Lloyd’s Register Business Assurance and Inspection Services has terminated its relationship with the Zoneco Group after serving as the third-party certifying body for the company’s Marine Stewardship Council certification for its scallop fishery.
A statement provided to SeafoodSource by Lloyd’s Register Business Assurance and Inspection Services Global Marketing Communications Manager Beth Elliot confirmed the move, two months… Read More
China’s Customs authorities have announced the discovery of traces of COVID-19 on the packaging of seafood originating from Indonesia and Russia.
A shipment of frozen hairtail shipped by Medan City, Indonesia-based Pt. Putri Indah was held by the General Administration of Customs after its packaging was found to contain traces of the novel coronavirus. In response, China has announced that imports from the firm will be barred for a week,… Read More
Sea cucumber prices are up despite the COVID-19 crisis, in part due to shrinking local supply, according to Lim Shrimp Organization CEO and chief aquaculture officer Djames Lim ...
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Irish lobster catchers deserve a support package to shield them from any new surge of U.S. imports, according to Chris MacManus, an Irish member of the European Parliament.
McManus blames former European Union Trade Commissioner (and fellow Irishman) Phil Hogan for not consulting Irish fishermen before doing a trade deal in August to cut tariffs on American lobster imports from eight percent to zero. That deal, said MacManus, was a “kick… Read More
There is a growing demand for branded freshwater fish like pangasius in China, including products promoted by aquaculture and trading giants like the Tongwei Group, according to field research by two Australian academics in the southwestern city of Chengdu.
The study, conducted by researchers Julian Fang and Michael Fabinyi of the University of Technology Sydney, and provided to SeafoodSource, is based on interviews with seafood vendors… Read More
China’s squid-fishing fleet is hoovering up food stocks essential to the survival of rare species on Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands, according to research by Oceana, an NGO which has been tracking over 300 Chinese vessels in the waters.
A statement from the U.S.-based nonprofit notes that squid are “essential to the diet of iconic Galápagos species such as fur seals and hammerhead sharks, as well as for many… Read More
Troubled Chinese scallop producer and seafood distributor Zoneco Aquatic has received critical financial support in the form of a loan from a major bank this week, at the same time as the country’s securities regulator has sent a case surrounding corporate misgovernance at the firm to prosecutors… Read More
The future of Chinese aquaculture is on display this week in Jiangsu Province, where the feed and energy giant Tongwei Group is showcasing a new Jiangsu Provincial Level Premium Products Park.
The park incorporates several large fish ponds all partly covered with solar panels, which will collectively generate 50 megawatts (MW) of electricity. The ponds produce crabs, turtles, crayfish, and prawns, according to an invitation for the grand opening… Read More
An industry body in Peru has signed a memorandum of understanding with a key regional non-governmental organization, committing to better manage biodiversity in waters that are a key supply point for Chinese demand for seafood and fishmeal.
The Comité de Pesca y Acuicultura de la Sociedad Nacional de Industrias de Perú signed the agreement with Organizacion para la Protección de los Recursos del Atlántico Sur (OPRAS,… Read More