In pictures: IntraFish Seafood Leadership Luncheon 2016

IntraFish Media presented its 2016 Person of the Year award during the Brussels seafood show at the annual IntraFish Leadership Luncheon on April 27. This year’s choice, Cooke Aquaculture CEO Glenn Cooke, has big ideas, and the empire he is constructing is either a blueprint for the future of this industry, or a singular accomplishment no other company can achieve. In addition to the Person of the Year presentation, the luncheon featured a panel discussion on sustainability with Volker Kuntzsch CEO of New Zealand fishing giant Sanford; Felix Ahlers, CEO of German processor Frosta; and Mike Berthet former purchasing director for M&J Seafood and now market development manager UK for GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practice.

In pictures: Marel Salmon ShowHow 2016

Delegates from 28 different countries descended on Copenhagen this year to find out about the latest developments in salmon processing, with visitors traveling from as far as Australia, Chile and China. Overall there were 221 customers from 28 countries representing 119 companies at the event this year at Progress Point in Copenhagen. As usual, ongoing live demonstrations gave representatives from both small and large salmon producers the chance to witness Marel’s processing solutions first-hand.

In pictures: James Beard House hosts Skuna Bay night

From appetizer to dessert, renown chefs collaborated on a menu focused on Skuna Bay salmon at the James Beard House on Wednesday.Six renowned chefs -- some James Beard award winners and nominees -- came from around the country for the fourth annual Skuna Bay Salmon Seduction dinner.

The biggest seafood stories of 2015

Acquisitions, bankruptcies, GM salmon, El Nino and slavery scandals -- IntraFish recaps a big year for seafood news, listing the top stories from the past year.

The top seafood executive changes of 2015

From Norway to the United States, Europe and Asia -- it has been a big year for executive reshuffles at the world's leading seafood companies. IntraFish rounds up the biggest management changes of the past year.

In pictures: Marel's first Whitefish ShowHow 2015

After 14 successful Salmon ShowHows, Marel opened the doors of its Progress Point center in Copenhagen on Nov. 26, for the first ever Whitefish ShowHow. The show included a number of hands-on demonstrations of the latest advances in whitefish processing equipment and saw a number of guest speakers address some of the key issues facing the industry today. Around 200 visitors representing around 92 whitefish processing companies in 17 countries around the world gathered for the Whitefish ShowHow, more than the organizers were expecting for the inaugural event. The full-day event targeted whitefish processors, with a focus on demonstrations of new technology in primary, secondary, and value-added processes. The demonstration of the automatic pin-bone removal with the company's flagship FleXicut’s water jets and high-yield fillet cutting was a highlight of the day.

In pictures: Thai Union's tuna operations in Bangkok

Tuna giant Thai Union opened its doors during a factory visit as part of the Friend of the Sea's 2015 One to One meeting. In collaboration with Earth Island Institute and the Thai Tuna Industry Association, the FoS meeting was held last week in Bangkok. Thai Union's factory employs 10,000 workers daily and spreads out over 100,000 square meters of land about 40 minutes away from ports where it receives its tuna. It's one of 20 factories owned by Thai Union globally.

In pictures: Zoneco's shellfish operations on Zhangzidao Island

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Chinese giant Zoneco and the China Aquatic Products Processing Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA) organized a trip to Zhangzidao Island on Nov. 2. There, they signed a statement demonstrating their commitment to sustainable seafood production and called on China's fishing industry to commit to sustainability. As part of the trip, Zoneco showed visitors around Zhangzidao Island, giving them a rare insight into its operations.

In pictures: IntraFish Seafood Investor Forum 2015

On Nov. 4 a number of major players in the global seafood industry and the investment community came together at the Four Seasons Hotel in London to explore opportunities and cases for investment in the global seafood industry. Several high-ranking executives from seafood companies and investment firms shed some light on why now is a perfect time to invest in seafood. Speakers and panelists included Ole-Eirik Leroy, chairman of Marine Harvest, Arne Mogster, CEO of Austevoll Seafood, Einar Wathne, president of Cargill Aqua Nutrition, Thor A. Talseth, portfolio manager at AMERRA Capital Management, and many more. DNB Group Executive Vice President of Large Corporates and International Harald Serck-Hanssen was the keynote speaker.