Wed. Jul 18 2018

Bycatch of King Salmon Called “Relatively Low” by Fish Managers  


Alaska Board of Fish Finds for Salmon Emergencies in Chignik and the Yukon


Giant Tiger Prawns from Malaysia a Big Hit on Alibaba's T-mall Platform  


Sea to Table Says AP’s Fraud Story Was Misleading


FDA Tells NY-Based Food Processors to Stop Food Preparation Operations Due to Food Safety Violations


CPF Tells Customers About Progress in Thailand to Combat Labor Abuse


MLMC Debuts ‘Trap to Table’ Series on YouTube to Promote Start of Maine new Shell Lobster Season  


Maine DMR Awards $340,000 in Grants for Lobster Research  


Wahoo's Fish Taco Part of Ontario International Airport's Redevelopment


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, July 18


Tue. Jul 17 2018

South Alaska Peninsula Fleet Opposes Further Cuts Linked to Chignik Salmon Failure


FDA Issues Consumer Warning About Venezuela Fresh Crabmeat


Gulf Brown Shrimp Catch Forecast Below Average, Says NOAA  


Andrey Teterkin Out as CEO of Russian Fish Company, Replaced by Fedor Kirsanov


2nd Deputy in Bristol Country Sherriff's Office Convicted for Helping Rafael to Smuggle Money


Red Lobster Introduces Early-Dining Specials


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, July 17


Mon. Jul 16 2018

Bristol Bay Landings Continue to Increase Over the Weekend with Naknek-Kvichak Surge  


Seafood News Podcast: MLMC's Matt Jacobson Previews NYC Trap to Table Event  


Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Run for 2018 Now Forecast at 14 Million


CDFW Seeks Input on 2015-16 California Crab Disaster Funding Disbursement  


Bering Sea Crabbers Getting Ready for Fall Season; Last Year's Price Settlements Complete  


Watch the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative’s Trap to Table Live Event  


Italy Threatens to Reject CETA Deal; Canada Confident European Trade Deal will Survive


Bering Sea Fishermen's Association Gets $391,000 Federal Grant for Ocean Cluster Program


JD Fresh Cooperates with GAA to Start Summer BAP Seafood Promotion  


Vietnam Shrimp Farmers to Benefit From Cargill Innovation Center  


Researchers Develop Method to Breed Moreton Bay Bugs Commercially in Tasmania  


EDF Appoints New Senior Vice President of Oceans Program, Executive Vice President of Core Programs


Domestic Production of Russian Mussels, Oysters Skyrockets in Last 3 Years  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, July 16


Fri. Jul 13 2018

Why the China Tariffs Matter to the Seafood Industry


When Will the China Tariffs Go Into Effect? Here’s What We Know


Oregon Ports, Port Orford in Line for Army Corps of Engineers Work  


INTERVIEW: Cargill Aqua Nutrition Makes More Progress in Building a Sustainable Supply Chain  


VIDEO: China Tariff; NFI Issues Statement; Buy Cod For Prime Day; Superstitions At Sea


Six Months of Joint Patrols Derails Illegal Fishing Activities in Tanzania


Chinese Make Their First Deep Water Salmon Aquaculture Installation  


Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance Issues Statement on Passage of H.R. 200


Oregon Seafood Commodity Commissions Get New Members


BAP-Certified Facilities Up 14.3% At Midway Mark


SeaShare Seeking Operations Manager to Support Organization


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, July 13


Thu. Jul 12 2018

Trump Threatens $275 Million Tax on US Sfd Consumers With $2.75 Billion Tariffs on Chinese Seafood   


House Passes HR 200 Allowing More Flexibility on Management Over NGO Objections


UW Take on Bristol Bay Season: Final Catch Could Fall Just Short of Their 33.5 Million Forecast


Chignik Salmon Crash Puts Aleutians East Borough and Bristol Bay Native Association in Tight Spot


Fish Prices for Alaska Show Mostly Increases in 2017


FAO Projects 20% Growth in Global Fish Production and Consumption by 2030


Louisiana Shrimpers Applaud Tariffs on Chinese Shrimp; Want Them Applied Across the Board  


Icelandic Whaler Accused of Killing Protected Blue Whale  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, July 12


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Bycatch of King Salmon Called “Relatively Low” by Fish Managers

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - July 18, 2018

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch … Salmon was the focus of public radio’s Talk of Alaska last week, specifically, potential reasons for poor runs in many regions of the state.

