Seafood Business Insider

Published on
April 18, 2017

Fiona de Koning is the co-owner, business manager and head of sales for family-run Hollander & de Koning Mussel Farms, a bottom cultivation operation in Trenton, Maine. Theo de Koning, Fiona’s husband, is a fifth-generation mussel farmer from the Netherlands, who also serves as co-owner, boat captain and farm manager. Sons Alex and Max represent the sixth generation. Alex serves as the company’s processing manager, development engRead More

Published on
March 8, 2017

Doug Nucatola is one of the founders and CEO at Great Eastern Seafood, a Boston, Massachusetts-based seafood processor and distributor known for its production of North Atlantic groundfish and flatfish.

SeafoodSource: As one of the founders of Great Eastern Seafood, how have you seen the company evolve in its 35-year history?

Nucatola: We started as a quality and service company and we’ve always stayed with our founding principles. Over the y… Read More

Published on
February 14, 2017

Kristen Baumer is the president of Paul Piazza and Son Inc., a New Orleans, Louisiana-based processor of wild shrimp caught in the Gulf of Mexico. He is the fourth generation of his family to run the company.

SeafoodSource: What’s the history of Paul Piazza & Son?

Baumer: The company was …… Read More

Published on
January 19, 2017

Megan Grinstead is director of marketing at SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood, based in Saint Simon's Island, Georgia. SeaPak has  been offering shrimp and seafood for nearly 70 years and the company currently produces the top-selling retail frozen shrimp brand within the specialty seafood category.

SeafoodSource: What are the core business strategies or principles that have been the foundation of SeaPak?

Grinstead: Thanks to our decad…… Read More

Published on
January 2, 2017

Chris Rosenberger is president of Atlanta-based Inland Seafood, which was started in 1977 and has grown to be the largest seafood distributor in the southeast United States, a leading packer of Maine lobster and a supplier of non-seafood specialty products for thousands of restaurants and retailers.

SeafoodSource: What is Inland’s history and how has the company has evolved since it was started. What are the core business strategies or princip… Read More

Published on
December 12, 2016

Bill Taylor is part of the executive management team at Taylor Shellfish Farms, a fifth-generation business based in Shelton, Washington. The company, which was founded in 1890, has grown over the decades to encompass shellfish farming operations for clams, geoduck, oysters and mussels.

SeafoodSource: What are the core business strategies or principles that have been the foundation of the company since its inception?

Taylor: We’re devoted to sh… Read More

Published on
November 14, 2016

Joshua Scherz is the U.S.-based general manager for Bela Seafood, a line of canned sardines, mackerel and skipjack tuna from Portugal. Bela is a fourth-generation Portuguese brand celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. Scherz, who based in Massachusetts, travels to Bela’s factory four or five times a year.

SeafoodSource: What is Bela’s current penetration in the United States and internationally and what are the plans to build the brand?

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Published on
October 12, 2016

Rupert Howes is chief executive for the Marine Stewardship Council, an international nonprofit organization established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing and safeguard seafood supplies for the future. MSC released its annual report today, Wednesday, 12 October - read SeafoodSource's coverage here.

SeafoodSource spoke with Howes earlier this month at the MSC’s global headquarters in London.

SeafoodSource: MSC-certified fisheries ar… Read More

Published on
October 4, 2016

Scott and Jon Demers spent four years developing their Maine-based frozen seafood company, Cheating Gourmet, into a national brand. Their success is evident in their distribution footprint, which has grown from 700 stores to 3,000 in the past year. The company, based in Auburn, Maine, makes a line of frozen appetizers using scallops, lobster and crab.

SeafoodSource: Talk a bit about the intersection of the seafood business in Maine and gourmet va… Read More

Published on
September 15, 2016

Dave Melbourne is senior vice president of consumer marketing and corporate social responsibility for San Diego, California, U.S.A.-based Bumble Bee Seafoods, North America’s largest branded shelf-stable seafood company. Bumble Bee offers a full line of canned and pouched tuna, salmon, sardine and specialty protein products as well as premium fresh frozen seafood under the Bumble Bee SuperFresh line.

SeafoodSource: Recently Bumble Bee moved to … Read More