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Dec 15 - Study Finds that Salmon Deaths After Spawning Aid Offspring


Dec 8 - Poland’s Fish Processors Expand as Exports Drive Sales


Dec 5 - Broodstock Capital Invests in Norwegian Salmon Industry Track and Trace Software


Dec 4 - Inside the Battle Over Salmon Farming in BC with Marine Harvest and the Occupiers


Dec 4 - Russian Government Considering Salmon Export Quotas for 2018


Nov 30 - Ending Yet to be Written for Hema Fresh's Fairy Tale Rise in China


Nov 27 - Hengsha Fishing Port Owns, Installs China's First Automatic Salmon Processing Line


Nov 21 - New Zealand King Salmon Appoints David Whyte as New COO


Nov 17 - JD Fresh Moves 20,000 Tons of Fresh Food, Garnering Huge Success on Singles' Day


Nov 16 - How Ocean Hugger Foods Is Breaking Into the Seafood Industry


Nov 15 - Cermaq Announces Improvement in Fish Survival Rate for Atlantic Salmon


Nov 14 - Tassal Backs Away from Dumping Treated Wastewater from Salmon Pens Back into Macquarie Harbour


Nov 10 - Norway Eyes Promotion of Seafood Products Other Than Salmon and Cod to Chinese Consumers


Nov 9 - Modern Market Eatery Adds Verlasso’s Sustainable Salmon to their Menu


Nov 9 - LED Lights Show Promise for Decreasing Salmon Bycatch in West Coast Whiting Fishery


Nov 8 - Army Corps Awards Bonneville Fish Hatchery Operations to ODFW


Nov 7 - Cermaq Developing FlexiFarm, A Floating Closed Containment System


Nov 6 - True North Seafood Company Recalls Toppers Smoked Salmon Flakes


Nov 2 - Study on Alaska's Kenai River Reveals Potential Climate Impacts on Salmon


Oct 30 - Alaska Salmon Fishing Permit Values Increasing After Impressive Season


Oct 25 - Tassal, Huon Aquaculture Defend Commitment to Environment After Report on Tasmanian Salmon


Oct 24 - Genetically Modified Salmon May Hurt Seafood Industry, Says Chef Barton Seaver


Oct 23 - MacKnight Food Group Becomes First Salmon Smokehouse in North America To Attain BAP Certification


Oct 23 - Russia to Increase Tax Burden on Domestic Fishing Industry


Oct 20 - VIDEO: Seafood Import Workshop; Codfather Vessels; Strong Salmon Harvest; Restaurant Sales Decline


Oct 18 - StarKist Expands BOLD Line of Tuna Pouches with New Sriracha Flavor


Oct 12 - Are Plant Based Salmon Feeds Lacking in Nutrients?


Oct 12 - WDFW Permits Cooke Aquaculture to Transport Atlantic Salmon Eggs from Iceland


Oct 12 - Wenzhou City Seafood Import Volume Grows, Primarily Due to Oysters


Oct 9 - China’s Seafood Imports Expected to Exceed 10 Million Tons by 2020


Oct 5 - Cooke Aquaculture Deeply Regrets Cypress Island Failure, Gives Update on Salmon Recovery Efforts


Oct 5 - Oregon, California Senators Urge NOAA to Declare Salmon Fisheries Disaster


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Study Finds that Salmon Deaths After Spawning Aid Offspring

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - December 15, 2017

A new study published in Ecology Letters has found that spawning salmon aid their offspring by dying after migrating home.

Researchers at the University of Glawgow’s Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine conducted an experimental study of salmon streams in northern Scotland. Ten streams containing the same number of salmon eggs were studied. Five of the streams “received the normal level of nutrients” that came from a decaying salmon carcass. The remaining five streams had ...

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Poland’s Fish Processors Expand as Exports Drive Sales

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Jaroslaw Adamowski - December 8, 2017

Poland-based fish processors are investing to expand their output capacities in response to their increasing export sales.

 

Data from the state-run Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics (IERiGZ) indicates that in 2016, Poland’s fish industry exported 476,000 tons, up 8% compared with a year earlier. This translated into €1.8 billion worth of sales, a 13.5% increase year-on-year.

Under an investment worth about PLN 65 million ($18.2 million) ...

 

 

 

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Inside the Battle Over Salmon Farming in BC with Marine Harvest and the Occupiers

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Times Colonist] by Amy Smart - December 4, 2017

Moe Isaac walks along the dock at Midsummer Island, past colourful protest signs under a heavy November sky.

Rain came down like a curtain yesterday and today the clouds have an ashen glow.

