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Aug 5 - Blue Apron Partnership With Food Network Star Amanda Freitag Introduces New Salmon, Shrimp Recipes


Aug 5 - NOAA Fisheries Cancels Four 2020 Surveys Due to COVID-19


Aug 5 - SeafoodAuction.net opens in AK


Aug 4 - Massachusetts Begins Distribution Process of CARES Act Funds to Fishing, Seafood Industries


Aug 3 - China’s Chief Epidemiologist Says Ventilation to Blame for Coronavirus Outbreaks at Seafood Markets


Aug 3 - California, Oregon Fisheries Relief Funding May Soon be Available for Sectors Affected by COVID-19


Jul 31 - NOAA Implements Nationwide Observer Waiver Criteria; Northeast Coverage to Begin August 14


Jul 30 - ANALYSIS: Cod Market Unsettled


Jul 30 - NFI Moves 2021 Global Seafood Market Conference to May


Jul 29 - Seafood Harvesters of America, Retail Federation Pleased by HEALS Act Provisions


Jul 29 - Japanese Supermarket Sales Improve for the Second Consecutive Month


Jul 29 - Two More Da Yang Seafoods Workers Test Positive for COVID-19


Jul 28 - Captain D’s Adds Another Midwest Location in Illinois


Jul 28 - China Fisheries & Seafood Expo October 2020 Show Canceled Due to Coronavirus


Jul 28 - The Winding Glass: Despite Pandemic, Land Based Aquaculture Looks Like the Chicken Revolution


Jul 28 - JAPAN: Fisheries Agency’s Second Sales Promotion Assistance Offers Subsidies on Shipping Charges


Jul 28 - Japanese Ministry Announces GO TO EAT Campaign


Jul 28 - Second Worker at Da Yang Seafoods Tests Positive for COVID-19


Jul 27 - Massachusetts Lawmakers Call for Observer Waiver to Continue Past July 31


Jul 27 - More Than 500 New COVID-19 Cases in Alaska Over the Weekend, Outbreak at Copper River Seafoods


Jul 24 - Dalian Implements Strict Safety Measures As Coronavirus Case Confirmed at Seafood Processing Company


Jul 24 - REPORT: ‘Positive Advances’ on Lifting Suspension of Ecuadorian Shrimp Exports to China


Jul 24 - Irish Agriculture Minister Talks Brexit with Fishing Industry Reps


Jul 24 - Connecticut Lawmakers Want More COVID Relief for Shellfish Farmers


Jul 24 - Alaska Board of Fisheries Asks Public for Advice on Upcoming Meetings


Jul 24 - American Seafoods CEO Describes What Happens After the Virus is Found Aboard Ship


Jul 23 - GAA Releases COVID-19 Guidance for Seafood Processing Facilities


Jul 23 - Four Processors Post $.70 Base Price While Bristol Bay Catches Reach Nearly 37 Million Sockeye


Jul 22 - Ecuador Working With Suspended Shrimp Exporters to Lift Ban to China


Jul 21 - European Commission Approves €720,000 in COVID-19 Relief for Bluefin Tuna Fishermen


Jul 21 - Ecuador’s National Chamber of Aquaculture Projects Sharp Decrease in Shrimp Exports for July


Jul 20 - Aquaculture Stewardship Council Provides Next Steps as COVID-19 Impacts Auditing


Jul 20 - The Winding Glass: Retail Seafood Increase Likely Permanent; Provides Opportunity to Rethink Retail


Jul 17 - Chinese Media Reports More Ecuador Shrimp Samples Test Positive For Virus


Jul 17 - While Virus Climbs Past 3,000 Cases in Alaska, Only 8% are Seafood-Related


Jul 16 - Rise in COVID-19 Cases Weighs Heavily on Restaurants, Fresh Seafood Markets


Jul 16 - Holland Fisheries Event Moving Forward With October 2020 Show


Jul 15 - Ecuador Foreign Minister Luis Gallegos Says Shrimp Export Problem With China “Has Been Overcome”


Jul 15 - Seafood Industry Continues to Pressure NMFS on Observer Waivers Nationwide


