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5 days ago
'Shipping is killing us': Seafood's inflation problems are only getting worse
We dive into the huge spiking in shipping costs with a special guest: Holly Birkett, a reporter with IntraFish sister publication Tradewinds, which covers the shipping industry. Birkett explains why costs have risen so dramatically, and delivers some bad news for those hoping for rates to come down soon.
Jun 4, 2021
Cod farming, climate change and...death threats?
Cod farming is making a comeback, but can it avoid all the past blunders? Climate change is taking an increasing toll on the seafood sector, both in aquaculture in fisheries. We talk about just two recent examples, though there are many, many others. And, something we don't often here in seafood: death threats.
May 21, 2021
So are Americans eating more seafood or not?
New seafood per capita consumption figures from the US government show that more seafood has been eaten than previously reported. But the reason behind it is complex. We also take a look at the Alaska salmon season so far, and dismal earnings figures for the world's salmon farmers.
May 17, 2021
Copper River is here, just in time for a US fresh seafood boom
It's Copper River salmon time! Yes, that annual traditional continues, even during our weird pandemic times. We discuss the outlook, plus some surprising new statistics about US seafood sales and retail, and the USDA's massive purchases.
May 7, 2021
An end to salmon farming as we know it? Plus US seafood's $25 million marketing budget
The former CEO of the world's largest salmon farming company predicts that within 10 years, the way the fish is raised will be radically different from today. Is he right? Plus, we talk about the pros and cons of generic seafood marketing.
Apr 29, 2021
The Hotel California of eco-labels, plus the foodservice shake-up
You can get the blue check, but you can never leave? Norway is losing its Marine Stewardship Council eco-label for inshore cod and haddock fisheries. It highlights a big problem with sustainability labels. Plus, Sysco-backed research on foodservice trends post-COVID are going to make for big changes.
Apr 16, 2021
How to lose $10 million an hour, plus the last word (we hope) on Seaspiracy
Atlantic Sapphire, the world's most ambitious land-based salmon farming company, had a really, really bad week. Three workers at its Miami facility were rushed to the hospital, and $240 million was shaved off its market cap. We discuss. In addition, we give (hopefully) our last word on Seaspiracy. The word? Shrimspiracy.
Apr 8, 2021
Seaspiracy Part 2: Yes, we still have more to say about it
The Netflix documentary "Seaspiracy" has sparked a lot of controversy, with heated conversations around the film's methodology, sources and conclusions lighting up the web. IntraFish journalists Drew Cherry, John Fiorillo, Rachel Sapin and John Evans weigh in on the backlash and what the film ultimately achieved. Plus! Bonus segment on a harmful algae outbreak in the Chilean salmon industry. www.intrafish.com
Mar 26, 2021
Seaspiracy had everyone excited, until they watched it
The new Netflix documentary 'Seaspiracy' left much to be desired as a piece of journalism. With a string of debunked claims and poor fact-checking, the much-hyped show missed a chance to illuminate real issues, and instead served up sloppy vegan goulash. Plus, inside the court battle between salmon farming Mowi and the Canadian government. Join Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Senior Business Reporter Rachel Sapin.
Mar 12, 2021
Violence against shrimp farms, plus Brexit and Alaska M&A
Is battling armed gunmen on your job description? Unfortunately for Ecuador's shrimp producers, it's an ongoing issue, and companies want action. We offer the latest update on the issue, plus news on Brexit and the latest acquisition in the Alaska seafood industry.
Mar 5, 2021
Tough times for the seafood middlemen, plus eco-label arguments
The big seafood companies made it through 2020 bruised and battered, but some were hit harder than others. Most notably, the world's seafood traders -- many of which sell into foodservice and restaurants -- had an extremely tough time. Is there a future for the little guys? Plus, debating the value of eco-labels.
Feb 27, 2021
Would you eat 3D-printed salmon? Plus, a look at shrimp's future
3D-printed seafood is a reality. Yes, it's a miniscule project and as of now is headed only for a hipster bagel shop in Austria. Still, it's another sign of the changing food landscape, and how tech will play an increasingly important role. Plus, looking ahead at the farmed shrimp outlook.
Feb 19, 2021
What's the deal with seafood and Lent? Plus shipping and land-based salmon
The US seafood industry has plenty of periods where they lift promotions, but perhaps none more than the Lent period. Executive Editor John Fiorillo explains. We also talk shipping, and the disruptions its having on seafood trade. PLUS! Mowi and Leroy jump into land-based salmon farming? Kind of.
Feb 5, 2021
Who should speak for aquaculture? Plus a category 'on fire'
The aquaculture industry has always struggled to tell its story. Maybe it's time to think about how to get more of the experts in front of the world. The IntraFish team discusses it, plus findings from recent business intelligence research showing what retail and foodservice sectors have in store for the seafood industry.
