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Oct 22 - White Shrimp Prices Drop in Guangxi, Where Farmers Hope for Better Winter Market


Oct 19 - West Coast Pink Shrimp Fishery Improved This Year: Better Landings, Better Shrimp


Oct 16 - Biomar Opens New Shrimp Research Unit in Ecuador


Oct 12 - SeaPak Launches On-The-Go Shrimp Cocktail Nationwide


Oct 11 - NOAA Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Traceability Program for U.S. Farmed Shrimp, Abalone


Oct 11 - Red Lobster Reportedly Has a 'Secret' Endless Shrimp Menu


Oct 11 - Mazzetta Sues Government Over Vietnam Shrimp Tariffs; Says Black Tiger Pricing is Not Comparable


Oct 5 - Recap: August Shrimp Imports Higher; First Monthly Increase Since April


Oct 3 - New Product from INVE Aquaculture Can Protect Shrimp From Health and Stress Threats


Oct 2 - Urner Barry’s Seafood Import Workshop Speaker Scott Zimmerman Previews Upcoming Event in Boston


Oct 1 - October is National Seafood Month


Sep 28 - Neovia Acquires Ecuador Shrimp Feed Manufacturer Balnova


Sep 24 - Shrimp Exporters Find Optimism in Chinese Market Due to Several Changes


Sep 21 - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Seeking Participants for 2019 Shrimp Bycatch Study


Sep 18 - 10% Tariffs on $200 Billion Chinese Exports Take Effect; Some Pollock and Cod Products May be Exempt


Sep 17 - Vietnam Shrimp Review Released in Federal Register


Sep 13 - Alaska Fall Fisheries Gearing Up as Salmon Season Draws to a Close


Sep 13 - Peru Starts White Shrimp Exports to China


Sep 12 - Georgia Shrimper Gets Six Years in Prison For Fraudulent Claims of Import Injury


Sep 12 - Bangladesh Takes First Steps to Cultivate Vannamei along with Black Tiger Shrimp


Sep 11 - India’s Boosters Say they will Overtake China in Shrimp Production This Year; Others Skeptical


Sep 7 - Ecuador Shrimp Sector Concerned of Impact of Diesel Price


Sep 5 - Lobster Import Volume Higher While Shrimp Imports Lower in July


Aug 30 - Red Lobster’s Endless Shrimp Promotion returns With 2 New Flavors


Aug 28 - Biotechnology Company Develops Feed Ingredient to Increase Post Larval Shrimp Survival


Aug 27 - Thailand Regaining Shrimp Production Momentum with Larger Shrimp Says CPF


Aug 27 - Higher Indian Raw Material Shrimp Prices Easing Shortages; But Overall Production Down for Year


Aug 23 - China Replaces the U.S. as Second-Largest Importer of Ecuador Shrimp


Aug 13 - Argentina Shrimp Catches Up As Season Returns to Normal


Aug 3 - Louisiana 2018 Fall Inshore Shrimp Season Opening Dates Announced


Aug 3 - June 2018 Shrimp Imports Lower; First Time India Has Shipped Less Shrimp YOY Since June 2016


Aug 2 - Slade Gorton Expands Seafood Made Simple Brand of Meal Kits


Aug 1 - Iceland Seafood International Acquires Solo Seafood


Aug 1 - NOAA Finds Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Smaller Than Anticipated


Jul 31 - Sustainable Shrimp Partnership Holds First Feed Working Group Meeting


Jul 24 - Ecuadorian Shrimp Sustainability Initiative Receives Support from European Union


Jul 18 - Giant Tiger Prawns from Malaysia a Big Hit on Alibaba's T-mall Platform


Jul 16 - Vietnam Shrimp Farmers to Benefit From Cargill Innovation Center


Jul 12 - Louisiana Shrimpers Applaud Tariffs on Chinese Shrimp; Want Them Applied Across the Board


Jul 11 - Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery Re-opens Off of Texas Sunday


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White Shrimp Prices Drop in Guangxi, Where Farmers Hope for Better Winter Market

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - October 22, 2018

The year of 2016 was greatly successful for Guangxi’s white shrimp aquaculture. The success rate was close to 70 percent in the first round, which encouraged local farmers and strengthened their confidence. However, they were disappointed again in the mid round with the success rate having plummeted to about 20 to 30 percent.

