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May 3 - VIDEO: COS Aquaculture Commitment; GAPP Partnerships; Plant-Based Trends; MLMC's Executive Director


May 2 - GAPP Partners With Fishpeople to Promote Meal Kits Featuring Wild Alaska Pollock


Apr 26 - The Winding Glass: If Your Only Tool is Anti-Trust, Everything Looks Like Price Fixing


Apr 25 - Alaska Seafood Industry Snapshot


Apr 22 - Russian Fish Producers Call for Suspension of Controversial Industry Reforms


Apr 17 - First Branded Pollock Products from Russian Fishery Co. Brought to Russian Retail Chains


Apr 16 - Russian Pollock Producers Ready for Expansion in Brazil


Apr 8 - UK Court to Decide Norebo Fate as Russian Fish Tycoons Battle for Leadership


Apr 5 - VIDEO: NL Snow Crab Quota; Alaska Salmon Forecasts; Pollock Pressure; Trident's Protein Noodles


Apr 4 - Trident's Pollock Protein Noodles Hit Select East Coast Costco Stores


Apr 3 - Russia to Focus on Sea of Okhotsk for Pollock While Also Exploring Other Areas


Mar 29 - Russia Plans to Force More Domestic Processing of Pollock, Crab by Fiat


Mar 25 - LISTEN: Taste Testing Trident's Protein Noodles; The Future of Meal Kits; Plus More News From SENA


Mar 25 - Russian Fish Producer Norebo Plans to Expand Fishing Fleet with 10 New Vessels/Processors


Mar 21 - Russia Plans Catch Increases to Match Soviet-era Harvest Figures


Mar 20 - Trident Seafoods Debuts Versatile 10g Protein Noodles at Seafood Expo North America


Mar 14 - Trident Seafoods Launching 10g Protein Noodles at Boston Seafood Show


Mar 11 - Russian Seafood Industry Could Bear Huge Losses if Kurils Transferred to Japan


Mar 6 - GAPP Launches Wild Alaska Pollock Lent Challenge To Encourage Consumers to Try Wild Alaska Pollock


Mar 1 - Trident Wins Big at Symphony Contest in Juneau


Feb 28 - Trade War with China Continues to Pressure Alaska Pollock Industry


Feb 27 - Bojangles Brings Back BojAngler Fish Sandwich for Lent


Feb 26 - White Castle Brings Back Seafood Crab Cake Slider and Shrimp Nibblers for Lent


Feb 21 - Wendy’s Brings Back North Pacific Cod Sandwich for Lent Despite Pollock Price Difference


Feb 20 - Alaska Fishing Updates for February


Feb 18 - Sysco Adds Portico Classic Wild Alaska Pollock Bites to Cutting Edge Solutions Platform


Feb 18 - Russia Plans Accelerated Research Activities and Construction in Domestic Industry


Feb 7 - GAPP Launches Request for Second Round of Proposals to Build a Brand for Wild Alaska Pollock


Feb 4 - LISTEN: Salmon Analysis; Australis Barramundi in HelloFresh Boxes; GAPP Funding and More


Feb 1 - Del Taco Offering Wild-Caught Alaska Pollock Tacos, Jumbo Shrimp Options


Feb 1 - VIDEO: Trident, True North Receive Funding; Salmon Analysis; SeaShare Partnership; UB Appoints VP


Jan 31 - Russian Fishery Company is First in Line for Pollock Supertrawler Construction


Jan 30 - Trident Seafoods, True North Seafood Receive Funding From GAPP for New Projects


Jan 28 - GAPP Receives Commitment from USDA on Record Purchase of Alaska Pollock


Jan 28 - Russia Considers Adding Pollock, Herring and Cod to 'No History' Quota Auctions This Year


Jan 24 - Pollock "A" season began on schedule Sunday, despite shutdown


Jan 21 - Roughly One-Third of Russia’s Fish Harvest Continues to be Lost or Destroyed


Jan 17 - Despite Predictions, Russian Fisherman Do Not Expect Pollock Decline Over Next 5 Years


