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Other Media | SeafoodSource: Walmart links sustainability initiative to higher seafood sales

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Walmart stores that ran a targeted sustainable seafood campaign have seen a significant lift in fresh seafood sales, an executive with the leading global retailer said.

Starting this spring, Walmart launched a massive store signage campaign for both fresh and frozen seafood “to communicate more clearly to customers the quality, value, and sustainability of the seafood they buy at Walmart,” Jacqui Lyons, divisional merchandise manager for seafood and seasonal meat for Walmart U.S. said in a press release from FMI - The Food Industry Association.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here

Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Cooke swallows up US seafood firm Mariner

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

True North Seafood, the processing division and flagship brand of Canada-based fish farmer Cooke Inc., has completed its acquisition of Mariner Seafood, headquartered in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in the United States.

Mariner reached an asset purchase agreement with True North Seafood earlier this year after running into financial difficulty.

Under the terms of the asset purchase agreement, Mariner was required to consider other bids for its assets prior to consummating a sale to True North.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here

Other Media | Fish Farmer: Bremnes Seashore joins Salmon Group consortium

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Fish farmer Bremnes Seashore has become a shareholder in Salmon Group, a consortium of 41 fish farmers in Norway that aims to champion local ownership and interaction with local communities.

As a shareholder, Bremnes Seashore will also take part in Salmon Group’s innovative collaboration on feed, which earlier this year branched out into insect-based products.

The Norwegian company Bremnes Seashore from Bømlo is a family business and a pioneer in salmon farming.

Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here

Other Media | FiskerForum: Door could close on UK distant waters fishing

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The UK’s distant waters fleet stands to be left out in the cold from the end of this year, and could be cut off from North Atlantic fishing grounds if the UK government does not act quickly to secure access.

As things stand, the only UK fishing company operating in these distant waters, the Hull-based UK Fisheries with its two fishing vessels, currently has no fishing opportunities on its traditional distant waters from 1st of January next year.

‘If we lose our distant waters fishing industry, the irony of the government’s aspiration to become a proudly independent coastal state will not be lost voters of the ‘red wall’ in the north-east of England,’ commented Jane Sandell of UK Fisheries.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskeForum | Read the full article here

Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Vigo is presented as the first green port in Europe to grow in blue

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The city serves as the physical headquarters for the virtual workshop in which FAO tries to share port experiences in the blue economy

The Regional Minister of the Sea, Rosa Quintana, was in charge of inaugurating the blue fishing ports workshop that, with the slogan Face to sustainability, has been organized by FAO. It is a virtual seminar, but it is based in Vigo. Quintana stressed the importance of this event to show the world all the potential of Galicia and the port of Vigo in blue growth, as well as the work carried out in recent years in in terms of good practices in ports and in moving towards sustainable fishing.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The European Commission publishes the proposed TAC of 2021 without the stocks shared with the United Kingdom

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The European Commission today published the proposal for the TAC and quotas for the year 2021 in the Atlantic and North Sea. All? No. The delay in the negotiation with the United Kingdom on the 'Brexit' has prevented including in the document stocks as relevant as hake, monkfish or sole of 'great sun' in addition to the North Sea stocks, which are of interest to the fleet Dutch or Belgian.

For 2021, a proposal with 23 TACs is presented and, following the scientific advice, it is recommended that 13 stocks reduce the fishing quota. “Consultations for many of these stocks are still ongoing, as are negotiations for the future EU-UK partnership, including fisheries, and therefore the respective TACs are set as a memorandum pending the outcome of the negotiations ”, clarifies the EC.

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here

Other Media | SeafoodSource: Florida connection draws Publix into Atlantic Sapphire partnership

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

A Florida connection has brought together pioneering salmon farming firm Atlantic Sapphire and the Publix supermarket chain.

Atlantic Sapphire, which recently celebrated its first commercial harvest at its new recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) farm in Miami, Florida, U.S.A., is teaming up with the Lakeland, Florida-based supermarket chain to begin offering its Bluehouse brand salmon in 269 of its 1,255 stores, mostly in the Miami area.

Atlantic Sapphire CEO Johan Andreassen told SeafoodSource while his firm is seeking out retail supply contracts, including with Giant Eagle, H-E-B, New Seasons Market, Safeway, Sobey's, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Wegmans, as well as with specialty salmon product providers such as Acme Smoked Fish, obtaining a partnership with Publix was a priority.

Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full article

Other Media | SalmonBusiness: AquaChile’s ultra-premium brand Verlasso announces first Magallanes harvest

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Salmon farmer moved from Patagonian Chile in 2019.

In a press release, Verlasso, which belongs to the world’s second-largest salmon farmer AquaChile, writes that its ultra-premium brand is out of the water.

Nearly a year ago AquaChile announced that their newly acquired farms in Region XII would be dedicated to the production of their chef’s choice brand, Verlasso. And this month was the timing for the Verlasso first harvest in the Magallanes, in the extreme south of the Chilean Patagonia.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article

Other Media | Fish Farmer: NOAA’s Arc

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Are your predator deterrents MMPA compliant?

There are many unanswered questions about what it means to be compliant with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). Thankfully there’s now more clarity when it comes to one particular area; protecting your fish from predator attacks.

America’s National Marine Fisheries Service – informally known as NOAA Fisheries – issued new guidance in August detailing what kind of predator deterrents are compliant with the MMPA.

Author: Nathan Pyne-Carter / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here

Other Media | Fisker Forum: Thai Union urges global co-operation to tackle climate change

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Fishing and processing giant Thai Union took the opportunity on United Nations day last week to call for greater global cooperation to protect the planet from the impacts of climate change.

Thai Union is designing new goals that deliver against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), including climate change, as part of its efforts to safeguard the world’s oceans.

‘Taking action to address climate change is becoming increasingly urgent, with the world’s temperatures and sea temperatures continuing to rise,’ said Dr. Darian McBain, Global Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Thai Union.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here

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Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
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ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
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Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
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Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
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David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
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Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
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Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
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