Expo News

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,

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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,

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Published on
April 27, 2017

Two relatively small seafood companies emerged with the big prizes at the 2017 Seafood Excellence Global Awards on Tuesday, 25 April in Brussels, Belgium.

Globe Export/Algues de Bretagne, with EUR 4 million (USD 4.4 million) in turnover and 30 employees, and Cozy Harbor Seafood, with USD 50 million (EUR 45.8 million) in sales and 175 employees – but only during the height of its season – are both much smaller companies than most

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Published on
April 27, 2017

Nissui and Sea Delight are two of the leading seafood firms participating in the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability, which launched a new web-based platform at Seafood Expo Global on 26 April.

Several companies from throughout the supply chain in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia have applied to join the dialogue’s process and adopt voluntary standards and guidelines for seafood traceability systems. Participants include China

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Published on
April 27, 2017

In only its second year back at Seafood Expo Global following a prolonged absence from the event, the Russian Federation has made its presence known with an expansion into a much larger exhibit space, 22 of the country’s biggest seafood companies in attendance, and a whirlwind schedule of VIP visits and media events.

The more high-profile approach is an intentional effort to attract attention to the country’s seafood industry,

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Published on
April 27, 2017

The CEO of one of the last pieces remaining in the Icelandic Group’s collection of seafood companies is preparing for his firm’s sale.

Icelandic Seachill CEO Simon Smith confirmed to SeafoodSource at the 2017 Seafood Expo Global that he informed the 750 or so employees at the Grimsby, United Kingdom-based firm that its ownership group is actively seeking to sell the company.

“They weren’t particularly surprised because

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