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Seafood Industry Must Respond to “Immense” Pressures – SENA16

I think the pressures that that this industry is undergoing are immense…. You’ve got a situation in which demand for this product–for seafood–is growing. The stocks of this product are at risk. You’ve got a very socially aware and picky … Continue reading

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SENA16 through the Lens of Corporate, Social & Personal Responsibility

The Seafood Expo North America (SENA) is North America’s largest seafood show, bringing exhibitors from more than 40 countries to Boston for three days of meeting, greeting and, most importantly, selling to North American buyers of seafood and seafood-related products. … Continue reading

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Maine Senate Votes Down Another Lobster Bycatch Bill

Today the Maine Senate voted 28-7 to defeat L.D. 1549, “An Act To Provide an Exemption for Incidentally Caught Lobsters.” The Bill, which I wrote about last week, is the latest in a series of legislative actions attempting to help save … Continue reading

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Seafood Expo North America 2019

Today is the first day of Seafood Expo North America 2019 (SENA19), and I’m headed to Boston for the show. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it is largest seafood exposition in North America with thousands of buyers and … Continue reading

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Touting US Seafood in Maine & Boston

At the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Regional Administrator for the Greater Atlantic Regional Office John Bullard encouraged consumers to eat US-harvested seafood. “Whenever I get a chance,” Bullard told the audience at an open forum Friday, “I … Continue reading

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Concerns over Enforcement of New U.S. Plan to Address IUU Fishing

[The Government] wants to prevent illegal, unregulated, unreported fishing—they have an acronym for it, and when the government gets acronyms for things, watch out! Here it comes. -Robert Becerra Addressing IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud – Enforcement Those of you … Continue reading

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Baramundi – Truly a Better Fish?

“Farmed fish done well is a great solution to ‘what’s for dinner?’, food security and health.” -Josh Goldman Co-founder/CEO Australis Aquaculture Those of you who have been following my coverage of Seafood Expo North America (SENA15) know that I’m taking a … Continue reading

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What about the ‘S’ Word? – Seafood Sustainability Today

If you’ve been following my coverage of this year’s Seafood Expo North America (SENA15), you know I found it noteworthy how many times I heard speakers presenting in the “Seafood Sustainability” conference track speaking about the word “sustainable” in a less than … Continue reading

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Fish Farming – Defying Conventional Wisdom

Each year I walk away from the Seafood Expo North America (SENA15) with a personal take-home point—something that, in addition to influencing my professional career as a writer, I can adopt in my personal life as a consumer. As I … Continue reading

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Sustainability Is Not a Club

Those in the seafood industry furthest along the path to sustainability must never become the elite. Sustainability is not a club one joins. It is not an award one wins or a crown one wears. Sustainability must be nothing more and nothing … Continue reading

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