Christine Blank

Contributing Editor

Christine Blank, a veteran freelance writer and editor, covers all aspects of the seafood industry, from fishing to processing to selling and serving the final product. When she is not writing for SeafoodSource, Christine gets to taste scrumptious seafood dishes at U.S. restaurants for her food and travel blog, Flavorful Excursions (www.flavorfulexcursions.net). Christine loves to eat seafood of any kind, but lobster, crab and crawfish are among her favorites. In addition to SeafoodSource.com and SeaFood Business, Christine’s articles have been published in hundreds of leading magazines and newspapers, such as The New York Times, USA Today and Associated Press.

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Published on
December 3, 2021

OBI Seafoods, the largest canned-salmon producer in the United States, said its shelf-ready packaging for its canned salmon products will use 100 percent recyclable packaging, with all plastic made from at least 30 percent recycled materials. 

The recyclable packaging will be used on all of OBI’s domestic canned salmon brands and export products, the company said. Its recyclable components include the cans and lids, can

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Published on
December 2, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is planning to buy 7.6 million pounds of domestic catfish ... 

Photo courtesy of Consolidated Catfish

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December 2, 2021

Clackamas, Oregon, U.S.A.-based seafood supplier Pacific Seafood is engaging its customers this holiday season with its “The 12 Days of Fishmas” campaign.

Initiated on 1 December, the campaign includes a digital advent calendar with activities such as printable folding fish ornaments, and recipes for dishes such as Salmon Wellington and Feast of the Seven Fishes. Consumers can also download a holiday Spotify playlist and a holiday

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December 1, 2021

U.S. grocery chain Hy-Vee has adopted a new seafood supplier code of conduct (SCoC) aimed at upholding human and labor rights.

Hy-Vee aims to partner with seafood suppliers that share its commitment to quality products, environmental responsibility, and fair labor practices, the West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer said in a press release.

Since its adoption in January 2021, 100 percent of Hy-Vee’s active seafood suppliers have received

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Published on
December 1, 2021

Huon Aquaculture owner JBS is entering the cultivated meat market.

In late October, Huon shareholders approved a takeover bid by JBS Australia, a subsidiary of Sao Paulo, Brazil-based JBS, the world’s largest meatpacking firm.

On 18 November, JBS entered into an agreement to acquire control of Spanish company BioTech Foods, a developer of biotechnology for producing cultivated protein. The company will spend USD 100 million (EUR 88

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Published on
November 30, 2021

Jackson & Partners, founded by former MLB and NFL superstar Vincent “Bo” Jackson, is realizing success with its seafood, meat, and plant-based analog products.

The company’s fourth-quarter sales are expected to exceed forecasts by 40 percent due to a large influx in retail and foodservice contracts, according to Jackson & Partners Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Alexander Cook.

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Published on
November 29, 2021

A federal judge ordered a Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.-based seafood supplier to pay a USD 240,000 (EUR 213,000) fine for visa fraud charges ... 

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Published on
November 26, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded major pollock and salmon contracts on Monday, 22 November ... 

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Published on
November 23, 2021

A new survey shows that inflation that is sending seafood prices higher may discourage Americans from indulging during the Thanksgiving holiday.

The price of meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased 11.9 percent in October, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index. As a result, 78 percent of consumers say rising prices will impact their Thanksgiving grocery shopping, and 37 percent expect higher

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November 23, 2021

Bryan Gosman and Asa Gosman, partial owners of Bob Gosman Co. in Montauk, New York, U.S.A., pleaded guilty in federal court to fishing fraud charges.

Gosman Co. will also pay a fine of USD 50,000 (EUR 44,000) and serve probation for four years.

The Gosmans took part in a scheme to purchase illegal summer flounder and black sea bass from a local fisherman, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.

In April 2021, a federal grand

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