Thu. Apr 26 2018

Alaska Crab Quota Shares Face ‘Use It or Lose It’ Deadline  


As White Shrimp Prices Drop in China, High Basa Price Attract Farmers' Attention  


California Federal Court Approves Bumble Bee Salmon Label Settlement  


Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Enacts Emergency Regulations to Protect Whales


Miami’s Fisheries Science Center a Key Part of Ongoing Research and Ecosystem Management Work at CIM


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, April 26


Wed. Apr 25 2018

China’s JD.com Commits to BAP at Seafood Expo Global


Open Blue Cobia Sashimi Fillet Wins Seafood Excellence Award At Seafood Expo Global  


U.S. Coast Guard, Good Samaritans Rescue Crew From F/V Midori After Fire Off California Coast


Scottish Seafood Delegation Casts a Wide Net at Brussels Seafood Expo Global


High Liner Named Most Trusted Frozen Fish Brand By Canadian Shoppers


Togiak Herring Underway; Bait Herring Could Be A Better Fishery  


Turkey’s Luckyfish Co. First to Offer 4-Star BAP Mediterranean Sea Bass and Sea Bream  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, April 25


Tue. Apr 24 2018

The Global Aquaculture Alliance Moves to Wild Caught Seafood with Its New Partnership with SeaFish


NOAA Confirms Shrimp and Abalone to Be Included in SIMP by December 31    


Mazzetta Latest Company to Join GSSI


Seafood News Podcast: Supreme Crab's Mark Laubner Talks Bobby Flay; Plus 2018 Scallop Plan and More  


ADF&G Gets Small Budget Boost for FY 19  


Daley Bros. Criticized for Failure to Tell Province They Won't Open Trinity Bay Crab Plant


ASC Farmer’s Survey Reveals Benefits of Certification


Sodexo Recommends Students Eat Fish High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids During Finals Season


AFT Holdings Withdraws Investments From U.S. Tuna Fleet


Two Alaska Commercial Fishermen Charged With Harassing, Killing Steller Sea Lions


Live Atlantic Salmon Available in Yantai of Shandong Thanks to Oriental Ocean's Aquaculture  


Australia’s National Measurement Institute Clarifies Policy on Net Weight of Frozen Seafood


Red Lobster Announces New Dishes For Create Your Own Shrimp Trios Event  


Rhode Island Fishing Industry Releases 'Blueprint for Resilience'


Norwegian Salmon Producer Hofseth Invests in BAADER Production Line


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, April 24


Mon. Apr 23 2018

On Eve of Brussels Show, Russian Pollock Producers Promise Market War in Europe  


Supreme Crab & Seafood Executive Chef Mark Laubner Tells All About His "Beat Bobby Flay" Episode


Northern Cod Fisheries Improvement Project to Aid in Understanding of Stock Components  


DFO announces Newfoundland Shrimp Quotas with further cut in Area 6  


Upper Cook Inlet’s Commercial Herring, Smelt Fisheries Pay Big Bucks to Fishermen  


Guangxi Designates Trains to Deliver Seafood from ASEAN Countries to Northern China  


Oregon Sens. Wyden, Merkley Call on Administration to Maintain Funding for Sea Grant Programs


CDFW Opens More Northern Area to Rock Crab Fishing in California  


Another Study Shows How Eating Fish Supports Brain Health, Prevents Parkinson's


Hunchun City Develops Seafood Resources to Become Distribution Hub for NE Asia  


Research Models How Deadly Virus Moves Among Columbia River Salmon, Trout  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, April 23


Fri. Apr 20 2018

Coastal Villages Fund Sponsors New Report to Reopen Question of Fish Allocations Among CDQ Groups


Jackie Ventola Attorneys Claim Jail Sentence Would Lead to Demise of National Fish


A Short History of National Fish and Seafood, as Described by Jack Ventola Attorneys


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, April 20


Portion of Louisiana Offshore Waters Opening April 24 For Shrimp Season  


VIDEO: British Sustainable Seafood; Houston Restaurants Caught; Norovirus Outbreak; Scallop Plan


Florida Keys 'Who Caught It?' Campaign Aims to Stop Seafood Fraud


China, Norway Work On Better Seafood Trade Relations, More Direct Flights  


South Australian Sardine Fishery Begins Assessment For MSC Certification  


Norwegian Government Rejects Marine Harvest's Cargo Ship Fish Farm Concept  


Earth Day: What's Trashing Our Oceans?


Norwegian Seafood Council Launches "Seafood From Norway" Quality Logo  


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Today's Main Story: Snow Crab Well Over $6.00 in US as Japan Buying in Tatters  

Any attempt to have orderly snow crab sales to Japan from Newfoundland this year has collapsed, in the face of soaring US prices writes John Sackton. This week, Urner Barry is reporting Newfoundland 5-8 sections at $6.10 which is the highest price ever recorded for snow crab in June. Part of the problem is weaker Japanese demand for raw frozen sections. But also, some Japanese traders simply can't afford these prices, and there is wide variation from company to company as to their needs and abilities. The turmoil has also extended to the US market, where many contracts are either being cancelled or simply not filled, unless buyers keep up with the price increases. 

Canada's Federal Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo has resigned from the cabinet and is leaving the Liberal caucus to seek help for addiction problems, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday. Tootoo served just over six months in office and is the first minister to resign from Trudeau's cabinet. He was the first northerner to be named fisheries minister.   

In other news, pangasius prices in the U.S. could go higher this summer as two of the market’s three major suppliers were hit with an unexpected duty rate revision and import refusal notification from the USDA's catfish inspection program in May. Urner Barry pangasius prices are unchanged since February, averaging $1.75 per pound. The last increase was a market reaction to the March 1st implementation of the USDA’s catfish inspection program.

Meanwhile, Diversified Communications confirmed some of our earlier estimates that attendance was down during this year's Seafood Expo Global in Brussels.  Total visitors and exhibitors for the 2016 show dropped to 22,160  17 percent compared to last year's figure attendees. However, exhibitors did say the quality of the buyers was higher, as more casual visitors were less likely to attend.

Finally, the 2016 Bristol Bay salmon season officially opens today with a run forecast to reach 30 million sockeye with another 2 million returning to the Peninsula rivers. Peggy Parker recaps the forecasted runs and harvests from each of the fishery's five districts. The peak of the Bristol Bay season usually doesn't hit until early July. 

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