Wed. Sep 30 2020

Slade Gorton CEO Kim Gorton Testifies at House Committee on Small Business Hearing


Salmon Facing Harsh Market in China  


Russia Experiences Boom of Pollock Consumption


Fishing Industry Pens Letter Pushing for Improvements to the OFFSHORE Act


New England Fishery Management Council Reelects Chair, Vice Chair and Adds Pair of Members


Thai Union Invests in Four Food Tech Companies Through Venture Fund


Tim Ørting Joins Sysco as Executive VP & President, Foodservice Operations – International


Tue. Sep 29 2020

Atlantic Sapphire Concludes First Land-based Fish Harvest in U.S.


SeafoodNews Podcast: The Pebble Tapes, Trump's Surprise Bumble Bee Tuna Mention and More  


Mystery: Foreign Marine Debris on Bering Strait Beaches Focus of NOAA’s ORR


Nation’s Fishery Councils Recommend Ways to Support American Seafood, Improve Coordination with NMFS


Cooke Confirms Infectious Salmon Anaemia Virus at Cold Ocean Salmon Grip Cove Farm Site


Fishermen Groups Concerned About At-Sea Monitoring Expansion


Louisiana Governor Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Fisheries Impacted by Hurricane Laura  


Alaska Senate Fisheries Debate Calls for Questions


Startup Develops Plastic-free, Fully Compostable Packaging Made from Sugarcane


Red Lobster Introduces New Daily Deals to Lure Dine-In Customers  


Japan Fisheries Association to Host Ecolabel Workshop at the Seafood Show Tokyo


Japan Fisheries Association to Host Ecolabel Workshop at the Seafood Show Tokyo


Carthage Crabs Enters Joint Venture With Azzure Mar Seafood Products To Expand Line in US Market  


The Hartman Group's Shelley Balanko on Consumer Buying Trends in a Pandemic


Holland Fisheries Event Launches Online Exhibition After Cancelling October Show Due to COVID-19


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, September 29


Mon. Sep 28 2020

As Climate Change Threatens Maine Fisheries, It’s Not All Bad News for Oysters  


Pacific Seafood Outbreak Update: Company Confirms 94 Current Positive COVID Cases


Bundrant Lauds Departing Senior Executives as Trident Begins ‘Transition’


Court Rejects Pacific Choice Appeal on Non-Whiting Groundfish Quota Holdings  


China Closes its Door to Fewer Shrimp in August  


JAPAN: Retailers Experience Strong Seafood Sales in August  


AQUAA Act Aims to Establish Nationwide Standards for Offshore Aquaculture


Japan’s 2019 Surimi Products Production Lowest in 50 Years  


Leading Russian Fish Producers Looking for Ways to Boost Their Exports This Year  


Norwegian Seafood Council to Showcase Sustainable Fisheries at Seafood Show Tokyo


NOAA Extends Vessel Slow Speed Zone South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, September 28


Fri. Sep 25 2020

ANALYSIS: Hard Shell Lobster Inventory Low Throughout Industry  


REPORT: "Major Outbreak" of COVID-19 at Pacific Seafood's Warrenton Plant


Chinese Health Authorities in Qingdao Claim to Have Found Traces of Coronavirus on Imported Seafood  


Dungeness Crab Makes Oregon's List of Top 20 Agriculture Commodities  


Alaska Fishing Updates for September/October  


Seafood Show Tokyo Implements Coronavirus Safety Measures


U.S. Restaurant Dollar and Traffic Declines Ease in August as Consumers Gain Comfort in Dining Out


Seafood Dealers Allowed Delayed Reporting in Some Areas Due to Hurricane Sally


Fast Response Cutter Arrives on Guam, Named For First Woman to Enlist in Coast Guard, 102 Years Ago


Genova Premium Tuna, King Oscar partner With Chef Marcus Samuelsson and James Beard Foundation


Governor General's Throne Speech Commits to Blue Economy Development


Marel, Fusion Marine Technology Announce New Partnership


Marel, Fusion Marine Technology Announce New Partnership


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, September 25


Thu. Sep 24 2020

Collier Out, Shively Back In as Pebble CEO to “Advance Through Regulatory Process”


Consumers Itching for Night Out but Restaurants Limited with Winter Weather on the Horizon


Pebble Opponents Ask for Halt to Mine, Some Want Lasting Protection for Alaska’s “National Treasure”


FDA, European Commission Take Steps to Resume Shellfish Trade for the First Time in 10 Years  


Alaska's Salmon are Getting Smaller  


Agricultural Consultant Michelle Klieger Breaks Down the Needs and Wants of Today's Consumer


JAPAN: Laboratory Grown Octopus Reaches 500 Grams in Six Months  


RRPK Has No Concerns Regarding Expulsion From Association of Pollock Producers  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, September 24


World's First ASC-MSC Certified Seaweed Products Go on Sale in Korea  


Cermaq iFarm Project Reaches Big Milestone With First Smolt Transfer


Russian Federation Lifts Restrictions on Imports From Chile's Ventisqueros


U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defense Force Seize More Than 12,000 lbs. of IUU Fishing Catch


Wed. Sep 23 2020

SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, September 23


Omega Protein Raises Over $5,000 For Hurricane Laura Assistance


Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association Wins $600,000 Match from U.S. EDA Build to Scale Grant


Vietnam's Pangasius and Bivalve Mollusk Exports Decrease


Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 Now Available for Aquaculture Operations


FFAW Calling For Halt of Royal Greenland's Acquisition of Quinlan Brothers


If Fishermen Can’t Flush a Head in Cook Inlet, Why Should Hilcorp Be Allowed to Dump Toxic Waste?


