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Published on
November 23, 2018

Traugott Fischer, a German living in Lima, Peru, is developing a scallop farm using the Peruvian scallop (Argopecten purpuratus) and intending to apply the Japanese “ear hanging” method. 

Alongside this venture, Fischer told SeafoodSource he hopes to export sea urchin roe (“uni” in Japanese) from Peru to Japan. He said that Peru supplies the same species of sea urchin as Chile, (Loxechinus albus), which has a good

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Cliff White

Published on
November 23, 2018

Daniel Myer Cohen, the founder and former CEO of Atlantic Capes Fisheries, passed away on 20 November.

Cohen, 63, died after battling cancer, according to an obituary published by Saving Seafood.

Cohen founded Cape May, New Jersey, U.S.A.-based scallop and clam-focused firm Atlantic Capes Fisheries in 1976, growing it into a vertically integrated firm with additional facilities in Maryland, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

In October 2018,

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Christine Blank

Published on
November 23, 2018

Kaufland, which operates 660 stores in Germany, is the first retailer in the country to commit to carrying only Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fish and shrimp in its frozen seafood department.

Kaufland’s frozen range includes 30 items, including crispy and gourmet fillets, fish fingers, shrimp, salmon fillets, and seasonal products. 

“As part of its sustainable product range,

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
November 23, 2018

Fishing firms and processors met with representatives from 15 countries at an event organized by local government and fishing industry representatives in southeast China.  

The Ocean Summit at “World Ocean Week” in Xiamen saw officials and executives from Africa and Asia meet with fishing executives in the Fujian region, which is a hub for China’s distant-water fleet. 

As part of the summit, the

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
November 23, 2018

The International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI) is collecting applications for the 2019 Peter Howgate Award, to help bring a promising young fish technologist to next year’s World Seafood Congress.

Taking place in Penang, Malaysia from 9 to 11 September, the World Seafood Congress 2019 will focus on the concept of "Seafood Supply Chains of the Future," highlighting innovation as well as responsibility and sustainability in

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Published on
November 22, 2018

At the fourth Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Symposium on 1 November, Tom Pickerell, global tuna director for the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), introduced the idea of a tuna roundtable to the Japanese industry, including suppliers and purchasers. 

The roundtable discussed fishery improvement projects (FIPs) and their importance in inching Japan towards more sustainable practices in relation to tuna.

The event was a follow up to an

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
November 22, 2018

In a visit to the West African country of Ghana earlier this month, Chinese Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Qu Dongyu announced work is underway on a memorandum of understanding focused on fishery cooperation between the two countries.

Qu visited the fisheries ministry in Accra, Ghana’s capital, where he met Ghanaian Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Elizabeth Afoley Quaye before visiting Chinese vessels docked at a

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
November 22, 2018

The Faroese fishery of ling (Molva molva) and tusk (Brosme brosme) has been declared sustainable and well-managed by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), becoming the third certificate-holder in the world for such species, alongside Iceland and Norway.

Klaksvik, Faroe Islands-based fishery client JFK entered into the MSC assessment process back in August 2017, and was audited by DNV GL using MSC’s updated Fisheries Standard v2.0 over the

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Nicki Holmyard

Published on
November 22, 2018

In 2016, the world’s supply of farmed salmon fell by almost 10 percent as a result of sea lice infestations. The pest’s economic impact has been estimated at EUR 0.10 to 0.20 (USD 0.11 to 0.23) per kilogram of salmon produced, with total losses of around EUR 300 million (USD 340 million) per year.

Sea lice, which have found to be prevalent in the Atlantic salmon farming industries in Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Chile,

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
November 22, 2018

China has sent a large shipment of fish fry to the Philippines as part of an ongoing strategy to reduce tension over territorial disputes by assisting the development of the Filipino aquaculture sector.

Chinese recently officials loaded 100,000 leopard coral grouper fry in the port of Wenchang, Hainan Province, on a boat bound for the Philippines. A handover was overseen by China’s ministry of agriculture and the country’s Academy of

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