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Published on
March 12, 2018

We eat with our eyes.

It’s a truth intrinsically known to food packagers across industries, who dedicate ample amounts of time and scores of resources toward attracting the hungry eyes of shoppers searching for their next meal. A deftly executed package can have a profound impact on a company’s profit margin. It can also be the difference-maker in dismantling long-held consumer skepticism when it comes to seafood, according to packagi… Read More

Published on
March 11, 2018

Seafood Expo North America / Seafood Processing North America, the largest seafood industry event of its kind on the continent, opened its doors today, Sunday, 11 March, in Boston, Massachusetts to thousands of buyers and suppliers for another recording-breaking year, the exposition’s organizer Diversified Communications announced.

The 2018 edition of the exposition features 1,341 exhibiting companies from 57 countries – including new… Read More

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Toan Dao

Published on
March 9, 2018

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers said Thursday, 8 March that the United States made a “mistake” in the preliminary results of its 12th administrative review of its antidumping order on frozen warm-water shrimp from Vietnam (POR12).

The “mistake” has resulted in a much higher-than-expected duty rate for Vietnamese shrimp products, VASEP said in a statement.

The U.S. Department of Commerce… Read More

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Christine Blank

Published on
March 9, 2018

The United States and the European Union haven’t traded live shellfish for nearly eight years, but that is set to change.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a proposed determination in the Federal Register on 8 March, stating that the safety controls in the European Union are equivalent to those in the United States, opening the door to U.S. imports of shellfish again – starting with the Netherlands and Spain. U.S. shellf… Read More

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
March 9, 2018

Urbanization and changing lifestyle trends amongst China’s middle class has led to a boom in the popularity of pets, including cats and dogs.

The number of pet stores in major Chinese cities has exploded in recent years, and along with China’s embrace of household pets has come a sharp increase in the use of small fish in premium cat food. 

This appears to go against a government effort to reduce the harvesting of juvenile fish s… Read More

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Allan Lynch

Published on
March 8, 2018

UPDATE: Five Nation Clam partners announced:

 Members of the Five Nation Clam Company have been announced. They include the Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick, Abegweit First Nation in Prince Edward Island, Innu First Nation of Nutashkuan in Quebec, the Potlotek First Nation in Nova Scotia and from Newfoundland and Labrador the Southern Inuit of Nunatukavut through its commercial fisheries unit NDC Fisheries Limited.

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
March 6, 2018

Police are preparing charges against a “criminal gang” accused of terrorizing vendors at the seafood wholesale market in Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province.

According to police, four individuals have been charged with extortion, false imprisonment, forced business, and “picking fights and quarrels.” The gang forced shellfish vendors to pay protection money lend them their transportation, police said.

The arrests … Read More

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Jewel Fraser

Published on
March 5, 2018

Volcanic mudslides from Martinique's dormant Mount Pelée led fishermen, farmers, and tourism business owners to convene a meeting in late January on the need for emergency aid from the state.

According to Marcelin Nadeau, the mayor of the town of Prêcheur that took the brunt of the impact, the municipal council had agreed to urge the government to declare the town the site of a natural disaster, at the request of representatives of t… Read More

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Brian Hagenbuch

Published on
March 2, 2018

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) hosted its first ever all-female trade mission recently, with seven European seafood buyers touring Dutch Harbor, Alaska, home to one of the world’s most lucrative fishing ports. 

The women represented companies that import some USD 60 million (EUR 48.9 million) in U.S. seafood to France, Germany, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom. 

Hannah Lindoff, ASMI’s interna… Read More

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
March 1, 2018

A U.S. Senate committee passed a bill on Wednesday, 28 February that would increase access for recreational anglers. However, critics claim that it comes at a cost to both the environment and commercial fishermen.

The Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 now heads to the full body after the Senate Commerce Committee approved the measure by voice vote. The bill has bipartisan support, with U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Mississipp… Read More