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Published on
September 22, 2017

Compañía Pesquera Camanchaca plans to take its Chilean salmon subsidiary, Salmones Camanchaca, public by the end of the year. 

Its initial public offering will be made on the Oslo Stock Exchange in Oslo, Norway, the “largest seafood capital market in the world,” Camanchaca said in a statement.

In addition, the Chilean salmon supplier received USD 165 million (EUR 138 million) in financing for expansion plans. Along … Read More

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Ben Fisher

Published on
September 22, 2017
Coast Seafoods

After many months of negotiations, a California Coastal Commission decision will allow Coast Seafoods, the largest producer of shellfish in California, to continue shellfish farming in Humboldt Bay through 2025. 

The company is based in Eureka, California, and is one of the largest harvesters of clams and oysters in the United States. Initially, the company had lobbied to expand its operation by 260 acres, but that proposal was denied in Jun… Read More

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
September 22, 2017
IFFO

Antibiotic resistance in fish farms is passed on from fishmeal, claims an article in the 7 September, 2017 edition of The Economist. 

The article reports on a paper published in “Environmental Science and Technology,” which finds that the benthic sediment below fish farms harbors antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 

Antibiotics may be used to prevent or cure disease in fish, but a group of scientists, led by Jing Wang of Dalian U… Read More

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Chris Loew

Published on
September 22, 2017

About half of scientific papers related to genome editing are from the United States, followed by China and the European Union, while Japan trails at fourth, according to a Nikkei Shimbun report.

Only 3.3 percent of related patents filed worldwide from 1993 to 2014 were from Japan, compared with 54.5 percent for the U.S.A., 18.8 percent for China and 18.4 percent for the E.U., the report said. Less than 10 percent of Japanese patent applications … Read More

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Jagdish Kumar

Published on
September 22, 2017
Trout

The Minister of Fisheries in India's Jammu and Kashmir state has ordered a second inquiry into a likely poisoning incident that caused the deaths of more than 2,200 trout at a state-owned aquaculture pond in Bandipora.

The Rising Kashmir reported earlier this summer that an initial investigation, conducted by the assistant director of fisheries, determined the poisoning was intentional and likely the work of four disgruntled employees of the fish… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
September 22, 2017

Turkey wants to tap rising demand for sea bass in China, according to a state agency promoting exports. 

A major PR campaign also aims to drive shipments of sea bream, mussels and crabs to China, according to Tumay Cetiner, a marketing official at the Aegean Exporters Association, which represents producers from key sea bass producing areas like Izmir, on the Aegean coast. 

A continued tightening of local fish supplies creates openings … Read More

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
September 22, 2017
Slapfish

Modern “seafood shack” franchise Slapfish is opening a new location in Albuquerque, New Mexico, bringing the fast-casual chain’s presence up to ten storefronts. 

The restaurant is the first Slapfish to arrive in New Mexico, and is scheduled to open its doors on 7 October in a celebratory event that will see the first 100 guests gobbling up free lobster rolls. Coming to Albuquerque marks a milestone for the fast-casual conce… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
September 21, 2017
DHL Norway

DHL Global Forwarding has scaled up its airfreight capacities in response to increasing exports of Norwegian seafood. 

With immediate effect, the logistics group has doubled its flight frequency by deploying a dedicated Boeing 747-400 cargo plane that ships seafood from Oslo to Seoul and Shanghai twice a week. 

DHL's only launched the previous service solution in May this year, but said it saw continuous growth since its introduction.

T… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
September 21, 2017
rock lobsters

A new partnership between mariculture company PFG Group Pty Ltd. and the University of Tasmania is looking to commercialize rock lobster production research and establish the world’s first hatchery for the crustaceans.

Despite the high value of rock lobsters, until now the long and complex lifecycle has made it impossible to produce the species in a commercially scalable hatchery. However, research at the University of Tasmania’s Inst… Read More

Published on
September 21, 2017

Kroger, Meijer and other United States grocery chains will soon begin carrying SeaPak’s new Pub Style Beer Battered frozen seafood line.

Two of the three products in the line – SeaPak Pub Style Beer Battered Cod and SeaPakPub Style Beer Battered Crab Poppers – are new, while the third product is a 9-ounce version of the supplier’s popular Beer Battered Shrimp.

“From our research, we know that consumers are looking to… Read More