IN BRIEF - Kanematsu markets halal 'mentaiko' seasoned cod roe in Indonesia
Saturday, October 07, 2017
Japanese trading house Kanematsu Corp. has started selling halal "mentaiko" seasoned cod roe in Indonesia after obtaining certification from the Indonesian Ulema Council.
P.T. Kanemory Food Service, a local joint venture between Kanematsu, and retail and restaurant chains operator Cimory Group, has developed a halal version of the popular Japanese delicacy with the help of Yamaya Communications Inc., a major mentaiko producer in Japan.
The Ulema Council recently certified the product as the world's first halal mentaiko that is free of sake, a traditional ingredient. Kanemory Food uses frozen Alaska pollock from Russia and the United States and makes halal mentaiko at a factory in Serang regency in Banten province.
The Japanese-based fisheries multinational Maruha Nichiro has strengthened its position in the Dutch fish market with the purchase of Weerstand Foods, one of the biggest fish processors in the country and based on the island of Urk in the IJsselmeer.
Maruha Nichiro, the biggest fisheries concern in the world, bought Weerstand through its Dutch subsidiary Seafood Connection, the Financieele Dagblad has reported. Financial details were not disclosed.
The new Dutch combine Seafood Weerstand will have annual revenues of EUR215m. The Urk firm was set up by the Weerstand family 30 years ago. It has a payroll of 112 and annual sales of EUR 30m.
Thousands of pounds of lobsters dumped in the forest, fishing boats stolen and set on fire and protests that have fishers divided largely along racial lines. These are just some of the signs of flaring tensions in southwestern Nova Scotia, the most lucrative part of Atlantic Canada's lobster fishing industry, The Globe's Jessica Leeder reports
Burned out fishing boats, thousands of pounds of dumped, dead lobsters and allegations of a booming black market for the popular crustacean have drawn federal investigators to Nova Scotia's most lucrative fishing grounds in the lead-up to lobster season.
Tensions have been running high in recent weeks along the small wharves in the communities that dot St. Mary's Bay, a well-known breeding ground for lobsters during the summer. While conservation laws prevent lobster fishers from harvesting the shellfish during breeding season in order to safeguard stocks, stunned locals watched thousands of pounds of lobsters that appeared to be commercial loads pass over their docks though the summer months.
SKINNERS POND, P.E.I. - The president of the Prince County Fishermen’s Association says his members are hoping for a significant price adjustment once lobster buyers and processors move their inventories.
Lee Knox said Friday landings for the fall season, which ended on Monday, are believed to be on par with record landings in 2016. What’s different this year, though, is the price is nearly CAD2 less per pound.
Knox said fishermen received CAD 6.15 per pound for canners and CAD6.50 per pound for markets, after adjustments, last year. Fishermen received CAD4 a pound for canners and CAD4.50 for markets this fall, but Knox said there are indications from buyers of a 25-cent per pound adjustment later on.
Buyers have blamed the lower prices in the fall, in part, on the value of Canadian dollar in relation to the U.S. currency and a shift in market demand. At most, Knox said, that might account for a one dollar a pound drop.
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick.
Symptoms in adults can include facial paralysis or loss of facial expression, unreactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking or including slurred speech, and a change in sound of voice, including hoarseness.
Symptoms of foodborne botulism in children can include difficulty swallowing, slurred speech, generalized weakness and paralysis. In all cases, botulism does not cause a fever. In severe cases of illness, people may die.
The Alaska RFM Certification Draft Assessment Report for the re-certification of the Alaska pollock fishery is now available for registered stakeholder comment. The 30-day comment period runs from October 16, 2017 through November 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM Pacific.
Certification Body, DNV GL, is conducting the re-assessment for the Alaska pollock fishery. All registered stakeholders will be sent a copy of the report. Stakeholders who have not registered, but would like to receive a copy of the report, should first register by providing the following details below to Anna Kiseleva at [email protected] or +47 993 18 529:
1. Name and company, together with contact information; 2. Your association with the fishery.
Founded in 1992, Minh Phu Seafood Company is not only known as “the King of Shrimp” in Vietnam but also among the leading shrimp exporters in the world.
The period of 2009-2014 was MPC’s golden age, with unceasing growth in business activities. In particular, 2014 was considered the peak when the company reported VND15,094 billion (USD 664.93) in revenue, VND921 billion (USD 40.57) in after-tax profit, plus USD729 million in export value, accounting for 18.8 per cent of the national shrimp export turnover, 4.24 per cent of US shrimp imports, and 5.6 per cent of Japanese shrimp imports.
Amid positive business prospects, the 2015 business plan set the ambitious target of VND19,333 billion (USD851.64 million) of revenue and VND1,452 billion (USD 63.96 million) of after-tax profit. At the end of March 2015, MPC officially delisted from HoSE, following a decision approved by all shareholders a year earlier. The reason given by MPC was that the market value of MPC’s stock did not reflect the true value of the corporation and MPC left the stock exchange to seek strategic partners to restructure the company and secure capital sources for further development.
After more than a decade of U.S.-funded attacks targeted exclusively on B.C.’s salmon farm industry, the tide is finally turning. The fake-news tactics of hired protesters have become so obvious that even some news media aren’t biting any more.
Noted marine biologist Pamela Anderson wasn’t able to assist this summer’s second season of the Sea Shepherd Society’s unreality show in the Broughton Archipelago. That’s the island group between northern Vancouver Island and the mainland.
This year Sea Shepherd was reduced to begging for “embedded” “journalists” to join them aboard the MV Martin Sheen, a floating vanity mirror for another faded celebrity. They hoped their first season of propaganda visuals and guerrilla visits to B.C. salmon farms would be featured on National Geographic TV, but producers checked it out and passed.
This season, two Marine Harvest farms have been occupied since late August by local aboriginal people, organized and publicized via Sea Shepherd. This B.C. campaign was launched and supported by Tides Canada, the middle-man for U.S. charitable foundations that funded the Great Bear Rainforest campaign.
The Norwegian Institute of Water Research (NIVA) has been monitoring the mercury levels in Oslofjord cod since 1984.
It noticed that as the size of the cod caught in the fjord south of the capital increased, so too did the amount of mercury in their bodies. The concentration has nearly doubled since records began, from around 0.15mg/kg to just less than 0.3mg/kg. Both of these are well below the levels deemed unsafe for human consumption.
The size increase has been linked to global warming, but hasn’t been as straight forward as the increase in mercury concentration. In the 1980s, the average North Sea cod measured 70cm when it reached sexual maturity at four years old. By 2000, the length had dropped by 29 per cent to 50cm, but they were reaching sexual maturity at 2.5 years old. Nowadays, the length has returned to 1980s levels and the species has retained its early maturation.