Fri. Oct 30 2020

Former Bumble Bee CEO Lischewski Set to Pay State of Washington $100K; Argues Unfair Trial in Appeal


NMFS Files Emergency Rule to Allow West Coast Sablefish Season to Extend Beyond October  


More Pebble Tapes Reveal — Win or Lose — A Plan to Get $Billions From Taxpayers


West Coast Pink Shrimp Season a Win for Landings; Not so Much for Markets, Price  


AquaBounty Technologies Identifies Potential Location For 10,000 Metric Ton Salmon Farm  


Blue Circle Foods Releases Sustainable Pacific White Shrimp Product  


Mexico's Third Largest Grocery Chain Commits to Sustainable Seafood Sourcing


Scary Sea Stories From Kodiak for Halloween


Red Lobster Serves Up Seafood Appetizer Special for Veterans Day


Study: Keeping Big Fish in Ocean Leads to Lower Carbon Dioxide Emissions


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, October 30


Thu. Oct 29 2020

NWAA Issues Challenge to Patagonia and WFC For Their “No Net Pens” Campaign in Puget Sound


New Study: Bering Sea Pollock Moving Between Russian and U.S. Waters More Frequently  


Sernapesca Confirms ISAv in Los Lagos Region, Notifies of Suspicion in Aysén Region  


Pacific Seafood Named the Official Meat and Seafood Provider of Pac-12 Conference


Quirch Foods Completes Merger With Colorado Boxed Beef One Month After Making Initial Announcement


Cadence Kitchen, Flash-Frozen Food Company Expands Menu to Include More Seafood Options


Walton Family Foundation Supporting ChefsForThePolls, Providing Seafood Meals to Voters


Russian State May Provide Subsidies for Exporters of Domestic Fish Products


Earthworm Foundation, IPNLF Partner to Boost Sustainability of Tuna Industry  


SeaAhead, New England Aquarium Pick Startups for BlueSwell Incubator Program


Bear River First Nation to Start Self-regulated Fishery in Nova Scotia


Green Plains and Hayashikane Form Exclusive Partnership


Quebec-based Mining Company Fined $350,000 for Violation of Fisheries Act


Wild Alaskan Company Brings Back Wild-Caught Alaskan Halibut Steaks  


Fishermen’s Expo at Sitka Goes ‘Pot Heavy’


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, October 29


Wed. Oct 28 2020

Russia’s Threat to Bering Sea Fleet Triggers Feds Suggestion: Subscribe to HYDROPAC


New Study Out of China Suggests June COVID-19 Outbreak Related to Cold Chain Contamination


USCG Cutter Alert Completes Marine Resource Patrol; Some Violations Questioned


Health Magazine Names Neptune's Wild Alaska Pollock Jerky One of the Best Snacks of 2020  


USDA’s CFAP Pays Out More Than $7 Billion in Second Round


Check Out Exclusive Online Insights from Metlife, Wells Fargo, and CIH


Blue Apron x Chef Edouardo Jordan Introduces New Salmon Recipe  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, October 28


Tue. Oct 27 2020

Publix, Atlantic Sapphire Collaboration Offers Customers Salmon Raised "In Our Own Backyard"  


State Legislator, Bristol Bay Groups to Dunleavy: “Please Listen to the People and Let Us Move On”


So Far, So Good: Early Tests Show Promise for California Crab Season  


LISTEN: Seafood Companies Sue Trump Administration; 2021 Food Trend Predictions and More


Salmon Permit Values Show Some Ups, Mostly Downs  


Consumers Begin to Venture Back Out to Eat with Cost in Mind


Cooke’s True North Brand Acquires Mariner Seafood


Fish Taco Chain Rubio’s Restaurants Files for Bankruptcy


Orca Bay Foods Issues Recall for Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Halibut Products  


Mowi Appoints Villarroel as COO of Farming Americas Branch


Mediterranean Bluefin Tuna Fishery Achieves MSC Certification


Kerecis Fish-Skin Wound Care Technology to Help U.S. Veterans


Check Out the Latest Updates to COMTELL!


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, October 27


Mon. Oct 26 2020

Minh Phu Responds To CBP Determination That MSeafood Evaded Antidumping Duty Order on Frozen Shrimp  


ANALYSIS: Frozen Salmon Fillets at All-time Lows  


ANALYSIS: Early Look at Stone Crab as Shortened Season Begins  


Watch Us Eat! We Try Korean Seaweed and Abalone Products


Top Chilean Salmon Importer Launches Direct-to-Consumer Salmon Brand  


Russia Hopes to Compensate Unsuccessful Salmon Fishing Season by Increase of Pollock Catch This Year  


Coast Guard Tows Disabled Fishing Vessel Off Kennebunk, Maine


Thai Union Pushes for Climate Change Cooperation on United Nations Day


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, October 26


Coast Guard Saves Two Fishing Vessels Last Thursday, More Than 4,000 Miles Apart


Bristol Seafood, University of New England Partner to Create New Scallop Testing Technology  


