Processing & Equipment

Published on
May 15, 2019

In response to growing customer demand for groundfish processed and frozen in the United States, Bristol Seafood will begin offering individually quick-frozen haddock and cod fillets, loins, and portions processed at its headquarters in Portland, Maine, U.S.A.

The company’s new product line began shipping in April and features cod and haddock harvested in the North Atlantic that is hand-trimmed and flash-frozen, according to the company.

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May 15, 2019

Akranes, Iceland-based seafood equipment manufacturer Skaginn 3X has debuted a new fish transfer tool flexible enough to work with most seafood.

The ValuePump “is a new tool in the toolbox for the industry,” Skaginn 3X CEO Ingólfur Árnason told SeafoodSource on the floor of the 2019 Seafood Expo Global.

“It can be used in so many different ways,” he said. “It’s easy to integrate it into a

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Ben Fisher

Published on
May 10, 2019

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has backed down on the terms of a proposed pollution permit for seafood processors in the state, after the last iteration of the permit expired eight years ago, according to the Statesman Journal. 

Since the permit expired, more than a dozen Oregon seafood processors have been operating under an administrative extension as negotiations have taken place. 

The Department of Environmental

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
May 8, 2019

Canadian firm Icewater Seafoods has contracted with processing equipment provider Marel to outfit its cod plant with a new CAD 1.6 million (USD 1.1 million, EUR 1.06 million) FleXicut machine, the companies announced on Tuesday, 7 May, during the first day of Seafood Expo Global 2019.

The purchase of Marel’s FleXicut system marks the final phase of a CAD 10 million (USD 7.4 million, EUR 6.6 million) investment Icewater Seafoods has made in

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
May 7, 2019

Dundee, Scotland-based aquaculture technology supplier Ace Aquatec will introduce its Electric Fish device to the global market this week during Seafood Processing Global, taking place in Brussels, Belgium from 7 to 9 May. 

Designed to looks like a dead salmon, the Electric Fish acts as a non-acoustic deterrent for fishers who are banned from using acoustic alternatives by regulations. It was introduced to the North American market in March

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Published on
May 7, 2019

Founded just two years ago and based in Hengelo, The Netherlands, seafood freezing equipment manufacturer Glory Europe is quickly gaining recognition for quality, according to Carlo Kroeze, the company’s CEO and head of sales.

The company’s line of super-quick freezers and fully synchronized freezing lines can take seafood from 18 degrees Celsius to negative-18 degrees in 10 minutes – key to achieving a deep, dry freeze that

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 30, 2019

Briec, France-based startup Westair will be returning to Brussels, Belgium this year to showcase its Multizone automatic feeding system at Seafood Processing Global, taking place from 7 to 9 May. 

Incepted two years ago by Westair founder Sébastien Termet, the Multizone aquaculture feeding system is capable of efficiently transporting fish feed in precise dosages with accuracy and high hygienic conditions, according to the

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Chris Chase

Published on
April 30, 2019

Iceland-based Valka is debuting a new version of its water-jet cutting machine for pre-rigor salmon at Seafood Processing Global, running from 7 to 9 May in Brussels, Belgium. 

The new cutter is designed to cut and remove pin bones from pre-rigor salmon, in addition to portioning the fillet. The machine uses a dual X-ray camera system to perform a 3D scan of the pin bones and provide exact cutting angles, and is also equipped with two

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 18, 2019

Premium packaging solution provider Aptar Food and Beverage’s line of SeaWell Protective Packaging Systems has a simple, overarching aim: to enable U.S. foodservice distributors to sell safer seafood over longer periods of time. 

The potential impact the SeaWell line is expected to have on foodservice distributors in the United States is huge, according to the team behind the concept.

The tray system, which comes in a dark blue finish

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Published on
April 10, 2019

A new super-trawler being built for Russia’s Collective Farm Fishery by V.I. Lenin (RK Lenina) will be equipped with state-of-the-art processing and chilling equipment provided by Skaginn 3X and Frost.

RK Lenina, based in in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East, fishes for a variety of species including Pacific cod, Alaska pollock, pink and chum salmon, and squid. Its new 121-meter super-trawler,

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