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


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


Louisiana Trustees Approve Three Oyster Restoration Projects  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, August 5


Tue. Aug 4 2020

With Another Four Weeks to Go, Alaska Salmon Landings are at 55% of Pre-Season Forecast  


INSIGHT: Demand Downturn Sparks Salmon Farming Woes  


ANALYSIS: Live Lobster - Dull Demand, Declining Imports, Unsettled Market  


Massachusetts Begins Distribution Process of CARES Act Funds to Fishing, Seafood Industries


Under HEALS Act, Over Half of Restaurants Ineligible for PPP Loans


Sernapesca Releases Official Estimate of Escaped Fish From Blumar’s Caicura Center


National Retail Federation: Economic Recovery May Not Be a Steady Climb


RODA: Latest BOEM Offshore Wind Report Notes Serious Impact on Fishermen


US Coast Guard 230th Birthday


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, August 4


Mon. Aug 3 2020

Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association’s MSC Certification Suspended  


California, Oregon Fisheries Relief Funding May Soon be Available for Sectors Affected by COVID-19


NOAA Fisheries Closes Office in U.S. Embassy Tokyo After 33 years  


China’s Chief Epidemiologist Says Ventilation to Blame for Coronavirus Outbreaks at Seafood Markets   


Virus Surges in Alaska with More Than 300 New Cases in Two Days, Only One Related to Seafood


U.S. Responds After Hundreds of Chinese Vessels Found Illegally Fishing Near Galápagos Islands


Humpback Whale Disentangled off New York After Multi-day Effort


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, August 3


Bristol Seafood Names Brett Heidtke as COO


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ADF&G Forecasts 2020 Return of 48 Million Sockeye for Bristol Bay: a Harvest of 34.5 Million

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released their 2020 forecast for a 48.95 million sockeye salmon total run, which would allow for a “potential total harvest of 36.91 million fish -- 34.56 million in Bristol Bay and 2.35 million fish in the South Peninsula fisheries,” last Friday.

The return is 6% larger than the most recent 10-year average of Bristol Bay total runs (45.9 million) and 29% greater than the long-term (1963–2019) average of 34.6 million fish. 

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