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Aug 17 - SEAFOOD: Catfish, Tilapia & Pangasius Closing Commentary


Aug 1 - SouthFresh Attains 3-Star BAP Status with Certified Catfish Feed Mill


Jul 28 - NFI Releases Statement After White House Scraps Border Adjustment Tax


Jul 27 - SEAFOOD: Catfish, Tilapia & Pangasius Closing Commentary


Jul 20 - SEAFOOD: Catfish, Tilapia & Pangasius Closing Commentary


Jul 13 - SEAFOOD: Catfish, Tilapia & Pangasius Closing Commentary


Jul 6 - SEAFOOD: Catfish, Tilapia & Pangasius Closing Commentary


Jul 6 - Seafood.com News Summary Thursday July 06, 2017


Jun 29 - SEAFOOD: Catfish, Tilapia & Pangasius Closing Commentary


Jun 27 - SEAFOOD: Catfish, Tilapia & Pangasius Closing Commentary


Jun 21 - Just Shrimp Adds Healthy Alternatives to Attract Younger Diners


Jun 20 - UB REPORTER: TILAPIA AND PANGASIUS MARKETS


Jun 13 - Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday June 13, 2017


May 26 - Study Says US Investments on Aquaculture Research Pay Dividends


May 24 - WWF Study: Shrimp Can Be Traced Back to Their Country of Origin Through Elemental Profiling


May 18 - Seafood.com News Summary Thursday September 18, 2017


May 18 - USDA Adopts FDA Definition of Processing for Domestic Catfish Operators and Limits Inspections


May 17 - Congressional Seafood Names Matthew Berrie as Food Safety Director


May 3 - Seafood.com News Summary May 3, 2017


Apr 27 - SEAFOOD: Catfish, Tilapia & Pangasius Closing Commentary


Apr 24 - Vietnam Fails to Score Big in Egyptian Fish Market


Apr 20 - SEAFOOD: Catfish, Tilapia & Pangasius Closing Commentary


Apr 12 - Tom Mazzetta Calls on Domestic and Imported Seafood Industries to Come Together to Promote US Sales


Apr 11 - SEAFOOD: Catfish, Tilapia & Pangasius Closing Commentary


Mar 31 - With Surge in Pangasius Sales to China, Gov't Cracks Down on Smuggling, Will Require Traceability


Mar 28 - Lakes Farm Raised Catfish Issues Recall Notice to USDA for Fish that Contain Antibiotics


Mar 23 - SEAFOOD: Catfish, Tilapia & Pangasius Closing Commentary


Mar 17 - Commentator Gives up In Confusion Over Sustainable Fish Guides; Just a Personal Choice, She Says


Mar 14 - Harvest Select Expands Beyond Catfish to Other Gulf Seafood with Purchase of Steel City Seafood


Feb 27 - Skyrocketing Pangasius (Basa) Prices in Vietnam May Mean an Increase in Chinese Tilapia Prices


Feb 15 - Samherji-Owned Íslandsbleikja Gets Arctic Char Processing Plant in Iceland BAP Certified


Feb 15 - China's Xuzhou Jinjiangfoodstuffs Becomes First Crawfish Producer to Earn BAP Certification


Jan 31 - SEAFOOD: Catfish, Tilapia & Pangasius Closing Commentary


Jan 31 - Carrefour Halts Pangasius Sales on Sustainability Grounds, Other European Retailers Disagree


Jan 30 - USDA Declines to Institute Grade A Catfish Program; Elects to Continue USDC Grading


Jan 24 - Lowest Gulf Landings in years along with High Prices Undercut Arguments on Maintaining Shrimp Duties


Jan 19 - FDA Says 90% of Fish Species are "Best Choice" for Pregnant Women in Confusing Final Guidance


Dec 20 - Letters: Southern Shrimp Alliance Responds to Criticism of Bloomberg 'Bad Shrimp' Article


Dec 16 - Seafood.com News Summary Friday December 16, 2016


Dec 16 - Massive Smear Article in Businessweek Aims to Push Shrimp Imports Under USDA Inspection