Jul 14 - Study: COVID and Brexit-related Fishing Slowdown, Can Help Rebuild UK’s Fish Stocks


Jul 14 - REPORT: Price Setting Panel to Provide Decision on ASP’s Shrimp Price Reconsideration Request Today


Jul 14 - JAPAN: Surimi Product Exports to the U.S. Down 57% in May


Jul 13 - FDA Prepping to Resume Domestic Inspections Following Four-Month Halt


Jul 13 - Ecuador Forms COVID-19 Oversight Taskforce After China Suspends Shrimp Imports From 3 Companies


Jul 13 - Connecticut Delegation Looking for USDA to Reverse Decision on Shellfish Farmer COVID-19 Aid


Jul 13 - Russian Pollock Roe from the Previous Fishing Season Increased by 10% to 34,000 Tons


Jul 13 - ANALYSIS: Farmed Salmon Taking a Hit as COVID-19 Cases Increase Around the Country


Jul 10 - China Suspends Ecuador Shrimp Imports After Allegedly Finding Positive Samples of Coronavirus


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Blue Apron Partnership With Food Network Star Amanda Freitag Introduces New Salmon, Shrimp Recipes

Blue Apron is making it easier to cook like your favorite celebrity chef. The meal kit service announced this week that they have partnered with New York chef and Food Network star Amanda Freitag to bring their subscribers some new mouthwatering meals.

"Growing up, my family understood the value of a good meal, but we were busy. We ate a lot of frozen pizzas and other things that were easy to prepare,” said Freitag. “I still love those simple, classic American flavors...

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NOAA Fisheries Cancels Four 2020 Surveys Due to COVID-19

NOAA Fisheries announced the cancellation of four research surveys off the East and Gulf Coasts because of uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Autumn Bottom Trawl Survey (NEFSC), Summer Ecosystem Monitoring Survey (NEFSC), Northern Shrimp Survey (NEFSC) and Summer and Fall Plankton Survey (SEFSC) were all cancelled.

“These are difficult decisions for the agency as we strive to balance our need to maintain core mission responsibilities with the realities and impacts of the current health crisis,” NOAA wrote in an update...

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Massachusetts Begins Distribution Process of CARES Act Funds to Fishing, Seafood Industries

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries announced on Tuesday that they have begun the process of distributing federal disaster relief aid related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The CARES Act was passed in March with $300 million earmarked for the  fisheries assistance fund. However, at the time of the announcement, there had been no agency named to oversee the disbursement of the fund. Frustrated with the situation, fishermen wrote to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asking that the Department of Commerce and NOAA “clearly articulate their distribution process for...

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California, Oregon Fisheries Relief Funding May Soon be Available for Sectors Affected by COVID-19

California coastal and marine fishery participants – including licensed commercial fishermen, fish buyers, aquaculture businesses, charter boat owners and guides – who have experienced a loss of income due to the effects of COVID-19 may be eligible for federal relief funding disbursed through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the agency said in a press release Friday.

Also on Friday, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced NOAA Fisheries approved the state's spend plan for funding.

The California...

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ANALYSIS: Cod Market Unsettled

The market for both Atlantic and Pacific cod remains slightly unsettled as we enter the eighth month of 2020. While some species have swiftly rebounded amid COVID-19 restrictions and reopenings, cod has seen a slower resurgence as demand picks up and slows down, unwilling to follow seasonal trends.

Prior to COVID-19, Atlantic cod was under upwards pricing pressure due to additional costs associated with the tariffs which will be under review in the coming weeks. In addition, the market saw a healthy demand leading into...

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Seafood Harvesters of America, Retail Federation Pleased by HEALS Act Provisions

The Seafood Harvesters of America and the National Retail Federation applauded some provisions in the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act, as Congress works to provide the next round of COVID-19 relief.

Seafood Harvesters of America Executive Director Leigh Habegger noted the work of Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan (R) and the rest of the Alaska delegation who worked to allow fishermen to amend their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan to include crewmember pay to be considered eligible to payroll costs...

