Sea Pact, a nonprofit composed of nine North American seafood companies that use their combined buying power to increase social and environmental responsibility in the fish procurement process and seafood supply chain, has hired Rob Johnson for its newly-created position of managing director.
The organization said in a press release that Johnson will seek to grow its grand-funding capacity for its fisheries and aquaculture improvement projects.… Read More
Vitsab, a labeling company with U.S. operations based in Winslow, Maine, will introduce a time temperature label at Seafood Expo North America 2016, taking place in Boston 6 to 8 March.
Vitsab’s new label, the Shellstock TTI (time temperature indicator), monitors the cold chain from harvest to consumption and offers a clear indication of temperature control to indicate seafood shipments are safe from botulism and vibrio contamination, said… Read More
Soren Dalsager has been named the executive vice president of global sales at tilapia producer Regal Springs Group.
Dalsager will lead Regal Springs’ global sales team, provide strategic direction and build and maintain relationships with key clients. He takes over the role from Magdalena Wallhoff, who remains a principal at the company.
“Soren is a good cultural fit for us. He will lead our sales team in continued international growth,”… Read More
Prominent Massachusetts fisherman Carlos Rafael, the owner of New Bedford-based Carlos Seafood, one of the largest commercial fishing businesses in the northeast United States, was arrested Friday, 26 February and charged with conspiracy and submitting falsified records to the government to evade federal fishing quotas.
Rafael, 64, is accused of lying to federal authorities about the quantity and species of fish caught by the 40 vessels in his… Read More
The internet has changed the way people buy and sell practically everything. Except seafood.
That is, until now.
Gfresh, an online business-to business seafood marketplace, launched in 2014, has found success where many before have failed as it connects sellers of live seafood directly to buyers, mostly in China.
“When we first thought about the venture, we wondered why is it was, as far as we could tell, that there was no online platform… Read More
Nicole Kimball has been named the vice president of Alaskan operations for the Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA).
The PSPA, comprised of seafood processors working in Alaska, represents the interests of the industry on both legislative and regulatory issues at the state and federal levels, according to a press release.
Previously, Kimball served as federal fisheries coordinator for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. While in… Read More
Scottish Sea Farms has added a new landing craft to work as a feed boat in its remote Eday salmon farms in the Orkney Islands.
The craft, named the Warness Lass, was purchased from Macduff Shipyards in Aberdeen, Scotland, for GBP 500,000 (USD 717,062 , EUR 646,882).
This new Landing Craft is 14.95 meters long and 5.6 meters wide and has two engines, each with 230 horsepower. The craft is capable of carrying 21 tonnes of deck cargo.
“This… Read More
Premier Fish, a fish supplier sourcing and distributing fish caught off the coast of southern England, has been purchased by Owner Venture Managers, a London-based venture capital firm.
Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
Premier Fish got its start in 1995 as a local retailer of fresh and frozen seafood and game. It primarily sources product caught off the coast of Dorset and Hampshire, including crab, lobster, plaice, Dover… Read More
High Liner Foods, a Canadian seafood processor, plans to shut down its value-added fish operation in New Bedford, Mass. by the end of 2016.
The company made the announcement in its 2015 fourth quarter results report. In a press release, the Lunenburg, Nova Scotia-based company said the New Bedford plant was the company’s most underutilized manufacturing facility with annual production of approximately 40 million pounds. In its announcement,… Read More
Andrew Marshall, an executive at a Massachusetts seafood supplier, has been named to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Highly Migratory Species advisory panel.
Marshall, the national accounts manager at The Town Dock, based in Rhode Island, has already begun serving his three-year term on the panel, a consultative body for NOAA Fisheries’ decisions on fishery management plans for Atlantic tuna, swordfish, billfish and… Read More