Local farming was depressed both last year and this one as well. Great changes have occurred to the industry ...

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West Coast Pink Shrimp Fishery Improved This Year: Better Landings, Better Shrimp

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Susan Chambers - October 19, 2018

This year's coldwater pink shrimp season was a definite improvement over last year, according to fishermen and processors.

So far, Oregon's landings stand at 34.93 million pounds, according to Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission's PacFIN preliminary data. That's roughly one-third more than last year's landings at 23.06 million pounds. Washington's landings also are up, at 8.42 million pounds in 2018 from 6.9 million pounds in 2017.

Still, this year's landings are a far cry from the boom year in 2015, ...

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SeaPak Launches On-The-Go Shrimp Cocktail Nationwide

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - October 12, 2018

SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Company is making it easier for consumers to snack while on the go. The company announced earlier this week that they have launched their new On-The-Go Shrimp Cocktail snack nationwide.

SeaPak’s On-The-Go Shrimp Cocktail was initially introduced earlier this year during an eight week marketing blitz in the Atlanta and Denver markets. The product was available at Denver-area King Sooper stores and Atlanta-area Kroger supermarkets, where consumers not only expressed interest, but had repeat purchases of ...

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Red Lobster Reportedly Has a 'Secret' Endless Shrimp Menu

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - October 11, 2018

Red Lobster’s Endless Shrimp promotion started back up in September, but now over a month in the chain restaurant is releasing a “secret menu.”

As we previously reported, the Endless Shrimp promotion allows diners to indulge in classics like Garlic Shrimp Scampi, Shrimp Linguini Alfredo and Hand-Breaded Shrimp. This year the restaurant also added new offerings to the menu, like Crunchy Fiesta Shrimp, a dish featuring tortilla-crusted shrimp and topped with a creamy blend of three cheese and pico de gallo ...

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Recap: August Shrimp Imports Higher; First Monthly Increase Since April

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - October 5, 2018

Imports of warmwater shrimp products increased for the first time since April, up 8 percent in the month of August. The eight-month total now stands 4 percent higher.

India (+13.4%), Indonesia (+34.5%), Ecuador (+43.6%), Vietnam (+1.8%) and China (+8.0%) all shipped more shrimp to the U.S. in the month of August. Thailand (-55.2%) was the only major supplying country to ship less shrimp.

Increases were seen ...

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Urner Barry’s Seafood Import Workshop Speaker Scott Zimmerman Previews Upcoming Event in Boston

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - October 2, 2018

Urner Barry is heading to Boston on October 18 for their Seafood Import Workshop – a one day event for businesses to discuss the variety of compliance requirements faced by US seafood importers.

The Workshop, which is set to take place at the Hilton Boston/ Woburn, will feature speakers Scott Zimmerman (CEO and founder of Safe Quality Seafood Associates), Corey L. Norton (Thai Union’s Group Counsel for Responsible Sourcing), Michael Lieberman (SVP - Food & Beverage Practice Leader at Foa & Son Insurance Brokers) and ...

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Neovia Acquires Ecuador Shrimp Feed Manufacturer Balnova

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - September 28, 2018

Ecuador-based shrimp feed manufacturer Balnova has been acquired by Neovia. The acquisition is part of Neovia’s efforts to consolidate both its strong international expertise in aquaculture and its location on one of the largest shrimp producing markets.

Balnova, which employs approximately 100 people, is part of the Nueva Pescanova Group. Balnova produces 40,000 tons of feed for shrimp a year at their plant in Guayaquil. For Nueva Pescanova, the transaction is part of the group’s plan to “divest non-strategic assets until 2020 ...

