Cliff White is the executive editor of SeafoodSource. He has 15 years of experience as a professional journalist, including serving as the senior business reporter for the McClatchy-owned Centre Daily Times in State College, Pennsylvania, where he won state and national awards for his coverage of the development of the Marcellus Shale natural gas deposit and the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
A series of lawsuits related to sustainability claims and eco-labels have changed the seafood industry’s approach to marketing sustainability bona fides. Lawsuits filed against Mowi, Gorton’s, ALDI, Conagra, Bumble Bee Foods, and Red Lobster are either pending or have resulted in settlements.
The suits should be a wake-up call to the seafood industry that it needs to change its marketing practices, according to Arlin Wasserman… Read More
Japanese seafood conglomerate Nissui is banking on healthy and convenient consumption trends as it concentrates its growth strategy on the United States and European Union.
In its 2023 integrated report, released 22 December, Nissui set the goal of achieving JPY 1 trillion (USD 6.7 billion, EUR 6.2 billion) in total sales and JPY 50 billion (USD 333 million, EUR 308 million) in operating profit by 2030, with 50 percent of net sales coming from… Read More
Isaak Hurst thinks the seafood industry is crazy for not paying more attention to harmonized tariff schedule (HTS) codes.
“I think there is an overlooked opportunity for the seafood industry to save billions of dollars through HTS codes. Really, it's unbelievable,” he said. “Companies could literally be saving millions of dollars a year.”
Hurst runs the International Maritime Group, PLLC – a Seattle, Washington,… Read More
Seattle Fish Co. President Derek Figueroa is retiring and will be replaced by the company’s current chief financial officer, Christian Maas.
The Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.-based seafood purveyor announced the move on Friday, 15 February, and it will take effect 22 March 2024.
“I’ve been truly fortunate to have found my calling and passion with Seattle Fish Company. The decision to leave is bittersweet as I truly love the company,… Read More
Nissui Co. has introduced a plan to spend JPY 17 billion (USD 113 million, EUR 105 million) to expand its seafood-processing capabilities in the United States and European Union.
The Tokyo, Japan-based seafood conglomerate, which operates over 20 seafood industry subsidiaries, including Gorton's, UniSea, King and Prince, F.W. Bryce, Nordic Seafood, Sealord, Mrs. Fridays, Nigico, TNFC, YTC, Delmar, TaiMei, Emdepes, and Five Star, announced the… Read More
Champlain Seafood is permanently closing Riverside Lobster International in Meteghan, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada-based Champlain Financial Corporation acquired Riverside Lobster in August 2017 from Ascendiant Capital Markets. At the time, Riverside processed and sold lobster and scallops to customers in the United States and Canada, as well as 20 countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Champlain Financial combined… Read More
Representatives of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) traveled to India for an intensive training session on U.S. import standards related to seafood decomposition.
U.S. FDA India Country Director Sarah McMullen led the training in Kochi, India, along with experts from the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) and India’s Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT). The training was designed to… Read More
AquaBounty Technologies announced on Wednesday, 14 February a plan to sell its land-based recirculating aquaculture system salmon farm in the U.S. state of Indiana.
At the same time, Maynard, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based AquaBounty has been seeking to raise funds for a separate RAS farm it is building in Pioneer, Ohio, U.S.A. The company broke ground in April 2022, but in June 2023, it announced it was pausing construction due to… Read More
Rancho Dominguez, California, U.S.A.-based Santa Monica Seafood is expanding its operations in the U.S. Mountain West region with the construction of a distribution and processing facility near Denver, Colorado.
The company said the 34,000-square-foot seafood processing and distribution facility, which cost USD 8 million (EUR 7.4 million) to build, is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2024 and is slated to open in Q2 2024. The… Read More