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April 23, 2019

In recent years, the Norwegian Seafood Council worked to create high-end branding for Norwegian salmon and “Arctic cod” in China, allowing Norwegian exports to earn premium prices in upmarket Chinese retail and foodservice outlets. NSC China Director Victoria Braathen spoke with SeafoodSource about the organization’s current and future efforts in China.

SeafoodSource: What are your priorities for 2019 in terms of your marketing

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Chris Chase

Published on
April 22, 2019

A range of alternatives recently approved by the New England Fishery Management Council for Framework Adjustment 6 to the Atlantic herring fishery has little positive news for the New England lobster industry, which relies on the fish for bait. 

Framework Adjustment 6 will determine the overfishing definition for the Atlantic herring fishery, and three alternatives are currently on the table. Regardless of the alternative chosen by NEFMC,

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 22, 2019

The United Kingdom is no longer the second-biggest export market for Irish seafood, according to a recent report from Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Business of Seafood. 

The distinction now belongs to Asia, with exports of Irish seafood to the region increasing by 23 percent to EUR 96 million (USD 108 million) in 2018, BIM noted. Meanwhile, in the same year, the value of seafood exports from Ireland to the U.K. fell by 4 percent to EUR 81

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Ivan Stupachenko

Published on
April 22, 2019

Nearly surrounded by the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, the Crimean Peninsula has a rich seafood history. 

But in March 2014, when it was then a part of the Ukraine, it gained the world’s attention for a different reason, when the Russian military entered the peninsula, held a disputed referendum, and moved to annex the territory as a Russian federal subject.

SeafoodSource is taking a deeper dive into Crimea’s seafood industry

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Ivan Stupachenko

Published on
April 22, 2019

Nearly surrounded by the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, the Crimean Peninsula has a rich seafood history. 

But in March 2014, when it was then a part of the Ukraine, it gained the world’s attention for a different reason, when the Russian military entered the peninsula, held a disputed referendum, and moved to annex the territory as a Russian federal subject.

SeafoodSource is taking a deeper dive into Crimea’s seafood industry

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Bernadette Carreon

Published on
April 22, 2019

The North Pacific island nation of Palau unveiled what it is calling the largest giant clam seed production center in the world on 12 April.

The newly renovated mariculture center, expanded through a USD 6.6 million (EUR 5.9 million) grant from the Japanese government, can now produce an estimated one million seedlings a year.

Renovations of the facility began in 2016, and the new center includes a marine resource library, more office space for

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Chris Chase

Published on
April 22, 2019

Fishing For Energy, a partnership between the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the NOAA Marine Debris Program, and Covanta and Schnitzer Steel Industries, celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year. 

Fishing for Energy collects derelict fishing gear that otherwise would have become marine debris, and then recycles that gear and converts it into energy. So far, more than 4 million pounds of derelict gear have been kept out of the

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 19, 2019

The 13th annual BC Seafood Festival is scheduled to take place in Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, Canada, from 7 to 16 June, 2019, event organizers confirmed on 15 April. 

The event, considered to be the largest seafood festival in Western Canada, will once again be situated in the Comox Valley region, the top production area for oysters in Canada. Festival features for 2019 include the “Signature Weekend,” comprised of

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 19, 2019

Chefs from 40 leading restaurants across Australia have pledged to no longer serve unsustainable seafood as part of the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s new GoodFish Project.

All the restaurants have agreed not to source or serve seafood that is red-listed as “Say No” in Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Guide, an independent scientific analysis of seafood production from Australian Marine Conservation

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 19, 2019

Chef and television personality Andrew Zimmern, executive producer and host of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” and “The Zimmern List,” was recently enlisted by the Verlasso brand, owned by AquaChile, to document the company's production methods at is salmon production facility in Chile. The project is part of the development of a documentary being spearheaded by Zimmern's production company that

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