Isaac, who manages the Marine Harvest salmon farm, steps up to the edge of a pen in his workboots and worn orange life-jacket. Beyond his toes, the surface of the water breaks every few seconds ...

 

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Ending Yet to be Written for Hema Fresh's Fairy Tale Rise in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Winshang and Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong - November 30, 2017

Hema Fresh is like a child born with silver spoon. With support from Alibaba, it has successfully seized great public attention and set a daunting standard for rivals. And its recent reports seem to show the public that it has lived up to their expectation. The annual revenue is 25 million yuan (~$3.8 million USD) in its Jinqiao store of Shanghai. The revenue per unit of store areas is 56,000 yuan, way higher than the industry average of ...

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New Zealand King Salmon Appoints David Whyte as New COO

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

David Whyte, formerly of Huon Aquaculture, is joining New Zealand King Salmon as their new Chief Operating Officer, effective January 2018.

“I am delighted to be joining New Zealand King Salmon and look forward to working with the team to further improve and develop the world-class farming and processing streams that deliver an extraordinary King salmon to our consumers and customers,” Whyte said in a statement ...

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How Ocean Hugger Foods Is Breaking Into the Seafood Industry

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

Ocean Hugger Foods, the company behind Ahimi, the world’s first plant-based alternative to raw tuna, is expanding their offerings.

In the works for over four years, the company made headlines in September when Whole Foods announced that shoppers in New York and Los Angeles would be able to purchase Ahimi in two of their sushi dishes. Now, with 2018 approaching, Ocean Hugger Foods is looking towards the future. And that future involves plant-based alternatives to ...

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Tassal Backs Away from Dumping Treated Wastewater from Salmon Pens Back into Macquarie Harbour

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [ABC NEWS.AU] By Gregor Salmon - November 14, 2017

Tassal has backed away from its plan to dump treated wastewater extracted from its Macquarie Harbour pens back into the harbour.

In October, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) was assessing a proposal from Tassal to pump liquid waste water inside the harbour's entrance over a six-month period.

At the time, EPA chief Wes Ford said if the appropriate standards were met he would allow Tassal to discharge the water on an outgoing tide.

But on Monday, Tassal announced "following extensive community and stakeholder consultation" it had changed plans, with TasWater to manage Tassal's wastewater under a "trade waste"...

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Modern Market Eatery Adds Verlasso’s Sustainable Salmon to their Menu

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - November 9, 2017 

Modern Market, an eatery franchise that started in Colorado in 2009, has added conscientiously farmed Atlantic salmon from Verlasso to their menu.

The farm fresh eatery was created to bring high quality food to the community while supporting “localized, sustainable, diverse supplier networks.” Their menu has fresh salads, toasted sandwiches, brick oven pizza and “homestyle plates,” which offers customers a protein with two scratch-made sides. While pulled pork, tofu, angus steak and chicken breast were already on the menu, Modern Market has now introduced ...

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Army Corps Awards Bonneville Fish Hatchery Operations to ODFW

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - November 8, 2017

PORTLAND, OR - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $6.2 million contract to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to operate and maintain the Bonneville Fish Hatchery, on the Columbia River. The firm-fixed contract is for one year, with two consecutive option years, if exercised, in order to produce fall Chinook to aid in mitigation obligations for The Dalles and John Day dams.

Current hatchery production includes several groups of upriver bright fall Chinook. Fishery production on the Columbia River helps sustain ...

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True North Seafood Company Recalls Toppers Smoked Salmon Flakes

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - November 6, 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a recall for True North Seafood Company’s Toppers Smoked Salmon Flakes seasoned with lemon and dill. The recall for the New Brunswick-based company is due to Listeria monocytogenes.

According to a press release, the recall affects Loblaw and Sobeys customers. Those that purchased the Toppers Smoked Salmon Flakes seasoned with lemon and dill that have best before ...

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Alaska Salmon Fishing Permit Values Increasing After Impressive Season

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Factor with Laine Welch] - October 30, 2017

It’s steady as she goes for the values of Alaska salmon fishing permits, with upticks in the wind at several fishing regions.

“There’s a lot of cautious optimism,” said Jeff Osborn of Dock Street Brokers in Seattle.

As well there should be after a salmon fishery that produced 225 million fish valued at nearly $680 million, a 67 percent increase over 2016 ...

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Genetically Modified Salmon May Hurt Seafood Industry, Says Chef Barton Seaver

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Supermarket News] by Dan Orlando - October 24, 2017

Despite the success of one company’s genetically modified salmon in Canada, one seafood expert does not believe that such products are a benefit to the domestic seafood sector over the long haul.

