Pamela Anderson, the actress and celebrity famed for her role in the television series Baywatch, has joined the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to call for an investigation into salmon farms in British Columbia, Canada and a campaign for consumers not to eat farmed salmon.
Anderson, a Canadian native who grew up in British Columbia, is the chairman of the board of Sea Shephard, an activist environmental nonprofit. On 18 July, the organization… Read More
Representatives of member-states of the European Union with land bordering the Atlantic Ocean will gather in Dublin this fall for a conference focused on promoting entrepreneurship and innovation.
The third annual Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference, taking place 27 September, will include workshops, plenary sessions and networking for participants interested in the E.U.’s “blue economy.”
In conjunction with the conference,… Read More
International seafood company Pacific West Foods won two prestigious awards for one of its foodservice products at the 2016 British Frozen Food Federation’s Annual Awards on 9 June.
Judges from the Craft Guild of Chefs selected the Pacific West’s coconut coated prawn skewers as the Foodservice Product of the Year for 2016. The judges also awarded Pacific West the Gold Award for Best New Start/Buffet/Appetizer for the skewers. Product… Read More
Netherlands-based Control Union is now offering Marine Stewardship Council certification in the Asia-Pacific region, following its acquisition earlier this year of MacAlister Elliot and its subsidiary ME Certification.
Recently, ME Certification employees Kat Collinson and Alba Del Rio offered a series of training seminars on MSC certification in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to a team from Control Union so that it can grow its certification services… Read More
On Monday, 18 July, Fortune Fish and Gourmet, a fresh and frozen seafood and specialty food distributor based in the Midwestern United States, announced the closing of the purchase of Coastal Seafoods, a seafood supplier for restaurants and co-ops in Minnesota and five other nearby states.
Fortune Fish’s President and CEO Sean O’Scannlain spoke with SeafoodSource about the purchase of Coastal Seafoods and future plans for his growing… Read More
With the Pacific bluefin tuna population at 2.6 percent of its historic size and international commissions failing to agree on a recovery plan, on Tuesday, 19 July, The Pew Charitable Trusts called for a two-year moratorium on commercial fishing to allow stocks to rebuild.
Last month, a dozen other environmental groups including Greenpeace, the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife and Earthjustice, submitted a petition to the… Read More
The Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, a family-owned company based in Hamburg, Germany, which owns Hydrosol, a supplier of stabilizer systems for the food industry, has increased revenues by 12 percent with a report of record revenues in 2015.
The company, which includes Hydrosol, which supplies the seafood industry with stabilizer systems for cured fish products, cooked fish products, smoked salmon, salmon products and seafood as well as spoilage… Read More
Renton, Washington, U.S.A.-based processor and distributor Orca Bay Seafoods announced five internal promotions on Monday, 18 July.
Dave McGee, previously controller and with 15 years of experience in the seafood industry, has been appointed chief financial officer of the company.
Scott Russell, who has worked for Orca Bay for 20 years, including the past six as operations manager, is now vice president of operations.
Former quality assurance… Read More
A European Commission red card implemented on Guinea in 2013, which prohibited fisheries imports from that country into the European Union, was removed on Wednesday, 13 July.
The commission made the decision to rescind its red card after Guinea made “significant” improvements to its national fisheries governance to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, it said in a press release.
“This is an important decision for the… Read More
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority has reported a solid season of fishing for gummy shark, with a 14 percent increase in catch compared to 2015.
The gummy shark, or flake, is commonly used for fish and chips in Australia. More than 1,500 metric tonnes of gummy shark was harvested in Australia’s Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery in 2013, according to the Australian government.
“This [year’s] improved catch shows… Read More