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Ocean Beauty Seafoods has completed its expansion into a larger facility in Renton, Washington, outside of Seattle.
The company has moved its Seattle distribution and hot-smoked salmon manufacturing divisions into the new 78,000-square-foot facility, which has been upgraded with state-of-the-art processing technology, including 10K skin-packing manufacturing capability for fresh and frozen fish and smoked salmon. The new location also inclu… Read More
JSC Gidrostroy, a large fishing conglomerate located in the Sakhalin region of Russia, has contracted with Icelandic processing technology firms Frost, Rafeyri, and Skaginn 3X to upgrade its Kuril Islands pelagic processing facility with state-of-the-art technology.
Located in Russia’s Far East, Gidrostroy’s Kuril Islands factory processes approxmiately 300,00 metric tons of fish annually – approximately 30 percent of Sakhalin&r… Read More
Seafood companies in South Africa have drastically cut their use of potable water in the face of a worsening crisis that has led to strict water rationing for residents.
Sea Harvest, one of the country’s largest producers and markets of premium seafood products, reduced its fresh water consumption by 35 percent between March 2016 and December 2017, in response to a severe drought that began in 2015 and has left the country's dams at 15 perc… Read More
The Five Nations Clam Company has won a lucrative quota award for Eastern Canada’s Arctic surf clam fishery, according to an announcement by Canadian Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc on Thursday, 22 February.
Five Nations is a new partnership between Premium Seafoods of Isle Madame, Cape Breton, and a coalition of five First Nations from Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
For the… Read More
The United States Department of Agriculture is asking for frozen catfish suppliers to submit bids for the National School Lunch Program along with other Federal Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs.
The USDA is seeking more than 4.7 million pounds of frozen catfish that will be delivered to major metropolitan markets such as San Francisco, California; Rochester, New York.; Detroit, Michigan; and Nashville, Tennessee. Acceptances will be a… Read More
Russia’s government has created a new framework for the distribution of fish quotas to foreign companies fishing in Russian waters.
According to a decree signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in late January, the quotas will be allocated by Russia’s Federal Agency for Fisheries. The agency will make its decision on the basis of recommendations proposed by a still-to-be-formed interdepartmental working group. The group… Read More
The public has less than a month to supply comments on U.S. government proposal to streamline the reporting process for participants in the Seafood Import Monitoring Program.
Last month, NOAA Fisheries unveiled a draft rule regarding the creation of a Commerce Trusted Trader Program, a voluntary effort that seeks to reduce costs for both industry and the government. The first public meeting regarding the proposal took place on 15 February. … Read More
Norwegian traceability and business software developer Maritech will conduct a series of launches for the U.S. market at this year’s Seafood Expo North America (SENA) event, coming to Boston, Massachusetts from 11 to 13 March.
Among the innovations set to be showcased by the company at SENA18 is its suite of digital trading tools called DigitalSeafood, which is aimed at helping seafood processors, traders, and brokers access tailored,… Read More
China has made a series of seafood-related offerings to the Philippines in a charm offensive with the aim of reducing tension in the South China Sea.
China is honoring a request from Filipino Rodrigo Duterte for 100,000 coral grouper (plecropomus leopardus) fry, according to Han Xu, China’s vice minister for agriculture. The fry will be delivered this year and in 2018 to for use in aquaculture operations on Davao and Palawan islands.
The re… Read More
Chile’s Sub-Secretary of Fishing and Aquaculture (Subpesca) reported exports for the year totaling USD 5.68 billion (EUR 4.61 billion), a 19.6 percent increase over its exports in 2016, and 16 percent higher than the average of 2012-16.
According to the Subpesca report of preliminary harvest and export figures for 2017, the total harvest for the seafood sector totaled 1.15 million tons, an 18 percent increase over 2016. Of this amount, Atla… Read More