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Aug 18 - Researchers Discover Reason for Deafness in Farmed Salmon


Aug 18 - Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Washington Hosts Exhibit On Early Years of Salmon Derbies


Aug 18 - Norwegian Seafood Exports to China Show Dramatic Rise


Aug 17 - SEAFOOD: Salmon Closing Commentary


Aug 17 - SEAFOOD: Midday Salmon Commentary


Aug 17 - SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, August 17


Aug 17 - Striped Bass Being Caught in Labrador Which is Far Beyond their Normal Range


Aug 17 - ANALYSIS: Atlantic Salmon Frozen Fillets and Portions also under Downward Pricing Pressure


Aug 17 - Northern California Petitions for More Squid Permits


Aug 16 - Calysta Trial Reveals FeedKind Protein Could Replace Fishmeal in Shrimp Feed


Aug 16 - Cargill Survey Reveals U.S. Consumers are Willing To Spend Extra for Sustainable Seafood


Aug 16 - Washington Governor Appointments Former PFMC Director to Fish and Wildlife Commission


Aug 15 - SEAFOOD: Salmon Closing Commentary


Aug 15 - SEAFOOD: Midday Salmon Commentary


Aug 15 - Cooke Again Faces Local Opposition to Potential Salmon Hatchery in Nova Scotia


Aug 15 - Boston Seafood Hall of Fame Inducts GAA Executive Director Wally Stevens


Aug 14 - SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, August 14


Aug 14 - Seattle's Fancy Canned Fish Restaurant Lands RealNetworks CEO as Investor


Aug 14 - Dubai Seafex Show Highlights Growth of Seafood Consumption in Middle East


Aug 14 - Norwegian Salmon Titan Gustav Witzoe Concerned Over Cost of Sea Lice Control


Aug 11 - SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, August 11


Aug 11 - Cermaq Named the Most Transparent Salmon Farming Company By Seafood Intelligence


Aug 11 - VIDEO: Joe’s Crab Shack; GM Salmon; Russian Sockeye; Fisheries Improvement Act; Destination Hearing


Aug 10 - SEAFOOD: Salmon Closing Commentary


Aug 10 - SEAFOOD: Midday Salmon Commentary


Aug 10 - SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, August 10


Aug 10 - Faroe Islands, Russia Free-Trade Agreement Could Impact US Salmon Imports


Aug 10 - Alaska Celebrates 2nd Annual Alaska Wild Salmon Day on August 10, 2017


Aug 9 - Bristol Bay Run is 4th Highest Ever, Exceeding Forecast by 35%


Aug 8 - SEAFOOD: Salmon Closing Commentary


Aug 8 - SEAFOOD: Midday Salmon Commentary


Aug 8 - SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, August 8


Aug 8 - Weaker US Dollar Roiling Seafood Imports, Putting Pressure on Lobster, Crab and Shrimp Producers


Aug 8 - A Pink Surge, Plus More Chums Than Predicted Bring Harvest Total So Far to 133 Million Salmon


Aug 8 - ADF&G Issues Emergency Ban Prohibiting Chinook Retention in Southeast Alaska for All Users


Aug 7 - SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, August 7


Aug 7 - Japanese Imports of Ikura Falling as Buyers Can’t Match US Sushi Demand


Aug 7 - Alaska Chef Lional Uddipa Wins Louisiana’s Great American Seafood Cook-Off


Aug 7 - AquaBounty Technologies Releases Financial Results For Second Quarter, First Half of 2017


Aug 4 - Oregon Fisheries to Benefit From Merkley’s Senate Commerce, Justice Appropriations Bill


Aug 4 - VIDEO:Bumble Bee Foods Fined; OSHA Investigation; National Lobster Day; Salmon Harvest; NOAA Budget


Aug 4 - SEAFOOD: Salmon Imports by Type - June 2017


Aug 4 - Pacific Whiting Fleets Realize Better Fishing, Bigger Fish This Year


Aug 3 - SEAFOOD: Salmon Closing Commentary


Aug 3 - SEAFOOD: Mid-Atlantic Wholefish & Eastern Fresh Fish Fillet Closing Commentary


