Tue. Aug 11 2020

Alaska Salmon Harvests Lag Year-on-Year for All Species Except Pinks, Now 12% Higher than 2018  

Chinese Authorities Allegedly Find Traces of Coronavirus on More Imported Frozen Seafood

OPINION: Adak: This is How Alaska Fishing Communities Die    

REPORT: Red Lobster Hires Advisor After Facing Difficulties Related to COVID-19 Shutdowns

Alaskans Routinely Provide Elders and Those in Need with Seafood, but Sitka Sets a New Standard

Sysco Sees Sales Drop in Fourth Quarter, Fiscal Year 2020 as COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Foodservice

Japan Fisheries Agency Increases Alaska Pollock TAC to 65,000 Tons  

USCG Air Lifts Pregnant Crewmember From Factory Trawler to Cold Bay for Flight to Anchorage

Alaska Fish Radio: Comments on Fish Issues Due This Week, Month

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SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, August 11

Mon. Aug 10 2020

China Lifts Suspension on One of Three Ecuadorian Shrimp Exporters  

Price of Coho Salmon Farmed in Miyagi Falls Below 500 yen/kg  

NMFS Looks to Revive Longline EFP to Target Swordfish on the West Coast  

“Opening the Floodgates at Fukushima”: Woods Hole Marine Chemist Warns of Risks

Alaska Wild Salmon Day – Salmon Talk  

Coast Guard Aircrew Medevacs 24-year-old from Fishing Vessel near Sitka, Alaska

Russian Government Not Ready to Initiate New Large-Scale Reform of Domestic Fish Sector This Year

SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, August 10

Fri. Aug 7 2020

Red Swimming Crab Meat, Tilapia Not on Tariff Exclusion List  

Alaska Daily Case Count Drops, Seafood Related Cases Remain 10-11% of Total Statewide

Cordova is First to Ask State and Commerce Dept. to Declare Twin Disasters: Fishery and Economic

25% Tariff Exclusions Extended for Certain Crab Meats, Alaskan Sole

NJ and MA Members of Congress Request More COVID-19 Relief Assistance For Nation’s Fishing Industry

ANALYSIS: June Snow Crab Imports Significantly Higher Than Cyclical Behavior; Up 47% From June 2019  

NOAA to Host Webinar on Observer Redeployment for Northeast Fishermen

All Hands Event Goes virtual, Asks Public for Ideas, Internet Reliability

AquaBounty Previews Exciting Advances In Second Quarter Financial Results  

Seafood Task Force Submits Recommendations to Help Level the Playing Field for U.S.

NOAA Launches Right Whale Slow Zones Campaign

Sturgeon Aquafarms, Marky’s Begin Sales of Beluga Caviar After Recovering From 2018 Hurricane  

SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, August 7

Thu. Aug 6 2020

ANALYSIS: June Shrimp Imports Significantly Higher From Last Month, Slightly Below Last Year  

ANALYSIS: Whole Tilapia Gaining Traction in U.S.  

Early Results of 2019 Northern Bering Sea Study Say Cod Not Likely to Overwinter Under Ice

Omega Protein Shares Support of ASMFC Decision on New Menhaden Management Approach

USDA Authorizes Purchase of $30 Million in U.S. Produced Shrimp  

Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease in the Week Ending August 1

Retailers, Seafood Companies Urge Governments to Address Outbreak of New Disease in Shrimp Farms  

DFO to Open the Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program on August 24

Senators Reintroduce Food Supply Protection Act Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Fisheries Agency Warned 318 Foreign Fishing Vessels to Leave Due to Crackdown Around Yamato Bank

Merck Animal Health Acquires IdentiGEN  

JAPAN: Frozen Black Cod Price Keeps Falling  

Botaneco Completes Trials for Plant-based Protein Ingredient for Aquaculture Feed

ASMI Japan Hosts Alaska Seafood Fair at Major Supermarket Chains  

Injured Oregon Fisherman Rescued by Coast Guard 150 Miles Off Yaquina Bay

SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, August 6

Wed. Aug 5 2020

European Demand Set to Bolster Vietnam’s Shrimp Exports  

PERSPECTIVES: Six Programs to Virtually Promote US Seafood Products Overseas

Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone” Smaller Than Forecasted

Consumer Advocacy Organization Sues Mowi Over Alleged Deceptive Advertising  

Norway’s Seafood Exports Levels for July Match Previous Year; Salmon Sees Growth in Volume  

NOAA Fisheries Cancels Four 2020 Surveys Due to COVID-19

ASC Publishes First Monitoring and Evaluation Report Displaying Impact of Responsible Aquaculture

SeafoodAuction.net opens in AK

SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, August 5

Louisiana Trustees Approve Three Oyster Restoration Projects  

Blue Apron Partnership With Food Network Star Amanda Freitag Introduces New Salmon, Shrimp Recipes  

Brent Casper of Fortune Fish and Gourmet Returning to Minnesota

Major Russian Fishing Producer Calls For New Reforms in Domestic Fish Sector

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Commercial Groundfish Harvester Fined $30,000 for Fishing During a Closed Time, Dumping Fish

Ricky Salder, a commercial groundfish harvester, has been found guilty of violating the Fisheries Act.

According to a news release from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Sadler was accused of two Fisheries Act violations dating back to 2015 and 2016. Sadler reportedly failed to "provide assistance to a dock-side observer in Port Hardy by dumping Lingcod overboard prior to validation." In addition, he set gear and fishing in the closed Estevan Point Rockfish Conservation area, and failed to submit log books seven days after landings...

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