Jan 29, 2021
Terror attack hits salmon farming; Alaska pollock season's brutal start
Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry and Executive Editor John Fiorillo discuss the armed attack on salmon smolt facility and the COVID-19 outbreaks hitting Alaska pollock processors.
Jan 29, 2021
Aker BioMarine's first female fish mate talks about her "epic" journey in Antarctica
This week, Business Reporter Demi Korban talks with Hege Louise Eltoft, the first female fish mate with krill harvesting giant Aker BioMarine, as she journeys through Antarctica on the Saga Sea vessel.
Dec 18, 2020
End of year extravaganza: A look back at 2020
We made it...or at least we are very, very close to making it. Join Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry and Editor Rachel Mutter as they discussed the key stories that shaped 2020. And then let's leave this year behind.
Dec 11, 2020
The investors driving the future of seafood
Join Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry and Business Reporter Demi Korban as they discuss the 15th IntraFish Seafood Investor Forum, which brought together investors and top executives from around the aquaculture, fisheries, oceans and aquatech space, including S2G Ventures, AquaBounty, Pareto, Wells Fargo, Ferd, The Kingfish Company, Aker Biomarine, Stolt Sea Farm and many, many more.
Nov 20, 2020
Where would you invest your Bezos Billions?
Imagine you're the richest person in the world, but come to think $180 billion is more than any one person needs. Jeff Bezos is in that difficult position, and he's putting $10 billion toward fighting climate change and hunger. That includes the seafood sector -- kind of. We weigh in on how he wants to change the world. Plus, futuristic salmon farming concepts and a sneak preview of our 2021 outlook report.
Nov 14, 2020
Are alternatives to fishmeal over-hyped?
Alternatives to fishmeal and oil in aquaculture feed have gained a lot of attention in the past few years. But with commercialization a long way off, is the marketing getting ahead of reality? IntraFish Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry and Editor Rachel Mutter discuss.
Nov 2, 2020
While we're waiting, what will the election mean for the seafood industry?
It's Election Day, and a lot is at stake. While seafood may be low on the list of concerns, America's next Commander-in-Chief will have an impact on the world's aquaculture, fisheries, seafood processing and trade segments. IntraFish Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry and Executive Editor John Fiorillo discuss some of the potential implications.
Oct 26, 2020
COVID surges are back, and seafood has to adjust again
It's not welcome news to see coronavirus cases surge, and seafood is seeing the effects. Not only are restaurants facing more lockdowns, upending the foodservice sector, but the industry now has to consider which markets to target -- and how.
Oct 16, 2020
There's something to this 'marketing' thing
The US Alaska pollock industry has put big money into the Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) program, which has taken an entirely new tack on how to position the fish -- which it now pushes under the name "Wild Alaska Pollock." It's called "marketing," and it appears to be paying off. Plus, new forecasts for whitefish harvests show healthy stocks around the world. Join Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry and Executive Editor John Fiorillo as they discuss.
Oct 9, 2020
The seafood industry is ready to hit the road. When will it happen?
Diversified Communications, the company behind the Boston and Brussels (now Barcelona) seafood shows and other industry events, is struggling. No cash, cancelled conferences. The industry is ready to get back on the road: what's the future look like? Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry and Executive Editor John Fiorillo discuss.
Oct 2, 2020
Atlantic Sapphire makes its deadline, IntraFish's history-making person of the year
It's been a nutty past couple of weeks, even for seafood. This week, Editor in Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Editor Rachel Mutter talk about two of the big milestones -- Atlantic Sapphire's first commercial harvest of land-based salmon and this year's person of the year, Skretting CEO Therese Log Bergjord.
Sep 19, 2020
What the Seafood Power 100 tells us about the industry
The IntraFish Seafood Power 100 was the culmination of some challenging decision-making about who wields influence in the sector. The list demonstrates that the industry has made significant progress in making may for a larger diversity of voices -- but it also holds up a mirror to how far seafood has to go. Join Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Editor Rachel Mutter as they discuss the ranking.
Aug 28, 2020
Investing in Seafood: Silicon Valley comes calling
The venture capital and private equity community are circling the seafood industry -- aquaculture in particular. Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry and Executive Editor John Fiorillo discuss recent funds kicking tires, including one financed by a scion of the Walton family.
Aug 21, 2020
Land-based salmon farming comes of age
Join Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Business Reporter Demi Korban for a discussion on our recent land-based salmon farming webinar, and interesting new research on seafood-eating habits in the US.
