The Gulf Seafood Institute (GSI) on Monday announced it hired Ewell Smith, the former executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB), as its new interim executive director.
“I believe it is a much-needed organization,” Smith told SeafoodSource. “It is important to keep the Gulf at the forefront in Washington, D.C., and make sure we keep that voice heard on a regular basis.”
Although the GSI has only… Read More
U.K. commercial fishermen are urging the country’s government to help subsidize millions in losses from unprecedented winter storms.
Since mid-December high winds and flooding in many areas have damaged vessels, and kept boats out of the water. The stormy weather does not appear to be letting up with high gales projected for the weekend of 15 February.
The hardest hit areas include the Irish Coast, the Southwest, and the South Coast, but… Read More
In an upcoming “Journal of the American Society of Nephrology” (JASN) study, researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina and their colleagues said that officials may need to re-consider the levels of domoic acid (DA)… Read More
Buyers are paying more for North American mackerel, thanks to lower catches for the season that wrapped up in December.
“It was a pretty poor season out of Canada. This winter we have fewer loads [of Canadian mackerel], and the sizes are running a lot smaller,” Peter Bruno, sales manager for distributor Great Northern Products, told SeafoodSource.
Only 7,431 tons of Canadian mackerel was harvested of the 36,000 ton allowable catch, according
While some United Kingdom supermarkets have improved their seafood sustainability efforts, they need to enhance their traceability and farmed fish feed measures, according to a new report.
“The best retailers are asking lots of questions of their supply chain. They want to know about the source of their seafood,” Samuel Stone, fisheries officer for the charity Marine Conservation Society (MCS), told SeafoodSource. “We would like to see… Read More
The Gulf Seafood Institute (GSI) and other interested parties are testifying about proposed changes to the Magnuson Stevens Act on 4 February in Washington, DC.
The House Natural Resources Committee is holding a hearing on the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act, which will improve and strengthen many provisions of the Magnuson Stevens Act.
GSI wants to ensure that federal government uses… Read More
Traditional supermarkets continue to lose market share to alternative outlets in the U.S., which is impacting how and where perishables are sold, Jim Hertel, managing partner of food retail consulting company Willard Bishop, said during a recent webinar.
During the Grocery Industry Outlook Webinar hosted by BMO Financial Group on 28 January, Hertel explained how the change in the types of retailers selling food, along with generational shifts,… Read More