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The seven health benefits of eating seafood


Seafood offers such a rich diversity of delicious protein and memorable eating experiences that it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that it’s...
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Aquatech and innovation – the changing landscape of fish farming


Aquaculture – already one of the world’s fastest food production sectors – is also in the midst of a technological revolution, with an...
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The many advantages of frozen fish


As a food category, fish and seafood continues to fare extremely well in what is a constantly evolving consumer landscape. Amid society’s soaring...
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Think Fish Week: a good backstory on your plate

It is now clear that we urgently need to take better care of our planet. Sustainable fishing and responsible fish farming are fundamental to our sector for that reason. From 26 September to 2 October, Think Fish Week provides an ideal opportunity to put sustainable fishing measures and their associated certifications in the spotlight. And because sustainability is very important to Pittman Seafoods, we are doing all we can to support this initiative. 
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Why fish is so important to global food security

Food is essential to human life. As such, it must be provided to consumers everywhere in sufficient quantities in sustainable, stable and resilient ways. And yet, according to the latest estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO), contained in its report The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021, between 720 and 811 million people in the world faced hunger in 2020 – as many as 161 million more than in 2019, while nearly 2.37 billion people didn’t have access to adequate food that year – an increase of 320 million people in just one year. 
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Frozen fish can hit food waste where it hurts

One trillion dollars. That’s the estimated annual value of the food that’s wasted worldwide. In volume terms, this equates to a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes, or more than one-third of the total quantity produced. And it’s the industrialised nations that are most guilty of generating it.

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Recirculation Aquaculture Systems

What are Recirculation Aquaculture Systems and why all the interest?

Recirculation Aquaculture Systems (RAS) has become a very hot topic in seafood circles in recent times. Essentially referring to the commercial farming of fish and other aquatic species in intensive, closed-containment production facilities, it’s actually a concept that’s been around for several years. What’s different today is that the RAS ventures being talked about and invested in are extremely sophisticated, high-tech food production systems. (more…)

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What are harmful algal blooms and what can be done to address them?

Algae are simple plants that live in seas and freshwater bodies, and which range from microscopic, single-celled organisms to large seaweeds. As unthreatening as  they might seem , if algae are allowed to grow out of control,  their colonies can have toxic or harmful effects on very large populations of fish, shellfish, marine mammals and birds, and even people. (more…)

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Atlantic and Pacific cod - what's the difference?

Atlantic and Pacific cod – what’s the difference?

Asked to name a whitefish, many of us will immediately think of cod. And understandably so. Cod is a hugely popular fish with consumers the world over. The inherent snow-white flesh and gentle flavour of cod fillets are highly prized in a wide variety of dishes and cuisines and appreciated everywhere from northern Europe to southernmost Asia.  (more…)

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Where global fisheries and aquaculture are expected to be in 10 years’ time

People love to eat seafood – increasingly and universally so. It’s a fact that over the course of the last six decades not a single year has passed when the total worldwide consumption of fish and shellfish hasn’t increased. While it’s true that the global population has grown considerably during this time, our per capita seafood consumption has consistently outstripped this escalation of humans as well as the consumption of all other animal protein foods and all land-farmed meat. (more…)

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Sourcing the seafoods we eat has become an (even more) expensive business

Seafood is one of the world’s most widely traded food groups, with the latest estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) putting its global commerce at a record US$164 billion (approx. €139 billion) in 2018. In volume terms, this amounted to some 67 million tonnes of fish (live weight equivalent), equating to almost 38 percent of all the fish caught or farmed worldwide that year. (more…)

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