Jan 16 - Data on Alaska Fish Catches, Prices, Processor Sales by AK Region


Jan 11 - Alaska Fishing Updates For January 2019


Jan 4 - Del Taco Adds Beer Battered Alaska Pollock Taco to Their New Mix2 Menu


Jan 4 - Alaska Fisheries Report Few Problems So Far From Gov’t Shutdown


Jan 3 - Russia Initiates Plans for Pollock, Crab Harvests in Arctic Seas This Year


Jan 2 - Alaska Fishing Gears Up for 2019


Dec 31 - Russia Plans to Compete with Alaska for Brazilian Pollock Market


Dec 21 - Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers Appoints Craig Morris As New CEO


Dec 17 - Alaska is U.S. Seafood Superpower


Dec 17 - Russian Fishery Company Starts Construction of Russia’s Largest Pollock Processing Plant


Dec 10 - Russia Says Six Pollock Factories Will Aim to Push Chinese Pollock from EU in 2020


Dec 4 - North Pacific Council to Reveal Catch Allocations This Week; Pollock to Increase, Cod is Uncertain


Nov 29 - Tax Dispute Over Vessel Repair Threatens Russian Pollock Season; 200,000 Tons of Fish Could be Lost


Nov 26 - Russia Expects Record Fish Harvests This Year; Salmon Growth Almost Doubles


Nov 21 - Trident’s Protein Noodles Top Winner at Alaska Seafood Contest


Nov 21 - Kuril Islands Resolution with Japan Could Mean Huge Losses for Russian Seafood Industry


Nov 16 - Russian Taxes of 4.8 percent Proposed Across the Board for the Domestic Seafood Industry


Nov 15 - Symphony of Seafood Debuts 10 New Products


Nov 9 - Halibut’s a Wrap But There’s Lots of Fishing Going on Across Alaska


Oct 29 - Russia Introduces New Strategy to Double Fish Export Revenue by 2024


Oct 26 - Russian Pollock Catch to Decline By as Much 20% Over Next 5 Years


Oct 22 - Sea of Okhotsk Pollock Catch Will be More Than 1 million Tons with Improved Fall Fishing


Oct 16 - Russia to Start Export Fish Sales Through Auctions in Coming Months


Oct 9 - Russian Fishing Company to Build 9 Trawlers at Domestic Shipyards


Oct 5 - Pollock Industry Commits $10 Million to Marketing Campaign as GAPP is Reorganized


Oct 1 - Russian Leading Fish Producer Norebo Subjected to State Searches, Seizures


Sep 18 - 10% Tariffs on $200 Billion Chinese Exports Take Effect; Some Pollock and Cod Products May be Exempt


Sep 10 - Russia Doubles Exports of Pollock Fillets, Surimi, This Year as European Market Improves


Aug 31 - Russian Pollock Fishery in Sea of Okhotsk Recertified by MSC, with All Conditions Met


Aug 28 - Proposed Tariffs on Reprocessed Alaska Seafood Causing Chinese Buyers to Pull Back


Aug 17 - Mining Operations Threaten Fishing Operations at Russian West Kamchatka Region


Aug 13 - China Continues Buying Russian Pollock, Taking 90%, With Some Going to Chinese Domestic Market


Aug 8 - Russian Government Plans Subsidies for Smaller Trawl Vessel Construction


Jul 31 - New Russian State Producer Could Pose Direct Competition to Traditional Fishing Companies


Jul 20 - World Fishing Overview Gives Alaska High Marks


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


Jul 11 - Russian Ex-senator Alexander Verkhovsky Becomes Second Largest Fishery Quota Holder


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


Jun 8 - RFC to Get 170,000 ton Investment Quota; Plans Six New Surimi, Pollock Block Trawlers


Jun 7 - McDowell Study Highlights Inshore Processing in Western Ak; Shows Vulnerability to Climate Change


Jun 6 - June Alaska Fishing Updates: Tough Start for Salmon Season


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


May 30 - Russian Government Considers Ban of At-Sea Processing Discharges in Domestic Waters


May 25 - Russian Fishery Company Plans New Fish Processor 'Russian Pollock' in the Far East


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VIDEO: COS Aquaculture Commitment; GAPP Partnerships; Plant-Based Trends; MLMC's Executive Director

Join SeafoodNews Weekly Recap co-hosts Lorin Castiglione and Amanda Buckle as they talk about Chicken of the Sea's responsible aquaculture commitment; GAPP's new partnerships; plant-based trends in Canada; and the MLMC's new Executive Director.

