A seafood supplier in the UK has joined the Ocean Disclosure Project, an effort led by the nonprofit Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to encourage companies to create a sourcing profile detailing the origin of key seafood species and the sustainability of the fisheries.
Joseph Robertson of Aberdeen, Scotland, will be the UK’s first seafood supplier to participate in the transparency project, according to SFP.
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission addressed the controversial Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act at its most recent meeting on 8 September, agreeing to withdraw support for it if it affected the state’s commercial fishing industry in any way.
The bill, formally known as H.R. 3094, has been approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources and awaits a potential vote by the full body of the U.S. House of… Read More
U.S. President Barack Obama has designated a nearly 5,000-square-mile area off the coast of New England as a national monument, making it the first such U.S. monument in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument will encompass a triangular area about 150 miles southeast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The designation of the monument will ban commercial fishing, mining and drilling there, though it made a… Read More
Georgia, U.S.A-based King & Prince Seafood has launched a promotion launched at American football fans in conjunction with the opening of this year’s National Football League season.
The company’s new promotion, “Tailgate Playbook,” offers rebates on its Sensations line of products and also offers menu ideas and recipes for game-day meals.
“We’re all on the same team, so when we can contribute some savings opportunities and… Read More
A scholarly article published this month in the scientific journal Marine Policy is calling into question the Marine Stewardship Council policies on fish-aggregating devices (FADs) used in several of its certified tuna fisheries.
The study’s authors, Guillermo Moreno, Miguel Herrera and Julio Morón, who are affiliated with the Producers’ Association of Large Tuna Freezers (OPAGAC), a Spanish industry organization, question the MSC’s
On 7 September, Maryland, U.S.A-based clam processor Sea Watch International announced a major investment in Maine, U.S.A.-based Look’s Gourmet Food Company and Bar Harbor Foods. SeafoodSource interviewed Sea Watch International COO/CFO Jerry Gordon (pictured, far left) and Look’s/Bar Harbor CEO Mike Cote and to learn more about the new partnership and what the future holds for the two companies.
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The administration of United States President Barack Obama will soon release rules designed to protect sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico from shrimp trawling nets, according to the marine nonprofit group Oceana.
The U.S. government will release proposed regulations by 15 December, 2016, aimed at creating better protections for turtles classified as endangered or threatened, according to Oceana. The group sued the government last year, arguing… Read More
A delegation of Scottish fishing industry leaders recently launched a campaign to ensure that fishing forms a fundamental part of the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, describing it as “sea of opportunity” for the country.
The campaign was initiated 7 September by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation following separate discussions with Scotland’s Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing, Secretary of State for Scotland David… Read More
With its stocks returning to levels last seen in the early 1980s, Denmark’s North Sea cod fishery has benefited from reforms intended to heal it from a history of overfishing.
Those efforts resulted in the announcement last week that the fishery has achieved certification from the Marine Stewardship Council as sustainable. Independent certification firm Acoura Marine found in its stock assessment that the fishery is recovering well, with… Read More
Blue Harvest Fisheries announced Monday, 12 September it has acquired High Liner Foods’ scallop business and processing facility in New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
High Liner purchased the plant from American Pride Seafoods for USD 34.5 million (EUR 31 million) in 2013, but in February 2016 High liner decided to shutter the value-added fish operation in place there, though the plant’s scallop processing operations were not… Read More