Aug 15, 2020
Covid-19's heavy cost to seafood processors
We're back! Our summer hiatus was filled with seafood news, and we can't wait to dive in and start discussing all the big topics. Today, Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo, Business Reporter Rachel Sapin and Correspondent John Evans discuss the cost of COVID-19 to seafood processors and the impact China's latest findings of the coronavirus on shrimp packaging.
Jun 19, 2020
Three years behind bars, and salmon's COVID problem
What a week. One of the most influential and visible executives in the seafood industry (and a former IntraFish Person of the Year) was sentenced to over three years in prison this week, a shocking conclusion to the long-running tuna price-fixing saga. Plus, we discuss exactly what the link between COVID and salmon will mean for China, and the wider world.
Jun 12, 2020
How can the seafood industry best show that Black Lives Matter?
There's no denying that we are in the midst of a major societal shift, and one that is long overdue. How should the industry respond? What can it do to increase diversity, particularly among people of color? Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Editor Rachel Mutter discuss. Plus, seafood marketing in America looks back to the 80s, Trump's very strange lobster roundtable and the big money going into Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) projects, land-based salmon farming in particular.
Jun 8, 2020
Seafood CEOs are showing signs of optimism. No, really!
Maybe it's just the Northern hemisphere, but the summer months seem to be bringing a little optimism about the state of the global economy, and the outlook for seafood. Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Editor Rachel Mutter discuss.
Jun 1, 2020
American drama, Alaska marriage, farmed salmon optimism
Another week of coronavirus-related drama brought the largest reported outbreak of COVID-19 to a major fishing vessel worldwide. In addition, the week saw the unsurprising merger of Cooke and Ocean Beauty's wild salmon operations, and optimism in the farmed salmon sector. Join Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Correspondent John Evans on this week's episode.
May 22, 2020
Is the meat industry's loss seafood's gain?
The meat supply chain is broken. Can seafood capitalize on it? That remains to be seen. Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Editor Rachel Mutter discuss, and try to guess what the seafood industry might look like when things return to "normal."
May 15, 2020
Like it or not, plant-based seafood will keep growing
Plant-based and cell-based seafood is coming quickly, and there's not much the "conventional" seafood industry can do to stop it. We look back at last week's IntraFish digital event, where we brought some of the leaders in plant- and cell-based seafood together to debate the issue. Plus, we talk about coronavirus outbreaks at seafood facilities. And a Red Lobster brawl. Join Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Editor Rachel Mutter for this week's episode.
May 8, 2020
Wait, did Trump just order the US aquaculture industry to grow?
President Donald Trump issued one of his many decrees this week, this one ordering the US to become more self-sufficient. Specifically, the executive order calls for the development of a US aquaculture industry. Will it happen? Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Editor Rachel Mutter discuss, along with the latest on coronavirus outbreaks in seafood and the coming 'meat shock.'
May 1, 2020
Salmon's coronavirus immunity, and Red Lobster's troubling trend
A two-person show this week with Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry and Executive Editor John Fiorillo. We discuss the troubling downturn at fast-casual seafood restaurants, and the surprising resilience of farmed salmon during the coronavirus crisis.
Apr 24, 2020
How coronavirus is changing how seafood is sold
Editors Drew Cherry, John Fiorillo and Rachel Mutter discuss how stay-at-home orders are changing the way seafood is sold, and threatening to replace seasoned veterans. Also, updates on the pivot to retail and the increasing coronavirus cases in processing plants.
Apr 17, 2020
Eye-popping canned tuna sales, plus Bristol Bay salmon's covid-19 bind
Why would anybody want to shut down the Bristol Bay wild salmon season? There are more than a few reasons. Plus, eye-popping canned tuna sales at Bumble Bee, and how Pacific Seafood Group, DNB, Biomar, NPD Group, Grieg Seafood and more give some guidance for surviving coronavirus. Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Editor Rachel Mutter and Executive Editor John Fiorillo discuss.
Apr 3, 2020
Will coronavirus threaten innovative aquaculture projects?
Editors Drew Cherry, Rachel Mutter and John Fiorillo discuss coronavirus' potential impact on innovative aquaculture projects, the likelihood of the Boston seafood show actually happening, and how China rescued its tilapia and shrimp sectors from near collapse.
Mar 27, 2020
The restaurant industry is 'nuked'. Here's what that means for seafood
Join a gang of IntraFish journalists including Drew Cherry, John Fiorillo, Rachel Sapin, Demi Korban and John Evans as they discuss how the rapidly crumbling foodservice infrastructure is hitting seafood, plus a look at what dwindling cold storage capacity will mean for seafood.
Mar 20, 2020
Hang on tight: A storm is brewing for seafood
Editors Drew Cherry, Rachel Mutter and John Fiorillo dissect a chaotic week that saw the global economy -- particularly the foodservice sector -- grind to a halt. For now, all the industry can do is watch, and wait for the pain.
