The device-heavy lifestyle of younger generations in China have created a huge boom for e-commerce sales of fresh food, and for seafood suppliers looking to break into the Chinese market, it means a change in thinking regarding traditional processing practices.
This sentiment stemmed from a panel titled E-Commerce in China at today’s Seafood Expo North America show in Boston. Eric Li, Vice President of Shanghai Yiguo E-commerce Co., Ltd… Read More
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and IDH (The Sustainable Trade Initiative) are planning to further their collaborative relationship moving forward with the construction and implementation of an iBAP “pillar” to be nestled within the IDH-operated FIT Fund, the pair announced at the Seafood Expo North America (SENA) event, held in Boston, on 7 March.
Acting as an “implementation partner,” GAA will be in charge of technical… Read More
Shrimp wholesaler Oceans 97 Inc. will be opening of a new Boston-based office within the SnapChef Culinary Innovation Center, the company announced on 8 March at the Seafood Expo North America (SENA) event.
The new office location will act as the wholesaler’s New England hub, catering to existing customers while also expanding its presence and clientele base in and around the northeastern U.S. region. This expansion is a first for Oceans 97,… Read More
A large delegation of Thai officials, including Thai Ambassador to the United States Pisan Manawapat, delivered an update on reforms underway in the Thai seafood supply chain at Seafood Expo North America on Monday, 7 March.
In an exclusive interview with SeafoodSource, Manawapat described the Thai government’s efforts to enact comprehensive fisheries reform, including upping law enforcement, curbing human rights abuses and slavery and… Read More
Irish seafood companies have arrived in force at Seafood Expo North America in search of entering the U.S. market with a slate of premium products.
Karen Devereux of Bord Bia, the Irish food board, said after being absent from the show for a number of years, her organization decided to host a pavilion at SENA in response to a recent surge in the growth of Irish seafood exports into the U.S. market. Ten Irish companies were exhibiting as part of… Read More
Canadian exports grew once again in 2015, with total sales reaching CAD 6 billion (USD 4.5 billion; EUR 4.09 billion), Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Hunter Tootoo recalled at the 2016 Seafood Expo North America event on 7 March.
Those trade figures represent a 21 percent increase over the year prior, a record-high growth rate. The United States continues to be Canada’s largest export market, claiming 65… Read More
James Geoghegan took home the first place win at this year's Oyster Shucking Competition at Seafood Expo North America. This was the 10th annual competition at the show.
Geoghegan now has the title of the fastest shucker in the East over second place competitor Deborah Pratt, third place finisher Steve Boreen, fourth place finisher Eddie Bell, and fifth place finisher Gardner Douglas.
This year's competition was judged by Skip Bennett of… Read More
A delegation of about 10 national companies represented Morocco at this year’s Seafood Expo North America and all had the aim of marketing the country’s range of seafood products, including canned fish, semi-perishable products, fresh products and frozen fish.
During the show, all Moroccan products are branded specifically under “Moroccan Seafood,” which serves as a common baseline labeling aimed at improving the exposure of Moroccan… Read More
It’s a badge of honor to know where your food came from in today’s millennial marketplace, according to one panelist at a session titled #Millennials: What will it take to sell to seafood to generations Y & Z?, today at the Seafood Expo North America show.
Millennials are into “extreme sharing,” panelists continued, whether that be face to face with their food or through social media. Attitudes about sustainability and activism… Read More
A new report released by Oceana on 7 March at the Seafood Expo North America (SENA) event in Boston promotes the value and successes associated with seafood traceability, as relayed from 15 companies located all along the supply chain.
The various perspectives of grocers, fishers, distributers and restauranteurs are all showcased in the “Fish Stories” report. These testimonials serve to highlight the feasibility of traceability in seafood,… Read More