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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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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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The USPs of UHP lobster

When it comes to foods with the wow factor, very few products can rival lobster. Its sweet, succulent taste has hooked legions of appreciative consumers from all over the world. And to keep them coming back for more, there’s no end of preparations and different ways to experience these highly prized crustaceans. (more…)

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Getting to grips with Asia’s seafood consumption, and how it’s affecting the rest of the world

Comprising a very broad array of versatile and nutritious products, seafood plays a crucial role in the healthy diets of billions of consumers, as well as ensuring global food security. At the same time, underpinned by globalisation and new logistics technologies, it’s also one of the world’s most extensively traded protein groups, with fisheries and the aquaculture sector, in particular, continuing to ramp up production levels to meet this unprecedented demand. (more…)

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Pittman Seafoods will continue to operate, but with due regard to everyone’s health and safety.

Corona/COVID-19 dominates the news and is having an enormous impact on our lives. The situation is changing from day to day and sometimes from hour to hour. We are closely following all the developments and guidelines.

The National Security Council of Belgium considers the food sector to be essential and vital.  It is therefore imperative that we do everything in our power to ensure the continuation of food supplies. (more…)

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Meeting the changing tastes of consumers and getting more fish on plates

Why do we eat seafood? It’s a simple enough question – after all, we make food decisions multiple times each day. But while the rich variety of foodstuffs readily available to us continues to expand at a rapid pace, fish remains a thriving food category – one that’s characterised by long-term rising consumption. Indeed, our global intake of seafood now stands at more than 20.5 kg per capita and is anticipated to reach 21.3 kg by 2027. (more…)

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