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Seeking Participants for 2019 Shrimp Bycatch Study

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - September 21, 2018

Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is seeking participants for their 2019 shrimp bycatch study.

The shrimp bycatch study is voluntary and part of the state’s efforts to support the sustainability certification of Louisiana’s shrimp fishery. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is urging commercial shrimpers to allow LDWF staff on board their vessels during designated trips in the 2019 shrimp seasons. Those staff members will collect a sample from each haul ...

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Vietnam Shrimp Review Released in Federal Register

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - September 17, 2018

Last week local Vietnam news outlets reported that the U.S. Department of Commerce lowered antidumping tax on Vietnamese frozen shrimp to 4.78% from the previous 25.39% announced in March. The full notice from the Department of Commerce has now been posted by the International Trade Administration (ITA) in the Federal Register.

According to the notice, the Department of Commerce has determined that Fimex VN sold certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Vietnam at less than normal value during the ...

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Peru Starts White Shrimp Exports to China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [FishFirst] translated by Amy Zhong - September 13, 2018

Recently Tianjin of China has welcomed a batch of frozen white shrimp from Peru. This is the first time that China has imported white shrimp from Peru after both parties signed an agreement regarding white shrimp inspection and quarantine. Local customs finished the relevant inspection and quarantine procedures on August 29.

These shrimp weighed 17,962 kg in total. Customs examined them in accordance with their standards and sampled them based on the bilateral agreement ...

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Bangladesh Takes First Steps to Cultivate Vannamei along with Black Tiger Shrimp

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [The Financial Express (Bangladesh)] by Arafat Ara - September 12, 2018

The government is considering giving permission to produce vannamei variety shrimp to help increase the export earnings from frozen fish sector, sources said.

To this effect, a technical committee headed by Goljar Hossain, director general of Department of Fisheries (DoF) held its first meeting on Monday.

It suggested for a feasibility study in giving permission to a certain number of producers who are complying with bio-security and other issues, said an official ...

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Ecuador Shrimp Sector Concerned of Impact of Diesel Price

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - September 7, 2018

According to Ecuador’s National Chamber of Aquaculture, the increasing price of diesel is set to impact the shrimp sector.

José Antonio Camposano, Executive President of the National Chamber of Aquaculture, said in a press release that if the price of industrial diesel reaches the international price of USD $2.20, a 10 cents per pound increase would be added to shrimp. The increased price of shrimp would make the product less competitive in the international market ...

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Red Lobster’s Endless Shrimp Promotion returns With 2 New Flavors

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - August 30, 2018

Red Lobster has a deal that will rid you of your end of summer blues. The seafood chain’s Endless Shrimp promotion is returning to locations on Monday, September 3 with two new flavors.

Red Lobster customers who want to take advantage of the promotion can order two items from the Endless Shrimp lineup. The meal comes with a salad, side dish and Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits. Diners can then order additional items from the lineup one at a time ...

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Thailand Regaining Shrimp Production Momentum with Larger Shrimp Says CPF

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton - August 27, 2018

Thailand will regain its spot as one of the global premier producers of shrimp by focusing on technology and breeding larger animals, says CPF.

At a recent analyst meeting, Dr. Sujint Thammasart, DVM, Chief Operating Officer - Aquaculture Business of Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) said that the company has successfully introduced a new farming technique called the  “3 Cleaning Approach."

Five years ago, the wide spreading of EMS has prompted CPF to develop a farming system to curb the disease..

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China Replaces the U.S. as Second-Largest Importer of Ecuador Shrimp

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - August 23, 2018

According to Ecuador’s media, the country’s export value of large shrimp has reached $1.59 billion USD during the first half of 2018, while its export volume has been 539 million pounds.China has purchased 95.07 million pounds of large shrimp worth $277 million USD. Its export to China has risen by 14 percent compared with the same period last year and it has constituted 18 percent of the country’s total export. Now China has outrun America and become the second largest importer of Ecuador’s ...

