Other Media | SeafoodSource: Chris Lischewski sentenced to 40 months in prison, USD 100,000 fine
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Former Bumble Bee President and CEO Chris Lischewski was sentenced to 40 months in prison and given a USD 100,000 fine (EUR 88,000) as part of his role in a conspiracy to fix the prices of canned tuna sold in the United States from 2011 to 2013.
The sentence comes after a three-week-long trial in December ended with a jury finding Lischewski guilty of being involved in a scheme between Bumble Bee, StarKist, and Chicken of the Sea to fix the price of tuna. Lischewski was facing a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of USD 1 million (EUR 887,500).
The sentence, according to U.S. District Court Judge Edward M. Chen, is in accordance to the severity of the conspiracy, which was “widespread, pervasive, and affecting the entire industry.”
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource| Read the full articlehere
The Shtandart, a replica of the 18th-century frigate of Russian Tsar Peter I the Great, has been anchored since this afternoon in the Baiona marina. Its presence under the Russian flag has not gone unnoticed in the town due to misgivings about the invasion of Ukraine and the restrictions that have been imposed, also in maritime traffic, but it is not the first time that this 34.5-meter sailboat of length by 6.9 meters of breadth anchors in the estuary. She is a ship that acts as a school ship, in which a crew made up of students and sailors of different nationalities navigates.
Author: Monica Torres / La Voz de Galicia | read the full articlehere
The Government's star measure in fisheries matters, in development since 2020, has materialized. The Council of Ministers has approved the draft Law on Sustainable Fishing and Fisheries Research that will update the regulation in force since 2001 with the aim of strengthening the triple, economic, social and environmental sustainability of fishing in Spain. The norm establishes new criteria for the distribution of quotas in order to optimize their use; commitment to strengthening scientific knowledge through the application of an ecosystem approach; and establish new measures of a social nature aimed at groups such as rederas and shellfish gatherers, as some of the key measures.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | read the full article here
Thai Union joins other industry-leading financial partners to accelerate the expansion of Mara’s proven portfolio of micro-algal products and unique innovation. After investing CAD $10 million as part of Mara's CAD $39.5 million growth funding round, Thai Union will appoint one representative to join Mara’s board of directors.
Mara, based in Nova Scotia, Canada, is one of the world’s leading producers of sustainably grown algae-based bio-products.
Source: The Fish Site | read the full article here
The Global Salmon Initiative, which represents some of the most significant players in the salmon sector, has hailed progress in reducing the use of antibiotics, managing sea lice through holistic methods and reducing marine ingredients in aquafeed, among a range of other sustainability measures.
The GSI membership represents around 40% of global salmon production. The organisation was set up to encourage improvements across the industry and its annual Sustainability Report for 2022 charts achievement on a number of fronts.
Seafood Scotland has reiterated a warning from the salmon sector that proposed changes to the Northern Ireland protocol could spark a damaging trade war with the EU.
Donna Fordyce, chief executive of Seafood Scotland, responding to the statement on Northern Ireland by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss yesterday, said: “Any action that has the potential to upset the still precarious trade movements between the UK and the EU will be most unwelcome for Scotland’s seafood sector.
Source: Fishfarmingexpert | read the full article here
Food 4 Future-Expo Foodtech, the reference forum on innovation for professionals from the entire value chain of the food sector, which will take place from May 17 to 19 at the BEC in Bilbao, celebrates the FoodTech Startup Forum over the three days 2022, where the participating startups will present foodtech solutions for all food industries: meat, fruit and vegetables, fish, dairy, beverages, bakery and snacking.
The Government of Canada, through its Ministry of Fisheries, Oceans and the Coast Guard, reinforces its commitment in the fight against the abandonment of fishing gear and ghost fishing through the call for the third edition of the Ghost Gear Fund. The initiative, in which the fishing sector and other interested parties collaborate, aims to "free our oceans of ghost equipment and create new solutions to reduce fishing waste".
Source: IndustriasPesqueras | read the full articlehere
Every year, unhealthy diets cause eleven million deaths and an additional 420,000 people die from unhealthy foods. In addition, inadequate nutrition leads to chronic diseases that cause suffering and place a huge burden on the budgets of all countries. To address this reality, five specialized UN agencies - the World Health Organization (WHO), the Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Program (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Environment Program (UNEP), launched this past Friday a coalition that calls for action to offer healthy and affordable diets for all from sustainable food systems.
There are signs that European exporters are turning away from the Chinese market, according to numerous seafood executives interviewed at the 2022 Seafood Expo Global in Barcelona, Spain in late April.
Difficulties with port backups due to more-stringent food safety checks and the threat of being banned from the Chinese marketplace if traces of COVID-19 are found on their products have scared some suppliers away from shipping to China.
Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
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