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February 28, 2019

The International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) has welcomed North American seafood supplier Sea Delight Group as its latest member, the organization announced on 25 February. 

Sea Delight Group, a global distributor, importer, and processor of seafood, will be replacing Sea Delight Europe as a member company with IPNLF, a charity committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains. Sea Delight

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Jason Holland

Published on
February 28, 2019

Lerøy Seafood Group reported operating profit before fair value adjustments of NOK 948 million (USD 111.1 million, EUR 97.5 million) for the fourth quarter of 2018, up from NOK 777 million (USD 91.1 million, EUR 79.9 million) in the corresponding period of 2017. The Norwegian fish farming and fishing company cited an increase in the harvest volume of salmon and trout and higher prices as the main reasons for the improved

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Cliff White

Published on
February 28, 2019

Global Seafood Assurances, a not-for-profit organization with the mission of creating access to end-to-end assurance for all seafood, whether from wild or farmed sources, has announced the launch of the Sustainable Oceans Leadership Institute (SOLI).

The SOLI program will aim to “create a network of global leaders from across regions and sectors to address ocean issues in a precompetitive manner through results-oriented education and

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February 28, 2019

A full assessment against the Marine Stewardship Council’s Fisheries Standard is underway for oysters harvest in Louisiana and Texas by seafood supplier Prestige Oysters, the company announced on 27 February. 

The assessment will be conducted by MRAG Americas – an independent, third-party accredited certification body – and will score the oyster fishery on the health of the target stock, impacts on the marine environment,

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Chris Chase

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February 28, 2019

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada-based High Liner Foods posted slight losses in net income related to one-time costs from layoffs, declines in sales and gross profit, and a weakened Canadian dollar. 

In a conference call reviewing the company's fourth quarter results, CEO Rod Hepponstall cautioned shareholders that the company's financials would take time to shift back to the positive. High Liner Executive Vice President and CFO Paul Jewer

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February 27, 2019

North American sushi-quality tuna provider Anova Food, LLC., has put its Fair Trade fishery in North Buru Island, Indonesia, up for full assessment against the Marine Stewardship Council’s sustainability standards, the company announced on 26 February. 

The handline tuna fishery has become the first of its kind in Indonesia to pursue the MSC assessment, Anova Food said in a press release. The company is working closely with its

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
February 27, 2019

When former chef Daniel Pawson decided to listen to his customers and sell his signature crispy fried salmon skins as a snack, he had little idea that Sea Chips would become so successful.

“I have never liked waste and was always looking for ways to use up the bits that most people throw away, such as salmon skin. Instead, I used it as a garnish, and so many customers really liked the taste and texture and encouraged me to investigate its

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Christine Blank

Published on
February 27, 2019

Long John Silver’s is adding a fish basket and fish sandwich to celebrate Lent and its 50th anniversary, while Dairy Queen is rolling out a wild Alaskan pollock fish sandwich.

Long John Silver’s, which operators around 900 franchised restaurants in the United States, unveiled a new Thick Cut Alaska White Fish Basket and a Thick Cut Alaska White Fish Sandwich Combo for the Lenten season, which begins on 6 March.

“We are always

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Cliff White

Published on
February 27, 2019

A newly formed tuna fishery in the South Pacific has entered assessment for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Fishing Industry Association’s purse seine skipjack and yellowfin tuna fishery formally entered into full MSC assessment on 26 February, 2019. The fishery encompasses all tuna caught in anchored and drifting fads and free schools in both Papua New Guinea’s exclusive economic zone and

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Toan Dao

Published on
February 27, 2019

Viet Uc Seafood Corp., a leading shrimp breeding company in Vietnam, expects to start production at its new high-tech shrimp farm in April, the company’s controlling director, Vu Duc Tri, told SeafoodSource in an interview in Ho Chi Minh City on 21 February.

The company, which is the only producer of shrimp broodstock in the country, will begin operations at the new facility focused on shrimp breeding operations, and then expand to

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