In brief: Cermaq expands into Vietnam


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
December 16, 2010

Cermaq on Friday announced that it formed a joint venture agreement with Anova Corp. in Vietnam to enter operations in the Vietnamese feed market for pangasius. Cermaq obtained a 51 percent share of Anova and will control the board of directors and management team.

“Vietnam is the fish feed market for the future. We are well prepared and look forward to employ our competence also outside the scope of salmonids,” said Kjell Bjordal, Cermaq feed operations COO. “We believe that the farming of pangasius can be strengthened through optimizing the feed, focusing on feed technology, nutrient requirements and fish health.”

Icelandic USA responds to cod certification

Icelandic USA on Friday said it is “exceedingly pleased” with the recent certification of Iceland’s cod fishery by the Iceland Responsible Fisheries program.

Icelandic recently released a corporate social responsibility policy ensuring that it will partner only with suppliers who comply with certification and traceability standards. It also outlines the company’s support to halt trade of illegally caught seafood and details its refusal to associate with the processing or trading of species threatened by extinction or that are legally protected.

High-end steak, seafood retail website launched

Created by a group of professionals with sourcing and sales experience, the online retail website Certified Steak and Seafood Co. (CSS) launched on Friday.

The site,, brings the grade of products required by fine restaurants, resorts, hotels and high-end retail outlets to consumers. All of the products offered come from inspected and certified sources, with ranchers and fisheries undergoing a rigorous process to become a CSS source and are reviewed on a regular basis.

“We believe that quality is in our certification and today consumers want to have that seal of approval. Our seal makes consumers feel rest assured that they are getting the best steak and seafood for their investment,” said Mark Frisch, CSS partner.

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