Editorial commentaries on the domestic and global seafood industry.
Mike Velings is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Aqua-Spark, which was founded in 2014 as the first investment fund dedicated to sustainable aquaculture. Investments made by Aqua-Spark include the Netherlands-based firm and insect farmer Protix, and XpertSea, a Canadian company that has developed a machine that accurately counts and sizes early-stage aquatic organisms such as shrimp larvae and live feed. In addition to a commitment to… Read More
Seafood and wine retail merchandising, menu specials, and distributors featuring local seafood are among the top promotions running during National Seafood Month in the United States in October.
Alaska seafood is being featured in a national co-op promotion with Kona beer and Villa Maria, a SMWE portfolio wine, at several supermarket chains, according to Victoria Parr, domestic marketing director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute… Read More
Congressional Seafood Company, which already sells invasive blue catfish to Whole Foods Market and other major buyers, is aiming to significantly grow sales of the fish in the state of Maryland.
Around four years ago, Jessup, Maryland-based Congressional began selling blue catfish, an invasive species in the Chesapeake Bay, the Potomac River, and other waterways. Blue catfish feeds on many native species, including blue crabs, rockfish, and… Read More
SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Company has launched a new frozen snack range targeting health- and convenience-focused customers.
The St. Simons Island, Georgia, U.S.A.-based supplier’s SeaPak On-the-Go Shrimp include shrimp and a dipping sauce and are now being sold at select Walmart and Kroger stores in the United States.
“Featuring a powerful punch of protein along with authentic shrimp cocktail experience, this menu favorite… Read More
A warming climate has opened up a new shipping passage that may allow Russian seafood companies to bypass a national rail transportation system overwhelmed by high cargo volumes and quarrels over pricing.
Systemic problems in Russia’s rail system and its ability to transport the country’s domestically-caught seafood over the vast distances between the Far East to the country’s metropolitan areas are leading Russians to explore… Read More
Japan and Peru, two of the world’s biggest players when it comes to seafood, are hoping to crack down on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in their exclusive economic zones through increased use of cutting-edge technology.
A key player in both countries’ efforts is the Global Fishing Watch, an international nonprofit organization with the goal of “advancing sustainability of the oceans through increased… Read More
An executive with a Chinese seafood conglomerate has accused U.S. lobster companies of dumping their products on other Asian markets at steep discounts.
Jack Liu, the Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada-based, North American president of Chinese seafood company Zoneco, which owns the lobster-focused Capital Seafood, told the Canadian Broadcasting Company the dumping was a response to newly-imposed tariffs closing off the Chinese market to U.S.… Read More
Welcome to Part 2 of this year’s SeafoodSource Top 25 North American Seafood Suppliers list, featuring the top 10 seafood suppliers in North America, as ranked by SeafoodSource. Part 1, featuring the 25th- through 11th-ranked suppliers, was published on Monday, 24 September, 2018.
If 2017 was the year of the upstart, 2018 was the year of the status quo.
For all the change that has come to the world since the inauguration of U.S. President… Read More
The New England Fisheries Management Council voted on 25 September to make two changes to the management of the herring fishery that, if eventually implemented, would cause large changes to it and other fisheries in the region.
The change, known as Amendment 8, has been in the works by the NEFMC for several years, and creates a long-term biological catch control rule for Atlantic herring fishery that accounts for the fish’s role in… Read More
A study into the wild Atlantic salmon population of Canada’s Inner Bay of Fundy is raising alarm among conservationists concerned about the impact the local aquaculture industry may be having on the species.
A newly released study that reviewed data collected over the past 15 years found a breed of hybrid salmon have taken root in the waters of the Inner Bay of Fundy.
The study was a review of the Science Associated with the… Read More