Fri. May 27 2022

Third Opener on Copper River Yesterday, Summer Grilling Season Starts

VIDEO: Snow Crab Seasonal Grid Closures; Canada Imposes New Sanctions on Russia; and More

SeafoodNews Closed on Monday, May 30

Norway Royal Salmon ASA CFO Ola Loe Steps Down After 13 Years With Company

Prepare For Grilling Season With Seafood Burgers And Dogs  

Maine Senator Blocks NOAA Nominee Confirmation in Protest of Right Whale Rule Changes

BOEM Publishes First-ever Proposed Sale Notice for California Offshore Wind Sites

Barramundi Group Reports Loss in Q1, Set to Begin Australia Expansion Funding in Q3  

Plant-Based Protein Firm Above Food Opens New Ingredient Development and Processing Centre

Seafood Nutrition Partnership Launches Summer of Science Series

Aqua Cultured Foods Welcomes New Advisory Board Members   

Camanchaca Opens $30 Million Horse Mackerel Plant in Central Chile  

Friendly’s Restaurants Introduces New Lobster Festival Menu To Kick Off Summer  

$250K Heading to Improve Queensland Fishing Industry to Promote Sustainability

Fishing Captain Medevaced by Coast Guard from Matagorda Bay, Texas

Cermaq Canada and Ahousaht Nation Renew Protocol Agreement Summary Friday, May 27

Thu. May 26 2022

Cousins Maine Lobster Founders on the ‘Lobster Effect’, How Business Will Evolve  

Alaska Judge Rules on American Seafoods Pollock Transportation Case

EPA Issues Proposal to Veto Pebble Mine Using Clean Water Act Section 404 (c)

Norwegian Salmon Farmers to Pay $85 Million Settlement in Price-Fixing Lawsuit  

NOAA Announces Closure of Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area  

Federal Managers Formalize Gear Change to Reduce Bycatch, Give Sharks Chance in HI Longline Fishery  

California Wetfish Producers Association Welcomes a New Executive Director   

Thai Union Subsidiary to Shutter Plant, Transfer Operations

Japan: April Imports Turned to Increase After Three Months, From Russia Kept Rising  

Nick Furman, October 30,1953 - January 6, 2022 Summary Thursday, May 26

Wed. May 25 2022

Over 23 Seasonal Grid Closures In Place With 73% of Gulf Snow Crab Landed  

EPA Proposal Moves to Block Pebble Mine, Citing Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Fishery  

Latest AgriBriefing Webinar: Many Markets Nervous as No End in Sight for Rising Raw Materials Prices

St. Mary’s Bay Fish Processing License Application Approved

ANALYSIS: Live Lobster Market Uneasy as Inflation Looms  

NPD Group: Restaurant Traffic Dips in April as Food Prices Soar

Sernapesca Files Complaints for Improper Garbage Removal by Salmon Farmers

Hendrix Genetics Senior Geneticist Kyle Martin Appointed to NWAA Board of Directors

Illegal Indian Ocean Tuna Fleet Blacklisted by IOTC After Latest Meeting  

AltaSea, California Colleges Announce Return of Aquaculture Webinar Series

ASC Adds New Chair, Five New Members to Supervisory Board Summary Wednesday, May 25

Tue. May 24 2022

USDA Buys Nearly $8 Million Worth of Salmon Products; Plus a Walleye Purchase    

Russia Facing Shortage of Salmon This Year

NOAA Fisheries Wants “Diverse” Nominations for IPHC and 7 other International Commissions

China’s Customs Agency Takes Precautionary Measures Against 4 U.S. Fishing and Processing Vessels

NFI Shares Praise for Upcoming White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

Pacific Marine Expo Returns to Seattle on November 17

GSA Lands New Partner to Digitize Seafood Assurances

DFO Announces Another First Nation to Pursue Moderate Livelihood Fishery in N.S.

China Buys More Basa From Vietnam, Though Importers Are Hoping To Sell ASAP  

RODA Looking to Add Staff to Concentrate on West Coast Offshore Development

Salmones Multiexport SA Confirms Massive Mortality Event At San Luis Farm in Los Lagos Region Summary Tuesday, May 24

Mon. May 23 2022

Alaska’s Copper River Season Off to Very Slow Start

Seasonal Snow Crab Grid Closures Announced in Gulf of St. Lawrence Following NARW Entanglement  

PODCAST: A Breakdown of Seafood Consumption in 2020 and More!

Ecuador White Shrimp Widely Received in China and Expecting An Even Better Tomorrow  

Captain D’s Seafood Acquired By Private Equity Firm Centre Partners

Canada to Ban Russian Seafood Imports Amid Additional Sanctions

Netuno Partners with LP Foods to Debut Value-Added Brand in U.S.

Nissui Announces Name Change To Take Place on 80th Anniversary Summary Monday, May 23

Thai Union Sending Over 500 Medical Kits to Thai Vessels by End of Year

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Alaska’s Plateau of Covid Cases is “Creeping Downward” Says State Epidemiologist 

The numbers from last weekend — 1,387 new cases, 53 deaths and 139 hopitalizations — may sound similar from weeks earlier, but state epidemiologist Dr. Louisa Castrodale carefully told the Anchorage Daily News yesterday that looking at the past two weeks, the case count appears to be “creeping downward." 

Cases over the past weekend are 10% lower than a week ago and 40% lower than the first weekend in October.

September has been the cruelest month since the pandemic began in Alaska, and today’s most recent numbers underscore that...

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