Mon. Jul 22 2019

Right Whale Deaths Remain At 8; Minister Wilkinson Comments on Protection Measures


LISTEN: Gorton's Seafood CEO Retires; Publix Announces Seafood Labeling Program and More  


Icebreaker and UA Research Vessel Sikuliaq Key to Sustainability of Alaska’s Fisheries


Columbia Basin Plan Gets the Go-Ahead from NMFS HQ  


Southern Shrimp Alliance Mourns Former President and Industry Leader Elaine Knight  


Study Predicts Climate Change Could Result in Decline of Hawai'i's Bigeye Tuna  


Grubhub Continues to Deny Accusations of "Fake Fees"


Bacon Flavored Seaweed is a New Hit for Foodies


Thai Union Shows Off Yellowfin Tuna Slices, Tuna Infusion at Thailand Industry Expo  


University of Aberdeen: Still Time for Scottish Fishing Industry to Adapt to Climate Change


Fri. Jul 19 2019

Gorton's Seafood President and CEO Judson Reis to Retire; VP of Sales Kurt Hogan Promoted


The Fishery Problem from Hell: Right Whales and Gear Entanglement (The Winding Glass)   


Zhangzidao Fined After Third Scallop Failure; Public Confidence Drops Amid Company's Defense  


VIDEO: Whittier Dock Fire; Right Whale Entanglement; Publix Seafood Labeling; Inslee Tours Recovery


Salmon Sizzling in Alaska; Early Prices  


DFO, Canadian Coast Guard Begin 3-Day Operation to Remove Ghost Gear from Gulf of St. Lawrence


Kamchatka Salmon, Crab Harvests May be on Downward Swing This Year  


Mowi to Purchase Norwegian Salmon Farming Company K. Strømmen Lakseoppdrett AS  


P.E.I. Mussel King Receives More Than $49K in Funding From Government of Canada   


Arkansas District Court Orders Grocery Warehouse to Stop Distributing Food


42-Year-Old Woman Medevacked Off Fishing Vessel Near Noyes Island, Alaska


Weis Markets Names Bob Gleeson VP of Fresh Merchandising


Thu. Jul 18 2019

Publix Shows How to Be Independent of MSC Ecolabels, while Building Customer Trust


Washington Salmon, Recovery Efforts Grow Through Shoreline Restoration, Land-based Whale Watching  


USCG Buoy Tenders Ensure “Economic Security” of Alaska’s $6B Seafood Industry


Future Fishery, Ocean Programs Brace for Budget Axe


New Area 2A Halibut Season-Setting Process Begins in September  


Consumers Want Convenience; Nielsen Study Finds Growth Among Swiss Shoppers


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, July 18


Wed. Jul 17 2019

Whittier Dock Fire Triggers State of Emergency as Peak Fishing and Cruise Season Arrives


Vietnam’s Low Basa Prices Produce Ripple Effect in China; Shrimp Sector Likely to Boost Exports  


Spanish Company Cocedero Invests €500,000 in Octopus Line  


Sergey Darkin Aims to Become Leading Russian Fish Producer in the Years to Come  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, July 17


U.S. Consumers Care About Environmentally Friendly, Recycled Packaging When Shopping


CORRECTION: Coast Guard Finds Federal Fisheries Violations on 5 Recreational Fishing Vessels


NY/NJ Baykeeper Deploys 1 Million Oysters in Raritan Bay  


Tue. Jul 16 2019

EPA in Pacific Northwest Weighs in Against Pebble Mine: Draft EIS Inadequate for Meaningful Analysis


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, July 16


We'koqma'q First Nation Partners With Cooke Aquaculture on Sales, Marketing of Steelhead Trout  


How a NOAA Aerial Whale Survey Team Aided Canadian Rescuers in Effort to Disentangle Right Whale


ASC Revises Salmon and Freshwater Trout Standard  


Coast Guard Coordinates Complex Rescue of 2 Fishermen More than 1300 Miles Southwest of San Diego


5 Alaska Fishermen Rescued After Vessel Sinks Near Black Island


Captain D's Launches Their Limited Time Lobster & Crab Celebration Menu  


'Deadliest Catch' Star Sig Hansen Helps Launch Resqunit's Canadian Operations  


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Right Whale Deaths Remain At 8; Minister Wilkinson Comments on Protection Measures 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada confirmed on Monday morning that the North Atlantic right whale death count in Canadian waters remains at eight.

