Tue. Apr 24 2018

The Global Aquaculture Alliance Moves to Wild Caught Seafood with Its New Partnership with SeaFish


Tyre Lanier, Father of American Surimi, Returns to Alaska with New Ideas


Seafood News Podcast: Supreme Crab's Mark Laubner Talks Bobby Flay; Plus 2018 Scallop Plan and More  


ADF&G Gets Small Budget Boost for FY 19  


Daley Bros. Criticized for Failure to Tell Province They Won't Open Trinty Bay Crab Plant


Two Alaska Commercial Fishermen Charged With Harassing, Killing Steller Sea Lions


Live Atlantic Salmon Available in Yantai of Shandong Thanks to Oriental Ocean's Aquaculture  


Mon. Apr 23 2018

On Eve of Brussels Show, Russian Pollock Producers Promise Market War in Europe  


Supreme Crab & Seafood Executive Chef Mark Laubner Tells All About His "Beat Bobby Flay" Episode


Northern Cod Fisheries Improvement Project to Aid in Understanding of Stock Components  


DFO announces Newfoundland Shrimp Quotas with further cut in Area 6  


Upper Cook Inlet’s Commercial Herring, Smelt Fisheries Pay Big Bucks to Fishermen  


Guangxi Designates Trains to Deliver Seafood from ASEAN Countries to Northern China  


Oregon Sens. Wyden, Merkley Call on Administration to Maintain Funding for Sea Grant Programs


CDFW Opens More Northern Area to Rock Crab Fishing in California  


Another Study Shows How Eating Fish Supports Brain Health, Prevents Parkinson's


Hunchun City Develops Seafood Resources to Become Distribution Hub for NE Asia  


Research Models How Deadly Virus Moves Among Columbia River Salmon, Trout  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, April 23


Fri. Apr 20 2018

Coastal Villages Fund Sponsors New Report to Reopen Question of Fish Allocations Among CDQ Groups


Jackie Ventola Attorneys Claim Jail Sentence Would Lead to Demise of National Fish


A Short History of National Fish and Seafood, as Described by Jack Ventola Attorneys


China, Norway Work On Better Seafood Trade Relations, More Direct Flights  


VIDEO: British Sustainable Seafood; Houston Restaurants Caught; Norovirus Outbreak; Scallop Plan


Earth Day: What's Trashing Our Oceans?


Florida Keys 'Who Caught It?' Campaign Aims to Stop Seafood Fraud


Portion of Louisiana Offshore Waters Opening April 24 For Shrimp Season  


Norwegian Seafood Council Launches "Seafood From Norway" Quality Logo  


Norwegian Government Rejects Marine Harvest's Cargo Ship Fish Farm Concept  


South Australian Sardine Fishery Begins Assessment For MSC Certification  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, April 20


Thu. Apr 19 2018

Opinions Far Apart on Upcoming Newfoundland Northern Cod Quota; With Decision Up to Minister  


NOAA Gives Final Approval to 2018 Scallop Plan Which Will Result in 60 Million Lb. Harvest  


Ice Still Holding up Crab Fishery Around PEI and New Brunswick  


NFI Red Crab Council Implementing First FIP in China Thanks to New MoU With CAPPMA, O2


Newfoundland Keeps its Lobster Price Formula for Another Year, in Victory for Harvesters  


New ISSF Report Gives Tuna Purse Seine Fleet Recipe For Becoming MSC Certified


Herring and Smelt Fisheries at Cook Inlet Fetch Nice Prices  


Hawaiian Businesses Could Lose Billfish Sales to Mainland Under Proposed Federal Bill  


Novia Scotia Lobstermen Seeking Response From DFO on Industry-Led By-Catch Monitoring Program  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, April 19


UK Aldi's Offer Largest Percentage of Sustainable Seafood


Wed. Apr 18 2018

SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, April 18


Sustainable Shark Alliance Condemn Fin Ban, Push For Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act  


Senator John Kennedy Wants President Trump to Add Chinese Crawfish, Shrimp to Tariff List  


US Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank Waiting on MSC Final Consultation for Haddock, Pollock and Redfish  


INTERVIEW: Aqua Industry Must Adapt to Deceleration, Says BioMar VP


Increase in Ukraine's Fish Imports Likely to Lead to Pollock, Whiting Opportunities for US  


Price Quotations for Alaska 5-8 Snow Crab Restarted by Urner Barry for First Time Since 2016  


Seafood Volume Sales Flat, But Bright Spots for Fresh Shrimp, Scallops and Flounder  


NOAA Tells NE Management Council That Sectors 7 and 9 Plans May Not be Approved Until Mid-Summer


Seafood Companies in Zhejiang Developing New Markets at Home and Abroad  


CPF Acquires 40% Stake Brazil's Camanor for $17.5 million; Company Leads Shrimp Innovation in Brazil  


Ross Hails NMFS Transfer of Red Snapper Management to States, Ocean Conservancy Not As Thrilled


Memorial Service Remembers Wilburn Hall, Pioneer in Dungeness and King Crab, who Died at 98


Tue. Apr 17 2018

SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, April 17


SalMar Acquires MariCulture, Developing Smart Fish Farm  


New England Council to Take up Issue of New Bedford Sectors IX and VII on Wednesday


B.C. Norovirus Outbreak Expands from 40 to 126 Cases  


Japan's Marine Eco Label (MEL) Will Announce Intention to Get Benchmarked by GSSI at Brussels Show


Salmon vs. Goliath in Fight for Habitat Protections  


Japan Culinary Program Gives Foreign Chefs Chance to Promote Japanese Cuisine


Vinh Hoan’s Onigiri Rice Balls Finalist For Seafood Excellence Global Awards  


Applebee’s Adds Shrimp, Salmon to Bigger, Bolder Grill Combos Offer  


Norwegian 'Linchpin' of China's Salmon Business, Partner with SalMar, Detained Over Smuggling


Many Fishermen Believe Coast Wide Halibut Science is Out of Whack  


GSSI Now has 50 Funding Partners, with Addition of Seattle Fish and Glacier Fish


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The Global Aquaculture Alliance Moves to Wild Caught Seafood with Its New Partnership with SeaFish

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton  April 24, 2018

The Global Aquaculture Alliance and the UK SeaFish Authority announced in Brussels today that the GAA would take over the SeaFish Responsible Fishing Scheme and make it global.

This will entail the GAA setting up a wild catch monitoring scheme that will be called Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) Program.

The move is a radical way to incorporate crew safety and labor standard within overall seafood certification.

The Seafish responsible fishing scheme grew out of UK Seafood Buyers demands to address reports of labor abuse on fishing vessels.  Working collaboratively Seafish developed a third party certification tool for social responsibility issues. 

The RFS is a voluntary program that certifies crew welfare and catching practices on board fishing vessels.  It provides evidence that seafood landed by a vessel has been responsibly harvested, handled, and preserved to industry agreed best practice standards.

The board of Seafish put out a tender offer ..

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Tyre Lanier, Father of American Surimi, Returns to Alaska with New Ideas 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [APN]  by Elizabeth Jenkins - April 24, 2018

by Lauren Rosenthal KUCBWhen people think of Alaska seafood, salmon and halibut come to mind. But the state also produces a lesser-known fish product sought after all around the world: surimi, the base for imitation crab.

Now the guy who helped establish surimi in America — more than 30 years ago — is on a mission to improve how it’s made.

Tyre Lanier is a food scientist at at North Carolina State University, where he’s been since the 1970s. He has a background in the science of hot dogs.

So, working on seafood initially was a bit of a stretch for him.

“I started off trying to make hot dogs out of fish believe it or not,” Lanier said. “Then I heard about surimi.”

Or as Lanier refers to it, “the hot dog of sea.”

For thousands of years, surimi seafood has been part of Japanese cuisine. Sometimes referred to as kamaboko, it comes in a variety of flavors

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Seafood News Podcast: Supreme Crab's Mark Laubner Talks Bobby Flay; Plus 2018 Scallop Plan and More

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 24, 2018

On this week’s episode of the Seafood News podcast hosts Nicole Christie and Amanda Buckle talk to Supreme Crab & Seafood chef Mark Laubner about his experience on "Beat Bobby Flay." Get some behind-the-scenes scoop on the fan-favorite Food Network show. Plus, we talk about one of the survivors of the Alaska Ranger changing his story 10 years after the vessel sank, take a look at seafood volume sales, and ...

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Daley Bros. Criticized for Failure to Tell Province They Won't Open Trinty Bay Crab Plant

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [Compass]  by Andrew Robinson Aril 24, 2018

The Trinity South community of New Harbour is facing an unheard-of predicament, as Daley Brothers has decided not to open the local fish plant for the 2018 harvesting season.

News of the company’s intentions began to trickle through the community over the weekend after employees began receiving notices from Daley Brothers informing them of the company’s decision.

Reached by The Compass Monday afternoon, provincial Fisheries Minister Gerry Byrne said he first heard from concerned workers on Saturday, April 21. The workers said they were surprised equipment at the plant was not being set up for processing as it normally would this time of year.

“Little did I know that there was actually more to the problem than what was identified to me on Saturday,” he said, noting workers who received notice ..

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Two Alaska Commercial Fishermen Charged With Harassing, Killing Steller Sea Lions

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 24, 2018

Jon Nicholas, a captain of the F/V Iron Hide, and Theodore “Teddy” Turgeon, a deckhand on the Iron Hide, have been charged with harassing and killing 15 Steller sea lions.

The sea lions were found dead during the opening of the 2015 Copper River salmon season. Nicholas reportedly ordered his crew, including Turgeon, to shoot at Steller sea lions while fishing in the Copper River fishing district. According to reports, Nicholas would ...

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Live Atlantic Salmon Available in Yantai of Shandong Thanks to Oriental Ocean's Aquaculture

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - April 23, 2018

Atlantic salmon are swimming freely inside the aquaculture facility of Oriental Ocean, an aquatic company in Yantai of Shandong. This is the first time live salmon have appeared in China. Now locals can get access to very fresh salmon meat.

Salmon are mostly raised in sea cages abroad, but some overseas companies have been challenged by problems of diseases, parasites, high cost and limitation of supply in recent years. It is likely that Oriental Ocean’s indoor industrialized aquaculture will  ...

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DFO announces Newfoundland Shrimp Quotas with further cut in Area 6

EAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton April 23, 2018

The Canadian DFO announced shrimp quotas for 2018.  As the industry expected, there was another significant cut in Area 6, the primary location of Newfoundland’s inshore shrimp harvests.

The area 6 quota will be 8730 metric tons, down 16% from 2017.  This is in line with industry expectations.

Further North, some quotas increased.  Area 5 will have a TAC of 25,630 tons, and area 4 will get 15,725 tons, along with a bycatch quota for montagui of 4,033 tons, which is unchanged.

For area 6, 6,076 tons will go to the inshore fleet; 2,017 tons to offshore, and SABRI, the Innu Nation, and Fogo Island will all get small specified quotas from the remainder.

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Guangxi Designates Trains to Deliver Seafood from ASEAN Countries to Northern China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Dayoo] translated by Amy Zhong - April 23, 2018

According to the Nanning office of China Railway on April 13, 1,209 containers of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) seafood weighing 31,000 tons were transferred to northern China from Fangchenggang by cold chain trains since their operation. These trains started in February 2016 and they delivered live foreign seafood to the Beijing train station. With increasing demand for such seafood in northern China, now Guangxi has cold chain delivery systems to connect ASEAN countries with ...

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Another Study Shows How Eating Fish Supports Brain Health, Prevents Parkinson's

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 23, 2018

A new study from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shines more light on the link between consumption of fish and better long-term neurological health. 

Parvalbumin, a protein found in great quantities in several different fish species, has been shown to help prevent the formation of certain protein structures closely associated with Parkinson's disease.

