Reports from Norway suggest that Mowi may have cooled on plans to open hundreds of salmon restaurants across mainland China.
The company has so far declined to comment on the reports, but the respected business newspaper and web outlet Dagens Naeringsliv says that it has been told the project had stalled and that Mowi will be left with just the five experimental restaurants they have already opened in Taiwan.
Author: Vince McDonagh / FishFarmer | read the full articlehere
A joint study involving both Scottish and Dutch pelagic sectors has produced data that is central to better understanding of the reproductive cycles of pelagic stocks.
The resulting paper is the first outcome of a PhD studentship co-funded by the University of Aberdeen, the Pelagic Freezer-Trawler Association (PFA) and the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association (SPFA) which aims to explore the biological and ecological applicability of industry-collected data on herring and mackerel.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | read the full article here
Nine years after the last reform of the European Union (EU) fisheries policy, the European Commission is gathering information and opinions with the idea of 'identifying what works or not, any evidence of shortcomings and highlighting good practices'. To find out what citizens think, it has opened a public consultation on its website, a telematic questionnaire on each chapter of the regulations. He also wants to collect impressions on other issues perhaps "not sufficiently covered in the current political framework and to which special attention should be paid."
Source: La Voz de Galicia | read the full article here
France has started a mission to support British fishermen, under the appointment of Annick Girardin, Minister of the Sea, with the aim of accompanying fishermen deprived of a license in British waters. Philippe de Lambert des Granges, who started his mission in Boulogne-sur-Mer on January 11, will take care of this work.
It is here that «Mr. License, ”as the fishermen call it, will initiate individual meetings with interested skippers.
Sales of frozen and fresh seafood in the U.S. hit all-time highs in 2021, primarily driven by inflation.
Retail seafood sales hit new highs in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic buying sprees and more consumers eating at home, but 2021’s sales totals eclipsed the previous year, IRI and 210 Analytics said in a new report.
Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | read the full article here
Gorton’s is unveiling new packaging for some of its lines, along with a refreshed brand logo on all of its products.
The packaging changes on the Gloucester, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based brand’s Smart Solutions and Everyday Gourmet lines – along with its new logo – were executed after extensive consumer research, the company said in a press release. Over the past year, Gorton's surveyed thousands of consumers to understand who was buying in the category before the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to gain insights on customers who began to buy during the pandemic, the company said.
Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
The National Fisheries Institute of the United States has announced that it will host the tenth anniversary of the Global Seafood Market Conference (GSMC), which will be held in person from January 18 to 20, 2022 in Orlando (United States).
GSMC offers dynamic discussions based on the collective knowledge of leading experts in the seafood community. Registration for the 2022 Global Seafood Market Conference (GSMC) is now open.