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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...
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USPs Lobster

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...
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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...
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Two certifications for Alaska salmon

Alaska salmon is something of a phenomenon: these iconic American fish, belonging to the genus Oncorhynchus, are highly prized by consumers in many countries throughout the world.

As popular as these fish are in the marketplace, there has been significant toing and froing with regards to Alaska salmon’s sustainability accreditation in recent years. It all began in 2012 when eight major players in Alaska’s fishing industry — together accounting for more than 70% of the state’s salmon harvest — said they were no longer going to seek certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) third-party certification organisation, saying that it had become too costly. They also questioned the robustness of the programme. (more…)

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Go wild for Pacific salmon

The Pacific Ocean is home to six types of wild salmon, of which North American fishermen target five: king, sockeye, silver, pink and chum in commercial fisheries operating along the west coast, from Alaska to California. These are some of the most iconic and valuable fisheries in the United States, but because they are wild fisheries, catch levels can fluctuate considerably from season to season. On the whole, though, catches have been quite prolific in recent years. (more…)

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Go wild for Pacific salmon

The Pacific Ocean is home to six types of wild salmon, of which North American fishermen target five: king, sockeye, silver, pink and chum in commercial fisheries operating along the west coast, from Alaska to California. These are some of the most iconic and valuable fisheries in the United States, but because they are wild fisheries, catch levels can fluctuate considerably from season to season. On the whole, though, catches have been quite prolific in recent years. (more…)

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