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Unsustainable Salmon Farming Cost US$47 Billion In Losses Since 2013, Report Finds

4 Mins Read Salmon aquaculture is leading to devastating consequences on our natural environment, from harming marine ecosystems via pollution, to the high stocking densities that are causing fish mortality rates skyrocket, leading to negative costs amounting to US$47 billion since 2013. Researchers say that these findings, published in a new report, should serve as a warning to […]

Ocean Hugger Relaunches With Nove For Global Plant-Based Seafood Roll Out In 2021

4 Mins Read Plant-based seafood maker Ocean Hugger Foods has announced its return, partnering up with Bangkok-based Nove Foods to roll out its products globally in 2021. The company, which was forced to shut down its operations due to the coronavirus pandemic last year, will work with Nove Foods, whose distribution spans 30 countries, to reenter the alternative […]

Seafood Giant Thai Union To Launch Plant-Based Shrimp This Year

4 Mins Read Thai Union, one of the biggest seafood producers globally, has revealed its plans to launch plant-based shrimp in 2021 as it pivots in response to demand from consumers. The company made its first foray into plant-based seafood last year, and says it will be continually developing more fish-free alternatives, which will primarily cater to foodservice […]

Plant-Based Seafood Startup Novish Nets Investment From Fast Food Group

3 Mins Read Plant-based seafood startup Novish has secured funding from QSR Platform SCA (QSRP), a major fast food platform that lists the Burger King franchise in four European markets and French tacos chain O’Tacos among its brands. The strategic investment will accelerate the roll-out of Novish’s line of plant-based fish products across QSRP subsidiaries NORDSEE, a European […]

Dutch Plant-Based Pioneers Schouten Enters Alt Seafood With New Vegan Tuna

3 Mins Read Schouten, the Dutch company that has been specialising in developing plant-based proteins since the 1990s, has recently debuted its latest product: vegan tuna. It marks the first time the firm has entered the plant-based seafood alternatives space, which is expected to undergo major growth as more companies tap into fish-free innovation.  Schouten has recently launched […]

New Wave Foods Closes US$18M Series A To Bring Plant-Based Shrimp To Market

4 Mins Read Plant-based seafood maker New Wave Foods has bagged US$18 million in a Series A round as the company gears up to launch its products on the market. Using the funding to accelerate its scale up plans, the company says that it will first introduce its plant-based shrimp to consumers via foodservice channels before expanding its […]

Top 13 Alt Protein Trends: Our 2021 Industry Predictions

11 Mins Read 2020 was a challenging and unexpected year, and most of the world was brought to its knees by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s been almost 12 months of bad, sad news and traumatic moments. But for the alt protein industry, 2020 has been an incredible year! While the pandemic made life far more difficult for billions, […]

Hooked Foods Raises US$600K To Fuel Plant-Based Tuna Launch Across Sweden

3 Mins Read Hooked Foods, the Swedish food tech behind the world’s first plant-based shredded salmon, has announced that it has raised SEK 5 million (US$600,000) in funding ahead of its nationwide launch of Toona, their vegan-friendly tuna product. Rolling out in restaurants across Sweden in Spring 2021, the startup revealed it also has long-term plans to bring […]

Hong Kong’s Avant Meats Closes US$3.1M Seed Round To Commercialise Cultivated Fish In 2021

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based Avant Meats, the city’s only startup working on cell-based protein, has just closed a US$3.1 million seed funding round. Avant received backing from prominent regional and international investors, including the chairman of the world’s largest responsible tilapia producer. The food tech says that the financing will help accelerate its scale-up plans towards the […]

Hong Kong’s Avant Meats Debuts Asia’s First Cultivated Fish Fillet

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based cell-based food tech Avant Meats has just unveiled its cultivated fish fillet in a regional first. The cultured fish fillet grown by the startup has been showcased in a cooking demonstration led by the city’s renowned private chef and culinary expert Chef Eddy in a fried fillet burger.  Announcing the news on Wednesday […]

Ocean Fish Stocks To Plummet As People Quit Meat & Choose Seafood Instead

3 Mins Read As more people begin to lower their meat consumption, many are choosing to eat fish instead – a trend that will alarmingly speed up the rate at which our oceans will be completely depleted. Current projections say that the world’s stocks of fish will collapse by 2050, making food solutions such as alternative proteins even […]

The Most Exciting Alt Seafood Startups According To A Food Tech Investor

3 Mins Read Editor’s Note: It’s the worst time in history for our oceans. They are filled with plastic, covered in dead zones caused by human pollution, dominated by hugely unethical fishing supply chains… Sealife doesn’t stand a chance and by now, most of us will have heard the dire prediction that we will run out of fish […]

Asian Conservation Groups Join Global Coalition To Protect All Aquatic Animals

2 Mins Read Several major conservation groups in Asia have joined the Coalition for Aquatic Conservation (CAC), a global movement led by the Aquatic Life Institute dedicated to protecting and improving the welfare of all aquatic animals. With most of the world’s aquaculture production and fishing fleets situated in Asia, the participation from the region’s conservation groups is […]

Good Catch Foods Opens 42,500 Square Foot Plant-Based Seafood Facility

3 Mins Read Gathered Foods, the parent company of plant-based seafood food tech Good Catch Foods, has just announced the opening of its new 42,500 square foot facility in the U.S. state of Ohio. The new manufacturing plant will produce the brand’s vegan fish-free tuna, crab cakes, fish cakes and fish burgers and will position the brand for […]

GFI Launches New Data Navigation Tool To Support Alt Seafood Innovation

2 Mins Read Good Food Institute’s (GFI) has recently launched PISCES, a new data navigation tool that aims to serve as a one-stop resource for researchers and food tech startups pursuing plant-based and cultivated seafood alternatives. It is created by the GFI’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SSI), an initiative to accelerate innovation and commercialisation of sustainable, ethical, safe and […]

Plant-Based Food Tech Kuleana Is Making All Your Favourite Sushi Fish-Free

3 Mins Read San Francisco-based food tech Kuleana is developing sushi-grade plant-based fish alternatives, from bluefin tuna to salmon. Seeing a gap in the market when it comes to next-level substitutes of cuts of raw fish, the startup coming from Y Combinator’s summer cohort hopes that its vegan-friendly seafood analogues can help disrupt the traditional seafood industry and […]