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Jun 18 - China Tariffs Raise Alarms Throughout the Industry; Read Some Reactions


Jun 15 - Lobster Day 2018: Indulge With These 5 Lobster Recipes


Jun 15 - Celebrate National Lobster Day With the Top Lobster Stories


Jun 12 - Warming Waters an Issue For Maine Lobster Industry, But State Committed to Protecting Fishery


Jun 8 - 12 Arrested in Guanxi for Smuggling Lobster, Crab as China Crackdown Continues


Jun 7 - April 2018 Lobster Imports Lowest Monthly Total In 5 Years


Jun 1 - Alibaba Has Plans to Become the One of the Biggest Retail and Online Seafood Players in China


May 30 - Red Lobster Launches Lobster and Shrimp Summerfest; Introduces Tuna Poke Dish


May 17 - Cousins Maine Lobster Opening First Brick and Mortar Franchise Location in Tennessee


May 7 - Lobsters Boost Wuhan Hema Grand Opening; Hema Plans Additional Stores


Apr 19 - Novia Scotia Lobstermen Seeking Response From DFO on Industry-Led By-Catch Monitoring Program


Apr 16 - Seafood News Podcast: Fish Fillet Sales During Lent, Lobster Shell Disease, Beat Bobby Flay and More


Apr 13 - Maine’s Sen Collins Promises Market Access Dollars, But US Lobster Exports Badly Hurt by CETA


Apr 12 - China Summer Fishing Closures Have Less Market Impact Due to High Imports


Apr 10 - Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative Renewed By Maine Legislature Until 2021


Apr 6 - Mazzetta Gloucester Plant Doing Minor Processing Now, Has No Plans To Process Lobster


Apr 2 - New Seafood News Podcast: Alaska Halibut Prices, Red Lobster's New Lobster and Waffle Dish and More


Mar 27 - BRIO Tuscan Grille Kicks off Spring With Seafood Celebration


Mar 26 - Canada’s Seafood Exports to China Increased 25% in 2017; Lobsters Prove Most Popular


Mar 19 - Maine DMR Hires New Scientists to Support Lobster Research, Inshore Trawl Survey


Mar 13 - Paturel Lobster Employees to get Financial Help from East Coast Seafoods


Mar 7 - East Coast Paturel Resilient After Fire, Transfers Processing, Restarts Live Lobster Buying


Mar 5 - Maine is Home to One of the Nicest McDonald’s Location


Mar 2 - Maine Lobster Landings Fall Sharply in 2017 as US total Supply Decreases


Jan 31 - The Maine Lobster Science Study May Help Conservation Management in Other Parts of the Country


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China Tariffs Raise Alarms Throughout the Industry; Read Some Reactions 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - June 18, 2018

On Friday the People’s Republic of China imposed 25% tariffs on a number of products, including major seafood exports like salmon and lobster. The move came as a response to President Donald Trump’s recent increase on Chinese imports. The new 25% tariff will go into effect on July 6th, and be in addition to any tariffs that are already levied on products.

The tariff is raising alarms throughout the industry. Check out some of the reactions ...

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Lobster Day 2018: Indulge With These 5 Lobster Recipes

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - June 15, 2018

June 15 is National Lobster Day! Seafood News is celebrating by rounding up some delicious recipes featuring these industry superstars.

Check out five recipes out below and be sure to tag @SeafoodNews on Instagram with any photos of your creations ...

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Warming Waters an Issue For Maine Lobster Industry, But State Committed to Protecting Fishery

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Amanda Buckle - June 12, 2018

On June 5 science writer and biologist Christopher White released his fifth book, “The Last Lobster: Boom or Bust for Maine’s Greatest Fishery.” The book warns that Maine’s $1.7 billion lobster industry is in jeopardy due to warming waters, and while the science can’t be denied, it has sparked sensationalized headlines about the industry going “bust.” The fact is: warming waters will force a shift in the industry … but we’re talking about an issue in the long term, not tomorrow ...

