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High Liner Foods of Nova Scotia today announced it has consolidated its two U.S. businesses, High Liner Foods and Fishery Products International of Danvers, Mass.
"Continuing to move forward with our integration plans, we have made the strategic decision to consolidate our two U.S. businesses," said Henry Demone, High Liner president and CEO, in a prepared statement. "The addition of the FPI businesses has transformed our organization,… Read More
Rhode Island lobstermen say a mosquito pesticide is ending up in Narragansett Bay, posing a threat to their livelihoods.
They say methoprene is killing lobster larvae and preventing adult lobsters from molting. Patrick Heaney of Newport, R.I., told the Newport Daily News that lobstermen are seeing more lobsters with physical problems.
However, there's no scientific consensus on the issue. A 2007 study found methoprene has no adverse… Read More
HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries announced today that it cut a deal with a large seafood supplier to distribute the company's frozen tilapia products to major fast food and retail chains.
The vertically integrated Seattle company, which raises tilapia in China's Hainan Province, recently developed frozen tilapia fillet blocks to replicate the taste and texture of Alaska pollock, a species commonly used in fast-food fish sandwiches.
"This… Read More
Ross Clouston, former president and chairman of Gorton's of Gloucester, Mass., died Tuesday after long battle with prostate cancer.
Serving as president from 1968 to 1986, Clouston, 85, helped broaden Gorton's product line by doubling its research and development labs soon after he became president. He helped introduce heat-and-serve entrees, seafood combination dinners, crab-stuffed fish and shrimp and fish-shaped fillets for children.
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The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas on Thursday called for the recovery of bluefin tuna stocks in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean at the end of its two-day meeting in Tokyo.
The statement indicates that ICCAT may again cut bluefin tuna quotas at its annual meeting in November.
ICCAT has already decided to gradually reduce quotas in the eastern Atlantic to 25,500 metric tons in 2010 from 29,500 metric… Read More
Fishermen in Sitka, Alaska, netted more than 10,000 tons of Pacific herring in just one day last week, the majority of the annual quota.
Fishing regulations for sac roe herring this year were eased when state biologists decided the spawning fish would reach record numbers and set the quota at 14,723 tons.
The current price for the fish is $550 per ton, making for a $5.5 million day on the water.
Fisherman Chip Treinen told the Anchorage… Read More
Salmon of the Americas yesterday charged the New York Times of publishing an erroneous report on hormone and antibiotic use by Chilean salmon-farming companies.
The March 27 article, "Salmon Virus Indicts Chile's Fishing Methods," mentioned several environmental impacts of the aquaculture industry in Chile, and detailed how infectious salmon anemia (ISA) has ravaged the country's salmon farms, killing millions of salmon destined for export… Read More
Mar. 26--The establishment of an organic certification body has moved Thailand a step closer to becoming one of the world's leading production and exporting countries for premium-grade shrimp.
Officially opened yesterday at the Fisheries Department, the Organic Agricultural and Farm Products Certification Office will be the national body to accredit organic farm products for export. It operates under the criteria outlined by the International… Read More
Thailand's Department of Fisheries launched an Organic Agricultural and Farm Products Certification Office on Wednesday. Using the guidelines of International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, the Certification Office will be granting organic-certified status to agriculture and farming product exporters.
During the launch, Somying Piumsomboon, director general of Thailand's fisheries department, explained that the department worked… Read More
Southstream Seafoods of Warwick, R.I., yesterday added Ken Cairns to its growing sales team.
Cairns, who lives in Clayton, N.C., has more than 20 years of food distribution and sales experience. His new responsibilities will be directed toward distributor, restaurant chain and retail customer growth in the Southeast.
Southstream Seafoods' frozen whitefish products are marketed under the Frostmark brand. The company operates sales offices… Read More