Mon. Nov 20 2017

NMFS Shuts Down Carlos Rafael’s Sector IX, Orders Vessels at Sea to Return to Port Immediately


Massive Recruitment Event Shows Up in Alaska Sablefish Stocks  


Mark Leslie, VP at High Liner,  Passed Away on Saturday at Age 59


ANALYSIS: Norwegian Wholefish Market Drops Leading Into Thanksgiving Week


Direct Flights Between Canada and China Expected to Boost Exports of Live Lobster  


Most of West Coast Dungeness Season Delayed Until Dec 16th to Allow for Better Meat Fill  


Maryland's Blue Pointe Seafood Opens Direct to Consumer Overnight Delivery Service  


Japan's YO! Sushi Acquires North America Brand Bento Sushi


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, November 20


Fri. Nov 17 2017

Trident Invests in APICDA’s Bering Pacific and Cannon Fish Subsidiaries


Giant Canadian Pension Firm Enters Seafood Industry with Purchase of Largest PEI Mussel Grower  


Russian 2017 Salmon Season Had Major Failures; New Fishing Restrictions Planned


ANALYSIS: Argentinian Pink Shrimp Will Stay in the US Market For the Long Term    


Oregon Delays Dungeness Crab Season Due to Low Meat Recovery  


Global Aquaculture Alliance CFO Jeff Fort Takes On COO Position


JD Fresh Moves 20,000 Tons of Fresh Food, Garnering Huge Success on Singles' Day  


VIDEO: EU Importers & Indian Shrimp; Maine Lobstermen; Alternative Tuna; Canadian Trade Benefits


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, November 17


Thu. Nov 16 2017

How Ocean Hugger Foods Is Breaking Into the Seafood Industry  


Bering Sea Pollock and Cod in Good Shape But Could Be Moving North


Chile Prolongs King Crab Season as Prices in China Rise More than 20 Percent  


California Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Opens With Dock Prices Around $3 A Pound  


China’s Fresh Food Ecommerce Changing the Equation for Air Cargo


France First Country to Put Legal Teeth Behind Claims of Supply Chain Dilligence


Moody’s Affirms Red Lobster Debt Rating, but Downgrades Outlook to Negative


Study Finds ‘Tipping Point’ That Could Change Oyster Restoration Efforts  


Young’s Seafood Launches New Shellfish Line in the UK  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, November 16


Wed. Nov 15 2017

EU Importers Already Shifting Away from Indian Shrimp Prior to EU Inspection Visit  


Latest Stock Assessment Shows 80% drop in GOA Pacific Cod ABC for 2018  


Center For Biological Diversity Takes Aim at California Dungeness Fishery With New Petition  


ADF&G Releases Bristol Bay Forecast for 2018; Harvest Predicted at 39 Million Sockeye


On the Central California Coast, Dungeness Crab Season Gets Under Way  


Euromonitor Says Fresh Fish Consumption Falling in Europe


Maine Opens Eel License Lottery for 2018 Season  


Captain D’s Data Sheds Light on Customer Base


Cermaq Announces Improvement in Fish Survival Rate for Atlantic Salmon  


Sanford Releases Annual Financial Results As They Look to the Future  


Bristol Seafood Accepts Portland, Maine’s Business of The Year Award


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, November 15


Tue. Nov 14 2017

Maine Lobster Harvesters: Don't Abandon Marketing Program Just When It is Needed (Editorial)    


Branding Fight Breaks Out as Local Community Supported Fisheries Object to FultonFishMarket.com


Tassal Backs Away from Dumping Treated Wastewater from Salmon Pens Back into Macquarie Harbour  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, November 14


Restaurant Industry Third Quarter Earnings Report Shows Drop in Sales


Open Blue First Coba Supplier To Achieve 4-Star BAP Certification  


Pangasius Farm Gate Prices Hit Record After Rains in Mekong  


South Coast Cod Fishery Secures Local Jobs Over the Winter  


Australia Seafood Co-Op Working On Alternative to Planned Carp Herpes Virus Release  


Mon. Nov 13 2017

SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, November 13


JD.com Gives Alibaba Competition, With $19.14 Billion Singles Day Haul and More Focus on Seafood


Hokkaido Port Celebrates 80 Years of Kazunoko (Herring Roe) Production, Plans Market Campaign  


With Prices Lower, Japanese King Crab Buyers Still Expect Strong Competition for Supplies  


Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Joins Forces With Nueva Pescanova Group


United Fishermen of Alaska Hire New Executive Director


IFFO Announces Incoming President And Full Management Board For 2018  


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NMFS Shuts Down Carlos Rafael’s Sector IX, Orders Vessels at Sea to Return to Port Immediately

fishing boats new bedfordSEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton - November 20, 2017

John Bullard, Regional Administrator for the Greater Atlantic Fisheries office of NMFS, has withdrawn the operating authority for Sector IX.  Sector IX was dominated by Carlos Rafael, and has currently 22 Active Vessels, of which approximately 20 are owned by Carlos Rafael in some fashion.  It is one of the sectors set up under the New England groundfish management plan.  Vessels must be in a sector to use their individual quota allocations, otherwise they simply fish in the common pool. 

