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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More
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… Read More