NOREBO AT THE QINGDAO SEAFOOD EXPO 2017, HALL E2, STAND 1410

Norebo would like to invite the visitors of Qingdao Seafood Expo 2017 to our stand, which is located in hall E2, stand 1410. The exhibition is taking place from 1st to 3rd November 2017.

Norebo representatives from around the world are present to introduce and discuss our broad range of products that the group offers. Special attention is brought to Norebo’s new brands: Ocean Spirit, which specialises in whole frozen fish products and industrial blocks (sold to industries and distributors), and Glacialis, our premium quality wild, fresh, frozen at sea fish fillet brand.

For more information, contact Norebo at contact@norebohk.com or call +852 2446 8200

December 7, 2017
Quota

Decision for the 2018 Barents Sea Quota

The 2018 quotas for catches of cod, haddock, capelin, Greenland halibut and redfish in the Barents Sea have been agreed between Russia and Norway. The quota for North East Arctic cod, the largest cod stock in the world, will be 775,000 metric tons next year, which is a 13% reduction from 2017 (from 890,000 metric tons). 

The TAC for Norway in 2016 will be 399,523 metric tons, including 21,000 metric tons quota for coastal cod and 7 000 for scientific purposes. Russia’s TAC in 2016 will be 310,159 metric tons, including 21,000 metric tons quota for coastal cod and 7,000 for scientific purposes. 

Total quota for haddock in 2018 will be 202,305 metric tons, of which the Russian share is 86,230 metric tons. Total quota for haddock in 2018 is 202 305 tonnes. The quota for Greenland halibut will increase 3000 tonnes to 27 000, while deep sea redfish quota is increased to 32 658 tonnes.  In addition, the two nations will re-open the capelin fishery in the Barents Sea with a quota of 205,000t, after zero fishing since 2015.

The agreement is part of annual fishing negotiations between the two countries in cooperation with International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).

For more information, contact Corporate Communication of Norebo Group at contact@norebohk.com or call +852 2446 8200

October 9, 2017
Press Release

Norebo brings its sales and marketing companies under a single corporate identity and rebrands all of its products

The companies known as Ocean Trawlers Europe Limited and Ocean Trawlers Hong Kong Limited have been renamed Norebo Europe Limited and Norebo Hong Kong Limited in order to bring them in line with their parent company’s name, Norebo.  The business’ frozen-at-sea harvesting products will also now be sold under new names; the products previously sold under the brand name “Ocean Trawlers” will now be sold under the name “Ocean Spirit” and the products previously sold under the name “Atlantika” will now be sold under the brand name “Glacialis”.

Norebo’s managing director for all export markets, Stephen Collyer, explains: “Norebo is a global business and we want our branding to reflect this - after all, our international supply chain now serves five continents and over 20 countries.  Given transparency is so crucial in today’s business world it’s important we are able to communicate a single, global brand both internally and externally.

“We want to make it clear that all the business units within Norebo share the same mission and values, regardless of where they are operating in the world.  Streamlining the corporate identity plays to this.”

We have also changed the branding of our products to reflect how each of them has evolved:

  • Our premium quality wild, fresh, frozen at sea fish (supplied to chefs, restaurants and fish and chip shops) which was previously sold under the name “Atlantika” will now be sold under the name Glacialis.  This reflects the fact harvesting has extended into new fishing grounds covering both the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans.  Under the Glacialis brand we will sell our Alaska pollock and Pacific cod alongside our long-standing Atlantic cod, haddock and saithe.
  • Our whole frozen fish products and industrial blocks (sold to industries and distributors), will no longer be sold under the brand name “Ocean Trawlers”; instead, these will be sold under the name “Ocean Spirit”.  The Ocean Spirit name communicates our now broader offer, which for example now includes line-caught fish.  The new name and logo express the wild and epic nature of the seas.  

Stephen Collyer continues: “We’re hugely proud of everything Norebo has achieved over the past 20 years.  We want our staff, our partners and our customers to recognise the size of the business and its heritage as being indicative of our long-standing reputation for quality and reliability.

“Each of the new Norebo brands, Ocean Spirit and Glacialis, stands at the forefront of innovation in the sector, both in terms of our products and sustainable harvesting methods.  We want our branding to reflect the company’s positive outlook for the future of sustainable fisheries.  We take our responsibility as stewards of the oceans seriously and want to ensure wild-caught fish remains a viable food source for generations to come.”

