Expo News

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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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Jason Holland

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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Cliff White

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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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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Cliff White

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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Cliff White

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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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 27, 2017

Seafood Scotland has received just under GBP 1 million (EUR 1.1 million, USD 1.2 million) from the European Union to continue showcasing its products at international seafood trade shows, the collective announced on Wednesday, 26 April at Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. 

The funding, which comes from the European and Maritime Fisheries Fund, will allow Seafood Scotland to visit and exhibit at seven

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
April 27, 2017

Salmon company Lerøy, feed producer BioMar, and specialty ingredients company TerraVia announced collaboration on Tuesday, 25 April at Seafood Expo Global that is set to enhance the sustainability and omega-3 profile of farmed salmon.

Following successful full life-cycle tests, Lerøy is about to start feeding its one-kilogram and larger salmon with a new feed formulated with AlgaPrime, a sustainable, DHA omega-3 rich whole algae

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Jason Holland

Published on
April 27, 2017

The European Union continued to be the world’s top trader of seafood last year, with transactions totaling EUR 26.8 billion (USD 29.3 billion), narrowly eclipsing second-placed China’s EUR 25.7 billion (USD 28.1 billion) worth of imports and exports.

Overall, the E.U. supply of seafood reached almost 15 million metric tons (MT) in 2016, of which the bloc consumed more than 12.9 million MT. This level of consumption required the

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 27, 2017

Joffrey Dubault, the founder and innovator behind the upcoming “flavored oyster” from French company Les Huîtres Dubault, has created a product with an eye toward modern consumer habits and trends.

Set to be distributed to markets in France, Europe, Asia and more by September 2017, SO’OOH flavored oysters are infused with taste profiles including lemon, shallot, muscat and truffle, thus cutting out the need for

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