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

Bristol Seafood Names Brett Heidtke as COO

SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, August 3

Fri. Jul 31 2020

NOAA Implements Nationwide Observer Waiver Criteria; Northeast Coverage to Begin August 14

ANALYSIS: Sockeye Salmon Buying Opportunities Below 3-Year, 5-Year Averages  

Public Hearing on F/V Scandies Rose Sinking Delayed Due to Pandemic

Senate Commerce Heard from Campbell, Cantwell, Others On Pebble, COVID, and Stock Surveys

FFAW Calls for Meeting With DFO After Release of Northern Cod Harvesting Plan  

OR and CA House Members Introduce Amendment to Stop Fast-Tracking Pebble Permit Process

Southern Shrimp Alliance: Interagency Seafood Trade Task Force Must Address Imports  

Russian Pollock Association Forecasts 10% Boost in Catch  

NOAA Releases Ten-Year Plan to Address Ocean Acidification

NL Fisheries Minister Announces $400K Marketing Fund for Seafood Following Impacts of COVID-19

Tyson Foods Launches New, Nationwide COVID Monitoring Strategy; Expands Health Staff  

Instacart, Costco Partner for Same-day Delivery Throughout Canada

SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, July 31

Thu. Jul 30 2020

The Week That Was: Alaska’s Worst for COVID-19 and Cases Still Climbing This Week

ANALYSIS: Cod Market Unsettled    

How the HEALS Act Aims to Help Restaurants

Association of Seafood Producers: NL Shrimp Fishery Opening Despite Price Challenges  

Technomic Updates Their 2020 Foodservice Trend Predictions For Today's 'New Environment'

MOWI Japan's Fresh Salmon Promotion at 154 Heiwado Stores on Salmon Day, July 30  

New Food Aid Program Links Alaska Fishermen to Food-Insecure Families in Pacific NW

The Week That Was: Alaska’s Worst for COVID-19 and Cases Still Climbing This Week

Review Finds 99.5 Percent of Atlantic Menhaden Year Class Stay in Water to Serve Ecological Role  

Eastern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fishery in Japan Becomes First to Earn MSC Certification  

NFI Moves 2021 Global Seafood Market Conference to May

Fishing Bibs Recycled Into Bags; More Are Needed

SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, July 30

Wed. Jul 29 2020

The Biggest Takeaways From NOAA’s 2019 Status of Stocks Report

Two More Da Yang Seafoods Workers Test Positive for COVID-19

Visitors to Alaska Now Need Negative COVID Test to Enter State

Why Atlantic Sapphire Had to Initiate An Emergency Harvest  

New Study Recommends Product Label For Cell-Based Seafood Products

Seafood Harvesters of America, Retail Federation Pleased by HEALS Act Provisions

IPHC Grants a Fourth Halibut Opener for Area 2A Commercial Fishery Next Week  

Renowned Regional Chefs Support #EatOregonSeafood Initiative

SCEMFIS: Federal Offshore Wind Report Paid Lack of Attention to Impacts on Fisheries

Japanese Supermarket Sales Improve for the Second Consecutive Month

JAPAN: Seven Men Arrested For Allegedly Trying to Bring Juvenile Eels Out of the Country  

California Culls 3.2 Million Trout Due to Bacterial Outbreak at Hatcheries

SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, July 29

Coast Guard Rescues Pair After Fishing Vessel Sinks Off New Jersey Coast

Australians Want Restaurants, Supermarkets to Remove Unsustainable Seafood Products

New Zealand King Salmon Co. Rolls Out Wood Roasted Retail Line in U.S.  

Russia May Face Significant Decline in Japanese Squid, Cod, and Pollock Catch Due to Poachers  

USCG Rescues Fisherman from Sinking Vessel at Columbia River Entrance

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Scientists, Fishermen Team Up to Track Cod in Alaska’s Outermost Aleutian Islands

Last winter scientists and Alaskan fishermen agreed to launch a pilot study to develop methods for tagging cod on active commercial fishing vessels in the Aleutian Island. 

Satellite tags had never been used on Pacific cod. No one had recorded seasonal movements of cod in the Aleutian Islands. This was the first time industry, scientists, and the fishing community all took part in the research.

Participants were Alaska Fisheries Science Center, the Adak Community Development Corporation (ACDC), B&N Fisheries, Aleutian Spray Fisheries, American Seafoods Corp, Freezer Longline...

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