Intrafish RSS Feed from en Sun, 27 Sep 2020 21:19:02 +0200 In House Programming Week's Top Headlines: History-making Person of the Year; Big changes at Trident and Mowi; Disruptions in the salmon farming sector The tireless journey to success for one seafood executive, tuna cans of protest and major management shakeups made headlines this week. Markets Sat, 26 Sep 2020 02:03:14 +0200 Rachel Sapin NHST Skretting CEO Therese Log Bergjord and a team from Skretting's organization in Nigeria in 2018. Foto: Pressefoto 2020-09-26T00:03:36Z news 2-1-882274 Veteran execs to depart as Trident Seafoods reorganizes 'We wouldn't be in the position we are without them,' CEO Joe Bundrant tells IntraFish. Shellfish Salmon People Whitefish Processing Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:50:52 +0200 John Fiorillo,Drew Cherry NHST Vic Scheibert, left, who manages operations for Trident Seafoods in Alaska and Trident CEO Joe Bundrant hold up the first Copper River salmon to arrive in Seattle this year. Scheibert is one of three long-time Trident execs departing the company as part of a reorganization. Foto: Trident Seafoods 2020-09-25T20:28:22Z news 2-1-882262 Offshore aquaculture passes new milestone in US as bipartisan legislation introduced Bill would establish areas particularly well-suited for aquaculture, similar to the President’s executive order to promote domestic seafood competitiveness and growth. Sustainability Aquaculture Fri, 25 Sep 2020 17:45:24 +0200 Drew Cherry,Rachel Sapin NHST The AQUAA Act has been reintroduced in Congress to promote, grow and fund offshore aquaculture United States. Foto: NOAA Fisheries 2020-09-25T16:25:26Z news 2-1-882225 Norwegian salmon prices shrouded in uncertainty The Norwegian salmon market has seen a tug o' war over prices this week, with increased maximum allowed biomass leading to uncertainty about where prices are heading. Prices Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:00:43 +0200 Marthe Njåstad NHST The Norwegian salmon market is shrouded in uncertainty this week after several sources reported higher prices last week. Foto: Anders H. Furuset 2020-09-25T20:03:47Z news 2-1-882080 Another 'major outbreak' of COVID-19 at Pacific Seafood plant Almost half the night shift workers at the factory tested positive. Coronavirus Processing Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:27:23 +0200 Dominic Welling NHST It is the latest in a string of outbreaks for Pacific Seafood. 2020-09-25T16:19:10Z news 2-1-881976 Russian Fishery Company kicks off production at Far East pollock facility The new facility in the Far East was built as part of Russia's investment quota program. Whitefish Processing Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:21:13 +0200 Demi Korban NHST Russian Fishery Company pollock processing facility in Primoriye. Photo: Russian Fishery Company 2020-09-25T11:45:52Z news 2-1-881799 Lies, defaults, and 'gross mismanagement': Minority shareholders of Chinese shrimp farm are out for blood Closed farms, owed back rent, revenue reporting inconsistencies, market-value collapse -- an ongoing US court case sheds light on the actual state of the Chinese land-based 'megafarm.' Finance Legal Shrimp Aquaculture Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:22:07 +0200 Dominic Welling NHST Company has been so short on funds that it has been unable to pay rent on three of Tri-way’s Aqua Farms -- those considered SIAF’s 'crown jewel'. Foto: Twitter 2020-09-25T12:03:14Z news 2-1-880377 Cod farmer Norcod eyes Merkur listing Norway's largest cod farmer is looking to growth. Finance Whitefish Aquaculture Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:10:36 +0200 Anders Furuset NHST Hilde Storhaug, CEO of Norcod. Foto: Norcod 2020-09-25T12:06:41Z news 2-1-881652 Why domestic product is forcing China out of the Russian pollock fillet market There is a growing trend, driven by modernization of the country’s pollock sector, industry watchers believe. Trade Fisheries Markets Whitefish Processing Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:56:35 +0200 Evgeny Vovchenko NHST Russian Fishery. Pollock fillet. Foto: Russian Fishery 2020-09-25T05:11:53Z news 2-1-879090 New Zealand government relaxes border controls for fishing crews, bringing 'huge relief' to an industry on the brink of crisis With boats being docked, and millions of dollars at stake, the change in regulations comes just in the nick of time. Coronavirus Fisheries Whitefish Fri, 25 Sep 2020 03:20:46 +0200 Rachel Mutter NHST Doug Paulin, CEO at Sealord. Foto: Sealord 2020-09-25T12:24:03Z news 2-1-881578 Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation picks former Lloyd's Register executive to lead standards The trade body recently shuffled CEOs. Salmon People Aquaculture Fri, 25 Sep 2020 01:08:18 +0200 Demi Korban NHST Richard Beckett, SSPO Head of Standards. Photo: SSPO 2020-09-25T12:25:23Z news 2-1-881149 'Our vision for growth in the Faroes lies in offshore': Bakkafrost's salmon farming ambitions growing larger The company has grand plans to include new technologies into its current value chain. Salmon Finance Aquaculture Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:57:15 +0200 Demi Korban NHST Høgni Dahl Jakobsen, CFO of Faroe Islands-based salmon farmer Bakkafrost. Photo: Nina Unlay 2020-09-25T12:14:37Z news 2-1-881418 Kvaroy, Santa Barbara Smokehouse land Whole Foods for new smoked salmon launch Both companies have generations of expertise in the seafood industry. Markets Whitefish Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:44:38 +0200 Rachel Sapin NHST Kvaroy Arctic smoked salmon co-branded with Santa Barbara Smokehouse will be available at Whole Food Market locations nationwide in October. Foto: Kvarøy Arctic 2020-09-25T21:04:32Z news 2-1-881566 Iconic seafood restaurant Ivar's closes some full-service restaurants, citing ongoing COVID costs The Seattle restaurant chain has seen increased foot traffic to some locations that do not rely on tourism, however. Coronavirus Salmon Markets Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:02:30 +0200 IntraFish Media NHST Seattle, Washington-based seafood restaurant chain Ivar’s is closing its Acres of Clams and Salmon House full-service restaurants on Sept 28 until the spring. Foto: Ivar's 2020-09-25T12:28:17Z news 2-1-881525 WATCH IN FULL: IntraFish Digital Event explores disruption, innovation and investment in the salmon farming industry Missed the latest IntraFish Digital Event? Catch up with the full webinar here. Events Salmon Thu, 24 Sep 2020 20:24:38 +0200 Drew Cherry NHST IntraFish Salmon Summit 2020. Top executives from Atlantic Sapphire, DNB, Skretting, Salmones Camanchaca and Kvaroy gave their thoughts on distruption in the salmon farming sector. Foto: IntraFish 2020-09-25T12:29:20Z news 2-1-881538 Trident Seafoods, Channel Fish win yet another $2 million Alaska pollock bid It has been a record year for USDA pollock purchases. Markets Whitefish Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:54:54 +0200 Rachel Sapin NHST Trident Seafoods and Channel Fish have received numerous USDA contracts to provide frozen pollock for Section 32 programs. Foto: Trident 2020-09-24T11:54:54Z news 2-1-880661 Undercover video forces CEO of Alaska's controversial Pebble Mine to resign This comes as videotapes of his ties to political influencers were leaked. Salmon People Fisheries Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:01:53 +0200 Demi Korban NHST Tom Collier, CEO of Alaska's Pebble mining project. Photo: YouTube 2020-09-24T12:27:14Z news 2-1-880909 CEOs of world's largest seafood companies urge governments to address COVID-related crew crisis Coronavirus Sustainability Fisheries Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:25:52 +0200 Demi Korban NHST The SeaBOS team. Photo: Thai Union 2020-09-24T11:48:38Z news 2-1-880252 Skretting CEO Therese Log Bergjord: 'I haven't lost sleep and I haven't had doubts' In an exclusive video interview the IntraFish 2020 Person of the Year gives us the lowdown on what makes her tick. Salmon Finance People Whitefish Shrimp Aquaculture Feed