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Jul 19 - Lay's Releases Lobster Roll Flavored Chips For “Tastes of America” Launch


Jul 18 - MLMC Debuts ‘Trap to Table’ Series on YouTube to Promote Start of Maine new Shell Lobster Season


Jul 18 - Maine DMR Awards $340,000 in Grants for Lobster Research


Jul 16 - Researchers Develop Method to Breed Moreton Bay Bugs Commercially in Tasmania


Jul 16 - Seafood News Podcast: MLMC's Matt Jacobson Previews NYC Trap to Table Event


Jul 16 - Watch the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative’s Trap to Table Live Event


Jul 6 - Total FDA Refusals Increase Nearly 64% in June 2018


Jul 5 - Optimism Abounds for Canadian Lobsters in China as Tariffs Drop


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


Jun 28 - Canadians Rapidly Making Strides in Chinese Seafood Markets; OCI Featured at Food Festival


Jun 18 - China Tariffs Raise Alarms Throughout the Industry; Read Some Reactions


Jun 15 - Lobster Day 2018: Indulge With These 5 Lobster Recipes


Jun 15 - Celebrate National Lobster Day With the Top Lobster Stories


Jun 12 - Warming Waters an Issue For Maine Lobster Industry, But State Committed to Protecting Fishery


Jun 8 - 12 Arrested in Guanxi for Smuggling Lobster, Crab as China Crackdown Continues


Jun 7 - April 2018 Lobster Imports Lowest Monthly Total In 5 Years


Jun 1 - Alibaba Has Plans to Become the One of the Biggest Retail and Online Seafood Players in China


May 30 - Red Lobster Launches Lobster and Shrimp Summerfest; Introduces Tuna Poke Dish


May 17 - Cousins Maine Lobster Opening First Brick and Mortar Franchise Location in Tennessee


May 7 - Lobsters Boost Wuhan Hema Grand Opening; Hema Plans Additional Stores


Apr 19 - Novia Scotia Lobstermen Seeking Response From DFO on Industry-Led By-Catch Monitoring Program


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Lay's Releases Lobster Roll Flavored Chips For “Tastes of America” Launch

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 19, 2018

Can’t get enough lobster rolls? Don’t have easy access to lobster rolls? Well, Lay’s has you covered. The PepsiCo Frito-Lay chip company has released eight limited-edition flavors – and one of these new flavors is “New England Lobster Roll.”

“Inspired by the lobster shacks of the Northeast, fans can now get the flavor of fresh lobster served on a buttery grilled roll,” the description of the new potato chip flavor reads.

The unique flavor is part of Lay’s “Tastes of America” program ...

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MLMC Debuts ‘Trap to Table’ Series on YouTube to Promote Start of Maine new Shell Lobster Season

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 18, 2018

The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative (MLMC) is making mouths water with their Trap to Table series on Youtube.

To launch Maine’s new shell lobster season, the MLMC hosted an online broadcast event on Monday with four culinary leaders who discussed what it takes to get a lobster from sea to plate. Well, for those who are unaware of Maine’s sustainable fishing practices, the Trap to Table series brings viewers right onto the water with Maine lobstermen ...

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Researchers Develop Method to Breed Moreton Bay Bugs Commercially in Tasmania

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 16, 2018

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies’ research on hatchery techniques for bay lobsters – or Moreton Bay bugs – has paid off. Associate professor Greg Smith, the director of the ARC Research Hub for Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Culture Systems, announced that techniques developed for tropical rock lobsters has successfully been applied to Moreton Bay bugs. Thanks to the research, Tasmania will be able to have their very own Moreton Bay buy hatchery.

“There are many biological similarities between ...

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Watch the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative’s Trap to Table Live Event

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 16, 2018

Lobster lovers won’t want to miss this. The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative is hosting a “Trap to Table” event live in New York City tonight – and you can tune in!

Dana Cowin, former Editor-in Chief of Food & Wine, is hosting the event, and will be inviting out some special guests to talk about their fishing adventures with Maine lobstermen. The special guests include: Chef Kwame Onwuachi of Washington D.C., Chef Karen Akunowicz of Boston, and Chef Jimmy Papadopoulos of Chicago ...