“Seafood in general as a category I think is the only food that is considered guilty before proven innocent in terms of wholesomeness and sustainability,” said Barton Seaver, author, seafood expert and former executive chef. “I’ve never once heard anybody ask, ‘Is the pork fresh?’”

Seaver said that consumers already engage...

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Russia to Increase Tax Burden on Domestic Fishing Industry

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - October 23, 2017

Prior to presidential elections in Russia, scheduled for March 2018, and the ever growing budget deficit, the Russian government has decided to significantly increase tax burden on the domestic fishing industry. The government increased the taxes on catch of the majority of fish species by almost 10 percent, according to the press-service of the Russian Presidential Administration.

The increase of tax rates will mainly result in the introduction of amendments to the Russian tax code. According to the code, ...

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StarKist Expands BOLD Line of Tuna Pouches with New Sriracha Flavor

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - October 18, 2017

StarKist Co. has announced the addition of Sriracha as one of the newest flavors in the Tuna Creations® BOLD pouch line. Seasoned with red chili peppers, garlic and vinegar, the new Tuna Creations® BOLD Sriracha will add a BOLD, spicy kick to a ramen noodle salad or tuna burger or can even be enjoyed straight from the pouch. This comes as part of StarKist's BOLD line of tuna pouches, making it the sixth flavor in the line.

"StarKist is constantly evolving in order to ensure our BOLD varieties are meeting the needs of ...

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WDFW Permits Cooke Aquaculture to Transport Atlantic Salmon Eggs from Iceland

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - October 12, 2017

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has authorized Cooke Aquaculture to transport 1.8 million Atlantic salmon eggs from its facility in Iceland to the company's land-based hatchery in Rochester, Wash.

WDFW issued the transfer permit late Tuesday, Oct. 10, after ensuring Cooke met all the fish health standards required under state law to import Atlantic salmon eggs.

The permit was issued despite Gov. Jay Inslee's direction that no permits be issued for new net pens while an Aug. 19 Cooke net pen collapse ...

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China’s Seafood Imports Expected to Exceed 10 Million Tons by 2020

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [China Reports] translated by Amy Zhong - October 9, 2017

Trans-border e-commerce has hastened the upgrading of China’s consumption and its seafood imports have risen dramatically. As statistics show, the country imported seafood worth more than 46.3 billion yuan (~ $7 billion USD) last year, while the demand for imported seafood has increased to 7.6 million tons this year. And the number is expected to be more than 10 million tons in 2020.

Main seafood exporters worldwide have tried to promote their products to ...

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Broodstock Capital Invests in Norwegian Salmon Industry Track and Trace Software

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - December 5, 2017

Maritech Systems, a company that offers a seafood software trading platform, has received an investment from Broodstock Capital, a Norwegian seafood investor.

The cloud-based software, which is frequently used by the Norwegian salmon industry, “tracks and traces fish from farmers and fishery to production and processing, sales and distribution, and to the consumer.” Broodstock has become a majority shareholder in the company as part of their efforts to ...

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Russian Government Considering Salmon Export Quotas for 2018

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - December 4, 2017

The Russian government may introduce quotas on the exports of salmon this year, due to avoid a shortage of fish and caviar in the domestic market, according to some sources close to the Russian Agency of Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo).

This year Russian fishermen have significantly increased exports of salmon to Japan, due to a significant decline of its catch in the  ...

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Hengsha Fishing Port Owns, Installs China's First Automatic Salmon Processing Line

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fishfirst] Translated by Amy Zhong - November 27, 2017

China’s first automatic processing line for salmon was put into use in the Hengsha International Fishing Port of Shanghai on November 13. Every day it provides local restaurants and markets in other regions with 30 tons of high-quality salmon products. The processing unit was brought back from ...

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JD Fresh Moves 20,000 Tons of Fresh Food, Garnering Huge Success on Singles' Day

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [CB.com] translated by Amy Zhong - November 17, 2017

JD Fresh is the first e-commerce platform for fresh food in China. It achieved great success during the Singles' Day online shopping festival on November 11. In total, it sold 40,000,000 jin (20,000 tons) of fresh food. And the number of its PLUS consumers skyrocketed 400 percent compared with last year, while its female customers have grown by almost three times. The sales through 1:55 a.m. of this Singles’ Day exceeded the total sales of ...

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Cermaq Announces Improvement in Fish Survival Rate for Atlantic Salmon

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 15, 2017

Cermaq, a leading salmon farming company with operations in Norway, Canada and Chile, has announced that their fish survival rate for Atlantic salmon has improved over the past year.

