Chinese conglomerate Nisun International Enterprise Development Group Co. has announced an expansion into the seafood industry.
The Wenzhou, China-based provider of integration solutions for the technology, industry, and finance sectors, announced on 7 April, 2023, its affiliate, Fanlunke Supply Chain Management (Shanghai) Co. has entered into an agricultural trade management services agreement with Shenzhen Gongsheng Grain, Oil, and Food Import… Read More
Bangkok, Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Foods celebrated the grand opening of Homegrown Shrimp USA, a recirculating aquaculture system shrimp farm in Indiantown, Florida, U.S.A., on 30 March, 2023.
Homgrown Shrimp’s 80,000-square-foot indoor facility is equipped with 40 circular production tanks and eight tanks to recycle water and collect solid wastes, as well as a state-of-the-art water recirculation system, giving it full control of… Read More
The Pacific Fishery Management Council voted on Thursday, 8 April to recommend the closure of the 2023 commercial chinook salmon fishery from the northern coast of the U.S. state of Oregon to the Mexico border.
The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service is likely to accept the recommendation, which will go into effect prior to the season’s start in mid-May, according to a statement issued by the California Department of Fish and… Read More
A 200-foot railway at the center of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection investigation into alleged avoidance of the Jones Act by two American Seafoods subsidiaries has been dismantled, according to The Drive.
Satellite images from November 2022 provided by Planet Labs appear to reveal the Bayside Canadian Railway no longer exists at the port facility in Bayside, New Brunswick, Canada.
In August 2021, CBP began issuing fines against… Read More
Global warming has swollen salmon runs in Bristol Bay, Alaska, U.S.A., with record-breaking harvests in recent years.
Bristol Bay’s salmon runs will likely remain robust as Alaskan waters get hotter, according to University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Professor Daniel Schindler.
“Unlike most stories about climate change that we hear across the world, Bristol Bay has actually benefited from climate warming so… Read More
Homer, Alaska, U.S.A.-based online seafood retailer Wild Alaskan Company acquired Home Port Seafoods on Monday, 3 April.
Home Port, based in Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A., was founded in 1992 by Glen “Benny” Bischus and Jeanne Bischus. Their daughter, Christie Benson, has served as the company’s vice president since the late 1990s and has overseen day-to-day operations with the company since the mid-2000s. Post-acquisition,… Read More
Global fishmeal production was up 55 percent in the first two months of 2023 compared to the same period of 2022, according to IFFO, the international trade body that represents the marine ingredients industry.
A late start to the second anchoveta-fishing season in the north-central area of Peru resulted in more raw material being available to fishmeal producers in early part of 2023, IFFO said. Peru’s second fishing season closed 5… Read More
Former employees of Eastern Fisheries protested the loss of their jobs on Monday, 3 April, outside the company’s seafood-processing facility in New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Of the 110 employees affected by Eastern Fisheries’ shift to bring its employees in-house – original media reports incorrectly put the total at around 200 – just five have reapplied and been hired by the company, despite its offer to rehire all… Read More
New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based East Coast Seafood and Saint John’s, Newfoundland, Canada-based Whitecap International Seafood have formed a marketing partnership with the goal of developing innovative products for sale in North America.
The alliance grew out of a complementary overlap of the companies’ priorities and a shared desire to expand their value-added seafood offerings, according to East Coast Seafood CEO Bob… Read More
Dungeness crab landings on the U.S. West Coast have been up thus far in the season, but prices are down and fishers in the state of California are facing an abbreviated season.
On 30 March, 2023, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham announced the 15 April closure of numerous Dungeness crab fishing zones.
“This season closure is being implemented to minimize entanglement risk for humpback whales as… Read More