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Estela Cuesta

Estela is IEG Vu’s specialist reporter on canned foods, covering the markets for a range of products including canned fruits, vegetables, fish and meat.

Originally hailing from the small town of Pastrana in central Spain, Estela studied at the Complutense University of Madrid and worked as a local news reporter before moving to London in 2012. Her interests include photography, video editing and international relations.
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Global skipjack prices down amid raw material supply surplus

There is still limited cold storage capacity for frozen skipjack raw material in the Bangkok area, tuna industry sources confirmed this week. Inventory in coldstores located in traditional frozen tuna export countries to Thailand is also reported to be piling up.

Asia Pacific Canned & Tomato Products

Sri Lanka willing to lift ban on Chinese canned fish

In May 2018, Sri Lanka stopped all canned fish imports from China as worm parasites were found in some deliveries earlier in the year. Sri Lankan authorities believe a prolonged ban on Chinese canned fish imports could be self-defeating for its industry as the country annually imports around 40,000 tonnes of canned fish, China being a key supplier.

Sri Lanka Canned & Tomato Products

Thailand to boost frozen skipjack imports

From January to May this year Thailand increased its frozen skipjack raw material imports - for processing - by 62% compared with the same period in the previous year, totalling 296,180 tonnes worth USD435.7 million.

Thailand Ecuador

South African canner Lucky Star to invest in water desalination

The African fishing group Oceana, owner of Lucky Star label, has installed two desalination plants at its two canneries as well as its fishmeal processing facilities on the west coast of South Africa to cope with water restrictions amid severe drought affecting the area since 2015.

South Africa Canned & Tomato Products

Russia extends ban on EU agricultural produce

Russia’s ban on agri-food imports from the EU, US and other key western suppliers will continue until December 2019, following the signing of a new decree by Russian president Vladimir Putin.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Bristol Bay sockeye salmon catches at record highs

The Alaskan sockeye salmon harvest is halfway through meeting its total catch estimate for the season. Catches at Bristol Bay area share 86.1% of the total volume harvested so far.

US States Canned & Tomato Products
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