Exclusive Interviews

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 markets.…Read More

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 Rabobank...… Read More


Gao Fu Mao

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 Landscape.&rdquo… Read More

Published on
October 18, 2017

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 success… Read More

Published on
August 8, 2017

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 for… Read More

Published on
June 7, 2017

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 t… Read More

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 Icel… Read More

Published on
February 22, 2017

Fishmeal supplies should be strong and prices attractively positioned throughout this year following the recent strong fishing season for anchoveta (Engraulis ringens) and white anchovy (Anchoa nasus) in north-central Peru, confirmed Gorjan Nikolik, associate director of animal protein with Rabobank International.

The second fishing season ended in January with a significant year-on-year increase in catch after Peru’s Ministry of Production (P… Read More

Published on
February 14, 2017

Norwegian salmon has been strengthening its position in the United States and taking additional market share in what is a growing market. In a two-part interview, Egil Ove Sundheim, director U.S.A. for the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC), guides SeafoodSource through the trade and highlights where further growth is likely to come from.

SeafoodSource: In volume terms, how much Norwegian salmon was exported to the U.S. market last year and what wa… Read More

Published on
October 13, 2016

Established 20 years ago through the privatization and merger of New Zealand’s two largest salmon companies, New Zealand King Salmon is a vertically integrated salmon farming, processing and marketing firm with an annual turnover of NZD 115 million (USD 82.1 million, EUR 73.4 million). Owning and operating 11 sites in the Marlborough Sounds of which eight are being farmed, it is the world’s leading producer of king salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawyRead More