Starkist has followed through on its pledge to appeal a decision made in the class-action civil lawsuit filed against it for its role in fixing the prices of canned tuna sold in the United States between 2011 and 2013.
On Monday, 8 August, 2022, Starkist filed a petition at the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to strike down a decision made by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California, U.S.A., which ruled in a 9-2… Read More
When the United States lifted its import ban on Mexican wild-caught shrimp in October 2021, the industry hailed the move as a victory for efforts to implement sustainability-oriented practices mandated by the U.S. government as part of its enforcement of the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act.
But for Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Senior Improvements and Strategy Manager Megan Westmeyer, who leads SFP’s efforts to… Read More
Set-net fishermen in Cook Inlet, Alaska, U.S.A. have sued after having their season cut short.
The lawsuit, filed in mid-July by the Cook Inlet Fishermen's Fund against the state of Alaska, came after the set-net fishery was ordered to close on 17 July, 2022, due to concerns over their catch of king salmon in the Kenai and Kasilof rivers, according to Alaska Public Media.
King salmon escapement in both rivers has been extremely… Read More
Mowi Canada East is experiencing a suspected infectious salmon anemia virus outbreak at its Little Burdock Cove in Newfoundland.
In a 30 July announcement, the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Fisheries, Forestry, and Agriculture’s aquatic animal health surveillance program said the ISA detection came from one test within one net-pen at the farm, and has not yet been confirmed.
The net-pen, which contains an estimated 22,891 fish… Read More
Bryne, Norway-based Hima Seafood will receive around GBP 40 million (USD 48.6 million, EUR 47.8 million) over the next three to four years for its planned land-based trout-farming project in Rjukan, Norway.
Hima’s recirculating aquaculture system farm is expected to begin operations in 2024 and come fully online in 2025, with an expected annual production of 8,000 metric tons of trout annually. The company is touting its trout as a premium… Read More
Washington, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.-based Western Edge Seafood has expanded its retail presence by opening a fourth retail location in its home state.
The importer and seafood supplier, which primarily supplies foodservice and retail businesses in the United States, set up its own retail operation during the COVID-19 pandemic, starting with a “mobile seafood outlet” – a truck selling frozen seafood direct to consumers – and… Read More
Elverta, California, U.S.A.-based Sterling Caviar has won two major awards from the Specialty Food Association.
The company’s Sterling Caviar Royal Grade product won the SFA’s 2022 Sofi Awards Product of the Year and the Sofi Gold Award in the Seafood Category.
"This is a true testament to the commitment and pride our entire staff have in producing a quality product,” Sterling Caviar General Manager and COO Myra Tallerico said… Read More
Reston, Virginia, U.S.A.-based Starkist has had its request to exclude its private-label sales from a lawsuit filed by customers alleging price-fixing denied.
A 25 July decision from Dana M. Sabraw, the chief justice of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, denied Starkist’s request to separate its private-label sales of canned tuna from a class-action lawsuit brought against it by its customers, alleging it… Read More
On Thursday, 28 June, Nicole Condon was named Marine Stewardship Council’s U.S. program director, replacing Eric Critchlow, who is retiring after a 48-year career in the seafood industry. Condon, who will begin in her new role 1 August, will oversee MSC’s fisheries, commercial, marketing, and communications strategies in the United States.
Condon joined MSC in 2018 as a senior commercial manager, overseeing engagement with… Read More
On the back of doubled profits in 2021, Akureyri, Iceland-based vertically integrated seafood firm Samherji is planning a EUR 400 million (USD 405 million) in expanding its aquaculture operations.
The revelation was made at the company’s 2022 annual general meeting on 22 July, where it announced total annual sales of EUR 357.7 million (USD 362.9 million), operating income of EUR 377.5 million (USD 383.2 million), net profit of EUR… Read More