Aug 3 - SEAFOOD: Midday Salmon Commentary


Aug 3 - SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday August 3, 2017


Aug 3 - Klawock Oceanside Workers Return Home After Reportedly Being Stuck On Fishing Processor in Alaska


Aug 3 - Alaska’s Wild Pink Salmon Harvests on Target for Early in the Season, Hatchery Returns in PWS Low


Aug 2 - Alaska Fishing Season Booming With Salmon, Pollock, Cod and More


Aug 1 - SEAFOOD: Salmon Closing Commentary


Aug 1 - SEAFOOD: Fresh Wholefish & Western Fresh Fish Closing Commentary


Aug 1 - SEAFOOD: Midday Salmon Commentary


Aug 1 - Russia May Cut Pollock Exports This Year


Jul 31 - Seafood.com News Summary Monday July 31, 2017


Jul 31 - Surging Sockeye Leads to Jump in Retail Promotions in July, Outstripping Farmed Salmon


Jul 28 - Seafood.com News Summary Friday July 28, 2017


Jul 28 - Scientists Discover Easy Fix to Protect Fish From Road Runoff Toxins


Jul 28 - New Bedford Unveils New Branding Campaign to Promote Seafood Industry


Jul 27 - SEAFOOD: Salmon Closing Commentary


Jul 27 - Seafood.com News Summary Thursday July 27, 2017


Jul 27 - SEAFOOD: Midday Salmon Commentary


Jul 27 - VIDEO: Bristol Bay Barge; Louisiana Dead Zone; AquaBounty Technologies; Walmart & BAP


Jul 27 - Huge Bristol Bay Run Meant $ Millions in Lost Revenue Due to Congress’ Disastrous Labor Policies


Jul 26 - Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday July 26, 2017


Jul 26 - United Fishermen of Alaska's Fish Facts Shows Proportion of in-State vs. Out of State Fish Income


Jul 25 - SEAFOOD: Salmon Closing Commentary


Jul 25 - SEAFOOD: Mid-Atlantic Wholefish & Eastern Fresh Fish Fillet Closing Commentary


Jul 25 - SEAFOOD: Midday Salmon Commentary


Jul 25 - Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday July 25, 2017


Jul 25 - Court Battle over Placentia Bay Salmon Farm Could Scare Off Future Investors, Says Marystown Mayor


Jul 24 - Seafood.com News Summary Monday July 24, 2017


Jul 24 - UFA Turns to Text Messaging to Build Fisherman Support for Alaska Salmon Habitat Measures


Jul 24 - Summa Equity Acquires 75 Percent of Salmon Smoker Milarex


Jul 24 - Summa Equity Acquires 75 Percent of Salmon Smoker Milarex


Jul 20 - SEAFOOD: Salmon Closing Commentary


Jul 20 - SEAFOOD: Midday Salmon Commentary


Jul 20 - Seafood.com News Summary Thursday July 20, 2017


Jul 20 - ANALYSIS: Chilean Market Continues to Weaken to Levels Now Below 2016


Jul 20 - VIDEO: Trident Seafoods Value; Bakkafrost Bacteria Outbreak; UK Seafood Fraud


Jul 19 - Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday July 19, 2017


Jul 19 - Bakkafrost Shuts Down Salmon Harvesting Due to Listeria; Market to be Short Large Fish


Jul 19 - UK Sushi Bars Accused of Mislabeling Some Seafood, but Not as Much as US


Jul 19 - Global Salmon Initiative Strengthens Global Presence with Acceptance of Four New Members


Jul 19 - Live Canadian Geoducks Arrive at New Airport Clearance Site in Qingdao For First Time


Jul 18 - SEAFOOD: Salmon Closing Commentary


Jul 18 - SEAFOOD: Midday Salmon Commentary


Jul 18 - Russian Salmon Season off to Strong Start; up 30-40% Over 2015


Jul 18 - Fish Oil Group Launches Improved Standard in Marine Ingredient Industry


Jul 17 - Urner Barry's Monthly Salmon Insider's Report (PDF)


Jul 17 - Inslee Vetoes Anti-Shrimp Legislation That Would Have Helped Washington Oyster Growers


