As the 2019 SeaWeb Seafood Summit came to a close this week in Bangkok, Thailand, attendees remembered Joanna (Jo) Toole, a beloved campaigner for ocean welfare and the co-founder of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), who tragically passed away in March 2019.
Toole was on board Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 en route to Nairobi to speak at a United Nations meeting about how to tackle ghost gear in the world’s oceans when the plane… Read More
Last month, Apple announced it would be phasing out its digital music marketplace iTunes – a decision that surprised Darian McBain, the global director of sustainable development for Thai Union Group, one of the world’s most prominent seafood suppliers.
Reading an article about the twilight of iTunes as she arrived in Bangkok, Thailand for the 2019 SeaWeb Seafood Summit (SWSS19) – taking place 10 to 14 June… Read More
The age of the conscious consumer has arrived, much to the delight of Fair Trade USA founder and CEO Paul Rice.
The keynote speaker at this year’s SeaWeb Seafood Summit – taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 10 to 14 June – Rice shared some promising news about modern consumer behavior with conference attendees, all of whom have a vested interest in the sustainable seafood movement.
“Consumers are changing the… Read More
Ghost Fleet, a documentary film that zooms in on the stories of Southeast Asian migrant workers who were rescued from forced labor situations aboard Thai fishing boats, is already having an impact on viewers, according to Patima Tungpuchayakal, co-founder of the Labour Rights Promotion Network (LPN) in Thailand.
“On part of companies in Thailand, they have become more active in cleaning up the supply chain, and we have witnessed their… Read More
The historic number of Seafood Champions grew by four on 11 June, when Diversified Communications and SeaWeb awarded Wakao Hanaoka, OceanMind, Darian McBain, and Francisco Blaha with the prestigious distinction in Bangkok, Thailand during the 2019 SeaWeb Seafood Summit this week.
The winners were chosen from a group of 17 finalists and are each regarded as seafood sustainability leaders committed to creatively and faithfully supporting the… Read More
On Wednesday, 12 June, the Marine Ingredients Organization’s Global Standard for Responsible Supply (IFFO RS) aims to spotlight the importance of closer collaboration among regional fisheries’ stakeholders all along the seafood supply chain during a 2019 SeaWeb Seafood Summit session.
At the summit – which is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand from 10 to 14 June at the the Shangri La Hotel – IFFO RS will highlight the… Read More
Last month, more than 22,150 seafood industry professionals from around the world arrived in Boston, Massachusetts for the 2019 edition of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, event organizer Diversified Communications revealed on 8 April.
With 1,329 exhibitors from 49 countries, this year’s expo – the largest of its kind in North America – covered 256,690 net square feet of exhibit space,… Read More
Dutch Seafood Company has set its sights on expanding further into the United States market, U.S. sales director Remko Vedder told SeafoodSource at the 2019 Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
The Harderwijk, The Netherlands-based company, which was formed in August 2018 out of a merger between shrimp specialist Klaas Puul and Foppen – which focused on smoked products made from Norwegian salmon, rainbow trout, and… Read More
Palladium Equity Partners’ acquisition of Coral Gables’, Florida, U.S.A.-based Quirch Foods in December 2018 has enabled the company to take a major step forward in its growth plan, an executive with Quirch’s seafood brand, Panamei, told SeafoodSource at the 2019 Seafood Expo North America.
Jorge Roza, Panamei Seafood’s marketing director, said Quirch, which had recorded USD 1 billion (EUR 880 million) in revenue in… Read More
Sustainable seafood consultancy and non-profit FishWise launched the Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE) website during Seafood Expo North America 2019, with the goal of creating a resource to streamline guidance and actionable steps seafood companies can take to understand the labor conditions throughout their supply chains.
The platform, which was developed in partnership with the seafood industry and leading conservation and… Read More