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Feb 1 - Quiznos Brings Back Lobster Sub Featuring King & Prince Seafood Product


Jan 30 - Seafood Shines on JD.com During Chinese New Year Holiday


Jan 25 - Nothing Can Stop The Return of Lobsterfest At Red Lobster


Jan 5 - Maine Lobster License Holders Have New Reporting Requirement


Dec 29 - Cousins Maine Lobster Kicking Off 2023 With Tours Throughout the South and Midwest


Dec 23 - Looking Back at 2022: The Biggest Stories of the Year


Dec 21 - Maine Lobster Industry Thrown Lifeline As Delegation Secures Government Funding Package


Dec 6 - Cousins Maine Lobster Expanding Into Maryland, Virginia and D.C.


Dec 1 - 200 Maine Lobsters To Be Served At White House State Dinner Thursday Night


Nov 29 - Nova Scotia Government Urges Safety As Lobster Season Begins


Nov 29 - Ongoing Legal Battles Put Maine Lobster Fishery in Crosshairs, Hurts Markets


Nov 23 - Maine Delegation, Governor Mills Urge Retailers to Continue Selling Maine Lobster


Nov 18 - Maine Lobster Industry Reacts to Latest Court Decision


Nov 16 - MSC Suspends Certification for Maine Lobster


Nov 7 - DMR, Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation to Receive $1.2 Million for Gear Research, New Tech


Nov 2 - More Than $7 Million Going Towards 120 Projects To Support Increased Lobster Quality in Nova Scotia


Nov 2 - MLA Releases Comments on Proposed Amendments to NARW Strike Reduction Rule


Oct 26 - Maine DMR Commissioner ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ in CBD Vs. NMFS Case


Oct 26 - The Winding Glass: Seafood Risk is Shooting Up, But Not Due to Market Volatility


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Quiznos Brings Back Lobster Sub Featuring King & Prince Seafood Product

Lent begins on February 22, and some quick-service restaurants (QSRs) are getting ready. On Tuesday Quiznos revealed that their seasonal favorite, the Lobster Sub, is back for a limited time. And that’s not all. They’re also introducing a new twist on the popular menu item. Say hello to the new Lemon-Herb Lobster Sub.

Both the Classic Lobster Sub and the new Lemon-Herb Lobster Sub are made with a lobster and seafood salad that features North Atlantic Lobster and Alaskan whitefish from King & Prince Seafood....

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Seafood Shines on JD.com During Chinese New Year Holiday

This Chinese New Year celebration saw a boom in “3R” food, reports JD.com.

“3R” food stands for “ready-to-cook,” “ready-to-heat,” and “ready-to-eat.” The online retail giant revealed that the category saw six-fold growth in transaction volume year-over-year during the holiday period, which ran from January 21 through January 27. And seafood products hold a major stake in this category.

“Food is an essential element of Chinese Spring Festival celebrations,” says JD. “With the 3R industry thriving in China in recent years, more and...

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Maine Lobster License Holders Have New Reporting Requirement

Maine lobster license holders have new reporting requirements as of the first of the new year. The Department of Marine Resources issued an update to license holders earlier this week reminding them that they must submit “monthly trip-level catch reports during the months you hold an active lobster license.” Reports for the prior month are due by the 10th of the following month.

Reporting has to be done through an approved electronic reporting method, like the VESL reporting app or Maine...

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Looking Back at 2022: The Biggest Stories of the Year

With 2022 quickly coming to a close, SeafoodNews is looking back at some of the biggest stories to make headlines this year. 

Maine Lobster’s Battle

2022 was not lobster’s year. The industry was hit with quite a few setbacks thanks to the endangered North Atlantic right whale. 

In February the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program released a press release about 14 draft assessments for fisheries that “pose risks to the survival of the endangered North Atlantic right whale.” That proposal called for the lobster fishery...

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Cousins Maine Lobster Expanding Into Maryland, Virginia and D.C. 

Cousins Maine Lobster is on the move! The leading food truck concept announced Tuesday that they are expanding into Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., bringing six food trucks to the region over the next 18 months.

Leading the expansion is Yunus Shahul, who joined the Cousins Maine Lobster Franchise in September 2018 when he launched his first food truck in Connecticut. Shahul added a second truck dedicated to New York City six months after that, and today owns and operates five trucks across his territories. Now he’s partnering with...

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Nova Scotia Government Urges Safety As Lobster Season Begins

The Nova Scotia government is urging lobstermen to follow safety measures as their season begins.

“Boarding boats in the cold and dark, at the mercy of the weather and the sea, makes fishing dangerous work,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minster Steve Craig. “One tragedy is one too many, so we urge fishing captains and crews to make sure they follow their safety training and take every precaution so they are able to come home safely to their loved ones.”

Occupational health and safety laws require fishing crews to wear...

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Maine Delegation, Governor Mills Urge Retailers to Continue Selling Maine Lobster

Maine Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, along with Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden and Governor Janet Mills, are encouraging retailers to continue selling Maine lobster despite the fishery losing its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. The group released a statement following news that Whole Foods would stop purchasing Gulf of Maine lobster.

We are disappointed by Whole Foods’ decision and deeply frustrated that the Marine Stewardship Council’s suspension of the lobster industry’s certificate of sustainability continues to harm the livelihoods of hardworking men and women up...

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MSC Suspends Certification for Maine Lobster

Gulf of Maine lobster products will no longer be able to carry the blue Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) label.

MRAG Americas, a third-party assessor which monitors fisheries’ conformance with the MSC Fishery Standard, announced that the Gulf of Maine lobster fishery’s MSC certificate will be suspended.

