SeaFood Business

MAY 2013

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Throw Backs 1990 Flippin' out Canners bow to pressure over dolphin-safe tuna May/June 1990 Vol. 9 | No. 3 vast majority of cans sold The the United Statestunaassurance in today bear the Dolphin Safe label, an that no dolphins were harmed or put in harm's way during tuna harvests. Months before the labels became mandatory, StarKist made the stunning announcement that it would only sell dolphin-safe tuna, according to the article Day of the Dolphins. StarKist, owner of the largest brand of canned tuna in the U.S. market at the time with a near-40 percent market share, was the frst to heed activists' calls, but Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee quickly followed. Interestingly, consumers weren't necessarily driving demand for more careful fshing practices — canned tuna consumption increased 3 percent in 1989, during an 18-month boycott spearheaded by environmentalists. 2000 Spliced salmon Holder of GM salmon patent dishes on DNA technology T he pages of SeaFood Business have documented the many developments in the complex U.S. approval process for genetically modifed (GM) salmon. Tirteen years ago, the co-founder of A/F Protein, or Aqua Bounty Farms, sat down for a One on One interview in which he laid out a 15-year plan, the duration of the company's patent. Elliot Entis said he welcomed potential competition for the company's "advanced hybridization" technology that would efectively halve production time for farmed salmon. When asked if GM fsh would have to be labeled in the United States or Canada, he answered no. "However, we're very much in favor of labeling," he said. "We're proud of the product, and we've got nothing to hide." Tis story isn't over yet. May 2000 Vol. 19 | No. 5 2010 Value add Suppliers dish out deals during economic recession May 2010 Vol. 29 | No. 5 of a global economic In the midstoptimism was scarceyear downturn, in the spring of 2010. Te previous was marked with credit restrictions, decreased restaurant trafc and increases in seafood prices. But as the article Up Selling illustrated, with challenge comes opportunity. As consumers spent less on food purchases, value was the name of the game. "Te retailers who have been For updated NEWS, go to most successful with seafood this past year were the ones who were able to ofer and promote products that demonstrated value," said Kim Gorton, president of Slade Gorton of Boston. "Tis is a great time to focus on educating consumers about the benefts of eating seafood as well as providing guidance on how to cook seafood to help ensure a positive dining experience at home." May 2013 SeaFood Business 13

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