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Editor's Note: Change is in the air
By Fiona Robinson, Editor in Chief
May 01, 2008
When this issue went to press the 3-foot snow pack in my
front yard had finally melted and the tulip shoots had just
broken through the dirt. After an unusually long Maine winter,
I relish these little signs - a subtle reminder of change to
Several examples of change can be found in these pages of
SeaFood Business . A few articles mention the farmed salmon
industry, which is engulfed in a PR battle due to
misinformation in the press about farming practices. Peter
Redmayne's p. 12 column summarizes the salmon industry's
evolution with regard to the struggle. This column, combined
with a p. 8 news story about farmed salmon coverage in the New
York Times and a p. 34 feature on the product in the Top 10
Species column, details the mountain of change the farmed
salmon industry faces.
You'll also read on p. 40 about the rebirth of Rockin' Baja
Lobster as Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina. Joan Lang's In the
Kitchen column describes the chain's overhaul, including a
retooled menu, new tagline and streamlined kitchen procedures,
which made its public debut in mid-April.
Yet another transformation can be found in this issue's
Trend Watch column on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's
focus on sodium levels in food. From trans fats last year to
salt today, the consumer's focus on healthful foods continues
to change direction.
Change isn't limited to this issue. SeaFood Business has
published the Seafood Currents e-mail newsletter three times a
week for more than a year and readership has grown steadily in
that time. In April we launched the next generation of Seafood
Currents , called SeafoodSource News . The upgrade includes
international seafood industry news, and the frequency is now
five days a week. To subscribe, go to seafoodsource.com and
click on the "Subscribe to Seafood News via e-mail" link.
Currents began publishing in January to
www.seafoodsource.com, a Web site developed by SeaFood Business
parent company Diversified Business Communications and
technology partner BDMetrics. In addition to news from the
SeaFood Business editors and global sources, SeafoodSource is a
purchasing tool for the global seafood industry where users can
get everything from supplier product information to magazine
articles to species information from the Seafood Handbook .
The name, design and content of the newsletter have changed,
but our commitment to delivering timely news you can use in
your daily business remains the same. And, as with Seafood
Currents , we won't charge you for SeafoodSource News . There
aren't many things left in life that are free.