Jul 14 - Seafood.com News Summary Friday July 14, 2017


Jul 14 - Kotzebue Commercial Fishers Have Options: Two Buyers in Town This Season


Jul 14 - Stronger King and Chum Return in Yukon Result of Precautionary Managment


Jul 13 - Stronger King and Chum Return in Yukon Result of Precautionary Managment


Jul 13 - SEAFOOD: Salmon Closing Commentary


Jul 13 - SEAFOOD: Midday Salmon Commentary


Jul 13 - Seafood.com News Summary Thursday July 13, 2017


Jul 13 - Bristol Bay Poised to Exceed Salmon Harvest Forecast this Week


Jul 13 - Bristol Bay Poised to Exceed Salmon Harvest Forecast this Week


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Researchers Discover Reason for Deafness in Farmed Salmon

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 18, 2018

Past research has revealed that farmed salmon can suffer from partial deafness and now we know why. Researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered that half of the world’s farmed salmon are part deaf due to accelerated growth rates in aquaculture.

Inner ear deformity in salmon has been studied since the 1960s, according to Phys.org. However, scientists have been unable to figure out the reason for the deformity. A study published in Scientific Reports in April 2016 found that farmed fish have ...

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Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Washington Hosts Exhibit On Early Years of Salmon Derbies

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Daily News] August 18, 2017

Derby Days: Chasing the Prize is the title of an exhibit opening at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 S.E. Lake St., Ilwaco.

The exhibition explores the history of “Derbyville” and the early years of salmon derbies, recreational fishing and the emergence of the charter boat fishing industry on the Long Beach Peninsula.

The rise of recreational fishing as a popular pursuit took on a new dimension in the years after ...

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News Summary August 17, 2017

Today's Main Story: Peter Pan Seafoods Plant in Port Moller Burns, Ending Season with Fish Still in the Water

Today's lead item reports that the 100-year-old Peter Pan Seafoods processing plant in Port Moller has been “devastated” by a massive fire. Approximately a third of the fleet that fishes in the area is still in the water, but it’s not clear if they’ll be able to find another market.

In other news, multiple members of the Prince Edward Island Shellfish Association have resigned following disagreements with the provincial government over funding. Former director Stan Casey is speaking out, saying that the members are volunteers and that the association hasn’t been able to properly run the program without the appropriate government funding and resources ...

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ANALYSIS: Atlantic Salmon Frozen Fillets and Portions also under Downward Pricing Pressure

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Janice Schreiber August 17, 2017

Farmed salmon weakened or barely remained steady through most of the summer, and frozen fillet and portion markets are also under downward pricing pressure...

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Calysta Trial Reveals FeedKind Protein Could Replace Fishmeal in Shrimp Feed

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

Trial results from Calysta, Inc., a biotechnology company, reveals that shrimp fed a diet featuring FeedKind protein had “equivalent or higher survival and growth when compared to shrimp fed a standard fishmeal-based diet.”

The study focused on post-larvae Pacific white shrimp, which were fed a control diet featuring fishmeal as their primary source of protein and a test diet replacing the fishmeal with FeedKind Protein. Results from the end of the study revealed that ...

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Washington Governor Appointments Former PFMC Director to Fish and Wildlife Commission

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - August 16, 2017

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Don McIsaac, recently retired executive director of the Pacific Fishery Management Council, and reappointed Larry Carpenter to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The commission is a nine-member citizen panel that sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Members are appointed by the governor to six-year terms and are subject to state Senate confirmation. Three members must reside in eastern Washington, three in western Washington, and three may live ...

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Boston Seafood Hall of Fame Inducts GAA Executive Director Wally Stevens

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 15, 2017

Wally Stevens, seafood industry veteran and Executive Director of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), was inducted into the Boston Seafood Hall of Fame during the sixth annual Boston Seafood Festival on Sunday.

Stevens has held a great number of titles in his 47 years, serving as the president of Slade Gorton, president of Ocean Products and senior vice president of operations at Booth Fisheries. When he took the role of executive director at GAA in 2007, Stevens helped grow the ...