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Two More Da Yang Seafoods Workers Test Positive for COVID-19

The Clatsop County Public Health Department reported Tuesday that two additional employees of Da Yang Seafoods in Astoria, Ore. have tested positive for COVID-19.

A man and a woman, both in their 40s, are recovering at home, the department said in a press release.

These two positive cases bring the total number of Da Yang employees testing positive to four so far. The Department conducted testing of all 160 of the company’s workers on Thursday, July 23, after Da Yang informed the county that one ...

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China Fisheries & Seafood Expo October 2020 Show Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The organizers of China Fisheries & Seafood Expo (CFSE) announced on Monday that they have decided to cancel their 2020 trade show, which was originally scheduled to be held in October at Qingdao’s Hongdao International Convention & Exhibition Center. The show normally attracts over 40,000 seafood buyers from 99 countries. 

The 2020 event was set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of CFSE. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizers decided to reschedule the show for October 27-29, 2021.

“It was a hard decision to make...

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JAPAN: Fisheries Agency’s Second Sales Promotion Assistance Offers Subsidies on Shipping Charges

The Fisheries Agency's sales promotion assistance will help firms in the seafood business with support in shipping and public relations expenses. The promotion assistance targets firms whose sales have decreased by more than 20% from the previous year due to the new coronavirus effect. The Japan Fisheries Association started recruitment of the second program on July 17. The program targets not only general consumers as was the original program, but it also assists transactions between businesses. The first program had a cap of 5 million yen per company...

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Second Worker at Da Yang Seafoods Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Clatsop County Public Health Department reported one new COVID-19 case Monday: a Da Yang Seafoods employee, between 50 and 59, who is recovering at home. It is the second reported case at Da Yang, an Astoria, Ore., processor.

Clatsop County Public Health conducted testing of all 160 of the company’s workers on Thursday, July , after the company informed the county that one of its employees had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week. That individual, a man in his 30s, was ...

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More Than 500 New COVID-19 Cases in Alaska Over the Weekend, Outbreak at Copper River Seafoods

Alaska reported a record number of COVID-19 cases on Saturday with 185, then on Sunday another 231 cases were reported. Each of these were the highest new COVID-19 cases in Alaska for a single day, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS).

“In order for us to continue to manage the virus, we need to stop this current surge,” DHSS Commissioner Adam Crum said yesterday. 

“Daily cases over 100 will soon diminish our hospital bed capacity. Now ....

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REPORT: ‘Positive Advances’ on Lifting Suspension of Ecuadorian Shrimp Exports to China

“Positive advances” are reportedly being made on lifting the suspension of Ecuadorian shrimp to China. 

As SeafoodNews reported earlier this month, China suspended shrimp imports from three Ecuadorian shrimp producers after allegedly finding positive samples of the coronavirus on the exterior of the packaging.  Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila S.A., Empacreci S.A., and Empacadora Del Pacifico Sociedad Anonima Edpacif S.A. have not been allowed to export product to China since then. However, Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said in a press conference this week that...

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Connecticut Lawmakers Want More COVID Relief for Shellfish Farmers

 

Connecticut’s political leaders want shellfish and aquaculture farmers to be included in the next round of COVID-19 economic relief. In a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate, the state’s representatives asked for $500 million in fisheries assistance.

Specifically, the politicians wanted funding to target producers who did not receive sufficient assistance from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), or from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Section 12005 funds.

“In our State of Connecticut, fisheries and aquaculture producers will receive $1.8 million in total..."

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American Seafoods CEO Describes What Happens After the Virus is Found Aboard Ship

Last week 85 crewmembers on American Seafoods' American Triumph tested positive for the coronavirus in Dutch Harbor. The company relocated the crew to Anchorage for isolation and quarantine. The vessel, now in Seward, will be sanitized before returning to fishing. Mikel Durham, the CEO of American Seafoods, issued the following statement about what happens once the virus is discovered aboard a ship: 

"I want to express my sincere thanks to everyone who has helped American Seafoods and our crew members as we face the challenges of the...