Dec 9 - Seafood.com News Summary Friday, December 9, 2016


Dec 9 - Kim Gorton Testifies on Absurdity of USDA Catfish Regulations at House Hearing


Dec 8 - Seafood.com News Summary Thursday December 8, 2016


Dec 8 - As Global Production Surges, China Loses Market Share, Pricing Power on Tilapia


Dec 5 - China's CAPMA Establishes Catfish Institute to Support Expansion, Including in Domestic Market


Dec 1 - CORRECTION: Catfish, Tilapia & Pangasius Closing Commentary for Tuesday, 11/29/2016


Dec 1 - SEAFOOD: Catfish, Tilapia & Pangasius Closing Commentary


Nov 29 - SEAFOOD: Catfish, Tilapia & Pangasius Closing Commentary


Nov 28 - China Bigfoots Pangasius Market, Output, Prices Rise, China to be Vietnam's Top Buyer within a Year


Nov 17 - SEAFOOD: Catfish, Tilapia & Pangasius Closing Commentary


Oct 27 - US Shrimp Consumption Unchanged in 2015 But Easily Maintains Number One Spot in NFI's Top Ten List


Oct 26 - Dominican Republic's Value Aquaculture Gets USDA Approval to Export Pangasius to US


Oct 19 - Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday October 19, 2016


Sep 30 - Seafood.com News Summary Friday September 30 , 2016


Sep 21 - Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday September 21, 2016


Sep 21 - Fresh Domestic Catfish Prices at Near-Record Highs With Supplies Tight From Poor Spring Production


Sep 20 - SEAFOOD: Aquaculture Closing Commentary


Sep 16 - Seafood.com News Summary Friday September 16, 2016


Sep 15 - Seafood.com News Summary Thursday September 15, 2016


Sep 15 - Over 200 House Members Support Repealing USDA Catfish Inspections if Bill Can Get to Floor


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SouthFresh Attains 3-Star BAP Status with Certified Catfish Feed Mill

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - August 1, 2017

SouthFresh Aquaculture announced recently it is the first catfish feed mill in the world to be Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certified.

With the addition of its feed mill in Demopolis, Ala., SouthFresh Catfish of Alabama is now a three-star BAP domestic catfish company, as its processing plant in Eutaw, Ala., and Elysian Farms in Demopolis are already BAP certified. SouthFresh is one of the few catfish companies in the USA that owns 100% of its feed mill and is now the world’s first USA catfish company to earn ...

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News Summary July 6, 2017

Today's Main Story: West Coast Pacific Ocean Perch Stock Assessment Results Shows Dramatic Improvement 

Today's main story focuses on how nobody saw it coming: Pacific ocean perch rockfish (POP), a West Coast species of rockfish listed as overfished and one that has constrained fisheries for decades, is likely rebuilt. Susan Chambers writes that it was probably never overfished to begin with, according to a new stock assessment. The estimated depletion (relative spawning output) is 75 percent, which is above the target of 40 percent. At a 95 percent confidence interval, the estimated depletion has been above 40 percent since at least 2008 and possibly before.

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UB REPORTER: TILAPIA AND PANGASIUS MARKETS

The tilapia market in the U.S. is not much different from last year; imports continued to decline for both the fresh and frozen fillets and prices are trending lower...

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Study Says US Investments on Aquaculture Research Pay Dividends

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] May 26, 2017

A study from Johns Hopkins University concluded that federal investments on aquaculture research in the United States produce a return on investment.

The study is the first of its kind to examine US federal grants awarded in the field of aquaculture, which includes aquatic organisms raised for food, feed, fuel, and recreation. To conduct this analysis, the researchers compiled a database of nearly 3,000 aquaculture grants awarded from 1990 to 2015. The study found that federal agencies awarded nearly $1 billion dollars in grants for aquaculture research in the past quarter century, and these grants had an estimated 37-fold return on investment since 2000...