This video is brought to you by Urner Barry. Urner Barry is headed to Brussels for Seafood Expo Global, the world's largest seafood trade fair, taking place from May 7-9. Visit us at booth 6-842 to buy posters and books. Plus, catch demos of Urner Barry's Comtell and...

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GAPP Partners With Fishpeople to Promote Meal Kits Featuring Wild Alaska Pollock

The Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) announced on Thursday that they are partnering with Oregon-based seafood company Fishpeople to promote their two new meal kits featuring wild Alaska pollock.

Fishpeople debuted three new flavors of their new Wildly Delicious Seafood Kits at Seafood Expo North America in Boston this past March, including Wild Alaska Pollock with Street Taco Crunch and Wild Alaska Pollock with Shrimp Scampi Crunch. Each kit includes two wild, sustainably-caught fish fillets, a chef-crafted topper...

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Alaska Seafood Industry Snapshot

This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch - An updated snapshot of Alaska’s seafood industry.

Alaska’s seafood industry puts 60,000 people to work, meaning $1.5 billion in earnings for fishermen on more than 9,000 vessels and workers at 87 large shoreside processing plants.

The seafood industry supports at least $150 million a year in taxes and fees.

And here’s why state budget watchers should care about fish prices:  In 2017, for example, the average dock price per pound for all Alaska seafood was 41 cents. If it had increased by one penny, it would...

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First Branded Pollock Products from Russian Fishery Co. Brought to Russian Retail Chains

The Russian fishery company, which announced its retail brand for 'Alaska' Pollock, Nordeco, last year, has introduced the first retail products to retail chains in Russia.

They will be sold at Caviar and Fish stores in St. Petersburg, and at Samberi stores in Primorsky Krai.

The fish sticks, fillets, and mince products are produced (partly) on RFC vessels, and the processing of the single frozen fillets is done by Espersen, the leading European secondary processor of whitefish.  During processing, the fish is not defrosted...

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UK Court to Decide Norebo Fate as Russian Fish Tycoons Battle for Leadership

Leading Russian fish tycoons Alexander Tugushev and Vitaly Orlov plan to continue a fight for the control over Norebo, the country’s largest fish producer. Norebo holds harvest quotas for more than 400,000 tonnes of fish in domestic territorial waters, according to some sources close to the company and some leading Russian experts in fisheries.

Several days ago Alexander Tugushev, a former partner of Orlov who currently claims a 30% stake in the company, convinced the High Court of London to refer the Norebo dispute...

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Trident's Pollock Protein Noodles Hit Select East Coast Costco Stores

Trident's new 10g Protein Noodles are officially on the East Coast. After debuting the versatile pollock noodles at Seafood Expo North America in Boston last month, Trident confirmed to SeafoodNews that a select number of Costco locations will be carrying the product.

The 10g Protein Noodles are high protein, lower-carb, gluten-free noodles that are made from wild Alaska pollock. In addition to having a whopping 10g of protein, which is double the amount found in an 85g serving of regular spaghetti pasta...

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Russia Plans to Force More Domestic Processing of Pollock, Crab by Fiat

The Russian government plans to seriously tighten control for the sales of fish and seafood both in the domestic market and abroad with the aim to ensure additional supplies of domestic catch to local customers, according to recent statements of Russian Federal Agency of Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo) representatives.

According to Ilya Shestakov, head of Rosrybolovstvo, the government is continuing its work on the design of a new federal law that will set new standards for fish trade in Russia and the...

