Commentary

Editorial commentaries on the domestic and global seafood industry.

Published on
December 15, 2017

The Nature Conservancy's Natalie Miaoulis has been working in the Bahamas,resilience of that country's fisheries. The Bahamas is among the top three seafood producing countries in the Caribbean, behind Suriname and Guyana. SeafoodSource asked her about her work in the Bahamas with a special focus on the Bahamas' spiny lobster fishery.

SeafoodSource: Can you describe your role with the Nature Conservancy in the Bahamas?

Miaoulis: I began work… Read More

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
December 14, 2017

UK seafood industry launches ambitious 2040 vision

The English seafood supply chain has just launched a strategy framework, setting out a vision for the development of a thriving and sustainable seafood industry over the next few decades.

Seafood 2040 (SF2040) is the first document that encompasses all seafood sectors in a road map. It sets out the current state of the industry and the scope of ambition, together with a gap analysis and 25 recomm… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
December 13, 2017

Leading U.S. seafood suppliers are inspiring shoppers to purchase their products this holiday season via recipes and online promotions.

SeaPak, a Georgia-based producer of value-added shrimp products, is primarily focusing on promoting its Butterfly Shrimp (the top-selling frozen butterfly shrimp in the U.S., according to SeaPak), through the holidays. The company’s current marketing campaign shows customers how they can use the shrimp as p… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
December 12, 2017

On the eve of an important gathering of world trade ministers, Chinese fishery officials have made a concession by publishing a document that promises to limit the country’s international fishing fleet to its 2016 level. 

This came in a briefing at the Ministry of Agriculture in Beijing, which oversees fisheries, on the newly released 13th Five-Year Plan of Distant Water Fishing Development.

The timing of the briefing appears to be par… Read More

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
December 11, 2017

Tis’ the season for gift giving, and once again SeafoodSource has you covered with its annual Gift Guide of seafood-themed gadgets and goods sure to please any industry fan on your list. Take a look at the 10 newly-selected seafood gift ideas for 2017 via the graphic below, and be sure to access in-depth product descriptions for each item underneath the break. 

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Christine Blank

Published on
December 8, 2017

U.S. fresh and frozen seafood supplier Lund’s Fisheries is planning to significantly expand its value-added offerings to restaurants and retailers.

The Cape May, New Jersey-based company, which has primarily focused on processing squid and finfish caught off the East Coast of the U.S., will now offer more value-added calamari and sea scallop products.

The supplier’s products are currently sold to restaurant companies, as well as to Gi… Read More

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
December 7, 2017

A new online interactive tool launched Wednesday, 6 December will help fishermen from the European Union meet the requirements of the E.U.’s landing obligation, which was introduced under the reformed Common Fisheries Policy. 

The landing obligation is gradually being phased in across regulated commercial species, and by 2019 will require all catches onboard to be landed and counted against quota. It is seen as a vital measure in … Read More

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Jagdish Kumar

Published on
December 6, 2017

The six-day 7th General Assembly of World Forum of Fisher Peoples took place 15 to 21 November in New Delhi, India, with delegates strongly pushing for broader implementation of Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) guidelines.

The SSF Guidelines were signed by member-countries of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in June 2014. They take a human rights-based approach to fisheries regulation and are meant to be folded into na… Read More

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Allan Lynch

Published on
December 5, 2017

Energy conservation, collaboration, sustainability, and opportunity were the main themes expressed at the World Ocean Council’s fifth Sustainable Ocean Summit held in Halifax from 29 November to 1 December 1.

Leaders from the shipping, energy, and fishing sectors participating in the Ocean Executive Forum laid out a positive, rich, and vital future for ocean industries, provided research and development is properly funded and adopted.… Read More

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Chris Loew

Published on
December 4, 2017

Impact investing—investing for social and environmental benefit along with profit—is increasingly playing a leading role in addressing problems plaguing the marine environment.

The movement seeks to fund efforts by improving fisheries management, gathering reliable data, controlling overfishing, and reducing bycatch and waste, all while protecting artisanal fishers from losing their livelihoods. 

Projects aimed at these goals ha… Read More