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On Tuesday the Jersey Seafood campaign, an expanded branding and marketing campaign for New Jersey seafood, was launched. The goal of the campaign is to label approved fish as sustainably harvested so they become a value-added product in the marketplace.
Operating under the support of the state department of agriculture's $800,000-a-year Jersey Fresh promotional effort, the Jersey Seafood program will sell only fish that meet environmental and… Read More
The New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries yesterday announced it will implement, effective May 1, interim measures to mitigate the environmental impact of bottom trawling.
The measures are designed to avoid and manage adverse impacts to vulnerable marine ecosystems from bottom trawling by focusing fishing activity on areas that are likely to have already been significantly affected, and by minimizing the impact of fishing in other areas.
An area… Read More
The sustainable seafood movement is still in the very early stages of development, but producers, retailers, foodservice operators and non-governmental organizations are working collaboratively toward the harmonization of certification standards for both wild fisheries and aquaculture, said panelists at Wednesday's conference, "Sustainability: Today and Tomorrow," at the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels. About 275 people attended the… Read More
The Louisiana House Commerce Committee on Monday rejected a bill that would have required restaurants to list the origin of the seafood being served.
House Bill 358, introduced by Rep. Jerry "Truck" Gisclair (D-Larose), was defeated by a 15-3 vote. A similar bill concerning the origins of crawfish is still pending.
"I am trying to protect an industry and our culture," Rep. Joe Harrison Jr. (R-Napoleonville) told the Times-Picayune. "Are… Read More
The packed aisles of the 16th annual European Seafood Exposition, which opened yesterday, were buzzing with talk of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, industry consolidation and the global economy.
But today the chatter ringing from the rafters of the cavernous Brussels Exhibition Grounds is about the "flavorful" winners of the eighth annual Seafood Prix d'Elite new products competition.
Two grand-prize winners - cold smoked Alaska… Read More
About 80 members of the activist group Greenpeace stormed the halls of the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels, Belgium, earlier today, protesting the state of global tuna stocks.
Greenpeace activists wearing fluorescent yellow vests spray painted "time and tuna is running out" and "business closed" in several languages in the booths of five tuna producers said Greenpeace spokesperson Farah Obaidullah. They also chained themselves to the… Read More
The British Columbia Dogfish Hook & Line Industry Association has applied to the Marine Stewardship Council to undertake a full assessment of its fishery. The MSC is a globally recognized eco-labeling system that certifies that seafood comes from well-managed fisheries.
"We are pleased to enter the MSC process at this time, as we believe the B.C. dogfish fishery has become one of the most closely monitored groundfish fisheries in the… Read More
Baader of Lubeck, Germany, demonstrated two innovative farmed salmon and whitefish processing machines at Seafood Processing Europe today.
Andy Miller, the company's managing director, showed off the Baader 988, an automatic trimmer that's part of the company's Salmon Processing line. The machine trims the back and belly strip off of the fillets and removes the membrane on the fillet's surface.
The fillet doesn't need to be removed from… Read More
Stuehrk Delikatessen Import GmbH & Co. of Marne, Germany, and Royal Greenland of Aalborg, Denmark, took the gold at the eighth annual Seafood Prix d'Elite new products competition during the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels, Belgium, today.
The winners were selected from a field of 40 finalists and announced during a reception in Auditorium 2000 of the Brussels Exhibition Grounds.
Stuehrk Delikatessen Import captured the best new… Read More
SeaShare, a non-profit hunger-relief organization based in Bainbridge Island, Wash., recently won the Executive Alliance's Evergreen Award.
The award recognizes nonprofit organizations for their contributions to communities and well-being and is given to an organization that is a great example of collaboration. The award was presented to Seashare executives during the Washington State Nonprofit Conference earlier this month.
For 15 years,… Read More