Expo News

Published on
June 5, 2017

The Walton Family Foundation will focus its efforts to improve seafood sustainability on the demand side of the global market, concentrating its efforts on the United States, Japan and Spain, the organization announced at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle, Washington on 4 June.

The U.S., Japan and Spain together import more than two-thirds of the world’s globally traded seafood products, and are all major destinations for seafood from

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Published on
June 5, 2017

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. is welcoming more than 580 sustainable seafood experts from around the world this week – from 5 to 7 June – for the 2017 SeaWeb Seafood Summit (SWSS) to tackle some of the industry’s leading questions and topics surrounding its decades-long conservation movement. SeafoodSource, the official media source for the summit, is on hand in the Emerald City, delivering up-to-date coverage live from the

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Published on
June 5, 2017

The seafood industry can learn a great deal about the collaborations and connections needed to become a more sustainable industry from those who have traveled down similar roads, according to Tobias Aguirre, executive director for FishWise.

“As we envision the future that we’re trying to work towards, we have the opportunity to also take stock of some of the best approaches and strategies to help get us there,” Aguirre

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Published on
June 2, 2017

This year’s SeaWeb Seafood Summit – to be held in Seattle, Washington from 5 to 7 June – will feature the voices of 155 experts in the sustainability space, a new record for the event, according to organizing partners Diversified Communications and SeaWeb. 

Between the summit’s 32 full-length educational sessions and its 16 lightning-round briefs – a new additional to this year’s program –

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Published on
May 26, 2017

A new partnership between Pelagic Data Systems and Alan Lovewell’s Real Good Fish will place vessel tracking systems onboard commercial fishing boats in California.

Pelagic Data Systems makes lightweight, solar-powered vessel tracking technology. Real Good Fish is a community supported fishery that makes weekly deliveries of locally caught seafood to about 1,500 shareholders in the Monterey and San Francisco Bay areas. The partnership will

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Published on
May 11, 2017

Attendees of this year’s upcoming SeaWeb Seafood Summit – to be held in Seattle, Washington from 5 to 7 June – are eligible to participate in a variety of new, innovative learning experiences unique to the Emerald City and this year’s conference, according to event organizer Diversified Communications. 

The 2017 SeaWeb Seafood Summit, which is produced by Diversified (the parent company of SeafoodSource) in

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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

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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

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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

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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

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