 

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Optimism Abounds for Canadian Lobsters in China as Tariffs Drop

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [FishFirst] translated by Amy Zhong - July 5, 2018

Foreign suppliers in China are stocking lobsters, preparing for price increases soon, especially with the onset of China’s summer vacation. The prices of live Boston lobsters have already risen slightly in several main markets from June 16 to 23. For example, in Shanghai the price of live lobsters between 450g to 500g each rose from 67 yuan/jin (1 jin=0.5 kg; $20.20/kg USD) to 74 yuan/jin ($22.31/kg USD). Meanwhile, the price of ...

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Canadians Rapidly Making Strides in Chinese Seafood Markets; OCI Featured at Food Festival

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [ifeng] translated by Amy Zhong - June 28, 2018

On June 17, the opening ceremony was held for the Seafood Festival of Canada in Jinan city of China. This event is said to be hosted by Canada’s seafood giant, Ocean Choice International (OCI), Qingdao Meichu Food and the Inzone. During the festival, locals can get a taste of wild-caught and quality seafood from Canada like northern prawns and yellowtail flounder.

The seafood products are all from renowned areas in the North Atlantic ...

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Lobster Day 2018: Indulge With These 5 Lobster Recipes

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - June 15, 2018

June 15 is National Lobster Day! Seafood News is celebrating by rounding up some delicious recipes featuring these industry superstars.

Check out five recipes out below and be sure to tag @SeafoodNews on Instagram with any photos of your creations ...

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Warming Waters an Issue For Maine Lobster Industry, But State Committed to Protecting Fishery

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Amanda Buckle - June 12, 2018

On June 5 science writer and biologist Christopher White released his fifth book, “The Last Lobster: Boom or Bust for Maine’s Greatest Fishery.” The book warns that Maine’s $1.7 billion lobster industry is in jeopardy due to warming waters, and while the science can’t be denied, it has sparked sensationalized headlines about the industry going “bust.” The fact is: warming waters will force a shift in the industry … but we’re talking about an issue in the long term, not tomorrow ...

 

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April 2018 Lobster Imports Lowest Monthly Total In 5 Years

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] with data from Jim Kenny - June 7, 2018

April 2018 imports were released on Wednesday and the numbers show a 19.5% decrease in total volume of lobster products imported into the U.S. for the month. That’s the lowest total volume in five years.

Urner Barry market reporter Jim Kenny reports that “April imports of all lobster products totaled 5.4 million pounds; the lowest level since 5.1 million pounds was imported in April 2013.”

Imports of lobster products from Canada declined ...

 

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Red Lobster Launches Lobster and Shrimp Summerfest; Introduces Tuna Poke Dish

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - May 30, 2018

Summer doesn’t officially start until Red Lobster kicks off their Lobster & Shrimp Summerfest.

The dining chain announced on Tuesday that their limited-time shrimp and lobster combo dining event is currently underway. Guests who visit red Lobster will have a chance to enjoy two of their favorite seafood proteins prepared in new ways. The new lineup includes:

Cedar-Plank Seafood Bake, a dish featuring jumbo shrimp and petite Maine lobster tails with garlic and Red Lobster’s signature Chesapeake seasoning, roasted on a ...

 

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Lobsters Boost Wuhan Hema Grand Opening; Hema Plans Additional Stores

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [HBtv] translated by Amy Zhong - May 7, 2018

Hema’s first store in Wuhan was open for business on April 28 and large quantities of locals waiting outside rushed into the store to grab Boston lobsters priced at 98 yuan (~$15.43 USD) each. Store staff replenished the lobster tanks four times in half a day and the store had to limit entry of consumers within half an hour of the opening. Apart from lobsters, other seafood like crayfish and frozen salmon from Norway were also widely received ...

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Maine DMR Awards $340,000 in Grants for Lobster Research

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 18, 2018

The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) announced on Tuesday that they have awarded $340,000 in grants from the Lobster Research, Education and Development (RED) Fund.

