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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
McDonald's Launches Shrimp Burger in Japan
JAPAN - McDonald’s Japan has begun selling its brand new Avocado Shrimp burger as part of its new range of burgers....
Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Recognises BAP Farmed Shrimp Standards
GLOBAL- Two-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp standards of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) are equivalent to a yellow “Good Alternative” rating...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Asda Drops Wester Ross Salmon Over Environmental Concerns
UK - Asda has dropped the Scottish salmon supplier Wester Ross Fisheries (WRF) due to concerns over its environmental impact....
CleanSeas Tuna Expected to Turn a Profit Sooner Than Expected
AUSTRALIA - Port Lincoln fish farmer Cleanseas Tuna is ahead of schedule and expects to turn a maiden operating profit this financial year as production and sales...
Lilly to Acquire Novartis Animal Health
GLOBAL - Eli Lilly is to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion in an all-cash deal that will strengthen and diversify Lilly’s own animal...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Fish Vet Group: Interpreting Bioassay Results
ANALYSIS - In part two of Fish Vet Group’s article on the reasons and methodology behind carrying out a sea lice bioassay, Chris Findlay explains the challenges...
Scottish Salmon Company Creates New Jobs in Stornoway
SCOTLAND, UK - A leading Scottish salmon farming business is expanding with the creation of 40 new jobs in Stornoway and the Isle of Lewis, taking its workforce...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Recent Shrimp Quota Cuts to Drive Fishermen Out, Causing Speculative Purchasing
US - Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans has confirmed sharp quota cuts for inshore and offshore northern shrimp fisheries, reports Rob Reierson in the 3-Minute...
Marine Harvest Harvest Volumes Above Expectations for Q1 2014
NORWAY - In connection with the presentation of the Q4 2013 results, Marine Harvest guided a total harvest volume of 80 thousand tonnes (HOG) for Q1 2014. The increase...
Novus Dedicates Aquaculture Research Center to Nong Lam University
VIET NAM - Novus International has completed dedication of the Aquaculture Research Center (ARC), located on campus in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, to Nong Lam University...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Aquasense to Supply First Saltwater Farmed Tilapia to US Market
US - On April 1, 2014, Aquasense International Corporation, the US holding company of the affiliate aquaculture company, Aquasense Panamá, S. de R.L. (ASP), entered...
Tesco Forced to Back Down in Tinned Tuna Row
UK - Greenpeace and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall are claiming victory in their campaign against Tesco and the cut-price tuna brand Oriental and Pacific....
Gaspésie Lobster Fishery Enters into MSC Assessment
CANADA - The Gaspésie lobster fishery, which is concentrated on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec along the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Atlantic Canada,...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Tasmanian Salmon Achieves Gold Standard in Sustainable Salmon
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - WWF has congratulated Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal and its staff for becoming the first Australian producer of farmed seafood to achieve...
Pesquera Catalunya Chilean Mussels go Friend of the Sea Certified
CHILE - Dani has been approved as Friend of the Sea certified for Chilean mussels (Mytilis chilensis) farmed by Pesquera Catalunya in Southeast Pacific (FAO area...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Marine Harvest Installs Environmentally Friendly Recycled Plastic Decking
SCOTLAND, UK - Marine Harvest has taken advantage of the plastics expertise of Fusion Marine by installing decking made from environmentally friendly recycled plastic...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Old Pond Publishing Joins 5m Publishing
UK - International media business, 5m Publishing - part of Benchmark Holdings plc - has announced its successful acquisition of Suffolk-based agriculture and machinery...
Thai Union Frozen Products Considers South American Market
THAILAND - Thai Union Frozen Products (TUF) is considering the South American market in order to have more global outreach. ...
Newfoundland Mussel Processing Plant Earns BAP Certification
CANADA - Green Seafoods Ltd.’s mussel processing plant in Newfoundland, Canada, has earned the Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification....
Spanish Hake Fishery Awarded MSC Certification
SPAIN - The Grupo Regal line-caught hake (Merluccius merluccius) fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable, well-managed...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Peruvian Scallop Farm to Enter ASC Assessment
PERU - Peru-based scallop producer, AcuaPesca Group, is the first company in the world to enter assessment against the ASC Bivalve Standard. AcuaPesca is seeking...
Rio Tinto Withdraws from Bristol Bay Pebble Mine Proposal
US - Earthworks has applauded Rio Tinto's withdrawal from the Pebble Mine proposal in Alaska's Bristol Bay....
Monday, April 07, 2014
Alaska Seafood Source Raises over $18,000 Towards Sustainability
US - With Oceana studies showing how "In the US, 80 per cent of seafood is imported, and one-third of seafood is mislabeled," Alaska Seafood Source has developed...
Friday, April 04, 2014
Largest Marine Food Ingredients Plant Coming to Ireland
IRELAND - Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has warmly welcomed plans by the Killybegs Fishermen’s’ Organisation (KFO) and a Norwegian...
Marine Harvest Launches BBQ Fish Range for the Summer
FRANCE - In a bid to reach out to younger consumers, Marine Harvest has launched the AppetiMarine range of fresh fish skewers and marinated fresh fish products ideal...
Young’s New Products Encourage Fish Consumption
UK - Young’s Seafood Limited is building on the success of its The Funky Fish Kitchen by launching seven new chilled products as part of the range. ...
Thursday, April 03, 2014
AKVA Completes YesMaritime Acquisition
NORWAY - AKVA group ASA has completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of the shares in YesMaritime AS....
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Charoen Pokphand to Lay Off Burmese Workers
THAILAND - Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) are to lay off around 1,200 migrant Burmese workers at its seafood processing company based in Samut Sakhon, Thailand....
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Weekly Overview: Cooke Aquaculture to Buy Marine Harvest's Shetland, Orkney Operations
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, Marine Harvest is to sell its salmon farming operations, in the Shetland and Orkney Islands of Scotland, to the Canadian fish farming...
European Commission Objects to Marine Harvest Early Acquisition of Morpol
EUROPE - The European Commission has sent objections to salmon farmer and processor Marine Harvest over early implementation of its acquisition of competitor Morpol....
 
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