Fri. Jul 21 2017

ANALYSIS: Shrimp Market Prices Generally Stable  


ANALYSIS: Imported Mahi Mahi Prices Remain Near Record High Levels Amid Limited Production  


NOAA Locates Crabber F/V Destination Wreckage; Coast Guard Hearing Set for August


New President of B.C. Wildlife Federation Aims for Stability


Clean Seas Seafood Rebrands and Launches New Kingfish Campaign


Senators Collins, King Introduce Resolution to Designate September 25, 2017, as National Lobster Day


Australian Heard and McDonald Islands Toothfish Fishery is Recertified Under MSC  


Seafood.com News Summary Friday, July 21, 2017


Thu. Jul 20 2017

ANALYSIS: Chilean Market Continues to Weaken to Levels Now Below 2016  


West Coast Dungeness Crab Season: Rocky Start, Good Markets, High Value  


BlueOcean Expanding Market for Pure Polar Shrimp Oil  


VIDEO: Trident Seafoods Value; Bakkafrost Bacteria Outbreak; UK Seafood Fraud


Canadian Fisheries Puts $8.9 Million in Upgrade, Expansion of St. Andrews Biological Station in NB


High Quality Shrimp Breeding Farm Set Up in Mekong Delta


Seafood.com News Summary Thursday July 20, 2017


Wed. Jul 19 2017

Bakkafrost Shuts Down Salmon Harvesting Due to Listeria; Market to be Short Large Fish


UK Sushi Bars Accused of Mislabeling Some Seafood, but Not as Much as US   (0)


New Study Quantifies Impact of Different Types of Bottom Trawls on Seabed Ecosystem  


Global Salmon Initiative Strengthens Global Presence with Acceptance of Four New Members  


China Research Vessel Leaves Tomorrow for First Circumnavigation of Arctic Rim


Chicago Tastemakers Meet Maine's Most Iconic Seafood: Lobster  


Live Canadian Geoducks Arrive at New Airport Clearance Site in Qingdao For First Time  


Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday July 19, 2017


Tue. Jul 18 2017

Bristol Bay Run Exceeds 50M, Catch Over 33M, Season Not Over Yet  


Gulf Reef Fishermen Support Conservationists Lawsuit Against NOAA Fisheries on Red Snapper  


Russian Salmon Season off to Strong Start; up 30-40% Over 2015  


Japan Claims China Exceeded International Management Measures for Mackerel  


Chinese Mainland Demand for Crayfish is High; Industry Employs 5 Million  


Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday July 18, 2017


Fish Oil Group Launches Improved Standard in Marine Ingredient Industry  


Mon. Jul 17 2017

ASMFC Blasts Secretary Ross Decision on Summer Flounder in Favor of New Jersey’s Recreational Sector


Seafood.com News Summary Monday July 17, 2017


Russian Fishing Tycoon Gurinov to Control 30% of Catch of Sardines and Mackerel in Russia  


Guangxi Shrimp Farmers Worried About Shrimp Survival After Heavy Rains  


Inslee Vetoes Anti-Shrimp Legislation That Would Have Helped Washington Oyster Growers  


Ron Jensen, Long Time Seafood Industry Leader, Has Died


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ANALYSIS: Shrimp Market Prices Generally Stable

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Urner Barry] by Angel Rubio - July 21, 2017

Although the shrimp market has remained relatively stable throughout the year, we have seen slight price declines in recent weeks for some HSLO sizes as well as value-added products.

Record imports for peeled shrimp have placed downward pressure on prices for P&D product on some specific count sizes. 16-20 count Asian shrimp has adjusted down 10 cents down since the end of June. Sizes 21-25ct and 26-30ct have...

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ANALYSIS: Imported Mahi Mahi Prices Remain Near Record High Levels Amid Limited Production

SEAFOODNEWS.com [Urner Barry] Nicole West - July 21, 2017

The traditional season for fresh mahi in Central & South America runs from October through March and it is not atypical for prices to spike during the summer months. However, in 2017 amid back to back years of limited production of mahi, we are seeing prices spike near record high levels. In 2016, we saw total fresh imports drop drastically, down 22.6%, mostly due to a weather phenomenon called El Nino. The El Nino which of the 2015-2016...

