Tim Fitzgerald, the former head of EDF’s global programs on seafood markets, supply chain engagement and fisheries finance, has been named the chief sustainability officer at Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based pollock fishing company American Seafoods Group.
American Seafoods said Fitzgerald will be tasked with driving the company’s environmental sustainability and social responsibility portfolio and shaping new climate and public… Read More
The U.S. state of Maine is becoming a hub of aquaculture in North America, with three major land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facilities in the works and a massive in-water farm making its way through permitting …
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Mounting shipping and fuel costs and growing demand are expected to push global shrimp prices up 7 percent to an average of USD 15.00 (EUR 13.08) per kilogram in 2022 ...
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Sustainable aquaculture investment fund Aqua-Spark has announced investments in agritech start-up eFishery and tilapia farmer Lake Harvest Group.
Bandung, Indonesia-based eFishery, which offers fish and shrimp farmers an end-to-end platform to access to feed, financing, and markets, raised USD 90 million (EUR 78.9 million) in its Series C round, which closed Tuesday, 11 January. Aqua-Spark previously participated in the start-up’s Series B… Read More
The Eat Seafood America! marketing campaign, launched by the Seafood Nutrition Partnership and the Seafood4Health Coalition in 2020, has achieved an 800 percent return on investment, according to SNP.
The campaign, which was launched as a rapid response to the COVID-19 public health crisis with the dual goals of helping Americans stay healthy and boosting the U.S. seafood sector, was already shown to have increased seafood consumption in… Read More
In the early days of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States, the seafood industry faced a bleak outlook.
International supply chains disintegrated as air traffic was curtailed and borders were closed. The foodservice sector, through which two-thirds of seafood is sold in the U.S., looked to be shuttered or severely limited for an indefinite period of time. Seafood companies, which largely operate on credit, began to see their bad debt mount as… Read More
The city of Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. has implemented a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for indoor spaces including the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the host location of the 2022 edition of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America.
Beginning 15 January, 2022, individuals will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to enter certain indoor spaces in Boston, including convention centers… Read More
Greenfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based Australis Aquaculture was awarded the U.S. State Department’s Award for Corporate Excellence on 8 December, in recognition for its effort to cultivate a seaweed species that can reduce the methane emissions of cattle when included in their diet.
Created in 1999, the annual awards recognize U.S. companies “that uphold high standards as responsible members of their communities.” They are… Read More