Editorial commentaries on the domestic and global seafood industry.
By Chris Loew, Contributing Editor, reporting from Osaka, Japan
Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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...Read More
By Jason Holland, Contributing Editor reporting from London
Published on Monday, August 29, 2016
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...Read More
By Mike Urch, Contributing Editor
Published on Thursday, August 25, 2016
Fish and chips are being dropped from catering menus in the UK at an alarming rate.
One of the most iconic British dishes when eating out, fish and chips has declined dramatically in popularity from third place in foodservice outlets in 2011, to eighth place today.
A study of 800 restaurants, pubs and hotels found that a quarter of these outlets are no longer offering fish and chips on their menus, but have replaced the former national favourite with salad dishes instead.
More than 50...Read More
By Gao Fu Mao, Contributing Editor reporting from Beijing, China
Published on Friday, August 19, 2016
Weak global economy and pricing, exchange rate volatility and rising domestic costs: the factors identified by authorities in Dalian for a fall-off in exports in the first half of the year. The city, one of China’s top whitefish processing hubs and increasingly a center for the imported seafood trade, saw exports at 256,000 tons down 0.17 percent year on year – that’s the first drop since 2008. But in value terms exports rose 4.9 percent to USD 920 million (EUR 812.7 million). Imports at...Read More
By Cliff White, Executive Editor
Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Produced since 1999, the Top 25 North American Seafood Suppliers list (originally published in SeaFood Business magazine) is, perennially, our most-read story. Last year’s list continues to generate significant views – and now, we are happy to add to the legacy with this updated version of the list, which takes into account sales figures from 2015.
This year’s Top 25 North American Seafood Suppliers list is not a comprehensive list of North America’s top companies. Participation is purely...Read More
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