 

 

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Four Processors Post $.70 Base Price While Bristol Bay Catches Reach Nearly 37 Million Sockeye

Four leading processors have posted base-prices of 70 cents per pound for Bristol Bay sockeye, 52% of last year’s base price of $1.35. Trident fishermen also confirmed bonuses of 15 cents/lb for refrigerated seawater, 5 cents/lb for bleeding, and 5 cents/lb for chilling, according to a news report from KDLG late yesterday. Another half dozen major processors in the area are silent so far on base prices.

If other buyers follow suit, this will be ...

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European Commission Approves €720,000 in COVID-19 Relief for Bluefin Tuna Fishermen

The European Commission approved a €720,000 Maltese scheme which will provide support to self-employed Bluefin tuna fishermen impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Fishermen will receive direct grants and the amount will be calculated based on the quota assigned by the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture to Bluefin tuna fishermen in 2020 and each beneficiary will receive no more than €120,000, the EC said.

Alike many other fishermen across the globe, the support was created to compensate for the drop in market price of Bluefin tuna...

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SeafoodAuction.net opens in AK

This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Fishermen, registered buyers and hatcheries have a new and easier way to do business online from a single location. It’s SeafoodAuction.net based in Kenai. https://seafoodauction.net/

“All buyers that register through the site have to be certified and registered through the feds and of course, through the state of Alaska, so nothing changes in that regard. Your existing buyers are part of this if  they choose to be. And they're the ones that are bidding.  It just makes everything easier. It's in one location...

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China’s Chief Epidemiologist Says Ventilation to Blame for Coronavirus Outbreaks at Seafood Markets

Dr. Wu Zunyou, the Chief Epidemiologist for the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, is connecting the dots of the coronavirus outbreaks that the country has endured. According to Dr. Zunyou, the “great similarity” between the outbreaks in Beijing and Dalian is seafood processing and marketing. 

“When the coronavirus cases occurred at Beijing’s Xinfadi wholesale market, we thought of Wuhan’s Huanan seafood market, where the coronavirus cases were also related to the seafood sales area,” Dr.  Zunyou explained. “All of these similarities suggest that...

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NOAA Implements Nationwide Observer Waiver Criteria; Northeast Coverage to Begin August 14

Through a leadership message from Assistant Administrator Chris Oliver, NOAA Fisheries announced nationwide observer and monitor coverage waiver criteria.

Oliver also announced that observer coverage in the Northeast will resume on August 14. Oliver also noted that existing coverage will remain in other regions.

“To improve transparency in our approach to observer deployment, we have established national-level criteria for vessels to be waived (released) from observer or at-sea monitor coverage. Going forward, observer or monitor coverage may be waived, for both full and partial-coverage fisheries..."

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NFI Moves 2021 Global Seafood Market Conference to May

The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) announced on Wednesday that they have moved their Global Seafood Market Conference (GSMC) to May 23-28, 2021. The event normally takes place in January, however, due to potential travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, NFI decided to push the event back a few months.

NFI President John Connelly released the following statement on the rescheduling of the event: 

The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has decided to reschedule the 2021 Global Seafood Market Conference (GSMC) from January to May as part of an effort to...

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Japanese Supermarket Sales Improve for the Second Consecutive Month

According to the chain store sales statistics compiled by the Japan Chain Stores Association, whose member companies are general supermarkets (GMS), June's total sales amount was 1,860 billion yen ($17.7 billion). Sales of the existing stores increased by 3.4% year-on-year for the second consecutive month. In addition to healthy food products sales, household goods also recovered by 9.1%. Clothes, down 4.1%, narrowed the negative range. The trend suggests a resumption of economic activities following the cancellation of the emergency declaration, explained Suisan Keizai.

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Captain D’s Adds Another Midwest Location in Illinois

Fast-casual seafood chain Captain D’s opened its newest location in Champaign, Illinois. This is the first location in central Illinois and the seventh in the state overall.

Captain D’s is looking to add more restaurants in the Chicago metro area in the future as it continues its Midwest expansion plans.

Currently, the Champaign location is open for drive-through and carry-out only. Like the company has shared in other openings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the immediate future to help ensure the safety of guests and employees...

