Thu. Jul 2 2020

Urner Barry Launches Expanded Shrimp Market Coverage in Europe


ANALYSIS: May Shrimp Imports Decline 29.4 Percent  


Alaska’s Daily Rate of COVID Cases Up Sharply, Seafood Cases Now 10% of all Cases


Update: Bristol Bay Run Still Building, Ocean Temperatures Close to Normal, Patches Higher


Massachusetts Releases Update On Allocation of $28 Million Received From CARES Act


Seven Lessons Foodservice Can Learn from a Pandemic


NYC Pulls Back on Indoor Dining as U.S. Sees Biggest One-Day COVID-19 Spike Since Start of Pandemic


Massachusetts Delegation Calls for State’s Lobster Industry to be Part of Potential Tariff Relief  


Japan: May Seafood Exports Increased by 3% to 630,000 Tons; Frozen Scallops, Albacore Perform Well  


SeafoodNews Not Publishing on Friday, July 3


RODA Challenges Coast Guard Study Related to Offshore Wind


All Seafood Products in Pair of Albertsons Product Lines to Get Sustainability Logos on Packaging


Norpac Fisheries Export Recalls Shrimp Poke Due to Listeria Monocytogenes  


Conagra Brands Partners with MSC to Boost Sustainable Seafood in U.S.


Torchy’s Tacos Introduces New Prawn Taco For July’s Taco of the Month  


More Food Delivery Consolidation? Uber in Talks to Buy Postmates


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, July 2


Wed. Jul 1 2020

NOAA Changes Course, Observer Redeployment Delayed Through July 31


City Water Woes Worsen Industry Upheaval in Newport, Ore.


Bipartisan Legislation Introduced Today Authorizes $3 Billion for Coastal Communities


NOAA: Vessel Collision Led to First U.S. North Atlantic Right Whale Death of 2020


Vietnam Runs into Trouble Again in Basa Exports to China  


JAPAN: Fresh Squid Landings in January-May Lowest in Recent Years, but Shows Sign of Improvement  


Pair of U.S. Squid Fisheries Obtain MSC Certification  


Seafood Show Tokyo to go on September 30-October 2


U Maryland’s Wilberg Wins President’s Science Award for Oyster Management Work   


Zoetis Purchases Fish Vet Group, Boost Fish Farm Diagnostic Offerings


Atlantic Capes Fisheries Donates 10,000 Pounds of Fresh Seafood to South Coast Food Banks


F3 Fish-Free Feed Competition Registration Extended; Prize Money Doubled  


FeedKind Aquafeed Project's First Commercial-Scale Plant to be Built in Chongqing  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, July 1


Tue. Jun 30 2020

Landings Report: AK Salmon Season Lags Behind Recent Years, Keta Harvest Picking Up  


Carlos “The Codfather” Rafael Moved to Residential Reentry Management Center During Pandemic


Rep. Seth Moulton Calls for Delay of At-Sea Monitors Coverage Ahead of Observer Return on July 1


Two Die After Crab Vessel Strikes Jetty Near Florence, Ore.; One Crewman Rescued


AquaBounty Begins Commercial Harvest of Atlantic Salmon Raised in Indiana  


Peer-reviewed Study Shows Army Corps Downplayed Risk of Earthquakes at Pebble


First Red Sea Bream Aquaculture Improvement Project (AIP) in Japan Launched


Former Pro Baseball Player Bo Jackson Joins NFI’s Crab Council


Kvarøy Arctic Investing in Land-Based Aquaculture  


Russian Pollock Producers May Significantly Strengthen Their Positions in Domestic Market This Year  


Hokkaido Scallop Producers Regain Access to Top Market Through New Export Route  


BioMar’s New Denmark Facility Fully Operational, Set to Boost Annual Capacity by 25%


New Jersey Postpones Indoor Dining Indefinitely as Other States Pause Reopening


Kura Sushi to Purchase 200 Tons of Red Seabream


Hong Kong Japanese Restaurant Association organizes Hong Kong Japan Food Import Promotion Council


