Protecting human rights

Fish processing staff

The recent investigations uncovering human rights abuses in the farmed seafood industry, most recently in the shrimp industry in India, are very unsettling to read. While we all agree that these abuses should have no place in any industry, the reality is starker and more uncomfortable.

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US Red Lobster chain fighting for survival

Red Lobster logo

Red Lobster, the world’s largest seafood restaurant chain, is fighting off the threat of bankruptcy amid rising debts. The group, which has hundreds of restaurants across the United States, Asia and central America, has filed in a Florida court for bankruptcy protection in a bid to reduce debt and fend off collapse.

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Cutting the carbon

Shrimp in hand

Thai Union Group, the world’s seafood leader, has launched an innovative programme to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within the shrimp supply chain. The Shrimp Decarbonisation initiative has been developed in collaboration with global environmental organisation The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and retail group Ahold Delhaize USA.

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Nordic Aqua Partners completes first commercial China harvest

Nordic Aqua Partners China site

Nordic Aqua Partners has announced the successful completion of its first commercial harvest of Atlantic salmon produced at its facility in Gaotang, eastern China. The company described the achievement as a major operational milestone for Nordic Aqua which would now be introducing the Nordic PureAtlantic brand to the growing Chinese market. Chief executive officer Ragnar…

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Ambition in the East

Vietnam is looking to grow its aquaculture – and to make it more efficient. Vince McDonagh reports It might come as a surprise to some people to learn that Vietnam is the world’s fourth-largest producer of farmed fish, generating almost 4.9 million tonnes a year – three times that of Norway, for example. Its products,…

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China overtaking Japan in salmon consumption

China has taken over from Japan as the leading Asian market for Norwegian salmon, new data shows. So far this year Norway’s salmon farmers have sold 60% more salmon to China than over the same time before the pandemic. The Norwegian Seafood Council says: “When such things happen it is important to be on the…

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New export opportunities amidst covid chaos

Is the demand for salmon from China and other Asian countries beginning to show signs of sustained recovery? The Norwegian Seafood Council believes this is the case and says there are also signs of stirrings in some parts of Europe since the coronavirus pandemic struck over two months ago. If this turns out to be…

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