Tue. Jul 17 2018

South Alaska Peninsula Fleet Opposes Further Cuts Linked to Chignik Salmon Failure


FDA Issues Consumer Warning About Venezuela Fresh Crabmeat


Gulf Brown Shrimp Catch Forecast Below Average, Says NOAA  


Andrey Teterkin Out as CEO of Russian Fish Company, Replaced by Fedor Kirsanov


2nd Deputy in Bristol Country Sherriff's Office Convicted for Helping Rafael to Smuggle Money


Red Lobster Introduces Early-Dining Specials


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, July 17


Mon. Jul 16 2018

Bristol Bay Landings Continue to Increase Over the Weekend with Naknek-Kvichak Surge  


Seafood News Podcast: MLMC's Matt Jacobson Previews NYC Trap to Table Event  


Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Run for 2018 Now Forecast at 14 Million


CDFW Seeks Input on 2015-16 California Crab Disaster Funding Disbursement  


Bering Sea Crabbers Getting Ready for Fall Season; Last Year's Price Settlements Complete  


Watch the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative’s Trap to Table Live Event  


Italy Threatens to Reject CETA Deal; Canada Confident European Trade Deal will Survive


Bering Sea Fishermen's Association Gets $391,000 Federal Grant for Ocean Cluster Program


JD Fresh Cooperates with GAA to Start Summer BAP Seafood Promotion  


Vietnam Shrimp Farmers to Benefit From Cargill Innovation Center  


Researchers Develop Method to Breed Moreton Bay Bugs Commercially in Tasmania  


EDF Appoints New Senior Vice President of Oceans Program, Executive Vice President of Core Programs


Domestic Production of Russian Mussels, Oysters Skyrockets in Last 3 Years  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, July 16


Fri. Jul 13 2018

Why the China Tariffs Matter to the Seafood Industry


When Will the China Tariffs Go Into Effect? Here’s What We Know


Oregon Ports, Port Orford in Line for Army Corps of Engineers Work  


INTERVIEW: Cargill Aqua Nutrition Makes More Progress in Building a Sustainable Supply Chain  


VIDEO: China Tariff; NFI Issues Statement; Buy Cod For Prime Day; Superstitions At Sea


Six Months of Joint Patrols Derails Illegal Fishing Activities in Tanzania


Chinese Make Their First Deep Water Salmon Aquaculture Installation  


Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance Issues Statement on Passage of H.R. 200


Oregon Seafood Commodity Commissions Get New Members


BAP-Certified Facilities Up 14.3% At Midway Mark


SeaShare Seeking Operations Manager to Support Organization


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, July 13


Thu. Jul 12 2018

Trump Threatens $275 Million Tax on US Sfd Consumers With $2.75 Billion Tariffs on Chinese Seafood   


House Passes HR 200 Allowing More Flexibility on Management Over NGO Objections


UW Take on Bristol Bay Season: Final Catch Could Fall Just Short of Their 33.5 Million Forecast


Chignik Salmon Crash Puts Aleutians East Borough and Bristol Bay Native Association in Tight Spot


Fish Prices for Alaska Show Mostly Increases in 2017


FAO Projects 20% Growth in Global Fish Production and Consumption by 2030


Louisiana Shrimpers Applaud Tariffs on Chinese Shrimp; Want Them Applied Across the Board  


Icelandic Whaler Accused of Killing Protected Blue Whale  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, July 12


Wed. Jul 11 2018

NFI Issues Statement on Announcement of Tariffs on Chinese Seafood


Controversial Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill with 11 Amendments Goes to House Vote Today


Seafood Processors Educate Cabinet, Ak Congressional Delegation on Dire Situation of H2B Visas


Alaskan Seafood Going to More Countries  


Marine Harvest Attempting to Catch Antibiotic-Treated Salmon After Escapement  


Russian Ex-senator Alexander Verkhovsky Becomes Second Largest Fishery Quota Holder  


Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery Re-opens Off of Texas Sunday  


Krill Harvesters Get Behind Push for Massive Antarctic Marine Sanctuary  


Whole Foods Offering Discount on Icelandic Cod as Part of Amazon Prime Day


Australis Aquaculture Hires Mariners Pacific Seafood Veteran Mark Prater  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, July 11


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South Alaska Peninsula Fleet Opposes Further Cuts Linked to Chignik Salmon Failure

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 17, 2018

Sand Point, AK – South Alaska Peninsula commercial fishermen are pushing back on the latest petitions added to today’s emergency meeting of the Board of Fisheries, noting that first, there is no connection between Peninsula salmon stocks and those destined for Chignik, some 130 miles northeast, and second, any further cuts would have “devastating effects on families and communities” in the peninsula east of the Aleutian Island chain.

