Seafood ventures in store at processing hub

Major renovations are underway on the Port Alberni waterfront to convert the Port Fish plant into a regional hub for food processing and innovation. One of two regional food initiatives chosen last fall by the provincial government, the $1.5-million facility is expected to be ready for occupancy within six months, said Zoran Knezevic, president and…

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Researchers find spread of foodborne bacteria in seafood likely impacted by trade

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study has found that international trade of shellfish might be involved in the dispersal of Vibrio parahaemolyticus populations into the United States and Spain. The study found that severe weather, such as El Niño conditions in Peru, provide ideal conditions for the proliferation of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio alginolyticus…

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Indonesia seafood industry would grow 20% with fewer regs, trade group says – Undercurrent News

Credit: pradeep_kmpk14/Shutterstock.com Indonesia’s seafood processing industry would grow 20% in 2020 if the federal government there removed some of its current rules, Budhi Wibowo, the head of the Association of Indonesian Businessmen on Fisheries Product Processing and Marketing (AP5I), said Sunday, according to a report by Antara News, an Indonesian newspaper. Speaking in the city…

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