The Winding Glass is written by John Sackton, Editor and Publisher of Seafood.com News to discuss stories, share comments and opinions and give feedback. It’s a tool for community discussion in our industry-- from every angle. So whether you are crab fishing in Alaska, importing from Vietnam, promoting American Shrimp or cursing those who do, whether you are a fisherman, processor, distributor, foodservice buyer or retailer, scientist or manager, or have any connection to our industry, join in.
Founder of Seafood.com News. I have 30 years in the seafood industry. Started in New England. My work with Baader in the 1980's introduced me to the global industry. Started my own Internet business in 1994. Survived the dot com boom / bust by being honest. Partnered with Urner Barry, and built Seafood.com News into our flagship product. Also do a lot of speaking and consulting on market issues, price forecasts and outlook. Currently I work for both harvesters and processors in the crab and shrimp industry in Newfoundland, and the crab industry in Alaska. My personal goal is to contribute to the sustainable growth of the entire seafood industry - which occupies a unique and special place in the lives of everyone who is a part of it.