News broke Friday afternoon that there were two additional North Atlantic right whale deaths, bringing the number of deaths up from six to eight.

"A necropsy on one of them will take place Sunday in Grand-Étang, QC, as it was spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence," the DFO tweeted. "The other was first seen off...

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LISTEN: Gorton's Seafood CEO Retires; Publix Announces Seafood Labeling Program and More

Join SeafoodNews Podcast hosts Lorin Castiglione and Ryan Doyle as they discuss the retirement of Gorton Seafood's CEO; the new seafood labeling program at Publix; Washington Governor Jay Inslee's tour of projects aiding salmon recovery; and much more!

This week's episode is brought to you by Maine Lobster. Summer means that it's officially lobster season in Maine. Between June and July lobsters in the cold waters of the Gulf of Maine shed their shells and the result is Maine New Shell Lobster...

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Icebreaker and UA Research Vessel Sikuliaq Key to Sustainability of Alaska’s Fisheries

Today, due to Governor Dunleavey's unprecented $444 budget veto earlier this month, the University of Alaska Board of Regents will consider whether to make a Declaration of Financial Exigency, a condition triggered by “imminent financial crisis which threatens the survival of the institution as a whole.”

Alaska’s legislature still has not reached a budget compromise and the current veto still cuts the UA budget by $130 million.

Last weekend Moody’s Investors Service downgraded UA’s rating by several notches due to the funding crises. In its report...

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Mourns Former President and Industry Leader Elaine Knight

The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) is mourning the loss of one of the original organizers, Elaine Walker Knight, who passed away on July 15.

"The shrimp industry has lost one of its most formidable and capable advocates with the untimely passing of Elaine Knight," said John Williams, Executive Director of the Southern Shrimp Alliance. "Miss Elaine was a rock-solid pillar of our industry to whom we all owe a huge dept of appreciation and gratitude."

SSA is made up of...

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Grubhub Continues to Deny Accusations of "Fake Fees"

Popular online and mobile food ordering and delivery marketplace Grubhub is continuing to deny accusations of "fake fees."

The New York Post first reported in May that Grubhub was allegedly charging restaurants fees even when an order was not completed. A couple of restaurants accused the company of charging them a $9 fee for accepting phone calls that never resulted in an order being made, despite documents saying that restaurants will only be charged for food orders that Grubhub helps to generate...

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Thai Union Shows Off Yellowfin Tuna Slices, Tuna Infusion at Thailand Industry Expo

Thai Union used their booth at Thailand Industry Expo 2019 in Bangkok last week to show off two of their innovative seafood products: Yellowfin Tuna Slices and Tuna Infusion.

Chicken of the Sea, a Thai Union company, first introduced their deli yellowfin tuna slices at Seafood Expo North America Global in 2018. The ready-to-eat tuna slices, which are the "world's first pre-sliced, pre-seasoned tuna slices made from whole yellowfin tuna loins," took home the award for "Best New Foodservice Product" at the show...

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Gorton's Seafood President and CEO Judson Reis to Retire; VP of Sales Kurt Hogan Promoted

Gorton's Seafood President and CEO Judson Reis is retiring after more than 29 years with the company.

The Gloucester, Massachusetts-based company made the announcement regarding Reis' retirement on Thursday. The company also announced that their current VP of Sales, Kurt Hogan, will be promoted to President and CEO.

"Judson's storied career enabled him to develop a deep understanding of the factors that drive Gorton's business success," Hogan said in a press release. "The combination of his work experience, leadership skills, and...

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Zhangzidao Fined After Third Scallop Failure; Public Confidence Drops Amid Company's Defense

According to a recent announcement from Zhangzidao, the China Securities Regulatory Commission has cited the company for financial fraud, material weakness in internal control and untimely information disclosure. Shortly after this, its share price continued to drop to lower levels.

The company has received a warning from the CSRC and must pay a fine of 600,000 yuan (~$87,270 USD), while its president, Wu Hougang, received a fine of 300,000 yuan (~$43,600 USD) and he might be banned from the...

