The National Fisheries Institute's Global Seafood Marketing Conference 2019 will be underway in San Diego, California from 15 to 17 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 2019 updates.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch's released new precommendations for several species on Monday, 14 January, and an upgrade in the rating of two Sri Lankan crab fisheries are cause for celebration for the National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council, local producer Taprobane Seafoods, and the fishery improvement projects that have worked to improve the sustainability of the regional crab fishing sector.
The blue swimming crab… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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’… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More