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Jul 19 - Russian Ban on Transhipping on Foreign Vessels Could Cripple Fishing Industry


Jul 10 - Icewater Seafoods Receives Investment Support For Equipment Upgrades From Canadian Government


Jul 6 - Rosrybolovstvo Makes Second Attempt to Set Up State Sponsored Chain of Low-Priced Fish Stores


Jul 3 - Summer Reading: Check Out 16 Must-Read Fishing and Seafood Books


Jul 2 - ICES Lowers Catch Advice on Barents Sea Cod and Haddock, Little Recruitment Occurring


Jun 29 - Newfoundland Cod Pot Study Says CPUE Can be Increased Nearly 150% With Right Design


Jun 4 - Impacts of Acidic Oceans Revealed on Key Alaska Species


May 17 - Russia Says Volume of King Crab in Barents Sea May Equal Far East in a Few Years; Cod Catches Drop


May 14 - Russia Plans to Lift Restriction on Bering Sea Pollock, Cod Catch This Year


May 2 - ENGO Pushes for Significant Change in Canada's Fisheries Act


Apr 23 - Northern Cod Fisheries Improvement Project to Aid in Understanding of Stock Components


Apr 6 - Norway has Record Cod Exports This Quarter, Driven by Strong Demand for Clipfish, Saltfish


Apr 4 - April Mixed for Alaska Fisheries, Sitka Herring Slumps, but Southeast Tanner Crab was Good


Apr 3 - Online Grocer Thrive Market Adds Wild & Sustainable Seafood Box to Offerings


Apr 2 - Falling Revenue Hits Coastal Alaska Fishing Communities


Mar 23 - DFO Technical Meeting Hears Bad News About Northern Cod Stocks, with Potential 29% Biomass Decline


Mar 8 - Slade Gorton Launches Fish n’ Chips Meal Kit Ahead of SENA


Feb 26 - Battle Over Cod Allocations to Fishermen’s Finest Comes to Unalaska City Council


Feb 21 - Russia Concerned About Chinese Poaching Activities in Territorial Waters


Feb 13 - Baader Brings New Generation of Filleting Machines to Newfoundland, Icewater to Invest $3 million


Feb 6 - Norway's Cod Exports Have Banner Month in January


Feb 6 - More Russian Oligarchs Flooding into Fisheries With Aim to Buy Quota


Feb 2 - Calls in Russia to Lift Ban on Buying Herring, Mackerel from Norway


Jan 30 - Russian Fishery Tries to Get Murmansk Cod Trawlers After Rival Accused of Having Foreign Ownership


Jan 18 - Claims of 300 Job Losses Due to Sector IX shutdown Are Overblown


Jan 8 - Bering Sea Pacific Cod “A” Season Could be Shortest Yet


Jan 3 - North Pacific Council Issues Alert to Gulf Cod Fishermen


Dec 21 - Russian Fishing Tycoons Expanding in Barents Sea


Dec 13 - Are Bering Sea Cod and Pollock Shifting Northward?


Dec 4 - With Pacific Cod Problems, Whitefish Buyers May See a Wild Ride in 2018


Dec 1 - Path for Development of Northern Cod Charted at Biggest Newfoundland Industry Meeting in Years


Nov 30 - Ending Yet to be Written for Hema Fresh's Fairy Tale Rise in China


Nov 22 - AFDF Announces Winners of 2017 Alaska Symphony of Seafood Contest


Nov 21 - Royal Greenland Strengthens Export Success in Chinese Market


Nov 17 - JD Fresh Moves 20,000 Tons of Fresh Food, Garnering Huge Success on Singles' Day


Nov 14 - South Coast Cod Fishery Secures Local Jobs Over the Winter


Nov 10 - Norway Eyes Promotion of Seafood Products Other Than Salmon and Cod to Chinese Consumers


Nov 7 - Study Reveals Frozen Fish Is Just As Good As Fresh Fish


Nov 3 - Cod, Shrimp and Pangasius See Gains in US Consumption, Canned Tuna Continues to Slide


Oct 25 - Washington Grocer First To Sell Blue North Fisheries’ Humane Harvest Initiative Pacific Cod


