Aquabanq, the U.S. subsidiary of United Kingdom-based Aquaculture Management and Holding Co., is planning to open a new land-based salmon farm on an accelerated schedule.
The location of the recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility has not yet been revealed, but the company announced on 13 March that it expects to be producing 5,000 metric tons (MT) of head-on and gutted Atlantic salmon by 2022.
The company also said it will add five more … Read More
The U.S. subsidiary of Japanese corporate giant Mitsui has purchased a stake in New York City, U.S.A.-based Mark Foods.
Founded in 2002, Mark Foods focuses on the import and distribution of premium seafood, with around 95 percent of its products being wild-caught. It is one of the leading U.S. suppliers of Chilean sea bass, also known as Patagonian toothfish. Mark Foods CEO Barry Markman will retain his position and his role as the controlling sh… Read More
Maritech, a Norwegian traceability and business software developer, has hired Christa Ingalls as the company’s new business development manager for North America.
The company said the hire is part of a commitment to strengthen its presence in North America.
“We are very excited to welcome Christa Ingalls to Maritech,” Maritech Managing Director Blair Shelton said in a press release. “Her in-depth industry savvy and m… Read More
Dr. Praeger’s, best known for its veggie burgers, is introducing four new frozen seafood products made with Alaska pollock.
The company’s new fish bites and burgers are made with Marine Stewardship Council-certified pollock, and all contain carrots, celery, bell peppers, leeks and other vegetables.
“More and more consumers, particularly millennials, are looking for the convenience of quick, nutritious meals and snacks right from… Read More
The Organization of Associated Producers of Large Freezer Tuna Freezers (OPAGAC) announced it will invest a further EUR 3 million (USD 2.4 million) in the fishery improvement project it helped found in 2016.
OPAGAC is an amalgamation of nine Spanish companies that own tuna seiners. It created the FIP, which covers skipjack, bigeye, and yellowfin tuna caught via purse seine in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans, in conjunction with WWF.
Thus… Read More
Kiliç Deniz, one of Turkey’s leading aquaculture and seafood companies, is sensing a meagre opportunity in the United States.
Kiliç exports its products to 65 countries, but its growth strategy is pointed firmly in the direction of the United States, Kılıç Holding Vice President Sinan Kızıltan told SeafoodSource at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts on 11 March.
The fully-integrated aquaculture oper… Read More
Former Basic Fisheries owner George Estudante was sentenced to a year and one day in federal prison after being found guilty of tax fraud last year.
In December 2017, Estudante pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to file tax returns and one count of filing a false tax return for his business’ income. Estudante, who is 57, was sentenced on Wednesday, 14 March.
As part of his sentence, the former New Bedford, Massachusetts-based seafood w… Read More
Ned Daly is SeaWeb Program Director for The Ocean Foundation. This year, SeaWeb is helping to launch the Seafood Co-Lab, an annual competition in which multi-disciplinary teams (representing business, government, academic and/or the nonprofit sectors) tackle a sustainability challenge facing the seafood industry. Winners are chosen by the seafood community and receive a financial reward as well as logistical and technical support to implement the… Read More
A team of scientists, journalists, and food culture experts working on a project promoting sustainable seafood in Japan has won the first Seafood Co-Lab competition.
Organized by SeaWeb and the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions, the competition seeks to encourage cross-sector collaboration to create innovation solutions to enhance the sustainability of seafood.
The winning project, Chefs for the Blue, was announced 12 March. It ne… Read More
A shortage of lobster processing facilities in Maine will be addressed by Ready Seafood, a lobster dealer which just announced it will build a new facility in southern Maine by 2019.
Maine’s lobster catch has been at or near all-time highs in recent years. The state’s fishermen harvested more than 110 million pounds of lobster in 2017, but sent more than USD 200 million (EUR 161.7 million) worth to Canada for processing, according to … Read More