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Published on
June 23, 2017

Canned tuna and seafood supplier StarKist is celebrating its 100th anniversary by pledging USD 100,000 (EUR 89, 426) cash and USD 50,000 (EUR 44,708)-worth of StarKist products to Feed the Children, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending child hunger.

"We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Feed the Children, as we value the organization's endless commitment to breaking the poverty cycle by not only providing food, but also thro… Read More

Published on
June 23, 2017
Seafish

The U.K. Seafish Authority and restaurant news publication The Caterer have listed the top 10 seafood restaurants in the United Kingdom still in the running for the 2017 Restaurant of the Year distinction, a prize bestowed upon the establishment cooking and serving up the most delicious seafood dishes in the region. 

The competition, which began back in 2015, sets out to assess “restaurants on the quality of the seafood dishes they ser… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
June 23, 2017

Seafood marketing guru Fan Xubing sees a bright future seafood imports into China, and is pursuing multiple avenues of arriving at that future as soon as possible.

Fan is the founder and president of Sea Bridge Marketing, which promotes imported seafood in China for an A-list of clients that includes the Norwegian Seafood Council and the Canadian Association of Prawn Producers. 

Other clients include Atlantic Canada Lobster, the Lobster Coun… Read More

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Mike Urch

Published on
June 23, 2017

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) have begun a two-year program to improve the quality of vocational training in Vietnamese aquaculture.

The program, as reported by Vietnam News, aims to link businesses and vocational training schools, and reinforce their collaboration in order to create a skilled workforce that is able to meet the requirements of aquaculture employers.

It will… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
June 23, 2017

A Shanghai port and seafood trading center is celebrating the arrival of a 50-ton shipment of king crab from the Kholmsk region of Russia. 

In December, Shanghai Changxing Hong Sha port received governmental approval to intake seafood, one of several to get the right to conduct customs processes for fresh seafood. The government was partially reacting to growing local demand for seafood. The increase in the number of ports with import permit… Read More

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Chris Loew

Published on
June 23, 2017

The average wholesale price of frozen bigeye tuna in the first week of June at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market was about 25  percent higher than in the same period last year, at 1,224 yen (USD 10.96, EUR 9.82) per kilogram, the Nippon Keizai Shimbun reported. 

Tuna prices usually rise at year-end on New Year holiday consumption, but this price level already exceeds that of December 2016 by 0.8 percent.

Chronic overfishing of bigeye continu… Read More

Published on
June 22, 2017

Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui) has successfully hatched eggs of fully-farmed octopus using artificial incubation at its Oita Marine Biological Technology Center in Saeki, Oita Prefecture, in western Japan, the company announced on 8 June. 

Around 140,000 eggs were produced during incubation in what is the first full-cycle aquaculture technology process for octopus, which has been known to have a low survival rate of roughly 30 days after bein… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
June 22, 2017

A firm with ties to China’s military has teamed up with an aquaculture systems and consultancy firm to roll out a swathe of new fish farms in the far west of China. The new project is part of a build-out production of seafood for the region and for neighboring central Asian states, including Kazakhstan. 

Shandong Qingdao Zhong Ke Hai Science and Technology Ltd. is advising on a 5,000-square-meter aquaculture sheds project being built b… Read More

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Gao Fu Mao

Published on
June 22, 2017

Australian firm Beston Global Food has teamed up with online retailer JD.com and Hainan Airlines to fly bluefin tuna into China. 

“We want to bring the best of Australian luxury food resources to Chinese consumers,” said Wang Xiao Song, head of fresh foods at Jingdong, which operates the JD.com e-commerce site in China. 

Wang spoke after signing a “strategic cooperation” agreement in Beijing with executives from … Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
June 22, 2017

Peru's fisheries sector achieved a 20.96 percent growth from April 2016-2017 as compared to the previous twelve-month period, Peru's National Fisheries Society (SNP) reported.

The increase was primarily due to a massively better anchovy season, with the season’s catch totals rising by 1,860 percent compared to the previous season, to a total of 382,660 tons.

That increase was significant enough to affect Peru’s overall gross domestic … Read More