Oct 23 - Russia to Increase Tax Burden on Domestic Fishing Industry


Oct 19 - Canadian Centre For Fisheries Innovation Hosting Cod Fishery Conference


Oct 17 - Captain D’s Franchisee Opens Second Restaurant In Less Than 60 Days


Oct 13 - Barents Sea Cod Quota for 2018 Reduced For Russia and Norway


Oct 11 - Groundfish Forum Projects Slight Declines in Wild-Caught Whitefish Species in 2018


Oct 9 - China’s Seafood Imports Expected to Exceed 10 Million Tons by 2020


Oct 6 - Legend Holdings Attracts Much Attention While Making Inroads in Chinese Seafood Industry


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Russian Ban on Transhipping on Foreign Vessels Could Cripple Fishing Industry

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Eugene Gerden - July 29, 2018

The Russian fishing industry is on the verge of serious losses, due to the recent national Federal Security Service (FSB) warnings to fishing companies about new requirements limiting foreign transport ships and tenders.

The introduction of these new requirements have already been confirmed by the All-Russian Association of Fishermen (VARPE), a public association that unites some leading Russian fish producers.

Previously, such requirements were not imposed if the foreign vessel had the right to operate under the Russian flag and was ...

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Icewater Seafoods Receives Investment Support For Equipment Upgrades From Canadian Government 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 10, 2018

Icewater Seafoods, a family-owned processor that primarily exports its products to Europe, has received investment support from the Canadian government to make equipment upgrades. As the only processor in North America that is dedicated full time to Atlantic cod production, the investment from the federal government will enable Icewater to “adapt and install leading-edge groundfish technology to modernize its Arnold’s Cove plant.”

“The Government of Canada is committed to helping connect Canadian businesses with global customers ...

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Summer Reading: Check Out 16 Must-Read Fishing and Seafood Books 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Mary Kelly McQuarrie - July 3, 2018

Summer is here and there’s no better way to spend a day on the beach than reading a book you can’t put down. SeafoodNews has compiled a list of top books about seafood and fishing that are bound to catch your attention. Check them out below:

1. Cousins Maine Lobster: How One Food Truck Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business by Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac is a business book that follows the journey of cousins whose Lobster food truck became an overnight sensation in Maine. This book came out in April 2018, in just ...

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Newfoundland Cod Pot Study Says CPUE Can be Increased Nearly 150% With Right Design

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton – June 29, 2018

wikimedia commons by Philip MeintzerA study led by Philip Meintzer and other researchers at Memorial University in St. John’s compared four different types of cod pots used in Newfoundland and Norway.

The purpose was to see if certain pot designs could increase Catch per Unit Effort, and to determine whether there was a cod pot that was optimized for catching cod in Newfoundland.

The researchers worked with a group of fishermen off Fogo Island who are catching pot cod ...

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Russia Says Volume of King Crab in Barents Sea May Equal Far East in a Few Years; Cod Catches Drop

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Eugene Gerden - May 17, 2018

Russia plans to significantly increase the harvest volume of cod and Kamchatka (King) crab in the Barents Sea during the next several years, according to the Russian Fisheries Agency (Rosrybolovstvo). 

According to Kolonchin, and in contrast to cod, the volume of production of Kamchatka crab in theBarents Sea may increase significantly. That increase is primarily due to the corresponding population growth of the stock that has been ...

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ENGO Pushes for Significant Change in Canada's Fisheries Act

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - May 2, 2018

While the Fisheries Act includes provisions to rebuild fish stocks, at least one conservation group says those provisions don't go far enough.

The House of Commons Committee on Fisheries and Oceans' meeting on May 1 included Joshua Laughren, executive director of from Oceana Canada, who said Canada's Fisheries Act changes are too weak to rebuild some stocks and maintain sustainable levels of some stocks into the future.

"Currently the new Fisheries Act (Bill C-68) doesn’t require a rebuilding plan ...

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Norway has Record Cod Exports This Quarter, Driven by Strong Demand for Clipfish, Saltfish

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton April 6, 2018

The Norwegian seafood council reported that cod exports reached a record value in the first quarter.  This happened while overall seafood exports declined 8% in volume, and 2% in value. 

