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Editorial commentaries on the domestic and global seafood industry.

Published on
July 24, 2018

Russia is now in the midst of a grand restructuring of its seafood sector. From massive investments in infrastructure to overhauling fisheries laws to efforts to boost domestic and overseas markets for its products, Russia’s government is pouring resources into reviving and invigorating all aspects of its fisheries economy. SeafoodSource has undertaken an in-depth, two-part investigation of Russia’s efforts. Part one of this

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Published on
July 23, 2018

Russia is now in the midst of a grand restructuring of its seafood sector. From massive investments in infrastructure to overhauling fisheries laws to efforts to boost domestic and overseas markets for its products, Russia’s government is pouring resources into reviving and invigorating all aspects of its fisheries economy. SeafoodSource has undertaken an in-depth, two-part investigation of Russia’s efforts. Part two of this series

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By

Cliff White

Published on
July 20, 2018

The global aquaculture market is experiencing robust growth, which is likely to accelerate through the year 2022, according to a report from the market research firm Technavio.

The report, “Global Aquaculture Market 2018-2022,” presents an analysis of the global aquaculture market based on end-users (commercial and residential); by product (freshwater fish, crustacean, mollusks, diadromous fish, and others); by environment

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Jewel Fraser

Published on
July 19, 2018

Guyana, long the poor cousin of the Caribbean region, with a human development index only slightly better than Haiti's, is turning a new chapter in its economic fortunes, and fisheries are playing a significant role.

Though the recent discovery of significant oil and gas deposits in Guyana's waters has attracted much international press, less notice has been taken of Guyana's burgeoning seafood sector, which development agencies have credited

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
July 18, 2018

Finance can “drive change on the water,” according to Neil Sims at Kampachi Worldwide Holdings. But for aquaculture projects, it’s still hard to come by. 

Speaking at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona, Spain in June, Sims told the story of his company. He said it took 10 years to raise enough funds to initiate his marine aquaculture project in Hawaii. There was a temptation to put one pen out while he raised the rest

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
July 17, 2018

The trade war of China and the United States finally exploded on 6 July, when the United States imposed a 25 percent tariff on USD 34 billion (EUR 29 billion) of Chinese exports and China retaliated back with the same tariff rate on the same amount of U.S. imports. 

The stakes were amplified on 11 July when the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump announced tariffs of 10 percent on USD 200 billion (EUR 170 billion) of food

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
July 16, 2018

The World Bank Report “FISH TO 2030 Prospects for Fisheries and Aquaculture” demonstrates a need for 78.6 million MT of aquaculture production in 2020 and 93.6 million MT in 2030. With current production of around 76.6 million MT worldwide, the increase will provide a challenge for feed companies if they are to fulfill sustainability commitments.

Cargill Aqua Nutrition sustainability manager Dave Robb believes his company can be a

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Christine Blank

Published on
July 13, 2018

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) recently hired Stephen Gerike as its new United States foodservice national accounts representative. Jann Dickerson previously held the position, but she recently left ASMI to pursue other opportunities, according to the organization.

Gerike, a former executive chef and a 25-year veteran of the food industry, will lead efforts to partner with foodservice operators to reach seafood

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Chris Loew

Published on
July 12, 2018

Two Croatian entrepreneurs, in coordination with the University of Dubrovnik, are planning to open that county’s first hatchery for European flat oysters.

European flat oysters (Ostrea edulis) are considered a delicacy, with a distinctive, slightly metallic taste. But they are rare, primarily due to their susceptibility to disease – particularly, infections from the parasite Bonamia ostrea, which affects the oysters’ digestion

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Allan Lynch

Published on
July 11, 2018

A newly released, 11-year study into the impact of a fish farm in Port Mouton Bay could change how environmental assessments are done for new aquaculture sites, and may cause pen size and location to be re-considered for existing sites.

In 1995 a fish farm was approved for Port Mouton Bay, a small community with a big bay on Nova Scotia’s South Shore (Atlantic Coast). After the farm went into operation residents noticed changes in

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