Mar 13, 2020
Guess what our podcast is about this week?
Editors Drew Cherry, Rachel Mutter and John Fiorillo talk about the only thing on everyone's minds: the coronavirus. It's already upended the seafood sector, with the cancellations of the Boston and Brussels shows, and threatens to do massive damage to logistics and demand worldwide.
Feb 27, 2020
This coronavirus thing might be a problem for seafood
The IntraFish team discusses the continuing impact of the coronavirus on the seafood industry, and what it might mean for upcoming trade shows. Plus, a look at LoveTheWild, the upstart seafood brand that met the harsh reality of the retail world.
Feb 20, 2020
Does America suck at seafood?
Drew Cherry, John Fiorillo and Rachel Mutter discuss America's bleak seafood consumption outlook, and the strange, strange trio of owners behind Ocean Beauty Seafoods.
Feb 14, 2020
Alaska's salmon implosion, land-based flavors and coronavirus updates
Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo, Editor Rachel Mutter and Reporter Rachel Sapin discuss the collapse of the Alaska salmon processing sector, the off-flavor challenges in land-based salmon farming and the coronavirus' impact on the seafood sector.
Dec 13, 2019
How Alaska pollock is reinventing itself
We're talking more about Alaska pollock, more of the time. That's because the traditionally production-focused industry is starting to learn about this thing called...(snap, snap)...ah yes, marketing. The IntraFish team discusses the efforts to turn Alaska pollock, industrial groundfish, into Wild Alaska Pollock: Superfish. Can the industry pull it off?
Dec 6, 2019
Samherji scandal, Lischewski's guilty verdict, seafood's dismal PR skills
Drew Cherry, Nina Unlay, Rachel Sapin and John Evans break down the biggest stories in December so far: the Samherji cash-for-quotas scandal, the guilty verdict of Bumble Bee CEO Chris Lischewski, and the terrible, horrible, no-good PR strategy in the seafood industry.
Nov 22, 2019
The circular economy catches up with seafood
One word: plastics. As retailers ramp up commitments on recycling and sustainable materials, the seafood industry is facing major changes. Reporter Nina Unlay talks about the changes to come. Also, correspondent John Evans gives an update on the Chile salmon crisis and the good news on Peru's anchovy quota.
Oct 25, 2019
Antibiotics in shrimp, Chile's salmon crisis, the Cooke video
From bad to worse in the salmon farming industry as Chile's unrest hits logistics, Canada battles Trudeau, undercover activists give a bad look at Cooke. On the shrimp side, the GOAL conference in Chennai, India gave a look at the deep drop in supply, and the fish against disease while reducing antibiotics. With Drew Cherry, Demi Korban, Rachel Sapin and John Evans.
Oct 4, 2019
Oh Canada! You kept our reporters busy this week
In Canada, we got to see it all this week. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party pledged to phase out netpen salmon farming by 2025, and move to closed-containment systems. On the other coast, the political climate is more welcoming. Finally, Canadian wild salmon has given up its Marine Stewardship Council certification. No Canadians on the podcast, but Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Business Reporter Rachel Sapin gave their opinions from a safe 150 miles to the south.
Sep 27, 2019
Who's afraid of artificial seafood?
The seafood industry is up in arms about the flood of cell- and plant-based artificial seafood, and its potential impact on the market, particularly when they use negative misinformation about real seafood as a marketing tactic. But how much of a threat is it? Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry and Executive Editor John Fiorillo discuss in this very special episode.
Sep 13, 2019
Saudi salmon farming, Q2 money-makers, and Skretting's search for the next big thing
Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry talks with Business Reporters Demi Korban and Nina Unlay about the most efficient salmon farmers in the second quarter, Skretting's hunt for feed alternatives, and the drive for investment in a massive Saudi land-based salmon farming project.
Sep 6, 2019
Aquaculture's latest tech, exuberant salmon investors and the promise of fecal feed
Join Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry and business reporters Demi Korban and Nina Unlay as they talk about the latest in aquaculture technology, the eye-popping valuation of land-based salmon farmer Atlantic Sapphire and, yes, fish feed made with poop.
Aug 31, 2019
The world's seafood companies are bigger than you think
Whoa! Our Senior Seafood Market Analyst Kim Tran has investigated the size and scope of the seafood industry, from aquaculture to fisheries to fishmeal production, processing, distribution and more. Her findings will surprise you -- here's a sneak peak at her new Business Intelligence report.
