Alaska’s fishing industry is slowly crumbling
A polarized political situation, lawsuits for killing whales, and historic records decrease in the salmon stock have been the main causes of tension in the Alaskan fishery.
Aquaculture boosts Australia’s seafood value to $3.63 billion in 2023
Australian fisheries and aquaculture outlook report for 2023 highlights key role of aquaculture, while warning of slight downturn in total production value from 2024-2028
Heiða Helgadóttir the new CEO of the Iceland Ocean Cluster
The Iceland Ocean Cluster appointed Heiða Kristín Helgadóttir to assume the CEO role in the summer of 2023. This was announced by Heiða on LinkedIn, in which she added that she had always admired the work being done in the cluster. “[It] is a true pioneer in emphasizing the 100% utilization of seafood and has been instrumental in fostering so many interesting byproduct companies and projects,” she said about the cluster.
Skjæran, the Norwegian Fisheries Minister, wants sustainable and fish-awareness industry
According to Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy, Bjørnar Selnes Skjæran, Norway’s seafood industry has been a record export in 2022 but must incorporate technology, new methods, and species to maintain and reach new markets.
AquaBounty increased 167% in Q4 and wants more for future quarters
The innovative land-based farms AquaBounty has close their fourth quart with positive highlights and expects to continue developing their business and expanding their commercial activities.
Possible lobster sizes limitations in Maine to protect juveniles
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is studying to put tighter rules on the sizes of lobster fisheries in Maine (U.S.). Initial statements of the Commission claim a troubling decline in young lobster, while fishermen question it.
US seafood sales fell by nearly 4% in 2022, says consumer report
Inflation and higher seafood prices meant US shoppers looked for cheaper protein alternatives, according to the FMI.
Fake label? Conagra and Bumble Bee made into defendants by their consumers
Conagra and Bumble Bee are facing class action lawsuits against consumers over the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainable labeling on their products. The appeal, which has been filed separately in federal courts in Illinois and California, seeks damages of about $5 million (€4.7 million).
Egypt and Andhara (India) in search of an aquaculture model for the African region
The Arab Republic of Egypt and Andhra Pradesh (an Indian region) want to join forces in many topics such as pharma, drones, and commodities, but to develop aquaculture.
Scottish land-based Gigha Halibut farm to close
Award-winning Scottish halibut producer to close operations after rising energy costs made its RAS-based fish farm "unviable".