"This is the best quarter for cod ever, with a total export value of over NOK 3 billion. In particular, clipfish, salted fish and fresh whole cod in particular have experienced price increases, with 19%, 12% and 7% per cent respectively. This is due to strong demand in our most important consumer markets, such as Portugal and Spain”, says Ingrid Kristine Pettersen, seafood analyst with the Norwegian Seafood Council.

Clipfish exports are up

Norway exported 21,500 tonnes of clipfish...

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Online Grocer Thrive Market Adds Wild & Sustainable Seafood Box to Offerings

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] By Amanda Buckle - April 3, 2018

Thrive Market, a membership-based online grocer that focuses on healthy foods, has added seafood to their offerings. The e-commerce platform announced Tuesday that members will now be able to purchase wild and sustainable seafood through the site.  

“Thrive Market set out to create the most ethical and highest quality meat and seafood program in the country offered at our affordable member pricing,” CEO and co-founder Nick Green said in a press release ...

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DFO Technical Meeting Hears Bad News About Northern Cod Stocks, with Potential 29% Biomass Decline

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton March 23, 2018 

After participating in several days of technical meetings on Northern Cod Stocks, the Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council, representing offshore quota holders and year-round harvesters of cod, said the data showed a 29% decline in the Northern Cod spawning stock biomass. 

This is a shock to an industry that was expecting rapid continued growth of Northern Cod. 

“Unfortunately, this significant decline comes only two years after DFO projected that the spawning stock biomass would ...

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Battle Over Cod Allocations to Fishermen’s Finest Comes to Unalaska City Council

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  February 26, 2018

The North Pacific Seafood Industry is now engaged in a full scale inshore vs. offshore battle over access to Pacific Cod.

Although the second most valuable groundfish after pollock, a large portion of the Bering Sea Cod is an open “race for fish” fishery.   Although pollock vessels are limited by sideboards, and the Amendment 80 vessels each have cod quota allocations, the catch of cod by catcher vessel trawlers, catcher vessel pot and longline, and jig fisheries are all unrationalized ...

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Baader Brings New Generation of Filleting Machines to Newfoundland, Icewater to Invest $3 million

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton  February 13, 2018

CBC photoBaader recently demonstrated its new generation of whitefish heading, filleting and skinning machines at the Marine Institute in St. John’s.

The Baader 582 combined with the Baader 59 shallow skinning machine is designed to maximize the high value products from cod, especially the loin.

The machine uses a new cutting technique without scraper knives so the entire fillet is handled more gently than on older machines, and the membrane over the loin is intact; while the black belly lining is fully removed.

"The major difference in this equipment is the quality you get out of it," said Baader CEO Dennis Schreiber.

"More usable product, higher yield in the box … higher quality, lower downturn, and a simple-to-operate machine."

The St. Johns meeting was to show the equipment to other Canadian processors who are considering the implications of a revived cod fishery.

Alberto Wareham, CEO of Icewater Seafoods, says that he has been testing the machine in his plant since its introduction in 2015...

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More Russian Oligarchs Flooding into Fisheries With Aim to Buy Quota

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerdern - February 6, 2018

Natalia Panchenko, one of Russia’s richest women, together with her partner Efim Malkin have announced their plans for the establishment of a new, large company in the Russian fishing industry. They also announced plans to claim fish quotas this year.

To date, the partners have officially registered OOO Dalneye as the company that will develop their fishing business.

The volume of investments in the project is currently not disclosed. However, according to some sources close to the investors, it may reach ...

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Russian Fishery Tries to Get Murmansk Cod Trawlers After Rival Accused of Having Foreign Ownership

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - January 30, 2018

The Russian fish industry may have a new leader this year through the acquisition of the FEST Group of Companies, one of the largest fish producers in the Russian Northern Basin (Barents Sea). The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) -- Russia’s second largest fish producer -- hopes to purchase FEST after recent federal investigations.

FEST companies were established in 1997, according to the company's website, and the Murmansk Trawl Fleet was their beginning. RFC also was established in 1997.

The deal between RFC and FEST may be the result of ....