 

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April 2018 Lobster Imports Lowest Monthly Total In 5 Years

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] with data from Jim Kenny - June 7, 2018

April 2018 imports were released on Wednesday and the numbers show a 19.5% decrease in total volume of lobster products imported into the U.S. for the month. That’s the lowest total volume in five years.

Urner Barry market reporter Jim Kenny reports that “April imports of all lobster products totaled 5.4 million pounds; the lowest level since 5.1 million pounds was imported in April 2013.”

Imports of lobster products from Canada declined ...

 

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Red Lobster Launches Lobster and Shrimp Summerfest; Introduces Tuna Poke Dish

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - May 30, 2018

Summer doesn’t officially start until Red Lobster kicks off their Lobster & Shrimp Summerfest.

The dining chain announced on Tuesday that their limited-time shrimp and lobster combo dining event is currently underway. Guests who visit red Lobster will have a chance to enjoy two of their favorite seafood proteins prepared in new ways. The new lineup includes:

Cedar-Plank Seafood Bake, a dish featuring jumbo shrimp and petite Maine lobster tails with garlic and Red Lobster’s signature Chesapeake seasoning, roasted on a ...

 

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Lobsters Boost Wuhan Hema Grand Opening; Hema Plans Additional Stores

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [HBtv] translated by Amy Zhong - May 7, 2018

Hema’s first store in Wuhan was open for business on April 28 and large quantities of locals waiting outside rushed into the store to grab Boston lobsters priced at 98 yuan (~$15.43 USD) each. Store staff replenished the lobster tanks four times in half a day and the store had to limit entry of consumers within half an hour of the opening. Apart from lobsters, other seafood like crayfish and frozen salmon from Norway were also widely received ...

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Seafood News Podcast: Fish Fillet Sales During Lent, Lobster Shell Disease, Beat Bobby Flay and More

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 16, 2018

Seafood News podcast hosts Nicole Christie and Amanda Buckle break down retail sales of fresh and frozen fish fillets during Lent, talk lobster shell disease in Maine, and give the latest update on SIMP. Plus, seafood goes Hollywood with Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay and singer Nick Jonas’ viral tuna salad recipe.

This podcast is sponsored by Urner Barry's Comtell. Download the new Comtell app for iOS from the Apple app store or for Android from Google Play ...

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China Summer Fishing Closures Have Less Market  Impact Due to High Imports

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Ex.cssn] - translated by Amy Zhong

China’s off-season fishing has started and relevant regulations have been implemented in coastal provinces like Shandong, Zhejiang and Fujian. However, according to Hema stores, the good news is that this has little influence on its consumers’ seafood consumption thanks to global seafood supply to Shanghai.

This season used to be a big deal for consumers, especially seafood lovers. But now Chinese consumers have more options while buying imported seafood whose prices are increasingly affordable. Hema continues searching ...

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Mazzetta Gloucester Plant Doing Minor Processing Now, Has No Plans To Process Lobster

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] By Amanda Buckle - April 6, 2018

Despite Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken not hearing anything from Mazzetta Company about the reopening of the Gloucester Seafood Processing plant, founder and CEO Tom Mazzetta confirmed to Seafood News that the facility will be open by the end of the year.

“We’re refitting a few things in the plant right now,” said Mazzetta.  “I didn’t know the mayor was a partner in our plant and that we needed her permission to open the plant ...

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BRIO Tuscan Grille Kicks off Spring With Seafood Celebration 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - March 27, 2018

Spring has sprung and BRIO Tuscan Grille is ready to embrace the new season with their Seafood Celebration.

Beginning Tuesday, April 3 and running until Sunday, June 17, the casual Italian cuisine restaurant will be serving chef-inspired seafood items for lunch and dinner. These dishes, which are made from scratch, include:Grilled Salmon Fresca, Shrimp Mediterranean, and Lobster & Shrimp Ravioli.

“Spring is the ideal season to present a seafood celebration for our guests,” BRIO Tuscan Grille Chef ....

