Worlds largest seafood news provider, IntraFish Media, has agreed to sell its UK weekly newspaper, Fishing News. The buyer is Kent-based Kelsey Media. The transaction was completed in London Wednesday April 29.
IntraFish Publisher, Pål Korneliussen said:
– I’m very pleased to have found a new home for this fantastic newspaper as well as its staff. I’m
confident that under Kelsey’s ownership Fishing News will remain faithful to its great heritage and its readers by continuing to be the voice of the fishing industry for years to come.
– We’d like to have Fishing News readers and advertisers over the years join us in wishing owners and staff bon voyage on this next chapter in a history continuously written for over one hundred years. At the same time we’d like to thank the industry for its continued support.
– Readers can rest assured we are not pulling out of the seafood industry. As IntraFish focus more on international seafood industry issues, business news and digital platforms, Fishing News is no longer a strategic fit for us. Hence it was logical to pass it on. We will however continue to publish Fishing News International, Fish Farming International, Seafood International, FiskeribladetFiskaren, FBFI.no, IntraFish.com and IntraFish.no. Our Events arm and Reports will also continue as before.
Kelsey CEO, Steve Wright said:- We welcome Fishing News into our business and are committed to maintaining both the quality and the frequency of this well respected weekly newspaper.
Kelsey Media publish more than 40 regular frequency magazines in the UK, including a number of market leading specialist weekly and fortnightly newspapers (see www.kelsey.co.uk for more details)
IntraFish Media is the world’s leading seafood news and information provider, with offices across the globe and reporters working around the clock. IntraFish Media’s titles include our flagship daily Web sites IntraFish.com and Norwegian-language IntraFish.no; monthly industry digest Seafood International, which serves the seafood processing, retail and foodservice segments; Fish Farming International, which covers the aquaculture industry; and Fishing News International, targeted at the global fishing industry. Other publications serve regional markets in the United Kingdom and Norway. All our titles are the leaders in their respective segments, providing the world’s seafood community with the most comprehensive coverage of the industry available. Our reporters and editors are based in London, Seattle, Singapore, Nanjing and several cities across Norway. IntraFish Media is headquartered in Bergen, Norway.