Four Manufacturers Sign Tender in Bid to Build Bakkafrost Workboat


Urner Barry's Market Briefing Brings You the Latest in Protein Pricing Insight


Fri. Oct 23 2020

SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, October 23


Pure Blue Fish Creating 82 New Jobs With New Operation in South Carolina


Aker BioMarine’s Antarctic Krill Fishery Operations Re-certified by MSC


Gloucester to Receive $3 Million Grant From EDA To Protect City From Flooding


NOAA's New and Improved Catch Shares Online System to Launch This Fall


EDF's "Everyone's Gulf" Program Provides Virtual Cooking Class to Houston Students


Massive, State of the Art Feed Barge Enroute to Arctic Offshore Farming’s Fellesholmen Site


NOAA Seeking Input on Gulf of Mexico, Southern California Aquaculture Opportunity Areas


Another Month, Another Historic Low in Shrimp Landings in the Gulf of Mexico  


ANALYSIS: Downwards Pressure on the Mussel Market  


Strong Seafood Sales Predicted for Holidays, Lent


Advisory Bodies to SAFMC Have Openings for Commercial Representatives


Capt. Neill’s Barred by FDA from Importing Food into US for 5 Years


Trio of Seafood Companies Sue Trump Administration, Argue USDA Payments Were Aimed at Re-election


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Former Bumble Bee CEO Lischewski Set to Pay State of Washington $100K; Argues Unfair Trial in Appeal

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods Christopher Lischewski will pay $100,000 to the state for his role in the canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy.

In June, the state filed a lawsuit against top tuna canner StarKist and the former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods, Christopher Lischewski over a price-fixing conspiracy which he said took $6 million out of the pockets of residents...

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NMFS Files Emergency Rule to Allow West Coast Sablefish Season to Extend Beyond October

COVID-19's disruption to the seafood industry continues with a tumultuous turn for the primary fixed gear sablefish fleet off the West Coast. Sablefish fishermen made an impassioned plea to the Pacific Fishery Management Council in September, requesting the primary limited entry fixed gear season be extended to the end of the year.

It's the first time in 20 years this sector would not be able to harvest more than 90 percent of its allocation ...

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More Pebble Tapes Reveal — Win or Lose — A Plan to Get $Billions From Taxpayers

Yesterday the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Investigation Agency released two more tapes, a total of about 18 minutes of comments from Ron Thiessen, CEO of Northern Dynasty, the Canadian parent of Pebble Limited Partnership. 

The mine is still in a permitting process, with a mitigation plan to be sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by November 20. But win or lose that battle, the tapes show Thiessen describing a windfall of either $1.2 billion from Alaskarn taxpayers or just under a trillion ...

 

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AquaBounty Technologies Identifies Potential Location For 10,000 Metric Ton Salmon Farm

AquaBounty Technologies is eyeing Mayfield, Kentucky, as a potential location for their new large-scale farm.

AquaBounty conducted an exhaustive nationwide search for their first large-scale commercial facility, and ultimately found Mayfield to be the frontrunner after evaluating approximately 230 sites. The land-based aquaculture company's current operating farm in Albany, Indiana, has an annual production capacity of 1,200 metric tons. The new location will have an annual production capacity of 10,000 metric tons, which is about eight times the size of the current operating farm...

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Mexico's Third Largest Grocery Chain Commits to Sustainable Seafood Sourcing 

With support from NGO SmartFish Rescate de Valor, Grupo Chedraui, Mexico's third largest grocery chain, has committed to sourcing sustainable seafood. The announcement was made earlier this week at the Latin American Summit on Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Chedraui is the first supermarket chain from Latin America to join a global movement of retail companies contributing to the conservation of aquatic ecosystems through their purchasing decisions.

According to Chedraui's senior seafood buyer, Armando Askari Becerril, the decision to adopt a sustainable seafood purchasing policy is part of the company's measures...

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Red Lobster Serves Up Seafood Appetizer Special for Veterans Day

To honor Veterans Day and give thanks to those who have served, those in active duty and the reserves, Red Lobster is offering dine-in guests a free appetizer or dessert on Wednesday, November 11.

Guests may choose their free appetizer or dessert from a special menu that includes the following selections...

 

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NWAA Issues Challenge to Patagonia and WFC For Their “No Net Pens” Campaign in Puget Sound

Northwest Aquaculture Alliance (NWAA) sent an invitation and a challenge to the billion-dollar outdoor gear and clothing manufacturer “to engage with our organization and our scientists to learn the real story of aquaculture—land-based, freshwater, and marine.”

Patagonia Provisions, a subsidiary company of Patagonia, sells high-end camping provisions, including food sourced from producers who meet standards of sustainability set by the company. A variety of wild fish products are offered on their website. 

Now the company has partnered with the Wild ...

 

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Sernapesca Confirms ISAv in Los Lagos Region, Notifies of Suspicion in Aysén Region

The Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISAv) in the Los Lagos region has been confirmed by Sernapesca, Chile’s National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service.

