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Thai Union Group PCL has announced its intention to ensure 100 percent of its branded tuna is sustainably sourced, with a commitment of achieving a minimum of 75 percent by 2020.

The pledge will apply to all of the seafood company’s tuna brands sold around the world, including Chicken of the Sea and Genova in the North American market, John West in Northern Europe and the Middle East, Mareblu in Italy, Petit Navire in France and SEALECT in Thailand.

Each of these brands will publically report...

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RR Spink & Sons has secured its first supermarket placement with an initial GBP 60,000 (USD 75,977, EUR 71,550) deal with Sainsbury’s. The firm’s hot smoked salmon and trout products will be made available in 30 of the retailer’s stores across Scotland.

Arbroath-based RR Spink has been smoking fish by hand for more than 300 years.

The company is part of trout farmer Dawnfresh Seafood, and sources its trout from Loch Etive on Scotland’s west coast. All of its salmon is...

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Even from its modest beginnings, selling lobster tails on sticks and fish tacos from the cozy parameters of a Newport Beach, California food truck, there was something about the fast-casual seafood concept driving Slapfish restaurants that resonated with consumers and chefs alike.

Andrew Gruel, founder and CEO of Slapfish, recalled to SeafoodSource the fast-casual seafood franchise’s very first day back in 2011, when its menu, which featured only two items, may not have been “revolutionary…or...

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The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation has put out a call for entries for the 2017 Alaska Symphony of Seafood, an annual competition that awards prices for creativity and innovation in Alaskan-made value-added seafood products.

Entries and fees for the competition are due by 6 January, 2017, the nonprofit Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) announced in a press release. Those interested can apply through the AFDF’s website,


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Whole Foods has released its list of trends to watch, with several predictions touching on important themes for the seafood industry.

The list, which is compiled by Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts, focuses on trends in product-sourcing and consumer preferences.

Whole Foods Market’s top 10 trends for 2017 include:

4 Whole Trends 1-1Products from Byproducts – Whether it’s leftover whey from strained Greek yogurt or spent grains from beer, food producers are finding innovative – and delicious –...

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