Friday, 17 April 2015

BioMar joins forces with Tongwei in China and South East Asia

The BioMar Group has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Tongwei Co. Ltd to establish a Joint Venture dedicated to producing and selling high performance feed for aquaculture in China. The target of the Joint Venture is to become one of the leading suppliers of high performance feed to the Chinese aquaculture sector and in a second step to expand further to other Asian markets.

The two companies have agreed to start building a feed factory with an annual capacity over 100,000 metric tons in China, scheduled to start operation in 2016. In the next stage BioMar and Tongwei target to expand with 3‐5 new factories of a similar or larger scale in China and to expand with production and sales in other countries in Asia. Read more...

Sea Cuisine Selects Mechanica as US Branding Agency of Record

High Liner Foods Expands Relationship With Mechanica Around New Campaign for Its Premium Brand

Mechanica, a next generation marketing and brand development firm that solves problems and creates opportunities for restless marketers, today announced that it has been named branding agency of record (AOR) by premium seafood brand Sea Cuisine.

Mechanica will be responsible for the development of a new campaign for Sea Cuisine — a High Liner Foods brand — including online and print advertising, digital marketing, and in-store events, among other communications elements. By working with Sea Cuisine, Mechanica extends a pre-existing relationship with High Liner Foods — the leading North American processor and marketer of value-added frozen seafood. Read more...

PHARMAQ vaccine investment greater than ever

Fish vaccine manufacturer PHARMAQ is swimming against the stream. While other Norwegian biotechnology companies are flagging out to low-cost countries, PHARMAQ has now chosen to invest heavily in large-scale GMP production of viruses for fish vaccines in a new facility at Kløfta. This is the largest investment in the company’s history.

“For us this is a strategic decision which enhances our ability to supply ever more new products to the aquaculture industry,” says PHARMAQ’s Managing Director, Morten Kr Nordstad. Read more...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Clearwater Seafoods Introduces Innovative Value-Added Products at Seafood Expo Global

Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated (Clearwater or Clearwater Seafoods) anticipates strong interest in its newest value-added offerings for foodservice operators, food processors and retailers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The company’s new frozen lobster meat products and scallop products, which provide increased consistency of quality, versatility of use and labour savings, will be introduced at the world’s largest seafood show, Seafood Expo Global (SEG), in Brussels, Belgium, on April 21-23. Read more...

Latitude20 Capital Partners Opens Global Headquarters

Latitude20 Capital Partners (Lat20), a specialty finance company providing structured trade financing solutions to Emerging Market Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), has announced the opening of its U.S. headquarters in New York, New York.

Established by experienced, entrepreneurial Trade Finance and alternative asset management professionals with over 60 years of relevant industry experience, Lat20 provides structured finance trade loans to processing companies primarily in the agribusiness, aquaculture, and energy & metals industries. By focusing on Emerging Markets, primarily Latin America, Lat20 exploits areas in which traditional funding providers have difficulty providing financing to SMEs resulting in a significant trade cycle funding gap. Read more...

Survey by Young’s Seafood Reveals the Nation’s Favourite Way to Eat Fish and Chips

Tartare Catches-up with Ketchup and Cod Wins the Day in Survey of Fish and Chip Favourites by Young’s Seafood Limited 

A survey has found that it’s the traditional favourites that win out when consumers plate up their Fish and Chips. Young’s Seafood, a leading provider of fish dishes including Chip Shop – the Nation’s favourite brand of battered fish – conducted a survey through an online competition to find out what makes up the Nation’s favourite combination of Fish Supper. Read more...

Aquarama 2015 Farm Visits - Registration now open!


Our world-famous programme of Farm Visits has formed an integral and hugely popular part of Aquarama from the very earliest days of the event. This much-in-demand tour provides a unique opportunity to overseas visitors to get right up close to the local breeders and exporters of our industry… in the heart of the ‘Ornamental Fish Capital of the World’.

Registration for Farm Visit is NOW OPEN! Click here to register and enjoy the early bird rate of S$150.00!

(Open to foreign delegates only.)