Aug 15, 2019
Let them eat worms? Solutions to salmon nematodes remain elusive
Worms are all over wild seafood, and as of now, not much can be done about it. But with the speed of social media and consumer news jumping on the story, the industry may need to be more vigilant about the problem. Business Reporter Rachel Sapin discusses her investigative report on the issue.
Aug 9, 2019
Brexit can't stop the beating heart of UK seafood
A British invasion! Reporters Demi Korban, Nina Unlay and real, live Brit John Evans join Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry to discuss the UK seafood capitol of Grimbsy. Korban and Unlay are just back from a visit to the city, and say the industry is optimistic despite the looming existential threat of Brexit.
Jul 26, 2019
Antarctic krill, small-scale sustainability and...L'Occitane's salmon farms?
IntraFish journalists had a lot to parse out on this week's podcast. From Antarctica's krill fishery to small-scale sustainable aquaculture projects to Chilean scandals to beauty company investments in salmon farming, Demi Korban, Drew Cherry, Lola Navarro, John Evans and Nina Unlay hit on it all. Enjoy the ride!
Jun 28, 2019
Big oil's aquaculture venture, trouble in Chile, bad news for North Sea cod
A major week for seafood news, but we can only squeeze so many megabytes into a single podcast. In this episode, Lola Navarro, Demi Korban, John Fiorillo and Drew Cherry tackle BP's investment into feed alternatives producer Calysta, the troubling news out of the North Sea cod fishery, and the shocking allegations against Chilean salmon farmer Nova Austral. More at www.intrafish.com!
Jun 21, 2019
Is the sustainable seafood movement over?
The problems facing the seafood sector have evolved, and are far more complex -- are today's NGOs equipped to handle them? Rachel Mutter, Drew Cherry, John Fiorillo and John Evans discuss, along with what the new FDA guidelines for labeling omega-3s might mean.
Jun 14, 2019
The flood of seafood eco-labels, Thailand's revolution, and what's next in sustainability
One night in Bangkok wasn't enough for Editor Rachel Mutter and Senior Reporter Lola Navarro. They dissect all the latest sustainable seafood news from this week's Seafood Summit, and explore what's next for the sustainable seafood movement.
Jun 7, 2019
Pollock player's plans, footing the sustainable feed bill, Turkey's big bass drop
You made it through another week -- time to relax and unwind with the IntraFish crew. Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Reporters Rachel Sapin, John Evans and Demi Korban and Executive Editor John Fiorillo have a lot to chew over from the week, but narrowed it down to a few key topics. Enjoy, and read more at www.intrafish.com.
May 31, 2019
Norway's algae crisis, Cooke's Alaska ambitions, speculative aquaculture investing
The toxic northern Norwegian algal bloom is making a significant dent in global salmon supply. Investors flocked to NYC to throw money at the seafood sector, and land-based aquaculture in particular. Canada's Cooke Aquaculture continues to build its empire. Join IntraFish Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry and Executive Editor John Fiorillo as they discuss the biggest topics of the week. Visit www.intrafish.com for more news and insight into the seafood sector.
May 28, 2019
Investing in Seafood: Live from the IntraFish Seafood Investor Forum NYC
Live from the IntraFish Seafood Investor Forum in NYC on May 23, we brought together an expert panel to talk about the opportunities and challenges of investing in the seafood, aquaculture and fisheries industries. Joining us was Amy Novogratz of Aqua-Spark, Robert Orr of Cuna del Mar, Kristoffer Jordheim of Pareto Securities and Thor Talseth of Amerra Capital Management. Enjoy!
May 17, 2019
Alibaba, Atlantic Sapphire, trade madness and Young's big basa plans
An all-star seafood news line up! While you wait for the Game of Thrones finale, IntraFish journalists Rachel Mutter, Lola Navarro, Demi Korban, John Evans, John Fiorillo and Drew Cherry are here. We hash out the latest developments, including gatherings from Brussels, our controversial Person of the Year selection, the rise of pangasius, and the fallout from the US-China trade war. Dracarys!
May 3, 2019
Costco's Choice; fishmeal fallout; cheap shrimp and Brussels
What's Costco smoking? Well, its Kirkland smoked line is split three ways now. Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo, Senior Reporter Lola Navarro and Reporter John Evans discuss it, along with Peruvian anchovy quota fallout, farmed shrimp's price problems and predictions for the Seafood Expo Global in Brussels.
Apr 25, 2019
US salmon buyers crying COLLUSION; Maine aquaculture and Pebble Mine opposition
Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Reporter Rachel Sapin tackle three of our top stories from the week, which include a bagel shop suing the world's largest salmon farmers, Maine's expanding aquaculture sector, and the growing opposition to the Pebble Mine, which could threaten the future of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery.
