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Over the past decade, Asia has been regarded as one of the biggest growth opportunities for U.S. seafood exports. The enormous Chinese market, in particular, gobbled up an increasingly large share of U.S. exports of higher-end seafood products, such as lobster, oysters, snow and king crab, and geoduck. But a trade dispute between the United States and China beginning in 2018 – and resulting rounds of tariffs affecting seafood – have… Read More
Seafood business decisions are often driven by experience and intuition, developed from years of hands-on operations. Many seafood managers develop an innate sense of their costs of goods sold, yield on processed materials, and the ebb and flow of inventory. However, in the highly competitive seafood space, it has become vital to operate ever more efficiently, improve yields, quickly sell through inventory, provide continuous quality… Read More
The United States is ramping up enforcement efforts against forced labor, including its use in seafood supply chains. In October 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice launched the Interagency Task Force on Human Trafficking in Fishing in International Waters, an effort to improve prevention and enforcement to curtail to forced labor. Join Katrina Nakamura, founder of the Sustainability Incubator, as she gives an overview of potential new rules of… Read More
WSI, the International Association for Women in the Seafood Industry, is a not-for-profit organization created in 2016 by seafood professionals and gender specialists. The primary purpose of WSI is to highlight women’s contributions in the seafood industry, to raise awareness of gender issues, and to promote greater diversity and inclusiveness. Join WSI Co-founder and President Marie Christine Monfort as she discusses a new survey that… Read More
The economic landscape for the global seafood industry is shaped not only by trends in the marketplace, but also by access to resources and financial capital. Join Ignacio J. Kleiman, the managing partner and founding member of Antarctica Advisors, for a discussion of the financial state of the seafood industry, with a focus shifting interest rates, the forces of supply and demand, and the sector’s consolidation through mergers and… Read More
Seafood advocate, celebrity chef, and prolific author Barton Seaver has written a new book, “American Seafood – Heritage, Culture
Seafood sustainability today is not what it was 20 years ago, or even what it was last week. Such a complex, shifting landscape requires the seafood industry to adopt an equally robust and flexible navigation system of tools, resources and concepts if it wishes to stay in step with the quickly-developing sector. But this is not a one-size-fits-all scenario – depending on where your business falls along the supply chain, and what you hope… Read More
A proposal to develop what could possibly be the world’s largest gold and copper mine, which was shelved during the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama, recently received a fresh lease on life under the administration of President Donald Trump, a champion of increased domestic mining. In October, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would reconsider the project, and in December, the company that wants to… Read More
NOAA’s annual “Fisheries of the United States” report is a treasure trove of data on the state of U.S. fisheries, seafood imports and exports, and domestic consumption. This year’s report, released at the end of October, revealed new insights about commercial fisheries’ landings, the value of the U.S. seafood processing industry, domestic aquaculture production, per capita consumption of fishery products, and the… Read More
University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Professor Ray Hilborn is considered one of the foremost fisheries researchers in the world. In this webinar, Hilborn will discuss his latest study, which disputes previous findings on the impact of human and natural predation on forage fish such as anchovies, sardines, and herring.
Forage fish are some of the most abundant exploited species in the sea and provide vital food security… Read More