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Seattle's Fancy Canned Fish Restaurant Lands RealNetworks CEO as Investor

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 14, 2017

Little Fish, a Seattle based restaurant opening this fall, has landed RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser as an investor. While the restaurant business is not a new venture for Glaser, it was Little Fish’s canned seafood idea that lured in Glaser.

Little Fish’s co-founders —Bryan Jarr and Zoi Antonitsas —not only plan to open up a restaurant in the new section of historic Pike Place Market, but a retail space and a production operation to ...

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Norwegian Salmon Titan Gustav Witzoe Concerned Over Cost of Sea Lice Control

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 14, 2017

Sea lice may be making the seafood industry itch — financially.

Gustav Witzoe, founder of Norwegian fish farm company SalMar and its investment company Kverva, has expressed his concern over the growing sea lice problem. Sea lice are tiny crustaceans that attach to salmon by suction. They feed on mucus, blood and skin — and can be lethal. Problems with sea lice have been on the rise since the growth of fish farming. Crowded conditions make for...

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Cermaq Named the Most Transparent Salmon Farming Company By Seafood Intelligence

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 11, 2017

CermaqCermaq, a global salmon and trout farming company with operations in Norway, Chile and Canada, has been named the number one company in Seafood Intelligence’s annual transparency benchmark report. The 2017 rating comes after Seafood Intelligence, a subscriber-based international economic and market intelligence news service, evaluated 36 salmonid companies and 11 fish feed companies on their transparency.

“I’m proud of this accomplishment,” Cermaq CEO Geir Molvik said in a statement. “Our commitment to openness and transparency is...

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News Summary August 10, 2017 

Today's Main Story: Pink Salmon Found Spawning in Scotland, a Threat to Atlantic Salmon 

Today's lead report states that Atlantic salmon in Scotland is under threat due to salmon farming and the arrival of Pacific humpback salmon. The fear is that these “invaders” could affect salmon and sea trout runs in the future.

In other news, the Code of Practice Publicly Available Specification (PAS) has been developed with the support of 16 stakeholders. The goal of PAS is to “support working conditions of board vessels, in factories and all throughout the seafood supply chain.” Its introduction comes after a Trafficking in Persons Report from the US Department of State highlighted cases of slavery in the seafood industry...

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Alaska Celebrates 2nd Annual Alaska Wild Salmon Day on August 10, 2017

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 10, 2017

Alaskans are celebrating their five wild salmon species and the fisherman who catch them. Thursday, August 10 marks the second annual Alaska Wild Salmon Day.

In honor of the day, which was first signed into  law on May 8, 2016 by Alaska governor Bill Walker, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is hosting an Alaska Seafood Commercial Fishing Video Contest. The contest was designed to “highlight all of Alaska’s wild seafood species and what it takes to be in the Alaska commercial fishing...

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Norwegian Seafood Exports to China Show Dramatic Rise

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Cappma] translated by Amy Zhong - August 18, 2017

Norway’s seafood export to China has reached 91,842 tons during the first seven months this year. It has jumped by 44% from 63,834 tons in the same period last year, according to the Norwegian Seafood Council. The dramatic increase undoubtedly shows great potential of Norwegian seafood in Chinese market, said Sigmund Bjorgo, the NSC director for the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.

Among all seafood, the pelagic ones like mackerels have enjoyed obvious increase in export volumes. Their export volume is 35,536 tons in ...

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Striped Bass Being Caught in Labrador Which is Far Beyond their Normal Range

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [CBC News] by Geoff Bartlett August 17, 2017

Striped bass that are turning up in Labrador have locals and researchers perplexed, but a biologist says it's too early to start calling them an invasive species.

People have been posting on social media, as well as contacting the NunatuKavut natural resources office in recent weeks with reports of having caught striped bass — a species not usually found north of the lower St. Lawrence River.

The bass have been found in rivers and ponds in Forteau, L'Anse au Clair and L'Anse au Loup, which has ...

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Northern California Petitions for More Squid Permits

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

Northern California fishermen and processors want a piece of the squid action.

Four processors and businesses in Fort Bragg, Calif., fishermen Dan Yoakum and Bill Forkner and the Fort Bragg fishing community petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission in June to allow fishermen in northern California to harvest 5 tons of market squid per day, with a cap of 950 tons total in the waters from Point Arena north to the California/Oregon border. 

