Huntingdon, United Kingdom-based multi-protein food business Hilton Food Group has finalized its purchase of the Dutch Seafood Company, the parent company of the Hardewijk, the Netherlands-headquartered smoked salmon supplier Foppen.
The EUR 90 million (USD 101.5 million) acquisition, which was first announced 10 December, 2021, was completed after receiving approval from the Dutch competition authority and the firm’s works council… Read More
Glenn Cooke is the CEO of Cooke Inc., a vertically integrated family of seafood companies based in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada. He spoke to SeafoodSource on Tuesday, 15 March, at the 2022 Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
SeafoodSource: What have been Cooke’s big moves over the past few months?
Cooke: We're always investing in our operations globally and we just launched… Read More
Ned Daly is a sustainability strategist at Diversified Communications and lead of the Seafood2030 project.
There is a striking similarity between the effort required to run a seafood business and the work that needs to be done to make the industry at large more sustainable.
That is one major finding of the Seafood2030 project, which has been working with industry and other seafood stakeholders to understand how best to design and align future… Read More
The Chilean salmon-farming sector sees the United States as an important and growing market, as the country’s shipments of salmon and other seafood to the U.S. continue to increase.
The dominance of salmon in Chile’s export market is hard to understate, with the species representing the second-largest export in the country, only behind copper. In 2021, the country exported USD 5.2 billion (EUR 4.7 billion) worth of salmon and… Read More
Mounting supply-chain difficulties are creating opportunities for U.S. processors to re-shore work that previously was performed abroad.
In China, where the bulk of processing of seafood products eventually exported to the United States was once completed, a shift is underway. Companies that previously focused on exports are discovering they can make better returns in the domestic market, according to Cui He, the secretary general of the China… Read More
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council is launching its largest public-facing marketing campaign ever as the organization seeks to tell the story of sustainable aquaculture to consumers.
The new marketing campaign will have a heavy U.S. emphasis, with an emphasis on local-market promotions. The “New Way to Seafood” campaign will aim to dispel falsehoods and public misconceptions about seafood and showcase the work… Read More
Two new South American fishery improvement projects were announced at the 2022 Seafood Expo North America (SENA) in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
New FIPs were announced for shortfin squid (Illex argentinus) and the mahi fishery in Peru.
Argentina’s Chamber of Jigger-Fishing Vessel Shipowners (CAPA, per the acronym in Spanish) is working with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) on establishing the Argentina shortfin… Read More
Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.-based CQF, which does business as Seafood Analytics, has released its new CQR 3.0 seafood quality monitoring system.
The waterproof CQR “provides instantaneous objective food quality measurements with the touch of one button and connects to the CQF app via Bluetooth,” according to the data analytics service technology, implementation, and certification company.
The new model has a reduced size that now fits in a… Read More
For the first time in a decade, customers in the U.S. are now able to buy live shellfish from the Netherlands and from Spain, and the U.S. states of Massachusetts and Washington are able to ship live shellfish to the European Union.
The resumption of trade comes as the U.S. has finalized its shellfish equivalence determination, forming a mutual trade agreement between Spain and the Netherlands with the U.S. The first shipment of live… Read More
Brazil is a giant in Latin America: it boasts a population of more than 213 million people and a GDP of some USD 1.45 trillion (EUR 1.33 trillion), according to World Bank data. Currently it exports only about USD 365 million (EUR 334 million) in seafood, but the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, Apex-Brasil, is looking to change that.
Compared to some other South American nations, Brazil definitely has room to grow its seafood… Read More