Supply & Trade

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Published on
May 1, 2019

Soaring demand and an expanding supply of fishery and aquaculture products have led seafood to be one of the most traded food categories in the world today. Thanks to globalization, increased product specialization, longer and more complex supply chains, and a broadening of consumer tastes, concerns and expectations, there’s little chance of a reverse in this trend, but the likelihood is that future growth rates will fail to replicate the

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
May 1, 2019

Leading Chinese shrimp exporter Guolian is banking that a new crayfish processing plant will further reduce the company’s reliance on a volatile export market. A new plant in Yiyang, in central China, has commenced shipping to supermarkets and restaurant chains across China. 

Guolian Yiyang Foodstuffs Co. has a processing capacity of 150 tons a day of crayfish and dormitories for 2,000 workers onsite. 

Guolian lifted its

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Cliff White

Published on
May 1, 2019

Guy Dean served Canada’s Albion Farms and Fisheries for 13 years, starting as the vice president of the company’s import and export division before taking over as its chief sustainability officer two years into his tenure. As of 30 April, Dean has stepped down from his role with Albion to pursue a new venture with Pacific Northwest supplier Organic Ocean. SeafoodSource caught up with Dean to discuss his next steps, the evolution of

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Chris Chase

Published on
April 30, 2019

On 23 April, the largest vessel to ever call on the International Marine Terminal in Portland, Maine arrived for the first time. 

The ship, named the Pictor J, is a 461-foot container ship belonging to Eimskip, an Icelandic freight company that has headquarters in Portland. The new ship is longer, wider, and faster than any Eimskip ship before it and has nearly twice the carrying capacity of the old ships – 925 20-foot shipping

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Brian Hagenbuch

Published on
April 26, 2019

A coalition of more than 200 businesses that includes Patagonia, Hy-Vee, Whole Foods, and PCC Markets drafted a letter this week to speak out against Pebble Mine, a proposed open-pit copper, gold, and molybdenum mine at the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

The letter from the group, known as Businesses for Bristol Bay, was addressed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Anchorage, and

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Cliff White

Published on
April 26, 2019

J. Douglas Hines, until recently one of the owners of the fleet operated by the South Pacific Tuna Corporation, said he exited the business because he believes the U.S. tuna-fishing fleet has to “play to a different standard.”

Hines, who has since branched into vegan seafood alternatives, formerly worked as the chief operating officer and board director of canned tuna firm Bumble Bee Foods and held executive positions at Chicken of

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Chris Chase

Published on
April 25, 2019

Atlantic Capes Fisheries and BJ’s Service Company have been named in the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s (COSH) “Dirty Dozen” list for 2019, but the company has responded saying its addition to the list was based on false information. 

According to the COSH, the dirty dozen list solicits information from health and safety activists about companies that either put workers or communities at risk.

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Published on
April 25, 2019

The investment in the United Kingdom’s largest freezer trawler and the commitment shown to the country’s fishing industry has been commended by Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne.

At its naming ceremony in Greenwich, London, The Princess Royal said the arrival of the new Kirkella H7, the biggest trawler in the U.K. fleet, was “a really important occasion for fisheries in the U.K.” and that the Hull-based vessel represented

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 24, 2019

Wednesday, 24 April, marked the start of the commercial shrimping season in South Carolina, U.S.A., with fisherman taking to the water two months earlier than they had been able to do in 2018, according to a report from state newspaper the Post and Courier.

A warmer winter has been cited as the reason behind the early start, the newspaper said. State shrimpers like Tommy Edwards, who works out of Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, are meeting

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
April 24, 2019

Fiji Minister of Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau is in Beijing this week seeking assistance from China to develop aquaculture and fisheries processing facilities in the South Pacific island nation. 

Koroilavesau met with his China Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Han Changfu, whose ministry also oversees fisheries, who guaranteed “high-quality cooperation” in fisheries science and technology as well as

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