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The World Wildlife Fund's Mollusk Aquaculture Dialogues will continue this winter and spring to develop standards for certifying mollusks farmed in North America.
Participating mollusk-aquaculture stakeholders will create standards to minimize or eliminate negative environmental effects of mollusk farming.
The process of identifying criteria and indicators began last week in North Carolina and will continue Feb. 11 in Orlando, Fla., and… Read More
Mercury in seafood - has any other food-safety issue been more grievously misreported by the mainstream media and, as a result, less understood by consumers? There's no questioning the naturally occurring neurotoxin's harm; studies have linked methylmercury contamination to delayed fetal development and health problems in adults. But the source of mercury is controversial. Environmental groups inform consumers that seafood is the main culprit,… Read More
Eight out of 10 swordfish samples randomly purchased in northern California and southern Florida supermarkets had mercury levels that exceeded the federal action level, according to the company that conducted the tests.
Micro Analytical Systems (MASI) of San Rafael, Calif., purchased 142 samples of tuna, swordfish and halibut at 19 supermarkets in November and December last year. Of the 41 swordfish samples it tested, 80 percent… Read More
Online retailer FreshDirect announced yesterday that it has partnered with Blue Ocean Institute and the Marine Stewardship Council to provide certified sustainable seafood to its customers.
The online retailer is using a stoplight-designed format for more than 40 species of seafood, with the sustainability information provided by Blue Ocean. Green-rated species are relatively abundant in the areas they are caught; yellow-rated species have… Read More
Cochran's Seafood hides well off Florida A1A, tucked in Crescent Beach south of St. Augustine. If you look for it, the small sign at the head of the sandy road is easy to miss. You'll never see an advertisement for the shop. The business is open only a half-day on Fridays and all day Saturday. And, if you look for it in the telephone book, you're wasting your time. "We sell 95 percent of our oysters by word of mouth," says Michael Cochran, who… Read More
SFB Staff - Ocean Beauty Seafood released a press statement yesterday apologizing for the deaths of 22 bald eagles in Kodiak, Alaska.
The eagles were accidentally killed while attempting to feed on a truckload of fish waste at an Ocean Beauty processing plant on Friday.
As of yesterday 30 birds that survived the incident are close to recovery. However Ocean Beauty today will fly 13 of the surviving eagles to the Bird Treatment and Learning… Read More
January 14, 2008 - SFB Staff - Fish samples from two Vancouver Island, British Columbia, salmon farms have tested positive for malachite green, a fungicide banned for use in food processing in 1992 after it was found to be a carcinogen.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration found traces of malachite green in salmon during routine testing at the U.S.-Canadian border on Dec. 4. The fish samples are from Marine Harvest and Creative Salmon Co.,… Read More
The seafood trade received big news out of Britain this week, and it's not Victoria Beckham's addiction to fish sticks. CapVest, a London-based private equity firm, will merge its two seafood entities, Young's Seafood and Findus, creating one of Europe's largest seafood companies, with annual revenue of $2.1 billion (Â£1.1 billion). Is the Young's-Findus deal a sign the seafood industry will be teeming with mergers and acquisitions not only in… Read More
Holland America Line yesterday introduced updated menus on its premium cruise ships for 2008, and numerous seafood dishes are being offered.
The menus were changed to better reflect the cuisines of the ships' destinations. The ships sailing to Mexico and the Caribbean, the first new menus to debut, feature fresh fish.
The new seafood dishes include coconut scallops, chili-rubbed tuna brochette and mahimahi with roasted corn salsa and… Read More
One of China’s key seafood trading and processing hubs saw growth in imports outstrip growth in exports in the first eight month of the year.
Liaoning Province, home to Dalian and other ports, saw a 17.7 percent rise in exports in the first eight months of 2017. The province totaled 552,000 tons of exports worth USD 1.86 billion (EUR 1.57 billion), while imports jumped 24.8 percent to 849,000 tons worth USD 1.38 billion (EUR 1.16… Read More