Fish has long been considered a healthy food, linked to improved long-term cognitive health, but the reasons for this have been unclear ...

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Hunchun City Develops Seafood Resources to Become Distribution Hub for NE Asia

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - April 23, 2018

With limited seafood resources, Hunchun city of Jilin province has developed the local aquatic industry with seafood resources from neighboring countries like Russia. It has attracted many seafood companies with its easy access to resources and markets at home and abroad. Now this city has become a seafood distribution region of great importance in Northeast Asia.

Wang, the general manager for Hehe seafood market, is among the first importers in Hunchun to buy seafood from Russia ...

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ADF&G Gets Small Budget Boost for FY 19

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio With Laine Welch] - April 24, 2018

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch. The commercial fisheries budget is set for a boost.

The commercial fisheries division is in line for a slight increase to its $69 million operating budget that will benefit projects around the state.

The budget, plus a nearly one million dollar increment, added by Representative Dan Ortiz of Ketchikan, was passed by Alaska  lawmakers.

“The amount is the same, the projects are the same, but the house version had them in our ...

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On Eve of Brussels Show, Russian Pollock Producers Promise Market War in Europe

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] By Eugene Gerden - April 23, 2018

The vice-president of the Russian Pollock Association (RPA), Alexei Buglak, says that Russian producers expect low prices to help them continue to rapidly expand their share of single frozen pollock markets in Europe.

He says that the US media and US pollock producers have continued their attacks on Russian pollock, especially since the fishery achieved MSC certification in 2013.

He said the pressure on Russian fisherman has significantly increased after granting ...

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Supreme Crab & Seafood Executive Chef Mark Laubner Tells All About His "Beat Bobby Flay" Episode

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - April 23, 2018

“Beat Bobby Flay” is a Food Network competition series that pits chefs from around the country against celebrity chef Bobby Flay. Earlier this month, viewers watched as Supreme Crab & Seafood executive chef Mark Laubner competed against Flay to gain bragging rights. And although he couldn’t pull off the win, he did put up a good fight, and is now spilling secrets from the Food Network set.

“At first I thought it was spam,” Laubner told Seafood News ...

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Northern Cod Fisheries Improvement Project to Aid in Understanding of Stock Components

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 23, 2018

A new Northern Cod Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) will help researchers understand Northern Cod stock components and their movement along the slope of the continental shelf, as well as their inshore offshore migration patterns.

The project is being led by the Groundfish Allocation Council (GEAC) and the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) in an effort to “enable more effective stock assessment modeling and management measures to control fishing mortality.” Acoustic receivers will be dropped in waters off Eastern Canada and acoustic tags will be placed on ...

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Upper Cook Inlet’s Commercial Herring, Smelt Fisheries Pay Big Bucks to Fishermen

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - April 23, 2018

Two commercial fisheries open each spring at Upper Cook Inlet that attract little notice and few participants, but each pays big bucks to fishermen.

The first is a food and bait herring fishery that runs from April 20 through the end of May. The 150 ton catch quota is small compared to most of Alaska’s other herring fisheries, but the payout is far higher than all others.

“They get $1.00 to $1.50 a pound ...

 

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Oregon Sens. Wyden, Merkley Call on Administration to Maintain Funding for Sea Grant Programs

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - April 23, 2018

Oregon’s U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Democrats, joined 24 of their colleagues in urging the administration to reconsider its plan to eliminate funding for the National Sea Grant program in the president’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget.

“As senators from some of the states with Sea Grant programs, we see firsthand how this federal investment is leveraged locally to bring immense returns to coastal communities, fishermen, universities, and students,” the senators wrote to members of the ...

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CDFW Opens More Northern Areas to Rock Crab Fishing in California

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] By Susan Chambers - April 23, 2018

California rock crab fishermen will be able to fish in more areas thanks to dropping levels of domoic acid.

Following the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday it will extend the area open to commercial rock crab fishing from the Sonoma/Mendocino County line to near the Mendocino/Humboldt County line at 40° 00.00 ‘ N. Lat. This will open all commercial rock crab fishing from  ...

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