Editorial commentaries on the domestic and global seafood industry.
Vietnam's seafood exporters are hoping the free trade agreement it is finalizing with the European Union will help it strongly boost seafood shipments to the bloc and help the country's products become more competitive there.
On 17 October, the European Commission agreed to submit the E.U.-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) to the European Council. Its approval is slated for the year-end, which will then result in the deal moving to the… Read More
IFFO, the international marine ingredients trade group, hosted discussions tackling several thorny issues facing the fishmeal and fish oil sector at the organization’s annual conference in Rome, Italy in October.
More than 440 people from 45 countries attended three days of presentations, many focused on the important contribution of marine ingredients to animal and human health, but with some delving into problems facing the industry,… Read More
A group of U.S.-based shrimp importers are considering the creation of a farmed shrimp marketing board, spurred in part by a lack of timely data on shrimp sales, as well as harmful volatility in the market.
During the recent GOAL 2018 conference in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Global Aquaculture Alliance executives and a number of executives representing shrimp importers and shrimp industry professionals met to discuss the possible formation of a shrimp… Read More
The fourth Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Symposium will be held at Iino Hall and Conference Center on 1 November. Started in 2015, the annual event hosted by Seafood Legacy and Nikkei Ecology – a monthly publication of Nikkei Business Publications – brings together business leaders throughout Japan to discuss issues surrounding smarter management of global fisheries resources. The all-day program will feature a wide range of speakers and… Read More
Production of vannamei shrimp is estimated to reach around five million metric tons in 2019 – with a turnover of EUR 100 billion (USD 115 billion) according to the Food and Agriculture Organization – and growth of the industry is set to continue.
With a current average production capacity of around 1,500 kilos per hectare, the challenge is to optimize growth through more effective use of technology.
Spanish company Marine… Read More
Numerous studies have shown that eating seafood is good for human health, but Professor Baukje de Roos, deputy director of the Rowett Institute at Scotland’s University of Aberdeen and an internationally recognized nutrition scientist, believes that shellfish are some of the most important contributors of essential nutrients and should be given a great place in the diet.
Professor de Roos, who is currently researching the effects of… Read More
As social responsibility moves into a more central role in the seafood sustainability paradigm, many suppliers and distributors are stepping up to pledge allegiance to the cause, according to Oakland, California-based certifier Fair Trade USA.
Perhaps best known for its work with the coffee industry, Fair Trade USA has developed a leading market-based model for sustainable production, trade, and consumption, applicable to several… Read More
With concerns growing over a likely bait shortage in the lobster industry in Maine and Canada due to a drastic cut in the upcoming season's herring quota, Nova Scotia resident Patrick Swim has a possible solution. Swim thinks he can solve the bait shortage by harvesting an invasive species.
Silver carp is one of the four species of the invasive Asian carp (silver, bighead, grass, and black) that have placed the Great Lakes water system at… Read More
Having purchased the assets of TerraVia in September 2017, Corbion is seeking to leverage the algae platform to develop an innovative new algae-based shrimp feed additive in Asia, according to company executives.
Jill Kauffman Johnson, Corbion’s head of global market development for algae ingredients, told SeafoodSource Corbion’s takeover had been a net positive AlgaPrime DHA, the long-chain omega-3-rich aquaculture… Read More
Amazon remains the largest player in sales of online groceries in the United States, but some experts are predicting Walmart will grab a much larger share of the market in the near future and may even surpass Amazon in coming years.
Walmart has been experiencing much larger sales volumes through its online channels in the past year. With its 2016 purchase of Jet.com and evidence its e-commerce channels are picking up momentum - sales… Read More