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NE Fisheries Scientists Expect Drastic Changes as Gulf of Maine and Georges warm 7 to 9 degrees

A new paper by a number of scientists formerly with NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center suggests that there will be drastic changes in fisheries and the ports that depend on them during the next 60 to 80 years. Among the predictions for specific species, lobster and dogfish are likely to thrive. Also mid-Atlantic Fish like croaker and striped bass will find more suitable habitat in New England. The “changes will result in ecological, economic, social, and natural resource management challenges throughout the region,” said Kristin Kleisner, the lead author of the study. “It is important to understand large-scale patterns in these changes so that we can plan for and mitigate adverse effects as much as possible.”

The USDA said domestic catfish processors operate similarly to meat and poultry processing-only operations and can be subject to inspections just once per production shift. When the USDA adopted catfish inspections last March, inspectors practiced continuous inspection procedures so the agency could understand the fish slaughtering and production process. But the USDA said it is adopting the FDA’s definition of fish processing, which combines the slaughter and processing steps. This will exempt domestic catfish operators from continuous inspections once the program takes full effect this September.

In other news, Russia plans to significantly increase exports of cod and pollock to the Latin American market in coming years. Russia's Federal Fishery Agency said demand for white fish in the domestic market is relatively low. Meanwhile, demand for white fish is up significantly in such countries as Brazil, Argentina and other Latin America states. To date, there are already several agreements to supply Russian cod and pollock to Brazil.

The season’s first catch of Copper River salmon will arrive in Seattle straight from Alaska this Friday. As per tradition, the Alaska Airlines Boeing "salmon 30 salmon" will deliver the fish to the Sea-Tac Airport. The seasoned opened this morning. 

Finally, The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) said the suspension of the offshore Marine Stewardship Council certificate for the Newfoundland cod fishery in the 3Ps region confirmed its initial concern and objection to the designation. The EAC was among a group that objected to the 3Ps certification last year. "While we fully support efforts to both achieve and celebrate improvements in sustainable fisheries, we had deep concerns about this cod stock throughout the certification process. Suffice it to say we are not at all surprised that the issues we raised last year, including low bar for recovery, evidence of poor stock health and a high rate of mortality," said Susanna Fuller, Senior Marine Conservation Coordinator at the Ecology Action Centre.

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Congressional Seafood Names Matthew Berrie as Food Safety Director

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

Alexandria, Va. — Congressional Seafood Company has named Matthew Berrie as director of food safety at the company’s new state-of-the-art plant in Jessup, Md.

In his new role, Berrie will be responsible for ensuring strict compliance with Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP), Safe Quality Food (SQF) guidelines, and other safety and quality standards. Berrie oversees all of the company’s safety and quality control efforts, which include monthly audits of its warehouse and processing facility, including its ...

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Lakes Farm Raised Catfish Issues Recall Notice to USDA for Fish that Contain Antibiotics

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] March 28, 2017

Lakes Farm Raised Catfish Inc., a Dundee, Miss. establishment, issued a recall for approximately 1,695 pounds of domestic catfish products that may be adulterated with residues, specifically Malachite Green and Leucomalachite Green, according to an announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). 

The products were produced on March 14 through 17, 2017. The following products are subject to recall...

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Commentator Gives up In Confusion Over Sustainable Fish Guides; Just a Personal Choice, She Says

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [NPR] by Natalie Jacewicz - March 16, 2017

 This month, I ventured to ask the man behind the counter at a Whole Foods Market what kind of shrimp he was selling. "I don't know," he replied. "I think they're just normal shrimp." I glanced at the sustainable seafood guide on my phone. There were 80 entries for shrimp, none of them listed "normal."

What about the cod?Was it Atlantic or Pacific? Atlantic. How was it caught?...

 

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Skyrocketing Pangasius (Basa) Prices in Vietnam May Mean an Increase in Chinese Tilapia Prices

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Amy Zhong - February 27, 2017

The EU reduced catfish imports from Vietnam in 2016 and the U.S. issued policies to also restrict their imports. As a result, China has become Vietnam’s most important buyer. Many insiders assumed that the basa (catfish) prices would decline after the Chinese New Year, but prices skyrocketed by around 20%.

