Wed. May 22 2019

ANALYSIS: Chinese Tariff's Impact on Red Swimming Crab Meat Market  


Consolidated Catfish to Take Over SouthFresh Alabama Plant, Keep it Operating  


China: LDC-Haid JV Starts Work on Tianjin Aqua Feed Mill


Tue. May 21 2019

Newfoundland Crab Price Panel Lowers Price to $4.90 After Processors Appeal for Reconsideration  


Adak Groups, NOAA, and Secretary of Commerce Ross Appeal Decision to Rescind Amendment 113


Mary B II Hearing on Capsizing Incident Wraps Up in Newport, Oregon  


AAP Report Gives Pediatricians Data on Benefits of Increased Fish Consumption for Children


Oregon Shrimpers May Look to State for Oversight as Partial Strike Continues  


How AquaMaof is Setting Up Aquaculture Companies for Success


Shrimp Featured in Meal Kit Company Blue Apron's First Grilling Box  


Captain D's Opens 26th Restaurant in North Carolina


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, May 21


Mon. May 20 2019

The Winding Glass: Is the Seafood Industry Awash in Corruption?   


LISTEN: Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Obsessed; Dolphin-Safe Tuna Suit; and More!  


Copper River Opener Sees Encouraging Start to 2019 Run


Russian Fish Harvests Level Off, Decrease After Years of Consecutive Growth  


Anchorage Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against BBRSDA’s Anti-Pebble Activities


Rising Demand, Unstable Supply Force China to Start Processing More Basa  


First Wild Copper River Salmon Delivered to Seattle by Alaska Air Cargo  


Shenzhen Customs Seizes 732 kg of Smuggled Geoducks from the U.S.  


VIDEO: Urner Barry Staff Taste Test Vinalhaven Smoked Lobster  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, May 20


Fri. May 17 2019

Vietnam Takes Advantage of U.S.-China Trade War  


Alaskans Enjoy the Journey of the First Copper River Salmon of the Year  


VIDEO: Cheddar Bay Biscuits; DFO Closes Fishing Areas; Consumers Sue Canned Tuna Companies  


Frankenfish Name Embraced by Makers, Updates


Trident Seafoods' Dan Murphy Joins Seafood Nutrition Partnership's Board of Directors


New Season of "Chef's A' Field: Good Catch" to Feature Sustainable Seafood   


Fisheries Debate Over Marine Parks Heats Up On Eve of Australia’s General Election


Captain D's Reopens Corporate-Owned Tennessee Location A Little Over Year After Fire


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, May 17


Thu. May 16 2019

U.S. Department of Transportation Suspends Air Service to and from Venezuela  


DFO Temporarily Closes Fishing Areas Due to Presence of North Atlantic Right Whales  


Alaska’s Bear-Viewing Industry Threatened by Pebble Mine


Economic Reports Show Seafood, Transportation Industries Contribute Billions to Northwest Economy


Bipartisan Group in Senate Introduce Bill to Restore Funding to Fishing Safety Training Grants


Crab House Trading Corp. Recalls Over 36,000 Pounds of Frozen Siluriformes Products  


Legal Seafoods, Lobster Gram Named 'Best of 2019' By TopConsumerReviews.com


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, May 16


Florida Stone Crabbers Experienced Crustacean Frustration This Season. They Say Red Tide is to Blame  


Benchmark's New Land-Based Salmon Egg Production Facility to Open Next Week  


Seven Seas International USA Recalls Biltmore Smoked Salmon Due to Possible Health Risk  


Wed. May 15 2019

SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, May 15


Op-Ed: Murkowski's Lack of Oversight on Pebble


New Rules to Protect Chinook Salmon in Fraser and Avoid "Path to Extinction"


Consumers Sue Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea and StarKist Over 'Dolphin-Safe' Claims  


Italian National Pleads Guilty After Attempting to Traffic Cocaine on Fishing Vessels


Florida Stone Crab Season to Close on Thursday  


Sea Delight Joins NFI's Crab Council, Red Crab Council


ANALYSIS: Tariffs High, Inventory Holdings Low  


Pebble Mine vs. Salmon Fishermen Gets Heard in Court, No Judgment Yet  


Red Lobster Launches Cheddar Bay Biscuits Sweepstakes in Honor of National Biscuit Day


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ANALYSIS: Chinese Tariff's Impact on Red Swimming Crab Meat Market

The Chinese tariff increase of 10 - 25% is an issue at the forefront for the red swimming crab meat market. China, the largest supplier of red swimming crab meat, saw record breaking imports at the end of 2018, just as the 10% tariff was being implemented and the threat for the January 1, 2019 tariff increase of 25% was baited. With much of the production front-loaded in the beginning of the 2018-2019 season, imports in 2019 have fallen off dramatically. Now, with the administration’s sudden implementation of...

