The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has announced the adoption of a new conservation member for participating companies aimed at reducing the annual sourcing of Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna.
Called ISSF Conservation Measure 1.3 IOTC Yellowfin Tuna Rebuilding, the measure will take effect if the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) doesn’t take action at its June 2021 meeting to safeguard the stock. The IOTC delayed any… Read More
Copenhagen, Denmark-based Unibio announced on 17 May that it has appointed David Henstrom to the position of CEO, effective June 2021.
The decision comes as the company’s current CEO – and member of the company’s founding family – Henrik Busch-Larsen announced he is stepping down from his role to “pursue other business interests,” the company said.
Henstrom joins Unibio from Cargill, where he served most… Read More
Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, the global lead for nutrition and public health at WorldFish, has been named the 2021 World Food Prize Laureate for her research into developing nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquatic food systems, including fisheries and aquaculture, and integrated food production from land and water.
Sometimes referred to as “the Nobel Prize for food and agriculture,” Thilsted’s research has been praised… Read More
St. Andrews, Scotland-based Xelect Genetics, a company providing genetic services for aquaculture operations, has announced the launch of a new service it calls a “one-stop genetic broodstock health check” for aquaculture operations producing trout.
The new GeneXpertise service gives smaller aquaculture companies access to detailed genetic information on trout populations, along with guidance on which crosses to avoid and which… Read More
Sturbridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based New England Cold Storage (NECS) has announced it has secured financing for a new 120,000-square-foot public refrigerated warehouse for food producers, processors, wholesalers, and importers, and plans to break ground on 21 May …
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Copenhagen, Denmark-based Unibio has announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Stafilies, the holding company of Protelux, to continue collaboration on the company’s “Uniprotein” product at Protelux facilities …
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More than 60 leading seafood organizations have signed a letter to congress to support appropriations to resurrect the National Seafood Council in the United States.
The letter has been delivered to members of Congress, with a request that appropriations be made to support a national seafood marketing campaign, as recommended by NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Council (MAFAC). The initial request is for USD 25 million… Read More