Tue. Dec 7 2021

Trident Seafoods Acquires Catcher/Processor Starbound From Aleutian Spray Fisheries  

Aleut Corp Met With DOJ on Antitrust Concerns in New Bering Sea Cod Trawl Program

Halibut Stock Boosted By Big Incoming Year Class  

FDA Has Refused 73 Entry Lines of Antibiotic-Contaminated Shrimp So Far This Year  

New York Announces $5.7 Million in COVID-19 Relief for Fishing Industry

Canada Shares Ghost Gear Program Progress Over Past 2 Years

SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, December 7

Mon. Dec 6 2021

King, Snow Crab Face Shortages and Size Limitations Moving Into 2022  

PODCAST: New Bedford Scallops Hit High, Dungeness Crab Season Opens, and More  

Pacific Halibut Biomass Still Low, But Signs of Recruitment Positive as IPHC Nears Annual Meeting

Register for the Upcoming Urner Barry Seafood Market Update Webinar on Crab and Groundfish  

More Bigeye for Pacific Longliners? Scientists Say Yes, Along with Increased Monitoring

Scientists Show Warm-water Habitats Help Fuel Coldwater Fish

Chilean Coho Leads the October Salmon Sales at Tokyo Central Wholesale Market  

Sysco Acquires Fresh Produce Distributor The Coastal Companies

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Encouraging Queenslanders to Eat Local Seafood This Holiday Season

Fri. Dec 3 2021

Bristol Bay 2022 Salmon Forecast Highest Ever, Two Buyers Raise 2021 Base Price to $1.45/lb  

Scallops Hit New Record Price in New Bedford  

VIDEO: USDA Purchase Awards; Disney Funds Spiny Lobster; Seafood Supply Chain Crisis; Gorton's LTO

Maine Lobstering Union Files Supreme Court Appeal to Halt LMA-1 Fishing Closure  

Trident Seafoods Founder to Be Honored; Seafood Showcased During ‘Battle In Seattle’ Basketball Game  

Earth-friendly Packaging by OBI Seafoods, Chitin Packaging Developed

JAPAN: October Seafood Exports Doubled In Frozen Yellowtail for the U.S.  

Norwegian Seafood Exports Topple Annual Value Records With December Still to Come  

Sernapesca: Salmon Company Hit With Significant Fine After Mortality Mismanagement

Gathered Foods Co-Founders Named UBS Global Visionaries

ASP Executive Director Derek Butler Wins Economic Developer of the Year Award

SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, December 3

Thu. Dec 2 2021

Crabbers Crack Record Opening Prices for Dungeness as Season Opens on West Coast  

This Week in Retail: Jingle Bells, December Sells  

Mowi Tops Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index Again; Grieg, Lerøy Close Behind  

Barramundi Group Notes Expansion Progress, Completion of its Brunei Hatchery in Q3 Business Update  

Scientists Support New Measures, Changes to Hawaii Longline Tuna Fishery

Fish Net Recycling in Alaska Tops 1 Million Pounds

Northern Dynasty Issues Response to EPA's Announcement Regarding Protection of Bristol Bay Watershed  

K-FISH Celebrates Successful Promotional Events in November

SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, December 2

Wed. Dec 1 2021

NFI: ‘Time for Washington to Act Now’ to Help Solve Seafood Supply Chain Crisis

Russia Ready to Increase Crab Catch and its Exports Next Year  

Alaska Fish Radio: Small Companies Win Big at New Products Competition

Rising Inflation, Relentless Pandemic Dampen U.S. Consumer Confidence

DFO Hits B.C. Salmon Harvester with Nearly $90K Fine After Routine Inspection  

Ikura Salmon Caviar Tops at 8312 yen/kg, up 600 yen/kg at Tokyo Central Wholesale Market  

Mowi-Owned Northern Harvest Sea Farms Reports Mortality Event at Newfoundland Salmon Site  

Fishing Vessel's Narrow Miss of Collision with a Cargo Ship Results in USCG Citation

SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, December 1

Subway Expanding in Saudi Arabia Thanks to New Franchise Agreement

Heimon Kala Oy’s Kokkola Fish Processing Plant in Finland to Close

Tue. Nov 30 2021

UPDATED: Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team Meeting Postponed  

SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, November 30

Gorton’s Brings Value-Sized Butterfly Shrimp To Kroger Ahead of the Holidays  

Maine Food Projects Net $3.5 Million in Federal Grants to Boost Local, Regional Food Systems

Grocer Hy-Vee Adopts Seafood Supplier Code of Conduct

California Oil Spill Area Closure Removed as of Noon Today; Harvesters Can Resume Fishing

Department of Commerce Unveils Final Results of Antidumping Duty Review for Frozen Shrimp from India  

Seafood Sales Balloon During China’s Singles Day

Alaska Fish Radio: Halibut Hopeful Signs for 2022  

Market Mover: Fresh Whole Salmon  

Russia’s Norebo Group Expands Domestic Presence  

Kingfish Company Purchases Land for Maine Land-Based Aquaculture Facility  

Urner Barry Unveils New Quotations on Peruvian Scallops  

The Winding Glass: Lobster Industry Consolidation Bigger Story than High Opening Prices this Winter  

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FFAW Says Hundreds of Crab Vessels Iced in Will Need Compensation Due to Late Start, As in Past

The Fish, Food and Allied Workers union said that hundreds of snow crab fishing boats are being kept ashore by the ice that has built up around Newfoundland and Labrador. President Keith Sullivan called on the federal government to pay compensation to fish harvesters who are kept away from the fishery. "For many, E.I. benefits run out next week, which will leave families without any income for the foreseeable future, since ice is expected to be a problem until at least mid-May," the FFAW wrote in a statement.

New England regulators will allow lobster fishing in proposed deep-sea coral protection zones on the Mount Desert Rock and Outer Schoodic Ridges. The New England Fishery Management Council voted 14-1 Tuesday to ban most fishing in the canyons and plateaus where slow-growing, cold-water coral gardens flourish in the dark waters of the Gulf of Maine. But pleas from Maine lobster fishermen who say a trap ban in fertile gulf fishing grounds would cost them millions of dollars helped sway an initially resistant council to grant a lobstering exemption. The Council will vote on the exemption at its meeting in June.

In other news, Greenpeace released its annual sustainability rankings of canned tuna products sold in the US market. John Sackton writes how these rankings have almost nothing to do with tuna sustainability. "Instead, like other supermarket rankings undertaken by Greenpeace, the ranking system is used to reward banners that conform to Greenpeace’s ideology and punish banners that don’t," Sackton writes.

Meanwhile, the Gulf Seafood Institute and six other Gulf of Mexico seafood industry organizations endorsed North Pacific Fishery Management Council Executive Director Chris Oliver for the open position of Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries. “It is imperative that NOAA Fisheries be guided by an experienced Administrator with a solid track record of uniting these varying interests with a spirit of positivity and mutual respect,” the groups said in a letter sent to Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Jr.

Finally, biologists at NOAA Fisheries’ Southwest Fisheries Science Center cracked the code on how to spawn Pacific sardines in the laboratory, opening a new window on the life cycle of the commercially important species. Some in the industry hope it will better inform industry and managers as to what environmental factors would augment wild reproduction and recruitment.

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