U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross recognized York, Maine, U.S.A.-based lobster supplier Maine Coast with the President’s “E” Award for Exports on 23 May, for the company’s demonstrated national leadership in expanding export markets for the country.
Forty-eight companies total were honored by Secretary Ross with the President’s “E” Award, “the highest recognition any U.S. entity can… Read More
“How can we engender enthusiasm in children for eating seafood?” asked Karen Galloway – owner of KAGC Limited, a company specialized in strategic development and consumer insights, and a former employee at Seafish – in her Drummond Lecture at the Shellfish Association of Great Britain this week. “Many studies have shown that children who eat seafood regularly have increased IQ and a better quality of sleep, yet… Read More
San Diego, California, U.S.A.-based Chicken of the Sea International, a division of Thai Union, on Tuesday, 21 May announced it had resolved a civil complaint from Woonsocket, Rhode Island, U.S.A.-based CVS to settle antitrust claims made as part of the price-fixing scandal that has rocked the canned tuna sector.
CVS operates more than 9,500 pharmacy-centered stores in the United States, and its parent company, CVS Health, is ranked the… Read More
After a 30-year break, Japan will resume commercial whaling in July.
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced on 26 December last year the country would withdraw from the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW). The announcement was timed to meet a six-month notification requirement.
By beating a 1 January deadline for notifying the U.S. State Department – which in turn notified the… Read More
Charoen Pokphand Foods said it is on target to achieving its 2020 sustainability goals, according to a release sent 24 May.
The company announced that it has made progress in areas of animal welfare, environmental footprint reduction, and packaging management. While much of the animal welfare efforts have been focused on the company’s chicken and pork production, the company has also worked at new packaging for aquaculture products… Read More
Scott Kelley has been hired by the United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA), the commercial fishing trade association for the state, as its new executive administrator, the organization recently announced.
Kelley, who formerly served as the director of commercial fisheries for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, will assume his new role with UFA starting in June. He is replacing retiring UFA employee Mark Vinsel, who served the association for… Read More
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has ordered the state’s Department of Transportation to set aside USD 175 million (EUR 156.5 million) for culvert repairs to aid the state’s salmon population.
A federal judge in 2013 ordered Washington state to fix its culverts, the under-roadway pipes that block migrating fish, but this year’s state budget allocated only USD 100 million (EUR 89.4 million) to the project.
Inslee directed… Read More
A group of restaurants and catering companies have reached a USD 6.5 million (EUR 5.8 million) agreement with San Diego, California, U.S.A.-based Chicken of the Sea and its parent company, Thai Union, to settle a lawsuit alleging price-fixing.
The lawsuit stems from a price-fixing scandal in the U.S. canned tuna market exposed by a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation in which Chicken of the Sea served as the whistleblower. The scandal… Read More
Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) has posted operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of NOK 164.3 million (USD 18.7 million, EUR 16.8 million) for the first-quarter of this year, a decrease of NOK 28.4 million (USD 3.2 million, EUR 2.9 million) year-on-year. The Trondheim-headquartered company attributed this reduction to a lower harvest volume of 8,096 metric tons (MT) gutted weight (down 26 percent on Q1 2018).
NRS achieved operating… Read More
A new report by an American think tank on the state of the U.S. aquaculture industry highlights the challenges and opportunities facing domestic seafood farming in state and federal waters.
The Washington, D.C., U.S.A.-based Center for American Progress found that aquaculture offers major economic benefits, but it must be balanced with regulations to ensure the proper location, farm management practices, and species selection.
The authors,… Read More