Mon. Jul 13 2020

Ecuador Forms COVID-19 Oversight Taskforce After China Suspends Shrimp Imports From 3 Companies  

Eleven New COVID-19 Cases at Valdez Plant, Most Asymptomatic, Active Cases in AK Approach 900

New Poll Shows Alaska Voters Oppose Construction of Pebble Mine by Two to One

ANALYSIS: Farmed Salmon Taking a Hit as COVID-19 Cases Increase Around the Country  

FDA Prepping to Resume Domestic Inspections Following Four-Month Halt

ANALYSIS: Frozen Tuna Imports Decline 31% in May  

Nova Austral Fined For Misreporting Mortalities to Sernapesca  

Connecticut Delegation Looking for USDA to Reverse Decision on Shellfish Farmer COVID-19 Aid

Russian Pollock Roe from the Previous Fishing Season Increased by 10% to 34,000 Tons  

Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Fisherman 100 Miles off Coos Bay, Oregon

Nemuro Sockeye Salmon Aquaculture Starts in the Second Year  

Oregon Commission Adopts a Climate and Ocean Change Policy — the First in the Nation

Chile: 8.1 Tons of Mussels Found Hidden in Dairy Truck Summary Monday, July 13

Fri. Jul 10 2020

China Suspends Ecuador Shrimp Imports After Allegedly Finding Positive Samples of Coronavirus  

Port Moller Test Fishery Says Bristol Bay Run May Reach 60 Million Sockeye in 2020

ANALYSIS: European Imports of Frozen Shrimp Dip in April as Quarantine Issues Linger  

DFO Issues Rollover TAC for Northern Cod, FFAW Predicts “Dire Impacts” on Inshore Fishery

Port of Coos Bay: Everything on Schedule for Charleston Ice Plant Opening in August

U.S. Coast Guard Seeks Information on F/V Aquarius Capsizing

New Chemical Technique Fishes Valuable Nutrients Out of Shrimp Processing Water

Urner Barry's Reporter Summer 2020 Issue Released; Read It Online For Free Now

NOAA Seeking Written Input on Interagency Seafood Trade Strategy

Mowi B.C. Salmon Farms Receive ASC Certification As Norway Mefaldskjaeret Farm’s Certificate Pulled Summary Friday, July 10

Thu. Jul 9 2020

ASC Suspends Blumar’s Certification After June Escapement

Alaska’s July COVID-19 Curve Rises, Seafood Processors Receive More Detailed Guidance

ANALYSIS: Pangasius - Below Average Imports, Optimistic Outlook  

JAPAN: Low Grade Surimi Price Fell 35 Yen Per kg  

Cell-Based Seafood Company BlueNalu Signs MOU with South Korean Company Pulmuone

Japan Fisheries Association Provides Financial Assistance for Sustainable Seafood Sales

SalMar Subsidiary Receives Approval for Conversion of Developmental Licenses for Ocean Farm Project

House Democrats Appropriations Bill For FY 2021 to Ban Offshore Drilling in Atlantic Ocean

Bristol Seafood Provides Founding Sponsorship to Create Inclusion in the Blue Economy Program

Sri Lanka: Leading Exporters Add Value to Tuna Products Through Sustainable Fisheries Certification  

DFO Announces Recipients of $8.3 Million Fund for Ghost Gear Clean Up

Fisheries Official: Caviar Exports Fetched Iran Over $3.5M Last Year

STUDY: Evidence of Ocean Mixing Across Gulf Stream Summary Thursday, July 9

Wed. Jul 8 2020

ANALYSIS: Snow Crab Entering U.S. Market Right Along With 3-Year Average  

Seafood Industry Gets Help With Research and Marketing Frozen Product   

Seafood Fastest Growing Supermarket Category During Last Week of May

Newport Water Issues Ease as City Works on Cleaning Filters, Backup Plans  

Vegan Seafood Brand Good Catch Launches New Frozen Fish-Free Entrees, Appetizers

Conxemar Cancels Their 2020 Seafood Show in Vigo, First-Ever Event in Brussels

Study: Microplastics Impact Development of Lobster Larvae  

Rep. Stutes calls Alaska Board of Fish Hearing Amidst Controversy

Captain D’s Continues Southeast Development with 8th Louisiana Location Summary Wednesday, July 8

Tue. Jul 7 2020

After Short-Term Rejuvenation, Chinese Salmon Market Runs into More Trouble  

A Silver Lining Emerges in Bristol Bay as Salmon Landings Start to Increase

Delegation Calls for Trump to Restore Restrictions to Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Monument   

Four Research Groups Study Resiliency in Bristol Bay Against COVID-19 for 2021 Season

Alaska Fish Prices, Production for 2019 Provide Pre-COVID Base  

Newfoundland and Labrador Price Setting Panel Sides With FFAW on Cold Water Shrimp Price  

Ghost Kitchens on the Rise in a Post-COVID World

ASMI Hands Reins of RFM Certification Program to Certified Seafood Collaborative

Japan: May Tuna Imports Down 55% for Fresh, and 27% for Frozen  

Japan: Summer Chum Arrivals up 40%, Price Down 40% at Sapporo Market  

AEON to Sell Fully Traceable Eels in 40% of Eel Sales Summary Tuesday, July 7

Applebee’s Brings Back Tex-Mex Shrimp Bowl As They Begin to Reopen Dining Rooms  

NOAA’s Trio of Ocean Drones Set to Reach Bering Sea Survey Station  

Uber to Acquire Postmates; Will Keep Consumer-Facing App Running Separately

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Future of Fish Fundraising to Help Provide PPE for Peru Fishing Communities

Small scale fisheries play a critical role in food security, but during the coronavirus pandemic, many don’t have the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). Non-profit organization Future of Fish is working to change that. The group announced that they are launching a new campaign to support small fishing villages with the necessary tools to safely sell seafood, providing fish, a vital source of nutrition, to the Peruvian population.

According to Future of Fish, the fishing village of La Islilla doesn’t have the medical infrastructure to...

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