Shrimp is America's favorite seafood - Americans consumed 4.4 pounds of shrimp, per capita, in 2006, about 1.5 pounds more than the runner-up, canned tuna. Affordability is whatâ??s really driving shrimp sales (as it always has for canned tuna), but shrimpâ??s amazing popularity speaks to the fact that consumers are craving healthy, light foods. Just take a look at the January/February issue of Cooking Light on newsstands now. The winning… Read More
A transatlantic partnership announced yesterday that its first seafood product in compostable packaging is now available at ASDA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart in the United Kingdom.
Easy-peel, cooked jumbo king prawns from The All Natural Seafood Co. in Canada are available in biodegradable packaging developed by Dawnfresh Seafoods of Scotland. The in-shell prawns, which are Pacific white shrimp from Thailand, are available exclusively… Read More
The seafood trade received big news out of Britain this week, and it's not Victoria Beckham's addiction to fish sticks. CapVest, a London-based private equity firm, will merge its two seafood entities, Young's Seafood and Findus, creating one of Europe's largest seafood companies, with annual revenue of $2.1 billion (Â£1.1 billion). Is the Young's-Findus deal a sign the seafood industry will be teeming with mergers and acquisitions not only in… Read More
Holland America Line yesterday introduced updated menus on its premium cruise ships for 2008, and numerous seafood dishes are being offered.
The menus were changed to better reflect the cuisines of the ships' destinations. The ships sailing to Mexico and the Caribbean, the first new menus to debut, feature fresh fish.
The new seafood dishes include coconut scallops, chili-rubbed tuna brochette and mahimahi with roasted corn salsa and… Read More
Edward Wood Jr. may not be one of the most popular businessmen in the quaint Florida Panhandle fishing village of Port St. Joe. But he's certainly one of the most innovative and unique. Wood's company, Wood's Fisheries, a fifth-generation business, processes both wild and farmed shrimp, the latter originating from its 300-acre farm. Raising shrimp allows Wood to run his plant year-round, fill in his supply gaps and meet his retail and… Read More
Originally published on SeaFoodBusiness.com.
As buyers turn to less expensive langostino, species indentification gets muddled
Long John Silver’s became the latest restaurant operator to add langostino to its menu when it launched Buttered Lobster Bites as a Lenten promotion. The item’s Feb. 27 debut was a big hit among the quick-service chain’s patrons (see Newsline, p. 8). But it also caused consumers to wonder what… Read More
China will ultimately be “the formulator” of the global rules on international fishing, Liu Zhong Xin, the deputy head of the Fisheries Management Bureau at the Ministry of Agriculture said recently in an interview with the Beijing-based Global Times.
In the interview, which was part of an extensive article on the prospects for China’s distant water-fishing industry, Liu said he sees China’s dominance of global… Read More
Alaskan cod is getting a major publicity boost in China thanks to McDonald’s, which is running a billboard campaign across the Chinese capital promoting the provenance of its cod burgers.
The poster campaign – targeting bus stops across Beijing – is promoting a CNY 17 (USD 2.50, EUR 2.10) cod burger special, which heavily emphasizes that the burgers are made of “deep-sea Alaska cod.”
McDonald’s… Read More
Lerøy Seafood Group (LSG) has reported operating profit before fair value adjustments of NOK 960 million (USD 119.2 million, EUR 100.3 million) for the first-quarter of this year, down 25 percent from the record NOK 1.3 billion (USD 161.4 million, EUR 135.8 million) posted for the corresponding period of 2017.
“The decline in profit in Q1 2018 when compared with the same quarter in 2017 is mainly attributed to a lower harvest… Read More
A new study by NOAA shows both fishing and climate change have contributed to large variations in the spawning time of walleye pollock stocks in the Gulf of Alaska.
An unprecedented data set spanning 32 years showed that spawn times swung up to three weeks for Alaska pollock, the largest fishery by volume in the United States. The study identified warming water and fishing impact as major contributors to these swings.
Warmer waters, NOAA… Read More