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Carbon footprints have emerged as the No.1 concern on the long list of environmental and social governance (ESG) issues salmon famers face. But there's one major issue that haunts them.

The story ran just as a major investment ranking of protein producers rolled out that put the company in the No. 1 spot. But the report warned that investors don't understand the sector's risks well enough.

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Sustainability news was in the whitefish headlines as well, as scientists sounded the alarm on the harvest of Alaska pollock in the Bering Sea. The overall catch is poised to decline sharply.

The decision-making process for how much fish can be caught in those waters is complicated, but one key group has never had a seat at the table. The fight is on for that to change.

COVID-19 epicenter Dalian is seeing the highest case rates, forcing factory closures. Photo: Shutterstock

Seafood plants in the main processing district in the northeast Chinese port city of Dalian are now not expected to resume operations before Jan. 15, leaving the industry facing a worsening supply crunch and extended delays for pending shipments.

The Russian pollock industry is also fearing for its future in China, thanks to some opaque new labelling laws.

New Zealand seafood giant Sanford has had a rough ride the last 18 months. In an exclusive interview, its new CEO explains what comes next.

Masaru Ikemi, CEO and President of Japan's Maruha Nichiro, didn't need to tell us what his company is doing. Photo: Maruha Nichiro

The world's largest seafood company, Japan's Maruha Nichiro, finally broke down and admitted to buyers what they likely already knew.

In landmark agreement, a First Nation is taking the lead on salmon farming lease in British Columbia. Take look inside this complex deal -- it may be a model for future partnerships.

Who performed best among salmon farmers in the third quarter? We broke it down.

Chile is poised for a big rebound in its farmed salmon sector. Photo: Francisco Negroni

Global farmed salmon production is expected to rebound by close to 9 percent, according to Rabobank. Here's why.

In more disturbing climate news, in just seven years, the average size of sockeye salmon harvested in Alaska has fallen by over 30%, while king salmon sizes have fallen by half. Those stunning numbers have the industry concerned.

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