The Board of Fish will meet today at 1 p.m. Alaska time to discuss a growing ...

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FDA Issues Consumer Warning About Venezuela Fresh Crabmeat

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton – July 17, 2018

The FDA has issued a consumer advisory warning against eating fresh crabmeat from Venezuela.

At this time, the FDA is advising consumers to avoid eating fresh crab meat from Venezuela, as it may be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Consumers are advised to ask where their crab meat is from if dining out at a restaurant or in grocery stores. This product is commonly found in plastic tubs and may be labeled as “pre-cooked.”

The FDA says that their investigation is ongoing.  As of ...

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Gulf Brown Shrimp Catch Forecast Below Average, Says NOAA

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] – July 17, 2018

The annual brown shrimp outlook for the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico off Texas and Louisiana was issued by NOAA this week.

The 2018 Texas and Louisiana indices of brown shrimp abundance indicate below average production in offshore waters of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico from July 2018 through June 2019. 

The Galveston Bay bait index forecasts a below average year at 22.2 million pounds from offshore Texas waters. 

The Louisiana indices also indicate a below average brown shrimp season west of the Mississippi River to the ...

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Captain in Bristol Country Sherriff's Office Convicted for Aiding Rafael to Smuggle Money

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 17, 2018

A second Bristol County Sheriff's deputy, Jamie Melo, has been convicted of helping Carlos Rafael smuggle money overseas.  His conviction by a jury in federal district court comes after another deputy, Antonio Freitas was sentenced to a year in prison last October. 

The US attorney said Jamie Melo, 46, of North Dartmouth, Mass., was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States and one count of structuring the export of monetary instruments. U.S. District Court Judge ...

 

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Bristol Bay Landings Continue to Increase Over the Weekend with Naknek-Kvichak Surge

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Peggy Parker - July 16, 2018

Landings continue to surge in Bristol Bay last weekend, marking the week’s catch of almost 12 million sockeyes at about three million higher than the five year average for that week.

Up until late last week, the Nushagak District continued to be the focus of the Bay’s gillnetting fleet as its astonishing return reached a cumulative total of 28 million sockeye as of July 14. The catch as of that date was 20.4 million sockeye ...

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Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Run for 2018 Now Forecast at 14 Million 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 16, 2018

Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided forecasts last Friday of Fraser River sockeye salmon abundance at 13.98 million for 2018. The agency announced the in-season forecast to the Pacific Salmon Commission’s Fraser River Panel. The forecast is the mid-point of a range and is similar to the long-term average return for this cycle line. 

Half of the total Fraser River sockeye run is made up of the Late-run group, specifically the Late Shuswap stock group. 

DFO's fisheries managers cautioned the ...

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Bering Sea Crabbers Getting Ready for Fall Season; Last Year's Price Settlements Complete

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - July 16, 2018

Boats already are signing up to participate in fall Bering Sea crab fisheries that begin October 1. Meanwhile, many crabbers are still awaiting word on what their pay outs are for last season.

Prior to the crab fisheries changing from “come one, come all” to a catch share form of management in 2005 prices were set before boats headed out, said Jake Jacobsen, director of the Inter-Cooperative Exchange ...

 

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Italy Threatens to Reject CETA Deal; Canada Confident European Trade Deal will Survive

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton – July 16, 2018

The Canadian European Trade Agreement (CETA) provisionally went into effect last September after it was approved by the 28 members of the European Union.

It eliminates virtually all tariffs between Canada and the EU, and is highly beneficial for seafood exports from Canada.  Among other things, it has opened up southern Europe, including Spain, Italy, and France, to more Canadian lobster products.

However, the treaty still faces obstacles, as it must be ratified separately by each European government.

In Italy, which has had elections since the initial agreement, the deputy Prime Minister who represents...

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Why the China Tariffs Matter to the Seafood Industry

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton (Editorial) – July 13, 2018

The proposed 10% tariff on all Chinese seafood exports to the US, combined with the 25% tariff on US seafood products exported to China already in effect in response to the first round of US tariffs is a major blow to the future of the US seafood industry.

The second round of tariffs is proposed by the US trade representative will not come into effect until sometime after August 30th.  Before then, there will be a public hearing, and various US industries will have the opportunity to comment.  However, most experts ...