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Bering Sea Pacific Cod “A” Season Could be Shortest Yet

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Peggy Parker - January 8, 2018

The first season for trawl-caught Pacific cod in the Bering Sea starts January 20 and participants are already wondering if it will be the shortest on record.

Although the “A” season for trawlers lasts until April 1, last year’s “A” season ended February 23, the earliest in recent memory. The “A” season allocation is 74% of the annual total allowable catch (TAC). It is the most valuable of the three seasons because of roe content and quality of meat. 

Most years, the “A” season for trawlers ends the ...

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Russian Fishing Tycoons Expanding in Barents Sea

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - December 21, 2017

Russian fishing tycoons from St. Petersburg, Dmitry Ozersky and Gennady Mirgorodsky, the current owners of the Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet (ATF) and the Northwest Fishery Consortium (SZRK), plan to significantly strengthen their positions in the Russian whitefish market through the planned building of new fish processing capacities in the Russian Northwest -- the Barents Sea.

One of the projects involves building a new factory in the Murmansk region that will focus on cod and haddock processing and will have the capacity of more than ...

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With Pacific Cod Problems, Whitefish Buyers May See a Wild Ride in 2018

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - December 4, 2018

After a period of relative stability, the next seafood commodity that may be buffeted by price swings will be whitefish. 

Cod, the premium product in the complex, is likely to see shortages and rising prices in some specialty markets.

But for buyers, there is instability throughout the complex. Haddock, cod, tilapia, pangasius and pollock prices are all out of their ...

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Rosrybolovstvo Makes Second Attempt to Set Up State Sponsored Chain of Low-Priced Fish Stores

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Eugene Gerden - July 6, 2018

Russian Rosrybolovstvo plans to establish a network of seafood stores in Russia, with the aim to ensure local citizens have regular access to fish and seafood and sold at affordable prices, according to an official spokesman of a Ilya Shestakov, head of Rosrybolovstvo, and recent statements of some senior officials of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture.

The first store is scheduled to open in August or September this year in Murmansk ...

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ICES Lowers Catch Advice on Barents Sea Cod and Haddock, Little Recruitment Occurring 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton – July 2, 2018

ICES, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, has issued its latest scientific advice for cod and haddock in the Barents Sea.

In recent years the Joint Norwegian/Russian Fisheries Commission has set catch targets above ICES advice, but they have followed the same general trends.

For Cod, ICES is recommending a 2019 TAC no higher than 674, 678 tons.  This is 36,000 tons than the 2017 recommendation.

In 2018, the JNRFC set the TAC at ...

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Impacts of Acidic Oceans Revealed on Key Alaska Species

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - June 4, 2018

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch. Latest lab results show impacts of acid oceans on key Alaska species.

The chemistry showing that our oceans are becoming more acidic can’t be denied.  So how does all that absorption of increasing carbon dioxide affect some key Alaska fisheries?

“The direct effect of carbon dioxide increase may be the pH effect on the ability of a pollock or cod to grow or to have gas exchange across the gill membranes ...

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Russia Plans to Lift Restriction on Bering Sea Pollock, Cod Catch This Year

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Eugene Gerden - May 14, 2018

Russia plans to increase its total allowable catch of pollock and cod in the Bering Sea this year, due to the increasing volumes of production by the U.S. fishermen, according to sources in the Russian Federal Fisheries Agency (Rosrybolovstvo) and Russian scientific institutions in the field of fish and aquaculture.

So far, the imbalance between Russia and the U.S. in terms of pollock catch in the region has already reached ...

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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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April Mixed for Alaska Fisheries, Sitka Herring Slumps, but Southeast Tanner Crab was Good

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio With Laine Welch] - April 4, 2018

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch --- Lots of fishing updates and salmon is just weeks away! 

April has brought a mixed bag so far for several Alaska fisheries, starting with a big slump in herring hauls at Sitka Sound. 

The fishery had openers on March 25 and 26 and managers closed it all down on April 3 when the bulk of the herring size and quality was just not up to snuff. The total harvest of 2,800 tons is down by ...

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Falling Revenue Hits Coastal Alaska Fishing Communities

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio With Laine Welch] - April 2, 2018

Alaska is expecting a reduced salmon harvest this year, setting up a trifecta of falling fish revenues for Alaska fishermen, coastal communities and state coffers.

