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The National Fisheries Institute's Global Seafood Marketing Conference 2018 is underway in Miami, Florida from 23 to 25 January, and SeafoodSource editors are there to bring you all the latest news on the scene. Check back on this page periodically for all your GSMC 2018 updates.

Published on
February 7, 2018

Going out to eat for younger consumer groups is all about experience, adventure, and togetherness. That’s what panelists at the 2018 Global Seafood Market Conference, hosted by the National Fisheries Institute, discovered when parsing out the preferences fueling the latest small-plate craze dominating foodservice.

Sharing is caring, particularly for millennials, who yearn for social dining experiences that go beyond just eating alongside

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Cliff White

Published on
January 26, 2018

In terms of both production and consumption, Asia is now dictating the terms of the global shrimp trade, a panel of industry experts said at the 2018 Global Seafood Marketing Conference in Miami, Florida.

On the production side, Indonesia and Vietnam have posted solid, steady growth, Thailand is recovering well after EMS devastated its production, and India is expected to grow its shrimp aquaculture output by 10 percent in 2018. Those four

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Cliff White

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January 26, 2018

A dinner hosted to benefit the Seafood Industry Research Fund focused on the organization’s work to combat child labor and trafficking in Ghana.

The SIRF Soirée took place in conjunction with the National Fisheries Institute’s Global Seafood Market Conference taking place 22 to 25 January in Miami, Florida. The dinner served to recognize SIRF’s work and raise funds for the newly established Mike Gorton Living Tribute

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January 26, 2018

There is nothing more American than apple pie – except perhaps chicken, arguably the country’s greatest protein success story so far, according to a protein research firm analyst who spoke on Monday, 23 January, at the opening plenary of the National Fisheries Institute’s Global Seafood Market Conference.

The analyst didn't mince words when describing the poultry industry’s deft climb to the center of Americans’

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January 26, 2018

Wild clam suppliers have faced a series of difficulties over the years, ranging from an aging fleet to troublesome weather patterns. However, things are looking up heading into 2018, according to a panel presenting at the National Fisheries Institute’s Global Seafood Market Conference (GSMC) in Miami, Florida this week. 

“Weather patterns due to climate change and a very active hurricane season in the Atlantic prevented

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Cliff White

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January 25, 2018

The exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union – colloquially known as Brexit – doesn’t pose a major threat to American exporters, and it could provide some upside, according to Rabobank Global Seafood Industry Senior Industry Analyst Gorjan Nikolik.

Speaking at the 2018 Global Seafood Marketing Conference on Wednesday, 24 January, Nikolik laid out the three most probable scenarios facing Great Britain in its move away

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January 25, 2018

Pricing for shellfish in 2017 continued trending strongly as retail sales volumes and market shares remained steady, according to the shellfish panel at the 2018 National Fisheries Institute’s Global Seafood Marketing Conference in Miami, Florida.

One major exception was lobster. Overall, lobster meat prices fell sharply last year, even with less supply, and live lobster prices weakened during the latter half of 2017 and were not

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Cliff White

Published on
January 25, 2018

Supply and pricing stability has spelled success for many species categorized under the premium whitefish label, a panel at the 2018 Global Seafood Marketing Conference reported on Wednesday, 24 January. 

Reports given on snapper, swordfish, sablefish, grouper, and halibut were short and positive, with industry professionals familiar with the markets for those species saying catches had been steady and pricing had not fluctuated

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Cliff White

Published on
January 25, 2018

American fishing vessels are catching almost 20 million pounds of monkfish annually. Yet Americans are eating only around 20,000 pounds of it per year. 

Creating new markets and growing existing ones for emerging and underutilized species – like monkfish, croaker, walleye, Pacific rockfish, orange roughy, barramundi, yellowtail, and rainbow trout – was the central topic of a new panel at this year’s Global Seafood

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January 24, 2018

This week, the National Fisheries Institute brings its annual Global Seafood Market Conference (GSMC) back to Miami, Florida, to brief industry professionals on the economic, social, and demographic trends affecting international seafood markets heading into 2018. SeafoodSource editors will be on-site at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel from 23 to 26 January, bringing you the latest updates and insights to emerge from the event. 

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