Out of 186 samples recently tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were discovered in two cod samples, two shrimp samples, one sample of tilapia, and one sample of salmon.
PFAS – so-called “forever chemicals” that don’t degrade and that are known to cause a variety of health issues if ingested – have become an increasingly concerning issue for seafood… Read More
Kames Fish Farm Managing Director Neil Manchester died suddenly on Sunday, 28 May at age 59.
A family-owned company, Kames Fish Farming produces steelhead trout and operates its own fish-smoking operation at its facility in Kimelford, Scotland. Manchester was hired as its managing director in June 2021, following a six-year term as managing director of the aquaculture business unit of Hendrix Genetics. Before that, he worked for 16 years at… Read More
The imminent departure of Nueva Pescanova CEO Ignacio González from the company on 16 June is unrelated to the company’s current situation of being sold by Abanca.
Canadian seafood conglomerate Cooke Inc. entered into an exclusive negotiating agreement in April 2023 to purchase an 80 percent stake in Nueva Pescanova from Abanca, a Spanish bank facing regulatory pressure to offload its majority holding.
“I can't tell… Read More
Tesco is aiming for “transformational change” with its Fit for Growth program, which will involve a review of its entire fresh and packaged food lineup.
The London, U.K.-based grocery store chain, which operates more than 4,600 locations globally, including over 3,400 in the U.K., said changes to its lineup will begin over the summer and will continue through the remainder of 2023.
Fit for Growth does not have a target number for… Read More
Vigo, Spain-based Profand Fishing Holding hit a record sales figure in 2022, achieving a turnover of EUR 929 million (USD 872 million).
However, the company saw its 2022 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) fall 19 percent compared to 2021, it said in self-reported results released on 31 May, 2023. The company, which is privately held, is not required to report its results publicly and did not detail its… Read More
Charoen Pokphand Foods Nichirei Fresh have launched a biodiversity and mangrove protection project in Thailand.
Bangkok, Thailand-based CP Foods and Tokyo, Japan-based Nicherei are two of the world’s largest seafood companies. In a press release, they said they embarked on the project as part of their shared commitment to work toward attainment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
“This collaborative effort… Read More
Gael Force Group is advancing its SeaQureFarm semi-closed containment fish-farming concept by developing a prototype.
Inverness, Scotland-based aquaculture supply company signed a contract with Northern Ireland-based Cunningham Covers, a maker of protective covers and containment products using high-strength flexible materials, to produce the prototype, which will be delivered in 2024, according to a company press release.
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A pickled, cubed bonito called “sinop lakerda,” has become the first seafood product to earn a geographical indiciation status in Turkey.
The declaration by the Turkish Patent and Brand Agency was officially made 29 May, according to the Sinop Ticaret Ve Sanayi Odasi (Sinop Chamber of Commerce and Industry). Local producers in the Sinop region of Turkey are planning a marketing and distribution push in the coming weeks on the back of… Read More
Scoular has acquired a fish-processing facility in Burlington, Washington, U.S.A. to augment its pet food production in the United States.
The Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.-based agribusiness conglomerate, which had USD 9 billion (EUR ) in sales in 2022, announced the acquisition of the former Northwest Farm Food Cooperative frozen fish processing facility on 22 May. The facility upcycles fish trimmings by processing them into frozen fish ingredients… Read More
U.S. President Joe Biden will decide by August 2023 whether to impose an embargo on Mexican wildlife products, following a ruling from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the Central American nation is not doing enough to protect the critically endangered vaquita porpoise.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Friday, 26 May 2023 Mexico is not doing enough to prevent the fishing and trade of the endangered totoaba, resulting in the… Read More