The company revealed that during the July/ August/ September 2017 quarter Norway jumped from a 94% survival rate to 96%. Canada improved from 91% to 94%, while Chile improved from ...

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Norway Eyes Promotion of Seafood Products Other Than Salmon and Cod to Chinese Consumers

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Guancha] translated by Amy Zhong - November 10, 2017

Norwegian seafood has great potential in Chinese market, according to a market research report from the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) on Oct. 31 during the Norway-China Seafood Summit. As shown by the report, China used to import seafood, process most and then export them to such countries as America, Europe and Japan. However, the situation has changed. Its consumption of imported seafood has continually risen and increasing quantities of Norwegian seafood have ...

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LED Lights Show Promise for Decreasing Salmon Bycatch in West Coast Whiting Fishery

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers -- November 9, 2017

Light-emitting diodes - LEDs - are proving effective for lowering bycatch in fisheries besides West Coast pink shrimp.

A study by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Northwest Fisheries Science Center shows that LEDs are very effective in directing Chinook salmon to escape windows in Pacific hake trawl nets, according to a statement from the National Marine Fisheries Service. Chinook salmon bycatch in the hake fishery, the largest groundfish fishery on the West Coast, can ...

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Cermaq Developing FlexiFarm, A Floating Closed Containment System 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - November 7, 2017

Cermaq, one of the world’s leading salmon and trout farming companies, has developed a new technology that could reduce the loss of fish and prevent escapement and lice: Meet the FlexiFarm.

The Norway-based company developed FlexiFarm, a floating closed containment system, with Botngaard System, Xylem and Serge Ferrari ...

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Study on Alaska's Kenai River Reveals Potential Climate Impacts on Salmon 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Peninsula Clarion] by Elizabeth Earl - November 2, 2017

Though the Kenai River’s salmon populations are still healthy compared to other Pacific salmon populations, a number of climate change-influenced factors could threaten them in the future.

A study published in the October 2017 issue of the journal Fisheries focuses on the Kenai River as a case study for what may happen to healthy salmon populations as the climate continues to change. Air and water temperatures have been warming over the past 50 years ...

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Tassal, Huon Aquaculture Defend Commitment to Environment After Report on Tasmanian Salmon

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Australian Broadcasting Corporation News] by Tim Morgan - October 25, 2017

Australian shoppers are turning away from purchasing Tasmanian salmon because of environmental concerns, according to a report slammed by Tassal and the Government.

After polling 1,421 mainland Australians, the Australia Institute found of those who said they chose to eat salmon, one in seven said they had started buying alternative products.

Australia Institute Tasmania director Leanne Minshull said she was surprised by the result ...

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MacKnight Food Group Becomes First Salmon Smokehouse in North America To Attain BAP Certification 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - October 23, 2017

The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced Sunday that Miami based company, The MacKnight Food Group, has become the first salmon smokehouse in North America to attain BAP certification.

“Responsible aquaculture is of the utmost importance to MacKnight,” MacKnight CEO Jonathan Brown said in a statement. “As the world’s reliance on farmed fish grows, it is up to everyone in the industry to ensure we all follow the best aquaculture practices. BAP is striving to ensure this happens, and we are delighted our Miami operation is a pioneer in ...

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VIDEO: Seafood Import Workshop; Codfather Vessels; Strong Salmon Harvest; Restaurant Sales Decline

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - October 20, 2017

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Are Plant Based Salmon Feeds Lacking in Nutrients?

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - October 12, 2017

Commercial salmon feed formulas contain more than 70% of plant ingredients – but that’s not how it’s always been. Ten to 15 years ago these formulas were composed of fishmeal and fish oil.

Fishmeal and fish oil provided salmon with the appropriate protein needed for farmed salmon to thrive, but since it was coming from wild caught fish, it was criticized from a sustainability perspective. Fish farms around the world have since turned to plant proteins that are based on wheat, corn, peas, bean and soya concentrates. However, studies show that these plant-based salmon feeds may be ...

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Wenzhou City Seafood Import Volume Grows, Primarily Due to Oysters

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [ZJ News] translated by Amy Zhong - October 12, 2017

Wenzhou people eat 5,000 imported oysters every day. At the same time, the city’s seafood import volume grew by 15 times in the third quarter from the same period last year.

One Wenzhou trading company, Haowoga, imported 320 kg of oysters from the Netherlands on Sept. 29. All these oysters were sold out within one day. The situation was similar with the 432 kg of oysters it had imported earlier. Haowoga imports two batches of live seafood like oysters from the Netherlands every week, ...

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