Why the China Tariffs Matter to the Seafood Industry
The proposed 10 per cent tariff on all Chinese seafood exports to the U.S., combined with the 25 per cent tariff on U.S. seafood products exported to China already in effect in response to the first round of U.S. tariffs is a major blow to the future of the Amercian seafood industry.
The second round of tariffs has been proposed by the U.S. trade representative will not come into effect until sometime after August 30. Before then, there will be a public hearing, and various U.S. industries ...
Plant Worker Shortages Still a Chronic Problem
Everyone knows that the lobster industry is far more complex than simply setting and retrieving traps.
The multi-billion-dollar Canadian lobster business is a complex web of enterprise with many imperative cogs needed to make the entire system operate smoothly, efficiently and profitably. And if one or more of these cogs is disrupted for some reason, the entire industry can suffer the effects.
One such scenario played out in New Brunswick in 2016 involving a severe shortage of processing ...
Marine Institute Groundfish Processing Technology Demonstrations a Big Success
As the Atlantic Canadian seafood industry begins its transition back to groundfish, processing capacity must be improved with new processing technologies that are more efficient, less labour intensive, more energy efficient and offer improved yields and quality.
To help prepare industry for this transition, the Marine Institute’s Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development hosted a Groundfish Processing Technology Demonstrations in February 2018, highlighting some of the newest ground...