Fish Industry Resources


The fish processing industry is facing significant challenges, from rising fuel and landed fish costs to challenges with recruiting and retaining staff. We are also in a period of considerable economic uncertainty.

At SF Engineering, we are committed to helping fish processors deal with these challenges through expert advice, analysis, and practical support. We also know there are opportunities in the market, and we are well-positioned to help you take full advantage.

It is for these reasons that we have created this Fish Industry Resources Page. It includes content on a range of topics relevant to your business and industry. We also continuously add content to this page, ensuring you have the most up to date information and advice.

If you have a more specific query or would like to speak to a member of our engineering team about the improvements you want to make in your facility, please complete the form and we’ll get back to you.

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Irish BIM Brexit Processing Capital Support Scheme – A Quick Guide

Quick Guide : BIM Brexit Processing Capital Support Scheme

The Brexit Processing Capital Support Scheme is a grant programme overseen by BIM, with the aim of funding transformational capital investment projects.

As well as our extensive experience delivering fish processing solutions, we can alson support clients in the grant application process. Take a look at our quick guide below and speak to a member of our team.

4 Trends Shaping Fish Processing in 2022

4 Trends Shaping Fish Processing in 2022

The fish processing industry never stands still, but what issues are currently having the biggest impact? What are the opportunities that exist, and what are the risks that fish processors are increasingly having to deal with? Below are four of the most important...

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Equipment focus


Fish Portioning

The PORTIO, a high-precision portion cutting machine, suited to fresh products such as fish fillets and whole fish, cutting to fixed thickness or fixed weight portions.

It is capable of up to 1000 fixed weight cuts per minute and will always intelligently decide the best possible cutting pattern to minimise by-products.

Batching & Grading Solutions

SF offers a range of batchers & graders to ensure your raw product is weighed, divided and sorted correctly.

Our state-of-the-art technology creates highly advanced accurate and fast grading solutions for whole product, portioned product, fresh or frozen. We offer a full range of batchers and graders to meet all requirements that can withstand the harsh environment of a fish processing facility.


Multihead Weighing & Distribution

We design & build fully-automated multihead weighing and distribution processing lines which are perfect for a high throughput fish processing operation.

The multihead weighing and batching lines are suitable for fresh and frozen fish and seafood products.

The system handles all in-feed, sorting, mixing, and precise weighing requirements to achieve exact weighed batches of product which is then distributed into either an awaiting tray, bag, or directly onto a conveyor belt for delivery to a grading line.

Quality Control

Correct quality control checks should be made throughout the packing process to promote customer satisfaction and ensure you meet the strictest legislative requirements.

We supply a range of world-class solutions from partners Ishida and Ceia to help you achieve this. 

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Industrial Washing

We understand the constant challenge of odour and fish scale contamination when cleaning crates, bins, pallets, dolavs and trays. That is why our Industrial washers and dryers are built to suit your exact pollution requirements. From stand-alone units to fully integrated, automatic washing and drying solutions, each system saves valuable labour and utility costs, whilst maintaining the highest level of hygiene.

Hygiene Equipment

The fish industry requires extremely high levels of hygiene. This starts at entering the processing area all the way through to the cleaning equipment used during production.

Our Hygiene equipment helps prevent the risk of contamination. We provide a wide range of high-quality solutions including:

  • Access control boot and hand washers
  • Hand sanitisers
  • Knife washers & sterilisers
  • Boot washers and storage racks
  • Apron Washer