Expo News

Published on
August 25, 2017

Seafood industry leaders from around the world will soon head to Hong Kong for the eighth edition of Seafood Expo Asia. Once there, they will be greeted with a comprehensive, expanded conference program, announced event organizer Diversified Communications. [Editor’s note: SeafoodSource.com is owned by Diversified Communications.]

Attendees of the premier event, which takes place from 5 to 7 September at the Hong Kong Convention and

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Published on
August 22, 2017

Consumption growth will continue for China heading into the latter months of 2017, after the country’s overall economy climbed by seven percent during the first half of the year, according to Andrew Tilton, the chief Asia-Pacific economist at investment bank Goldman Sachs. 

Such news bodes well for the perishables sector, particularly fresh produce, Tilton said. However, logistical challenges in effect during the start of 2017 –

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Published on
July 28, 2017

Seafood Expo Asia will return to Hong Kong from 5 to 7 September, 2017, for its eighth edition, according to the event’s organizer, Diversified Communications.

The event will pick up where it left off last year, when more than 8,800 seafood professionals from 69 countries flocked to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center to examine and experience a variety of seafood products, services and equipment from Asia and around the world.

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Cliff White

Published on
June 22, 2017

Thailand has pledged to further strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing and labor abuses in its fisheries sector, according to representatives of its government at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. earlier this month.

The Thai delegation was led by its ambassador to the United States, Pisan Manawapat, and was comprised of senior officials from Thai agencies working on

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Cliff White

Published on
June 19, 2017

The 2017 SeaWeb Seafood Summit, which took place 5 to 7 June in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., brought together more than 580 global representatives of the seafood industry, the conservation community, academia, government, and the media for in-depth discussions, presentations and networking around the issue of sustainable seafood. 

Here’s a review of the news that was made at this year’s summit:

A major topic of discussion at the

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Cliff White

Published on
June 19, 2017

On 9 June, even after four full days of engagement at the 2017 SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle, Washington U.S.A., Taylor Shellfish's Bill Taylor was still going strong.

Standing backwards on a southbound bus headed for a mussel and oyster farm that his company operates near Olympia, Washington, Taylor held court. The summit participants who elected to participate in the post-conference, full-day tour of Taylor Shellfish’s operations,

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Brian Hagenbuch

Published on
June 9, 2017

Despite living in the heart of red meat country, consumers in the Midwest United States are embracing a sustainable seafood campaign at Hy-Vee grocery stores, a chain with more than 240 employee-owned supermarkets throughout the Midwestern United States. 

Speaking at a session on business models that support small-scale fishing on Wednesday, 7 June at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle, Washington, Brett Bremser, Hy-Vee’s executive

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Sierra Golden

Published on
June 8, 2017

At the SeaWeb Seafood Summit on 6 June, 2017, the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) —a cross-sectoral alliance committed to resolving problems caused by lost or abandoned fishing gear — introduced its new framework for best practices regarding gear.

The framework is the first of its kind and recommends practical strategies for managing fishing gear across the whole seafood supply chain, from manufacturer to fisherman to

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Brian Hagenbuch

Published on
June 8, 2017

The Seafood Stewardship Index is set to begin work on a new two-year project that will benchmark the world’s largest seafood companies against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Bas Geerts, a lead at the Seafood Stewardship Index, said the benchmarking will be in the methodology phase for the next year, with reports expected to be released in the second half of 2019.

“The index will consist not

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Cliff White

Published on
June 7, 2017

Barcelona, Spain will be the host city of the next SeaWeb Seafood Summit, taking place 18 to 20 June, 2018, the SeaWeb organization and Diversified Communications, the co-presenters of the conference, announced on the final day of this year’s summit in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

The summit, which is billed as “the world's premier conference on seafood sustainability,” brings together global representatives from the seafood

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