Apr 22, 2019
Salmon farming's $1 billion problem
How bad is salmon farming's sea lice problem? Pretty damn bad. Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry sits down with Reporter John Evans, who recently authored a report diving into how the sector is battling the beast. Plus, Executive Editor John Fiorillo talks about clothing giant Patagonia's attack on farmed and hatchery raised salmon.
Jan 25, 2019
Farmed salmon and fake news; seafood marketing woes; shrimp oversupply and more
Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo, Editor Rachel Mutter and Reporter Rachel Sapin discuss the Global Seafood Market Conference, shrimp oversupply, fake farmed salmon news and the IntraFish Women in Seafood Leadership Summit.
Dec 13, 2018
The Biggest Seafood Stories of 2018!
The gang's (almost) all here! IntraFish journalists from around the globe came together to discuss the top stories of 2018, their outlook for 2019, and what they're looking forward to covering in the coming year. Starring Dominic Welling, Lola Navarro, John Fiorillo, Drew Cherry, John Evans and Rachel Mutter.
Dec 5, 2018
China gets serious about salmon; Atlantic Sapphire; Seafood consumption trends
A massive Chinese conglomerate caused a seismic shift with its acquisition of Chilean salmon farmer Australis. Editorial Director Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Senior Reporter Lola Navarro dissect the deal, along with Atlantic Sapphire's big land-based salmon moved and new EU consumption figures.
Nov 15, 2018
Mowi Wowie! Does seafood finally have a global brand?
Marine Harvest is no more...meet Mowi. In this edition of the IntraFish podcast, Editorial Director Drew Cherry, Online Editor Dominic Welling, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Senior Reporter Lola Navarro discuss the move, and whether or not seafood can finally find branded success.
Nov 7, 2018
What's nex for fish feed?
In this episode of the IntraFish Podcast, Editor Rachel Mutter and Journalist John Evans discuss how changes in the raw material landscape are affecting the fish feed sector -- and the future of the aquaculture industry.
Oct 26, 2018
El IntraFish Podcast: Live from Chile's salmon-farming capitol
In this special Spanish-language edition of IntraFish Podcast in Spanish, Senior Reporter Lola Navarro brings you the most relevant stories from the tenth edition of AquaSur and this week's salmon news from Magallanes, Chile's booming salmon region.
Oct 19, 2018
How one start up is bringing big data to the aquaculture industry
On this edition of the IntraFish podcast, you'll hear from Camilla Aadland, who heads up our new sister site TekFisk, which covers research and technology in the seafood industry. Camilla speaks with Tony Chen and John Constantino, co-founders of big data analytics group Manolin, which upped stakes from America, and is now developing its technology in the world's aquaculture hub, Norway. If you're a Norwegian speaker, TekFisk produces a weekly podcast available on iTunes.
Oct 12, 2018
LIVE from Reykjavik! What's next for Iceland's salmon farming industry?
This week's episode is a special LIVE panel discussion from the IntraFish Seafood Investor Forum in Reykjavik in early October. Listen in while Editorial Director Drew Cherry discusses the opportunities and challenges facing Iceland's burgeoning salmon farming industry. Panelists included: Grétar Finnsson, CFO, Laxar Fiskeldi; Gudmundur Gislason, CEO, Ice Fish Farm; Kristian Mattiasson, CEO, Arnarlax; Stein Ove Tveiten, CEO, Arctic Fish; and Rögnvaldur Gudmundsson , CEO, AkvaFuture.
Sep 25, 2018
Land-based salmon farming extravaganza
It's the hottest thing in seafood right now: land-based salmon farming. If all goes to plan, it could lead to production levels higher than that of the entire Canadian salmon farming industry. So how much of a reality is it? Join IntraFish Editorial Director Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Editor Elisabeth Fischer in a discussion about the challenges and opportunities.
Sep 5, 2018
Japanese seafood CEOs, Chile salmon M&A, US retail brands
IntraFish Editorial Director Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo, Senior Reporter Dominic Welling and Reporter Lola Navarro discuss our encounters with the CEOs of Japanese seafood giants, the AquaChile acquisition and the strange and crowded US retail segment for smoked salmon and frozen fish.
Jul 31, 2018
Cargill's Montana dream; touring Marine Harvest BC; shrimp trade war
In this episode of the IntraFish Podcast, we look back at on-the-ground visits to Cargill Aqua Nutrition's new fish oil venture in the US heartland, Marine Harvest's BC operations, and discuss the continuing fallout from Trump's splendid little trade war.
Jul 24, 2018
Fish feed's future, pangasius finds a savior, the hunt for a new bland fish
This week on the IntraFish podcast: New developments in fish feed ingredients, Vietnam's pangasius comeback, and the US void for bland whitefish.