DFO Renews Fishery Management Order Regarding At-Sea Observer Requirements


Alaska Fish Radio: World Fishing Highlights 2018; COVID Impacts


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, June 30


Mon. Jun 29 2020

Bristol Bay Sockeye: Returns to Date Compare Poorly with Five-Year Average


Storm Sinks Blumar’s Salmon Cages, Extent of Escapement Unknown  


Plant-Based Seafood Company Ocean Hugger Foods Falls Victim to Pandemic


Newfoundland and Labrador Shrimp Season Still in Limbo  


First Right Whale Death of 2020 in U.S. Waters Observed Off New Jersey Coast


Maine Governor Urges Commerce Secretary to Deny Pew Trusts’ Right Whale Petition  


NEFMC Follows Suit, Questions At-Sea Observer Deployment Restart


China’s Shrimp Industry is Struggling and Waiting for a Better but Seemingly Far Away Tomorrow  


JAPAN: May Seafood Imports the Most Profound Decline Since COVID-19 Pandemic  


Coast Guard Returns from Bristol Bay After Two Weeks and 372 Vessel Safety Inspections


New Zealand Announces New Protections For Hector’s and Māui dolphins


Department of Commerce Announces 2020 Regional Fishery Management Council Appointments


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, June 29


Fri. Jun 26 2020

Change to Paycheck Protection Program Allows Fishing Captains to Account for Crewmembers


COVID-19 Cases in Alaska’s Seafood Workers Ramp Up to 108 This Week


CDC and OSHA Releases Interim Guidelines to Protect Seafood Processing Workers


Bristol Bay Leaders to Morgan Stanley For Dropping Pebble Mine: “Quyana!”


USDA, FDA Says Food Export Restrictions Not Consistent with COVID-19 Science


Port Moller’s 2nd Stock Composition Shows High Numbers for Bristol Bay’s Egegik, Naknek, and Wood Ri


ANALYSIS: Spanish Octopus Holds Premium Amid Lackluster Sales  


Western Pacific Council, Fishery Managers Discuss Marine Monuments, COVID-19 Impacts to Fisheries


CDFW Finds State Protection for Leatherback Turtles May Be Warranted; Commission to Decide in August


Japan External Trade Organization to Start Online Business Matching


Salmon Run Indicators From Birds, Mosquitos, Wind  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, June 26


Sea Watch Promotes Tracey Hallbauer to Director of Marketing/ Project Manager


Thu. Jun 25 2020

SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, June 25


Moira Mcdonald Named Director of Environment Program for Walton Family Foundation


Japan’s First ASC Certified Coho Salmon Becomes Available at Retail, E-Commerce  


U.S. Universities Net $10 Million Grant to Accelerate Sustainable Shellfish Aquaculture  


Trump Orders Ag Secretary to “Consider” Payments to Lobster Industry for Trade War Losses  


Corbion Makes Trio of Appointments to its Algae Ingredients Team


The Winding Glass: Strength of Frozen Lobster Means We Survive the Summer  


Norwegian Seafood Producers Turn to IBM Blockchain Technology


JAPAN: Black Cod Prices Fall Due to COVID-19 Pandemic  


Norwegian Salmon Exports to China Fall 97 Percent Following Beijing Outbreak  


JAPAN: 2030 Yellowtail Production Goal 240,000 Tons, Export Target JPY 160 Billion  


Seafood Expo North America 2020 Officially Canceled After Getting Postponed Due to Coronavirus


DFO: Gulf of St. Lawrence Lobster Season Extended to July 4  


OPINION: Morgan Stanley Dumps the Pebble Mine, Northern Dynasty


Russia May Re-orient Part of Crab Catch to Domestic Market  


ANALYSIS: Pricing For Snow Crab Above Year-to-Date Levels  


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West Coast Trawlers see Highest Groundfish Landings Since 2000 with Rockfish Resurgence

Call it a rockfish resurgence -- West Coast trawlers and processors are seeing the highest landings in groundfish since 2000, thanks in part to an ongoing exempted fishing permit from the National Marine Fisheries Service. At the same time, rockfish stocks are growing.

The EFP has allowed West Coast trawl fishermen to test changes in the fishery that increased their catch by more than 14 million pounds of fish in 2018, an increase of 300 percent from 2017

The National Marine Fisheries Service issues EFPs exempting vessels from ...

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