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Published on
February 15, 2019

Vietnam is hoping to take in USD 10.5 billion (EUR 9.26 billion) from exports of its seafood products in 2019, up 19.5 percent from last year, according to a statement from Vietnam’s General Department of Fisheries.

The country also plans to achieve seafood output of 8.08 million tons (MT), up 4.2 percent year-on-year, including 4.38 million MT of farmed species – 5.6 percent higher than 2018 – and 3.7 million MT of wild-caught

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
February 14, 2019

A high-ranking House Democrat called on Wednesday, 13 February, for the Trump administration to withdraw the nomination of Barry Myers to lead NOAA after reports showed his former company paid USD 290,000 (EUR 256,832) in a settlement of sexual harassment claims that happened during his time as its chief executive officer.

Earlier this week, the Centre Daily Times reported the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
February 14, 2019

A new venture between a retailing giant and a tech-focused retail brand is targeting once-remote northwest China with high-end imported seafood.

“Mo Er Xian Sheng” is a tie-up between one of China’s largest retailers, the Beijing Hualian Group, and Jiangsu Mo Er Commerce Management Co. (part of the Jiangsu Overseas Group Corp, which has a large international trading business).

The first Mo Er Xian Sheng store opened in Zhong Fa

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Jason Holland

Published on
February 14, 2019

Grieg Seafood ASA achieved operational earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of almost NOK 1.1 billion (USD 127 million, EUR 112.5 million) before fair-value adjustment of biomass last year, up from NOK 904.4 million (USD 104.4 million, EUR 92.5 million) in 2017, with larger volumes and higher prices contributing to the rise.

The Bergen, Norway-headquartered Atlantic salmon producer harvested 74,623 metric tons (MT) of fish in 2018, an

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Christine Blank

Published on
February 14, 2019

The popularity of keto, paleo, and other protein-centric diets is just one of the food trends set to impact sales of seafood in the United States and throughout the world this year. 

Read on for the top five food trends expected to boost sales of seafood in restaurants and supermarkets in

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Chris Chase

Published on
February 14, 2019

Spain has agreed to accede to the United Nation’s International Marine Organization’s Cape Town Agreement, making it the 11th party to do so and significantly boosting the number of vessels that the agreement needs to come into force. 

The Cape Town Agreement, drafted in 2012, would regulate fishing vessel safety for the workers on vessels. In order to come into force, 22 countries representing a total of 3,600 fishing vessels

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Ben Fisher

Published on
February 14, 2019

Aquaculture is being unfairly demonized, and that’s not good for industry or the planet, according to Hugh Mitchell, a newly appointed board member of the Northwest Aquaculture Alliance. 

Mitchell, a fish health expert and co-owner the Kirkland, Washington, U.S.A.-based fish health supply distributor and consultancy company Aquatactics, said he joined the board of the organization formerly known as the Washington Fish Growers

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
February 14, 2019

Fair Trade USA founder and CEO Paul Rice has been announced as the keynote speaker for the upcoming SeaWeb Seafood Summit, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 10 to 14 June. 

A four-time recipient of Fast Company magazine’s Social Capitalist of the Year award, Rice founded Fair Trade USA – North America’s leading certifier of Fair Trade products – in 1998 after graduating from Yale University with a degree in

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Christine Blank

Published on
February 13, 2019

McDonald’s recently rolled out a new fish burger in Malaysia to celebrate Chinese New Year.

In conjunction with Chinese New Year, the Fish Prosperity Burger joins the fast food chain’s Prosperity Chicken and Prosperity Beef burgers. 

“The Chinese believe that fish symbolize abundance of wealth,” a McDonald’s spokesperson said of the new seafood sandwich.

The burger is made from tilapia and coated with crunchy

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Chris Loew

Published on
February 13, 2019

The Hometown Tax Donation Program, or furusato nozei in Japanese, is a tax incentive scheme to support smaller, cash-strapped municipalities in Japan. Launched in 2008, the system allows taxpayers to donate money to local governments in areas where they do not live and in turn receive residence tax cuts. Taxpayers can donate to a city or prefecture or to a cause that they want to support, such as social and environmental programs, or disaster

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