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


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, July 10


Thu. Jul 9 2020

ASC Suspends Blumar’s Certification After June Escapement


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


ANALYSIS: Pangasius - Below Average Imports, Optimistic Outlook  


JAPAN: Low Grade Surimi Price Fell 35 Yen Per kg  


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


Japan Fisheries Association Provides Financial Assistance for Sustainable Seafood Sales


SalMar Subsidiary Receives Approval for Conversion of Developmental Licenses for Ocean Farm Project


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


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


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


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


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


STUDY: Evidence of Ocean Mixing Across Gulf Stream


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, July 9


Wed. Jul 8 2020

ANALYSIS: Snow Crab Entering U.S. Market Right Along With 3-Year Average  


Seafood Industry Gets Help With Research and Marketing Frozen Product   


Seafood Fastest Growing Supermarket Category During Last Week of May


Newport Water Issues Ease as City Works on Cleaning Filters, Backup Plans  


Vegan Seafood Brand Good Catch Launches New Frozen Fish-Free Entrees, Appetizers


Conxemar Cancels Their 2020 Seafood Show in Vigo, First-Ever Event in Brussels


Study: Microplastics Impact Development of Lobster Larvae  


Rep. Stutes calls Alaska Board of Fish Hearing Amidst Controversy


Captain D’s Continues Southeast Development with 8th Louisiana Location


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, July 8


Tue. Jul 7 2020

After Short-Term Rejuvenation, Chinese Salmon Market Runs into More Trouble  


A Silver Lining Emerges in Bristol Bay as Salmon Landings Start to Increase


Delegation Calls for Trump to Restore Restrictions to Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Monument   


Four Research Groups Study Resiliency in Bristol Bay Against COVID-19 for 2021 Season


Alaska Fish Prices, Production for 2019 Provide Pre-COVID Base  


Newfoundland and Labrador Price Setting Panel Sides With FFAW on Cold Water Shrimp Price  


Ghost Kitchens on the Rise in a Post-COVID World


ASMI Hands Reins of RFM Certification Program to Certified Seafood Collaborative


Japan: May Tuna Imports Down 55% for Fresh, and 27% for Frozen  


Japan: Summer Chum Arrivals up 40%, Price Down 40% at Sapporo Market  


AEON to Sell Fully Traceable Eels in 40% of Eel Sales  


NOAA’s Trio of Ocean Drones Set to Reach Bering Sea Survey Station  


Uber to Acquire Postmates; Will Keep Consumer-Facing App Running Separately


Applebee’s Brings Back Tex-Mex Shrimp Bowl As They Begin to Reopen Dining Rooms  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, July 7


Mon. Jul 6 2020

Alaska Fishing Updates for July 2020  


PMTF Data Shows Bristol Bay Run a Week Late, Statewide Salmon Landings 8% of Forecast  


Pacific Seafood Worker in Quarantine After Testing Positive for COVID-19


Dismal Area 2A Halibut Landings Necessitate Second Opener; Vessel Limits Create Confusion  


DeFazio Urges NOAA to Reinstate Observer Waiver for West Coast Seafood Industry


JAPAN: Fresh Salmon Imports by Air Continued Decreasing in May  


Norwegian Seafood Export Value Reaches All-Time High in First-Half Year  


Florida Senators Push DOC to Include State for Aquaculture Opportunity Areas


JFOODO Large-scale Sales Promotion in Hong Kong Aims to Increase Consumption Post-COVID 19  


Russia Plans to Diversify Exports of Pollock Roe Within Next Several Years  


New Report Highlights Ongoing Issue of Fisheries Observer Protections, Deaths at Sea


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, July 6


BioMar Norway, Bio Feeder to Develop Hybrid Fish Feed Vessel


China Drafts a Plan to Help Exporters Raise Market Shares at Home  


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China Suspends Ecuador Shrimp Imports After Allegedly Finding Positive Samples of Coronavirus

Almost a month after blaming a new outbreak of COVID-19 in Beijing on imported salmon, the Chinese Government is now suspending shrimp imports from Ecuador after allegedly finding positive traces of the virus on packaging.

According to China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC), samples of imported shrimp tested positive for the coronavirus.

“As of 24:00 yesterday, the customs houses across the country had collected 227,934 samples,” said Bi Kexin, Director...

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Port Moller Test Fishery Says Bristol Bay Run May Reach 60 Million Sockeye in 2020

Yesterday’s increased catch indices at the Port Moller Test Fishery’s inside stations have resulted in a current interpretation that the run is “4-6 days late and greater than 50 million,” report Scott Raborn and Michael Link, managers of the test fishery.

“Sustained Port Moller indices are edging this forecast towards 60 million or at least the high 50s assuming the run-per-index (RPI) has not inexplicably declined,” they reported yesterday evening.

More data will come today as the research vessel Ocean Cat conducts  ... 

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ANALYSIS: European Imports of Frozen Shrimp Dip in April as Quarantine Issues Linger

As pandemic-induced bottlenecks remain a hindrance to dining options, imports of frozen shrimp continue to filter into European ports, albeit at a lesser pace.

Key Exporters

While demand at foodservice is gradually on the up, Asian and Latin American farmers have had to contend with low farm gate prices, with prices in Ecuador and India among the worst hit.

The EU imported a total value of €25.95 million worth of frozen shrimp from India—the largest exporter of shrimp into Europe...

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Port of Coos Bay: Everything on Schedule for Charleston Ice Plant Opening in August

Just as summer fishing seasons hit their stride, the new Charleston Ice Plant should be online.

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay said in its newsletter that construction of the new ice machine house and ice machine remains on track for an August reopening. The old plant burned in December 2019 and was deemed a total loss. Construction crews rebuilt the end of the long dock on which the ice machine is housed and now they are building the housing...