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Consolidated Catfish to Take Over SouthFresh Alabama Plant, Keep it Operating

Consolidated Catfish and SouthFresh Aquaculture announced an agreement today that would keep the SouthFresh catfish plant operating, and able to serve its existing customers.

SouthFresh, which is owned by the Alabama Farmers Cooperative, declared bankruptcy in January, 2019.  The new plan to keep operating will be presented to the bankruptcy court.

On Friday, Consolidated Catfish, known as CCP, signed a long term lease for the SouthFresh plant in Eutaw, Alabama.  The lease is subject to court approval.  It would allow the processing plant to remain open...

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China: LDC-Haid JV Starts Work on Tianjin Aqua Feed Mill

Tianjin Rongchuan Feed Co. Ltd, a Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) and Guangdong HAID Group Co. Ltd. (Haid) joint venture company, has started building an aqua feed mill in Tianjin, China.

The mill is expected to open by mid-2020, with an annual feed production capacity of 300,000 metric tonnes. It will produce aquatic feeds, including prawn feeds, as well as fermented soybean meal. Tianjin Rongchuan will seek to leverage the synergies from combining soy crushing and feed production activities in one location...

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Adak Groups, NOAA, and Secretary of Commerce Ross Appeal Decision to Rescind Amendment 113

On Friday the City of Adak, its regional development groups, and the Aleut Corporation filed an appeal to reverse a March 21 decision that vacated Amendment 113. Yesterday Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and the National Marine Fisheries Service joined the Aleut groups to appeal the decision from three months ago.

That ruling was in response to a challenge from the Groundfish Forum to the Secretary of Commerce asserting that Amendment 113 did not meet the standards in the Magnuson-Stevens Act ...

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Oregon Shrimpers May Look to State for Oversight as Partial Strike Continues

The standoff over shrimp pricing in Oregon has some shrimpers asking if they should seek a mandatory state price setting mechanism.

Shrimpers in Oregon have tied up this year after failing to get processors to agree to an average price of over $.70 per lb.  Last year, the price was 72 cents in May, and the average price for the year reported by Pacfin in Oregon was 75 cents.

This year shrimpers had hoped for a higher price, given the continued cutbacks in Canada, but...

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How AquaMaof is Setting Up Aquaculture Companies for Success

AquaMaof, an Israeli developer of land-based indoor aquaculture technology, has a lot of big projects on their plate. Late last year it was announced that the company had signed a contract to construct a €25 million recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility in the Vologda region of Russia. AquaMaof's technology is also being used at a new indoor salmon farm in Tsu City, Japan, and the company is working with Grieg to build the largest indoor salmon facility in Newfoundland.

It's been a big year so far for the company...

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The Winding Glass: Is the Seafood Industry Awash in Corruption?

[The Winding Glass is an opinion and commentary column from SeafoodNews Founder and Publisher John Sackton.]

Is the seafood industry a hotbed of corruption?  If you look at some of our biggest companies, an outsider might make that case.  There seems to be a flood tide of cheating and lawbreaking.

Recently, Pacific Andes, which is now in protracted legal bankruptcy and criminal proceedings, saw its owners the Ng family, accused of massive corruption.  In 2014, Pacific Andes reported $1.6 billion in revenue.  But according to recent court filings by...

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LISTEN: Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Obsessed; Dolphin-Safe Tuna Suit; and More!

Join SeafoodNews Podcast hosts Amanda Buckle and Lorin Castiglione as they obsess over Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits. Plus, on this week's episode we also talk about the "dolphin-safe" tuna lawsuit; the abrupt closure of National Fish and Seafood; the suspension of air service to and from Venezuela; and the temporary closure of fishing areas in the Gulf and Quebec regions due to the presence of North Atlantic Right Whales.

This week's episode is brought to you by Foreign Trade Data. Reduce uncertainty, minimize risk and...

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Russian Fish Harvests Level Off, Decrease After Years of Consecutive Growth

Russia may be faced with the decline of total fish catch this year after several years of consecutive growth, according to recent statements of some leading Russian fishermen and experts of Rosrybolovstvo.