The farm gate price of Vietnam’s basa catfish has increased by US$0.2 per kilo, said Leon, general manager for Shanghai Sintun Industrial. Sourcing basa has become difficult. The fish produces processed fillets that can reach 300-400g each.

Costs increase by about 15 yuan for a carton of basa fillets after Chinese customs clearance in Shanghai. The CIF Shanghai was US$1.9 for basa fillets with 10% ice this January which rose to around US$2.15 to US$2.2 earlier this month, after the holiday...

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NFI Releases Statement After White House Scraps Border Adjustment Tax

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle July 28, 2017

The border adjustment tax, one of the proposals from the Trump Administration that could have had huge negative impacts on the seafood industry, is officially dead.

Yesterday, in a joint statement, House, Senate and White House Leaders said “While we have debated the pro-growth benefits of border adjustability, we appreciate that there are many unknowns associated with it and have decided to set this policy aside in order to advance tax...

 

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Just Shrimp Adds Healthy Alternatives to Attract Younger Diners

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - June 21, 2017

Just Shrimp is a new concept with just three units in Illinois.  But they are making a splash.   Their original location in Tinley Park recently added a few more non-fried items to their menu: Grilled shrimp skewers and fresh grilled salmon. 

Recently, Just Shrimp started smoking salmon in-house, and added two sandwiches their customers seem to enjoy. The smoked salmon fillet sandwich is servedcold, on a buttered and toasted soft bun  ...

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AquaBounty to Produce GM Salmon in Indiana with $14 Million Purchase of Bell Fish Company's Assets

AquaBounty Technologies will soon be able to produce its genetically modified AquAdvantage salmon in the United States as the firm has struck a $14 million deal to buy some of the assets of Bell Fish Company in Albany Indiana. AquaBounty said the facility's first harvest could come as soon as the third quarter of 2019. Once fully operational, the facility will have an expected annual capacity of 1,200 metric tons. "This acquisition marks an important milestone and provides the Company with its first commercial-scale facility in the United States for growing eco-friendly AquAdvantage Salmon. This site will enable production of healthy Atlantic salmon, which will not require vaccines or antibiotics, in a sustainable and responsible manner close to domestic consumers,” said Ronald Stotish, Chief Executive Officer of AquaBounty.

The International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) has recommended that the Joint Russian-Norwegian Fisheries Commission cut the 2018 Barents Sea cod quota 20 percent from last year citing poor recruitment in the fishery. The Council’s recommendation would set the total cod quota at 712,000 metric tons. This represents a 183,000 metric ton reduction from last year’s quota. The Commission will take up ICES advice when it makes its quota determination this fall.

In other news, a price war is breaking out over ecommerce lobster sales in the Chinese Province of Ningbo. Online retailers are offering live North American lobsters at deeply discounted prices in order to compete for sales and market share in both the online retail space and from traditional grocers.

Meanwhile, citing 20 years of success with groups such as Conservation International, the MSC, and others, the Walton Family Foundation (WFF) outlined its $37 million, five-year strategy for building sustainable seafood markets. The initiative is part of the foundation’s ocean strategy that takes a systems approach—working on both the supply and demand side—to promote sustainability in five core countries: Indonesia, Peru, Chile, Mexico and the United States. "The Walton Family Foundation has probably had more impact on the seafood sustainability movement than some of the more well-known consumer facing advocates," writes John Sackton in an analysis of the plan. "They have leveraged a market-based strategy in which they paid NGO's to lobby and convince the retail supply chain to adopt seafood sustainability standards."

Finally, the value of Vietnam's seafood exports to global markets is up this year but the increase is not because of more sales to the US market. So far Vietnam's seafood exports are up 7.5 percent worldwide but sales to the US market are down nearly 13 percent. The US is traditionally the top market for Vietnam's seafood exports like pangasius and shrimp. However, higher duty rates and the implementation of the catfish inspection program under the USDA have forced Vietnam's exporters to seek other markets like China.

