Salmon

More than a headache: Sea lice and their considerable impact on the salmon farming sector


Salmon farming is very big business. Supplying what’s become one of the world’s most popular proteins, the industry has grown at an impressive...
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Plastic crisis ocean

How the seafood sector is tackling the plastic pollution crisis


Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate our immediate thoughts and actions, it wasn’t very long ago that plastic pollution was...
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Korean snow crab

Korea’s sweet tasting giant from the deep


Snow crab has a very special place in Korean culture. Known locally as “daegae”, which literally means huge crab, this winter delicacy is highly...
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Aquacultuur

How aquaculture is progressively meeting market expectations

Aquacuture is rightly considered one of our leading food supply sectors. It is a far more efficient protein producer than any land animal farming industry, and with global seafood consumption on a 40-year strong growth trend, fish and shellfish farmers have been ramping-up their harvests to ease the demands placed on wild-capture fisheries, most of which are now operating at their maximum sustainable yield. (more…)

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Consumers fish and seafood

What consumers want from (sea)food

New trends and shifting values mean that the consumer landscape is constantly evolving. Nowhere is this more prevalent than with food; the rate of change in the way that our foods are produced, purchased and consumed is accelerating rapidly. The good news is that the seafood industry is ideally placed to capitalise on these disruptions and appeal to today’s super-engaged consumers, with more people seeking out ways to make positive food purchasing decisions than ever before. (more…)

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Modified salmon

Unpacking genetically modified salmon

Considering the incredible international market success that farmed Atlantic salmon has had, it’s hard to believe that as a food production sector, it didn’t come to prominance until the 1970s. While its initial commercial accomplishments owed much to the scarcity of wild Atlantic salmon, by adopting increasingly sophisticated production techniques, salmon farming companies have made the fish a truly global, high-in-demand consumer product. (more…)

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Sustainable fish: a conscious choice

Sustainability is an essential factor for Pittman all year round. This is exactly why we wholeheartedly support Think Fish Week. Think Fish Week, which is now in its sixth year, is a joint initiative by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). The objective is to raise awareness for responsibly farmed and sustainably caught fish, crustaceans and shellfish. (more…)

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Korean snow crab

Korea’s sweet tasting giant from the deep

Snow crab has a very special place in Korean culture. Known locally as “daegae”, which literally means huge crab, this winter delicacy is highly prized for the sweet flavour and firm texture of its white meat, most of which is found in its long, spider-like legs. (more…)

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On land and sea: fish farmers continue to broaden their horizons

The farming of fish has become extremely big business in recent decades. With a total volume now in excess of 80 million tonnes, more than half of the seafood consumed globally comes from aquaculture. As the world’s most efficient protein generator, it’s expected to continue this growth trend. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) forecast a harvest of some 110 million tonnes within the next decade. (more…)

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Salmon: wild or farmed? It’s really all down to personal taste

Salmon is a very special fish. Highly prized across traditional and new markets alike, the relentless growth in consumer demand for salmon shows no signs of abating. Many would argue that it has reached the point that it now transcends the wider seafood category, with evidence that many people who wouldn’t class themselves as “fish eaters” actively making it a part of their diet. (more…)

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