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Salmon Sizzling in Alaska; Early Prices

This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch -- Salmon prices are trickling in – and hot water is taking a toll on the fish.

High water temperatures are stalling runs and killing fish in several Alaska regions.

Managers say weeks of record hot and dry weather have pushed water temps to the mid 70s in Prince William Sound and have disrupted normal migration behavior and slowed down the salmon runs.

At Norton Sound, huge numbers of pre-spawned pinks were reported dead in many river systems and...

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Kamchatka Salmon, Crab Harvests May be on Downward Swing This Year

The Kamchatka region, one of Russia’s major fish-producing regions, may face a significant decline of crab and salmon harvest this year, due to the reduction of stocks, according to recent statements of representatives of local authorities and experts in the field of fishing.

According to the latest data published by the Kamchatka government, since the beginning of the region's salmon fishing season on June 1, the volume of its catch has declined by almost 30% compared to the same period last year...

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Columbia Basin Plan Gets the Go-Ahead from NMFS HQ

The Marine Fish Advisory Committee's Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force is attempting to do the almost impossible: develop a long-term vision and goals for all Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead. The group published its Phase 1 report in May and received approval from NMFS leaders earlier this month.

The Phase 1 Recommendations Report presents a shared purpose gained through collaboration and envisions a future where coming generations enjoy healthy and abundant salmon and steelhead, NMFS said in a press release. The report includes...

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Study Predicts Climate Change Could Result in Decline of Hawai'i's Bigeye Tuna

Love ahi poke bowls? Well, according to a new study looking at climate change, the popular dish may be at risk. Scientists from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, the University of Hawai'i, and the University of Tasmania developed a model of the ecosystem in which Hawai'i's bigeye tuna fishery operates. Based on the model, warming waters and a decline in plankton could result in a decline of catch in Hawai'i's bigeye tuna fishery.

The researchers found that "climate change led to...

 

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Bacon Flavored Seaweed is a New Hit for Foodies

This is Fish Radio. I'm Laine Welch. 

A type of seaweed that naturally tastes like bacon is quickly becoming the new IT super-food. Dulse is a red seaweed that can be found along the coasts of California to Alaska.  It has been used as a food source for centuries throughout Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia, but is now being rediscovered at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

"Back in the 1990’s we thought that the most valuable crop from...

 

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University of Aberdeen: Still Time for Scottish Fishing Industry to Adapt to Climate Change

A University of Aberdeen scientist will present the findings of a report that shows although climate change is already having an impact on fish and fisheries globally, there is still time for the Scottish fishing industry to get better prepared to adapt to changes in fish growth and shifts in stock distribution.

Dr Tara Marshall will present the findings of the report, which was commissioned by Fisheries Innovation Scotland, at the Species on the Move conference, which is taking place...

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The Fishery Problem from Hell: Right Whales and Gear Entanglement (The Winding Glass)

The right whale population is hovering at the brink of failure, with around 400 surviving individuals.  In some years, there has been some population increase, and in other years not.  But the fact is that unintentional killing of right whales through both ship strikes and gear entanglements is preventing the population from increasing to a safer level and exacerbating the risk the entire species will go extinct.

Although the population increased between 1990 and 2010, since then it has begun another decline...

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VIDEO: Whittier Dock Fire; Right Whale Entanglement; Publix Seafood Labeling; Inslee Tours Recovery

Join SeafoodNews Weekly Video hosts Lorin Castiglione and Ryan Doyle as they talk about the Whittier dock fire; latest updates on right whale disentanglement efforts; Publix's new seafood labeling; and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's tour of the state's recovery efforts. 

This episode was brought to you by Maine Lobster. Summer means that it's officially lobster season in Maine. Between June and July lobsters in the cold waters of the Gulf of Maine shed their shells and the result is Maine New Shell Lobster...  

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DFO, Canadian Coast Guard Begin 3-Day Operation to Remove Ghost Gear from Gulf of St. Lawrence

On Thursday Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard kicked off their three-day operation to remove ghost gear from the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The operation is part of the Canadian government's efforts to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

According to the DFO, fisheries officers from throughout Atlantic Canada and Quebec boarded Coast Guard vessels to "comb areas of the Gulf with the highest reported gear loss." The vessels received air support from...

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