Jagdish Kumar

Reporting from Mumbai, India

Jagdish Kumar is a Mumbai, India-based journalist covering the Indian seafood sector, with a focus on aquaculture. Kumar has a master’s degree in journalism from Marudai Kamaraj University and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Amity University. He has covered the agriculture sector in India for four years for various international publications.

Bakkafrost confirms ISA at salmon farming site

The suspected presence of pathogenic infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) virus at the farming site A-73 Hvannasund Nordur operated by Faroese Atlantic salmon producer Bakkafrost Group has now been confirmed.

Site A-73 Hvannasund Nordur has been under increas… Read More

Seafood Expo North America a hit, thanks to salmon ice cream and other tasty treats

With a plethora of scrumptious seafood samples in my belly after Seafood Expo North America which took place in Boston, Massachusetts from 19 to 21 March, I am fondly recalling some of the most flavorful - and successful - products at the show.

Undeniably… Read More

Maine officials, lobster industry fret over Canada-EU trade deal

Maine Governor Paul LePage has called for a challenge to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) trade deal between the European Union and Canada, which he said will create a competitive trade disadvantage for lobster and other seafood expor… Read More

Retailers predict buoyant seafood sales this year

A new survey by U.S. magazine Progressive Grocer, shows more than half of American retailers in a buoyant mood, with 55.8 percent predicting an upturn in seafood sales this year. A further 40.4 percent believe sales will remain at the same level as 2016.… Read More

Aquaculture feed database to aid shift away from fishmeal and fish oil

A database of aquaculture feed formulas and fish nutrient requirements could help feed manufacturers as they shift away from feeds made of fishmeal and fish oil.

And that database, called the International Aquaculture Feed Formulation Database, is broade… Read More