Tue. Feb 19 2019

Alaska Delegation Leads Bipartisan Support for Young Fishermen's Development Act in New Congress

Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Raises $90 Million for New Shrimp Plant  

New Lobbying Push for American Aquaculture Act Launched by Seafood and Environmental Coalition

Smoked Alaska Seafoods Recalls Product Due to Possible Botulism Risk

Thai Union, WWF-UK Recognized at 2019 Edie Sustainability Leaders Awards

Sea Watch Celebrating National Clam Chowder Day by Providing Thousands of Bowls to Shelters  

Nueva Pescanova Group Launches Fish Solutions Website to Support Foodservice Professionals

Phillips Foods Launches 3 New Value-Added Options  

U.S. Coast Guard Partners with Canada’s DFO on Fisheries Enforcement Operations in South Pacific

San Diego Restaurant Lionfish Recognized as 2019 James Beard Foundation Smart Catch Leader

SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, February 19

Mon. Feb 18 2019

Sysco Adds Portico Classic Wild Alaska Pollock Bites to Cutting Edge Solutions Platform  

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan Rescue 5 Crew Members After Cod Boat Sinks Off Dutch Harbor

Clearwater Requests Advanced MSC Audit of Lobster Fishery, Audit to Review Lobster Pot Conviction  

Russia Plans Accelerated Research Activities and Construction in Domestic Industry  

Grocery, Beverage Sales Increase 1.9 Percent Over November-December Holiday Season

SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, February 18

Fri. Feb 15 2019

Bumble Bee Foods Settles Price-Fixing Lawsuit with Sysco  

Southern Oregon Crab Under Evisceration Order Again  

Spending Bill Ensures Better Catch Accounting for Gulf Anglers

Chile Looks to Salmon Stability for a Profitable Business Model, Expects Moderate Growth for Years  

Mowi Aqua Feed Plant in Scotland Expected to Start Production in Q2  

Sustainability Rating Drops for Clearwater's Offshore Lobster Fishery  

SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, February 15

Thu. Feb 14 2019

King Crab and Lobster Again Shine for Chinese New Year, 'The Most Important Dinner in China'  

Salmon Price Drop May be Aggravated by Late Start of Lent this Year  

Maryland Crab Industry Nervous About H-2B Visa Situation, Can’t Take Another Year With No Staffing  

India Shrimp Rejections for Antibiotics Spike in January 2019  

Tanner Crab Fishing Opens in Southeast Alaska

Happy Valentine’s Day! Name a Salmon After Your Ex Before It’s Fed to a Bear

Bruce Gabrys, Alaskan Fisherman, Financial Planner and Resource Advisor (1955-2019)

Jet.com partners with New York’s Fulton Fish Market

SeaWeb’s Seafood Summit, Now Owned by Diversified, Will be Held in Thailand This Year

Thai Union, WWF Release First Sourcing Transparency: Wild Caught Fish and Shellfish Report

Hendrix Genetic, Nutreco Partner to Offer Sustainable Shrimp Solutions in Ecuador  

SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, February 14

Wed. Feb 13 2019

Fish Stick Uproar Upsets Russians, Leads to Misinformation Dump   

2019 Herring Forecast Lower for B.C., Higher for Alaska in Sitka and Togiak

Washington's Anti-Gillnet Bill Draws Strong Support, Opposition in Committee Hearing  

ASC Logo Rated Among Top 10 Food Product Labels That Dutch Consumers Can Trust

SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, February 13

NOAA, USFWS Release Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan  

Grieg Seafood Group Ends 2018 With Record High Harvest Volume

Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House Experiences Data Breach

Mowi Releases Q4 2018 Results; Boasts Record High Full-Year Turnover

Noodles & Company Introduce Limited Time Shrimp Dishes Just in Time for Lent  

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Global Fish biomass may be 10 times higher than thought says acoustic survey


According to a paper produced by Carlos Duarte for the Spanish National Research Council, fish biomass in the ocean is 10 times higher than estimated.  The 6 million euro project consisted of a series of acoustic transects that detected mesopelagic species like lantern fish.  These fish are generally found in the open ocean between 200 and 1000 meters, and the rise to the shallower depth at night, and retreat deeper during the day.  They also detect nets and can flee from trawls. 

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