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Published on
February 27, 2019

A hearing has been set to determine whether Tampa Bay Fisheries should have to hand over documents that National Fish & Seafood alleges it stole in the two suppliers’ ongoing trade secrets case.

At issue is National Fish & Seafood’s pushback against Tampa Bay’s “Motion to Compel,” which states that NFS needs to identify and disclose which trade secrets Tampa Bay allegedly took.

However, NFS has specifically

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Published on
February 26, 2019

Cooke Inc.'s True North Seafood has partnered with Sequential Brands Group, Inc., which markets a portfolio of brands including the Martha Stewart brand, to develop a new refrigerated seafood line that will launch at Seafood Expo North America.

The Martha Stewart for True North Seafood line, on display at the expo in Boston, Massachusetts, March 17 to 19, will include products made from Atlantic salmon farmed in the Gulf of Maine, wild sockeye

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Chris Chase

Published on
February 26, 2019

Nordic Aquafarms Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Nordic Aquafarms, announced on 22 February that it has named Brenda Chandler to the position of chief financial officer for the company. 

Chandler was previously responsible for the global corporate real estate program at ON Semiconductor in South Portland, Maine, U.S.A.. She will be the CFO for the U.S. branch of the company.

“We are very pleased that Brenda has chosen to join the company

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
February 26, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a new strategy in how it plans to monitor and inspect food imports.

In a statement released on Monday, 25 February, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Frank Yiannas, the FDA’s deputy director, said the agency will work harder to ensure that food grown abroad meets the same standards as food produced domestically. One of the new ways the FDA will do that is through the creation of a

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Ben Fisher

Published on
February 26, 2019

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy’s proposed state budget would stop a tax revenue sharing plan that would take away about USD 28 million (EUR 24.7 million) in tax revenue from commercial fishing for coastal communities in the state, according to a KUCB radio report.  

Alaska collects tax from fisheries, colloquially referred to as a “raw fish tax.” Typically, half the proceeds of the taxes are shared with the city where

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
February 26, 2019

One of China’s largest and most inward cities, Lanzhou, is the latest to get an air cargo link to fly seafood from Southeast Asia. As China negotiates an end to trade tensions with the U.S. it has also been busily opening up new seafood trading routes and supply lines under its “One Belt, One Road” (also known as the New Silk Road) blueprint for opening up trade through new transport routes. 

Not long ago, seafood imports

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Chris Chase

Published on
February 26, 2019

The Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Certified Quality Aquaculture scheme has become the latest certification scheme to be recognized by the Global Sustainable Seafood Alliance (GSSI). 

BIM’s “Farm Standard” from November 2019 was found to meet all essential components of GSSI’s Global Benchmark Tool, according to a press release from GSSI. The formal recognition of the scheme makes it the eighth total recognized by GSSI,

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Published on
February 25, 2019

Jacksonville, Florida-based Southeastern Grocers is closing 22 underperforming stores in the southern United States.

The operator of several grocery chains is closing seven Winn-Dixie stores, 13 Bi-Lo locations, and two Harveys supermarkets in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

The closures will take place on or before 25 March, according to a press release from Southeastern Grocers.

While Southeastern Grocers closed nearly 100 stores last

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Published on
February 25, 2019

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony – held on Sunday, 24 February, courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – brought out all the celebrities in the entertainment world, but seafood was the star of the show on menus for the evening.

At by far the biggest and most well-known party, the Governors Ball, which is the official post-Oscars celebration in Hollywood, California, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and the Wolfgang

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
February 25, 2019

Chatham, New Jersey-based company Preferred Freezer Services, which operates a global network of temperature-controlled warehouses, is being acquired by Lineage Logistics, the second largest refrigerated storage company in the world by space, the firms announced on 25 February. 

Lineage, which signed a definitive agreement to acquire Preferred on Monday, said the transaction marks a “significant milestone for the

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