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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The course of pelagic fishing week 43 Norway
This autumn's best NVG herring week and less mackerel from the North Sea
We received significantly smaller quantities of mackerel than in the previous three weeks. A total of 23,100 to...
Tuna exports to Italy soar in September Viet Nam
NDO/VNA – Vietnam’s tuna exports to Italy soared by 8,599% last month over the same period last year.
This staggering increase transformed Italy into Vietnam's largest tuna market in the EU in ...