Supply & Trade

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 13, 2008

Peter Redmond, former VP and divisional merchandise manager of deli and seafood for Wal-Mart, will become part of the Global Aquaculture Alliance team to promote its Best Aquaculture Practices to seafood buyers in the United States and the European Union.

Redmond left the retailer in April after a total of five years, shortly after becoming its senior director of sustainability to form Epiphany Group Ltd., a consulting company. His work with

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Linda Salim, for SeafoodSource from Surabaya, Indonesia

Published on
May 12, 2008

In a media tour in Malaysia's Banding Island near Tasik Temenggor in the state of Perak last week, Albert Altena, CEO of Trapia Malaysia Sdn Bhd, announced that the company was preparing for the largest odorless tilapia farm in the world.

Trapia announced its plan to build tilapia farms in Tasik Temenggor, Tasik Kenering and Sungai Dala, all in the state of Perak, last year. In September, Trapia conducted a pilot experiment in the Fisheries

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Steven Hedlund

Published on
May 12, 2008

The Solidarity Center has been in hiding since releasing a 40-page report documenting extensive labor abuse within Southeast Asia's farmed-shrimp industry, giving it a black eye. For the report, the Washington, D.C., human rights organization interviewed workers at 15 shrimp-processing facilities in Thailand and 10 in Bangladesh. But only one of the plants cited in the report was identified. The Solidarity Center threw punches - now it's time to

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 12, 2008

Vietnam's 2007 seafood exports reached $1 billion in the first four months of 2008, up 8.4 percent from the same period last year, says Deputy Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development Luong Le Phuong.

The country's seafood exports totaled 1.19 million metric tons from January to April, an increase of 7.4 percent from the same period last year.

Vietnam's basa exports, which represented one-third of the country's total seafood export

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 12, 2008

Brian Malarkey, executive chef of The Oceanaire Seafood Room in San Diego and a contestant on the hit cable TV show "Top Chef 3: Miami," now has his own weekly TV cooking segment.

Malarkey can be seen every Friday at about 9:07 a.m. on "San Diego Living," which airs weekdays at 9 a.m. following the "Fox in the Morning" newscast.

"A weekly cooking segment lets me share my favorite recipes with Fox's viewers and gives them a taste of what goes

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 9, 2008

NOAA Fisheries Service has awarded a $110,500 grant to the National Fisheries Institute Scientific Monitoring Committee, in partnership with Rutgers University. The money will be used to study summer flounder to determine the percentage that die when discarded from trawl fisheries in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The discard mortality rate, which varies with length, age, reproductive states and predation, will be determined by combining

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Linda Salim, for SeafoodSource from Surabaya, Indonesia

Published on
May 8, 2008

China's fishing industry is speculating what to do with the silver carp used to clean Chinese lakes from blue-green algae.

Assuming the mission is successful, silver carp will be national heroes, achieving China's goal to clean up lakes by 2030. Could it also be the country's next top seafood export?

In February, 1.6 million silver carps were delivered to the algae-infested Lake Chaohu. Some 200 kilometers east, in Lake Taihu, the second

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 8, 2008

The Thai Shrimp Association submitted an open letter to U.S. Ambassador Eric John yesterday demanding justice from the United States following allegations that the Thai shrimp industry abuses workers.

Late last month, the Solidarity Center, a Washington, D.C.-based workers' rights organization, released a 40-page report accusing the shrimp-farming and -processing industries in Thailand and Bangladesh of abusing workers. "The True Cost of

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 8, 2008

Icelandic USA, of Newport News, Va., has introduced its Seafood Slider, a mini seafood sandwich made with Alaskan pollock.

"You see mini burgers or sandwiches popping up on a wide variety of menus, as they are so versatile and fit today's dining and economic trends," said Tom Sherman, Icelandic VP of marketing, in a press release. "The mini's are perfect to share, can double as an appetizer or entrée, address portion control without saying

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 7, 2008

India is challenging a World Trade Organization ruling that international trade law allows antidumping penalties other than tariffs to be enacted on a country.

In late February, a WTO panel ruled that the U.S. practice of collecting cash deposits in the form of bonds from Indian and Thai shrimp exporters subject to tariffs violates international trade law. U.S. Customs and Border Protection enacted the practice in 2004 to curb tariff evasion.

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