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Halibut Commission to Address a Request for Minimum Area Allocation Next Week

Oceana’s Anchovy Lawsuit Backfires, as Judge Asks NMFS to Update Science in Ruling Likely to Increas

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Iceland Seafood International Appoints Bjarni Armannsson CEO as Helgi Eriksson Steps Down

Russia May Consider Change in This Year's Crab Quota Auctions to 20% Instead of 50% Summary Wednesday, January 23

Tue. Jan 22 2019

Quinault Pride Seafood Buys Ownership Stake in Pacific Harvest

GSMC Panel Sheds Light On the Seafood Consumer

Federal Fisheries Expert Rachel Baker Named as Deputy Commissioner ADF&G

BAP Program Finishes 2018 With 2,287 Certified Facilities Worldwide

Grants for Safety Training and Research (After 9 Year Delay)

Horace Dawson of Red Lobster Joins GSA’s Board of Directors

Chile's Agrosuper Now Second Largest Salmon Farmer after AquaChile Acquisition Completed Summary Tuesday, January 22

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California, Oregon Choose Different Dates to Open Remaining Coastline to Crabbing  

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

Basa Industry Prospers in Vietnam; China's Industry Also Blooms  

Smaller Winter Crab Fisheries Give Economic Boost to Coastal Communities  

Unexpected Squid War Breaks out in Chile

Herring Season in San Francisco Bay Canceled as Market Dries Up Summary Monday, January 21

Fri. Jan 18 2019

Americans Will Pay More for Alaska Seafood, Say it Supports US Jobs  

Austral Fisheries and BCG Digital Ventures Launch New Tracking Platform  

Safe Quality Seafood Associates Launches SIMP Training Course

Angry Crab Shack Celebrates Fifth Anniversary, Plans Expansion

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Thu. Jan 17 2019

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San Diego Hotel Launches Sea-to-Dining Experience Focusing on Local Seafood Trend

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$9 shore price in southwestern Nova Scotia creates lobster season ‘bottleneck’

Fisheries Council of Canada Launches Future Leaders Program in Cooperation with NFI

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Bumble Bee Foods, FCF Fishery Co. and Ocean Outcomes Launch FIPs in Key Albacore Fisheries  

Canada Food Inspection Agency Launches New Food Safety Regulations

Film Chronicles Changes in Indonesia’s Fish Management, Highlights ‘One-by-one’ Tuna Fishery  

Coast Guard Formalizes Investigation into F/V Mary B II Capsizing  

Hawaii Seafood Exporter Signs Agreement With TNC to Help Save Snapper, Grouper Fishery  

Ocean Beauty’s Echo Falls Brand Launches 3 New Smoked Salmon Products  

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Scientists Find Possible New Spawning Area for Western Atlantic Bluefin

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews]  By Peggy Parker - March 8, 2016

Scientists from NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) and the University of Massachusetts Boston have found evidence of Atlantic bluefin tuna spawning activity off the northeastern United States in an area of open ocean south of New England and east of the Mid-Atlantic states called the Slope Sea.

The findings suggest that the current life-history model for western Atlantic bluefin may overestimate age-at-maturity. If so, the authors conclude that western Atlantic bluefin may be less vulnerable to fishing and other stressors than previously thought.

Prior to this research, the only known spawning grounds for Atlantic bluefin tuna were in the Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean Sea. The evidence for a new western Atlantic spawning ground came from a pair of Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) research cruises in the Slope Sea during the summer of 2013.

"We collected 67 larval bluefin tuna during these two cruises...

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