Snippets from Down Under
Snippets from Down Under is authored by Roy Palmer. Since 1972, Roy Palmer has been involved trading seafood and other food products and has traveled the world extensively.
The team involved with World Aquaculture Conference in Adelaide for 2014 were invited to Adelaide for a site visit following Australasian Aquaculture 2010 (AA2010) in Hobart.
Due to various activities that followed AA2010, the team arrived in Adelaide at different times on May 27th. First stop of the day was to look over the proposed main hotel for the event, in the middle of Adelaide and right next door to where the Conference/Trade Show wi… Read More
I attended an excellent conference session at the Boston Seafood Show on U.S. government policies and regulations regarding various issues on seafood integrity, organized by William Gergits. The main presenters were David Moreno (GAO) and Steven Wilson (NOAA Fisheries) and the clear message was if you have been used to cheating the system, then you really need to re-think your plans.
Of course issues such as species substitution and short weight… Read More
Is this a world’s first? Be sure to let me know.
I have found myself involved as the Chief Steward in the Royal Agriculture Society of NSW, and, in particular, the Fine Food - Aquaculture Awards, and it is an impressive operation.
The Awards are held biannually; in February is the judging of Sydney Rock Oysters, Prawns and Salmon/Trout products and in September the judging of Pacific Oysters, Native Oysters and Barramundi. The judging creat… Read More
One of the major problems today is the amount of regulation industry has to absorb and comply with. This is particularly so in fishing where clearly regulations get piled upon regulations. Fishing has to be the most over-regulated business ever. There has been for too long an “us” and “them” approach over such issues, and it’s about time this changed.
It’s my belief that regulators must work closer with industry in this area. It is t… Read More