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Vietnam Shrimp Farmers to Benefit From Cargill Innovation Center

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 16, 2018

A new shrimp farming hub in Vietnam will be able to aid aquaculture farmers in accessing the latest innovations.

The farming hub, a Technology Application Center (TAC) in Bac Lieu province, was opened by Cargill last week. The facility was not only created to help aquaculture farmers access the latest innovations, but also “apply the best possible solutions to grow healthy seafood and increase their profits.”

“Our Technology Application Center will apply shrimp farming knowledge and technology from ...

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Andrey Teterkin Out as CEO of Russian Fish Company, Replaced by Fedor Kirsanov

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [SeafoodNews] by Eugene Gerden - July 17, 2018

Russian Fishery LLC  (RFC) announced the appointment of Fedor Kirsanov as a Company’s Chief Executive Officer as of August 1st, 2018. Previously Fedor Kirsanov held a position of Company’s Deputy CEO. Under his supervision, the Company had launched a large-scale new fleet construction project within a very short period of time.

Analysts have said the company is in the midst of a massive management re-shuffle, as Andrei Teterkin, Director General leaves his post after six years of work. The reason could be the unhappiness of the owner of the company Gleb Frank...

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Red Lobster Introduces Early-Dining Specials

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 17, 2018

Red Lobster on Monday introduced new Early-Dining Specials, including Endless Shrimp® Mondays and To-Go Tuesdays.

Guests who visit their local Red Lobster restaurant Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. can take advantage of the exciting new deals with special pricing.

The complete line-up of Early-Dining Specials includes:
$15 Endless Shrimp Monday – Mix and match delicious Shrimp Scampi, Fried Shrimp and Grilled Shrimp Skewer endlessly for just $15. Served with a choice of ...

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Seafood News Podcast: MLMC's Matt Jacobson Previews NYC Trap to Table Event

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 16, 2018

Matt Jacobson, Executive Director of the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative joins the Seafood News podcast this week to preview the MLMC's Trap to Table event on July 16. Take a listen to find out more about the event and the MLMC's sustainability efforts.

The Seafood News Podcast is available to download via SoundCloud or iTunes. This episode was sponsored by the Seafood Innovation Expo, taking place at the Mazatlan International Center in Mexico from September 6-7. Visit expoinnovacionayp.com ...

 

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CDFW Seeks Input on 2015-16 California Crab Disaster Funding Disbursement

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Susan Chambers - July 16, 2018

The prevalence of domoic acid delayed the 2015-16 Dungeness and rock crab fisheries in California. From fishermen and processors to communities and consumers, the industry suffered. Now, $25.8 million in disaster funding is available -- and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking input on disbursement.

The agency has scheduled a webinar from (9:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18. Industry members can log in at https://www.uberconference.com/strategicearth . Those not near a computer can call in at ...

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Watch the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative’s Trap to Table Live Event

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 16, 2018

Lobster lovers won’t want to miss this. The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative is hosting a “Trap to Table” event live in New York City tonight – and you can tune in!

Dana Cowin, former Editor-in Chief of Food & Wine, is hosting the event, and will be inviting out some special guests to talk about their fishing adventures with Maine lobstermen. The special guests include: Chef Kwame Onwuachi of Washington D.C., Chef Karen Akunowicz of Boston, and Chef Jimmy Papadopoulos of Chicago ...

 

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Bering Sea Fishermen's Association Gets $391,000 Federal Grant for Ocean Cluster Program

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Cordova Times] - July 16, 2018

A $391,000 federal grant awarded to the Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association will help fund the Alaska Ocean Cluster Initiative, whose goal is to be a key source for learning about opportunities in the state’s fisheries and maritime sector.

The cluster concept, initiated by BSFA in early 2017, involves a group of companies in related fields forming around a base industry to enhance both the industry and each other through economic transactions and circulated assets.

BSFA’s stated goal is to help the state’s ocean ...

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JD Fresh Cooperates with GAA to Start Summer BAP Seafood Promotion

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [FishFirst] translated by Amy Zhong - July 16, 2018

JD has begun its one-week-long promotion activities for BAP-certified seafood beginning on July 9. The promotion resulted from the cooperation of JD and the Global Aquaculture Alliance. During that week, consumers could spend 99 yuan ($14.80 USD) to get such certified aquatic products worth 119 yuan ($17.78 USD).

Fifteen certified seafood products were on the promotion list. They included products such as Guolian’s white shrimp meat, tilapia fillets and other processed ...

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