A Coruña, Spain-based Abanca, the owner of vertically integrated seafood firm Nueva Pescanova, is actively seeking a partner in the business, or potentially a sale of the company.
On 26 February, Cooke Inc. was reported to be in negotiations to buy a majority stake in Nueva Pescanova, which is headquartered Redondela, Pontevedra, Spain, but which has operations in 17 countries on five continents and sells its seafood products in more… Read More
Trade officials representing the Asian countries of Japan, Indonesia, and South Korea are hoping the days of dealing with the complications of selling seafood to the U.S. market during the Covid-19 crisis are over.
Hur Soo Youl, the team manager of the international sales department of K-Fish, the promotional group for seafood from South Korea, said the 24 companies in the country’s pavilion at the 2023 Seafood Expo North America were… Read More
The National Fisheries Institute’s crab sustainability envoy for its Crab Council has died, according to NFI.
Details of Ghofar’s death were not publicly available, but NFI confirmed his passing in a 14 March statement.
“Abdul Ghofar was an accomplished fisheries biologist whose contribution to global blue swimming crab work was renowned. He was a tireless advocate for science and sustainability, but he was far more than that… Read More
Mary Manette was an icon in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in the early 1900s, traveling through the night by horse and wagon from the fishing village of West Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia, to bring fresh seafood to the Halifax Farmers Market.
A hundred years later, Manette’s great-granddaughter, Jordan Simms, is hoping to continue her legacy with She Sells Seafood, a start-up aiming to bring value-added seafood products into the North American… Read More
On 12 March at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. migrant fishers, many from Indonesia, protested the lack of mandated Wi-Fi onboard the distant-water fishing vessels they work on.
Global Labor Justice – International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF), a non-governmental organization that works transnationally to advance policies and laws that protect workers’ rights, organized the protest. Protesters in Boston… Read More
Fifty percent of Ozone International’s business is now with the seafood industry, thanks in part to a shift in the company’s business model.
The Bainbridge Island, Washington, U.S.A.-based company, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary in business, was one of the pioneers of using ozone (O3) to sanitize food products and food-processing facilities after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its use an antimicrobial… Read More
Cooke Inc. has acquired Slade Gorton, one of the largest distributors, importers, and manufacturers of fresh and frozen seafood in the United States.
The binding purchase agreement was announced on the sidelines of the 2023 Seafood Expo North America on Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., near Slade Gorton’s headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Cooke said it is expected to… Read More
Supply for the consumption of Alaska pollock fillets rose 30 percent than 130 million pounds in 2022, according to the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP).
The 2022 figure is the second-highest supply total since 2011 and has been driven, in large part, by an increase in consumer familiarity with Alaska pollock, GAPP CEO Craig Morris said. Alaska pollock represents at least 60 percent of U.S. consumption of pollock… Read More
After a long fallow period, commercial-scale shrimp farming appears to be taking off in the United States.
For years, the U.S. shrimp-farming sector has struggled to compete against low-cost shrimp imported from mega-producing nations including India, Indonesia, and Ecuador. But buoyed by consumption figures showing shrimp is pulling away as America’s favorite type of seafood – with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration… Read More
Mumbai, India-based Shako Flexipack is a manufacturer of customized packaging solutions, counts food companies such as Tastee Choice, Wholey, Bremer, and Priano as clients.
Founded in 1992 and with its manufacturing facility located in Gujarat, India, capable of producing 1,000 metric tons of laminated product per month, Shako Flexipack provides rotogravure, flexographic, and digital flexible packaging for ready-to-eat foods, frozen foods, snack… Read More