Top 10 SeafoodSource stories of 2017
The seafood news cycle for 2017 was full of innovation and intrigue starting from day one.
Within the first month of the year, the United States ushered in a new president, Donald Trump, who quickly got to work revamping his country’s approach to global trade. Mere days after being sworn into office, Trump oversaw the withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), eliciting an array of responses from the seafood industry worldwide. And that was only the beginning.
By the end of 2017, several game-changing mergers and acquisitions had transpired, including e-commerce giant Amazon.com’s purchase of grocery chain Whole Foods Market, and Hilton Food Group’s purchase of Icelandic Seachill for GBP 80.8 million (USD 106.4 million, EUR 90.4 million) in October.
All the while, China’s seafood market continued to expand; the meal kit craze grew even more frenzied; and the debate over quotas for Atlantic bluefin tuna came to a controversial conclusion.
Needless to say, 2017 was a dynamic year full of gripping headlines, the most popular of which have been compiled here. Click through below to take a look back at the news items that garnered the most interest from seafood industry professionals in 2017: