Wed. Oct 17 2018

California Spiny Lobster Fishery Closed in State Waters Around Anacapa Island Due to Domoic Acid  


Ugly Crab Campaign Aims to Expand Markets for Old Shell Crab  


AquaBounty gets CA$2 Million Construction Loan From PEI to Build 250 Ton Salmon Production Facility


NOAA Confirms 3rd North Atlantic Right Whale Mortality of 2018


New Nielsen Study Shows Sustainability is an Opportunity for Growth


America Buys More Pangasius and China Exerts Less Influence on the Global Market  


Sen Elizabeth Warren Again Reiterates her Support for Carlos’ Permits Remaining in New Bedford


China Likely to See More Pangasius Price Increases Due to Exchange Rates, Farm Prices  


Captain D’s Opens 29th Location in Mississippi


Tue. Oct 16 2018

Groundfish Forum: Global Whitefish Supply Continues to Decline for 2019  


Alaska Board of Fish To Hear Prince Willian Sound Hatchery Issues Today


With Sufficient Supply, King Crab Becomes More Common and Popular in China  


Ecuador Small Pelagics Fishery Accepted by IFFO RS into Fishery Improvement Program


Stay Ahead of the Curve With Urner Barry’s Seafood Import Workshop, Taking Place This Thursday


Russia to Start Export Fish Sales Through Auctions in Coming Months  


Biomar Opens New Shrimp Research Unit in Ecuador  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, October 16


Mon. Oct 15 2018

The Seafood Industry and the China Tariffs: A Deep Dive Into NFI's Seafood, See Jobs Campaign


Norwegian Food Safety Authority Denies Company Permission for Land Based Salmon Farm


Major High Resolution Study of Global Trawl Footprint Finds it is Far Lower Than Some NGO's Suggest


Imported Seafood Lures More Chinese Foodies, According to JD Report  


Nordic Aquafarms Opens Corporate Office as They Continue to Move Forward with Belfast Facility  


E-commerce Boosts Guolian’s Sales in China


Australian Trawl Fishers Cheer as Massive Seismic Survey Rejected


'Puntada Invisible' Wins WSI Video Competition


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, October 15


Fri. Oct 12 2018

Presentations at Right Whale Meeting Highlight Questions; Issues in Lobster Gear Modification


NFI Communications Manager Lynsee Fowler Breaks Down the Seafood, See Jobs Campaign


Russian Does Not Foresee Crisis Looming in Crab Industry as New Auction Plan Moves Forward  


VIDEO: Mazzetta Sues Over Tariffs; Lobster Exports Surge; China Seafood Expo Sold Out and More


SeaPak Launches On-The-Go Shrimp Cocktail Nationwide  


Traffic Chaos Marks a Difficult Start for Tokyo’s New Fish Market  


New Canadian Commissioner Appointed to the International Pacific Halibut Commission


Northeast Canyon's Monument Defenders Never Looked at Costs, Considered Alternatives (Opinion)


Coastal Villages Continues Education Program that Sends Youth to Seattle


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, October 12


Thu. Oct 11 2018

Mazzetta Sues Government Over Vietnam Shrimp Tariffs; Says Black Tiger Pricing is Not Comparable  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, October 11


Remembering Past Urner Barry President, John Merrill Carter


NOAA Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Traceability Program for U.S. Farmed Shrimp, Abalone  


Red Lobster Reportedly Has a 'Secret' Endless Shrimp Menu  


Chef Barton Seaver Launches ‘Seafood & the Menu’ Magazine


Blue Economy in Alaska Focus of Ocean Technology Sprint (Fish Radio)


China Fisheries Show, Largest in World, Fully Sold Out, with Foreign Participation up 12% This Year


EJF Says Chinese Interests Illegally Own Most of Ghanian Industrial Fishing Fleet; Call for Reforms


Icicle’s Jessie Keplinger Named First Female President of Halibut Association of North America  


ANALYSIS: Chilean Fillets Adjust Lower Amid Record Breaking Fresh Fillet Volumes  


Wed. Oct 10 2018

SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, October 10


ASC, Fair Trade USA Sign MOU to Pilot Fair Trade USA’s Requirements in Some ASC-Certified Fish Farms


INTERVIEW: Responsible Feed Ingredient Sourcing Key to Sustainable Aquaculture Growth


Latest Lobster Numbers Show Continued Surge in Exports to Canada  


Ups and Downs for 2019 Groundfish Catches  


James Beard Foundation Launches “Waste Not” Campaign to Reduce Food Waste


Alaska Snow Crab Increase is Bad News for Their Cousins  


Gray Market for U.S. Lobsters Bound for China but Sold Through Canada Worries Fishermen  


ANALYSIS: New Zealand Mussel Shortfall Endures  


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California Spiny Lobster Fishery Closed in State Waters Around Anacapa Island Due to Domoic Acid

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Susan Chambers - October 17, 2018

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday a commercial spiny lobster fishery closure around Anacapa Island, effective immediately.

State health agencies determined that spiny lobster near Anacapa Island in Ventura County had unhealthy levels of domoic acid and recommended closure of the commercial fishery in the area. The recreational fishery for spiny lobster remains open statewide with a warning from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to sport fishermen to avoid ...

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Ugly Crab Campaign Aims to Expand Markets for Old Shell Crab

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - October 17, 2018

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Alaska crabbers say it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

 

People shop with their eyes and when it comes to crab, shells that are discolored or scarred or covered with barnacles can be a turn off. 

In the Bering Sea fisheries, ugly shells can comprise up to 30 percent of a catch at certain times of year and crab molting cycles.  While the crabs are every bit as tasty a prettier product ...

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AquaBounty gets CA$2 Million Construction Loan From PEI to Build 250 Ton Salmon Production Facility

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - October 17, 2018

AquaBounty, the company developing the first genetically modified salmon, announced that they have received a a construction loan in the amount of CA$2.0 million (US$1.6 million) from the Province of Prince Edward Island. The proceeds of the loan will be used to complete construction of the Company's 250-metric ton production facility on its Rollo Bay site.

It will allow the company to commercialize the sale of its geneticially modified ...

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New Nielsen Study Shows Sustainability is an Opportunity for Growth

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - October 17, 2018

According to a new research study from Nielsen, consumers are looking for sustainability labels when making purchases.

Nielsen’s latest study was completed to get an understanding of why and how sustainability claims are gaining momentum across product categories.  While there are many areas to look at regarding sustainability, Nielsen chose to study three product categories – chocolate, coffee and bath products – to “demonstrate how and where sustainability sells.” What Nielsen found is that overall, sales of certain sustainability claims across all three categories grew ...

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Sen Elizabeth Warren Again Reiterates her Support for Carlos’ Permits Remaining in New Bedford

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Captain D’s Opens 29th Location in Mississippi

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - October 17, 2018

Captain D’s is continuing to expand in Mississippi. The fast-casual seafood restaurant announced earlier this week that they have opened their newest location in Grenada, Mississippi. The Grenada restaurant marks the brand’s 29th location in the state.

“One of the most vital elements of the compounding growth and success Captain D’s has achieved over the past few years has been the continued investment of our existing franchisees,” said Captain D’s Chief Development Officer Brad Reed. “These franchisees continuously push the brand to new heights ...

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Alaska Board of Fish To Hear Prince Willian Sound Hatchery Issues Today

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

The Alaska Board of Fish will hear from all sides on two hatchery issues this afternoon as part of their October Work Session. At issue is whether to accept two Agenda Change Requests (ACR) for consideration this year. They are: 

ACR 1 – Prohibit Valdez Fisheries Development Association from incubating, rearing, and releasing pink salmon resulting from additional egg take capacity permitted in 2018 and cap egg take capacity at the level permitted in 2017. This would mean destroying the additional ...

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Ecuador Small Pelagics Fishery Accepted by IFFO RS into Fishery Improvement Program

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] – October 16, 2018

IFFO The Global Standard for Responsible Supply (IFFO RS) announced that the Ecuador small pelagics Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) has successfully met the criteria for acceptance on to the IFFO RS Improver Program. 

This will allow users of fishmeal committed to responsible supply management to source from this fishery.

The Ecuador FIP comprises 18 Ecuadorian fishing and processing firms and 3 international feed producers, representing an estimated 80% of the country's small pelagic fishing companies. During the IFFO RS IP process ...

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Russia to Start Export Fish Sales Through Auctions in Coming Months

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Eugene Gerden - October 16, 2018

The Russian Federal Agency for Fishery, Rosrybolovstvo, plans to establish special trading areas in the Primorye region for the export sales of domestic fish and seafood, according to recent statements by Ilya Shestakov.

The introduction of auction platforms, according to Shestakov, will make the existing sales mechanism more transparent and will allow the sales of Russian fish at fair market prices.

All the trading platforms will be equipped with modern refrigeration facilities and have special inspection compartments ...

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Biomar Opens New Shrimp Research Unit in Ecuador

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - October 16, 2018

Biomar announced on Monday that they are increasing their shrimp research capabilities with the opening of a new Aquaculture Technology Centre in Ecuador.

The new facility will be focused on shrimp feed, the development of shrimp diets and global farming practices as BioMar expands their production capacity in Ecuador.

“We see a significant growth potential in the shrimp feed segment,” said Carlos Diaz, BioMar Group CEO. “Our new research facilities will help us continue to evolve our shrimp feed range while ...

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NOAA Confirms 3rd North Atlantic Right Whale Mortality of 2018

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - October 17, 2018

NOAA confirmed the third North Atlantic right whale mortality of 2018 earlier this week.

NOAA vessel Henry B. Bigelow reported a whale carcass floating approximately 100 miles east of Nantucket on Sunday. Expert reviewed photographs of the carcass and determined it to be a sub-adult North Atlantic right whale.

Based on the photographs, scientists believe that marks on the carcass are consistent with entanglement. However, NOAA said that it’s too early to “speculate on the cause of death ...

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America Buys More Pangsius and China Exerts Less Influence on the Global Market

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [FishFirst] translated by Amy Zhong - October 17, 2018

Since late August, basa farm gate prices have been on the rise because of Vietnam’s climate and global market situation. The mortality rate of basa seed has increased, while the growth of large ones have been far from satisfactory.

Moreover, the U.S. has started to purchase more basa from Vietnam to replace China tilapia products due to the trade war. If the country’s new tariff policy does go into effect next January, there is no doubt that ...

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China Likely to See More Pangasius Price Increases Due to Exchange Rates, Farm Prices

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [FishFirst] translated by Amy Zhong - October 17, 2018

Basa prices have been on the rise. This benefits no one but basa farmers, while processing plants and Chinese importers are suffering from high risks. Some small processing plants have halted their operations in Vietnam. The situation is also very tough for Chinese importers due to rapid depreciation of the Chinese Renminbi (RMB) recently. Their cost increases and now they have to pay more to buy basa from Vietnam.

Basa farm gate prices have stayed at high levels in Vietnam. The ...

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Groundfish Forum: Global Whitefish Supply Continues to Decline for 2019

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton – October 16, 2018

At last week’s groundfish forum, there were no unexpected developments in global groundfish stocks.  On a year to year basis, it was very much business as usual.

But if you look at a three year picture, from 2017 to 2019, total global wild whitefish production has dropped 4%, with cod down 13.4% over the past three years.

This change in the supply picture has had price impacts in several areas.

First, international cod prices (Barents Sea) have climbed 21% ...

 

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With Sufficient Supply, King Crab Becomes More Common and Popular in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [FishFIrst/Dzwww] translated by Amy Zhong - October 16, 2018

The price of live king crab more than 3.5 kg each has dropped to 90 yuan/jin (1 jin=0.5 kg; $13.02/jin USD) in Beijing on Oct. 5, while that of the smaller ones has declined to about 100 yuan ($14.47 USD) to 105 yuan ($15.19). Though prices are slightly higher in Guangzhou and Shanghai, they still set a new low record, around 100 yuan ...

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Stay Ahead of the Curve With Urner Barry’s Seafood Import Workshop, Taking Place This Thursday

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - October 16, 2018

Urner Barry is heading to Boston this Thursday for the Seafood Import Workshop, a one-day event for seafood professionals to hear from expert speakers and government representatives about seafood safety, quality and sustainability compliance, and so much more.

“With so many changes going on in the industry, so many of us are focused on execution and continuing to build a thriving company in a challenging environment,"  says workshop speaker Michael Lieberman ...

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The Seafood Industry and the China Tariffs: A Deep Dive Into NFI's Seafood, See Jobs Campaign

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - October 15, 2018

There’s still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the tariffs, but one thing is certain ­– the National Fisheries Institute [NFI] is working hard to ensure that those in Washington D.C. understand the impact that the trade war with China is having on the seafood industry.

Listen as SeafoodNews Podcast hosts Amanda Buckle and Lorin Castiglione talk to NFI Communications Manager Lynsee Fowler about the organization's Seafood, See Jobs campaign.

This week’s episode is brought to you by Urner Barry’s Seafood Import Workshop ...

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