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Published on
March 18, 2019

A proliferation of fishing vessels operating in Chinese waters is interfering with the country’s international telecommunications infrastructure, according to a representative of China’s largest telecoms company. 

Trawlers have ruptured or disrupted undersea cables in the East China Sea and the South China Sea Chen Yingyu, a senior official at China Telecom, said at the annual National People’s Congress, where executives

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
March 18, 2019

Five Scottish seafood companies have arrived in Boston, Massachusetts this week with industry body Seafood Scotland to take part in Seafood Expo North America from 17 to 19 March.

The delegation of companies exhibiting under the blue Seafood Scotland banner at SENA19 this week include Loch Fyne Oysters, the Scottish Salmon Company, Dawnfresh, Wester Ross, and Scottish Seas. Renowned Scottish chef Mark Greenaway has also been in attendance on

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Chris Chase

Published on
March 18, 2019

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico-based Orca Seafoods announced on 17 March during Seafood Expo North America 2019 that the company plans to open a new office in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. in order to launch their product in the U.S.

The new launch comes with a change in name to Artisan Catch – which is coupled with new logo designs and the launch of a new website. The company is also expanding its product lines, with a focus on sustainable small-scale

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
March 17, 2019

It was a weekend of hard work for global seafood product suppliers and processing vendors, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in anticipation of this year’s Seafood Expo North American/Seafood Processing North America event, taking place from 17 to 19 March. 

Considered to be the largest seafood event in North America, the expo saw 1,329 exhibitors from 49 countries in attendance at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for

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Chris Chase

Published on
March 15, 2019

Just over eight months since the start of a trade war between China and the United States, the Maine lobster industry is still coping with the affects of a 25 percent tariff on their goods. 

Maine had been on track to more than double the value of exports to China, with USD 87 million (EUR 76.9 million) worth of the crustacean being sold through June 2018, compared to roughly half that value through the same period in 2017. However, once

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Published on
March 14, 2019

China is the world’s most populous nation, and the hungriest for seafood. It’s a dynamic, multifaceted, rapidly-evolving market. SeafoodSource Contributing Editor Mark Godfrey has put together a list of the top 10 biggest issues facing China’s seafood industry in 2019. Godfrey has covered the seafood sector in Asia, with a focus on China, for SeafoodSource for more than a

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Ivan Stupachenko

Published on
March 14, 2019

Russian fisheries are getting prepared for expected reductions in total allowable catch (TAC) for pollock, the biggest species in the national harvest. 

Companies are seeking to keep their income stable by investing in processing facilities in an effort to produce more fillet. However, there are doubts that there will be sufficient demand for deeper-processed food. 

Generational shift brings new challenges 

In Russia, pollock is

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Chris Loew

Published on
March 13, 2019

Brunswick, Maine-based Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) has made a name for itself offering business advisory services to small businesses as well as financing and project management. The firm has received grants, including USD 300,000 (EUR 266,800) from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) – a U.S. nonprofit organization established in the 2014 Farm Bill – for introducing the Japanese “ear-hanging”

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
March 12, 2019

Thousands of seafood buyers, importers, distributors, and processors are expected to arrive in Boston, Massachusetts this weekend for the kick-off of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America 2019, taking place from 17 to 19 March. 

Considered to be the largest seafood industry event in North America, the expo features thousands of exhibitor booths stocked with products, solutions, and samples, as well as a wide array of

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Wynter Courmont

Published on
March 12, 2019

We look forward to welcoming those of you attending the 39th edition of Seafood Expo North America / Seafood Processing North America in Boston next week. This year’s edition will feature more than 1,300 exhibiting companies from 49 countries and continues to be the largest seafood event in North America. 

There is a lot for you to see and do at the expo:

The conference program is packed with educational sessions covering corporate

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