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Russian Fish Producer Norebo Plans to Expand Fishing Fleet with 10 New Vessels/Processors

Norebo, one of Russia’s largest fish producers and processors and owned by a local fish tycoon Vitaly Orlov, has reached an agreement with Russian shipbuilder Severnaya Verf, to build an additional four new fish trawler-processors during the next several years, according to the company.

So far, Norebo has already ordered six large fish trawlers from Severnaya Verf, while the new contract, worth of RUB 16 billion ($300 million USD), means the total number of ordered vessel is now 10 units...

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Trident Seafoods Debuts Versatile 10g Protein Noodles at Seafood Expo North America

Those walking around Seafood Expo North America in Boston earlier this week were bound to see people wearing “I’m hooked” stickers. And attendees certainly were hooked… on Trident’s new 10g Protein Noodles.

As we previously reported, Trident Seafoods took their 10g Protein Noodles to Boston with the goal of expanding the reach of their new product, which is made from wild Alaska pollock. And they certainly succeeded in doing so. The unique high-protein, lower-carb, gluten-free noodle had many attendees talking about the...

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Russian Seafood Industry Could Bear Huge Losses if Kurils Transferred to Japan

The transfer of the Kuril Islands to Japan, currently discussed by the governments of both Russia and Japan, may cost the Russian seafood industry up to $5 billion USD losses a year and a shortage of salmon in the domestic market, according to recent statements of some independent analysts in the field of fish business and experts of Rosrybolovstvo.

According to analysts, the Kurils could be considered as gates through which all fish, and especially salmon, go to the Russian coast of Kamchatka and Sakhalin.

If they are ...

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Trident Wins Big at Symphony Contest in Juneau

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

Trident Seafood’s protein packed noodles made from Alaska pollock was a quadruple winner at last week’s Alaska Symphony of Seafood competition in Juneau.

“They were a four time winner at this event. That’s never happened before. It really speaks to the quality and innovation of this new product. It really blew everything out of the water.”

Julie Decker is director of the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, host of the Symphony for 26 years.

The protein noodles won first place in the retail category...

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Bojangles Brings Back BojAngler Fish Sandwich for Lent

The BojAngler is back at Bojangles. The Southeastern regional fast food chain, which specializes in Cajun seasoning, fried chicken, and buttermilk biscuits, announced on Tuesday that for a limited time diners will be able to order their popular BojAngler fish sandwich.

“After a few short years, the BojAngler has quickly become one of our most anticipated limited time offerings,” said Randy Poindexter, Bojangles’ Senior VP of Marketing. “It’s a one-of-a-kind, flavorful product that is guaranteed to hook you the first time...

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Wendy’s Brings Back North Pacific Cod Sandwich for Lent Despite Pollock Price Difference 

The North Pacific Cod Sandwich is back at Wendy’s – and just in time for Lent.

The North Pacific Cod Sandwich is a limited time menu option added just once a year. The Lenten season staple starts with a wild-caught North Pacific cod fillet, which is hand-cut and lightly breaded with crispy panko crumbs. The fillet is topped with a creamy dill tartar sauce, dill pickles and crisp lettuce and served to fish lovers on a toasted bun.

While fast food chains like...

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Sysco Adds Portico Classic Wild Alaska Pollock Bites to Cutting Edge Solutions Platform

Portico Classic Wild Alaska Pollock Bites are the latest seafood item to be added to Sysco’s Cutting Edge Solutions platform.

Sysco’s Cutting Edge Solutions Platform features new and exclusive products from Sysco that “offer on-trend flavors, labor saving solutions and menu versatility.” The product line first launched in October 2015 and was created to “assist customers with refreshing their menus, driving increased traffic, and streamlining back-of-house operations.”

Back in September Sysco announced the addition of...

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GAPP Launches Request for Second Round of Proposals to Build a Brand for Wild Alaska Pollock

In the second of three rounds of funding for partnership proposals to build Wild Alaska Pollock’s brand, the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) announced yesterday that proposals for the second flight of funding will be due March 29, 2019.

