Processing & Equipment
Innovation loomed large for the seafood industry in 2018, in terms of new products as well as the machines and facilities responsible for producing and distributing them.
In aquaculture circles, 2018 could be characterized as the year of the land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS). Several companies in Maine were seen cashing in on the trend in 2018, with Norway-based Nordic Aquafarms announcing in January its plans to build a… Read More
Water from seafood processing activities that tend to be treated as waste contain valuable nutrients that could be used in food or aquaculture feeds, a new research project has confirmed.
According to researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, approximately 7,000 to 8,000 liters of water is used to prepare a ton of marinated herring, while 50,000 liters of water is needed per ton of peeled shrimp or for three tons of raw shrimp.… Read More
As sushi grows more popular around the world and the United States, demand for AUTEC’s commercial robotic sushi machines are on the rise among restaurants, educational institutes, and upscale grocers, according to the food technology developer.
The sushi robots produced by AUTEC automate elements of the sushi making process, with one model capable of producing 1,400 rice sheets per hour. The machines “allow purveyors to maintain… Read More
Hong Kong used to be the gateway to mainland China for exports of premium products like salmon. Now the traffic has been reversed, with a Dalian, China-based importer and processor of salmon seeking to increase sales of salmon in the city.
Dalian Huayang Food Co. wants to use Hong Kong as a gateway to the Southeast Asia market for salmon, CEO Sun Le Qing told SeafoodSource at this month’s Seafood Expo Asia event in Hong Kong. The… Read More
Cermaq’s new salmon processing factory in Steigen, Norway, has been officially opened by State Secretary Roy Angelvik, with the minister praising the company’s contributions to the local economy.
“I am impressed by Cermaq’s investments in this region, building the future for the salmon industry and creating employment opportunities,” he said.
The 12,000 square meter factory employs 55 people and has a processing… Read More
For the first time since a 1992 fishing moratorium went into effect, Atlantic cod is being processed and filleted once more in St. Anthony by Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada-based company St. Anthony Seafoods, according to a recent report from The Northern Pen, a local newspaper.
St. Anthony Seafoods, which is owned by Clearwater Seafoods (75 percent share) and St. Anthony Basin Resources Inc. (25 percent share), began trial runs for… Read More
Tuesday, 14 August marked the grand reopening of Pacific Seafood’s Warrenton, Oregon-based dockside processing plant, a watershed moment for the supplier and the coastal fishing community behind a large part of the facility's operations, according to a company press release.
It was around this time last year that Pacific announced its plans to rebuild the Warrenton plant, once considered to be the area’s largest… Read More
The current Sino-U.S. trade war, which has seen tariffs imposed on most seafood products from China (but not on re-exported processed product), is causing many seafood processing companies in China to reassess whether or not to move their operations out of China. This is the first of a two-part series looking into the issue.
Many seafood processing companies are now assessing whether to move to another Asian location where wages and costs are… Read More
Miami, Florida, U.S.A.-based Seafarers Inc. announced Thursday, 19 July that it has adopted a new processing technology for its imported fresh pre-cooked crab meat.
The process, known as “High Pressure Processing” (HPP), eliminates bacteria, pathogens, and spoilage organisms in the product while eliminating the addition of any chemicals. According to Seafarers, the company has been conducting R&D on the new process for the… Read More
Russia’s government has introduced a tax reform proposal in order to encourage national fisheries to sell more seafood on the domestic market and export products with more added value.
During a recent session of its Public Industry Council, Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries formally introduced a legislative initiative to change the Water Biological Resources (WBR) tax and the practice of its application aimed at getting the… Read More