Coming on the heels of an 80 percent crash of cod stocks in the Gulf of Alaska and a 10 percent decline in halibut catches, state fishery managers are projecting a 2018 salmon harvest at 149 million fish, down 34 percent from last season.

The shortfall stems from lower forecasts for returning pink salmon ...

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Slade Gorton Launches Fish n’ Chips Meal Kit Ahead of SENA

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - March 8, 2018

Slade Gorton & Company is expanding their “Seafood Made Simple” meal kits. Ahead of the 2018 Seafood Expo North America (SENA) show, the company has announced the launch of their retail ready Fish n’ Chips meal kit.

The 10 oz. meal kit is the latest addition to their range of retail ready Seafood Made Simple offerings. The Fish n’ Chips meal kit features 5 ounces of fresh Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified Icelandic cod portions, which are lightly coated with an all natural crunchy toasted crumbs, and paired with ...

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Russia Concerned About Chinese Poaching Activities in Territorial Waters

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - February 21, 2018

The Russian government is increasingly concerned about the growth of poaching activities of Chinese fishermen in the domestic territorial waters.

According to some experts of Russian Rosrybolovstvo and representatives of local special services, one of the reasons for more poaching activity may be a shortage of fish in the Chinese territorial and inland waters. And those shortages could be due to the increase of harvests by Chinese fishermen, which has been observed over the last few years. This shortage currently forces Chinese ...

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Norway's Cod Exports Have Banner Month in January

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - February 6, 2018

photo by Estan BorgosNorway exported 37% more cod in January 2018 compared to the prior year, as good fishing weather boosted catches. Total fresh and frozen cod exports were 5700 tons in January, compared to 4200 tons in January 2017.

"The good weather in January has given increased volumes for cod and whitefish compared to the same month last year, although prices have been somewhat lower. Prices in January have been far higher than the average for the whole of 2017 ...

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Calls in Russia to Lift Ban on Buying Herring, Mackerel from Norway

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - February 2, 2018

The Russian government may consider lifting the existing embargo on some fish species from Norway. Numerous calls from Russian leading fish processors have requested the change, citing their inability to utilize their processing capacities, according to the Russian Presidential Administration.

The processors' main species of concern are herring, cod, capellin and some other fish species.

Currently, the majority of Russian fish processors, mostly from the Northwest (particularly Murmansk), experience a shortage of ...

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Claims of 300 Job Losses Due to Sector IX shutdown Are Overblown

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - January 18, 2018

Frequent claims that the NOAA action against Sector IX for failure to comply with its operational permits have cost New Bedford 300 jobs are simply not true.  The figure being bandied about is based on an economic model, and it inflates the impact of this short term action.

Economist Dan Georgianna created the 300 lost jobs number by looking at the volume and value of what sector IX vessels delivered to the ...

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North Pacific Council Issues Alert to Gulf Cod Fishermen

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Peggy Parker - January 3, 2018

In big red letters, a one-page alert warns the Gulf of Alaska cod fleets:  “Attention Cod Fishermen! 80% Decrease in Catch Limit for 2018” before describing what the massive cut in landings will mean to all gear types in federal and state waters of the Gulf.   

At its December 2017 meeting, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council approved a Gulf-wide catch limit for Pacific cod at 18,000 mt, or about 39.7 million pounds for the 2018 season that starts January 20. Last year’s quota for P-cod in the Gulf for both the federal and state waters was about 82,000 mt. 

“Recognizing that cod fishermen in the Central and Western Gulf of Alaska need to quickly get this information to adjust their fishing plans for 2018....

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Are Bering Sea Cod and Pollock Shifting Northward?

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Peggy Parker - December 13, 2017

Fisheries scientists from nations that share northern boundaries with the Arctic Ocean are looking at the effects of ocean warming and changes in the distribution of commercially important seafood species.

In western Arctic Canada, indigenous observations and scientific knowledge are collaborating to measure the frequency of salmon, particularly chum salmon, in the MacKenzie River System.  They have found that the frequency of “exceptional years” of higher return has increased. They want to know ...

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