On the eve of the opening of Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium, members of the working group for the northern cod fisheries improvement project met to finalize plans for a five-year research project that may lead to the reopening of the fishery.
The FIP, which was launched at the 2015 Seafood Expo Global, oversees the northern cod stock complex, located in the waters of the northwest Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Canada. The FIP is led… Read More
Dutch company Recom Ice Systems will present its range of products to visitors at the Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global in Brussels 26 to 28 April.
The company makes industrial flake ice machines and concrete cooling solutions for the global seafood industry.
“Recom Ice Systems will present a range of product solutions that encompass virtually every demand and configuration at the Seafood Expo Global,” the company said in a… Read More
The phenomenon of tail-biting has created headaches for salmon farmers for many years, and not much was known about its causes until a recent study undertaken by Stirling University and Scottish salmon farming company Loch Duart.
Tail-biting, most common in freshwater salmon farms, occurs when fish chase and bite each other’s dorsal fins, leading to the deterioration the health and quality of affected fish.
Scientists at Loch Duart, led by… Read More
More than 2,000 computing experts from around the world recently competed for cash prizes offered on their ability to solve a problem vexing fishing and ocean sustainability experts and organizations.
The third annual “Fishackathon,” which took place starting on Earth Day, 22 April and finished 24 April, was hosted by the U.S. State Department, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Young’s Seafood, Welsh ecological consultancy Salacia-Marine and… Read More
Chilean salmon farming company AquaChile reported the presence of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) virus in one of its farms in the Aysen region of southern Chile.
The report was filed with Chile’s fisheries regulator, Sernapesca, on Friday, 22 April, the company said in a press release. AquaChile said the positive test came from “one of the 20 cages [in] the Transit Center 2 of neighborhood 21 B” in its Aysen region development, and that… Read More
Wimol Jantrarotai has been removed from his post as the director general of the Thailand Department of Fisheries following a warning from the European Commission stating that it is still considering issuing a red card to the country for its ineffectiveness at tamping out illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha transferred Jantrarotai to an inactive post in his office on 20 April in advance of a planned… Read More
In response to increasing concern from consumers regarding the use of chemicals in seafood treatment, Vietnamese seafood processor and exporter Vinh Hoan is introducing untreated premium pangasius fillets at Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global in Brussels on 26 April.
Vinh Hoan’s will use pangasius fillets in the new product with quality levels that allow for the preservation of flavor and texture without the use of polyphosphate… Read More
The European Commission removed its economically damaging red card against Sri Lanka, citing positive reforms of its fisheries governance system, while warning three other countries of possible future sanctions.
The European Commission’s carding system allows it to introduce seafood trading bans with countries it deems to engage or condone illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Sri Lanka was issued a yellow card in 2012 and received its… Read More
Seafood export firm FAO27 was named a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade on Thursday, 21 April.
Based dually in Scotland and France, FAO27 operates as the sales export department for small-scale seafood processors and fishermen. Its primary export products are whitefish, shellfish, farmed salmon and smoked salmon from the north of Scotland, which it sells to retailers, wholesalers, fishmongers and independent… Read More
Alain Cadec, the president of the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament, will host a conference on fisheries sustainability with U.S. researcher Ray Hilborn.
The conference, titled “Sustainability of Fisheries: ‘Myths and Reality’" will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 April at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, and is scheduled as part of the events around Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing… Read More