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Editorial commentaries on the domestic and global seafood industry. 


Well over two months have passed since the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union, a decision that left the country’s fisheries and seafood sectors with many pressing questions. With politicians only beginning to discuss and seek crucial stakeholder advice on the potential implications that the departure will have on U.K. fisheries in recent days, the industry remains very much at the start of a long, unchartered journey.

Teresa May, the United Kingdom’s newly installed prime...

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Doctors should consider diet before drugs and governments should subsidize fish, fruit and vegetables, according to medical experts. Eating a healthier diet could be more beneficial to existing heart patients than them being prescribed drugs such as statins, the consensus in the medical community agrees.

These conclusions arise as a result of the latest study on the effects on health of what has become known as the Mediterranean diet. Hailing from southern Europe, this is usually described as...

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It’s a story that makes for an easy headline. The Straits Times (Singapore) in late August ran a lengthy article repeating much of the material in a June article by Britain’s Guardian newspaper – among others – on how China is going to reduce its per capita consumption of meat and seafood by half in order to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Guardian article suggested “the Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat...

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Local fisheries cooperatives in Japan have a hard time selling commodities into a buyers’ market, as supermarkets increase their market share and negotiating power. Differentiation is the key getting premium prices.

Due to proximity to the Osaka market, Akashi-ura Fisheries Cooperative, based in Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture, has chosen to specialize in live fish and is promoting its advanced handling techniques for fresh fish.

The typical processing of live fish begins with sorting into...

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There is a growing realization that many of the human rights issues documented in global supply chains that continue to shock the world cannot be solved by individual organizations, and that collaborative efforts that take multi-stakeholder approaches are perhaps best equipped to tackle such challenges.

A recent webinar hosted by the Innovation Forum entitled "Leading corporate approaches to human rights risk management,” discussed the challenges that leading companies in different industries...

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