Expo News

Published on
May 4, 2017

True World Group, a major supplier of seafood to Japanese-themed restaurants, will further tout sustainability as its calling card and will focus on Europe for growth, the company’s president, Woo Soon Shin, told SeafoodSource in an interview at the 2017 Seafood Expo Global.

Shin said the company, which specializes in supplying products to sushi restaurants, has doubled in size in the past five years. Shin said moving forward, he would chan… Read More

Published on
May 4, 2017

The Seafood Exporters Association of Sri Lanka and the country’s Ministry of Fisheries jointly announced the creation of a fisheries improvement project (FIP) for its tuna and billfish fisheries last week at the 2017 Seafood Expo Global.

Prabash Subasinghe, chairman of the Sri Lanka Seafood Exporters’ Association, said the FIP will be led by his association and implemented as a tripartite initiative that will bring together Sri Lanka&… Read More

Published on
May 4, 2017

German seafood processor Pickenpack, which was purchased by U.S. firm Trident Seafoods last April, has rebranded to clarify its ties to its American owner. 

The company has changed its name to Pickenpack Seafoods, and at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium last week, its marketing materials labeled it as “a company of Trident Seafoods.”

“It is for us a nice occasion here at SEG to present that Trident is the new owner … Read More

Published on
May 3, 2017

Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries announced at the 2017 Seafood Expo Global that it would seek Marine Stewardship Council recertification for pollock from the Sea of Okhotsk, according to the agency.

The Alaska trawl fishery in the Sea of Okhotsk was first certified by MSC in 2013 and Russia is seeking a recertification that would extend MSC approval of the fishery by the standard five years.

Russian Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Ru… Read More

Published on
April 30, 2017

The nonprofit Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has announced the launch of a fishery improvement project (FIP) for small pelagic fisheries in the West African nation of Mauritania.

International fishing sector stakeholders, fishmeal and fish oil buyers, exporters, and processors, together with the Mauritanian fishery authority, signed a memorandum of understanding at the 2017 Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium on Friday, 27 April, m… Read More

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
April 30, 2017

The Seafood Futures Forum, hosted by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) at the 2017 Seafood Expo Global last week, proved to be a powerful forum for a discussion on how to safeguard seafood for future generations. 

Hosted by MSC CEO Rupert Howes ASC CEO Chris Ninnes, the event included a panel forum featuring Mars Petcare, Sanford, Simplot and Aqua Spark. Panelists discussed how producing and s… Read More

Published on
April 28, 2017

The seafood sector in South America’s largest country, Brazil, is clawing back to profitability after a political crisis in the country seriously damaged the sector there.

Brazilian industry representatives at this year’s 2017 Seafood Expo Global said the sector was fully recovered from an economic shake-up in the country caused in large part by political turmoil due to the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

Luzaldo Pscheidt, th… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 28, 2017

Puerto Montt, Chile-based Ventisqueros and its partners announced at Seafood Expo Global 2017 that the salmon farmer will soon produce premium Pacific coho salmon using BioMar Group’s AlgaPrime DHA. The product will appear under the brand name Silverside Premium Pacific Salmon.

“We are very excited see this type of development in the Chilean industry aiming to cover the new trends in sustainable products in the market, all the more w… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
April 28, 2017

Both the onshore and offshore Argentine red shrimp fishery improvement projects (FIPs), launched in 2015 and 2016 respectively, are making strong progress and moving closer to fulfilling the goal of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.

The nonprofit Center for Development and Sustainable Fisheries (CeDePesca) and FIP partner group Shore (Shrimp Organisation Europe) provided an update on the two FIPs at a special meeting on Wednesday, 2… Read More

Published on
April 28, 2017

Six Icelandic fisheries and fishing technology companies have joined forces to create Knarr Maritime, they announced on Wednesday, 26 April at Seafood Expo Global.

Icelandic Minister of Fisheries Thorgerdur Katrin Gunnarsdóttir was on hand at the expo for the official unveiling of the company, which will offer design, construction and technology services for fishing vessels. 

“The initiative can even further strengthen an alrea… Read More