Comment – Page 4

  • Cod is Iceland’s single most valuable species, accounting for 49% of 2020’s seafood export value

    Source of inspiration


    Iceland is well positioned to offer the United Kingdom a lot more than just its favourite whitefish

  • Babord Group is about to make Arctic char better known and more widely available

    Arctic char – niche species ready to go mainstream


    There are ambitious plans to bring what is currently a niche farmed species to greater prominence as Arctic char production is about to be stepped up by Norwegian Fish Farms working with seafood producer Babord Group.

  • While tunas are the most common primary target species, the Sri Lankan fleet also targets Carangidae, billfish and sharks. Photo: Claire Collins

    Driving factors behind decision-making


    A research team has found that collecting data directly from fishermen can significantly improve understanding of the social drivers that lie behind fishing behaviour. 

  • “We have signed the Paris Agreement, but the current consumption trend is going in exactly the opposite direction,” said Erik Ianssen, general manager of Selfa Arctic AS

    If you can’t stand the heat…


    When it comes to the climate change crisis, there’s a lot more to come from seafood.

  • Making blue foods greener

    Making blue foods greener


    While the COVID-19 pandemic has monopolised seafood industry action plans in recent times, the climate emergency remains a colossal concern

  • Warming seas threaten Pacific economies

    Warming seas threaten Pacific economies


    Climate change is driving tuna further to the east, threatening the economic security of several small island nations.

  • Pandemic turns people onto pelagic fish

    Pandemic turns people onto pelagic fish


    Markets have upped their herring and mackerel consumption during the coronavirus crisis. But does the revival have staying power?

  • Europe's largest shrimp farm

    Europe’s largest shrimp farm


    What is expected to become Europe’s largest shrimp farm, with a projected 500 tonne annual production, is under construction in Ukraine

  • Improved Genetic Material for Salmon Farming

    Improved Genetic Material for Salmon Farming


    Benchmark Genetics Chile (BGCL) has successfully produced its first batch of locally produced ova known as SagaChile – a significant step in its improved genetic material

  • Invaders in our waters: at what cost?

    Invaders in our waters: at what cost?


    For centuries, humans have been translocating species beyond their historical, native ranges, either intentionally or unintentionally. Over time, these non-native species movements have intensified with globalisation and the increase in the volume of trade – humans and their goods are moving more freely from place to place than ever before.

  • Rebuilding Abu Dhabi Fisheries

    Rebuilding Abu Dhabi Fisheries


    There is still hope - natural ecosystems are resilient and can bounce back if initiatives are taken at the right time, writes Dr Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, secretary general of the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD), the largest environmental regulator in the Middle East.

  • Where next for British shellfish?

    Where next for British shellfish?


    COVID and Brexit created a perfect storm, but options are emerging for the sector

  • Kazakhstan sets ambitious aquaculture goals

    Kazakhstan sets ambitious aquaculture goals


    The Kazakh government has adopted a bold aquaculture development programme, aiming to boost domestic fish production from the current annual figure of 7,000 tonnes to some 270,000 tonnes by 2030

  • An increasingly attractive proposition

    An increasingly attractive proposition


    Aquaculture is in the midst of a technological revolution, with investors identifying plenty of scope for further uptake and value creation

  • Collaboration is key

    Collaboration is key


    Speaking at IFFO’s recent seminar, the numbers mentioned by its director general Petter M. Johannessen underscore the need for collaboration between stakeholders from public and private sectors to be strengthened.

  • Skirting a bottleneck

    Skirting a bottleneck


    Aquaculture needs to overcome the potential growth limiting issue of feed ingredient constraints if it’s to fulfil its long-term potential

  • Greener feed for Norwegian salmon

    Greener feed for Norwegian salmon


    New research has found that using certified Europe soya in aquaculture feed could dramatically reduce CO2 emissions for the Norwegian salmon farming sector

  • Driving a culture change

    Driving a culture change


    How do you turn around a whole culture within a workplace, and even an entire industry – especially an industry that’s generally averse to change? It’s something that is being achieved within Thai Union, one of the select group of the world’s heavyweight seafood producers, with Dr Darian McBain as ...

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    Closing the recycling loop


    “This was one of the great advantages of the product, along with the strength of the containers, their durability and other features,” said Arnar Snorrason, Sæplast’s director of product and market development.

  • Russian fish farmers source equipment at home

    Russian fish farmers source equipment at home


    Russia’s heavy dependence on imported fish farming equipment is likely to change, as the Covid-19 pandemic has spurred the ruble’’s depreciation and consequently made any imported products less affordable