Results of a new Eurobarometer study, presented by the European Commission at the 2019 Seafood Expo Global, showed how little seafood consumption patterns have evolved over the past two years.
The study, “E.U. consumer habits on fishery and aquaculture products,” was a follow-up of a similar 2016 survey involved face-to-face interviews with 27,734 people in all 28 E.U. member-states. The new findings suggest that purchasing and… Read More
A DNA study undertaken by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), has revealed that mislabeling of seafood in South Korea is common across several key species.
During a year-long investigation in 2018, more than one-third (34.8 percent) of samples collected at restaurants, fish markets, and supermarkets in and around the capital, Seoul, turned out not to be what they were being sold as, analysis showed.
Selling fraudulent fish… Read More
A joint campaign in France run by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), has just landed the two organizations a Grand Prix Award for Social Responsibility. It was presented during a ceremony in Paris at PRODURABLE, the fair for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibly.
The prize was awarded for “Semaine de la Peche Responsible” (Sustainable Seafood Week), which was first… Read More
A new study involving an international and multidisciplinary team of experts from universities and organizations in and beyond the aquaculture industry concludes that there is an urgent need for a paradigm shift in the definition of sustainable shrimp feed.
The global farmed shrimp industry has an estimated production volume around four million metric tons (MT), and has become one of the biggest consumers of fishmeal in the aquaculture sector.… Read More
Young’s Seafood has entered the digital age with one of the most targeted marketing campaigns ever to support its frozen category Chip Shop family meal brand and Gastro restaurant quality brand.
The campaign, which went live on 1 April, is being delivered to Young’s core target audience through an exclusive partnership with Sky Media and its sophisticated AdSmart technology, Young’s Communications Manager Nicholas Donnelly told… Read More
A new collaboration between Scottish distillery Glenglassaugh (pronounced Glenglassa) and smoked salmon producer Sutherlands of Portsoy, has led to the creation of a luxury smoked salmon infused with Glenglassaugh Peated Torfa Single Malt Whisky.
The new product took several months to perfect, and is the result of extensive testing with a range of whiskies from the distillery, Sutherlands Managing Director Elaine Sutherland told… Read More
When former chef Daniel Pawson decided to listen to his customers and sell his signature crispy fried salmon skins as a snack, he had little idea that Sea Chips would become so successful.
“I have never liked waste and was always looking for ways to use up the bits that most people throw away, such as salmon skin. Instead, I used it as a garnish, and so many customers really liked the taste and texture and encouraged me to investigate its… Read More
The International Association for Women in the Seafood Industry (WSI) launched its latest video competition this week, which aims to build on the success of the previous two years.
“Men, women, groups and institutions are all welcome to submit a short film, no longer than 4 minutes, which portrays observations or experiences of woman involved in the seafood industry,” said WSI founder Marie Christine Monfort.
The brief is wide… Read More
An investigation by French state television broadcaster France 2 into the use of fish aggregating devices (FADs) to catch juvenile yellowfin tuna in the Indian Ocean, aimed to highlight the dark side of the industry to consumers.
Use of FADs has been widespread since the 1980s, but their use now sits at the center of global discussions on the long-term sustainability of tuna stocks and the ecological impact of tuna fisheries. An addition… Read More
University of Exeter researchers, studying the DNA of shark products sold in fishmongers, fish and chip shops, and Asian wholesalers in England, believe they have uncovered serious cases of mislabeling and a potential trade in critically endangered species.
However, their findings have been largely dismissed by the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF), which said in a statement that the fish sold in fish and chip outlets is all legally… Read More