Fri. Feb 24 2017

Walmart Backs Global Seafood Sustainability Initiative in Seafood Procurement Policy


MSC Streamlines Assessment in Pilot Program for Echebastar Indian Ocean Skipjack Tuna


High Salmon Prices Offset Sea Lice Losses as Scottish Salmon Company Posts Sales Increase in 2016  


Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Landings Remain Below 5-Year Average in January  


VIDEO: Red Chamber Argentina Agrees to Shrimp Vessel Observers; Iceland’s Fishermen Get Back to Work


Marine Harvest Canada Gets Approval to Buy Gray Aqua's Salmon Farming Assets in New Brunswick


Lemon-Seasoned Crispy Fish and Butterfly Shrimp Headline Church’s Chicken Seasonal Menu


Driftnet Ban Fails to Save Ireland's Atlantic Wild Salmon


Thai Union Training Workers on Labor Rights and Benefits Under Thai Labor Protection Act


Seafood.com News Summary Friday February 24, 2017


Thu. Feb 23 2017

Adak's Seafood Plant Not Processing Bering Sea Cod Because of Damage, Not Over Deliveries Lawsuit  


Russia's Federal Fishing Agency, Director Implicated in Corruption Ring for Upcoming Quota Auctions


Major Ecuadorian Shrimp Producer, Exporter SONGA Gets Four-Star BAP Certification  


Crabmeat Importer, Distributor Bonamar Secures $30 Million Credit Line from Santander


Oceana Says 50% of World's Transshipping Activity Occurs in Russian Waters


Walton Foundation to Continue $32 Million Investment Plan to Boost Indonesia's Seafood Exports


Platina Seafood Names Damien Claire President; Starts Crystal Seafood to Focus on Fresh Salmon  


Seafood.com News Summary Thursday February 23, 2017


Wed. Feb 22 2017

High Liner Posts Annual Sales Decline in 2016 Noting Weak US Demand for Breaded, Battered Seafood


State-Waters Cod Season Opens to Pot Gear as Federal Pot Gear Season Closes in Gulf of Alaska  


White Castle Adds Crab Cake Sandwich to Menu for Lent  


Hello Fresh's Meal Kit Delivery Service Commits to Monterey Bay's Seafood Watch Program


EDF Says Smart Reforms are Key to Global Fish Recovery, Even with Climate Change   (1)


Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday February 22, 2017


Tue. Feb 21 2017

Feds Quickly Exempting Fishery Regulations Stalled by Federal Freeze Order   (1)


Commerce Finalizes Shrimp Duty Rates for Vietnamese Exporters in 11th Review Period  


Grieg Posts Record 4Q Earnings on Strong Salmon Prices, Higher Production  


Mariner Seafood's Jack Flynn Joins NFI's Board of Directors


Leroy Seafoods: High Prices Generate Good Earnings  


Arun Dhar Takes Over Shrimp Research Lab from Don Lightner at Univ. of Arizona  


Texas' Perciformes Group Sends First Harvest of Farmed Sablefish To Washington DC Market


Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday February 21, 2017


Mon. Feb 20 2017

Seafood.com News Summary Monday February 20, 2017


PODCAST: India Carries US Shrimp Imports to Record; Snow Crab Prices Smash Records Before Boston  


Russia's Quota Incentive Program Does Not Spur Crab Producers to Place Domestic Shipbuilding Orders  


Handy Seafood Launches Line of Value Added Oysters in Time for Boston Show


Iceland's Commercial Fishermen Resume Fishing as Labor Deal Gets Narrow Approval  


Effective Management Can Navigate Climate Impacts on the Fisheries


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Committee Chair Refuses to Advance Alaska Gov's Fisheries Tax Hike

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Alaska Journal of Commerce] by DJ Summers with additional material by Peggy Parker - February 25, 2016

Under a budgetary thundercloud, Gov. Bill Walker is trying to squeeze funding from any source. A commercial fisheries tax bump, part of nine such bills in the Legislature, has slowed to a crawl in committee as fishermen decry it.

Fishermen, and House Fisheries Committee chair Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, fear Walker’s tax plan could disproportionately pinpoint the commercial fishing industry while other resource taxes die. To date only one of Walker's tax bills has passed out of committee to House Finance: a fuel tax bill moved from the Transportation Committee on a 3-2 vote. 

Stutes said during Tuesday's hearing that she’ll hold the bill in committee until further study. Yesterday Stutes said she plans to bring HB251 back before the Fisheries Committee on Tuesday, March 8. The last day for verbal public comment will be March 8, with written comment accepted no later than noon on March 7...

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