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NOAA Locates Crabber F/V Destination Wreckage; Coast Guard Hearing Set for August

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - July 21, 2017

The F/V Destination, an Alaskan crabber based out of Seattle, has been found near where it sank in Alaska.

Two NOAA ships, en route to scientific missions in Alaskan waters, helped locate the missing vessel at the request of the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation. The Destination and its six crew members were lost February 11, 2017, while fishing for opilio crab (snow crab) northwest of St. George, Alaska.

NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson, a fisheries survey vessel, conducted the first survey from April 30 through May 1, according to ...

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Clean Seas Seafood Rebrands and Launches New Kingfish Campaign

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 21, 2017

Clean Seas Seafood Limited has rebranded its premium Kingfish and launched a new marketing strategy based on the unique provenance of the fish as Spencer Gulf Hiramasa Kingfish. 

The new campaign will promote the kingfish, also known as amberjack, in Australia, Europe, North America and Asia. Clean Seas' cultured Hiramasa Kingfish will be marketed not only as from the cold clean waters of South Australia's Spencer Gulf, but also for its culinary excellence, versatility and sustainability.

The brand story is based on the concept of “The Duality of One”, explains David Head, Managing Director and CEO of Clean Seas. ...

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West Coast Dungeness Crab Season: Rocky Start, Good Markets, High Value

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

It's been a banner season for Dungeness crab fishermen on the West Coast, despite a rocky start due to the presence of domoic acid and live market problems with China.

The total for all three states is close to 58 million pounds so far, for a total value of $180 million for this season. By comparison, the total for the 2015-16 season was 42 million pounds and $149 million. West Coast crabbers and processors have been able to seize a huge market opportunity and overcome obstacles ...

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BlueOcean Expanding Market for Pure Polar Shrimp Oil

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 20, 2017

Toronto, Ontario - BlueOceanNutraSciences is expanding its market to private labels for its Pure Polar(R) Double Strength shrimp oil.

The company announced yesterday that Pure Polar Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary, received its first private label order for the Pure Polar shrimp oil, to be marketed under the customer's brand.

BlueOcean’s strategy is to partner with a select group of customers who will market their formulas under private brands to markets that do not compete directly with Blue Oceans current...

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VIDEO: Trident Seafoods Value; Bakkafrost Bacteria Outbreak; UK Seafood Fraud  

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Canadian Fisheries Puts $8.9 Million in Upgrade, Expansion of St. Andrews Biological Station in NB

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafoodnews] July 20, 2017

Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard today announced that the Government of Canada continues to implement investments of $8.9 million at the St. Andrews Biological Station, Atlantic Canada's oldest marine research facility.

Minister LeBlanc also announced that 15 new scientists, biologists, hydrographers and other science professionals will be located at the Station. These new employees will support healthy fish stocks and ecosystems, and sustainable aquaculture...

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UK Sushi Bars Accused of Mislabeling Some Seafood, but Not as Much as US

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [The Times] by  July 19, 2017

Sushi bars are committing "seafood fraud" by serving customers the wrong fish, a study has found.

Researchers examined labelling practices in restaurants and found that in many cases fish was being mislabelled, or not labelled at all. Stefano Mariani, a conservation geneticist at Salford University, who presented his work to the Fisheries Society of the British Isles, said: "This is about transparency. People don't know what they are buying. There is now a huge trade in lesser-known species that have not been assessed. Imagine how impossible it is for a ...

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Global Salmon Initiative Strengthens Global Presence with Acceptance of Four New Members

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - July 19, 2017

London, United Kingdom – The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) announce the acceptance of four new members: Australis Seafoods S.A., Bjørøya, Midt-Norsk Ha vbruk AS and Nova Sea AS, bringing the GSI membership to 16 salmon farming companies and eight Associate Members.

“We are delighted to welcome four new members into the GSI,” Gerardo Balbontin, GSI Co-Chair and CEO of Blumar Seafoods, said in a press release. “It is a sign that what we ...