Norebo has now begun to introduce its new packaging and this will come into broader circulation over the course of the coming months.  While the brands and design of the boxes themselves has changed, the products inside have not.  Norebo continues to provide a premium and reliable service, offering fresh-frozen wild caught fish that are fully traceable to the vessel from which they were caught.

September 11, 2017

OCEAN TRAWLERS HONG KONG HAVE MOVED OFFICES

Ocean Trawlers Hong Kong are pleased to announce that we have moved our office to a new location. The occasion was celebrated in a Chinese style with a Feng Chui master formally opening the offices on 27th of July.

Despite the move, it is business as usual for Ocean Trawlers Hong Kong, providing wild fresh-frozen at sea products to our customers from across the world

Please, make a note of our new address:

Ocean Trawlers Hong Kong Room 1905,
Allied Kajima Building 138,
Gloucester Road Wanchai Hong Kong

Ocean Trawlers is a part of NOREBO Group.

September 11, 2017

SUCCESSFUL PARTICIPATION BY OCEAN TRAWLERS AT SEAFOOD EXPO GLOBAL 2017

Ocean Trawlers concluded another successful participation at Seafood Expo Global 2017, the world’s largest seafood trade fair, which was held from April 25 to April 27 in Brussels.

Our newly introduced products, such as fresh frozen IQF loins, tails and fillet portions from the Polar Sea+ factory were highlighted. During the course of the show, Ocean Trawlers emphasized its current selection of products, such as our Atlantic cod, haddock fillets, Alaska pollock and Pacific cod interleaved fillets as well as our H&G cod, haddock and Alaska pollock and our range of North Atlantic and Pacific pelagic species.

Kristjan Hjaltason, vice president of sales with Norebo Europe said “It was very satisfying to see the strong reputation for our products and the wish of our customers to grow the product range of wild fresh-frozen at sea fillets we can offer to them.”

Ocean Trawlers would like to thank all of the visitors of our stand from around the world for a fantastic show.

September 11, 2017

OCEAN TRAWLERS AT SEAFOOD EXPO GLOBAL 2017

Ocean Trawlers will participate in the Seafood Expo Global in Brussels for another consecutive year from 25th to 27th of April. Our stand will be positioned at the same place as last year, in hall 11, stand 2621.

Employees from all Ocean Trawlers’ offices from across the world will be present at the stand to discuss and inform about the broad range of products the group currently offers, such as fully interleaved Alaska pollock and longline Pacific cod fillets, Atlantika® brand Atlantic cod and haddock fillets, single frozen products from the Polar Sea+ factory in Murmansk, as well as our H&G cod, haddock and Alaska pollock and our range of North Atlantic and Pacific pelagic species.

Ocean Trawlers are looking forward to seeing you in Brussels, so, please visit our stand at any time during the Expo or arrange a meeting with one of our team members!

September 11, 2017

RUSSIAN POLLOCK CATCHERS ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES A WEBSITE FOR ALASKA POLLOCK

Pollock Catchers Association (PCA), the association of most Russian Alaska pollock harvesters, has launched a new website to promote sustainably sourced Alaska pollock.

The website provides information on sustainability of Alaska Pollock fisheries, management of the stocks and ecosystems and latest news on all developments in the field. All up-to-date information and statistics on Pollock stocks are provided by major research institutions from the Far East area.

This website is launched in association with Russian Federal Agency for Fishery, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Pacific Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (TINRO), Kamchatkan Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (KamNIRO) and Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (SakhNIRO).

You can see the website here

September 11, 2017

2017 RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS OCEANS AWARD WINNER

The Oceans Award 2017 for Responsible Business has been awarded to the North Atlantic Industry group for its’ longstanding commitment to sustainable fisheries management of the Northern Barents Sea Fisheries.

Ocean Trawlers’ parent company NOREBO (formerly known as KARAT Group) has introduced a self-imposed precautionary ban on fishing in potentially vulnerable areas from May 2016.

NOREBO is a part of the Industry Group, which is an international group of harvesters, trade associations, unions, processors, manufacturers and retailers. The group reached an agreement, that will ensure the ongoing protection of potentially sensitive areas of the North-East Atlantic Ocean.

The Ocean Awards, held in partnership with Blue Marine Foundation, celebrates individuals, companies, legislators and projects that have made outstanding contributions to the health of the oceans.

More information about the Industry Group receiving the Oceans Award can be found here