A collaboration between Mexican governmental agencies and marine aquaculture firm Earth Ocean Farms is aiming to improve the plight of the totoaba, an endangered fish valued in Asia for its supposed medicinal properties.
Officials from Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) and National Commission of Aquaculture and Fishing (CONAPESCA) released 15,000 totoaba hatchlings raised at Earth Ocean Farms into the Sea of… Read More
High Liner Foods’ seafood processing facility in Portsmouth, New Hampshire had to be evacuated on Monday, 29 August after an ammonia leak was reported by an employee.
The employee working at the plant’s batter-cooling machine discovered the leak at 9:40 p.m. and alerted authorities, then helped the 80 other workers at the facility evacuate while first responders located the source of the leak, according to Seacoast Online.
Wearing… Read More
National Fisheries Institute President John Connelly addressed the New Zealand seafood industry at its annual conference on Wednesday, 31 August, praising it for its responsible fisheries management.
Connelly, who heads up the United States’ seafood trade association, said New Zealand’s seafood industry “punches above its weight” considering its distance from major markets, according to a press release from Seafood New Zealand. He… Read More
Marine Harvest’s global director of research and development sold 15,000 shares of the global salmon farming company’s stock after the company reported an all-time high in operational results during its quarterly shareholder report.
Øyvind Oaland sold the shares on 26 August at a price of NOK 130.21 (USD 15.62, EUR 14.04), netting him USD 234,300 (EUR 210,600). Oaland retained 4,388 shares of the company and also owns 51,089 unexercised… Read More
After more than a year of considering a sale, the owners of major Dutch shrimp processing firm Klaas Puul have offered a controlling interest in the company to investment group H2 Equity Partners.
Klaas Puul, headquartered in Volendam, the Netherlands, processes both small North Sea and larger tropical shrimp in plants mostly in Morocco, with additional facilities in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Denmark. It has around 3,500 employees… Read More
In May, Maine resident and celebrated chef Barton Seaver released a new book, “Two if by Sea: Delicious Sustainable Seafood” that ruminates on the possibilities of cooking with seafood that “hasn't been overfished or caught in an environmentally destructive way.” The book offers advice on buying and choosing seafood and provides a guide to seafood prep and cooking techniques. In addition to being a chef and author, Seaver is also the… Read More
Luke’s Lobster, the highly successful restaurant chain that recently completed an effort to vertically integrate its business via an ownership stake of a co-op of Maine lobstermen, was featured in The New York Times on Wednesday, 24 August.
The article, “A Restaurant’s Sales Pitch: Know Your Lobster,” tells the origin story of Luke’s Lobster, which was founded by Cape Elizabeth, Maine-native Luke Holden in 2009.
Holden, 32, opened his
Catches of shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico were down more than 40 percent from the historical average in July, according to NOAA, which recently released catch data from last month.
The overall catch of 6.7 million pounds of shrimp by U.S. trawlers fishing in the Gulf of Mexico in July represents a 44.7 percent dip below the prior 14-year historical average, according to NOAA. According to the Southern Shrimp Alliance, in the previous 14 years,… Read More
Produced since 1999, the Top 25 North American Seafood Suppliers list (originally published in SeaFood Business magazine) is, perennially, our most-read story. Last year’s list continues to generate significant views – and now, we are happy to add to the legacy with this updated version of the list, which takes into account sales figures from 2015.
This year’s Top 25 North American Seafood Suppliers list is not a comprehensive… Read More
The national fleet in Greece has seen a declining trend in the past years, falling to approximately 15.000 fishing vessels, as the average vessel age has risen.
According to the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products, the Greek fleet includes a broad range of vessel types, of which more than 90 percent are small-scale vessels (less than 12 meters in length). These vessels are fishing typically in the isolated and… Read More