The order means that any of these vessels at sea must cease fishing immediately, and that they cannot use or transfer any of their remaining groundfish quotas.  It is not clear how many of the 22 vessels are now at sea.

The sector IX board held several meetings with NMFS to try and retain its operations.  But Bullard says in his letter, “To date, there appears to be persistent non-compliance...

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Massive Recruitment Event Shows Up in Alaska Sablefish Stocks

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Peggy Parker - November 20, 2017

The 2017 surveys and the age data from 2016 of Alaska sablefish resulted in a very large estimate of the 2014 year-class of sablefish in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands, triggering a recommendation for a 14% increase in allowable biological catch (ABC) for 2018.

This recruitment year class is higher than scientists have ever seen.  Further, the 2017 data shows a potential for two or more year classes being exceptionally strong now. Scientists described the recruitment as “ten times higher than average.” 

The 14% increase would put the ABC at 14,957mt for 2018, up from this year’s ABC 13,0 83 mt.  This year’s total allowable catch (TAC) was set at 13,0 83 mt. Catch as of November 15 has reached 12,195 mt.

The unexpected data would have indicated an 87% increase in ABC, but...

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Mark Leslie, VP at High Liner,  Passed Away on Saturday at Age 59

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton November 20, 2017

Mark Leslie, who started in the shrimp business in Ecuador and who became one of the managing executives at High Liner for more than 26 years died on Saturday, November 18th.

At High Liner, Mark was in charge of Business Development, and managed the rapid integration of the Fishery Products plant in Danvers, and the numerous other seafood companies purchased by High Liner. 

He was also active in the National Fisheries Institute, an avid golfer, a friend to many, and above all known for his many charitable works. 

He was a board member of the River House in Beverly, and Catholic Charities North of Boston and supported and encouraged others to support the Gloucester Fishermen's Fund.

Devoted to his family, faith, and community, Mark was a member of St. Richard’s Church...

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Direct Flights Between Canada and China Expected to Boost Exports of Live Lobster

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [News.163] translated by Amy Zhong - November 20, 2017

Nova Scotia is a place very familiar to people working in China’s aquatic industry since it accounts for 95 percent of the live lobsters exported from Canada to China. Now there is a plan to open direct flights from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to China within a few months. It used to take nearly fourteen hours to fly from Shanghai to Toronto and then another three hours to Halifax.

Recently the premier, Stephen McNeil, and other officials have met with the Chinese ambassador to Canada. McNeil expressed ...

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Maryland's Blue Pointe Seafood Opens Direct to Consumer Overnight Delivery Service

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 20, 2017

Maryland-based wholesale supplier Blue Pointe Seafood has started delivering their products directly to consumers both locally and nationwide through UPS. 

Although initially restricted to the Washington DC and Baltimore area for sales, the company has been able to expand using “modern packaging and ...

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Trident Invests in APICDA’s Bering Pacific and Cannon Fish Subsidiaries

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton - November 17, 2017

APICDA and Trident Seafoods announced today an agreement in principle where Trident will make an investment in APICDA’s subsidiaries Bering Pacific Seafoods and the fuel operation in False Pass, and in Cannon Fish Company, located in Kent, Washington. 

Larry Cotter, CEO for the Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association and Joe Bundrant, CEO of Trident Seafoods, announced the agreement which will give Trident joint ownership in all three of the operations. 

“We are excited to partner with Trident in these operations,” said Larry Cotter. “Trident has a long history of adding value to Alaska’s fishery resources, which has benefited the state’s fishermen and its fishing‐dependent communities. Trident’s investment offers APICDA the opportunity to focus greater resources to develop needed fishing industry infrastructure in our other Community Development Quota (CDQ) communities of Nelson Lagoon, Atka and St. George as we did in False Pass.” 

APICDA has operated  Bering Pacific Seafoods in False Pass since 2009..

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Russian 2017 Salmon Season Had Major Failures; New Fishing Restrictions Planned

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Eugene Gerden  November 17, 2017

Moscow - According to Rosrybolovstvo, salmon fishing season is on the verge of failure this year in several areas of the Russian Far East.  For example, the volume of catch in the Sakhalin region was only 29,000 tons this year, instead of the usual 250,000 tons. So far, only 200,000 tons of sockeye were produced in the Russian Far East this year.

Russia plans to change the rules for salmon fishing by the end of the current year, due to a significant decline in salmon populations observed during this fishing season in the Far East.  , The deputy head of Rosrybolovstvo Petr Savchuk confirmed this.

Russian scientists believe the main reason of the reduction of salmon stock is global climate change. In addition to Russia, the reductions in salmon are currently observed in other major salmon-producing nations, such as Canada, South Korea and Japan.

