Expo News

Published on
April 26, 2017

NorthSeaChefs and recently-acquired Icelandic Gadus signed a collaboration agreement on Tuesday, 25 April in Brussels, Belgium during Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global 2017, in a collective effort to bring more fish and shellfish from the North Sea to consumer tables.  

Through the partnership, NorthSeaChefs – a Belgian organization comprised of top chefs who promote the culinary use of unfamiliar seafood species as well as… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
April 26, 2017

Vietnam’s pangasius industry has seen its European sales plummet in the months following a damaging expose that aired on Spanish television in January 2017, but at a roundtable at Seafood Expo Global, the sector’s leaders began to formulate a comprehensive strategy to regain its market share.

Globally, Vietnam’s pangasius exports reach 130 countries and are valued at USD 1.6 billion (EUR 1.5 billion) annually. However, in Europe… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
April 26, 2017

With crew welfare and responsible catching practices onboard fishing vessels becoming more important issues of concern for seafood supply chains all over the world, the establishment of an internationally recognized standard that demonstrates good practice at sea and also encourages further engagement has been propelled to the top of many wish-lists.

Originally introduced in 2006 by Seafish, the U.K. seafood authority, the voluntary Responsible F… Read More

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
April 26, 2017

Shrimp producers from Eucador are out in force at the 2017 Seafood Expo Global, promoting products that have been made more commercially attractive through a trade agreement between Ecuador and the European Union that eliminated tariffs for all seafood products starting at the beginning of 2017.

Ecuador was the first South American country to commercialize shrimp; however, shrimp from Ecuador entering the E.U. previously faced a tariff of from 3.… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
April 26, 2017

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the tuna sector are currently few and far between due to the lack of right-sized businesses available and the high valuations being placed on those companies, according to Jose Antonio Zarzalejos, director of corporate finance at Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) Deals.

Speaking at the sixth European Tuna Conference in Brussels, Belgium before the 2017 Seafood Expo Global, Zarzalejos highlighted that while a num… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
April 26, 2017

France Pélagique has contracted with Havyard Ship Technology to design and build a new trawler that will bring state-of-the-art technology to its pelagic fishing efforts.

France Pélagique, part of the Dutch Cornelis Vrolijk Group, will use the new trawler to fish for herring, mackerel and blue whiting. The 80-meter ship, expected to be delivered in December 2018, will replace one of the two French-flagged trawlers of France Pelagiqu… Read More

Published on
April 26, 2017

Big plans are coming to fruition for Belgium-based Setraco Foods, the company’s new CEO Erwin De Spiegeleire revealed in a press conference on Tuesday, 25 April during Seafood Expo Global / Seafood Processing Global 2017.  

The company, having recently built a new state-of-the-art facility, has been focusing on entering different emerging markets and ramping up its production value-added seafood in the form of convenient, ready-ma… Read More

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Cliff White

Published on
April 25, 2017

Cozy Harbor Seafood of Portland, Maine, U.S.A and Globe Export/Algues de Bretagne of Rosporden, France won the top prizes in the Seafood Excellence Global awards at the 2017 Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday, 25 April.

The winners were chosen from a field of 43 finalists by a panel of judges that evaluated the products based on taste and overall eating experience, packaging, marketability, convenience, nutritional value and orig… Read More

Published on
April 25, 2017

Machinery developer CT International has created the seafood industry’s first vessel-ready steam cooker for snow crab, a technology that will be on display during Seafood Expo Global / Seafood Processing Global 2017, taking place this week in Brussels, Belgium from 25 to 27 April. 

The steam cooker offers snow crabbers an alternative to traditional boilers, which can hurt crabmeat quality with harsh mechanisms, explained the Denma… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
April 25, 2017

Fishing effort in most tuna fisheries has grown steadily in recent years, a trend that has been largely led by the constantly increasing purse-seine harvest. At the same time, these stocks remain in a healthy state and are much less overfished than many other coastal resources, delegates heard at the sixth European Tuna Conference in Brussels, Belgium.

Speaking at the biennial forum, held on the eve of the 2017 Seafood Expo Global, Alain Fontenea… Read More