Seafood Expo Global

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Brussels, Belgium

April 24, 2018 - April 26, 2018

The Global Seafood Marketplace 

Attendees access new products in fresh, canned, frozen, and value-added seafood, as well as storage, processing, and handling equipment.

Exhibitors put their products in front of thousand of top buyers, distributors and importers from more than 150 countries around the world.

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Published on
May 10, 2018

Open Blue Cobia recorded a strong showing at the 2018 Seafood Expo Global event with the launch of a new range of frozen cobia products and its capture of a Seafood Excellence Global Award.

The 2018 Seafood Excellence Global special prize for convenience was awarded to Open Blue for its frozen, individually vacuum-packed, sashimi-grade cobia fillet. A panel of retail and foodservice seafood buyers and industry experts selected Open Blue as the wi… Read More

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Christine Blank

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April 26, 2018

San Diego, California, U.S.A.-based AFT Holdings said it will withdraw its direct investment in the U.S.-flagged fleet of ocean-going tuna seiners this year, citing punitive government regulations.

AFT Holdings is the largest shareholder of The Global Companies, which operates the South Pacific Tuna Corporation. The corporation currently owns and operates 12 vessels in the Pacific tuna fishery,  which collectively have an annual harvest of a… Read More

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Chris Chase

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April 26, 2018

A panel of key industry members, NGOs, and Marine Stewardship Council officials met on 25 April to discuss what the future has in store for the MSC. 

MSC CEO Rupert Howes was on hand to discuss the future of the program and the challenges it will need to face – and is already facing – after over 20 years of existence. Key to the discussion was the United Nation’s framework known as Sustainable Development Goals, and how MSC… Read More

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Chris Chase

Published on
April 26, 2018

Government officials and nonprofit leaders from Argentina gave a review of their ongoing fisheries improvement project at Seafood Expo Global 2018, and announced that they hope to pursue Marine Stewardship Council certification for Argentine red shrimp by the end of 2019. 

Fished by both near-shore and off-shore vessels, landings of Argentine red shrimp have been steadily increasing over the past several years. The 2017 catch was among … Read More

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Chris Chase

Published on
April 26, 2018

GlobalG.A.P., a certification program that ensures sustainability in the entire supply chain of aquaculture projects, announced at Seafood Expo Global 2018 that it has created a non-genetically modified add-on in collaboration with VLOG e.v.

The new add-on is designed to allow producers that already meet GlobalG.A.P. standards to more quickly get the “VLOG seal,” which signifies that the producer has been certified as not using any ge… Read More

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 26, 2018

The 42 Scottish seafood companies exhibiting at this year’s Seafood Expo Global event in Brussels, Belgium from 24 to 26 April are hoping to build upon the rapid growth seen in previous years for the country’s delegation. Ultimately, the collective is looking to surpass the estimated GBP 33 million (USD 46 million, EUR 37 million) made in deals at last year's global expo, and broaden the reach of Scottish exports around the world, it … Read More

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
April 26, 2018

One of China’s two leading online retailers, JD.com, has committed itself to selling Best Aquaculture Practises (BAP) certified product in a potentially significant move that could have a big impact on sustainability given China’s growing online sales of seafood. 

With JD.com racing to lock down new supply for China’s growing seafood demand, the company has committed to having 50 percent of the farmed seafood sold on its si… Read More

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 25, 2018

The Global Aquaculture Alliance facilitated the official launch of a new, independent not-for-profit organization, Global Seafood Assurances (GSA), on Wednesday, 25 April, during Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium. The new venture will address marketplace expectations for assurance involving environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, and animal welfare for both farmed and wild-caught seafood. 

Assurances that fal… Read More

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 25, 2018

The International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF)has  welcomed major tuna supplier and tuna brand developer Tri Marine as one of its newest supply chain members, the non-profit association announced on 22 April.  

The privately-owned Tri Marine, which got its start as a business back in 1972 in Singapore, has grown into one of the largest tuna supply companies in the world, and is “recognized as a leader in sustainable and s… Read More

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
April 25, 2018

The recent clampdown on salmon smuggling in China has given renewed confidence to a Shandong-based seafood firm, which is farming salmon locally. 

Shandong Oriental Ocean has organized a media tour to showcase its land based salmon production facilities in Yantai, a major seafood processing hub on China’s eastern coast. 

The firm is aiming for 1,000 metric tons (MT) per year of production – nearly double its current output &… Read More