Jun 25, 2018
IntraFish Episode 21: US-China trade wars are steamrolling seafood
Just how badly will seafood feel the pinch from the expanding trade war between the US and China? Editorial Director Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Reporter Rachel Sapin weigh in.
Jun 8, 2018
IntraFish Episode 20: Seafood investments heat up; Copper River chaos; Buh-bye to Bumble Bee
This week's IntraFish podcast dives into some high-profile departures, discusses sky-high salmon prices and the climate for seafood investments.
May 31, 2018
IntraFish Episode 19: Financing aquaculture innovation
TekFisk's Camilla Aadland discusses AquaSpark and Hatch's projects to foster and invest in new innovations in fish farming.
Mar 26, 2018
IntraFish Episode 18: Legislating Cooke out of business, M&As
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Mar 15, 2018
IntraFish Episode 17: Behind the scenes at the Boston Seafood Show
The IntraFish editorial team dissects key trends, news and buzz at this year's Seafood Expo North America in Boston.
Mar 5, 2018
IntraFish Episode 16: Behind Norway's latest salmon farming innovations
Norway has been on the forefront of salmon farming development from the very beginning of the industry. But with limits on growth -- due mainly to politics, suitable climates and fish health -- the salmon farming industry must find new ways to grow. Enter Norway's salmon development licenses, a project aimed at spurring innovation in how the fish is farmed with a specific aim on how to reduce sea lice loads -- one of the biggest impacts on the Norwegian salmon farming industry. The results have been amazing, with concepts that could have been brought delivered by an alien culture. IntraFish.no Editor Joar Grindheim and TekFisk Editor Camilla Aadland explain what it all means.
Feb 4, 2018
IntraFish Episode 15: Behind retailers' new sustainable seafood push
In Episode 14, Editorial Director Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Senior Reporter Dominic Welling break down recent topics in the seafood sector including recent sustainability initiatives by Costco, Walmart and other major retailers, the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) new labor standard push, and the bullish outlook on the shrimp and whitefish sectors.
Nov 7, 2017
IntraFish Episode 14 - Shrimp & Pangasius, Re-processing, new VAP at China Seafood Expo
In this edition of the IntraFish Podcast, Editor Rachel Mutter, Reporter Kim Tran and Reporter Lola Navarro discussed this year's main takeaways from the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo. Check out the blog here for an in-depth look at what happened during the expo: http://www.intrafish.com/events/1374065/china-show-blog-ecuadorian-shrimp-prices-hike-15-percent-ahead-of-chinese-new-year
Sep 6, 2017
IntraFish Episode 13 - Cooke's escapes, GE Salmon, US seafood import rules
In this edition of the IntraFish Podcast, we discuss Cooke Aquaculture's recent farmed salmon escape, the first commercial sale of genetically modified salmon in Canada, and controversial new seafood import rules in the United States.
Jun 9, 2017
IntraFish Episode 12 - An evening of inspiration, leadership advice and a few 'f bombs'
In this episode, Editorial Director Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo, Editor Rachel Mutter and Editor Elisabeth Fischer discuss the first-ever IntraFish Women in Seafood Leadership Summit.
May 18, 2017
IntraFish Episode 11 - Fake emails, backroom deals: The tuna price-fixing case is getting weirder
In this episode of the IntraFish podcast, Editorial Director Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Reporter Kim Tran dive into the ongoing tuna debacle. Last week, Bumble Bee agreed to plead guilty for its role in a conspiracy to fix the prices of canned and pouched tuna sold in the United States. Since then, amended complaints were filed in the dozens of antitrust cases against the tuna firms. These new complaints revealed new details on alleged price sharing, downsizing cans, raising prices as well as a list of 56 seafood professionals on a so-called 'Conspiracy’s Players List.' Follow the developments in this case and catch up on what you missed here: http://www.intrafish.com/topic/tunatrouble/
Apr 20, 2017
IntraFish Episode 10 - Wild salmon, Brussels, and the weird world of seafood theft
In this episode of the IntraFish podcast, Editorial Director Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Reporter Kim Tran dissect the Boston Seafood Show and the upcoming wild Alaska salmon season, and give you their thoughts on what Brussels will bring. Correction: In the podcast, the pre-season troll treaty harvest allocation for king salmon for 2017 in southeast Alaska was said to be 41 percent more than 2016, but 2017's allocation projection of 209,700 is actually 41 percent less, year-on-year.
Feb 14, 2017
IntraFish Episode 09 - Pangasius woes, American fish counters, Seafood Fake News?