Interview Thu, 24 Sep 2020 03:13:24 +0200 Rachel Mutter NHST Therese Log Bergjord speaks with IntraFish Editor Rachel Mutter from her cabin in Norway. Foto: IntraFish/YouTube 2020-09-24T11:50:40Z news 2-1-880737 Trump's claim that Bumble Bee tuna cans were used as protest weapon strikes Twitter gold President claimed the company's canned tuna is the perfect weight to used as offensive weapon. Tuna Processing Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:47:15 +0200 John Evans NHST US President Donald Trump said Sept. 22 that protestors have found a new weapon in their fight: tuna cans. Foto: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images/NTB scanpix 2020-09-23T22:34:17Z news 2-1-880662 Mowi appoints new managing director for Eastern Canada salmon farming operations Executive joins the team from New Zealand King Salmon, and prior to that, Marel, Mowi and other seafood groups. Salmon People Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:15:33 +0200 Rachel Sapin NHST Alan Cook is Mowi's new managing director for Atlantic Canada. Foto: Mowi 2020-09-23T23:26:24Z news 2-1-880695 Skretting CEO Therese Log Bergjord named IntraFish Person of the Year 2020 Never afraid to speak out, executive has tirelessly pushed the industry to innovate and change, pulling people together to talk openly about the challenges around reducing the aquaculture industry's footprint and enabling sustainable growth. Salmon People Whitefish Shrimp Aquaculture Feed Interview Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:23:04 +0200 Rachel Mutter NHST Therese Log Bergjord, CEO of Skretting. Foto: Anders Furuset 2020-09-24T08:15:21Z news 2-1-879855 Russia lifts import suspension on Chilean salmon farmer Ventisqueros The company's site in Chile was among 14 processing plants and 2 cold storage facilities in Chile waiting to receive clearance to restart shipments. Markets Aquaculture Processing Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:52:26 +0200 John Evans NHST Ventisqueros: Back in business in Russia Foto: Chilean Salmon Marketing Council 2020-09-23T23:26:58Z news 2-1-880321 Salmon farmers gets tougher on Brazilian soy suppliers over deforestation-free deadline Brazilian soy producers have already committed to cutting of soy grown on legally deforested land by 2021. But that's not enough. Salmon Sustainability Aquaculture Feed Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:27:58 +0200 Demi Korban NHST The soy industry is a key contributor to deforestation in the Brazilian rainforest. Now 20 percent of the global salmon farming industry is pushing for an earlier cut-off date. Foto: Justus Menke/Unsplash 2020-09-23T22:53:09Z news 2-1-879716 First fish transferred to Cermaq's facial-recognition salmon farm project iFarm The project trial phase will run until 2025. Technology Salmon Sustainability Aquaculture Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:12:26 +0200 Demi Korban NHST Karl Fredrik Ottem, Cermaq's project manager for iFarm Photo: Anders Furuset 2020-09-23T15:34:18Z news 2-1-880175 Family-owned seafood companies need help; new investment fund has a plan A new group of investors sees opportunity in Atlantic Canada's aging fishing sector. Finance Fisheries Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:31:20 +0200 John Fiorillo NHST “There are a lot companies out there looking to get out of the business but don’t know how,” said Brian Bosse, president of Sustainable Oceans Capital (SOC) based in Toronto. Foto: Sustainable Oceans Capital 2020-09-23T11:31:20Z news 2-1-877360 China suspends imports from Leroy Seafood's Havfisk after discovering COVID-19 traces on packaging 'It is significantly more likely that the infection originates from handling along the way, rather than that it originates from Gadus Njord,' company claims. Coronavirus Fisheries Whitefish Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:59:54 +0200 Dominic Welling NHST The suspension will last for one week. Foto: Arne Fenstad 2020-09-23T22:12:56Z news 2-1-880183 US hedge fund snatches stake in land-based salmon