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Louisiana 2018 Fall Inshore Shrimp Season Opening Dates Announced

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - August 3, 2018

On Friday the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LDWF) confirmed the opening dates for the fall inshore shrimp season. The dates are based on information provided by biologists, who have been monitoring hydrological conditions, as well as conducting trawl samples throughout the states waters. The dates are subject to change.

Find the season opening information from the LDWF below:

- The portion of state inside waters from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at ...

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Biomar Opens New Shrimp Research Unit in Ecuador

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - October 16, 2018

Biomar announced on Monday that they are increasing their shrimp research capabilities with the opening of a new Aquaculture Technology Centre in Ecuador.

The new facility will be focused on shrimp feed, the development of shrimp diets and global farming practices as BioMar expands their production capacity in Ecuador.

“We see a significant growth potential in the shrimp feed segment,” said Carlos Diaz, BioMar Group CEO. “Our new research facilities will help us continue to evolve our shrimp feed range while ...

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NOAA Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Traceability Program for U.S. Farmed Shrimp, Abalone

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - October 11, 2018

NOAA Fisheries announced that they are now seeking public comment on a proposed rule to establish a first-ever traceability program for U.S. farmed shrimp and abalone.

Currently the rule, which would serve as a domestic counterpart to shrimp and abalone import requirements under the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP), is only proposed. If finalized, it would provide traceability for U.S. farmed shrimp and abalone from the “point of production to entry into U.S. commerce ...

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Mazzetta Sues Government Over Vietnam Shrimp Tariffs; Says Black Tiger Pricing is Not Comparable

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton  - October 11, 2018

alibaba sales literatureThe Mazzetta Company has sued the dept.of commerce in the International Trade Court over its determination of duties on Vietnamese shrimp.

Because the US does not consider Vietnam to be a ‘market’ economy, it has used surrogate countries to try and establish a comparable input value to calculate shrimp raw material margins, and whether shrimp from Vietnam is subject to anti-dumping duties or not.

The duty rates for Vietnamese shrimp are calculated ...

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New Product from INVE Aquaculture Can Protect Shrimp From Health and Stress Threats

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - October 3, 2018

Mexico and Thailand now have access to INVE Aquaculture’s Sanocare FIT product, a phytochemical mixture that can not only protect shrimp larvae but protect post-larvae against stress and health threats.

When used in a culture tank, Sanocare FIT stimulates the production of Heat Shock Proteins, which according to INVE, “constitute the first line defense mechanism of shrimp (post-)larvae.” Heat Shock Proteins can repair damaged proteins and increase survival offs after a stressful event ...

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October is National Seafood Month

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - October 1, 2018

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Is your town celebrating seafood month?

October is National Seafood Month – a distinction proclaimed by Congress more than a quarter century ago to recognize one of our nation’s oldest industries.

Government figures show that nationwide, the seafood industry contributes $60 billion to the U.S. economy each year. 

Pacific salmon, sea scallops, shrimp and lobster contributed the most to total revenue. For poundage, Alaska pollock, menhaden and Pacific salmon accounted for more than half of ...

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Shrimp Exporters Find Optimism in Chinese Market Due to Several Changes

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [FishFIrst] translated by Amy Zhong - September 24, 2018

More and more countries are selling white shrimp to China. According to a recent report, the country has received its first batch of white shrimp from Peru -- about 18 tons in total. These shrimp are sold northern China after passing 27 quality tests and inspections. Peru used to export most of its shrimp to the U.S., but this has changed. And what are the factors that have lured so many Peruvian exporters to the Chinese market ...

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10% Tariffs on $200 Billion Chinese Exports Take Effect; Some Pollock and Cod Products May be Exempt

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton - September 18, 2018

The Trump administration, over tremendous industry opposition, went ahead with a new round of punitive tariffs on Chinese products sent to America.

The new tariffs were set at 10% initially, and will rise to 25% on Jan 1, 2019.

