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Published on
March 15, 2018

Kiliç Deniz, one of Turkey’s leading aquaculture and seafood companies, is sensing a meagre opportunity in the United States.

Kiliç exports its products to 65 countries, but its growth strategy is pointed firmly in the direction of the United States, Kılıç Holding Vice President Sinan Kızıltan told SeafoodSource at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts on 11 March.

The fully-integrated aquaculture oper… Read More

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
March 15, 2018

New Bedford, Massachusetts-based seafood supplier Northern Wind, celebrated a milestone 30-year anniversary at the 2018 Seafood Expo North America event in Boston, Massachusetts. Company founders Ken Melanson and Michael Fernandes, along with Northern Wind’s co-CEO George S. Kouri, said they look forward to blossoming the success of Northern Wind even further in the years to come.  

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
March 15, 2018

China’s internet celebrity chefs have become a favorite channel for encouraging seafood consumption, with the best-known paid to promote products. But a wave of such chefs aren’t just endorsing products; they are now selling their own seafood creations online. 

Several food-focused content-creators on the Weibo microblogging platform, a popular online video host similar to YouTube (which is blocked in China), have achieved massiv… Read More

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Jason Holland

Published on
March 15, 2018
BIM The Business of Seafood 2017

Ireland’s seafood sector recorded its third consecutive year of growth in 2017, rising in value by 6.4 percent year-on-year to EUR 1.15 billion (USD 1.4 billion), thanks to a booming export trade, confirmed a new report compiled by the Irish Sea Fisheries Board Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM).

According to “The Business of Seafood 2017,” a 12 percent spike in net exports to EUR 331 million (USD 410.1 million), a four percent increase … Read More

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
March 14, 2018

China is continuing its rapid transition from a net exporter of seafood into a net importer.

China exported 4.23 million metric tons (MT) of seafood in 2017, while importing 4.89 million MT.

China’s exports rose 2.4 percent year-on-year by volume and 1.9 percent in value, reaching at USD 21.15 billion (EUR 17.05 billion), while its imports skyrocketed by 21.7 in volume and 21.03 percent in value, to USD 11.13 billion (EUR 911.93 million).

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Published on
March 14, 2018

A shortage of lobster processing facilities in Maine will be addressed by Ready Seafood, a lobster dealer which just announced it will build a new facility in southern Maine by 2019.

Maine’s lobster catch has been at or near all-time highs in recent years. The state’s fishermen harvested more than 110 million pounds of lobster in 2017, but sent more than USD 200 million (EUR 161.7 million) worth to Canada for processing, according to Read More

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SeafoodSource Staff

Published on
March 12, 2018
Boston

UPDATE: Due to worsening travel conditions, shuttles returning to hotels from the BCEC on the last day of Seafood Expo North America 2018 will depart at 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. only. There will be no shuttle service after the 1:30 p.m. departure, Diversified Communications announced.

Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America 2018 will remain open for regular hours on Tuesday, 13 March, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., the expo's o… Read More

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Chris Loew

Published on
March 12, 2018

Japanese seafood companies will be out in force at the 2018 Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, taking place 11 to 13 March.

Included among the roughly 1,000 exhibitors at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center will be a score from Japan, one of 50 countries that will have a presence at the event.

Banjo Foods Co., Ltd., based in Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture, is a processor of Japanese wasabi. The company started… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
March 12, 2018

Alaskan crab suppliers and processors have long had an "ugly" problem, which they are now aiming to remedy with a marketing campaign launching at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts, taking place 11 to 13 March.

Consumers and retail buyers often shy away from crab sporting different-looking shells than the bright orange color they are used to. These dark, spotted, or barnacle-attached shells are even called “ugly.”&nbs… Read More

Published on
March 12, 2018

The Scottish Salmon Company has introduced a new premium export brand to North America at this year’s Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts.

On Sunday, 11 March, the company announced it will make its Lochlander Salmon available to premium restaurants and upmarket hotels in the United States. The brand focuses on Scottish “sea loch” provenance, the product’s sustainability certifications and the company&rsquo… Read More