The management team of The Lobster Place in New York’s popular Chelsea Market neighborhood recognizes that today’s foodies want an interactive experience while shopping for seafood. So when they transformed their 10,000-square-foot, two-story building this spring, they also put in a full-service seafood restaurant, Cull & Pistol, and added small eating stations throughout the store.
“As the largest specialty seafood market in New York… Read More
Canadian salmon organizations and chefs are trying to change the public’s perception of pink salmon as a canned meat to one that can be used fresh. To that end, fishermen, suppliers and processors are working to raise awareness of pink salmon as a sustainable option since it is more plentiful than sockeye and Chinook.
“Pink had long been considered a garbage fish by sports fisherman, and it wasn’t a fishery that was important to the First… Read More
A new 100 percent vegetarian feed will help the aquaculture industry be completely sustainable in the future, according to researchers who developed the diet.
“Aquaculture isn’t sustainable because it takes more fish to feed fish, than are being produced. But a new vegetarian diet might change everything,” said Aaron Watson, PhD, a graduate assistant at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Institute for Marine and… Read More
More than half of global consumers are willing to pay extra for socially responsible products, including sustainable seafood, according to a new study.
In the largest study of its kind, researchers at NYU Stern School of Business conducted a meta-analysis of 83 different research papers on consumers’ willingness to pay a premium for socially responsible products of all types (both durable and nondurable items such as seafood).
They found that 60… Read More
Both Canadian and U.S. lobstermen believe that Maine’s lobster processing industry needs to become more self-reliant. Leaders of lobstermen groups told SeafoodSource this week that they support Maine Governor Paul LePage’s efforts to attract new lobster processors to Maine.
“Absolutely, I agree with that. 60 percent of all Maine’s catch is processed in Atlantic Canada. Americans need to run their fishery,” Mike McGeoghegan, president of… Read More
Due to declining wild salmon stocks in Norway, the government is closing the fishing season two weeks early. Regions that would have ended fishing on 15 August were recently ordered to close on 1 August. The regions that would have closed on 31 August must now end on 15 August.
“The number of medium and large salmon that have come to the coast (drifts) has declined sharply in July. Catches of salmon in the rivers this year have generally been… Read More
Maine Governor Paul LePage on Thursday said that he wants the state’s lobster industry to be much less dependent on the Canadian lobster industry. To that end, his office is working to attract new businesses to open lobster processing plants in the state, he said at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland.
“We are going out...[and] searching and looking for companies that are looking at getting into food processing, particularly fish,”… Read More
Soon after it was criticized for excluding non-MSC-certified Alaska salmon from its sustainable seafood guidelines, the National Parks Service (NPS) is planning to revamp its policy.
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and the seafood industry-funded nonprofit group Seafood Coalition raised concerns about the NPS’s seafood guidelines in its Healthy Parks, Healthy People initiative. The guidelines state that, where seafood options are offered,… Read More
Santa Monica, Calif.-based Santa Monica Seafood recently began selling fresh seafood via AmazonFresh, two years after the famous Pike Place Fish Market started selling fish in Seattle through the online retail giant.
“Our company is so organized and the Cigliano family thinks outside the box, so this has been pretty seamless. The expense has been minimal and the possible return is intriguing,” Bob Vogel, Santa Monica director of retail… Read More
The total Alaska salmon harvest is coming up short this season, with lower than anticipated supplies of sockeye, kings, and pinks. The shortage is expected to drive up salmon prices for the remainder of the season.
As of 7 July, fishermen netted 20.93 million sockeye (red salmon), or 61 percent of this season’s forecast, according to consulting and strategic planning company and Northwest Fisheries Association member, Nickinovich &… Read More