Tokyo, Japan-based Maruha Nichiro has rebranded with the goal of increasing its public profile and encouraging consumption of its seafood products.
The company was established in 2007 when two separate companies – Maruha and Nichiro – merged. Nearly a decade after the merger, the company performed a public study that found public recognition of its brand was relatively low, Maruha Nichiro Corporate Branding Department Public Relations Misae Fujita told SeafoodSource. In response, in 2018, the company began a strategic push to enhance its brand recognition.
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Spain and Croatia have been given €1.12 billion and €243.6 million respectively in EU funding to help promote sustainable fisheries and aquaculture and stimulate innovation and growth.
The European Commission has adopted the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) Programme for the countries and will implement the EU common fisheries policy and priorities outlined in the European Green Deal.
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Trends in the fishmeal and fish oil markets in China, Peru, Mexico and Europe were explored in a webinar held by IFFO this week.
Opening the webinar, IFFO’s director general, Petter Martin Johannessen, underlined the important role that marine ingredients play in supporting the growth of aquaculture, with half of the raw material already certified as being responsibly sourced. IFFO’s China director, Maggie Xu, highlighted the capacity for marine ingredients to contribute to food security.
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Salmon farmer Organic Sea Harvest (OSH) is aiming to ensure a steadier supply of harvested fish to its processor by making a £3.2 million investment in a closed containment holding pen at the port of Lochinver.
OSH currently slaughters its fish at the cage edge, using a harvest boat operated by AquaShip which takes the fish to Lochinver, where they are unloaded and taken by road to Dingwall for processing.
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Sudden yen depreciation in the second half Increase value and secure profits
In the frozen food industry, 2022 was a year in which frozen foods for home use were firm, and frozen foods for commercial use rode the wave of recovery in the restaurant market due to the continued demand for eating at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In terms of the business environment, in addition to the soaring raw material prices that have continued since last year, rising energy costs toward the second half of this year, soaring packaging and logistics costs, and a sharp depreciation of the yen are putting pressure on earnings at an unprecedented pace.
Due to a series of unusual price revisions, in terms of sales, although each manufacturer has secured an increase in sales, it is not enough to cover the profit, and it is forced to struggle.
Source: Nissyoku (translated from original in japanese)
Aiming for zero waste with frozen lunch boxes Avatar customer service
Lawson, group convenient store chain, opened a futuristic store "Green Lawson" (Toshima-ku, Tokyo) on the 28th. Aiming for zero waste with dedicated frozen bento and bento cooked in the store after ordering. It also incorporates remote customer service using avatars that are your alter ego characters.
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It embodies the store creation that the company is aiming for, such as labor saving and environmentally friendly efforts, and plans to introduce highly effective measures to stores nationwide after verifying at the same store.
The frozen lunch box is a change to the specifications of the room temperature and chilled lunch box sold at Lawson so that it can be sold frozen.
Source: Nissyoku (translated from original in japanese)
Malta will receive €21.8 million from the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), the European Commission said in a statement.
Following the adoption of the Partnership Agreement 2021-2027 with Malta, the European Commission has adopted the EMFAF programme for Malta, to implement the EU common fisheries policy (CFP) and EU policy priorities outlined in the European Green Deal.
The total financial allocation for the Maltese programme 2021-2027 is €31.2 million over the next six years, of which the EU contribution accounts for €21.8 million.
The programme will allocate 79.4% to support sustainable fisheries and protection and restoration of marine environments and invest 14.6% in sustainable aquaculture and marketing, the Commission said.
Trade in 90% of sharks caught will now be under control
Fishing warns of the shortcut that ecologists have found through CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) to achieve what they do not achieve so easily in regional fishing organizations (ORP): hinder the extractive sector activity. A route that did not report results for them a few years ago with the bluefin tuna, but that was successful with the mako.
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Since 2012, and under the coordination of the Spanish Aquaculture Observatory of the Biodiversity Foundation, Spain celebrates Aquaculture Day on November 30. It does so with the collaboration of all the agents linked to the aquaculture sector and with a clear purpose: to transfer to society the potential of this activity in our country, its important role in the supply of top quality food; its commitment to sustainability and R+D+i as well as the creation of employment, wealth and well-being in the areas where it operates, both on the coast and inland.
Thus, and to celebrate the dynamism and the commitment to the sustainability of the aquaculture activity in Spain, publicizing both the sector and the benefits of aquaculture products, a series of activities has been organized that I am not today, but in days before and after November 30
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Vietnam's seafood exports reached 10.2 billion USD Viet Nam
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