Fri. May 26 2023

ANALYSIS: Snow Crab at Retail Heats Up  

NOAA Fisheries Updates “Significant” Activity on WFC vs Quan Impact Against Alaska Trollers

Norwegian Salmon Tax Reduced From 35% to 25%  

CDFW Announces $20.4 Million to Protect Salmon Habitat, Other Wildlife

Snow Crab Landings Update For NL, Gulf and Maritimes Region As Of May 26  

SeafoodNews Closed on Monday, May 29

JAPAN: April Salmon Sales at the Tokyo Central Wholesale Markets  

Consumers Turning to Foodservice, Restaurant Deals in Early 2023

Further Closures of Salmon Farms in BC Will Work Against Innovation and a Successful Transition  

Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas Debuting New Dining Lineup in Major Shakeup

Vietnam Suffers Contraction in Basa Exports to China Which Tends to Buy More Fish in First Quarter  

Thai Union Debuts Store in Portugal Factory with Own Product Line ‘Peniche Can Surf’

VIMS to Expand Restoration of Seagrass, Bay Scallops on Eastern Shore  

Flashfood Releases First Impact Report: The State of Food Waste Summary Friday, May 26

Thu. May 25 2023

VIDEO: Watch Us Drink Tamworth Distilling's Crab Trapper Whiskey Made With Invasive Green Crab

Alaska Troopers Crack Down on Vessels in Bristol Bay; US Army Stations Blackhawk in Nome

Tribes Gaining Additional Co-Management Status for Salmon, Wildlife in Western States  

European Council Approves WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies

USDA Buys $3.7 Million Worth of Alaska Pollock Products, Another Big Pollock Purchase on the Way

DFO Confirms 3 More Temporary Grid Closures in Gulf of St. Lawrence

Florida Lobster Company, President Sentences for Exporting Falsely Labeled Lobster  

Sainsbury's to Sell 100% MSC Certified Canned Tuna Across Private Label  

Koibito Poké Lands on Top New and Emerging Franchise List for 2023 Summary Thursday, May 25

Wed. May 24 2023

Snow Crab Landings Update For NL, Gulf and Maritimes Region As Of May 24  

Norwegian Salmon Tax Delayed As Agreement Yet To Be Made  

New Temporary Grid Closures and Grid Re-Openings Announced for Gulf of St. Lawrence

Long John Silver’s Opens First Location in Indonesia With Impressive Two-Story Design

Renowned Shark, Fisheries Expert Joins Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station

The Retail Rundown: Grilling Ads Galore

‘Serious’ Disease Detected for the First Time in 15 Years at Lerøy Salmon Sites in Central Norway  

Seafood Nutrition Partnership Launches Summer Seafood Challenge

Wicked Kitchen Acquires Fellow Plant-Based Seafood Brand Current Foods

Japan: Seafood Imports from Russia Swelled to JPY 155 billion in 2022, Highest Since 1992  

Innovasea Plays Key Role in Approval for Aruba’s First Open Ocean Fish Farm

Acme Smoked Fish Joins Sea Pact

xpert Sea, Conservation International Launch ‘Climate Smart Shrimp’ Pilot in Ecuador  

Saladworks Mixes Sweet and Spicy Flavors in their New Summertime Menu Items Summary Wednesday, May 24

Tue. May 23 2023

Nueva Pescanova CEO Ignacio González Stepping Down Due To Personal Reasons

Politicians Push For Revised Proposed Rule to SIMP to Tackle IUU Fishing; Read the Letter Here

Circana: Consumers Keeping Close Eye on Food Spending, Opting for Lower Cost, Value

Scoular Acquires Washington-based Frozen Fish Processing Facility To Grow Pet Food Business

Salmon Evolution Stabilizes Mortality Issues Amid Loss-Making First Quarter  

Land-Based Salmon Farmer Proximar Seafood Taps Ole Christian Willumsen as CFO  

China Imported 40 Tons of American Eel Elvers This Season, Up 60% From A Year Ago  

Home Chef Celebrates 10 Years in Business with New Insights on Home Cooking, 'Greatest Hits' Menu

Chile’s SMA Initiates Sanctions Against Salmonid Processing Plant

BOEM Completes Environmental Analysis for Proposed Wind Project Offshore New Jersey Summary Tuesday, May 23

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This Week in Retail: A Look at Easter Features; CPI Data Released

This week in retail, the discussion is heavily centered on the economy, rising inflation with the latest CPI growth, and the bird flu outbreak in the U.S. Meanwhile, Easter week has arrived and grocers are looking to capture additional spending on the holiday.

USDA estimates that nearly 24 million poultry birds have died from high-path avian influenza since the virus strain was identified in February. The virus has since spread in wild birds to 32 states.

Another outbreak was confirmed Tuesday afternoon in a flock of roughly 2 million commercial layers in Nebraska, lifting the total number of commercial laying hens affected by HPAI to about 20 million head. 

Urner Barry's Midwest large benchmark quotation is currently at $2.84/dozen, down from $3.01/dozen the week prior but a staggering 176% above a year ago. At retail, large eggs on feature for the holiday week are highlighted at nearly $3/dozen while X-large averages $2.86/dozen...

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