Supply & Trade

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
April 22, 2008

Michael LaDuke, head seafood chef and recipe expert for Red Lobster, will appear on June 22 as a guest judge on season four of the Food Network show "The Next Food Network Star."

LaDuke and Iron Chef Michael Symon, owner of restaurants Lola and Lolita, will select the winner in a special seafood-themed challenge. Through Aug. 31, the winning recipe will be featured on a "chef's creations" menu insert at all 680 Red Lobster restaurants,

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
April 21, 2008

Buyers and sellers from around the globe descend upon Brussels, Belgium, this week to meet and do business at the 16th annual European Seafood Exposition and Seafood Processing Europe.

The world's largest seafood trade show runs tomorrow through Thursday at the Brussels Exhibition Grounds (Parc des Expositions de Bruxelles).

The event commands more than 35,000 square meters of exhibit space this year, up nearly 7 percent from 2007, says

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
April 21, 2008

After an intensely long and cold winter, China's tilapia production has dropped as much as 80 percent, forcing U.S. prices up as much as 20 percent, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization's "Tilapia Market Report" for April.

The FAO predicts that due to the supply situation in China, tilapia prices are likely to continue to increase sharply. Latin American countries like Ecuador, Costa Rica, Honduras and Brazil are expected to take

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
April 21, 2008

Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Systematics Laboratory have joined FISH-BOL, the global Fish Barcode of Life Initiative, to put DNA bar codes on fish to instantly identify the species, where it came from, its nutritional value and other information, NOAA announced Friday.

Part of the global Consortium for the Barcode of Life, started in 2003 to barcode everything from fish, mushroom and flowers,

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
April 18, 2008

A record 200 wines vied to compete in the 2008 Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition, which begins next week. The field has been whittled down to 20, and tasting events will be held next week in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle to determine the winners.

The annual "dating service" for wines and oysters is sponsored by Taylor Shellfish Farms of Shelton, Wash., and organized by the competition's founder, Jon Rowley of Jon Rowley &

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
April 17, 2008

Seven Indian and five Norwegian research institutions earlier this week announced a joint research project for aquaculture vaccines. Seafood industries in both countries have been dealing with expensive viruses that can't be prevented with antibiotics. The scientists are researching vaccines that could create antibodies against various viruses and boost the immune system of fish and shrimp.

The research focuses on the most serious viruses in

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Fiona Robinson, SeaFood Business associate publisher and editor

Published on
April 16, 2008

SeaFood Business has published Seafood Currents three times a week for more than a year and readership has grown steadily in that time. Tomorrow readers will see the next generation of Seafood Currents, called SeafoodSource News. The upgrade will include international seafood industry news and frequency will increase to five days a week. Currents began publishing in January to www.SeafoodSource.com, a site developed by SFB parent company

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
April 16, 2008

A new report from the World Wildlife Fund, "Illegal Fishing in Arctic Waters," states that illegal fishing for Atlantic cod and walleye pollock in the Arctic threatens the health of important fisheries worldwide, decreasing fish's abilities to adapt, survive and cope with climate change.

The report analyzes Barents Sea cod and Russian walleye pollock catches, which account for about one quarter of the world's whitefish supply.

The WWF report

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
April 16, 2008

The Southern Shrimp Alliance yesterday called on the U.S. Trade Representative to appeal the World Trade Organization's Feb. 29 ruling that the U.S. practice of collecting cash deposits in the form of bonds from Thai and Indian shrimp exporters subject to antidumping tariffs violates international trade law.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection enacted the practice in mid-2004 to curb tariff evasion on farmed seafood and produce products, and

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
April 15, 2008

Marine Harvest announced on yesterday that it closed its Chinquihue processing plant in Puerto Montt, Chile, due to the outbreak of the infectious salmon anemia virus, which has curbed the Norwegian company's farmed-salmon production.

The facility is for sale, and about 600 employees lost their jobs.

The closing is part of a larger restructuring of Marine Harvest's Chilean operations, which will continue over the next few months. The

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