farmer Atlantic Sapphire The fund is the second largest owner in Atlantic Sapphire. Salmon Finance Aquaculture Wed, 23 Sep 2020 09:59:06 +0200 Demi Korban NHST Atlantic Sapphire's site in Florida, Miami as of summer 2020. Photo: Atlantic Sapphire 2020-09-23T16:03:01Z news 2-1-879947 Troubled Chinese group Zoneco pulls scallop fishery from MSC program The fishery, in the north of China’s Yellow Sea, was certified as sustainable in 2015, the first Chinese fishery to achieve the standard. Sustainability Fisheries Markets Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:57:57 +0200 John Evans NHST Fishermen harvest the Yesso scallop by diving and dredging. Foto: Marine Stewardship Council 2020-09-23T15:44:49Z news 2-1-879778 Barramundi Asia planning IPO next year as new 'macro-trends' brighten outlook CEO tells IntraFish COVID has just been a short-term bump in the road. Finance Markets Whitefish Aquaculture Wed, 23 Sep 2020 04:14:31 +0200 Rachel Mutter NHST Kuhlbarra barramundi is harvested at Barramundi Asia's Singapore farm, the smallest of the company's three farm bases. Foto: Barramundi Asia 2020-09-23T15:43:08Z news 2-1-873297 Farmed salmon's greatest disruptors? Find out what the experts think Where, by who and with what money will tomorrow's salmon be farmed? Camanchaca, Atlantic Sapphire, Kvaroy, Skretting, DNB all have a view. Opinion Salmon Finance Legal People Markets Processing Interview Prices Trade Coronavirus Events Technology Sustainability Analysis Aquaculture Feed Wed, 23 Sep 2020 03:43:39 +0200 Rachel Mutter,John Fiorillo,John Evans,Rachel Sapin,Demi Korban NHST What are the issues that are set to really shape the farmed salmon sector going forward? Foto: Summitphoto @ Roy Alapnes 2020-09-24T07:54:39Z news 2-1-879816 Blue Harvest Fisheries scores $4.4 million groundfish contract from US government The purchase, part of the department's Commodity Procurement Program, will be used to distribute individually quick frozen (IQF) groundfish to schools, food banks, and households across the United States. Coronavirus Markets Whitefish Wed, 23 Sep 2020 03:15:51 +0200 Rachel Sapin NHST Blue Harvest staff built 3-sided plexiglass separations to improve social distancing measures on the plant floor. The company is receiving USDA money allocated as part of coronavirus relief for seafood to serve the USDA's Section 32 programs. Foto: Blue Harvest 2020-09-24T13:14:37Z news 2-1-879803 UK's 10,500 fish and chip shops fear winter staff shortages as COVID-19 rates climb The UK's chief scientific adviser this week warned the country could see 50,000 new coronavirus cases a day by mid-October if action is not taken. Coronavirus Markets Whitefish Wed, 23 Sep 2020 03:12:38 +0200 John Evans NHST Battening down the hatches for winter. Foto: Shutterstock 2020-09-23T15:44:01Z news 2-1-879037 FDA includes salmon, Alaska pollock on list of foods needing additional traceability requirements NFI has questioned whether the FDA is taking an unwarranted, 'one size fits all approach.' Technology Salmon Markets Whitefish Tue, 22 Sep 2020 21:10:37 +0200 Rachel Sapin NHST An FDA microbiologist prepares seafood samples blended with an enrichment broth to be tested for microorganisms. Foto: FDA 2020-09-22T19:10:37Z news 2-1-879755 Morpol founder Jerzy Malek invests in land-based cod The hatchery will based near Bodo in Norway and supply Norcod with juvenile fish. Whitefish Aquaculture Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:51:13 +0200 Anders Furuset NHST Arctic Seafood Group is based on the remains of the bankrupt cod farmer Codfarmers. Foto: (Foto: Geir Bjørn Nilsen) 2020-09-22T15:58:49Z news 2-1-879618 Atlantic Sapphire board member gets jail term for speeding The millionaire is a well-known lover of sports cars. Salmon Finance People Aquaculture Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:11:47 +0200 Mads Randen,Henrik Giaever,Embret Sæter NHST Runar Vatne. Foto: Per Thrana 2020-09-22T16:06:01Z news 2-1-879268 Russian pollock sector could face dramatic decline in TAC by 2025 Though industry doubts