The DMR received proposals on research initiatives and awarded six grants for research programs that will “contribute to improved understanding of lobster habitat, stock assessment, monitoring, impacts of management actions on the fishery, and how those can be integrated in a way that informs future management.”

Five of the six awards were for proposals that were submitted by ...

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Seafood News Podcast: MLMC's Matt Jacobson Previews NYC Trap to Table Event

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 16, 2018

Matt Jacobson, Executive Director of the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative joins the Seafood News podcast this week to preview the MLMC's Trap to Table event on July 16. Take a listen to find out more about the event and the MLMC's sustainability efforts.

The Seafood News Podcast is available to download via SoundCloud or iTunes. This episode was sponsored by the Seafood Innovation Expo, taking place at the Mazatlan International Center in Mexico from September 6-7. Visit expoinnovacionayp.com ...

 

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Total FDA Refusals Increase Nearly 64% in June 2018

Total refusals of shipments increased 63.9% from June 2017 to June 2018. Year-to-date there are 118 line item refusals ...

 

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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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China Tariffs Raise Alarms Throughout the Industry; Read Some Reactions 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - June 18, 2018

On Friday the People’s Republic of China imposed 25% tariffs on a number of products, including major seafood exports like salmon and lobster. The move came as a response to President Donald Trump’s recent increase on Chinese imports. The new 25% tariff will go into effect on July 6th, and be in addition to any tariffs that are already levied on products.

The tariff is raising alarms throughout the industry. Check out some of the reactions ...

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Celebrate National Lobster Day With the Top Lobster Stories

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - June 15, 2018

Friday is National Lobster Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a look at SeafoodNews.com’s top lobster stories?

Earlier this week NOAA announced that they’re considering a recommendation that would require all federal lobster permit holders to report on catches from their fishing trips. You can read about it here.

Meanwhile, some processing plants in Canada are coming up short as the right whale closures hit the last weeks of lobster and crab fishing in the Gulf of St. Lawrence ...

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12 Arrested in Guanxi for Smuggling Lobster, Crab as China Crackdown Continues

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [Xinhua]  June 8, 2018 

Customs in Nanning, capital of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, busted a smuggling gang of 12 suspects, seizing more than 19 tons of seafood, local authorities said Friday.

According to Nanning Customs, the suspects purchased seafood such as lobsters, crabs and squid and transported it to wharves without customs offices in Guangxi to sell in domestic markets.

Over 500 tons of marine products worth about 50 million yuan (7.8 million U.S. dollars) were estimated to have been smuggled...

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Alibaba Has Plans to Become the One of the Biggest Retail and Online Seafood Players in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Finance/YQ] translated by Amy Zhong - June 1, 2018

Recently the CEO for Alibaba’s Hema Fresh, the new retail giant, visited Guolian for a discussion about market trends and the possibility of cooperation, which could give both companies the opportunity to share resources and complement each other. In their discussions, Hou, the CEO, proposed Guolian could focus on the development of upstream products, while Hema would be in charge of the sales. Together, they could provide consumers with fresh, healthy and ...

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Cousins Maine Lobster Opening First Brick and Mortar Franchise Location in Tennessee

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Amanda Buckle - May 17, 2018

Cousins Maine Lobster, one of the most successful companies to come out of “Shark Tank,” is continuing to grow.

Cousins Maine Lobster started off as a food truck company focused on bringing the taste of Maine to the West Coast. Cousins Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac were only in business for two months when they appeared on the ABC reality show back in 2012. With an impressive business plan, the cousins were able to score a $55,000 investment ...

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Novia Scotia Lobstermen Seeking Response From DFO on Industry-Led By-Catch Monitoring Program

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 19, 2018

The Southwest Lobster Science Society (SWLSS) is demanding some change from Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) regional management. The group, which is comprised of lobstermen in Southwestern Nova Scotia, is rallying to make some changes to the at-sea observer program to monitor bycatch.

Last year the DFO announced that they would be implementing an at-sea observer program to monitor bycatch in the lobster fishery. The program, which would go into effect in the fall of 2018, would require fishermen to ...

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