Louisiana Shrimp Processors Report Huge Drops In Production

November 29, 2012 Staff Reporter, WAFB

After an impressive catch after Hurricane Isaac, seafood processors in Louisiana say shrimp production has slowed to a crawl.

Top Lobster Scientists Gather For Maine Symposium

Top lobster scientists are meeting to look at fundamental changes that have affected lobsters in recent years after a summer that featured a potentially record-breaking haul in Maine and Canada and a crash in wholesale prices.

PEIFA Supports Promotion Of PEI Lobster

The Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association supports the efforts of Fisheries Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Ron McKinley in his promotion of Prince Edward lobster and other Island seafood products.

Research Report: Beef & Pork Wholesaling In The US Industry Mark

November 29, 2012 IBISWorld Inc.

Over the past five years, the Beef and Pork Wholesaling industry has had a hard time selling premium meats, especially during the recession. Though downstream customers generally maintained the quantity of meat they purchased, they often opted to buy lower-quality products, and the lower margins realized on such sales hurt profit growth; margins remained virtually flat over the five-year period. Besides financial limitations, health concerns have also challenged the industry. Increasingly, health-conscious consumers have sought to reduce their fat intake and lower their risk of heart disease. “Because red meat options are considered unhealthy, regardless of quality, consumers have been shifting toward protein sources outside of this industry, such as poultry and seafood,” says IBISWorld industry analyst Josh McBee.

International Meat Expo To Offer Free Educational Programs To Attendees

November 29, 2012 American Meat Institute

The American Meat Institute (AMI) has announced the complete schedule of free education programs at the International Meat Expo (IME). The programs will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, as part of the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) from Tuesday, January 29 to Thursday, January 31, 2013.