Leif Anderson is the director of sales and services for Kirkland, Washington, U.S.A.-based Dynamic Systems Inc. He spoke with SeafoodSource about the company’s SIMBA traceability and barcode labeling software, its use in the seafood sector, and the trend for industry standards.
SeafoodSource: You have noted increased demand for traceability products from the seafood sector. Is that demand coming from a requirement from the government to be… Read More
As You Sow, an NGO based in Oakland, California, U.S.A., is riding a wave of success from its tactic of borrowing the shares of activist investors to submit shareholder proposals aimed at securing greater corporate transparency and commitments on ocean plastic.
As You Sow focuses on changing corporate policy on topics like climate change or ocean plastics by engaging with shareholders, who in turn seek greater environmental commitments from the… Read More
One of the biggest sushi chains in Japan is being investigated for stealing proprietary information from a rival.
Police searched the Yokohama, Japan-headquarters of Kappa Create Co., Ltd., which operates the Kappa Sushi conveyor-belt sushi chain on 28 June. On 5 July, the company issued a press release acknowledging that a complaint from a competitor, Hama-sushi Co., Ltd., had been filed against one of its officers.
Hama-sushi (pronounced… Read More
A project of the National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF) in the United States, in collaboration with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, aims to measure the frequency range that minke whales can hear.
The research would fill in an information gap and help lessen human disturbance to a wide range of baleen whales. But it involves capturing and temporarily restraining wild whales, a tricky procedure that some animal rights groups say… Read More
The return of glass eels to Japan improved this year, but a subcommittee of the Fisheries Policy Council meeting held in Tokyo approved maintaining the current cap on the number that can be stocked to aquaculture ponds in line with a regional resource management agreement.
The amount of elvers of the Japanese eel, anguilla japonica, collected in Japan had been in decline since the latter half of the 1950s, corresponding with channelization of… Read More
Japan’s Fisheries Agency has released its annual Fisheries White Paper explaining trends and reviewing the policies of 2020, and setting forth new policies for 2021.
The situation of the marine products market in Japan and overseas was reviewed. Worldwide, the per-capita consumption of seafood has doubled in the last 50 years, and aquaculture production and marine products trade is rising, but domestically, consumption of seafood continues… Read More
Image recognition technology using artificial intelligence (AI) to discern target and non-target shapes is finding uses in aquaculture and fish processing.
Two such recent applications are the Automated Fish-Counting System developed by Osaka, Japan-based Yanmar Marine Systems Co., Ltd. (YMS) and ImageAnalyzer Ceres-II by Tokyo-based CDEX.
YMS is a member of the Yanmar Group, known for its diesel engines and for applications of the engines in… Read More
Tokyo, Japan-based Seafood Legacy Co., Ltd. announced that on 1 June, its fishery and science departments, which provided consulting to fishery or aquaculture producers, would become independent as UMITO Partners Inc.'s Shunji Murakami – formerly vice president and COO of Seafood Legacy – left those positions on 31 May to become CEO and president of the new Tokyo-based company.
The move represents an unraveling of the February 2019… Read More
Japan’s Fisheries Agency released a report on 28 May showing that seafood production in 2020, including that from aquaculture, declined by 21,000 metric tons (MT), or 0.5 percent, from the previous year to 4.175 million MT ...
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Two new land-based trout aquaculture projects underway in Japan are partnerships between an infrastructure company, a seafood distributor, and a trout hatchery …
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