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New President of B.C. Wildlife Federation Aims for Stability

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Vancouver Sun] by Larry Pynn with additional information by Peggy Parker - July 21, 2017

Harvey Andrusak, the new head of the B.C. Wildlife Federation, a group that supports many research projects that affect the province's fishing industry, is a former senior provincial fisheries biologist.   

The new president of the 50,000-member B.C. Wildlife Federation replaces Jim Glaicar, who resigned last month after a series of controversies.

Andrusak, a resident of Nelson and vice-chair of the non-profit Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, said Wednesday he worked 20 years as a fisheries biologist for the province, including as director of fisheries, but now operates a...

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ANALYSIS: Chilean Market Continues to Weaken to Levels Now Below 2016

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Urner Barry] by Janice Schreiber - July 20, 2017

The Chilean fillet market has been trended lower since Memorial Day weekend in the U.S. At the end of May, the average on 2-3 pound Chilean fillets was $5.68, currently the market is at $5.08; a 10.5 percent drop.

In addition, the market on Chilean fillets is now lower than where it was at the same point in time in 2016. In the middle of...

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Senators Collins, King Introduce Resolution to Designate September 25, 2017, as National Lobster Day

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Federal Information & News Dispatch] July 21, 2017

U.S. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins today introduced a resolution that would designate September 25, 2017, as "National Lobster Day." Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) also sponsored the resolution, which recognizes the historic and economic importance of lobster in the United States.

"Maine's lobster industry helps drive our economy, supports our coastal communities, and is an integral part of our state's heritage," Senators Collins and King said in a joint statement. "The ...

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Australian Heard and McDonald Islands Toothfish Fishery is Recertified Under MSC

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 21, 2017

The Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) Patagonian toothfish fishery has received recertification to the MSC standard for sustainable fishing. Originally certified in 2012, the fishery was once riddled with illegal and unregulated fishing for the valuable species, found across the southern ocean. 

But due to robust and collaborative management, there has not been illegal fishing in the region since 2006, according to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), the international science-based body with 25 member nations tasked with managing Antarctic resources.

The HIMI fishery is managed by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) in accordance with measures set by CCAMLR....

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Bakkafrost Shuts Down Salmon Harvesting Due to Listeria; Market to be Short Large Fish

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton July 19, 2017

Bakkafrost, the major salmon producer in the Faroe Islands, discovered listeria bacteria in its production last week.

This was confirmed by the CEO Regin Jacobsen, to the ilaks newsletter.

“It is true that we have found listeria bacteria in production last week. Therefore, the entire production line was washed.”

The company is not certain how much of the fish was shipped before the listeria was discovered, but Jacobsen says the testing showed small amounts, less than 10 parts per million per gram. Under 100 parts per million listeria is destroyed by ...

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High Quality Shrimp Breeding Farm Set Up in Mekong Delta

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Vietnam News Summary] July 20, 2017

Construction on the first high-quality breeding shrimp farm began in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on July 18.

Invested by Viet-Uc Corporation (VUC) at a total cost of 120 billion VND (5.21 million USD), the farm will sit on a site of over 23ha in the first stage which will be completed in June 2018, producing around 5 billion breeding shrimps per year and generating jobs to roughly 400 local workers.

The second stage, which will start in late 2018, will extend to more than 60ha.

Luong Thanh Van, Chairman of the VUC Board of Directors and General Director, said VUC has produced about ...

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New Study Quantifies Impact of Different Types of Bottom Trawls on Seabed Ecosystem

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Peggy Parker - July 19, 2017

In a new study, an international group of scientists found that comparing four types of fishing gear that touches the seafloor, otter trawls are the most benign and usually result in the best recovery times for animal life at the bottom.

“We found that otter trawls penetrated the seabed 2.4 cm on average and caused the least amount of depletion of marine organisms, removing 6% of biota per trawl pass on the seabed," said lead author Professor Jan Hiddink from Bangor University (UK).

"In contrast, we found that hydraulic dredges penetrated the seabed 16.1 cm on average and caused the greatest depletion, removing 41% of the biota per fishing pass.”

Depending on the type of fishing gear, penetration depth, and environmental variables....

 

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