Thu. Jul 19 2018

Supporters of Alaska Salmon Ballot Battle Heavily Outweighed by Opponents


Landlocked Salmon Farms Cropping Up In U.S.  


FFAW Calls on New Fisheries Minister to Defend Owner Operators in Canadian Atlantic Fisheries


Marine Harvest Not Recovering Escaped Salmon Fast Enough, Says Sernapesca  


China Continues to Ease Path for Norway Salmon Imports, Rescinding some Geographic Limitations  


Samherji Buys 25% Stake in Icelandic Shipper Eimskip


FAO 2018 World Fisheries & Aquaculture Report Highlights Record Fish Consumption


Russian Ban on Transhipping on Foreign Vessels Could Cripple Fishing Industry  


Kroger Highlights Progress Towards 2020 Sustainability Goals


Lay's Releases Lobster Roll Flavored Chips For “Tastes of America” Launch  


Ocean Cleanup Movement 4Ocean to Pull 1 Millionth Pound of Trash From the Water


Russell Callender Named Director of Washington Sea Grant


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, July 19


Wed. Jul 18 2018

Sea to Table Says AP’s Fraud Story Was Misleading


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  


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


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, July 12


Icelandic Whaler Accused of Killing Protected Blue Whale  


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


Fish Prices for Alaska Show Mostly Increases in 2017


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


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Supporters of Alaska Salmon Ballot Battle Heavily Outweighed by Opponents

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 19, 2018

Two mining companies donated $1.2 million to the war chest of those opposing Ballot Measure 1, sponsored by Stand for Salmon, which protects salmon habitat statewide, according to recent financial filings.

The opposition has raised a total of $7.2 million, primarily from construction, mining and petroleum firms, while supporters of the initiative have raised just over $989,000 according to a July 10 filing.

The measure is on the ballot for this fall’s elections in Alaska.

The total campaign funding is “already ... 

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Landlocked Salmon Farms Cropping Up In U.S.

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - July 19, 2018

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch –

Salmon is now being grown in the nation’s first landlocked fish farm in rural Wisconsin. 

Earlier this month a company called Superior Fresh sent its first batch of 2,000 pounds of fresh 10 pounders to Festival Food stores across the state.  Plans call for an annual output of about 72 tons of Atlantic salmon and steelhead trout from the so called fish house which adjoins a large greenhouse ...

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FFAW Calls on New Fisheries Minister to Defend Owner Operators in Canadian Atlantic Fisheries

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 19, 2018

Dominc LeBlanc has been replaced as Canadian Fisheries Minister in a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Trudeau. The new minister, Jonathan Wilkinson is from BC, and is the first time in around 20 years that the Minister is not from Atlantic Canada.

His elevation means that some BC issues, such as protection of Orcas and relationships with First Nation fisheries will get more attention.  

On the East Coast, the FFAW was cautiously optimistic for a 'reset'.

“FFAW-Unifor worked closely with Minister Leblanc to abolish the Last In, First Out policy for northern shrimp...

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China Continues to Ease Path for Norway Salmon Imports, Rescinding some Geographic Limitations

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [FishFirst] translated by Amy Zhong - July 19, 2018

According to Norwegian media, China is removing its limitations on salmon imports from three counties of Norway: South Trondelag, Nordland and Trom. Salmon suppliers like Leroy and Cermaq have confirmed this news but the Chinese government has not yet announced officially whether domestic importers can buy salmon from these regions at this moment.

Salmon from these three regions had been banned from China in 2015 due to the outbreaks of infectious salmon anemia and  ...

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FAO 2018 World Fisheries & Aquaculture Report Highlights Record Fish Consumption

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton – July 19, 2018

The FAO released their annual State of the World’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Report this month.

The FAO said that total fish production in 2016 reached an all time high of 171 million tons, of which 88% was for direct human consumption.

This also represented a global high in per capita consumption, of 20.3 Kg. (live weight).

“Since 1961 the annual global growth in fish consumption has been twice as high as population growth, demonstrating that the fisheries sector is crucial in meeting FAO’s goal of a world without hunger and malnutrition...