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Maine DMR Hires New Scientists to Support Lobster Research, Inshore Trawl Survey 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - March 19, 2018

The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced the hiring of two new scientists late last week. Jesica Waller of Newcastle, Maine, and Rebecca Peters of Silver Springs, Maryland, will be joining the DMR to “support existing and new research priorities.”

Waller is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, and got her master’s degree in marine biology from the University of Maine. She will be “responsible for conducting biological studies on American lobster that will ...

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East Coast Paturel Resilient After Fire, Transfers Processing, Restarts Live Lobster Buying

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - March 7, 2018

Since the loss of a lobster processing building on Deer Island on March 1st, East Coast Seafood/Paturel has made significant progress with alternative inter-company processing logistics and providing new employment opportunities for Paturel employees. 

East Coast said they have temporarily shifted lobster production to a second company facility along the Atlantic Coast and are working with agencies and other local Canadian companies to assist with job placement and job skills training ...

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Maine Lobster Landings Fall Sharply in 2017 as US Total Supply Decreases

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - March 2, 2018

Maine’s 2017 lobster landings were released Friday, and while the landings for last year are the sixth highest on record, it’s also a sharp fall from 2016’s numbers.

The Department of Marine Resources reports that lobster landings for 2017 came in at 110,819,760, a 16% drop from the year before. In 2016 lobster landings were 132,536,606, which was a jump from 2015, which saw 122,663,393.

The loss of 22 million pounds of lobster was mostly felt in Canadian processing, where exports from Maine to Canada fell by 16 million pounds in the summer of 2017.

At the National Fisheries Institute's Global Seafood Market Conference..

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Celebrate National Lobster Day With the Top Lobster Stories

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - June 15, 2018

Friday is National Lobster Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a look at SeafoodNews.com’s top lobster stories?

Earlier this week NOAA announced that they’re considering a recommendation that would require all federal lobster permit holders to report on catches from their fishing trips. You can read about it here.

Meanwhile, some processing plants in Canada are coming up short as the right whale closures hit the last weeks of lobster and crab fishing in the Gulf of St. Lawrence ...

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12 Arrested in Guanxi for Smuggling Lobster, Crab as China Crackdown Continues

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [Xinhua]  June 8, 2018 

Customs in Nanning, capital of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, busted a smuggling gang of 12 suspects, seizing more than 19 tons of seafood, local authorities said Friday.

According to Nanning Customs, the suspects purchased seafood such as lobsters, crabs and squid and transported it to wharves without customs offices in Guangxi to sell in domestic markets.

Over 500 tons of marine products worth about 50 million yuan (7.8 million U.S. dollars) were estimated to have been smuggled...

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Alibaba Has Plans to Become the One of the Biggest Retail and Online Seafood Players in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Finance/YQ] translated by Amy Zhong - June 1, 2018

Recently the CEO for Alibaba’s Hema Fresh, the new retail giant, visited Guolian for a discussion about market trends and the possibility of cooperation, which could give both companies the opportunity to share resources and complement each other. In their discussions, Hou, the CEO, proposed Guolian could focus on the development of upstream products, while Hema would be in charge of the sales. Together, they could provide consumers with fresh, healthy and ...

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Cousins Maine Lobster Opening First Brick and Mortar Franchise Location in Tennessee

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Amanda Buckle - May 17, 2018

Cousins Maine Lobster, one of the most successful companies to come out of “Shark Tank,” is continuing to grow.

Cousins Maine Lobster started off as a food truck company focused on bringing the taste of Maine to the West Coast. Cousins Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac were only in business for two months when they appeared on the ABC reality show back in 2012. With an impressive business plan, the cousins were able to score a $55,000 investment ...

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Novia Scotia Lobstermen Seeking Response From DFO on Industry-Led By-Catch Monitoring Program

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 19, 2018

The Southwest Lobster Science Society (SWLSS) is demanding some change from Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) regional management. The group, which is comprised of lobstermen in Southwestern Nova Scotia, is rallying to make some changes to the at-sea observer program to monitor bycatch.

