Last week was yet another busy week for IntraFish journalists. Once again we covered the seafood world, bringing exclusive content and relevant analysis, from regulatory groundbreaking decisions to sought-after advice from seafood buyers.
IntraFish Brazil Correspondent John Evans reported on the decision by the US Food and Drug Administration to allow broader omega-3 health claims, a step forward for seafood companies and supplement makers wanting to cement the link between omega-3s and health benefits.
Malaysia-based Editor Rachel Mutter scooped an interview with Senior Buying Manager at US retail giant Walmart Trevyr Lester. Read the full article to find out what is the retailer’s approach to seafood purchasing.
Executive Editor John Fiorillo reported from Seattle on another important seafood retail contract, as a US distributor landed a contract with Whole Foods in wake of Pigeon Cove Closure.
Over the week, IntraFish Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry brought you the news that the United States downgraded Vietnam in its latest labor-abuse report, a topic that was also discussed during our weekly podcast: "Is the sustainable movement over?"
Reporter Rachel Sapin wrote about this Alaska Native corporation closing in on a deal to bring Pacific cod giants Clipper and Blue North together.
Also during the week, British Columbia-based king salmon farmer Creative Salmon revealed plans to meet with members of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation in response to a protest video released by the nonprofit conservation group Sea Shepherd.
Still in the United States, shrimp supplier Mazzetta had a non-competence contract lawsuit dismissed by an Illinois court, as reported by Rachel Sapin.
Over in Europe, salmon farming giant Mowi put its weight behind cleaner fish to tackle the sea lice scourge.
Rachel Mutter wrote an absolute must-read column about how seafood NGOs have a lovely view from their ivory tower.
Danish feed giant BioMar made headlines over the week as it landed a deal for low-impact feed supply with a Chinese trout giant.
In the UK, an executive with land-based shrimp farming startup told Business Reporter Demi Korban the project brings up ‘high adrenaline and huge satisfaction.’
But that was far from all that happened last week, other seafood headlines drawing your attention were:
- Costa Rica snapper farmer planning to build on Costco business in US market
- Mowi risks large fine, loss of concession after fish escape
- Cermaq's application for higher lice limits rejected
- Atlantic Sapphire doubles land ownership at US salmon farm
- Dutch seafood suppliers merge operations
- Polar Seafood's earnings are a mixed bag
- Kangamiut CEO: Stronger demand is lifting earnings
- Top Mowi execs cash in millions in share options
- Nova Austral to relocate farms out of Patagonia national park
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