According to official state statistics, as of May 8, the total fish catch in Russia amounted to 1.78 million tonnes, which is by 1.7% lower than same period last year.

The biggest decline is in the Northern Basin, where total catch amounted to only 179,800 tonnes, which is 33.46% below the 2018 level.

The decline was...

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Rising Demand, Unstable Supply Force China to Start Processing More Basa

China has spent more efforts developing its basa industry thanks to rising demand and an unstable supply from Vietnam. More companies have planned or begun to process basa products. On the early morning of May 13, one Zhanjiang aquatic company, Zhong Yi, received 43,000 jin (1 jin=0.5 kilo) of basa from Hainan, which were the first batch to be processed in China this year, according to media reports.

Tens of thousands jin of basa will flood into this processing plant every day in...

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Newfoundland Crab Price Panel Lowers Minimum Price to $4.90 After Processors Appeal for Reconsideration

Last week the Newfoundland crab processors asked the Provincial fish price panel to reconsider its crab price decision.  Under the Provincial legislation, each party can request a reconsideration once on a single species during the season.

The price panel operates by choosing either the harvester or processor proposal.  This year, the panel chose the harvester proposal initially, on the grounds that with low inventories and strong demand for crab, wholesale prices would likely be closer to last year’s price, which averaged out at...

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Mary B II Hearing on Capsizing Incident Wraps Up in Newport, Oregon

The U.S. Coast Guard's week-long hearing and investigation into the Jan. 8, 2019, capsizing of the crabber F/V Mary B II wrapped up Friday in Newport, Ore., with a disappointing portrait of the captain and a crew fearful of his actions.

Coast Guard Cmdr. Karen Denny led the formal investigation into the probable cause of the loss of the vessel and three crew. A number of witnesses, including Oregon State Police, marine surveyors, former crew employers, family, USCG personnel and experts and more filled five days...

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AAP Report Gives Pediatricians Data on Benefits of Increased Fish Consumption for Children

A comprehensive new report has found that American children don’t eat enough fish and shellfish in comparison with other sources of animal protein, despite the health benefits that eating fish and shellfish may confer. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics commissioned "Fish, Shellfish, and Children’s Health: An Assessment of Benefits, Risks, and Sustainability" so pediatricians across the country would know more about the health risks and benefits for children who eat more seafood and the importance of sustainability of harvests. Authors are Aaron S. Bernstein, Emily Oken, and... 

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Shrimp Featured in Meal Kit Company Blue Apron's First Grilling Box

Meal kit company Blue Apron is introducing their first grilling box – and just in time for summer.

"Designed for hosting a delicious and seamless summer gathering, our new box serves six to eight people and features a variety of proteins, seasonal produce including corn, zucchini, peaches, and tomatoes, and our first dessert offering," the press release from Blue Apron reads.

Like their other boxes, the Blue Apron "Summer Cookout" box provides users with a step-by-step recipe and pre-portioned ingredients. And seafood lovers can get in on...

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Captain D's Opens 26th Restaurant in North Carolina

Captain D's announced on Monday that they have opened their 26th restaurant in the state of North Carolina. The newest location in Lincolnton is owned by Shawn Eby, the founder and CEO of Goalz Restaurant Group, who opened up his first Captain D's restaurant in Georgia this past March.

"We have tremendous momentum going now with our first two Captain D's restaurants open and two more in the pipeline slated to open before the end of the year," Eby said in a press release. "This has been made possible by...

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Copper River Opener Sees Encouraging Start to 2019 Run

The Copper River salmon run got off to a close-to-projected start last Thursday with landings of 20,474 sockeye and 2,327 chinook. The famous first of the year run began with a dozen salmon swimming past the sonar counter in the Copper River on May 11, triggering the first count. The next day 66 were seen on the sonar screen. Over 700 showed up on May 15, then over 4,200 on May 17. The last posting was Saturday May 18 of 5,185  summing to 12,719 salmon counted as escapement to...

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Anchorage Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against BBRSDA’s Anti-Pebble Activities

An Anchorage judge dismissed the case filed against the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBSDA) on behalf of six of its members alleging the group’s activities against Pebble Mine were illegal. The suit, filed on April 1, was funded by the Pebble Limited Partnership, backers of the proposed mine located at the headwaters of Bristol Bay’s five salmon river systems.

Friday’s ruling agreed with BBRSDA that it was acting within its statutory purpose of promoting the Bristol Bay fishery in opposing the Pebble Mine, which could have a devastating...

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