May 2004 - Trident announces takoever of Norquest Seafoods
The Seattle-based companies are two of the largest seafood packers in Alaska. They operate processing plants in several coastal towns around the state and, at the top of the summer salmon season, employ thousands of workers to clean and pack the fish. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. John Garner, the top shareholder in Norquest, said the Trident takeover will allow the companies to combine their different product lines and compete better in the global seafood market.
NorQuest will keep its brand and operate as a Trident subsidiary, Garner said. No plant closures or worker cutbacks are planned for the summer, when millions of spawning salmon return to Alaska rivers.
China reopens market to live Irish crab Republic of Ireland
Minister of Agriculture of Ireland reached an agreement with a Chinese official on the proposed certificate to accompany consignments of crab exports to the Chinese market, which should facilitate the resumption of the crab trade between both countries.
Microplastics dumped on Atlantic shores reach the Arctic Spain
A study performed by an international team of researchers for the first time outlines the large-scale transport of microplastics from the Atlantic ocean to the Arctic, and highlights the global extent that has reached this problem in just a few decades.