The suspension will come into effect on December 15, 30 days after the suspension notice, when Maine lobster can no longer be sold as MSC certified sustainable. The fishery first gained certification in December 2016.

The MSC explained that an expedited...

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More Than $7 Million Going Towards 120 Projects To Support Increased Lobster Quality in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia lobstermen received some good news this week from the Government of Canada and provincial government. More than $7 million will be going towards 1200 Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF) projects to support increased lobster quality in Nova Scotia through infrastructure, innovation and science partnership projects.

“Nova Scotia is known the world over for its superb seafood thanks to the commitment by all industry members constantly pursuing improved quality and sustainability of their product,” said Joyce Murray...

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Maine DMR Commissioner ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ in CBD Vs. NMFS Case

Good news may be on the horizon for members of the Maine lobster industry. Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher sent out an update on Tuesday stating that he was “cautiously optimistic” about the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) vs. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) case. 

“The Center for Biological Diversity, in their case against the NMFS, has done an about face,” said Keliher. “In their first filing, they had asked Judge Boasberg to implement new rules to achieve the required risk...

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Nothing Can Stop The Return of Lobsterfest At Red Lobster

Lobster lovers can show their support for the industry at Red Lobster locations. The seafood chain announced this week that their popular and limited time promotion, Lobsterfest, is back!

“For this year’s Lobsterfest, we’ve created a menu that’s perfect for both the already lob-sessed as well as those looking to expand their love of lobster,” said Patty Trevino, Chief Marketing Officer at Red Lobster. “The multiple ways we are offering lobster this year will satisfy any craving, and you can even add some variety by pairing shrimp or...

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Cousins Maine Lobster Kicking Off 2023 With Tours Throughout the South and Midwest

Delicious Maine lobster is coming to a city near you! 

Food truck concept Cousins Maine Lobster announced that they’re kicking off the new year with tours throughout the South and Midwest. The road trip is being led by franchisee Chris Papp, who joined the CML franchise family back in 2018. Papp will bring Cousins Maine Lobster’s famous lobster rolls to 10 cities across a span of 12 days.

Papp launched his first food truck in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2018. And two years later he...

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Maine Lobster Industry Thrown Lifeline As Delegation Secures Government Funding Package 

On Tuesday the Maine Delegation consisting of U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, as well as Governor Janet Mills, announced that they were successful in securing a regulatory pause for Maine’s lobster industry in the omnibus appropriations bill that is expected to pass the Senate and House this week. As Senator King said on a press call this morning, “this was a Christmas miracle for the lobster industry.” 

All members of the Maine Delegation and Governor Mills worked closely on this provision...

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200 Maine Lobsters To Be Served At White House State Dinner Thursday Night

The Maine lobster industry caught a surprising break this week when 200 Maine lobsters were revealed to be headlining the White House state dinner Thursday night honoring French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigette Macron.

The dinner preparation is being overseen by White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comeford and White House Executive Pastry Chef Susie Morrison. The first course is set to feature lobster with a tarragon sauce, along with a delicata squash ravioli and American osetra caviar. That will be followed by...

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Ongoing Legal Battles Put Maine Lobster Fishery in Crosshairs, Hurts Markets

An announcement released yesterday by the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative (MLMC) said in the contentious battle between conservationists and federal lobster managers over Atlantic right whales, Maine’s lobster fishery has been caught in the middle. 

“…[W]hile the industry has complied with all regulations in good faith,” MLMC said, an independent auditor who had just found Maine’s lobster fishing as “well-managed and sustainable” acknowledged that it could no longer be certified by the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) as a result of a July 2022 court case.

“An independent ...

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Maine Lobster Industry Reacts to Latest Court Decision

On Thursday U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg issued his ruling delaying a decision on lobstering restrictions. 

Judge Boasberg ruled that NMFS “shall finalize a new Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Amendment Rule consistent with this Court’s Memorandum Opinion of July 8, 2022, by no later than December 9, 2024.” In addition, the parties must file a joint status report by July 10, 2023, as well as every six months thereafter, detailing progress in complying with the order. You can find the court document here.

The Maine lobster industry has...

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DMR, Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation to Receive $1.2 Million for Gear Research, New Tech

A trio of Maine politicians announced that a pair of Maine groups will receive $1.2 million total from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative to support the health of Maine’s lobster industry and help lobstermen adapt to any potential regulatory changes.

The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation will receive the funding. The DMR will focus on gear research and the Foundation will work to improve “information...

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MLA Releases Comments on Proposed Amendments to NARW Strike Reduction Rule

The Maine Lobstermen’s Association (MLA) is not holding back when it comes to protecting the livelihood of their lobstermen. The group submitted eight pages in response to the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) request for comments on the Proposed Amendments to the North Atlantic Right Whale Strike Reduction Rule.

The Proposed Amendments to the North Atlantic Right Whale Strike Reduction Rule was published by NMFS on August 1 with an initial comment period ending on September 30. Due to multiple requests for an extension, NMFS extended the...

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The Winding Glass: Seafood Risk is Shooting Up, But Not Due to Market Volatility

[The Winding Glass is the opinion and commentary column by John Sackton, Founder of SeafoodNews]

I started thinking about this column while attending a meeting of the Lobster Council of Canada in New Brunswick earlier this month. Most of the discussion was around North Atlantic right whales. Lobstermen (and women) are used to price volatility and market changes; they are not used to threats to the entire way that they fish.

Yet that is what they are facing, both in Canada and the U.S., as both countries impose tighter restrictions to protect right whales...

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