Despite over 6000 comments opposing the tariffs, few changes were made in the list to accommodate individual companies or industries.  The exception was Apple, which secured exemptions for its watch, airpods, and ...

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Alaska Fall Fisheries Gearing Up as Salmon Season Draws to a Close

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - September 13, 2018

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch  - Fall means even more fishing across Alaska.

As Alaska’s salmon season draws to a close, lots of fall fisheries are gearing up. The total Alaska salmon tally mid-week was 112 million fish in a season that was a bust in most regions. Exceptions were Bristol Bay, Norton Sound and Kotzebue. The values of the 2018 salmon fishery will be out next month ...

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Georgia Shrimper Gets Six Years in Prison For Fraudulent Claims of Import Injury

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton – September 12, 2018

One of the worst aspects of the shrimp duties imposed in 2004 was that Congress allowed a mechanism for domestic shrimp processors and operators get direct payments from the government.

Although the duties were sold to the domestic industry as a means to gain higher income and market share, in fact the vast majority of the multi-million dollar payouts made under the Byrd program went to a small group of shrimp processors ...

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India’s Boosters Say they will Overtake China in Shrimp Production This Year; Others Skeptical

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] Sept. 11, 2018

Ravi Kumar Yellanki, president, Indian Society of Aquaculture Professionals says India will surpass China in shrimp production this year.  His views were published in the Hindu.

“We have already overtaken China in shrimp exports last year but are on par with regard to farmed shrimp production. Next year, we will overtake China [on this count] too,” he said.

While the shrimp production target for the current year stands at 700,000 tons, India might end up producing 650,000 tons, on par with China. Last year, India produced 600,000 tons, he said. 

Shrimp production in China declined after the outbreak ...

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Lobster Import Volume Higher While Shrimp Imports Lower in July

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] Analysis by Jim Kenny - September 5, 2018

July import numbers were released on Wednesday, and according to the data, the month saw the volume of lobster products imported into the U.S. increase 3.5 percent compared to July 2017. However, the same can’t be said for shrimp.  

Imports of all lobster products in July totaled 10.38 million pounds, a 3.6 percent increase year-to-date. Market Reporter Jim Kenny reports that imports of lobster products from Canada increased 4.5 percent in July; and that imports of cold-water lobster tails are ...

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Biotechnology Company Develops Feed Ingredient to Increase Post Larval Shrimp Survival 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - August 28, 2018

Biotechnology company White Dog Labs has developed a feed ingredient that can reportedly increase post larval shrimp survival and weight gain.

The New Castle, Delaware, based company announced on Tuesday that they had their Pro Tyton feed ingredient independently tested by the Center for Aquaculture Technologies in Canada (CATC). Initial studies conducted by CATC found that Pro Tyton doubled post larval survival rate, as well as increased weight gain by 50%.

“We initially tested Pro Tyton incorporation in salmon feed and ...

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Higher Indian Raw Material Shrimp Prices Easing Shortages; But Overall Production Down for Year

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton – August 27, 2018

Concerns about short term Indian shrimp production problems seems to have eased this week.

Farmers had held back harvesting ponds due to dissatisfaction with prices being offered by the plants, and their successful push has led to higher raw material prices.

This is despite the fact that US buyers of Indian shrimp are not yet committing at the new prices.

In Andhra Pradesh, supplies are low as farmers complete their harvest and prepare for the winter crop.  But plants are bringing in shrimp from other regions, notably West Bengal, Orissa, and Gujarat, all ...

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Argentina Shrimp Catches Up As Season Returns to Normal

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Undercurrent News] by Matilde Mereghetti - August 13, 2018

Despite the emergence of a major trade union conflict and climatic circumstances that have limited the Argentine fleet's operations, July marked a volume peak for the country's shrimp season.
 
In July, a total of 34,099 metric tons were caught in Argentine waters, up 56% from June and 10% year-on-year, according to preliminary data from the country's fishing ministry. 

Meanwhile, freezer vessel operations are on track to return to normal...

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