Leslie Hushka was hired as Bumble Bee Seafood Company’s senior vice president of global corporate and social responsibility in February 2021. Hushka, who formerly worked as senior sustainability advisor at ExxonMobil for 23 years in research, government affairs, and sustainability positions. Hushka has been given responsibility for overseeing Bumble Bee’s commitment over the next five years to sustainability efforts focused… Read More
The European Union has not issued any public comment regarding its antitrust investigation into Norwegian salmon farmers for more than a year, but on 13 July, it made clear its inquiry is still active.
In a brief filed in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida, the European Commission contended that a class-action suit filed on behalf of U.S. purchasers of Norwegian farmed salmon in 2019 is interfering with its… Read More
Some of the biggest names in the global squid sector have joined forces to fight for the elimination of products sourced from illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing from entering the market.
The newly formed Squid IUU Prevention Working Group was formed by companies including Spain’s Congalsa, WOFCO, and Grupo Alfrio; Australia’s Bidfood; the U.K.’s Sea Farms Ltd.; Canada’s Export Packers; and U.S. firms… Read More
Grupo Ersil has signed a deal to become the exclusive agent for a premium brand of net-washing robots in Chile.
Puerto Montt, Chile-based Grupo Ersil was founded in 2009 as a service provider to the country’s salmon-farming industry. It has a focus on providing “quality and innovative products,” and has “established relationships with all the major players in the Chilean fish farmer sector,” according to a press… Read More
Chris Lischewski will remain in prison, serving a 40-month sentence for fixing the prices of canned tuna sold in the U.S. between 2011 and 2013, after an appeal of his conviction was denied.
A three-judge panel from the U.S. Nine Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in its decision that “Lischewski’s challenge would fail… Read More
Bergen, Norway-headquartered Mowi, which is responsible for 20 percent of global farmed salmon production, has announced that it has entered into a term sheet to refinance its existing bank facility ...
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Scottish Sea Farms has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire Grieg Seafood Hjaltland UK for GBP 164 million (USD 226.9 million, EUR 191.2 million).
Grieg Seafood Hjaltland UK consists of Grieg’s Shetland operations, which include a freshwater hatchery, 21 sea-water net-pen Atlantic salmon farms, and a processing facility that recorded 16,000 metric tons (MT) of head-on gutted production of Atlantic salmon in 2020.
The purchase is… Read More