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WWF Study: Shrimp Can Be Traced Back to Their Country of Origin Through Elemental Profiling

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - May 24, 2017

A new World Wildlife Fund report finds that farmed shrimp from Thailand, Vietnam and India could be traced back to their countries of origin through a process known as elemental profiling. With greater refinement, elemental profiling may help importers, customs officials, retailers and others trace globally traded seafood back to its source, which can shed light on production practices with critical environmental and social implications.

The report, conducted by WWF researchers and supported by Auburn University and Ocean University of China, looked at farmed Pacific ...

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USDA Adopts FDA Definition of Processing for Domestic Catfish Operators and Limits Inspections 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Michael Ramsingh - May 18, 2017

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) proposed to change the inspection coverage for domestic catfish producers from all hours of operation to once per production shift. The decision was based on the FSIS finding that catfish processing operations are more similar to meat and poultry processing-only operations and not meat slaughter operations.

According to the Federal Register notice when Congress shifted catfish inspection responsibilities from the FDA to the USDA, the intent was so the FSIS could inspect fish establishments consistent with how FSIS inspects meat and poultry processing establishments, which is at least once per production shift...

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Seafood.com News Summary May 3, 2017

News Summary May 3, 2017

Today's Main Story: 5 Yr Sunset Review Fails to End Shrimp Duties

As expected, the International Trade Commission voted to retain anti-dumping shrimp duties on imports from China, India, Vietnam and Thailand. The unanimous vote came at the end of the five-year sunset review.  Few expected a different outcome, as the ITC continues duties about 70% to 80% of the time in similar reviews.  Brazil, which has abandoned the US shrimp market, was dropped from the list of countries subject to the anti-dumping order. 

In other news, part of the budget bill was a victory for Alaskan crabbers and marketers.  Congress directed the FDA to change the acceptable market name of Brown Crab to Golden King Crab.

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Vietnam Fails to Score Big in Egyptian Fish Market

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Viet Nam News] - April 24, 2017

Consumption of fish is a traditional and vital component of the Egyptian diet, and a primary source of inexpensive animal protein for the growing population, said Vietnam Trade Counsellor Pham The Cuong recently.

Fish and fisheries in Egypt are expected to produce 1.4 million metric tons of product in 2017, principally seabass, tilapia and catfish, said Mr Cuong, adding that 40% of it is allocated for domestic consumption and 60% for export to EU countries and Gulf states.

Mr Cuong noted fish and fishery imports of Egypt for the year...

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Tom Mazzetta Calls on Domestic and Imported Seafood Industries to Come Together to Promote US Sales

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] Opinion by Tom Mazzetta - April 12, 2017

Tom Mazzetta is the founder and CEO of Mazzetta Company, LLC

We need to come together as an industry to support increased seafood consumption as an overall goal, not only for the benefit of our collective bottom-lines, but for the health benefits of eating more seafood, the environmental benefits of seafood production versus other proteins, and to address regulations that artificially inflate prices for American shoppers and diners. We are not talking about steel, auto parts, or sugar. We are talking about healthy food...

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With Surge in Pangasius Sales to China, Gov't Cracks Down on Smuggling, Will Require Traceability

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fishfirst] Translated by Amy Zhong  March 31, 2017

Various problems haunt China’s rising basa fish market. And the government plans to take action against them. With the popularity of basa fish in China, smuggling has become an increasingly serious problem within the past few years. And the government is going to issue relevant policies and regulations against it.

For example, it has released a list of basa fish producers which meet relative standards. So the fish with quality problems will be banned from China’s market.

Meanwhile, it also intends to strengthen its traceability system...

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Harvest Select Expands Beyond Catfish to Other Gulf Seafood with Purchase of Steel City Seafood

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [Seafoodnews]  March 14, 2017

Harvest Select has acquired a Birmingham, Alabama based seafood company, Steel City Seafood, which will allow them to broaden their product offerings.

Harvest Select said "Our anchor will always be U.S. farm-raised catfish, but the our Alabama presence will increase to include southern gulf seafood and other species which are a natural complement to our current line of products."

Through the use of current trucking and logistics

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