Sernapesca released a news release last Tuesday stating that they had received positive results for ISAv at a farm owned by Granja Marina Tornagaleones SA. Veterinarians with the agency had entered the farm the day prior to evaluate the sanitary conditions of the fish and environment of the center. During that inspection the veterinarians performed a necropsy on specimens “in search of the signology of...

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Quirch Foods Completes Merger With Colorado Boxed Beef One Month After Making Initial Announcement

On September 18 Quirch Foods and Colorado Boxed Beef announced that they had agreed to merge their companies. Now, a month later, the merger is officially complete. 

“With Colorado Boxed Beef and its operating companies now part of our unique portfolio of leading protein companies, we have increased our core domestic retail business and expanded into new geographies and channels,” said Frank Grande, President and CEO of Quirch. “As a result, we are delivering a broader and more diverse product offering, including a number of...

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Walton Family Foundation Supporting ChefsForThePolls, Providing Seafood Meals to Voters

The Walton Family Foundation announced it will work alongside the World Central Kitchen and provide sustainably sourced seafood meals to voters that hit the polls during the early voting period and on Election Day.

The non-partisan initiative is called ‘#ChefsForThePolls’ and attempts to use the pwer of food to strengthen communities. It works with local chefs nationwide to provide meals to polling stations that typically have long lines, strong turnouts or limited facilities...

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West Coast Pink Shrimp Season a Win for Landings; Not so Much for Markets, Price

Call the 2020 shrimp season a muddled mess. The season opened in April, just as shutdowns due to the coronavirus were happening and the future in the face of the pandemic was unfolding.

But while the season may have opened on time, shrimpers on much of the coast held out for 45 days -- both in hopes of a better price and to let the small shrimp, prevalent at the beginning of the season, grow larger.

"But they were borderline to bring in, even after 45...

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Blue Circle Foods Releases Sustainable Pacific White Shrimp Product

Blue Circle Foods launched its Blue Circle Shrimp product which was farmed in partnership with Lanec Corporation. The Pacific White Shrimp, farmed in Ecuador and will offer shoppers a sustainable shrimp option through its online store at a $19.99 price tag.

Lanec is a family-owned farm located on a remote coast of Ecuador which specializes in Pacific White Shrimp farming in its ocean-water ponds with minimal environmental impact and without harm to mangroves.

“We are thrilled to be working with a family farm with such an excellent reputation...

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Scary Sea Stories From Kodiak for Halloween

This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch ---

Tomorrow night is Halloween! Kodiak fishermen shared some of their real life scary stories with Fish Radio.

  • In 1989 I was out on the Marmot W out towards Portlock and it was the middle of the night.  We were hauling gear at about 2 or 3 in the morning, and we wanted to let the gear soak. While I was napping I had a dream – I was in a bar and encountered an attractive woman and she turned into a sea hag...

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Study: Keeping Big Fish in Ocean Leads to Lower Carbon Dioxide Emissions

An international team of scientists say that if more big fish are left in the ocean, less carbon dioxide (CO2).

Scientists explained that when a fish dies in the ocean, it sinks to its depths, sequestrating all the carbon it contains with it. This is described as ‘blue carbon’ or carbon capture and stores in the oceans and coastal ecosystems.

"But when a fish is caught, the carbon it contains is partly emitted into the atmosphere as CO2 a few days or weeks after," said Gaël Mariani, a PhD student at the University of Montpellier in France...

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New Study: Bering Sea Pollock Moving Between Russian and U.S. Waters More Frequently

While scientists have seen a northward shift in pollock distribution in the Bering Sea for several years now, NOAA Fisheries Oceanographer Lisa Eisner said this research is unique. The new study is called "Environmental impacts on walleye pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus) distribution across the Bering Sea shelf" and was published this month in ScienceDirect.

“…[T]his is the first time we have been able to work together with Russian scientists to confirm both the northward shift and the long suspected movement of fish between the U.S. and Russia,” ...

 

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Pacific Seafood Named the Official Meat and Seafood Provider of Pac-12 Conference

Pacific Seafood has entered a multi-year partnership with Pac-12 to become the official meat and seafood provider of the Pac-12 Conference.

The partnership between Pacific Seafood and Pac-12 will kick off during the upcoming 2020 season. As part of the deal, Pacific will be the official partner of the 2020 Pac-12 Football Championship Game, as well as the 2021 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament.  In addition, the seafood company will also receive event signage rights to the football championship game and...

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Cadence Kitchen, Flash-Frozen Food Company Expands Menu to Include More Seafood Options

Cadence Kitchen, a company that uses liquid nitrogen for its frozen products announced it has expanded its range of menu items at over 200 retail partner locations with 11 new dishes including a few seafood-focused options.

The company said it is looking to meet consumer demand for “higher quality, convenience and international variety in-home cooking during a post-COVID reality.”

The new range of items includes a number of sustainably sourced seafood plates. Cadence released its Scallops Carbonara, Lobster Tortellini...

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