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April 12, 2019

Seafood is a great way to get kid’s developing brains, bones, and hearts the nutrition they need – studies have shown that oily fish in particular are chock-full of nutrients that help with the development of all three. But it’s not just about getting kid’s to make healthier choices, it’s also about their impact on the meal choices of their families. 

In cultures where fish is a part of life – Greece,

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Chris Chase

Published on
April 12, 2019

Artisan Catch – formerly Orca Seafoods – has announced the launch of a new comprehensive Fishery Improvement Project for the blue crab fishery in the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Sonora. 

The fishery represented an export market of roughly USD 30.5 million (EUR 26.9 million) in 2014, and has grown at an annual rate of just over 5 percent in the last 10 years, according to Artisan Catch. The FIP tasks will be carried out by

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Madelyn Kearns

Published on
April 11, 2019

A subsidiary of New Zealand-based company Hawkes Bay Seafoods, which was rebranded in April 2019 as Takitimu Seafoods, has been barred from fishing for three years by a Wellington District Court judge for its part in failing to properly report rock lobster catch. 

Wellington District Court judge Stephen Harrop ordered Esplanade No. 3 to pay NZD 62,000 (USD 41,694, EUR 37,048) in fines and NZD 130 (USD 87, EUR 77) in court costs in addition

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Jason Holland

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April 11, 2019

“Ask for Aussie seafood” is the consumer message coming from trade body Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) ahead of the Easter holidays.

After Christmas, Easter is the second-highest consumption period for seafood in Australia and a very busy time for fishmongers. Good Friday in particular is one of the busiest days on the calendar for seafood purchasing, with popular choices this year expected to include barramundi, snapper, and

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Christine Blank

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April 11, 2019

The Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers awarded USD 1 million (EUR 887,000) to 12 North American companies to market their pollock products on 10 April.

The organization also released a new strategic marketing plan for 2019-2020, which includes prioritizing consumer research.

Earlier this year, GAPP awarded USD 330,000 (EUR 292,994) to Trident Seafoods and True North Seafoods to market pollock products. New membership in GAPP

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
April 11, 2019

A recently published report has pointed out numerous problems with China’s seafood processing sector, highlighted by labor shortages, low technical capacity, rising costs, and not enough spending on research and development. 

China’s seafood processors are living on borrowed time, according to the report, which was published by the China Industrial Research Network, an economic research agency. The sector looks strong owing

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Jason Holland

Published on
April 11, 2019

Frøya, Norway-headquartered salmon farmer SalMar ASA has received acceptances for the acquisition of 2,343,511 shares in Arnarlax AS. These latest acceptances represent approximately 8.8 percent of the shares in the Icelandic salmon producer. 

With SalMar already owning 14,432,281 shares in Arnarlax after it upped its stake in February, it will hold a total of 16,775,792 shares, representing approximately 63.03 percent of the

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Christine Blank

Published on
April 11, 2019

Three major grocery chains in the United Kingdom are doing their part to help end illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing as well as slavery and human rights abuses.

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Co-op are the first to sign the Environmental Justice Foundation’s Charter for Transparency, which was designed to help supermarkets ensure their seafood supply chains are free from illegal fishing and human rights abuses. The three

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Cliff White

Published on
April 10, 2019

Political instability and a dearth of resources is affecting Brazil’s ability to regulate its soybean sector, an investigation by Aarhus, Denmark-based aquafeed firm BioMar has found.

The company initiated its investigation following a report issued by the Rainforest Foundation and the non-governmental organization Future in our Hands that implicated Brazilian soybean producers Caramuru, Selecta, and Imcopa of alleged illegal

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Brian Hagenbuch

Published on
April 10, 2019

Several Bristol Bay fishermen, with financial backing from the Pebble Limited Partnership, have filed a lawsuit against the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Association (BBRSDA) for what they allege is misuse of the BBRSDA’s funds.

The lawsuit is challenging more than USD 250,000 (EUR 221,900) in BBRSDA contracts with two organizations – United Tribes of Bristol Bay and SalmonState – that oppose Pebble Mine, a proposed open pit

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