Tue. Apr 23 2024

Seafood Expo Global 2024: Day 1 Photos From The Barcelona Show Floor


Seafood Expo Global 2024: Gimar and Seafood Planet Wow With Salmon Sneakers


Seafood Expo Global 2024: Vici Changing The Surimi Game With Deli-Meat Style Slices  


ANALYSIS: Is the Frozen Tuna Market Poised for A Rebound?  


Nutreco & EW Group’s Blue Future Invest in Icelandic Salmon Producer LAXEY  


Sweden Says Dead Fish Incident Last Summer May Be Connected to Feed  


WDFW Names New Director for Coastal Region


Mon. Apr 22 2024

Seafood Expo Global 2024: 6 Events You Can’t Miss At The Barcelona Show


PODCAST: NL Snow Crab and Lobster, Peter Pan’s Surprising Update, Seafood Expo Global Preview


ANALYSIS: Canadian Snow Crab Start of the Gulf Season Begins 32 Percent Higher Than Last Year  


DOC’s Raimondo Declares Three More Fishery Disasters for Salmon in Alaska and Washington  


South Korea Opens Market to Brazilian Shrimp and Animal By-Products  


American Seafoods Releases Annual Sustainability Report  


CDFW, Tribes Release First Hatchery Salmon That Will Return After Klamath Dam Removal  


Seafoodnews.com Summary Monday, April 22


Fri. Apr 19 2024

Ecuador’s Shrimp Industry Impacted By Power Crisis  


Once Again, Feds Deny Request for Emergency Action on Bering Sea Chinook Salmon Bycatch


2024 Snow Crab Landings Update For NL, Gulf and Maritimes Region As of April 19  


Nordic Aqua Partners Completes First Harvest of Atlantic Salmon At Gaotang, China Facility  


Russian Salmon Sector Booming These Days  


King Oscar and HRH the Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Work to Improve Norwegian Seafood Industry


Researchers Announced Japan’s Coastal Fishing Grounds Moving Northward Since the Late 1800s


Seafoodnews.com Summary Friday, April 19


Thu. Apr 18 2024

VIDEO: Newfoundland Snow Crab and Lobster; Peter Pan Halts Operations


Bringing Offshore Wind Knowledge to Oregon: New Sea Grant Staff Will Facilitate Community Engagement


Farmed Atlantic Salmon Spot Prices Rise in Chile and Norway in March  


NPFMC Issues “Notice of Council Action” on Chum Salmon Bycatch in Bering Sea Pollock Fishery


Puget Sound Tribe to Receive $206K in Federal Salmon Disaster Funding


Asda Issues Recall Of Incorrectly Coded Cooked And Peeled King Prawns  


Australian Rock Lobster Fishers Hope for Trade Relief  


Seafoodnews.com Summary Thursday, April 18


Wed. Apr 17 2024

@FAN Spa Executive Director Explains the Latest Harmful Algal Bloom in Chile  


REPORT: Red Lobster Considering Filing For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy


Fishery Products for Pets Attract Visitors at Japan’s Largest Pet Products and Services Expo


FDA Issues Advisory For Certain Oysters From Republic of Korea  


Building of New Fish Trawlers and Crab Catchers is Seriously Delayed in Russia  


Seafoodnews.com Summary Wednesday, April 17


Tue. Apr 16 2024

Seafoodnews.com Summary Tuesday, April 16


American Shrimp Processors Association Calls For Ban on Indian Shrimp Made With Forced Labor  


NL 2024 Lobster Pricing Agreement Released; Find Out What Changed From Last Year  


Peter Pan Halts Operations For Summer And Winter Production Cycles For The “Foreseeable Future”  


ANALYSIS: Navigating Shifts in the 2024 Sockeye Season  


4 Of The Biggest Takeaways From The 2022 Fisheries Economics of The U.S. Report


ANALYSIS: Live Lobster - Spring Preview  


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Seafood Expo Global 2024: Day 1 Photos From The Barcelona Show Floor

Seafood Expo Global is here! And it’s bigger and better than ever!

While this is only the third year that Seafood Expo Global is being held at the Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via, 2024 actually marks the 30th edition of the event. 

