Business & Finance

Published on
July 6, 2017

A transition in Santa Monica Seafood’s front office has seen the company’s president Anthony J. Cigliano, step down, with current CEO Roger O’Brien appointed to take over the position.

The announcement was made by the family-owned seafood wholesale distributor, based in Rancho Dominguez, California U.S.A., on Thursday, 6 July. 

Cigliano will retain his position as chairman of the company’s board of directors,

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
June 30, 2017
John Pappalardo

Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance CEO John Pappalardo will continue to fill an at-large seat on the New England Fishery Management Council for the next three years starting on 12 August, NOAA Fisheries announced on Thursday, 29 June. 

Pappalardo, who was re-nominated for the seat by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in March, has been a part of the New England Fishery Management Council since his original appointment back in

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Published on
June 28, 2017

Alibaba will begin to sell Chicken of the Sea products through its online sales portal Tmall, a major food e-commerce platform in China.

The partnership was announced at Gateway ’17, a conference hosted by Alibaba in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

“Chinese consumers are increasingly discerning and demanding, putting a premium on safety and quality when shopping for fresh and chilled seafood, such as lobster, shrimp and salmon,”

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
June 28, 2017
Star Feast Foods

United Kingdom-based Star Feast Foods’ new 3,000-square-foot Canary Wharf facility is open and ready to serve the company’s growing London customer base, according to a report from Express and Stars.  

The company recently invested EUR 200,000 (USD 227,000) into its wholesale operation, installing a new trade counter and state-of-the-art freezer/chilling technology. Two delivery vans and a fully-branded tuk-tuk sourced from

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
June 26, 2017

Food industry warehousing firm Americold has named former Hasbro executive Tim Hinckley as its new executive vice president and chief commercial officer, the company announced on 20 June.  

Hinckley will oversee Americold’s business development in his new position by guiding key and regional account relationship activities; acting as a voice for the company, informing industry and consumer channels; leading branding, marketing and

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
June 26, 2017

Chinese seafood prices will continue to rise, according to a veteran watcher of China’s listed seafood companies. 

The extension of the country’s fishing moratorium by one month (from May to September) has worried distributors and market vendors, according to Cheng Xiao Deng, an analyst following seafood firms for Tai Ping Yang Securities (also known as Pacific Securities). 

Putting a “buy” recommendation on

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Mark Godfrey

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

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
June 21, 2017

Massachusetts U.S.A.-based Atlantic Capes Fisheries (ACF) has promoted two of its own into managerial roles dedicated to its processing division, the company announced on 20 June. 

Chris Brown will step into the role of operations manager, and will oversee the operations at the ACF’s scallop processing and IQF custom packing plant. He will assume responsibility for all aspects of fresh and frozen seafood processing, said ACF, while

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Jason Holland

Published on
June 16, 2017
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Women are being underrepresented across the U.K. seafood industry and leading players need to do a lot more to bring more female talent into the sector, finds a new survey.

As part of a wider ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the disparity and to attract more women to the sector, the survey carried out by U.K. seafood authority Seafish and IntraFish Media canvassed people working across the seafood supply chain, with a focus on women, to

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Published on
June 15, 2017

As part of a new strategic partnership signed on 14 June, Denmark-based whitefish processor Esperson will purchase Royal Greenland’s processing plant in Koszalin, Poland and will supply the Greenland-based seafood firm with flatfish, whitefish and value-added products.

The agreement and change of ownership will go into effect 1 September, 2017, according to a joint press statement released by the two companies. Terms of the deal were not

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