Blue Star Foods’ subsidiary, Taste of BC Aquafarms, is seeking approval to build a CAD 48 million (USD 35 million, EUR 33 million) land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) steelhead salmonid farm.
The Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada-based company recently applied for an aquaculture license with Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Blue Star said in a press release. Taste of BC Aquafarms expects to start… Read More
A recent marketing campaign from the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) and retail partners including Publix and Giant Eagle sought to boost consumer awareness and sales of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) seafood.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A.-based GSA said in a press release its first consumer marketing campaign, "Healthy Fish, Healthy Planet, Healthy You!” resulted in a 160 percent increase in media mentions for BAP in… Read More
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded contracts for nearly USD 2 million (EUR 1.9 million) worth of U.S. pollock to Trident Seafoods and Channel Fish Processing, and an additionall USD 885,000 (EUR 840,000) in catfish contracts.
Braintree, Massachusetts, U.S.A-based Channel Fish Processing Co. and Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based Trident were the big winners ...
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Acme Smoked Fish Chief Marketing Officer Teresa Low has a positive outlook on smoked salmon sales for the holiday season and into 2023, as the supplier launches a new product.
To capture additional holiday sales, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.-based Acme is launching Danish Double-Smoked Salmon under its Spence & Co. premium product line in select Whole Foods Market stores.
“Our expectations for the holiday season are optimistic, as… Read More
The rate of grocery price inflation in the United Kingdom has fallen for the first time in two years, according to new data, while chilled fish prices continue to dampen sales.
Overall grocery inflation for the most recent four weeks declined slightly by 0.1 percent to 14.6 percent, according to Kantar. As a result, take-home grocery sales increased by 5.9 percent for the 12 weeks ending 27 November, the fastest level of growth since March… Read More
Stuart, Florida, U.S.A.-based New England Fish & Lobster plans to expand to other areas of Florida after its acquisition by wholesale foodservice distributor Hillcrest Foods and Local & Turtle Foods earlier in 2022.
Hillcrest, which acquired Tampa, Florida-based seafood and meats distributor and processor Local & Turtle Foods a few years ago, and its four majority owners, bought New England Fish & Lobster in April 2022, New… Read More
The U.S. Senate joined the U.S. House in voting to intervene to prevent a nationwide strike by railroad workers.
The Senate bill, which passed 80-15, was signed into law by U.S. President Joe Biden on 2 December. Food industry and retail groups had urged Congress to pass the resolution to avert the strike, which was estimated to potentially cost the American economy up to USD 2 billion (EUR 1.9 billion) a day.
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Analysts and retailers are maintaining a positive outlook for U.S. retail seafood sales this holiday season, despite inflation pushing down fresh and frozen sales in 2022.
Because Covid-19 restrictions are not in place – as they were during the previous two holiday seasons – analysts are predicting more social and family gatherings will occur. And with that, there's hope Americans will continue their tradition of… Read More
North Pacific Seafoods has paid a USD 345,000 (EUR 328,000) penalty for Clean Air Act violations at two of its facilities in Naknek, Alaska, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a press release.
After an investigation, the EPA discovered that the Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based seafood supplier was operating three solid waste incinerators that lacked any emissions control or monitoring systems.
“The company did not notify EPA… Read More
Red Lobster has unveiled a new shrimp dish, while stepping up marketing of its seafood trays and meals to go.
The Orlando, Florida-based restaurant chain launched Cheddar Bay Shrimp, which combines the company’s renowned Cheddar Bay Biscuit and shrimp.
"Everyone loves our Cheddar Bay Biscuits, and our shrimp is a close second favorite, so it just made sense to finally put the two together. This first-ever mash-up is crispy, crunchy and… Read More