the cuts will be quite so severe, researchers envision a sharp decline. Fisheries Whitefish Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:16:04 +0200 Evgeny Vovchenko NHST According to Pacific Fisheries Research Center (TINRO) estimates, a decline in biomass and an increase in fishing fleet capacity could lead to a halving of the total allowable catch (TAC) for pollock in the next five years. Foto: Russian Pollock Catchers Association 2020-09-23T02:34:00Z news 2-1-879048 Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation appoints new CEO "Salmon has the ability to help lead Scotland out of the COVID crisis," says new exec. Salmon People Aquaculture Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:55:57 +0200 Rachel Mutter NHST Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation CEO Tavish Scott. Foto: SSPO 2020-09-22T19:00:03Z news 2-1-879209 Another new hire for alternative aquaculture feed producer Veramaris This time it's for its pet food business. Finance People Aquaculture Feed Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:48:56 +0200 Rachel Mutter NHST Jeff Alix, global head of business development for companion animals at Veramaris. Foto: Veramaris 2020-09-22T16:05:09Z news 2-1-879164 Indonesian, Russian seafood comes under Chinese scrutiny after COVID-19 found on packaging China has taken more than half a million samples of imported food since the pandemic began. Trade Coronavirus Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:44:42 +0200 Rachel Mutter NHST A technician examines samples under a microscope. Foto: Lucas Vasques/Unsplash 2020-09-22T17:29:12Z news 2-1-879103 Frustration as Norway's DigiFarm concept rejected Mohn Drilling, the company behind the system, was aiming for autonomous farming processes on a grand scale. Technology Salmon Aquaculture Tue, 22 Sep 2020 06:35:27 +0200 Marthe Njåstad NHST Illustrasjon av konseptet Digifarm. Foto: Mohn Technology 2020-09-22T16:04:13Z news 2-1-878552 More Ecuadorian shrimp producers leaving ponds empty as China market dries up While August shipments to China increased 49% from July, the total is far off where the industry wants and needs to be. Markets Shrimp Aquaculture Tue, 22 Sep 2020 02:52:51 +0200 John Evans NHST Producers in Ecuador are reducing stocking densities and even abandoning operations as low prices and plummeting orders see them run out of cash. Foto: IntraFish 2020-09-22T16:01:59Z news 2-1-879008 Sales surge for niche tuna brand Safe Catch as new consumers flock to canned category The company's shelf-stable seafood brand has attracted new users thanks to unusual market circumstances. Tuna Coronavirus Markets Tue, 22 Sep 2020 01:33:55 +0200 Rachel Sapin NHST Kevin McCay is the COO of Safe Catch. Foto: Safe Catch 2020-09-22T17:34:27Z news 2-1-878164 Nueva Pescanova appoints veteran HR director Garcia-Salcedo has more than 25 years in HR management, both in family businesses and in listed organizations. People Fisheries Markets Aquaculture Processing Tue, 22 Sep 2020 01:25:36 +0200 John Evans NHST Alfonso Gordon Garcia-Salcedo Foto: Nueva Pescanova 2020-09-21T23:25:36Z news 2-1-878972 Norway's defense minister tapped for fisheries director Official will serve for six years. Salmon People Aquaculture Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:39:58 +0200 Demi Korban NHST Minister of Defense Frank Bakke-Jensen named director of fisheries. Foto: Johnny Vaet Nordskog 2020-09-21T22:39:58Z news 2-1-878774 Young’s Seafood owners eye London Stock Exchange listing CapVest-owned Eight Fifty Food Group -- which was formed following pork processor Karro’s acquisition of Young’s Seafood in July 2019 -- is considering a London float at the earliest next year, according to media reports. Processing Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:52:28 +0200 Dominic Welling NHST It is unclear whether CapVest might also seek to gauge the interest of potential buyers of the company, alongside the preparations for a stock market listing. Foto: Seachill 2020-09-21T19:56:55Z news 2-1-878776 USDA soliciting