Mon. May 21 2018

ANALYSIS: Shrimp Replacement Cost From Indonesia Lower Than India  


Qingdao Plans Construction of 3 More Fisheries Economic Zones, Improving Local Access to  


Seafood News Podcast: Tilapia Market Update; Sea Lion Warning; Alaska Salmon Season; and More


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, May 21


Copper River Sockeye Harvest Below Forecast For Opener, But Kings Look Good


IFFO RS Paves Way for Certification Standard Improvements with MEL Report


Basa Industry Growth Forces Vietnam to Work Through Market, Environmental Challenges  


ANALYSIS: Shrimp Replacement Cost From Indonesia Lower Than India


Fri. May 18 2018

Captain D's Triples Loyalty Program Registration with "Text-To-Join" Enrollment Feature


Coastal Villages Delivers Record-Breaking 100,000 Gallons of Heating Oil in 2018


ASMI Celebrates Wild Alaska Salmon Season with Summer Grilling Push  


Pescanova 5th Largest High Consumption Brand With Greatest Penetration in Spain


SmartCatch Wins Rabobank FoodBytes! Award for Sustainable Technology


Copper River Opens to Slow Catches, Record Prices  


High Crawfish Prices in China Have Consumers Complaining About Costs, Restaurants About Margin


Wild Alaska Salmon Season Starts With Alaska Air Cargo Delivering More Than 64,000 Lbs. to Seattle  


WDFW Denies Permit for Cooke Aquaculture to Transport Juvenile Atlantic Salmon Through Puget Sound


VIDEO: Right Whale Sighting; Canned Tuna Price Fixing; Royal Wedding Salmon and More


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, May 18


Thu. May 17 2018

Chris Lischewski, CEO of Bumble Bee, 4th Individual Indicted for Price Fixing in Tuna Industry


Russia Says Volume of King Crab in Barents Sea May Equal Far East in a Few Years; Cod Catches Drop  


Copper River Fleet and Processors Partner with ADF&G to Buy ARIS Sonar Counter


Bristol Bay Sockeye Fishery Trending Upward on Quality and Value


NOAA's Says 91% of Stocks Not Subject to Overfishing, Did Record Number of Assessments in 2017


Cousins Maine Lobster Opening First Brick and Mortar Franchise Location in Tennessee  


NOAA Warns Fishermen Not to Shoot Seals or Sea Lions


Pacific Marine Expo Gets Sidelined by Seattle Seahawks Football Game


NOAA Announcing Findings From 2017 Status of U.S. Fisheries Report Thursday Afternoon


EU's Ocean Plastics Lab Coming to Washington National Mall


Leigh Habegger Joins Seafood Harvesters of America as Their New Executive Director


Land Based Fish Farm Being Built in South Africa  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, May 17


Wed. May 16 2018

Oregon District Court Judge Throws Out Last Anti-Trust Lawsuit Against Pacific Seafoods


China Submerges First Salmon Cage Off Qingdao; Industry Hopes it Will Help with Salmon Shortage  


ADF&G Budget Increase of $1 Million Survives Legislative Process


Negotiations Underway for Renewal of Pacific Salmon Treaty Amidst Pressure of Declining Stocks


Bristol Bay Salmon Fishermen Set Record for Chilling Their Fish  


Red Lobster Expands Sustainability Efforts with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program Partners


Companies and Chains Cash in on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding  


Amazon Opening 2 More ‘Amazon Go’ Convenience Stores


Sysco Highlights Their Return to National Restaurant Association Show


Save the Date: Pacific Marine Expo Will Be November 18- 20, 2018 in Seattle


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, May 16


ANALYSIS: Surge of Canadian Halibut Pushing Prices Down to Five Year Low  


Tue. May 15 2018

ANALYSIS: US Shrimp Market Weakening to Lowest Prices of the Post EMS Era  


U.S. Seafood Industry Urges USTR to Avoid Trade War With China


Pacific Whiting Fishery Opens Today to Same Harvest Levels as in 2017  


New Bedford Fishing Vessel Collides With Loaded Tankship; Coast Guard Investigating


Legal Sea Foods Bringing Sauces, Marinades Nationwide Thanks to Agreement with Stonewall Kitchen


Industry Veteran Kenneth Loud Joins Northern Wind as VP of New Product Development


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, May 15


Alaska Fishing Families are Affected by Management Changes


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California Crabbers and Processors Settle for $3 Per Pound; Season Opens to Rough Weather 

Unable to achieve consensus on the issue of price, the California crab fleet will start fishing with an ex-vessel price of $3 per pound. The first local crab of the season will be delivered to northern California ports on Thursday, Dec. 1. The Humboldt Fishermen's Marketing Association reported rough ocean conditions and a very large northwesterly swell that was expected to produce unsafe conditions on the ocean and in Humboldt Bay Bar. The weather did prevent some fishermen from setting out.

Seafood wholesalers at Tsukiji may sustain losses of 4 billion yen per year in the wake of Tokyo's decision to postpone opening the new market in Toyosu by at least one year. The Tokyo Seafood Wholesalers Association estimates that the dealers who initially planned to start operation at Toyosu in November have already sustained losses of about 435 million yen since November 7, the date initially set for the opening of the new market. The association estimates that its members will incur costs of about 300 million yen per month because of the botched move. New Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said the government will determine by next summer whether or not the Tsukiji Fish Market should be moved to the new market site in Koto Ward.

Meanwhile, the largest Canadian lobster season, in Southwest Nova Scotia LFA 33 and 34, is underway. Crews left to dump pots early this morning. The first haul backs are allowed at midnight tonight. However a storm system forecast for Wednesday could prove disruptive, and it is doubtful that full-scale landings will be crossing the dock until later in the week.

Russia’s leading fish producer Karat plans to invest between US$250 and US$300 million so it can expand its seafood producing and processing business over the next several years. A significant part of the investment will go towards expanding fishing activity within Russia's territorial waters, particularly in the northwest part of Russia as well as the Far East. Additionally, Karat wants to expand fishing to overseas waters, including the North Atlantic, the west coast of Africa and the Pacific Ocean.

Finally, sales data from some of China's largest e-commerce retailers shows shrimp and seafood were among some of the top selling items during Single's Day. Alibaba, Zhangzidao, Gfresh and other online retailers reported seafood sales as high as ten times normal figures, with shrimp among the most popular items. Single's Day is one of the largest one-day sales periods for retailers in China.

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