Stephen L. Hodge says he’s sorry for his role in the price-fixing scandal that has rocked the U.S. canned tuna industry, resulting in massive fines for two of the companies involved, including his former employer, and a prison sentence for one of the scheme’s leaders.
Hodge, a former senior vice president of sales for StarKist who testified on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in the criminal price-fixing cases against… Read More
According to the latest analysis from IFFO, the Marine Ingredients Organization, the availability of raw material for use in fishmeal increased in November 2020 year-over-year ...
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Bergen, Norway-based Proximar Seafood AS, which is seeking to build a recirculating aquaculture system facility in Japan that will raise up to 26,400 metric tons (MT) of Atlantic salmon in Yama, Japan, has initiated a private share placement of NOK 400 million (USD 47.3 million, EUR 39 million), with plans to list on the Euronext Growth Oslo exchange.
In a 21 January filing with Euronext, the company said it anticipated the first day of public… Read More
The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has launched a webinar series intended to provide analysis of the latest trends affecting the global seafood industry.
The largest U.S. seafood trade group began hosting biweekly Global Seafood Market Conference (GSMC) webinars last week, with a focus on the global shrimp trade, which like most seafood categories, experienced wild fluctuations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. SeafoodSource is providing… Read More
Lübeck, Germany-based processing equipment firm BAADER has acquired Färjestaden, Sweden-based fish processing machinery firm SEAC AB.
SEAC manufactures processing equipment for small pelagic fish including anchovy, sprat, yellow croaker, and for smaller whitefish including blue whiting, Alaska pollock, and hake. Its machines are designed for automatic feeding, nobbing, heading, gutting, and filleting, as well as belly cleaning of… Read More
Christiansfeld, Denmark-based fish feed producer Aller Aqua has made the decision to eliminate the use of soy sourced from South America in all of its products manufactured in Europe, citing sustainability concerns.
Beginning in 2021, the company will declare the carbon dioxide impact of all the products they make in Europe, according to a press release.
“During 2020, the company stopped using South American soya in its European factories… Read More
Redmond, Washington, U.S.A.-based UniSea has partially locked down its seafood processing facility in Unalaska, Alaska, after seven of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.
The company, which is owned by Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui), is in the process of testing most of the staff at the facility and conducting contract tracing to determine the full scale of the outbreak, according to KUCB.
UniSea President and CEO Tom Enlow said some of… Read More