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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.

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January 24, 2018

At last year’s Global Seafood Marketing Conference, many of the experts who discussed pangasius predicted the United States would import less pangasius. But few foresaw stable prices or the emergence of China as an eager recipient of all the pangasius that the U.S. didn’t want.

After a protracted political debate, in August 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) began inspecting all

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January 23, 2018

Amidst stagnant U.S. per capita consumption of seafood stretching back more than 20 years, seafood companies searching for a way to boost sales got some tips from two specialists in retail and foodservice trends. 

Speaking at the 2018 Global Seafood Marketing Conference in Miami, Florida, Mike Seidel of Performance Foodservice and Tim Fires of The NPD Group said the preferences of U.S. consumers were shifting in ways that could favor

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Madelyn Kearns

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January 23, 2018

Bad news can be hard to shake, a truth that most tilapia suppliers within the United States have come to know all too well.  

A panel discussion surrounding value finfish that took place during the National Fisheries Institute’s 2018 Global Seafood Market Conference (GSMC) in Miami, Florida, on Monday, 23 January, touched upon the trials and tribulations tilapia has faced over recent years in the arena of U.S. consumer

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January 23, 2018

Whether its as high-grade surimi in Asia, as a substitute for cod in Europe, or as deep-skinned, breaded product in the United States, demand for pollock is rising globally, according to Rasmus Soerensen, the executive vice president of global sales and marketing for American Seafoods.

Speaking at the 2018 Global Seafood Marketing Conference in Miami, Florida, Soerensen said pollock production has been “surprisingly stable,” with the

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Madelyn Kearns

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Protein is powerful stuff.

It fuels muscle growth and promotes a lean, healthy lifestyle, but protein packs perhaps an even bigger punch these days when it comes to attracting modern consumers, according to American Seafoods’ Ron Rogness.

“There’s a health halo that surrounds protein,” Rogness said - and industries of all kinds are taking notice. 

Speaking in Miami, Florida this week during the National

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