Nine seafood companies from Nova Scotia, Canada have joined together to jointly represent the industry from their home province at Seafood Expo North America, taking place 6 to 8 March in Boston.
Exhibiting companies from Nova Scotia who will be jointly exhibiting at booth #1333 at SENA include Bluenose Seafood, Clearwater Seafoods, Fisher King Seafoods, Louisbourg Seafoods, Sea Star Seafoods, St. Mary’s River Smokehouses, Top Claw Lobster… Read More
The value of Maine’s marine resources reached an all-time high of USD 631 million (EUR 575 million) in 2015, up USD 33 million (EUR 30 million) from 2014, due in large part to record earnings in the lobster industry.
Data released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources listed the lobster industry as valued at USD 495 million (EUR 450 million), with bonuses paid to harvested increasing the total landing value of Maine’s lobster fishery… Read More
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch released new recommendations giving crab fisheries in the Eastern Bering Sea an upgraded rating.
Bristol Bay Red King (Paralithoides camtschaticus) crab caught in the Eastern Bering Sea are now rated a “Best Choice” by Seafood Watch. With the updated recommendation, all of the major crab fisheries in the Eastern Bering Sea have obtained the Seafood Watch “Best Choice” rating, including , including… Read More
Handy is joining forces with the Sea Delight Ocean Fund and other seafood companies to build the FIP using a rights-based management system . The goal, according to the press release, is to improve the performance of the management system for its groupers' and snappers' fishery, centered around the Campeche Bank in the Gulf of Mexico.
The nonprofit Sea Delight Ocean Fund initiated the effort after receiving grants in 2014 from Resources Legacy… Read More
Norpac Fisheries Export has signed an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement with Blueyou Consulting, based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Norpac is a U.S.-based seafood company with U.S. offices in Seattle and Honolulu. It fishes in the Pacific Ocean, from the Philippines to the Oregon coast, sourcing, processing, distributing and marketing fresh and frozen seafood for the wholesale, retail and food service markets. It runs an industry-led… Read More
Seven Ecuadorian shrimp farming companies will be present at Seafood Expo North America 2016, taking place 6 to 8 March in Boston, Mass.
The companies who will exhibit at SENA are Edpacif, Expalsa, Langosmar Organic, Negocios Industriales Real NIRSA, Omarsa, Quirola Group and Sociedad Nacional de Galápagos SONGA. Representatives from each of these companies will be stationed at booth 633 for those interested in learning more about their… Read More
Carlos Rafael was released from jail on Wednesday, 2 March after agreeing to a USD 1 million bond, electronic monitoring and travel restrictions.
Rafael, the owner of Carlos Seafood in New Bedford, Mass., was arrested Friday, 26 February and is accused of conspiracy and submitting falsified records to the federal government to evade fishing quotas.
Court documents filed after his arrest revealed details of what had been a nine-month undercover… Read More
GBG, the owner of Morubel, a leader in the European frozen shrimp market, on Thursday, 3 March announced the purchase of Ristic AG, a German seafood importer and wholesaler.
The deal is expected to close in the second half of March 2016. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and the transaction is subject to approval from European authorities.
Morubel CEO Edo Abels said his company’s strength in wild-caught shrimp paired well with Ristic’s… Read More
Westmorland Fisheries, a Canadian lobster processor based in New Brunswick, announced Thursday, 3 March it had reached an agreement to acquire Trico Seafoods, a marketing company also based in New Brunswick.
The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Westmorland Fisheries Ltd., founded in 1973, owns a 60,000-square-foot plant out of Cap-Pelé, New Brunswick and employs more than 400 workers during its peak season. The company primarily… Read More
Regal Springs, a vertically integrated tilapia producer, will support the nonprofit SeaShare through a taco bar at its booth display at Seafood Expo North America, taking place 6 to 8 March in Boston.
The company will host a grilled fish taco bar featuring its lake-grown tilapia along with tortillas, salsa and toppings. For every taco sampled at SENA, Regal Springs will donate 5 lbs. of its tilapia to SeaShare, a nonprofit dedicated to… Read More