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The United States
imports the most
shrimp in the world,
accounting for

$3.8
billion

of the export market,
or about one-third
of all total exports.
Source: World Aquaculture Society

Lobster catches in Maine have actually been growing
on an annual basis, Perkins says. That's due at least in
part to the great conservation job Maine has done to
preserve fisheries.
"They have a minimum size which is larger than other
regions," Perkins says. "That allows lobsters to reach
maturity so they can spawn at least once before they're
caught. There's also a maximum size, so if a lobster is
over a certain size it can't be taken, which preserves the
'root stock,' as it were, in the water. And female lobsters,
if they have visible eggs, have to be thrown back and
their tales v-notched, so that when they're caught again,
lobsterman realize it's an egg-bearing female."
That said, there could be another reason for increased
production in Maine, Perkins says.
"Are catches increasing because of all of those efforts,
or because other lobsters are moving further north? Will
we someday see fisheries north of Newfoundland, or
near Greenland?"
In addition to warm waters, ocean acidification, which
has affected shellfish production in the U.S. already,
could have an impact on lobster and crab production,
Fisher says. "It's kind of a one-two punch."

Getting the word out
Communicating the importance of sustainability to consumers is still a work in progress, Perkins says.
"It would be great to have more product identified. But
until consumers start asking for it, it's really challenging,
especially with lobsters."
Some Canadian companies, he says, are banding or
tagging MSC-certified lobsters, and some supermarkets
require that product purchased be MSC-certified - but
then they don't feel compelled to carry the message
forward to consumers.
"The response we get is, 'Consumers are not asking
for this, so why should we pay a few cents more a pound
to do it,'" Perkins says.
To help encourage producers and retailers to promote
sustainability, the MSC launched a consumer awareness
campaign in October with the specific goal, Perkins
says, of helping consumers to understand that utilizing
the group's blue fish logo or another certification tag is
"a simple way to make choices that are good for them
and good for the ocean, too," he says. That dovetails,
he adds, with research that shows more consumers are
demanding sustainability certification.
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Asia and South America
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019
Editor's Note - Planting their flag
Contents
The Wire - Walmart revamping produce departments
Grocery fresh food sales soar
Consumers more interested in sustainability
Plant power
GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES
TRENDING UP
DISPLAY CASE 101
Bakery - Brownies
Deli - Ethnic trends
GLOBAL CHEESES MOVING MAINSTREAM
Meat & Poultry - Nutrition labeling
Value-added
PORK: A VALUE-ADDED STAR
Produce - Imported fruits & vegetables
NEW VARIETIES, NEW MARKETS
Imported fruit: a winter forecast
PEPPERS
FRESH LOBSTER: FROM FOODSERVICE TO RETAIL
Food safety - Employee wellness
Commissary Insider - PEELERS
SPOTLIGHT - ENTREES
RESTAURANT ENTRÉE SALADS INSPIRE NEW FRESH EXPRESS LINE
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Editor's Note - Planting their flag
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Contents
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Consumers more interested in sustainability
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Plant power
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - TRENDING UP
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - DISPLAY CASE 101
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Bakery - Brownies
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Deli - Ethnic trends
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - GLOBAL CHEESES MOVING MAINSTREAM
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Meat & Poultry - Nutrition labeling
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Value-added
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - PORK: A VALUE-ADDED STAR
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Produce - Imported fruits & vegetables
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - NEW VARIETIES, NEW MARKETS
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - Imported fruit: a winter forecast
Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - PEPPERS
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Supermarket Perimeter - December 2019 - FRESH LOBSTER: FROM FOODSERVICE TO RETAIL
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