Diversified Communications, the organizer of the 2020 edition of Seafood Expo Asia, which was scheduled to take place 18 to 20 November in Singapore, has canceled the event, citing the ongoing health and safety issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seafood Expo Asia, an Asia-focused seafood trade event, was slated to take place for the first time in Singapore this year, after moving from Hong Kong.
“Despite some re-opening measures… Read More
Madrid, Spain-based Satlink, which specializes in technological solutions and developments based on satellite communications, has launched a program designed to train on-board human fishery observers to perform fishery monitoring through video data and satellite imaging.
The program will give regional fishery management organizations (RFMOs), governments, and fishing companies a method of observational compliance that sidesteps complications… Read More
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada-based Premium Brands Holdings Corporation said it will resume its acquisition strategy, which had been put on hold due to uncertainties associated with COVID-19 ...
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The keel of the fourth of 10 fishing “supertrawlers” being built for the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) has been laid at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The new trawler, Captain Martynov, is the sister vessel of the Mechanic Sizov, which had its keel laid in June. The first pair of vessels, the Captain Vdovichenko and the Mechanic Maslak, are on schedule to be commissioned next year.
“The entire series of… Read More
European supermarket chains lack policies to discover and take action on slavery issues in their seafood supply chains, a new Deloitte study released by the European tuna fleet has found.
The study analyzed 35 marketers of canned tuna in the European Union and found half have no processes defined for taking action regarding human rights problems in their supply chains, only 17 percent have complaint mechanisms for their employees to report… Read More
A Japanese fishery has received Marine Stewardship Council certification for its catch of Atlantic bluefin tuna, a first for the species.
The MSC ended the two-year assessment process with an assurance the Kesen-numa, Japan-based company, which fishes for bluefin tuna in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean using one vessel, the Shofukumaru, will receive certification, over the objections of conservation nonprofit WWF. On 30 July, an independent legal… Read More
Global Fishing Watch has launched a public web portal to track the activity of at-sea transshipment, and has also signed an agreement with the government of Costa Rica to give it access to its vessel-tracking data.
Global Fishing Watch is a partnership between Google and the advocacy groups Oceana and SkyTruth founded in 2015. The new portal, hosted on Global Fishing Watch’s platform, aims to reveal the breadth of transshipment activity… Read More
The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has rescheduled its annual Global Seafood Market Conference (GSMC) from January to May as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Originally scheduled for mid-January, the event will now take place from 23 to 28 May, 2021, at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado, California.
GSMC was rescheduled “as part of an effort to ensure attendees are able to join this important annual event,”… Read More
Spanish seafood companies Atunlo and Scanfisk have announced a collaboration on a new value-added line of frozen tuna products.
The products will be sold under the Atunlo brand, and will initially include a 125-gram yellowfin tuna steak “thermoformed for greater protection and ease of storage”; a case of two 225-gram yellowfin steaks; a 200-gram XXL tuna steak; a package of two tuna tataki bars in a thermoformed package; a package of… Read More