Exclusive Interviews

Published on
March 22, 2018
Brendan Ready

Brendan Ready is the co-owner of Portland, Maine, U.S.A.-based Ready Seafood Co. and Maine Seafood Ventures, along with his brother John Ready. The lobster dealer announced on 13 March it will build a new processing facility in southern Maine by 2019. The new building will also include tanks to keep live lobsters for shipping. In an interview with SeafoodSource, Brendan Ready said the facility’s lobster processing and holding capabilities

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Published on
March 12, 2018

Originally from Northern Ireland, Mary Larkin began her professional career in the trade show industry in her home country. In 1995, she was hired by Diversified Communications and began working on its seafood trade shows in 1996, starting as sales manager of Seafood Expo North America (SENA) and Seafood Expo Global (SEG), and eventually becoming show director, vice president and, in 2014, executive vice president for all of Diversified’s

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Jason Holland

Published on
January 25, 2018

While Norwegian seafood continues to set new export records, when it comes to domestic consumption, the situation is a lot less

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Jason Holland

Published on
December 13, 2017

Jon Kjartan Jonsson, director of farming at Samherji, a leading char producer, talks to SeafoodSource about the key differences and advantages that the species has over other salmonids and the growing appetite for the fish in multiple

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Jason Holland

Published on
November 29, 2017
salmon and shrimp

Aquaculture will continue to lead the increasing supply of seafood available for human consumption in the year ahead, but its overall rate of production growth is slowing down, claims a new report compiled by

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
November 14, 2017

Pascal Martin closely studies the rapidly evolving foodservice scene in China as part of his role as a partner at Shanghai-based OC&C Strategy Consultants. Martin, who previously managed the Asia operations of Marks and Spencer, helped put together a report for his current firm investigating China’s restaurant trade, titled “Serving Up a Winner – Establishing a Winning Proposition in China’s Restaurant

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Jason Holland

Published on
October 18, 2017
ArcticFish

Unlike commercial fishing, sea farming doesn’t have a rich, long history in Iceland.

In the 1990s, the country had its initial but, ultimately, unsuccessful foray into the sector. A second crack of the whip some 15 years ago unfortunately had much the same outcome, but the most recent wave of development has a different feel about it, with producers confident that the third time’s the charm. And they seem to be right – a

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Jason Holland

Published on
August 8, 2017
shrimp

Overall, shrimp production in Asia will increase by 5 to 10 percent this year compared to 2016, but there will continue to be some important anomalies in key production regions, anticipates Jim Gulkin, managing director of the Bangkok-based Siam Canadian Group.

Thailand’s production is up this year, with Gulkin telling SeafoodSource that he expects an increase of between 10 to 15 percent over last year. But he added that the competition

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Jason Holland

Published on
June 7, 2017
fishmeal

Global aquaculture production continues to expand with much of the current growth being driven by Asia – and China in particular, but there are mounting concerns relating to the environmental and social impacts of the region’s reduction fisheries and its fishmeal production.

Speaking at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit 2017 in Seattle, Andy Jackson, technical director at IFFO, the Marine Ingredients Organization, highlighted that in volume

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Jason Holland

Published on
May 4, 2017
Icelandic salmon

While fishing is one of Iceland’s most important industries, directly contributing more than 8 percent of GDP, or 25 percent if the indirect effects of the ocean cluster are taken into account, the country is also home to an aspiring aquaculture sector with the recently reintroduced farming of Atlantic salmon leading the current charge.

“It is a small industry but it’s growing,” said Einar Gudfinnsson, chairman of the

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