In the latest episode of the IntraFish Podcast, Editorial Director Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo, Senior Reporter Dom Welling and Reporter Kim Tran analyze the latest trends from pangasius pulled from shelves and the upcoming US catfish inspection program to 'fake news' negatively affecting tilapia sales. Read more on IntraFish.com Also mentioned in the podcast is the 2017 NYC Seafood Investor Forum on May 23. Learn more about early bird specials here: http://www.intrafish.com/news/1213806/registration-is-open-intrafish-announces-date-for-nyc-seafood-investor-forum
Jan 25, 2017
IntraFish Episode 08 - Trump is a threat, sustainability is dead, and pollock is sexy
In the latest episode of the IntraFish Podcast, Editorial Director Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Reporter Kim Tran analyze the latest trends and trade threats gleaned from the National Fisheries Institute's Global Seafood Marketing Conference.
Dec 8, 2016
IntraFish Episode 07 - The rift between WWF and MSC is soiling sustainable seafood
In this episode of the IntraFish podcast, Editorial Director Drew Cherry talks with Executive Editor John Fiorillo about his latest column addressing an apparent growing rift between the WWF and MSC. Is the alliance between the groups crumbling under the business demands of operating an eco-label program? For more in-depth coverage on topics in this podcast: http://www.intrafish.com/commentary/1197107/msc-in-another-stinky-family-feud
Nov 10, 2016
IntraFish Episode 06 - What do Chinese consumers want?
Editor Rachel Mutter and Reporter Kim Tran report live from the China Fishery and Seafood show, and discuss the new opportunities suppliers are finding in the growing market.
Oct 25, 2016
IntraFish Episode 05 - Brexit and Iceland and Trump, Oh My!
In this episode of the IntraFish podcast, Editorial Director Drew Cherry talks with Executive Editor John Fiorillo, Editor Elisabeth Fischer and Senior Reporter Dom Welling about the latest revelations on Brexit, Iceland and the upcoming US elections and how it will impact the global seafood map. For more in-depth coverage on topics in this podcast: New UK seafood trade alliance formed in wake of Brexit http://www.intrafish.com/news/922071/new-uk-seafood-trade-alliance-formed-in-wake-of-brexit Iceland's fishing crews vote for 'indefinite' strike www.intrafish.com/marketplace/7783…-new-ad-campaign WikiLeaks mails connect Clinton, foreign workers and Alaska processing http://www.intrafish.com/processor/1173796/wikileaks-mails-connect-clinton-foreign-workers-and-alaska-processing
Sep 27, 2016
IntraFish Episode 04 - Seafood slavery, fish finger price fights, talking Turkey
In this episode of the IntraFish podcast, Editorial Director Drew Cherry talks with Editor Elisabeth Fischer and Reporter Lola Navarro about the latest revelations on slavery in the seafood chain, German discounters' frozen fish price wars and Turkey's fast-moving aquaculture sector. For more in-depth coverage on topics in this podcast: Kilic to significantly ramp up bluefin production http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/774634/kilic-to-significantly-ramp-up-bluefin-production Fair game? Lidl Germany goes after Iglo fish fingers in new ad campaign http://www.intrafish.com/marketplace/778366/fair-game-lidl-germany-goes-after-iglo-fish-fingers-in-new-ad-campaign
Sep 19, 2016
IntraFish Episode 03 - Seafood at Amazon, Ocean Beauty taste test, targeting Millennial consumers
In the third episode of the IntraFish Podcast, Editorial Director Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Reporter Kim Tran discuss Northern Fish's most recent offering through Amazon Treasure Truck, the potential of seafood online ordering and deliveries as well as the most recent We Tried It with Ocean Beauty's Albacore Tuna Burgers. Check out the video of the Ocean Beauty taste test here: http://www.intrafish.com/marketplace/774946/we-tried-it-watch-a-trio-of-sisters-critique-ocean-beauty-albacore-tuna-burgers Read more about the Amazon Treasure Truck deal here: http://www.intrafish.com/marketplace/774031/northern-fish-amazon-push-fresh-salmon-via-treasure-trucks
Sep 8, 2016
IntraFish Episode 02 - Listeria, Surimi's new market, Ridiculous salmon prices
In the second episode of the IntraFish Podcast, Editorial Director Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Reporter Kim Tran discuss an ongoing lawsuit involving Santa Barbara Smokehouse's massive 2014 recall of listeria-tainted salmon; Trans-Ocean's attempt to crack the natural foods market; and salmon's rising prices.
Aug 29, 2016
IntraFish Episode 01 - MSC, Pacific Andes, Alaska Aquaculture
In the very first episode of the IntraFish Podcast, Editorial Director Drew Cherry and Executive Editor John Fiorillo discuss the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) move into Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs), the deepening troubles of Hong Kong giant Pacific Andes, and the controversial idea of salmon farming in Alaska.