Answering Alaskan’s questions were Scott Kelley, director of the commercial fisheries division, Ed Jones, Chinook salmon research initiative coordinator and Jim Murphy, a fisheries research biologist at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center.

Much of the focus was on depleted stocks of Chinook salmon and ...

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Alaska Board of Fish Finds for Salmon Emergencies in Chignik and the Yukon

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafoodnews] by Peggy Parker -July 18, 2018

The Alaska Board of Fisheries declared the low Chignik sockeye return an emergency yesterday, as well as a situation in the Native villages of Grayling, Anvik, Shageluk, and Holy Cross on the Yukon River triggered by years of low chinook salmon returns.

The petition brought to the Board by the Kenai River Sportfishing Association to reverse the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s decision to allow increased production of pink salmon at the Valdez Fisheries Development Association’s hatchery in ...

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Giant Tiger Prawns from Malaysia a Big Hit on Alibaba's T-mall Platform

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - July 18, 2018

The sales of Malaysia’s giant tiger prawns on the T-mall ecommerce platform has skyrocketed by 10 times last year compared with last year. These prawns are renowned in the shrimp family for their large sizes and tasty meat. T-mall chose prawns which that have undergone various selection procedures in aquaculture and processing to ensure high qualities.

On Nov. 11 last year, 350,000 such prawns were sold, which shows its high status. On June 18, another ...

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FDA Tells NY-Based Food Processors to Stop Food Preparation Operations Due to Food Safety Violations

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 18, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered two New York-based food processing companies –Euroline Foods, LLC and Royal Seafood Baza – to stop their food preparation operations after it was discovered that the facility’s food preparation areas were contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

U.S. District Judge Brian N. Cogan for the Eastern District of New York entered a consent decree of permanent injunction between the U.S. and the two food companies on July 16 ...

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MLMC Debuts ‘Trap to Table’ Series on YouTube to Promote Start of Maine new Shell Lobster Season

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 18, 2018

The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative (MLMC) is making mouths water with their Trap to Table series on Youtube.

To launch Maine’s new shell lobster season, the MLMC hosted an online broadcast event on Monday with four culinary leaders who discussed what it takes to get a lobster from sea to plate. Well, for those who are unaware of Maine’s sustainable fishing practices, the Trap to Table series brings viewers right onto the water with Maine lobstermen ...

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Wahoo's Fish Taco Part of Ontario International Airport's Redevelopment

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 18, 2018

Travelers flying out of Ontario International Airport will now be able to indulge in Wahoo’s Fish Taco.

Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) and food service company Delaware North announced on Tuesday that Terminal 4 of Ontario International Airport is the newest home of Wahoo’s Fish Taco. The chain already has over 60 restaurants across California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Tokyo.

“Wahoo’s has delighted consumers in Southern California for 30 years and we couldn’t be happier to bring the wildly popular brand to Ontario ...

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FDA Issues Consumer Warning About Venezuela Fresh Crabmeat

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton – July 17, 2018

The FDA has issued a consumer advisory warning against eating fresh crabmeat from Venezuela.

At this time, the FDA is advising consumers to avoid eating fresh crab meat from Venezuela, as it may be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Consumers are advised to ask where their crab meat is from if dining out at a restaurant or in grocery stores. This product is commonly found in plastic tubs and may be labeled as “pre-cooked.”

The FDA says that their investigation is ongoing.  As of ...

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Andrey Teterkin Out as CEO of Russian Fish Company, Replaced by Fedor Kirsanov

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [SeafoodNews] by Eugene Gerden - July 17, 2018

Russian Fishery LLC  (RFC) announced the appointment of Fedor Kirsanov as a Company’s Chief Executive Officer as of August 1st, 2018. Previously Fedor Kirsanov held a position of Company’s Deputy CEO. Under his supervision, the Company had launched a large-scale new fleet construction project within a very short period of time.

Analysts have said the company is in the midst of a massive management re-shuffle, as Andrei Teterkin, Director General leaves his post after six years of work. The reason could be the unhappiness of the owner of the company Gleb Frank...

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Red Lobster Introduces Early-Dining Specials

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 17, 2018

Red Lobster on Monday introduced new Early-Dining Specials, including Endless Shrimp® Mondays and To-Go Tuesdays.

Guests who visit their local Red Lobster restaurant Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. can take advantage of the exciting new deals with special pricing.

