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February 13, 2019

The Saucy Fish Co. aims to boost online sales of its frozen seafood entrees for Valentine’s Day with the gift of a limited-edition, “sexy” sauce.

The Grimsby, United Kingdom-based supplier’s Saucy No. 5 is made with four “potent aphrodisiacs,” Saucy Fish said in a statement.

Consumers who order Saucy’s products via its website starting on 8 February will receive the sauce for free.  

“As

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Jason Holland

Published on
February 13, 2019

Underpinned by changing consumer trends, new product innovation and sophisticated farming systems, salmon has risen to become one of the world’s most popular seafood products. But in order to maintain and increase its growth going forward, the fish needs to be repositioned as a leading healthy and sustainable protein and rather than rely on the current “affordable luxury” perception, a new report from Rabobank

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
February 13, 2019

The Walton Family Foundation Executive Director Kyle Peterson will leave his post by summer 2019, the organization announced in late January. 

Peterson plans to stay on board at the foundation for the next six months to facilitate the transition to new leadership, WFF Board Chair Carrie Walton Penner said in an email.

During his time with the Bentonville, Arkansas, U.S.A. Walton Foundation – which was created by Walmart founders

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
February 13, 2019

The 15th annual SeaWeb Seafood Summit, set to take place in Bangkok, Thailand from 10 to 14 June, 2019, is primed to be the most experiential yet, according to event organizer Diversified Communications. 

The summit, which is produced by Diversified in partnership with SeaWeb, is slated to offer more offsite field trips, interactive breakout session formats, and question-and-answer opportunities than it has ever before – both during

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Chris Chase

Published on
February 12, 2019

The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative (MLMC) announced on 9 February that its director, Matt Jacobson, will be stepping down effective 25 February. 

Jacobson, the former CEO of Maine & Company, was hired as the first executive director of the MLMC in 2014

"On behalf of the entire board, we want to thank Matt for his dedicated service in this role over the past five years," Frank Gotwals, the MLMC board chairman and a

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
February 12, 2019

Federal lawmakers reached a tentative agreement Monday night, 11 February, on a budget deal that would secure funding for multiple agencies through the end of the fiscal year, including NOAA Fisheries.

Specifics about the agreement, reached by the chairs and ranking minority members of the House and Senate appropriations committees, have yet to be released. However, other lawmakers expressed their confidence in the deal.

“It completes all

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Published on
February 12, 2019

Seafood suppliers, retailers, and organizations in the United States are promoting the many health benefits of eating seafood during February, which is National Heart Health Month.

Cleveland, Ohi, U.S.A.-based Heinen’s Fine Foods is partnering with Verlasso Salmon to promote the sustainably-farmed salmon during the month of February. 

The 22-store grocery chain and Verlasso Salmon are offering customers USD 2.00 (EUR 1.76) per pound

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Ivan Stupachenko

Published on
February 12, 2019

In October 2018, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced new governmental targets for the country’s agriculture sector, which included a goal of achieving USD 8 billion (EUR 7 billion) in revenue from annual seafood exports by 2024.

The goal is a doubling of Russia’s current annual export figure – in 2018, the country exported USD 4 billion (EUR 3.5 billion) worth of seafood. And it won’t come from catching twice

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
February 12, 2019

The South Korean government is facing scrutiny from regional and international NGOs for mishandling a case of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing that occurred in the Antarctic.

Two vessels found fishing illegally in Antarctic waters in December 2017, the Southern Ocean and Hong-Jin 701, were allowed to sell their catch on the global seafood market after the South Korean government failed to enforce proper sanctions, according to

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Chris Chase

Published on
February 12, 2019

Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd announced that it has submitted a petition for emergency rulemaking demanding that the U.S. government cease importing seafood from New Zealand in order to protect the Māui dolphin. 

The Māui dolphin, found off the west coast of the north island in New Zealand, is one of the rarest marine mammals in the world: The scientific committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) estimates that

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