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Kroger Highlights Progress Towards 2020 Sustainability Goals

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 19, 2018

Kroger grocery store has released their 2018 Sustainability Report to detail the progress they’ve made towards their 2020 goals.

“Offering sustainable wild-caught and farm-raise fish is important to our customers and Kroger, particularly because we are one of the largest seafood purchases in the world,” Kroger’s Sustainability Report reads. “We recognize the importance of responsibly-sourced seafood and take steps to ensure that the variety of fish we enjoy today is available for future generations.”

Kroger has four goals focused on sustainable seafood efforts ...

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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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Russell Callender Named Director of Washington Sea Grant

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 19, 2018

NOAA’s Assistant Administrator of National Ocean Service in Washington, D.C., Dr. Russell Callender, has been named as director of the Washington Sea Grant Program. He'll begin the job in September. Callender emerged as the best candidate to lead Washington Sea Grant as a result of an advisory search committee’s deeply consultative process led by Amy Snover, director of the Climate Impacts Group and assistant dean of applied research within the University of Washington College of the Environment.

Callender emerged as the best candidate to lead Washington Sea Grant ...

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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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Marine Harvest Not Recovering Escaped Salmon Fast Enough, Says Sernapesca

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 19, 2018

Chile’s National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service, Sernapesca, has filed a complaint against Marine Harvest Chile following a salmon escapement that occurred on July 5.

A wind storm earlier this month caused structural damage to Marine Harvest Chile’s Punta Redonda site, resulting in “many of the 900,000” fish escaping. The Calbuco Fishermen Federation was contacted to help recapture the escaped salmon, but according to Sernapesca, only about 5.7% have been recaptured to date. The law requires that the company recapture ...

 

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Samherji Buys 25% Stake in Icelandic Shipper Eimskip

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 19, 2018

Samherji Holding has bought all shares of the US investment fund Yucaipa in Eimskip.  The company has a total of 25.3% stake in the company and the purchase price is about 11 billion Icelandic krona. Samherji Holding is a subsidiary of Samherji's foreign operations.

"Eimskip is an old-fashioned company with solid infrastructure, prudent staff and a good operation," says Þorsteinn Már Baldvinsson, CEO of Samherji.

He says that in recent years, Samherji and Eimskip have been widely active in the same areas...

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Russian Ban on Transhipping on Foreign Vessels Could Cripple Fishing Industry

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Eugene Gerden - July 29, 2018

The Russian fishing industry is on the verge of serious losses, due to the recent national Federal Security Service (FSB) warnings to fishing companies about new requirements limiting foreign transport ships and tenders.

The introduction of these new requirements have already been confirmed by the All-Russian Association of Fishermen (VARPE), a public association that unites some leading Russian fish producers.

Previously, such requirements were not imposed if the foreign vessel had the right to operate under the Russian flag and was ...

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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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Lay's Releases Lobster Roll Flavored Chips For “Tastes of America” Launch

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 19, 2018

Can’t get enough lobster rolls? Don’t have easy access to lobster rolls? Well, Lay’s has you covered. The PepsiCo Frito-Lay chip company has released eight limited-edition flavors – and one of these new flavors is “New England Lobster Roll.”

“Inspired by the lobster shacks of the Northeast, fans can now get the flavor of fresh lobster served on a buttery grilled roll,” the description of the new potato chip flavor reads.

The unique flavor is part of Lay’s “Tastes of America” program ...

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Ocean Cleanup Movement 4Ocean to Pull 1 Millionth Pound of Trash From the Water

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 19, 2018

Ocean cleanup movement 4Ocean is set to pull their one millionth pound of trash on Friday, July 20 … less than two years after the organization formed.

4Ocean was launched by Andrew Cooper and Alex Schulze, two surfers who decided to do something about the amount of plastic in the ocean after taking a surf trip to Bali Indonesia. Now, after founding the company in January 2017, 4Ocean is set to hit their one million pound of trash milestone ...

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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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