Fri. Dec 14 2018

NMFS Releases Latest Fisheries of US Report; Alaska On Top for Volume, Value  

Chinese Basa Producers Focus on Strong Domestic Market, See Positive Signs for 2019  

ADF&G Releases Annual Outlook for 2019 Groundfish Harvests in Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet

VIDEO: 2017 Seafood Consumption Numbers; Dungeness Crab Delay and More News

EU announces new tariff quotas for 2019-20, raises limit for Alaska pollock to 320,000t Summary Friday, December 14

Thu. Dec 13 2018

Per Capita Seafood Consumption Highest Since 2008, with Gains in Shrimp, Salmon, Cod    

Cermaq Canada Frees Humpback Whale From Empty Salmon Cage Summary Thursday, December 13

Wed. Dec 12 2018

Concern Mounts for Winter Season as Nova Scotia Lobster Landings Down Considerably

Russia Seeks to Diversify and Increase Efforts with Coldwater Shrimp  

Groundfish Enterprise Council Changes Name to Atlantic Groundfish Council

Former Disney Exec Enters New Partnership to Bring Fully Traceable Fresh Iceland Seafood to U.S

BAP Seafood Officially Launches in Japanese Market  

Green Plains and Optimal Fish Food Form Optimal Aquafeed Company in New Joint Venture Summary Wednesday, December 12

Tue. Dec 11 2018

Chile Furthers its Seafood Exports, Market Penetration in China  

NPFMC Adopts Groundbreaking Ecosystem Management Plan for Bering Sea

John Henderschedt to Leave NOAA’s International Division for Former Company Phoenix PLP

Russia Tightens its Trade Relationship with Hunchun as Chief Chinese Port of Entry for Live Crab  

8 Maine Fishermen’s Organizations Urge Incoming Governor to Keep Current DMR Commissioner Keliher

Alaska State Cod Winter/Spring TAC Near 8 Million Pounds After Reallocation from Bering Sea  

Over 250 Retailers and Restaurant Companies Send Letter to Congress About QIP Correction

Poke One of Grubhub's Top Foods of 2018

Canadian Government Announces Aquaculture Management Initiatives  

Captain D’s Debuts New Restaurant Prototype in Louisiana Summary Tuesday, December 11

Mon. Dec 10 2018

2019 Pollock TACs Up in Bering Sea, Down in GOA, Cod TACs Down in Both Regions

Shrimp Continues to Pour into the US, With Another Record Year for Imports Likely  

West Coast States Delay Dungeness Crab Season — Again  

Russia Says Six Pollock Factories Will Aim to Push Chinese Pollock from EU in 2020  

'Boston' Lobsters Again Shine in China's Singles Day Sales Last Month  

LISTEN: Seafood Retail Features Analysis; 2019-20 Scallop Plan; Thai Union's Lobster Lab and More  

Total FDA Refusals Decrease Slightly in November 2018  

Japan Passes Most Significant Fisheries Reform in 70 Years, Incorporating Changes Pushed by EDF

Retailers Continue the Rush to Beat Tariffs in October

Norway Reports 10% Growth in Export Value for Salmon, Increase in Cod Exports in November  

UMass Dartmouth Continues Video Surveys on Georges Bank with Industry Support  

Creating Transit Lanes for Fishing Vessels in Northeast Wind Energy Areas Still a Work in Progress

Phibro Acquires Israeli Developer of Vaccines for Aquaculture Market Summary Monday, December 10

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Ocean Acidification is a Bonafide Threat to Marine Life Warns Chief US and UK Scientists (Opinion)

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The New York Times] Opinion by Richard W. Spinrad and Ian Boyd - October 16, 2015

Spinrad is the chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Boyd is the chief scientific adviser to the British government’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Ocean and coastal waters around the world are beginning to tell a disturbing story. The seas, like a sponge, are absorbing increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, so much so that the chemical balance of our oceans and coastal waters is changing and a growing threat to marine ecosystems. Over the past 200 years, the world’s seas have absorbed more than 150 billion metric tons of carbon from human activities. Currently, that’s a worldwide average of 15 pounds per person a week, enough to fill a coal train long enough to encircle the equator 13 times every year.

We can’t see this massive amount of carbon dioxide that’s going into the ocean, but it dissolves in seawater as carbonic acid, changing the water’s chemistry at a rate faster than seen for millions of years. Known as ocean acidification, this process makes it difficult for shellfish, corals and other marine organisms to grow, reproduce and build their shells and skeletons...

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