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

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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 (more…)

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

Sugiyo eyes 30% foodservice sales increase on hot surimi product push

Favorable trends in the US consumer market and opportunities to fill in for high priced shrimp create bullish outlook for US surimi seafood producer

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

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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

Double-frozen cod, Alaska pollock imports to US rise in early 2014

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US imports of Alaska pollock and cod from China were up by 25% or more in the first two months of the year, while imports of cod from Russia plummeted to almost nothing (more…)

WSJ: US fish finger producers up quality swapping mince for fillets

Producers such as Trident and Gorton’s are looking to boost sales with better quality by swapping mince for fillets, while aiming for more sales with schools

High pollock, tilapia prices set to cause yellowfin sole to rise from 10-year low

Alaska yellowfin sole prices are set to increase, say sources, because of the current high prices for Russian pollock H&G and tilapia 

Arctic Storm’s surimi production outstrips blocks on strong global market

Arctic Storm pollock vessel

For first time in 15 years, US pollock harvester Arctic Storm produced more surimi than blocks in A season (more…)

Young’s sees TV ads drive take-up for new ‘Lightly Coated’ range

Advert for new ‘Lightly Coated’ Alaska pollock products being broadcast on primetime TV until end of the month, supported promotion throughout supermarkets

Former American Pride president returns to American Seafoods

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American Seafoods Group announced Thursday that John Cummings is returning to the company as president of its subsidiary, American Marine Ingredients (more…)

Japan surimi producers take lead from Kibun in high-grade product push

Nissui, Maruha Nichiro, others follow Kibun’s example of launching high grade ‘chikuwa’ products amid fears of weakening demand 

Fleury Michon goes on a marketing offensive

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French surimi producer invites customers and suppliers to visit its plants in marketing push to valide three years of work in improving its recipes and sourcing (more…)