Last year the DFO announced that they would be implementing an at-sea observer program to monitor bycatch in the lobster fishery. The program, which would go into effect in the fall of 2018, would require fishermen to ...

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Maine’s Sen Collins Promises Market Access Dollars, But US Lobster Exports Badly Hurt by CETA

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  April 13, 2018

Maine’s Senator Collins put out a press release touting her efforts to double funding for the USDA’s market access program, that has funded US lobster marketing efforts in Europe and elsewhere.

But at a hearing with Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue, Purdue admitted that the new Canadian trade deal with Europe, called CETA, “puts us at a huge disadvantage..on our seafood.”

But he gave no specifics on how to prevent the US lobster industry from being harmed.

Since CETA came in to force, there has been a significant shift in lobster buying patterns in Europe.

In 2017’s fourth quarter, Canadian shippers increased their volume to Europe by 750,000 lbs, while US shippers saw reduced volumes by 1.7 million lbs...

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Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative Renewed By Maine Legislature Until 2021

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 10, 2018

The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative (MLMC) secured a big win on Monday when a bill was signed to extend the marketing group’s efforts.

“We are incredibly pleased with Maine’s decision to continue forward with the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative,” MLMC executive director Matt Jacobson said in a statement. “We’re very proud of the work we’ve done over the past few years to position Maine Lobster as a true icon – one that consumers, media and chefs feel passionate about ...

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New Seafood News Podcast: Alaska Halibut Prices, Red Lobster's New Lobster and Waffle Dish and More

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 2, 2018

Join Seafood News Podcast hosts Nicole Christie and Amanda Buckle as they talk Alaska halibut prices and the latest news with the Gulf of St. Lawrence crab fishery. Plus, listen as they read the funniest tweets about Red Lobster’s new lobster and waffle dish.

This podcast was sponsored by Urner Barry's new Comtell App. Download the Comtell app through Google Play for Android or the App Store for iOS.

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Canada’s Seafood Exports to China Increased 25% in 2017; Lobsters Prove Most Popular

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Sohu] translated by Amy Zhong - March 26, 2018

Canada’s statistics show fish and other seafood exports increased during 2017. The export value rose by $312 million CAD to reach $6.9 billion CAD compared with 2016 and these seafood products are sold to 137 countries. Among all these, its seafood export value to China has grown the fastest at 25 percent. Japan is a close second at a 13 percent increase, while the export to the U.S. is comparatively stable. With regard to export species, the three most popular are ...

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Paturel Lobster Employees to get Financial Help from East Coast Seafoods

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton March 13, 2018

Nearly two weeks after a fire destroyed the Paturel International lobster processing operation, displaced workers have told local television that they will be receiving financial help.

Temporary foreign workers are not eligible for Canadian employment insurance.

Paturel International general manager Stuart MacKay says the company is doing whatever it can to help its employees.

"We do have housing on the island. We have room for quite a few people. We are not charging rent for any of our accommodations and it’s open to all employees that feel that they need to give up an apartment for a short time," says MacKay.

The amounts of assistance to employees will be announced later in the week, he said...

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Maine is Home to One of the Nicest McDonald’s Location

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - March 5, 2018

McDonald’s is famous for its golden arches, but you won’t find them at the location in Freeport, Maine.

Diners who enter the McDonald’s at 11 Mallett Dr. in Freeport will discover a formal dining room, wooden tables and a gas fireplace. This isn’t your typical McDonald’s -- the fast food chain is inside the historic Gore House, built in the 1850s by Freeport merchant William Gore.

The location isn’t new to McDonald’s, but every couple of years it makes headlines due to ...

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The Maine Lobster Science Study May Help Conservation Management in Other Parts of the Country

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - January 31, 2018

There is no denying that Maine is proud of their lobster. The lobster industry in the state not only employs thousands of residents, but contributes more than $1 billion to the state’s economy every year. So, when a study conducted by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), the University of Maine and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found that conservation practices being used by the northern New England lobster industry have aided lobstermen in bringing in ...

 

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