This round is focused on the second of three marketing targets -- addressing space or channels in retail, foodservice or alternative markets where Wild Alaska Pollock is not regularly sold.

“Wild Alaska Pollock is one of the most abundant and sustainable...

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Del Taco Offering Wild-Caught Alaska Pollock Tacos, Jumbo Shrimp Options

Mexican quick service restaurant Del Taco is expanding their seafood offerings.

“Our guests already love Del Taco’s Beer Battered Fish tacos, and each year, look forward to the return of our crispy Jumbo Shrimp tacos and burritos,” said Barry Westrum, Del Taco’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Seafood fans come to Del Taco because they know that they can get a variety of freshly-prepared, premium and delicious seafood items at an unbeatable value, and served at the speed of our drive-thru...

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The Winding Glass: If Your Only Tool is Anti-Trust, Everything Looks Like Price Fixing

This week Euclid fish launched a US class action price-fixing suit against the major salmon companies.

Over the past several years, we have seen several major price fixing or anti-trust cases.  The one that has legs is the tuna price-fixing case, in which a conspiracy to control competition and limit discounts was discovered by the Dept. of Justice, and the three companies involved all pled guilty.

Several tuna executives have pled guilty as well, and currently, Chris Lischewski, former CEO of Bumble Bee...

 

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Russian Fish Producers Call for Suspension of Controversial Industry Reforms

Leading Russian fish producers have called on the national government to suspend the conduction of further controversial reforms in the national seafood industry in coming years. They're also asking the government to provide guarantees of immunity to their business, according to recent statements of industry representatives.

According to fishermen, the industry situation in recent years has significantly improved, which was reflected by the increase in its transparency and profitability. In addition, the overall debt burden of the industry has also declined, while the volume of tax payments, in contrast...

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Russian Pollock Producers Ready for Expansion in Brazil

Leading Russian pollock producers, together with the domestic fish authorities, have confirmed their earlier announced plans for the beginning of a massive expansion into the Latin American region within the next several years.

As part of these plans, a particular attention will be paid for the increase of pollock exports, including value-added products, to the Brazilian market, where the demand for whitefish has significantly increased in recent years.

According to earlier statements of Alexey Bulgak, the vice-president of the Russian Pollock Association (ADM), the consumption...

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VIDEO: NL Snow Crab Quota; Alaska Salmon Forecasts; Pollock Pressure; Trident's Protein Noodles

Join SeafoodNews Weekly Recap co-hosts Lorin Castiglione and Amanda Buckle as they talk about the Newfoundland snow crab quotas for 2019; Alaska's salmon harvest numbers; the pressure on pollock; and Trident Seafoods' Protein Noodles hitting the East Coast. 

This video is brought to you by the Urner Barry Executive Conference, NOW the premier event for the seafood industry. The Executive Conference, taking place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas from April 28 to April 30...

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Russia to Focus on Sea of Okhotsk for Pollock While Also Exploring Other Areas

The Sea Okhotsk will remain a major source of pollock in Russia during the next several years. However, exploratory fishing works will also be conducted in other parts of the country, according to recent statements of Russian Rosrybolovstvo representatives and local experts in the field of fishing.

In the case of the Sea of Okhotsk, results of a recent survey conducted by researchers at the Russian Pacific Research Center, Russia’s leading research agency in the field of fishing, show the sea's total pollock reserves are...

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LISTEN: Taste Testing Trident's Protein Noodles; The Future of Meal Kits; Plus More News From SENA

SeafoodNews Podcast hosts Amanda Buckle and Lorin Castiglione are back from Seafood Expo North America!

Join us as we talk about all things Boston Seafood Show - from Trident's Protein Noodles to the Chilean Salmon Marketing Council's "The Promise of Patagonia" campaign. Plus, find out where meal kits are heading in the future.

This week's episode is brought to you by Urner Barry's Executive Conference, taking place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas from April 28-30. The Executive Conference is...

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Russia Plans Catch Increases to Match Soviet-era Harvest Figures

Russia plans to increase its fish harvests up to Soviet-era figures during the next several years, according to recent statements of Ilya Shestakov, head of the Russian Federal Agency of Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo).

