Intrafish Podcast



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  • 'Shipping is killing us': Seafood's inflation problems are only getting worse

    11/06/2021 Duration: 22min

    We dive into the huge spiking in shipping costs with a special guest: Holly Birkett, a reporter with IntraFish sister publication Tradewinds, which covers the shipping industry. Birkett explains why costs have risen so dramatically, and delivers some bad news for those hoping for rates to come down soon.

  • Cod farming, climate change and...death threats?

    04/06/2021 Duration: 32min

    Cod farming is making a comeback, but can it avoid all the past blunders? Climate change is taking an increasing toll on the seafood sector, both in aquaculture in fisheries. We talk about just two recent examples, though there are many, many others. And, something we don't often here in seafood: death threats.

  • So are Americans eating more seafood or not?

    21/05/2021 Duration: 24min

    New seafood per capita consumption figures from the US government show that more seafood has been eaten than previously reported. But the reason behind it is complex. We also take a look at the Alaska salmon season so far, and dismal earnings figures for the world's salmon farmers.

  • Copper River is here, just in time for a US fresh seafood boom

    17/05/2021 Duration: 26min

    It's Copper River salmon time! Yes, that annual traditional continues, even during our weird pandemic times. We discuss the outlook, plus some surprising new statistics about US seafood sales and retail, and the USDA's massive purchases.

  • An end to salmon farming as we know it? Plus US seafood's $25 million marketing budget

    07/05/2021 Duration: 34min

    The former CEO of the world's largest salmon farming company predicts that within 10 years, the way the fish is raised will be radically different from today. Is he right? Plus, we talk about the pros and cons of generic seafood marketing.

  • The Hotel California of eco-labels, plus the foodservice shake-up

    29/04/2021 Duration: 35min

    You can get the blue check, but you can never leave? Norway is losing its Marine Stewardship Council eco-label for inshore cod and haddock fisheries. It highlights a big problem with sustainability labels. Plus, Sysco-backed research on foodservice trends post-COVID are going to make for big changes.

  • How to lose $10 million an hour, plus the last word (we hope) on Seaspiracy

    16/04/2021 Duration: 41min

    Atlantic Sapphire, the world's most ambitious land-based salmon farming company, had a really, really bad week. Three workers at its Miami facility were rushed to the hospital, and $240 million was shaved off its market cap. We discuss. In addition, we give (hopefully) our last word on Seaspiracy. The word? Shrimspiracy.

  • Seaspiracy Part 2: Yes, we still have more to say about it

    08/04/2021 Duration: 47min

    The Netflix documentary "Seaspiracy" has sparked a lot of controversy, with heated conversations around the film's methodology, sources and conclusions lighting up the web. IntraFish journalists Drew Cherry, John Fiorillo, Rachel Sapin and John Evans weigh in on the backlash and what the film ultimately achieved. Plus! Bonus segment on a harmful algae outbreak in the Chilean salmon industry.

  • Seaspiracy had everyone excited, until they watched it

    27/03/2021 Duration: 31min

    The new Netflix documentary 'Seaspiracy' left much to be desired as a piece of journalism. With a string of debunked claims and poor fact-checking, the much-hyped show missed a chance to illuminate real issues, and instead served up sloppy vegan goulash. Plus, inside the court battle between salmon farming Mowi and the Canadian government. Join Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry, Executive Editor John Fiorillo and Senior Business Reporter Rachel Sapin.

  • Violence against shrimp farms, plus Brexit and Alaska M&A

    13/03/2021 Duration: 25min

    Is battling armed gunmen on your job description? Unfortunately for Ecuador's shrimp producers, it's an ongoing issue, and companies want action. We offer the latest update on the issue, plus news on Brexit and the latest acquisition in the Alaska seafood industry.

  • Tough times for the seafood middlemen, plus eco-label arguments

    05/03/2021 Duration: 28min

    The big seafood companies made it through 2020 bruised and battered, but some were hit harder than others. Most notably, the world's seafood traders -- many of which sell into foodservice and restaurants -- had an extremely tough time. Is there a future for the little guys? Plus, debating the value of eco-labels.

  • Would you eat 3D-printed salmon? Plus, a look at shrimp's future

    27/02/2021 Duration: 37min

    3D-printed seafood is a reality. Yes, it's a miniscule project and as of now is headed only for a hipster bagel shop in Austria. Still, it's another sign of the changing food landscape, and how tech will play an increasingly important role. Plus, looking ahead at the farmed shrimp outlook.

  • What's the deal with seafood and Lent? Plus shipping and land-based salmon

    19/02/2021 Duration: 32min

    The US seafood industry has plenty of periods where they lift promotions, but perhaps none more than the Lent period. Executive Editor John Fiorillo explains. We also talk shipping, and the disruptions its having on seafood trade. PLUS! Mowi and Leroy jump into land-based salmon farming? Kind of.

  • Who should speak for aquaculture? Plus a category 'on fire'

    06/02/2021 Duration: 47min

    The aquaculture industry has always struggled to tell its story. Maybe it's time to think about how to get more of the experts in front of the world. The IntraFish team discusses it, plus findings from recent business intelligence research showing what retail and foodservice sectors have in store for the seafood industry.

  • Terror attack hits salmon farming; Alaska pollock season's brutal start

    29/01/2021 Duration: 42min

    Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry and Executive Editor John Fiorillo discuss the armed attack on salmon smolt facility and the COVID-19 outbreaks hitting Alaska pollock processors.

  • Aker BioMarine's first female fish mate talks about her "epic" journey in Antarctica

    29/01/2021 Duration: 04min

    This week, Business Reporter Demi Korban talks with Hege Louise Eltoft, the first female fish mate with krill harvesting giant Aker BioMarine, as she journeys through Antarctica on the Saga Sea vessel.

  • End of year extravaganza: A look back at 2020

    18/12/2020 Duration: 42min

    We made it...or at least we are very, very close to making it. Join Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry and Editor Rachel Mutter as they discussed the key stories that shaped 2020. And then let's leave this year behind.

  • The investors driving the future of seafood

    11/12/2020 Duration: 24min

    Join Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry and Business Reporter Demi Korban as they discuss the 15th IntraFish Seafood Investor Forum, which brought together investors and top executives from around the aquaculture, fisheries, oceans and aquatech space, including S2G Ventures, AquaBounty, Pareto, Wells Fargo, Ferd, The Kingfish Company, Aker Biomarine, Stolt Sea Farm and many, many more.

  • Where would you invest your Bezos Billions?

    20/11/2020 Duration: 33min

    Imagine you're the richest person in the world, but come to think $180 billion is more than any one person needs. Jeff Bezos is in that difficult position, and he's putting $10 billion toward fighting climate change and hunger. That includes the seafood sector -- kind of. We weigh in on how he wants to change the world. Plus, futuristic salmon farming concepts and a sneak preview of our 2021 outlook report.

  • Are alternatives to fishmeal over-hyped?

    14/11/2020 Duration: 29min

    Alternatives to fishmeal and oil in aquaculture feed have gained a lot of attention in the past few years. But with commercialization a long way off, is the marketing getting ahead of reality? IntraFish Editor-in-Chief Drew Cherry and Editor Rachel Mutter discuss.

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