Seafood

Seafood capital rides high on tuna's back

Feature

Seafood capital rides high on tuna's back

By By Catherine Norwood

The small South Australian fishing town of Port Lincoln has boat loads of evidence to support its claim as the seafood capital of Australia.

Fish trimmings feed promising for Australian prawn farm

Part two in our series looking at the Australian prawn sector

Fish trimmings feed promising for Australian prawn farm

By Kacey CULLINEY

A high-protein feed made from salmon and tuna trimmings has shown promise in a three-year trial at a Queensland-based prawn farm, its manager says.

Palau ratifies international illegal fishing agreement

Palau ratifies international illegal fishing agreement

By RJ Whitehead

The island nation of Palau has become the first Pacific island state to ratify an international agreement to combat illegal fishing, which the FAO estimates will deprive the global economy of up to US$23bn each year and endanger biodiversity.

Consumer awareness driving sea-change in modern slavery

Dateline Southeast Asia

Consumer awareness driving sea-change in modern slavery

By RJ Whitehead

AsiaInspection has released an authoritative white paper on modern-day slavery, a practice which the auditing and inspection company called “a highly disturbing reality that is woven into nearly every supply chain around the world”.

Seadragon sets out to breathe fire into Kiwi fish oil

New Zealand

Seadragon sets out to breathe fire into Kiwi fish oil

By RJ Whitehead

The town of Nelson will welcome New Zealand's first omega-3 fish oil processing plant in December. Campbell Berry-Kilgour, sales director of Seadragon, who hopes the facility will fill a definite gap in the market, talks about the industry and market...

Kuwait fish boycott drives prices down

Kuwait fish boycott drives prices down

By Nathan Gray

Kuwaiti consumers boycotting fish in protest at unprecedentedly high prices have forced market rates down, and drawn support from government officials.

Eastern promise: Cargill pins aquafeed growth hopes on Asia

Eastern promise: Cargill pins aquafeed growth hopes on Asia

By Lynda Searby

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for Cargill’s feed mills in Central America underlines the continued importance of the region to Cargill’s aquafeed business. However, it is the fast-growing Asian region that offers the greatest potential.

Destroyed illicit boats to become

Indonesian navy sinks illegal fishing boats

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The new Indonesian government has blown up around 30 boats fishing illegally to send a strong message on sustainability, Indonesia’s director general for Fisheries Product Processing and Marketing at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF)...

The company has never sold any products to the Middle East and wants to find a partner to bring Indonesian fish products to the region

Indonesian fish producer targets Middle East

By Eliot Beer

An Indonesian canned fish producer is aiming to make its entry into the Middle East food market, as Indonesia’s government aims to bolster its national fishing industry.

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

Review of the year

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

By RJ Whitehead

The last 12 months have been turbulent for much of Asia-Pacific's food industry, with regulations, legislation, markets and partnerships continuing to develop in the latest step in the region's economic development.To mark a fascinating year...

It is too early to praise industry for Thai prawn slavery meeting

Insight

It is too early to praise industry for Thai prawn slavery meeting

By Marta Kasztelan

When in June of this year, British newspaper The Guardian published a damning report tracing fishmeal that it claimed had been caught by workers kept in slave-like conditions, a public relations storm seemed to have broken loose.

Mussels and joints: A homegrown Kiwi advantage

Mussels and joints: A homegrown Kiwi advantage

By RJ Whitehead

Over half a century ago, Ben Winters Sr arrived in New Zealand from the Netherlands and soon established Aroma NZ, a manufacturer of freeze-dried marine products including green lipped mussels.

'Aquatic chicken' could feed billions around the world

Philippines

'Aquatic chicken' could feed billions around the world

By Rei Rengsen Siew Lin

A common fish that was said to have fed thousands in biblical times could feed billions of mouths in the future as food stocks struggle to keep pace with population growth.

How companies should act to stamp out fishing slavery in Thailand

Insight

How companies should act to stamp out fishing slavery in Thailand

By Marta Kasztelan

If modern-day slavery is ever to be eradicated from Thailand’s food sector, companies and supermarkets must set out to make their supply chains more transparent—a move for which there seems to be little appetite, especially among Thai suppliers.