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Published on
April 24, 2019

Fiji Minister of Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau is in Beijing this week seeking assistance from China to develop aquaculture and fisheries processing facilities in the South Pacific island nation. 

Koroilavesau met with his China Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Han Changfu, whose ministry also oversees fisheries, who guaranteed “high-quality cooperation” in fisheries science and technology as well as

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Cliff White

Published on
April 24, 2019

A former university lecturer and Fulbright Scholar is aiming to build on pioneering efforts by Japanese scientists and remove bottleneck issues for closed-cycle bluefin tuna farming in North America.

Alejandro Buentello, president of Ichthus Unlimited (IU) LLC, told SeafoodSource the five-year project will demand cutting-edge science and may cost as much as USD 50 million (EUR 44.4 million). 

Despite the possible challenges, Buentello told

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 24, 2019

Amazon and Walmart are participating in a United States government pilot program that allows Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to buy groceries online.

The two-year test, which recently launched in New York, allows online purchasing by SNAP households with electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards issued in New York. 

Amazon and Walmart will participate in the initial pilot launch on 23 April with ShopRite joining

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Toan Dao

Published on
April 24, 2019

The value of Vietnam’s pangasius exports to two major markets, China and the United States, fell for the first time in three years in the first quarter of 2019, while the export value earned from several other markets rose.

China (including Hong Kong) remained the biggest buyer of Vietnamese pangasius in Q1, but the export value decreased 1.8 percent year-on-year to USD 99.3 million (EUR 88.3 million), according to Vietnam Association

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 24, 2019

In the past week, seafood restaurant enterprise Red Lobster has partnered with the Ocean Conservancy and introduced its new, limited time Cedar-Plank Seafood menu inspired by summer.

The foodservice giant, which operates more than 700 restaurants in the United States and Canada, said it partnered with the non-profit Ocean Conservancy on 18 April to support the protection and preservation of the world’s oceans. Together, Red Lobster

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Ben Fisher

Published on
April 23, 2019

San Diego, California, U.S.A.-based cellular aquaculture company BlueNalu has expanded operations and moved to a larger research facility as it begins commercialization of its first products.

BlueNalu’s new 6,000 square-foot facility is located in the Sorrento Valley section of San Diego. The company has 12 full-time employees in addition to a number of contracted employees. 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility took place

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
April 23, 2019

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has decided against appealing a federal judge’s ruling that NOAA Fisheries illegally withdrew a proposal that would have placed hard caps on the bycatch of protected species caught in California’s swordfish drift gillnet fishery.

On Monday, 15 April, when its brief was due to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the administration instead filed a notice to dismiss its appeal

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Chris Chase

Published on
April 23, 2019

In the past few months, Charoen Pokphand Foods has been making a concerted effort to reduce the company’s environmental impact, both domestically and abroad. 

The company made a pledge in 2018 to reduce the amount of plastic in its packaging, aiming for a 100 percent reusable, recyclable, or compostable packaging by 2025 for domestic operations, and 2030 for overseas operations. In addition to the packaging commitment, the company has

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 23, 2019

Gorton’s is one of the most trusted brands by Americans, according to a new survey.

Gorton’s earned the “Most Trusted Award” in the frozen fish category, according to market research firm BrandSpark International’s BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards. 

"Gorton’s has been a trusted brand in frozen seafood for a very long time, constantly innovating and evolving to meet consumers’ needs. Trust is

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 23, 2019

Sustainable seafood consultancy and non-profit FishWise has partnered with Palma, Spain-based hotel and resort chain Iberostar Group to bring education and training on responsible seafood consumption to Iberostar’s 32,000 employees, the organizations announced on 22 April. 

The partnership is intended to enable Iberostar employees to speak confidently on concepts that are integral to the company’s Wave of Change movement.

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