This is part 2 of the "Last Frontier" series, exploring the work that needs to be done in order to meet the goals of the Alaska Mariculture Initiative. Part 1 provided a history and commercial overview of Alaska’s new initiative to grow state mariculture efforts into a billion-dollar industry.
John Kiser lives on a remote island in southern Alaska, 60 miles from Ketchikan, the nearest town large enough to show up on a map. The… Read More
Part 1 of the "Last Frontier" series provides a history and commercial overview of Alaska’s new initiative to grow state mariculture efforts into a billion-dollar industry, and features interviews with political leaders and industry executives. Part 2, appearing Wednesday, 30 March, will explore what work needs to be done in order to meet the goals of the initiative, according to state experts and local Alaskan fishers working in the… Read More
Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global will open as scheduled on 26 April.
Show organizer Diversified Communications, which is based in Portland, Maine, USA, announced its decision on the expo website following the terrorists attacks in Brussels, the expo’s host city, on Tuesday, 22 March. [Note: Diversified Communications also owns SeafoodSource.com].
“The show is scheduled to happen – we do not have plans to… Read More
Three buildings belonging to salmon producer Kwik’Pak and two owned by Yukon Marine Manufacturing burned in a large fire in Emmonak, Alaska, Saturday, 19 March, causing an estimated USD 3 million (EUR 2.68 million) in damage, according to radio station KYUK.
No one was hurt in the blaze, and no foul play is suspected, KYUK reported.
Kwik’Pak flash-freezes four to five million pounds of salmon and whitefish annually in Emmonak, according to… Read More
The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative, which evaluates the reliability of seafood certification programs, is close to recognizing Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Responsible Fisheries Management certification program.
The GSSI announced at Seafood Expo North America that ASMI’s RFM certification had met standards in the three required areas of governance, operations and fisheries management. The final step in the process is a… Read More
More shrimp were caught in the Gulf of Mexico in February 2016 than any other February in the past 16 years, when record collecting began, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
In total, 3.7 million lbs. of shrimp were caught in February, 34.4 percent higher than the 15-year historical average of 2.7 million lbs. The total volume caught in January and February 2016 is also the highest reported for the first… Read More
A Stavis Seafoods employee died Wednesday, 23 March following an ammonia leak at the company’s cold storage warehouse in Boston, according to media reports.
The worker, an adult male, was found on the second floor of the facility near a stairwell, according to the Boston Globe. First responders attempted to reach the worker but were pushed back due to fumes. He was eventually found by rescue personnel several hours after the leak was… Read More
The International Labour Organization, an agency of the United Nations, has partnered with the government of Thailand to combat labor rights violations in that country’s seafood industry.
The 42-month project will be funded by the European Union and the ILO and aims to address “working conditions that deny fundamental principles and rights at work in the Thai fishing and seafood processing industry,” according to a press release from the… Read More
The South American country of Guyana became the 23rd country to ratify the Port State Measures Agreement, the international accord designed to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
The announcement Wednesday, 23 March brought the PSMA closer to taking effect, which will occur once 25 countries have ratified the treaty.
Originally adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2009, the PSMA stipulates… Read More
Senior Marine Harvest executives cashed out more than 500,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at more than NOK 60 million (USD 7.08 million, EUR 6.33 million).
The Norwegian seafood company is the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon and employees 11,700 workers, according to its website. Its stock is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.
The transactions, which took place 21 March, and involved the… Read More