Expo News

Published on
March 11, 2018

The clocks jumped forward during the early hours of Sunday, 11 March, 2018. 

Industry professionals attending Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts this week, who had already downloaded the event’s official mobile application, likely weren’t surprised by the time springing forward this weekend.  The app – sponsored by information system developer iNECTA and designed by SENA organizer Diversified

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Christine Blank

Published on
March 11, 2018

There's a quiet revolution taking place at seafood counters across the United States.

Sensing an opening in the marketplace, grocers in the United States are branching out to new – and often more sustainable – types of seafood to boost sales in their seafood departments.

From the 17-store Busch’s chain in Michigan, to the Pennsylvania-based Acme Markets, a 179-store chain owned by Albertsons Companies, to the ubiquitous giants

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Christine Blank

Published on
March 9, 2018

Sustainable aquaculture producers now have an unlikely advocate, in the form of world champion surfer Jamie Mitchell.

Historically, many surfers have protested ocean fish farms, including the most recent boycott of farmed salmon products in Tasmania, Australia. Food businesses and surfers called for the boycott after salmon farming giant Tassal said it would explore expanding its operation off the coast of King Island, Tasmania.

However,

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Published on
March 8, 2018

In the coming days, thousands of seafood buyers, importers, distributors, and processors will convene in Boston, Massachusetts for the 2018 Seafood Expo North America/ Seafood Processing North America event, taking place Sunday, 11 March through Tuesday, 13 March.

Whether exploring a quarter-million square feet of seafood industry exhibits or delving into the exposition’s comprehensive conference program, visitors will have plenty to do at

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
September 12, 2017

A leading Chinese retailer is looking for new supply lines for imported seafood to supply a raft of new stores being opened in central China. 

Sourcing staff for the Gao Xian Shi Yan Yi chain – which recently opened its fifth outlet in Changsha city – were at the Seafood Expo Asia last week on the lookout for potential new suppliers to help the company meet ambitious expansion plans. 

The chain is part of the much larger Bu

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
September 8, 2017

China's ambitious plans to expand its mariculture production increasingly hinge on the government’s ability to secure access to large tracts of coastline, according to a leading local aquaculture researcher. 

“They want to secure a whole bay…in order to have a full zonal approach, but this is difficult because there are so many competing users of the coast,” Professor KH Chu, an expert in aquaculture at the Chinese

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
September 8, 2017

The multiplicity of sustainability certification schemes is confusing consumers, according to head of corporate responsibility at one of Hong Kong’s leading hotel operators. 

Janice Lao, director of corporate responsibility and sustainability at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd., which runs big names like the Peninsula Hotel, one of Hong Kong’s grandest addresses, made the comment at Seafood Expo Asia on 7

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
September 7, 2017

A seafood importer in southern China reckons it has found a way to combine online and offline sales of imported seafood to affluent Chinese consumers. 

Online retailers have struggled with deliveries of fresh seafood to consumers, but Guangdong Chao Hui Aquatic Products Co. expects a new partnership with online seafood retailer Da Hai Wang (cndahaiwang.com) to pay dividends in that area. The company will offer collections through a chain of

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
September 7, 2017

Efforts to promote sustainability in Hong Kong are showing results, according to Steve Johansen, head of Canadian sockeye exporter Organic Ocean.

Johansen points to a local World Wildlife Fund (WWF) sustainability awareness program that now reaches more than 1,000 restaurants in the city. It also helps that many of the top chefs at the city’s leading hotels are Western and sustainability-conscious, he said.

Eager to sell in Hong Kong and

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
September 6, 2017

Ongoing demand for premium species in Asia has led a Russian coal firm to bet big on grouper farming in Malaysia. 

Fishance is producing grouper in the Langkawi region of Malaysia in an offshore aquaculture project. It has promised investment of up to USD 100 million (EUR 93.9 million) through 2020, by which time it aims to be producing one million tons of fish per year. 

The first batch of production has already been sold to Hong

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