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Seafood and fish - Articles and news items

Sustainable fisheries require capable fishers

Industry news  •  14 October 2016  •  Wageningen University and Research

Wageningen University & Research demonstrate in a paper published in PLoS ONE today that fishers who don’t have collective capabilities are less likely to participate in sustainability projects…

JCS Fish underlines responsible sourcing approach with ‘Chain of Custody’ certifications

Industry news  •  6 October 2016  •  New Food

Salmon specialist JCS Fish celebrates another milestone after completing independent assessments to several ‘chain of custody’ standards…

Revolutionary sustainable fish protein noodle hits UK market

Industry news  •  26 September 2016  •  New Food

Oomi noodles launch world’s first fish protein noodles into online retailer, Ocado, on 26 September…

Fishing erodes natural size variation – Academy of Finland

Industry news  •  21 September 2016  •  Academy of Finland

Academy of Finland research reveals that fishing affects the variation in the natural size of fish species removing the larger fish from the population…

New comprehensive approach in inland fisheries management

Industry news  •  15 September 2016  •  Taylor & Francis

Inland fisheries managers are increasingly using Transboundary Fisheries Science as a holistic approach for understanding and managing ecosystems…

200 ill after Hawaiian hepatitis A outbreak

Industry news  •  23 August 2016  •  Stephanie Anthony, Editor New Food

Imported raw scallops from the Philippines have been identified as the likely source of the outbreak of hepatitis A in Hawaii…

The application of seafood processing by-products in the food industry

Issue 4 2016  •  18 August 2016  •  Dr. Reza Tahergorabi, Assistant Professor, Food and Nutritional Sciences, NC A&T State University (USA)

It has been reported by numerous popular media that fish stocks are declining and several commercial fisheries are currently over-exploited and will collapse by the mid-century. On the other hand, as with other foods, seafood processing generates large quantities of by-products. A typical example is fish filleting to recover boneless and skinless marketable fillets. The frames, heads, and viscera would be typical by-products and the fillets would be considered the main product. When fish are processed for fillets, the by-products account for 60–70% and fish meat and oil left on the by-products account for 20–30% and 5–15% of the whole fish weight, respectively…

UK shoppers care more about the sustainability of fish than price

Industry news  •  18 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

A new global analysis shows that UK shoppers are more concerned with preserving the oceans than price and brand when buying seafood…

Study finds sensing mechanism in food poisoning bug

Industry news  •  5 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Researchers have uncovered a mechanism that Vibrio parahaemolyticus use to sense when they are in the human gut, where they release toxins…

Young’s Seafood announces changes to its leadership structure

Industry news  •  21 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Young’s Seafood Limited has announced changes to its leadership structures to further its strategic priorities of growing sales and driving innovation…

Edible coatings that extend the shelf-life of fish and seafood

Industry news  •  15 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The edible coatings contain natural substances with antimicrobial properties that reduce the growth rate of spoilage microorganisms on fish and seafood…

MSC and ASC reveal market growth for sustainably sourced seafood

Industry news  •  27 April 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

MSC and ASC hosted an event that showcases market trends and efforts to build consumer demand for responsibly produced and sustainably sourced seafood…

World’s first ‘offshore’ aquaculture project gets green light

Industry news  •  6 April 2016  •  Victoria White

The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fisheries has approved the world’s first automated ‘exposed’ aquaculture facility to be built…

Eating salmon during pregnancy may reduce risk of asthma in offspring

Industry news  •  6 April 2016  •  Victoria White

Children born to mothers who eat salmon when pregnant may be less likely to have doctor diagnosed asthma compared to children whose mothers do not eat it…

Survey reveals levels of consumer trust in seafood labelling

Industry news  •  16 March 2016  •  Victoria White

Early results from a MSC survey show that more than half of participants doubt that labelled seafood is what it says on the packet…


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