Thu. Jul 16 2020

Rise in COVID-19 Cases Weighs Heavily on Restaurants, Fresh Seafood Markets  

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report Highlights Importance of Seafood for Moms and Kids

Trump’s Rollback of NEPA Met With Congressional, Environmental Opposition, Lawsuits Likely

Blumar Highlights How Underwater Robots Are Helping Recovery After Storm Sinks Salmon Cages  

National Retail Federation Pushing for all Retailers to Adopt Face Mask Policy

Sernapesca Provides Update After 90,000 Salmon Escape Salmones Camanchaca Farm  

U.S. Joins Global Ghost Gear Initiative, 16th Country to Join Effort

Chicken of the Sea Launches Premium Line Wild Catch Products

Chilean Court Sides with Sernapesca, Reversing Acquittal of Salmones de Chile

Don’t Dump Sewage Overboard, Could Net Big Fines

Holland Fisheries Event Moving Forward With October 2020 Show Summary Thursday, July 16

Wed. Jul 15 2020

Ecuador Foreign Minister Luis Gallegos Says Shrimp Export Problem With China “Has Been Overcome”  

Seafood Industry Continues to Pressure NMFS on Observer Waivers Nationwide

FDA Launches New Era of Smarter Food Safety Initiative, Complete with Blueprint

Price Setting Panel Announces Decision on Shrimp Price Reconsideration Request  

Jordan Outlines Canada’s Blue Economy Plan, Funding for 8 Salmon Projects  

Shipping Restrictions Lifted For All Marine Species From the Coast of Fukushima

Greenpeace, APO Request UN Intervention in Investigation into Death of Kiribati Fisheries Observer

Oisix to Sell Eels With a Fund for Resource Protection  

Seafood Veteran Jay Gallagher Joins Lotus Seafood as Head of Business Development Summary Wednesday, July 15

Tue. Jul 14 2020

ASMI’s Salmon Update: Alaska Landings Improve After Slow Start this Summer

Texas Brown Shrimp Season Opens Tomorrow in State and Federal Waters

Majority of Salmon Still in Sunken Cages Following Severe Storm at Blumar’s Caicura Farm  

REPORT: Price Setting Panel to Provide Decision on ASP’s Shrimp Price Reconsideration Request Today  

New Compliance Policy Guide for FDA’s The Seafood List Now Available

JAPAN: Surimi Product Exports to the U.S. Down 57% in May  

NOAA Cancels Surveys on Sea Scallops, Clams, and the Ocean’s “Twilight Zone” in Northeast

Study: COVID and Brexit-related Fishing Slowdown, Can Help Rebuild UK’s Fish Stocks

Video Game Developers Invest in Ace Aquatec

Japanese Mackerel Exports to China Jump 22 Times in May  

NOAA Taps Denit as New Director of Sustainable Fisheries Office

Global Salmon Initiative Looks to Boost Sustainability Efforts  

Thai Union Pleased with Thailand’s Rating from Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch  

ASC Responds to Fish Welfare Report Published by GAA in May

Sernapesca: Fishing Period for Sardines, Anchovies Comes to An End Until October Summary Tuesday, July 14

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

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

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

SalMar Subsidiary Receives Approval for Conversion of Developmental Licenses for Ocean Farm Project Summary Thursday, July 9

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

STUDY: Evidence of Ocean Mixing Across Gulf Stream

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

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

ASC Suspends Blumar’s Certification After June Escapement

Japan Fisheries Association Provides Financial Assistance for Sustainable Seafood Sales

JAPAN: Low Grade Surimi Price Fell 35 Yen Per kg  

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

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

ANALYSIS: Pangasius - Below Average Imports, Optimistic Outlook  

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El Nino predicted to return this year with implications for weather and fisheries

SEAFOOD.COM NEWS March 6, 2014 

A warming of the central Pacific Ocean this year will change weather worldwide, US forecasters predict.

The warming, called an El Nino, can mean an even hotter year coming up and billions of dollars in losses for food crops.

Australia and South Africa should be dry while parts of South America become dry and parts become wet in an El Nino. Peru suffers the most, getting floods and poorer fishing.

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