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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 13, 2008

Peter Redmond, former VP and divisional merchandise manager of deli and seafood for Wal-Mart, will become part of the Global Aquaculture Alliance team to promote its Best Aquaculture Practices to seafood buyers in the United States and the European Union.

Redmond left the retailer in April after a total of five years, shortly after becoming its senior director of sustainability to form Epiphany Group Ltd., a consulting company. His work with

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Linda Salim, for SeafoodSource from Surabaya, Indonesia

Published on
May 12, 2008

In a media tour in Malaysia's Banding Island near Tasik Temenggor in the state of Perak last week, Albert Altena, CEO of Trapia Malaysia Sdn Bhd, announced that the company was preparing for the largest odorless tilapia farm in the world.

Trapia announced its plan to build tilapia farms in Tasik Temenggor, Tasik Kenering and Sungai Dala, all in the state of Perak, last year. In September, Trapia conducted a pilot experiment in the Fisheries

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Steven Hedlund

Published on
May 12, 2008

The Solidarity Center has been in hiding since releasing a 40-page report documenting extensive labor abuse within Southeast Asia's farmed-shrimp industry, giving it a black eye. For the report, the Washington, D.C., human rights organization interviewed workers at 15 shrimp-processing facilities in Thailand and 10 in Bangladesh. But only one of the plants cited in the report was identified. The Solidarity Center threw punches - now it's time to

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 12, 2008

Compass Group Canada, a foodservice and hospitality company, in partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise Program, on Friday announced a new sustainable seafood purchasing policy that includes replacing 250,000 pounds of Atlantic cod with Alaska pollock.

The new policy will take effect June 1 and be fully implemented by September.

"As the Canadian leader in food and support services, we are proud to embrace a sustainable-seafood

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 12, 2008

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in late April recognized Ocean Trust with its top environmental honor, the 2008 Texas Environmental Excellence Award, for restoring a stretch of desolate wetlands known as the Bahia Grande.

Ocean Trust and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge System began the Bahia Grande partnership in 2000. The partnership sponsored a research and restoration plan that included intentionally

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 12, 2008

Vietnam's 2007 seafood exports reached $1 billion in the first four months of 2008, up 8.4 percent from the same period last year, says Deputy Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development Luong Le Phuong.

The country's seafood exports totaled 1.19 million metric tons from January to April, an increase of 7.4 percent from the same period last year.

Vietnam's basa exports, which represented one-third of the country's total seafood export

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 12, 2008

Brian Malarkey, executive chef of The Oceanaire Seafood Room in San Diego and a contestant on the hit cable TV show "Top Chef 3: Miami," now has his own weekly TV cooking segment.

Malarkey can be seen every Friday at about 9:07 a.m. on "San Diego Living," which airs weekdays at 9 a.m. following the "Fox in the Morning" newscast.

"A weekly cooking segment lets me share my favorite recipes with Fox's viewers and gives them a taste of what goes

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 12, 2008

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) says a report released by the Government Accountability Office on Friday warns that significant challenges still exist in developing an environmentally friendly and economically sustainable U.S. offshore aquaculture industry.

The report, which Rahall asked the GAO in February 2007 to conduct, underscores the need to establish a clear a regulatory framework for aquaculture in

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 12, 2008

In honor of Mother's Day yesterday, Oceana spokesperson and actress Amber Valletta cautioned consumers to avoid seafood relatively high in the neurotoxin methylmercury.

Valletta recommended that pregnant women, mothers and children limit seafood consumption to 12 ounces per week; choose canned light, or skipjack, tuna or Alaska salmon over white, or albacore, tuna; and eat seafood low on the food chain, such as tilapia, cod, shrimp, crab or

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 12, 2008

Kona Kampachi has earned a "Good Alternative" rating by the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program, which directs consumers to sustainable and environmentally responsible seafood choices.

Kona Blue Water Farms in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, worked closely with Seafood Watch to meet its criteria for environmental impacts and feed efficiencies. The new designation for "U.S. farm-raised yellowtail" will be made official during this week's

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