The change of the existing rules, according to Savchuk, should help to keep the annual salmon catch at the level of 200,000-250,000 tons per year....

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Oregon Delays Dungeness Crab Season Due to Low Meat Recovery

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - November 17, 2017

As Dungeness crab from Central California trickles to West Coast markets, Oregon plans to delay the commercial season until Dec. 16 or later. California and Washington may follow suit, as testing has shown crab are low in meat yield.

The delayed opening will allow for crabs to fill with more meat, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a press release. Crab quality testing in early November showed that none of the test areas met the criteria ...

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JD Fresh Moves 20,000 Tons of Fresh Food, Garnering Huge Success on Singles' Day

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [CB.com] translated by Amy Zhong - November 17, 2017

JD Fresh is the first e-commerce platform for fresh food in China. It achieved great success during the Singles' Day online shopping festival on November 11. In total, it sold 40,000,000 jin (20,000 tons) of fresh food. And the number of its PLUS consumers skyrocketed 400 percent compared with last year, while its female customers have grown by almost three times. The sales through 1:55 a.m. of this Singles’ Day exceeded the total sales of ...

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How Ocean Hugger Foods Is Breaking Into the Seafood Industry

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - November 16, 2017

Ocean Hugger Foods, the company behind Ahimi, the world’s first plant-based alternative to raw tuna, is expanding their offerings.

In the works for over four years, the company made headlines in September when Whole Foods announced that shoppers in New York and Los Angeles would be able to purchase Ahimi in two of their sushi dishes. Now, with 2018 approaching, Ocean Hugger Foods is looking towards the future. And that future involves plant-based alternatives to ...

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ANALYSIS: Norwegian Wholefish Market Drops Leading Into Thanksgiving Week

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Janice Schreiber - November 20, 2017

The Norwegian wholefish market continues to roller coaster with a fairly significant increase this past week of $0.15 to $0.20, to now offering $0.35-$ 0.45 lower today than the previous week...

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Most of West Coast Dungeness Season Delayed Until Dec 16th to Allow for Better Meat Fill

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - November 20, 2017

Washington and northern California also will delay their commercial crab seasons until at least Dec. 16 and let the Dungeness crab populations fill out with meat a bit more.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials decided last week [link] to delay the state season until Dec. 16 at the earliest and, after a Tri-State conference call, all three states agreed to delay the season until the same date.

In California, the delay applies only to the area from Point Arena to the Oregon/California border. The central California fishery has been open since Nov. 15.

"This decision was based on crab condition tests conducted by WDFW..

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Japan's YO! Sushi Acquires North America Brand Bento Sushi

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 20, 2017

Japanese restaurant group YO! Sushi has acquired Bento Sushi, North America’s second largest sushi brand. The acquisition is part of YO! Sushi’s goal of “creating a global multi-channel and multi brand sushi platform.”

YO! Sushi already has a wide platform, with networks spread across Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Combined they’re “one of the largest sushi companies ...

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Giant Canadian Pension Firm Enters Seafood Industry with Purchase of Largest PEI Mussel Grower

pei mussel harvestSEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  November 17, 2017

The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan announced the acquisition of Atlantic Aqua Farms, the largest grower of mussels in PEI.  The company was sold by its private investor, Encore Capital.

The purchase of Atlantic Aqua Farms marks Ontario Teachers' first venture into the realm of aquaculture, and falls under its natural resources mandate to invest in the global food basket, with an eye on sustainable sources of food production.

"Demand for protein is increasing, and in the context of land constraints and environmental considerations, aquaculture is among the most sustainable sources to meet this demand," said Andrew Claerhout, Senior Managing Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources. "Atlantic Aqua Farms has built a significant aquaculture platform, underscoring the significant opportunities for long-term growth in this space."

PEI-based Atlantic Aqua Farms has been supplying North American consumers with its Canadian Cove brand mussels for over 25 years. Headquartered in Orwell Cove, Prince Edward Island, the company is the largest grower and processor of the widely-recognized,...

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ANALYSIS: Argentinian Pink Shrimp Will Stay in the US Market For the Long Term

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Angel Rubio - November 17, 2017

It’s no secret that the Argentinian pink shrimp has become a popular product in the industry. With greater availability of this product in the US market, the figures reflect...

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Global Aquaculture Alliance CFO Jeff Fort Takes On COO Position

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 17, 2017

Jeff Fort, the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) chief financial officer since 2012, has taken on more responsibilities within the nonprofit trade association. GAA announced on Thursday that in addition to his position as CFO, Fort will also take on the role of chief operating officer.

Fort’s a long-time member of GAA, with his company, Delta Blue Aquaculture, one of GAA’s founding members.

“I have been a supporter of GAA since its inception, first as a shrimp aquaculture producer and then as a volunteer contributing time,” Fort said in a press release. “For the last few years, I’ve been fully immersed in the strategy and ...

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VIDEO: EU Importers & Indian Shrimp; Maine Lobstermen; Alternative Tuna; Canadian Trade Benefits

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 17, 2017

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