Oh what a week it was.
Our pages were, admittedly, dominated by farmed salmon over the past week. But we have a good excuse: first, it's earnings season, and that means another round of Norwegian and Chilean farmers posting up solid profit numbers, even if they are down from this time last year.
Most notably, though, the world's largest salmon farmer made a massive announcement that rocked not just the salmon sector, but the entire industry. Marine Harvest wants to be known as Mowi (pronounced "moo-vee"), a move that got the company, the industry and market-watchers riled up.Why all the fuss? The company has the size, money and reach to finally take a brand global. Does the name work? Well, IntraFish journalists debated that in our latest podcast:
In between the salmon was breaking news on Peru's anchovy quota, which as expected was increased significantly from the same season last year. That's good new for Peruvian companies, and even better news for the world's aquaculture industry, which is so heavily reliant on a steady supply of the fish to keep costs down.
Russian researchers also announced a TAC -- raising its Alaska pollock quota slightly for 2019.
Rachel Sapin was the IntraFish representative for judging at the Alaska Symphony of Seafood, and like other judges was impressed with Trident Seafoods' pollock-based protein noodles.
Oh -- don't forget that if you are at National Fisheries Institute's (NFI) GSMC conference in San Diego in January you should book your place at our third IntraFish Women in Seafood event while there are still places left!