Show organizers Diversified Communications report that this year’s expo will feature 2,244 exhibiting companies from 87 countries. Seafoodnews is reporting live from the event. Check out some of the most elaborate and jaw dropping booths from day 1 of Seafood Expo Global below!

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Seafood Expo Global 2024: Gimar and Seafood Planet Wow With Salmon Sneakers 

Come for the seafood. Leave with some sneakers.

While it’s only the first few hours of the first day of Seafood Expo Global — and with more than 51,000 net square meters of exhibit space there is plenty more to see — one of the most intriguing booths this year belongs to Gimar and Salmon Planet. The two companies, sharing a stand at 3K601, have an open booth displaying their revolutionary packaging (no cardboard!) and unique products. And while there were plenty of Seafood Expo Global attendees gathered around the...

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Seafood Expo Global 2024: Vici Changing The Surimi Game With Deli-Meat Style Slices

Move over, surimi sticks. Europe’s Vičiūnai Group is changing the way that consumers view surimi. The company has numerous products on display at Seafood Expo Global in Barcelona, but one of the most eye-catching is their surimi slice products, which includes “Salmon Taste,” “Crab Taste,” and “Bacalao Taste.”

Packaged similar to that of a pre-cut deli meat, the company boasts that its surimi slices provide a “convenient and flavorful” option for those looking to add a “delightful seafood twist” to their sandwiches...

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Nutreco & EW Group’s Blue Future Invest in Icelandic Salmon Producer LAXEY

Icelandic salmon producer LAXEY announced today the successful completion of an EUR 40 million equity private placement. The capital increase is intended to fund land-based salmon production, hatchery and post smolt production.

LAXEY is a hybrid flow-through salmon project located on Vestmannaeyjar, also referred to as the Westman Islands.

Formerly known as Icelandic Land Farmed Salmon, LAXEY is primarily owned by the Oskarsson family, who began fundraising last autumn to reach a production goal of 4,500 metric tonnes of salmon in...

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Seafood Expo Global 2024: 6 Events You Can’t Miss At The Barcelona Show

Seafood Expo Global (SEG) kicks off in Barcelona, Spain, on Tuesday, April 23. The 30th edition of the industry event is set to be the largest in history, with exhibitors occupying 51,227 net square meters of space.

Attendees can expect to see more than 2,050 exhibiting companies from 84 countries during the three-day expo. And, with only so many hours on the show floor, Seafoodnews is highlighting 6 events you just can’t miss:

The Catch In Your Catch: Practical Guidance on...

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ANALYSIS: Canadian Snow Crab Start of the Gulf Season Begins 32 Percent Higher Than Last Year

From a market reporting perspective, the 2024 Canadian snow crab season is starting right on time with previous years for Gulf of St. Lawrence product. Mid-April is typically when the U.S. market starts to see snow crab come down into the market with enough volume for Urner Barry to begin establishing quotations. This has been the seasonal norm for the previous five years in the Gulf. Prior to that time, Urner Barry saw enough product to establish quotations closer to the...

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South Korea Opens Market to Brazilian Shrimp and Animal By-Products

In an official statement released on 16 April by Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA), South Korea has permitted the import of ten shrimp-based products from Brazil.

The approval facilitates the entry of both cooked and raw forms, which are available frozen or chilled. These products range from headless and peeled to breaded and seasoned varieties. The move is expected to facilitate trade by exempting these products from the requirement of an International Sanitary Certificate (ISC) which of late has experienced significant delays due to strikes and...

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CDFW, Tribes Release First Hatchery Salmon That Will Return After Klamath Dam Removal

Young Klamath River salmon are getting a helping hand from the state and California tribes.

Last week, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and leaders from the Karuk, Yurok and Shasta Indian Nation and the Quartz Valley Indian tribes released about 90,000 yearling coho salmon just below the Iron Gate Dam on the Klamath River. It was the first major release of coho salmon, a state and federally listed threatened species, into the Klamath River since dam...

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Once Again, Feds Deny Request for Emergency Action on Bering Sea Chinook Salmon Bycatch

For the second time in two years, NOAA Fisheries has denied a request for the agency to take emergency action to institute “a cap of zero on any further Chinook salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) pollock trawl fishery and that the emergency regulation stay in effect for 180 days.”