wild, frozen shrimp for national food programs USDA ramps up purchasing of seafood in general this year to counter COVID-19 market losses. Coronavirus Markets Shrimp Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:58:50 +0200 Rachel Sapin NHST The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has placed an order for up to 20 million pounds of shrimp from Louisiana and US Gulf of Mexico shrimpers. Foto: Shutterstock 2020-09-21T11:58:50Z news 2-1-878126 New Chile salmon council boss upbeat on export outlook despite tough year for industry Joanna Davidovich's arrival at the Chile Salmon Council during the height of the pandemic in June coincided with the industry facing stern criticism on its environmental impacts after a series of high-profile escapes. Salmon Markets Aquaculture Processing Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:57:40 +0200 John Evans NHST Joanna Davidovich was named executive director for Chile Salmon Council in June. Foto: Stockphoto 2020-09-21T14:18:36Z news 2-1-877368 AKVA strikes deal for land-based salmon farms in Middle East Technology Salmon Finance Aquaculture Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:36:13 +0200 Demi Korban NHST Norway's Lukas Havn, CEO of land-based producer Vikings Label, planning several facilities in Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Photo: Gråkjær 2020-09-21T14:21:21Z news 2-1-878672 Norwegian firm to build $40 million land-based salmon farm in Spain The project will potentially break ground in 2021. Salmon Aquaculture Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:04:42 +0200 IntraFish Media NHST Burela, Spain is the location of yet another potential land-based fish facility. Foto: Wikipedia 2020-09-21T14:24:08Z news 2-1-878423 IntraFish Podcast: Who is running the seafood industry? Join the IntraFish editorial team for more lively discussion on all that matters in seafood. Opinion Shellfish Salmon Finance People Fisheries Markets Processing Tuna Coronavirus Sustainability Analysis Whitefish Pelagics Shrimp Aquaculture Mon, 21 Sep 2020 08:28:06 +0200 Drew Cherry,John Fiorillo,Rachel Mutter NHST Podcast Picture. Podcast Picture. Foto: Podcast Picture 2020-09-21T14:22:07Z news 2-1-878334 Milarex's new salmon brand looks to stand out in a 'cluttered' market The revamped ArcticFish range is putting a heavy focus on traceability and recyclable packaging, Milarex's retail sales director tells IntraFish. Salmon Markets Processing Mon, 21 Sep 2020 06:56:22 +0200 Dominic Welling NHST Seven weeks ago, Milarex re-launched its ArcticFish smoked salmon brand in the German market, bringing in a 'new and modern design for a sustainably aware audience'. Foto: Milarex 2020-09-21T14:20:36Z news 2-1-874087 Genics CEO: Shrimp industry must keep 'ahead of the risks' To help producers combat the threat of DIV1, Genics has developed a diagnostic tool which tests for more than a dozen pathogens at the same time. Technology Shrimp Aquaculture Mon, 21 Sep 2020 04:30:03 +0200 John Evans NHST Spotting early warning signs highlighted as key to tackling new disease Foto: Waldemar Koscielny/Flickr 2020-09-21T14:23:27Z news 2-1-876401 Week's Top Headlines: Seafood's leaders; Cooke smells blood in the water; Mowi moves into Alaska pollock A wide array of news and features kept the coronavirus pandemic largely out of the main headlines this week. Salmon Fisheries Markets Whitefish Shrimp Aquaculture Processing Mon, 21 Sep 2020 01:31:21 +0200 John Evans NHST South Korea was also in the spotlight last week after an interview with one of Dongwon's top execs. Foto: Moujib Aghrout 2020-09-21T04:17:25Z news 2-1-878150 'The pipeline has never been more promising': Investment fund Aqua-Spark could ink six more deals by year end Investments in farming operations are ‘super high on the list,' while the company is also actively looking at the land-based space. Finance Aquaculture Interview Mon, 21 Sep 2020 01:27:02 +0200 Dominic Welling NHST Mike Velings, founder and managing partner at Aqua-Spark. Foto: Aqua-Spark 2020-09-21T23:44:33Z news 2-1-877216