The complete line-up of Early-Dining Specials includes:
$15 Endless Shrimp Monday – Mix and match delicious Shrimp Scampi, Fried Shrimp and Grilled Shrimp Skewer endlessly for just $15. Served with a choice of ...

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Seafood News Podcast: MLMC's Matt Jacobson Previews NYC Trap to Table Event

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 16, 2018

Matt Jacobson, Executive Director of the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative joins the Seafood News podcast this week to preview the MLMC's Trap to Table event on July 16. Take a listen to find out more about the event and the MLMC's sustainability efforts.

The Seafood News Podcast is available to download via SoundCloud or iTunes. This episode was sponsored by the Seafood Innovation Expo, taking place at the Mazatlan International Center in Mexico from September 6-7. Visit expoinnovacionayp.com ...

 

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Sea to Table Says AP’s Fraud Story Was Misleading 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 18, 2018

In June the Associated Press published an article exposing Sea to Table – a national distributor that guarantees that the products they are selling are wild-caught, sustainable and directly traceable to a U.S. dock – as a fraud. Now, Sea to Table is speaking out and saying that the AP’s story was “misleading.”

“The AP’s reporting has damaged years of effort and takes away from the U.S. fishermen and coastal businesses that desperately need and deserve our collective support ...

 

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CPF Tells Customers About Progress in Thailand to Combat Labor Abuse

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] (Opinion) - July 18, 2018

CPF has announced it will audit all of its suppliers on labor standards, and take action against those who fall short.  The company also says that Thailand has made progress and will become again one of the world's best food producers.  The following piece was written by Ms. Punninee Nanthapanich, from CPF.

Human Rights protection has prompted rising trade barriers particularly labor issue is a must practice to meet international standards for exporting countries otherwise Thailand’s export would be harmed ...

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Maine DMR Awards $340,000 in Grants for Lobster Research

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 18, 2018

The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) announced on Tuesday that they have awarded $340,000 in grants from the Lobster Research, Education and Development (RED) Fund.

The DMR received proposals on research initiatives and awarded six grants for research programs that will “contribute to improved understanding of lobster habitat, stock assessment, monitoring, impacts of management actions on the fishery, and how those can be integrated in a way that informs future management.”

Five of the six awards were for proposals that were submitted by ...

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South Alaska Peninsula Fleet Opposes Further Cuts Linked to Chignik Salmon Failure

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 17, 2018

Sand Point, AK – South Alaska Peninsula commercial fishermen are pushing back on the latest petitions added to today’s emergency meeting of the Board of Fisheries, noting that first, there is no connection between Peninsula salmon stocks and those destined for Chignik, some 130 miles northeast, and second, any further cuts would have “devastating effects on families and communities” in the peninsula east of the Aleutian Island chain.

The Board of Fish will meet today at 1 p.m. Alaska time to discuss a growing ...

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Gulf Brown Shrimp Catch Forecast Below Average, Says NOAA

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] – July 17, 2018

The annual brown shrimp outlook for the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico off Texas and Louisiana was issued by NOAA this week.

The 2018 Texas and Louisiana indices of brown shrimp abundance indicate below average production in offshore waters of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico from July 2018 through June 2019. 

The Galveston Bay bait index forecasts a below average year at 22.2 million pounds from offshore Texas waters. 

The Louisiana indices also indicate a below average brown shrimp season west of the Mississippi River to the ...

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Captain in Bristol Country Sherriff's Office Convicted for Aiding Rafael to Smuggle Money

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 17, 2018

A second Bristol County Sheriff's deputy, Jamie Melo, has been convicted of helping Carlos Rafael smuggle money overseas.  His conviction by a jury in federal district court comes after another deputy, Antonio Freitas was sentenced to a year in prison last October. 

The US attorney said Jamie Melo, 46, of North Dartmouth, Mass., was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States and one count of structuring the export of monetary instruments. U.S. District Court Judge ...

 

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Bristol Bay Landings Continue to Increase Over the Weekend with Naknek-Kvichak Surge

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Peggy Parker - July 16, 2018

Landings continue to surge in Bristol Bay last weekend, marking the week’s catch of almost 12 million sockeyes at about three million higher than the five year average for that week.

Up until late last week, the Nushagak District continued to be the focus of the Bay’s gillnetting fleet as its astonishing return reached a cumulative total of 28 million sockeye as of July 14. The catch as of that date was 20.4 million sockeye ...

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