USDA Signals Expansion of Commodity Buys With $4.4 M Award To Blue Harvest For Atlantic Groundfish


Japan’s Yellowtail July Exports Fell 46% From Last Year  


Moves for NZ's First Seaweed Farms Begin in Hauraki Gulf  


Southstream Seafoods Adds Ricardo Febles to Sales Team


Bumble Bee Responds After Trump's Comments About Throwing Tuna  


Kodiak Could See a January 2021 Tanner Crab Fishery  


Brrrr! Charleston Ice Plant Starts Serving Commercial Vessels; Some Dock Work Still on Tap


ANALYSIS: July Imports Boast New Tilapia Record  


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Slade Gorton CEO Kim Gorton Testifies at House Committee on Small Business Hearing 

On Wednesday morning Slade Gorton CEO Kim Gorton testified at the House Committee on Small Business Hearing about the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on food systems, specifically the harm that the outbreak has caused the seafood supply chain.

"More than 1.7 million Americans work in the U.S. seafood industry, half a million of whom work in the middle of the supply chain, many for small family run companies like mine," Gorton said. "Without us the fishermen's bounty would never make it off the docks....

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Salmon Facing Harsh Market in China

Under the influence of this epidemic, salmon is facing a harsh Chinese market both online and offline. Though they have re-entered some supermarkets and stores in September, the rebound has not come yet, and many industry participants are still struggling. No one knows for sure when the fish can rekindle consumers’ passion.

After interviewing nine supermarkets in mid-September, one Beijing journalist found that salmon sales are still far from satisfactory, and there has been fewer types of products available. In spite of documents to prove safety, many consumers are still worried and...

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Russia Experiences Boom of Pollock Consumption  

The COVID-19 pandemic in Russia and associated negative consequences for the country’s economy has led to a growth in demand for pollock among local customers.   

According to recent statements made by the experts of the Russian Pollock Association (ADM), the pandemic has had a negative effect on the income of local customersforcing them to shift to more affordable fish products. Pollock currently remains sone of the most affordable fish species in Russia, in terms of its cost.

That has already resulted in the increase of pollock supplies to...

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New England Fishery Management Council Reelects Chair, Vice-Chair and Adds Pair of Members

The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) reelected Dr. John Quinn of Massachusetts to serve as chairman and Eric Reid of Rhode Island to serve as vice chairman for another year.

Dr. Quinn will now enter his fifth year as chairman. Prior to his election to chairman, he served as vice chair for three years. Dr. Quinn began his work on the Council in 2012 but has a long history of work with the fishing industry including...

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Tim Ørting Joins Sysco as Executive VP & President, Foodservice Operations – International

Sysco announce on Wednesday that they have hired Tim Ørting as their new executive vice president and president, foodservice operations – international.

Ørting joins the team at Sysco after working with international dairy cooperative Arla for the past 30 years. He most recently served as Arla's executive vice president, international.

In his new position at Sysco, Ørting will be leading the company's operations in Canada, Europe, the Bahamas and Latin America, where he will be overseeing the development and execution of key strategies for growth in these geographics...

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SeafoodNews Podcast: The Pebble Tapes, Trump's Surprise Bumble Bee Tuna Mention and More

A brand new episode of the SeafoodNews Podcast is out on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts and Spotify! This week SeafoodNews managing editor Amanda Buckle talks about the secret Pebble Tapes; Trump’s bizarre Bumble Bee tuna shout out; Blue Harvest Fisheries’ purchase award from the USDA; and the U.S. resuming shellfish trade with Europe for the first time in 10 years.

This episode was brought to you by Urner Barry’s epic online event, the Executive Conference and Global Protein Summit, taking place from October 6-9. Learn more about the event and sign up here.

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Nation’s Fishery Councils Recommend Ways to Support American Seafood, Improve Coordination with NMFS

An executive order, changes to National Environmental Policy Act measures, guidance related to overfishing and a National Seafood Council were among several issues fishery leaders from around the country discussed last week. The biannual meeting of the Council Coordination Committee was held virtually, but hosted by Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council.

Leaders from all eight regional councils had the opportunity to talk with National Marine Fisheries Service managers during the open public meeting.

Subsequent to the CCC's meeting in May, all eight Councils ...

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Fishermen Groups Concerned About At-Sea Monitoring Expansion

Fishing organizations including the Northeast Seafood Coalition are concerned about the potential of universal at-sea monitoring requirements for commercial groundfish vessels the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) is currently mulling.