The five petitioners — Association of Village Council Presidents, Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Tanana Chiefs Conference, Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association, and Yukon River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission — also asked that ...

 

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Nordic Aqua Partners Completes First Harvest of Atlantic Salmon At Gaotang, China Facility

Nordic Aqua Partners confirmed on Friday that it has completed its first harvest of Atlantic salmon from its facility in Gaotang, China.

“Our first harvest confirms the high-quality of our farmed Atlantic Salmon, achieving an average weight of approximately 5.7 kilograms LW, with morta;ity rates of below 2%, no signs of maturation issues and a superior rate of 99%,” commented CEO Ragnar Joensen. “These excellent biological results underscore Nordic Aqua’s capability to maintain superior fish health and welfare standards...

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ANALYSIS: Is the Frozen Tuna Market Poised for A Rebound?

As seasonal warm weather envelops the nation, a traditionally revitalized phase of food service and retail demand emerges. This seasonal shift entices consumers outdoors, whether they're firing up grills at home or embarking on vacation adventures. Many market participants are optimistic that this transition will breathe new life into the frozen tuna market, lifting it from its stagnant state.

Throughout 2023 and into the first half of 2024, the economy grappled with the impact of elevated interest rates and pervasive economic uncertainty, leading to...

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Sweden Says Dead Fish Incident Last Summer May Be Connected to Feed

Sweden informed the EU’s RASFF rapid alert system on Wednesday that a feed product manufactured in Denmark may be implicated in the death of fish.

The product in question, Inicio plus S, is advertised by BioMar as a starter feed for Atlantic salmon. Although it is known that the notification was based on a consumer complaint, it is unclear how many animals or fish farms were affected.

According to the Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket), the incident happened last summer, but was only recently...

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PODCAST: NL Snow Crab and Lobster, Peter Pan’s Surprising Update, Seafood Expo Global Preview

Get ready for Seafood Expo Global with Seafoodnews Podcast hosts Amanda Buckle and Lorin Castiglione! Amanda and Lorin preview the upcoming event in Barcelona, sharing some can’t miss events happening on the show floor. Plus, get the latest scoop on what’s happening with the Newfoundland and Labrador snow crab and lobster markets, and learn more about Peter Pan’s surprising announcement.

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DOC’s Raimondo Declares Three More Fishery Disasters for Salmon in Alaska and Washington

Last week, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that three commercial fishery failures due to a fishery resource disaster have occurred in Washington and Alaska. They are:

- 2021 Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s Puget Sound fall chum and coho salmon fisheries
- 2022 Kuskokwim River salmon fishery
- 2021 and 2022 Upper Cook Inlet East Side setnet salmon fishery

The determinations are in response to requests from the late Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Chairman Jeromy Sullivan and Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy.

These three fisheries are now eligible for...

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American Seafoods Releases Annual Sustainability Report 

Seattle-based American Seafoods Group is the first of the pollock fleet to release its 2024 annual sustainability report. The report details the company’s  continued advancement of its environmental and social responsibility efforts as it innovates and sustainably harvests the world’s best-managed fisheries.

The 2023 Sustainability Report highlights the different ways American Seafoods practices sustainability operating and harvesting techniques throughout the year 2023, including:

- Maintained 100% third-party eco-certification for all American Seafoods catch
- Achieved a 99% target catch rate in the Alaska pollock fishery, which is nearly a...

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Ecuador’s Shrimp Industry Impacted By Power Crisis

Ecuador is in the middle of a national shutdown as the country deals with a power crisis.

Severe drought has resulted in President Daniel Noboa ordering businesses and government offices to shut down. This decision comes after energy companies scheduled power cuts earlier this week in an effort to save energy. For those unfamiliar with Ecuador’s energy source, the country primarily uses hydropower to generate its electricity. 

The National Chamber of Aquaculture (CNA) has been working with officials to keep the industry up to date on the power...

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2024 Snow Crab Landings Update For NL, Gulf and Maritimes Region As of April 19

The first snow crab landings out of Newfoundland and Labrador are finally in. 

The season out of NL was delayed for a week as harvesters refused to fish at the pricing formula selected by the Standing Fish Price Setting Panel. However, the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union and the Association of Seafood Producers finally came to an agreement early this week to get harvesters in the water. Now, landings data from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans...

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