Last year, the total fish catch in Russia exceeded 5 million tonnes and, according to Rosrybolovstvo plans, these figures should reach 6 million tonnes within the next five years.

That will be mainly achieved increasing harvests in the global ocean, as well as further optimization of catches within the inland waters. The latter...

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Trident Seafoods Launching 10g Protein Noodles at Boston Seafood Show

Trident Seafoods is looking to expand the reach of their new 10g Protein Noodles. The company announced that after test marketing the product earlier this year at select club stores, they will be launching the product at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, taking place from March 17-19.

Trident’s 10g Protein Noodles are protein-rich, gluten free, and made from wild Alaska Pollock. The product is a “versatile, flavor-neutral alternative to high-carb pastas,” and a 3 oz. serving contains a whopping...

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GAPP Launches Wild Alaska Pollock Lent Challenge To Encourage Consumers to Try Wild Alaska Pollock

There’s no better time to push seafood than during Lent – and the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) is certainly taking advantage of the timing. GAPP announced on Wednesday that they are launching their #WAPfor40Challenge, a promotion meant to engage consumers to “try delicious wild Alaska pollock.”

According to GAPP, the Wild Alaska Pollock Lent Challenge was created to showcase the prevalence of Wild Alaska Pollock on menus at beloved quick service restaurants, as well as in retail products...

 

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Trade War with China Continues to Pressure Alaska Pollock Industry

Alaska pollock is one of America’s most important fisheries, and it is renowned for large product volumes and popularity. However, as one of the five common fish in the U.S., its status is threatened due to the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. If the situation continues or even worsens, drastic changes could occur to the global seafood industry, according to Chinese media reports.

Fishermen in the U.S. have been used to delivering seafood to China for further processing, then importing them back to America for consumption... 

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White Castle Brings Back Seafood Crab Cake Slider and Shrimp Nibblers for Lent

White Castle’s Shrimp Nibblers and Seafood Crab Cake Sliders are back for a limited time – and just in time for the kickoff of Lent on March 6.

While Fish Sliders and Fish Nibblers, both made with Wild Alaskan pollock, are a staple menu item for White Castle, the chain only brings back their Shrimp Nibblers and Seafood Crab Cake Sliders once a year. And this year, the Seafood Crab Cake Slider is an option for White Castle’s new 3 for $3 value deal...

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Alaska Fishing Updates for February

This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – There’s lots of February fishing going on.

Hundreds of boats of all types are out in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea targeting pollock, cod, flounders and other whitefish.

The Bering Sea snow crab fishery is still ongoing and openers for their bigger cousin, bairdi Tanners, kicked off on February 12 in Southeast Alaska. The duration will depend on how the catches go in specific regions for 62 participants and it’s likely to last a few weeks. The Tanner harvest should top one million pounds...

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Russia Plans Accelerated Research Activities and Construction in Domestic Industry

Russia plans to significantly increase funding of research and development activities in the domestic fishing industry during the next several years, according to recent statements of some senior officials from the Russian Ministry of Agriculture and local fishermen.

For this purpose, up to RUB 33 billion ($500 million USD) will be allocated in the building of new research vessels intended for Russian fishermen and marine scientists.

This has already been confirmed by the head of Rosrybolovstvo, Ilya Shestakov, who said at the initial stage...

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LISTEN: Salmon Analysis; Australis Barramundi in HelloFresh Boxes; GAPP Funding and More

We're back! Join Seafood News staff writer Amanda Buckle and Urner Barry seafood market reporter Liz Cuozzo for a new episode of the SeafoodNews Podcast. This week on the podcast we break down market reporter Janice Schreiber's latest salmon analysis. Plus, we discuss Trident Seafoods and True North Seafood receiving funding from the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers; SeaShare teaming up with Hook Line and Savor; Australis Aquaculture's barramundi in HelloFresh boxes; and much more.

This week’s episode is brought to you by Urner Barry’s Reporter...

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