European hake demand, prices still strong despite tough German market


The south European market is emerging from economic issues and demand for South African and Namibian hake is strong, with prices still at high levels of end 2013, sources say


Mexican states eyes Latin America tilapia crown with $45m state funding

Chiapas expects to be continent’s top producer on back of new that Dos Lagos will receive $45m to boost tilapia production to 70,000 metric tons

Higher demand in Europe lifts Skretting sales in Q1

Higher demand for feed for salmon, seabass and seabream boosted revenues by 26.6% for Nutreco’s fish feed division Skretting, offsetting lower demand in China

True World Group promotes Shining Ocean president to helm

US seafood conglomerate True World Group promoted Robert Bleu to president, up from president of its subsidiary Shining Ocean

US surimi seafood sector heats up efforts to reverse consumption slump

Trident ultimate surimi product

Trident bringing ‘Ultimate Fish Stick’ approach to surimi, as other US players seeing possible sales openings from high shrimp prices, hot sales and exports (more…)

Time for UK chippies to promote frozen at sea origin, says FAS association

Photo: Fiona Wilkinson

Some 90% of UK chippies use frozen at sea fillets as a staple, yet only few promote this to their customers. Now is a great time to change this, argues the FAS fillets association


Russia ups South Korea pollock quota based on success of king crab blockade

Source: NOAA

South Korea will get 10,000t more Russian pollock quota in 2014 if it successfully blocks the entry of illegally-caught king crab (more…)

Maruha Nichiro ups Alaska pollock surimi production

The Alaska pollock processing plants of Japanese giant Maruha Nichiro are upping production of surimi over blocks

Vietnam approves project to grow pangasius exports to $3bn by 2020

Vinh Hoan pangasius

Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved a project on improve pangasius production and quality (more…)

Surimi buyers come in early for US whiting as tropical shortage continues

Surimi buyers make early deals on Pacific whiting from US catchers, with demand for hake and pollock strong in Asia, EU and US, on shortage of tropical raw material

Retail prices affordable for 23% of fish species, says Mexico

Mexico’s national fishing and aquaculture commission released price figures of some of the most popular seafood species for human consumption saying at least 70 out of 300 fish types can be shopped by the average consumer (more…)

Boparan-backed Five Star slides deeper into red

Five Star Fish

Losses at Ranjit Boparan-owned Five Star Fish going from bad to worse, with raw material and tough economic climate cited as causes   (more…)