Algal bloom hits Chile: What does it mean for the farmed salmon trade? 2 minutes


It has been widely reported that a harmful algal bloom (HAB) has caused the death of millions of farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in southern...
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Farmed Atlantic salmon: globally successful, but salmon lice causes production decline 2 minutes


As a consumer product, very few types of seafood are able to compete on the same levels of supply and international demand as farmed Atlantic salmon...
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aquaculture

FAO: Farmed fish overtakes wild fish in global supply 2 minutes


Aquaculture continues to be of increasing importance in the global supply of seafood. In fact, 2014 was the first year in which the human consumption...
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mérit moule
  Mar 06, 2019

The many merits of the modest mussel 1 minute

If there were such a thing as the perfect seafood, few species would come close to mussels. Though relatively modest in their appearance with sleek, shiny purple-black shells, there is much to admire about what lies within. (more…)

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Pittman Korea
  Jan 08, 2019

Our visit to Asia 2 minutes

In November 2018 we paid our annual visit to Asia: we combined a large fisheries and seafood fair in China with visits to the factories of our suppliers and a trip to South Korea, from where we source our Korean snow crab. (more…)

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Lobster bbq
  Oct 29, 2018

Tasty and easy: lobster on the barbecue 2 minutes

Would you like something else to cook on the barbecue? Go for lobster! If you choose ultra-high pressure (UHP) lobster, you opt for delicious flavours, high animal welfare and ease of use. We bet that your guests will be surprised. (more…)

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  Sep 27, 2018

Our visit to Vietnam 4 minutes

As part of our acquisition takes place in Vietnam we periodically visit this country to take a tour of some of our factories. Below you will find the report from our purchaser Kurt Fierens, who visited in August. (more…)

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Pittman trip Canada
  Aug 06, 2018

Our visit to Canada 3 minutes

Canadian lobster is one of the main items in Pittman Seafoods’ product range. It’s the product we launched with many years ago and it continues to be a flagship product for our company. Each year, at the start of the lobster season, our purchaser Jennifer Vermeiren pays a visit to our lobster suppliers, either on her own or accompanied by colleagues from the sales or quality departments.

This year, in May 2018, Jennifer embarked on a tour of the regions of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, the cradle of the Canadian lobster industry. (more…)

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shrimp or prawn
  Aug 01, 2018

Shrimp or prawn, wild or farmed: what’s the difference? 3 minutes

With approximately eight million tonnes traded annually, there are very few seafoods that can match the global appeal or economic importance of shrimp. Providing a nutritious, low-calorie alternative to meat, shrimp are a good source of vitamins B12 and D, iodine, iron, selenium and zinc.

The popularity of shrimp is further underpinned by their flexibility; they are well suited and celebrated in most cuisines and there are countless product formats and ways of preparing them. (more…)

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