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The Winding Glass: Despite Pandemic, Land Based Aquaculture Looks Like the Chicken Revolution

While the market has reacted sharply to the changes in food distribution patterns due to the coronavirus pandemic, aquaculture investment has moved right along.

We are witnessing a disconnect between investment behavior and the real economy based on the surge of liquidity provided by the federal reserve and other governments. Despite grim employment numbers, investors are awash in low interest, zero interest, or negative interest money provided by central banks to try and keep the various global economies afloat...

 

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Japanese Ministry Announces GO TO EAT Campaign

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) started public recruitment of the "Go To Eat" campaign on July 21 to support restaurants and agriculture and fisheries vendors who address issues on the new coronavirus infections. MAFF will sign a contract directly with meal ticket issuing companies, online restaurant reservation sites, performance confirmation organizations, and campaign supporters,  including consultation services and public relations firms. Although it is competitive bidding, MAFF will also evaluate cost performance expectations, Suisan Keizai explains.

This effort is a part of...

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Call for Observer Waiver to Continue Past July 31

With just days left before the redeployment of observers will begin in the Greater Atlantic Region, Massachusetts lawmakers called on NOAA Fisheries to extend the waiver as long as is necessary.

In a letter to NOAA leadership, the delegation asked for a delay of the at-sea monitoring requirement for the Northeast groundfish fishery citing rising cases in coastal areas in the region including Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Virginia communities. 

“As Senator Tarr’s June 30, 2020 letter to you, the commercial fishing industry remains among the most vulnerable..."

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Dalian Implements Strict Safety Measures As Coronavirus Case Confirmed at Seafood Processing Company

The city of Dalian in the northeastern Liaoning province of China has reported a new cluster of coronavirus cases allegedly tied to a seafood processing company.

According to a report from Reuters, the first case, which was reported on Wednesday, involved a 58-year-old man who worked at a seafood processing company. State media said that multiple samples that were collected from the company also tested positive for the coronavirus. By Thursday two additional locally transmitted cases were reported, as well as 12 asymptomatic cases...

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Irish Agriculture Minister Talks Brexit with Fishing Industry Reps

Dara Calleary, Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine met with representatives of the Irish fishing industry to hear their concerns about fishing amid Brexit negotiations.

Fishermen also shared the challenges they face during the COVID-19 pandemic. The representatives were from the four Fishermen’s Producers Organizations in the country (Irish South and East Fish Producer Organisation, Killybegs Fishermen’s Producer Organisation, Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisation, Irish Fish Producers Organisation), the National Inshore Fisherman’s Forum and the Irish Fish Processors and Exporters Association...

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Alaska Board of Fisheries Asks Public for Advice on Upcoming Meetings

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

Should the Board of Fisheries postpone its upcoming meetings until the coronavirus subsides? 

Alaskans are being asked for their opinions as the board makes plans for its meeting line up that runs from October to March. The focus this cycle is fisheries at Prince William Sound and Southeast and statewide shellfish.  Glenn Haight is board director -

Anyone who has attended knows these are intensely public meetings and big gatherings. And so you'll spend anywhere from two days to two weeks...

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GAA Releases COVID-19 Guidance for Seafood Processing Facilities

Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) team at Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) created a guidance document for aquaculture facilities during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The document provides steps and measures companies can take to ensure the safety of employees at processing facilities during these unprecedented times.

The first step of the guidance focuses on identifying measures to protect workers and reduce the risk of transmission. BAP discussed social distancing measures, personal protective equipment and air ventilation and disinfection practices...

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Ecuador Working With Suspended Shrimp Exporters to Lift Ban to China

Ecuador’s Minister of Production, Foreign Trade, Investments and Fisheries, Iván Ontaneda Berrú, is working with the three Ecuadorian shrimp producers that have been suspended from exporting their product to China. According to Minister Ontaneda, the Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investments and Fisheries (MPCEIP) is implementing internal control actions and other high-level efforts to lift the sanctions against the three companies. 

Minister Ontaneda, in a joint press conference with the National Aquaculture Chamber (CNA), explained that MPCEIP is currently monitoring the protocols that the Ecuador aquaculture and...

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