The group said ...

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Cargill Survey Reveals U.S. Consumers are Willing To Spend Extra for Sustainable Seafood

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

Cargill — a global corporate feed company that produces feed for salmon, tilapia, shrimp and more  — has conducted a survey with 1,000 U.S. residents to find out what they care about when it comes to seafood. The poll results revealed that “seafood is in higher demand than ever before” and that a majority of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable and responsibly sourced seafood.

“The majority of American consumers believe seafood is ...

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Cooke Again Faces Local Opposition to Potential Salmon Hatchery in Nova Scotia

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [CBC] by Frances Willick  August 15, 2017

Residents who live near Granville Beach in Annapolis County, N.S., are worried about a possible plan to bring a fish hatchery to the area.

Hague Vaughan, a spokesperson for the newly formed Granville Road Ratepayers Association, said residents recently learned that Cooke Aquaculture had purchased an option to buy a piece of land on Granville Road near Stoney Beach Road.

Purchasing an option gives a purchaser the exclusive right to buy a property, but it is not obligated to do so, says a posting on realtor.com.

Through informal inquiries, residents learned the company was considering building a fish hatchery ..

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News Summary August 14, 2017

Today's Main Story: Stronger Canadian Dollar Creating Standoff Over Falling Shore Lobster Prices in New Brunswick

Today's lead item from Seafood News editor John Sackton reports that the strengthening Canadian dollar is pressuring the lobster industry. The season is currently closed in Nova Scotia, which means that dealers are selling off live inventory purchased at higher prices. With the Canadian dollar dropping from $1.35 to $1.25 in late July, this is the equivalent of a 7% drop in money returned back to Canada, squeezing margins.

In other news, the fleet owned by New Bedford fishing mogul Carlos Rafael is continuing to fish nearly five months after the Codfather pled...

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Dubai Seafex Show Highlights Growth of Seafood Consumption in Middle East

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 14, 2017

Seafex, the region’s largest dedicated seafood expo, is set to take place at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) from September 18 to the 20. The three-day event, which is powered by Gulfood, has become important for seafood suppliers as seafood consumption in the Middle East continues to grow.

The Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that countries like the United Arab Emirates (UAE) “consumes an average of 33kg per capita a year, almost double the global average of 18kg.” The reason could be linked to...

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News Summary August 11, 2017

Today's Main Story: Russian Crab Companies Delay Fishing Due to New Processing Rules

Today's lead item from Seafood News contributor Eugene Gerden reports that crab season in Russia is under threat of failure this year. The Russian government recently introduced a ban of on-board processing of crabs caught within Russian territorial waters. Leading crab producers in the Russian Far East have already started protesting, preferring not to fish until the ban is lifted.

Meanwhile, the U.S. may cease importing Vietnamese pangasius if processors in Vietnam fail to meet with new ...

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VIDEO: Joe’s Crab Shack; GM Salmon; Russian Sockeye; Fisheries Improvement Act; Destination Hearing

 

 

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Faroe Islands, Russia Free-Trade Agreement Could Impact US Salmon Imports

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 10, 2017

The Faroe Island might be entering a free-trade agreement with Russia, which could impact the amount of salmon available to US buyers. According to a report from Bilaterals, the Faroe Islands minister of foreign affairs and trade, Poul Michelsen, will be visiting Moscow in September to discuss a free-trade agreement.

The Faroe Islands had previously entered into a bilateral fisheries agreement with the former Soviet Union back in the 1970s. In 2014, following the European Union applying sanctions against...

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Bristol Bay Run is 4th Highest Ever, Exceeding Forecast by 35%

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [KDLG] by Dave Bendinger August 9, 2017

 The state has put a preliminary tally of 56.2 million on this year’s total Bristol Bay sockeye salmon run. That’s about 35 percent bigger than the preseason forecast of 41.5 million. The harvest for now stands at 37.5 million, which is 10 million more than was expected.

All of Bristol Bay’s managed rivers have met or exceeded their escapement goals, several district records were broken, and it seems quite a few fishermen logged their best seasons ever...



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