Expo News

Published on
April 27, 2017

Industry leaders gathered on stage on Wednesday, 26 April during the Seafood Futures Forum, hosted by the Marine Stewardship Council and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council at Seafood Expo Global 2017, to discuss the industry’s biggest sustainability challenges. 

The central topic of discussion was social sustainability and how it should be incorporated – or even if it should be incorporated – into the existing

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Published on
April 27, 2017

One year has passed since GlobalG.A.P. launched its consumer label and online portal for fish and seafood from farmed aquaculture, GGN.ORG. In that time, the digital interface has added 31 farm profiles and has been embraced by global retailers including Germany’s Globus. 

As of April, Globus presented the first salmon product on ice bearing the GGN.ORG label to market. The Scottish Salmon Company – the source of the

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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

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By

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

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By

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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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