The Coalition, the Associated Fisheries of Maine and other Northeast organized seafood sectors have raised issues about the cost and effectiveness of the monitoring expansion. Groups submitted public comments on the NEFMC’s Amendment 23 to the Northeast Multispecies Fisheries Management Plan, which deals with changes to the monitoring requirements, the Coalition explained in a press release...

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Alaska Senate Fisheries Debate Calls for Questions

This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Got questions for the US Senate candidates when they face off over fish?

Questions and topics are being solicited for Kodiak’s October 10th debate which is the first to feature the candidates for U.S. Senate.

“It’s going to be an hour and a half long debate between Senator Sullivan and Dr. Al Gross.”

Sarah Phillips is director of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, which has been hosting debates for Alaska governor and Congressional candidates since 1999...

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Startup Develops Plastic-free, Fully Compostable Packaging Made from Sugarcane

W-Cycle, an Israel-based startup developed a plastic-free packaging created with sugarcane waste that is fully compostable and durable enough to hand hot and greasy food called SupraPulp.

The product is also microwave safe and can be reheated in an oven, convection oven or steam cooker.

SupraPulp is patented, field-tested, and an ideal replacement for plastic, aluminium, or foam containers, the company said in a press release. It is made from 100% renewable sugarcane fibers, called bagasse, the dry, pulpy fibrous matter that remains after sugarcane or sorghum stalks are crushed to extract their juice...

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Fishing Industry Pens Letter Pushing for Improvements to the OFFSHORE Act

Leaders from almost 50 fishing industry organizations submitted a letter to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources looking for changes to the Opening Federal Financial Sharing to Heighten Opportunities for Renewable Energy (OFFSHORE) Act.

“These proposed changes would ensure that research and mitigation funds are properly directed and efficiently used, and that federal labor standards are applied consistently to offshore development activities,” the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) wrote in a press release...

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Thai Union Invests in Four Food Tech Companies Through Venture Fund

Thai Union Group announced it has invested in four food tech companies through its new venture fund.

The company said it has invested in Alchemy Foodtech Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based diabetes food tech innovation company; Manna Foods Co, an insect tech and e-commerce company in the U.S.; and HydroNeo GmbH, an aquaculture technology company based in Germany and Thailand.

The first three companies were involved in Thai Union’s SPACE-F, the first food tech incubator and accelerator program in Thailand. SPACE-F was founded along...

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Atlantic Sapphire Concludes First Land-based Fish Harvest in U.S.

Atlantic Sapphire, a land-based salmon farmer announced it has completed the first harvest of commercial Atlantic salmon at its U.S. facility in Florida. The number of salmon was not shared in the company’s announcement but volumes are set to be increased in the coming weeks.

The company announced recently that it expects a harvest of about 10,000 tons annually. In the long-term, the company netted permits that will allow them to produce up to 90,000 tons on site, with a target volume of 220,000 tons by 2031...

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Mystery of Foreign Marine Debris on Bering Strait Beaches Focus of NOAA’s ORR

Something happened this past spring or summer near the Bering Strait that released an unusually large amount of flotsam or jetsam — no one knows yet which it is — on beaches from Shishmareff in Alaska’s far Northwest to Nome and along the shoreline of St. Lawrence Island. Was it a ship sinking, or just someone throwing lots of garbage overboard?

NOAA’s Marine Debris Program and Emergency Response Division, part of their Office of Response and Restoration, is looking into it.  They have partnered with groups to establish ...

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Cooke Confirms Infectious Salmon Anaemia Virus at Cold Ocean Salmon Grip Cove Farm Site

Cooke Aquaculture confirmed over the weekend that Cold Ocean Salmon's Grip Cove farm site near Gaultois, NL, has received positive test results confirming Infectious Salmon Anaemia virus (ISAv).

According to the statement from Cooke, the farm site contains seven cages that are stocked with approximately 485,000 Atlantic salmon. While ISAv is a naturally occurring virus and not a human health or food safety issue, the company is planning to remove the fish using approved and biosecure Standard Operating Procedures...

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Louisiana Governor Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Fisheries Impacted by Hurricane Laura

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to request a federal fishery disaster to be declared following Hurricane Laura.

Hurricane Laura, a deadly and damaging Category 4 Atlantic hurricane, made landfall in Louisiana in late August, bringing with it sustained winds of 150 mph. According to reports, Hurricane Laura tied the 1856 Last Island hurricane as the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in the state.

The hurricane did substantial damage to...

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As Climate Change Threatens Maine Fisheries, It’s Not All Bad News for Oysters

Despite the threat climate change poses to longstanding Maine fisheries such as lobsters and softshell clams, and the harm it already has inflicted on northern shrimp and groundfish, there is one Maine fishery that has seen rapid growth in the past decade and is expected to continue expanding: oysters.

Eastern oysters are native to Maine, and have long been harvested as food along the coast, as evidenced by piles of ancient shell middens found along the banks of the tidal Damariscotta River. The river is where the...

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