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New Chemical Technique Fishes Valuable Nutrients Out of Shrimp Processing Water

Pass the water, hold the shrimp: Researchers have found a way to recover nutrients left over from shrimp boiling and processing water.

It's no surprise the seafood industry requires large amounts of water for food processing. Before used water is discharged, some organic matter, including protein, is typically removed. This sludge is usually sent to a landfill or converted into biogas, which results in the valuable nutrients it contains being lost from the food chain. Researchers report in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering they've ...

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NOAA Seeking Written Input on Interagency Seafood Trade Strategy

NOAA is seeking written input on the Interagency Seafood Trade Strategy, according to a notice in the Federal Register.

As previously reported, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order on “Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth” on May 7. The Executive Order included the creation of the Interagency Seafood Trade Task Force (or Seafood Trade Task Force), which would be co-chaired by the Department of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative. The goal of the task force is to develop a “comprehensive interagency seafood trade strategy...

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ASC Suspends Blumar’s Certification After June Escapement

Salmones Blumar has had their Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification suspended following an escapement at their farm in the Los Lagos region of Chile in June.

“To ensure independence, ASC certification is audited and applied by separate bodies known as Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs),” ASC posted. “The CAB in this case is Control Union Peru, which suspended the farm’s certificate on 3 July. While a farm is suspended, product from that farm cannot be sold as ASC certified.”

SeafoodNews reported last month that Blumar’s operations at their Caicura farming center in...

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ANALYSIS: Pangasius - Below Average Imports, Optimistic Outlook

Imports of pangasius frozen fillets for the month of May diminished 38.2 percent, falling 3.8 million pounds from the previous month. Compared to the same month one year ago, however, volume saw an increase of 7.4 percent, noting that May 2019 marked the lowest May on record for pangasius imports since 2007.

Compared to the previous three-year average for the month of May, May 2020 falls 48 percent below average. So far, every single month of 2020 has fallen below the previous...

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

BlueNalu is bringing cell-based seafood to South Korea. The food technology company announced on Wednesday that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Pulmuone Co., a leader in healthy lifestyle and environmentally-friendly food products, headquartered in South Korea. 

The agreement between the two companies marks BlueNalu’s first collaborate in South Korea, and represents Pulmuone’s interest in the commercialization of cell-based seafood products. BlueNalu and Pulmuone will collaborate in marketing, regulatory, operations and distribution in order to...

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SalMar Subsidiary Receives Approval for Conversion of Developmental Licenses for Ocean Farm Project

Ocean Farming AS, a subsidiary of SalMar, has had their eight developmental licenses converted into ordinary fish production licenses. The company received the approval from the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries on July 7.

Ocean Farming had been granted eight licenses for the realization of their offshore farming facility, Ocean Farm 1, back in February 2016. Prior to being granted the approval, the company provided the Directorate of Fisheries with comprehensive and thorough documentation to show that their performance criteria and conditions for conversion had been fulfilled...

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DFO Issues Rollover TAC for Northern Cod, FFAW Predicts “Dire Impacts” on Inshore Fishery

Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) released their management plan for northern cod earlier this week, promptly followed by objections from the FFAW/Unifor, who say rolling over last year’s total allowable catch (TAC) is a mistake and under-represents how healthy cod stocks are in the area. FFAW released a statement calling the plan “a result of an inadequate assessment that failed to take into account important data as well as harvester observations – the result of which will have dire impacts on an already ...

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U.S. Coast Guard Seeks Information on F/V Aquarius Capsizing

U.S. Coast Guard investigators are seeking public information regarding the loss of two lives following the sinking of the commercial fishing vessel Aquarius, which capsized off Florence, Ore., on June 29.

Kyle and Amber owned and operated their vessel, Aquarius, and Novelli's Crab and Seafood shack on the docks in the Old Town section of Florence. They sold fresh seafood, primarily Dungeness crab, and clam chowder. Their clam chowder was a local favorite and also famous for drawing in tourists from...

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Urner Barry's Reporter Summer 2020 Issue Released; Read It Online For Free Now

A brand-new issue of Urner Barry's Reporter is out now!

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Mowi B.C. Salmon Farms Receive ASC Certification As Norway Mefaldskjaeret Farm’s Certificate Pulled

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

On July 7, Alaska’s COVID-19 daily count reached 49, the highest since the pandemic began there. Four of that day’s new cases were seafood related. Although cases related to the seafood industry represent more than half of the 248 non-resident cases seen in Alaska, they represent between 10% and 12% of all current and recovered statewide cases. 

It's important to note that seafood-related cases, on average, present a lower risk of contagion to the coastal communities where they occur and to the state at large ...

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JAPAN: Low Grade Surimi Price Fell 35 Yen Per kg

Alaska pollock B season has opened. Production for the past five years has been high around 200,000 tons per year. TAC in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Island (BSAI) waters, which is the main fishing ground, increased by 2% to 1.44 million tons this year reported Minato Shimbun.

Surimi production in A season was over 81,000 tons, down 10% year-on-year. The fish were large, and the roe recovery was good, but the surimi yield was rather low. During the A season, U.S. high sea processors and...

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Japan Fisheries Association Provides Financial Assistance for Sustainable Seafood Sales

Japan Fisheries Association (JFA) and RPI will jointly organize the secretariat office and begin accepting applications for the financial assistance program on new product development, free samples, sales promotion, and marketing activities from fishery companies. Applications will be able to be submitted mid-next week at the earliest. The Fisheries Agency of Japan entrusted JFA with the agency's sales assistance program for fishery products whose prices or sales have decreased by more than 20% due to the effect of the new coronavirus. RPI is a consulting firm in industry development...

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