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Published on
November 20, 2018

Gorton’s recently conducted a major overhaul of eight of its top-selling products, introducing new formulations, including microwavable fish sticks for the first time, and upgraded packaging. The revamped items, which include a switch to once-frozen, sustainable pollock, can now be found in major grocery chains across the country.

SeafoodSource recently talked with Chris Hussey, vice president of marketing for the Gloucester,

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Cliff White

Published on
November 19, 2018

Chinese foodservice giant Joyvio, a subsidiary of Legend Holdings, announced on Sunday, 18 November that it will buy Australis Seafoods for USD 880 million (EUR 770 million).

Santiago, Chile-based Australis produced 64,000 metric tons of salmon last year – approximately nine percent of the country’s total salmon output – grown primarily in farms in southern Chilean Patagonia. It recorded USD 399 million (EUR 349 million) in

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Published on
November 19, 2018

Long John Silver’s new chief operating officer will play a significant role in expanding the restaurant chain’s grilled menu items in 2019, according to the company.

The Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.-based operator of nearly 1,000 restaurants hired 25-year restaurant veteran Blain Shortreed, who will oversee internal company operator and restaurant development and lead franchise operations as LJS’s new COO.

“Long John

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
November 19, 2018

Russia has been displaced by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as China’s top supplier of seafood imports. 

The ASEAN bloc accounted for 14.5 percent of China’s imports, with volume rising 31.3 percent to 453,700 MT, with a value of USD 1.116 billion (EUR 978 million) – up a whopping 59.2 percent, albeit from a low base in 2017. Simultaneously, China’s exports to ASEAN have fallen. This appears to

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Allan Lynch

Published on
November 19, 2018

Canada’s federal transportation minister, Marc Garneau, has announced an expansion of the cargo facilities at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. The expansion is driven by the strong demand for fresh Canadian seafood.

Last year more than 10,000 tons of seafood worth over CAD 220 million (USD 167 million, EUR 146.5 million) was shipped via Halifax International, comprising half of all air cargo leaving the airport. Most of the seafood

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 19, 2018

A clinical trial led by researchers from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia has found that eating seafood species high in good fats such as salmon, trout, and sardines as part of a healthy diet can reduce the symptoms of asthma in children. 

National body Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) has welcomed the new study, calling it a potential easy and effective treatment for asthma sufferers.

“Childhood asthma is the most common

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 19, 2018
Scots vessels

Fishing industry leaders in Scotland are seeking clarity from United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May on the new fisheries agreement within the proposed Brexit settlement, with fears about a linkage between access for European Union vessels to U.K. waters and tariff-free access for U.K. seafood suppliers to the E.U. market.

Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF), said such an arrangement would be

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
November 16, 2018

Prosecutors in Shenzhen, China are taking a public interest lawsuit against a well-known seafood restaurant in the city for repeatedly selling product contaminated with chemicals including chloromycetin. 

In a move that appears designed as a warning to the retail and restaurant sector, the case is being taken against Shenzhen 79 Yu Chuan Food and Beverage Co. based on several inspections of seafood – mostly shellfish – at its

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 16, 2018

James Findlay will leave his position as CEO of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) and take up the role of Director at Parks Australia, AFMA has announced.

Findlay’s career in fisheries and resource management, aquaculture, and marine science spans more than 20 years. He first joined AFMA in 1999 as a fisheries manager and worked in both the Department of Agriculture and at AFMA in roles as a principal research

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Published on
November 16, 2018

All major United States grocery retailers are competing for a share of the fast-growing e-commerce market, particularly sales of perishables such as seafood. Some retailers are finding more success than others.

While Amazon is the leader in grocery sales, some experts are predicting Walmart will grab a much larger share of the market in the near future and may even surpass Amazon.

Now, Zandaam, The Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize is

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