Expo News

Published on
April 8, 2019

Last month, more than 22,150 seafood industry professionals from around the world arrived in Boston, Massachusetts for the 2019 edition of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, event organizer Diversified Communications revealed on 8 April. 

With 1,329 exhibitors from 49 countries, this year’s expo – the largest of its kind in North America – covered 256,690 net square feet of exhibit space,

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By

Cliff White

Published on
March 26, 2019

Dutch Seafood Company has set its sights on expanding further into the United States market, U.S. sales director Remko Vedder told SeafoodSource at the 2019 Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

The Harderwijk, The Netherlands-based company, which was formed in August 2018 out of a merger between shrimp specialist Klaas Puul and Foppen – which focused on smoked products made from Norwegian salmon, rainbow trout, and

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Cliff White

Published on
March 22, 2019

Palladium Equity Partners’ acquisition of Coral Gables’, Florida, U.S.A.-based Quirch Foods in December 2018 has enabled the company to take a major step forward in its growth plan, an executive with Quirch’s seafood brand, Panamei, told SeafoodSource at the 2019 Seafood Expo North America.

Jorge Roza, Panamei Seafood’s marketing director, said Quirch, which  had recorded USD 1 billion (EUR 880 million) in revenue in

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Published on
March 22, 2019

Sustainable seafood consultancy and non-profit FishWise launched the Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE) website during Seafood Expo North America 2019, with the goal of creating a resource to streamline guidance and actionable steps seafood companies can take to understand the labor conditions throughout their supply chains.

The platform, which was developed in partnership with the seafood industry and leading conservation and

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Published on
March 21, 2019

Massachusetts-based seafood supplier and distributor Stavis Seafoods is celebrating 90 years in the seafood industry throughout 2019, the company announced during Seafood Expo North America in Boston this week. 

Founded in 1929 under its original moniker, Stavis Ipswich Clam Company, Stavis Seafoods has become an internationally-known, vertically-integrated company and prominent operator on Boston’s waterfront. The business has

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Chris Chase

Published on
March 21, 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based Legal Sea Foods has entered into a partnership with Charoen Pokphand Foods to begin distribution of premium shrimp products in North America. 

The partnership will have Bangkok, Thailand-based CP Foods supplying the shrimp for a number of fresh and frozen items, sourced at its aquaculture facilities. The two companies launched the products at Seafood Expo North America 2019 in Boston. 

The new

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Chris Chase

Published on
March 20, 2019

Seafood Expo North America 2019’s keynote speaker, Lindsey Piegza – chief economist for Stifel Fixed Income – warned that current data on consumer spending and the marketplace point to a greater than 50 percent chance that a recession sets in by 2020. 

Piegza’s review of the U.S. and global economy dove into economic trends of the past few years, and how the U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to react to trends in the

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Chris Chase

Published on
March 19, 2019

Delft, The Netherlands-based Veramaris has revealed that survey data indicates the presence of omega-3 fatty acids in salmon are key to consumption by consumers 

The survey, which encompassed 50 retailers in five countries, and 14,000 consumers in six countries, showed that more than half of participants indicated that the omega-3 content of salmon is a big factor in purchasing the product. That data is valuable to Veramaris, which is

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Cliff White

Published on
March 19, 2019

The Chilean salmon industry will refocus its marketing efforts to highlight the Patagonia region of Chile, where much of the sector’s salmon is grown.

The campaign, titled “The Promise of Patagonia,” was unveiled on Monday, 18 March at the 2019 Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Ricardo Garcia, the chairman of the marketing Chilean Salmon Marketing Council, as well as the CEO of Camanchaca and the vice

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Cliff White

Published on
March 19, 2019

At Seafood Expo North America on Monday, 18 March, companies representing about 80 percent of the total production of salmon in Chile vowed to reduce their use of antibiotics and seek a “Good Alternative” rating from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program by 2025.

Members of the Chilean Salmon Marketing Council, which include Cermaq Chile, MultiExport Foods, Australis, Salmones Camachaca, Blumar, Ventisqueros,

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