SeaFood Business

JUN 2014

SeaFood Business is the global trusted authority for seafood buyers and sellers. We are the seafood industry's leading trade magazine with more than 30 years of experience. Our coverage is based on the "business" of buying and selling seafood.

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Throw Backs Aquaculture Organic seafood Sustainability Status quo Little has changed since organic seafood was a mere concept S ometimes a feature story fnds unusually long-lasting life; the timelessness of the April 2007 article Organic Matters owes a lot of that to federal regulatory inertia. Much of the information in the article holds true today, including the fact that, even if the U.S. Department of Agriculture were to accept standards for organic seafood production tomorrow, it would likely take years to get USDA Organic seafood to market. Te real tomorrow appears distant, and our News Focus story on page 8 provides further proof: A longtime aquaculture expert says he and his colleagues have been excluded from the protracted USDA standards-approval process, leaving the decision makers "paranoid" about aquaculture and susceptible to vocal and well-funded industry opponents. Going green Sustainable seafood information specifcally for buyers Blue revolution A glimpse at the return of salmon farming in the United States W e have dedicated so much editorial space to aquaculture that it's difcult to choose only a couple of covers with a focus on farming. Back in November/December 1995, when we looked at the U.S. aquaculture industry's ambitions, we found few signs of cohesion and leadership despite limitless potential. And in March 2009 we took an up-close look at a bold step back into fnfsh aquaculture in U.S. waters after salmon farmers in Maine and beyond were devastated by infectious salmon anemia (ISA). Phoenix Salmon, as a Cooke Aquaculture subsidiary was aptly named, implemented strict biosecurity measures to prevent the reoccurrence of ISA. Aquaculture clearly must play a role in the future of seafood supplies. Will the United States be a relevant producer? M any things have changed in the past three decades, none more so than the sustainability movement and relationship between buyers and environmental organizations. Te November 2008 issue was our Sustainable Seafood Buyer's Guide, which gave buyers a one-stop-shop of information on everything from certifcation organizations to consumer buying guides to buyer profles and carbon footprint information. While strange bedfellows at the beginning, buyers and NGOs are now working hand in hand, and that work will continue long into the future. It's all worth it when a retailer like Stop & Shop can celebrate a 15-year working relationship with the scientists at the New England Aquarium, as detailed in Peas in a Pod the following November. 14 SeaFood Business June 2014 For updated NEWS, go to This fnal issue's column is dedicated to the topics that will likely impact the industry for another 33 years. 08_15Newsrecap June sfb.indd 14 5/16/14 1:57 PM

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