2014’s most-read, top 20: Dungeness crab prices; El Nino approaches; US downgrades Thailand on TIP report

In the run-up to Christmas, we are counting down the top 100 most-read stories on Undercurrent News, most of which are exclusives reported by our team

Heiploeg’s €27m shrimp cartel fine ‘will likely never be paid’, trustee says

Heiploeg seabob2

An oral hearing is expected to take place in the spring/summer of 2015 after the Dutch shrimp supplier submitted an application to declare void the fine for its involvement in a price fixing cartel (more…)

Can Thai Union, Bumble Bee tie-up reverse US tuna consumption decline?

Bumble Bee tuna

Deal will give Thai Union greater exposure in higher margin tuna products, such as albacore, as well as opening to strip costs out of combining Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea’s operations, allowing for more investment in innovation (more…)

Iglo’s Hajipieris: MSC pollock fish finger remains most successful sustainable product launch

Peter Hajipieris  launches Forever Food Together Oct 2014. Photo: Iglo

Peter Hajipieris, director for corporate social responsibility with Iglo Foods Group, has spoken with MSC on the company’s plans and commitment to sustainable sourcing (more…)