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Dec 14 - NMFS Releases Latest Fisheries of US Report; Alaska On Top for Volume, Value


Dec 13 - Per Capita Seafood Consumption Highest Since 2008, with Gains in Shrimp, Salmon, Cod


Dec 12 - BAP Seafood Officially Launches in Japanese Market


Dec 12 - Russia Seeks to Diversify and Increase Efforts with Coldwater Shrimp


Dec 10 - Total FDA Refusals Decrease Slightly in November 2018


Dec 10 - LISTEN: Seafood Retail Features Analysis; 2019-20 Scallop Plan; Thai Union's Lobster Lab and More


Dec 10 - Shrimp Continues to Pour into the US, With Another Record Year for Imports Likely


Dec 5 - Use of Autofeeders is Dramatically Increasing Shrimp Growth, say Researchers


Dec 5 - ANALYSIS: Will Retail Features Keep Increasing Heading into the Holiday Season?


Dec 5 - BioMar Increasing Capacity At Ecuador Shrimp Feed Factory


Dec 4 - SeaPak Pushing New On-The-Go Shrimp Cocktail During Busy Holiday Season


Dec 4 - Avanti Feeds Suffers Reverses Due to Low Shrimp Prices, 20% Drop in Output


Dec 3 - LISTEN: Center for Bio Diversity Sues Trump Admin, New AquaBounty CEO and More


Nov 29 - Argentinean Shrimp Strike May Hurt Landings


Nov 28 - Olive Garden Adds Lobster Shrimp Mac and Cheese to Menu for Limited Time


Nov 28 - Marine-Tech International Ordered to Cease Using Benchmark Holdings Technology


Nov 28 - October 2018 Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Harvest at Record Low


Nov 26 - LISTEN: Blue Apron and Costco; Maine's Shrimp Fishery; 2019 Food Trends and More


Nov 21 - Shrimp Prices Approaching Their Lowest Level in Three Years; But Don't Forget Market is Cyclical


Nov 20 - NaturalShrimp CEO Previews Plans for Future


Nov 19 - For First Time Ever, ASMFC Shuts Maine Shrimp Fishery for 3 Years Citing Warm Water


Nov 15 - GAA Debuting Documentary Short Film About Indonesian Shrimp Farming


Nov 14 - Applebee's Launches Catering; Offers More Shrimp Options With Bigger, Bolder Grill Combo Menu


Nov 14 - Captain D’s Brings Back Family Meal, Launches $3.49 Snacks


Nov 14 - Texas Shrimp Producer NaturalShrimp Conducting Final Tests in Enclosed Salt Water Systems


Nov 13 - ASC Celebrates China's 10th ASC-Certified Farm


Nov 12 - LISTEN: Alaska Fish News; Mexico Shrimp Production; October Refusals; and More


Nov 9 - October 2018 Tuna, Mahi Refusals Up YTD; Shrimp Refusals Drop Slightly


Nov 8 - Mexico May Produce Nearly 140,000 Tons of Shrimp, Up About 15%, but it’s Not Coming to the US


Nov 7 - China Pressures Ecuador on Shrimp Prices; New Smuggling Crackdown Hits Vietnamese Border


Nov 7 - Japan Eyes Increasing Seafood Imports from Russia’s Sakhalin and Kurile Islands


Nov 5 - LISTEN: October Seafood Market Highlights and September Imports


Oct 30 - John Kerry and Julie Packard Discuss their 5 Nation Asia Aquaculture Initiative


Oct 30 - Thai Union Group, COSFF, Monterey Bay Launch $73 Million Sustainability Push, Initially on Blue Crab


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


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NMFS Releases Latest Fisheries of US Report; Alaska On Top for Volume, Value

Alaska topped the U.S. in commercial fisheries landings and value in 2017, according to the latest Fisheries of the United States 2017 report released this week by NOAA.

While Alaska's 6 billion pounds of landings generating $1.8 billion led the nation, fishing and seafood consumption increased across the board last year. Landings and value of U.S. fisheries continued a strong, positive trend, according to NOAA. Fishermen landed 9.9 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in 2017, while the U.S. imported 5.9 billion pounds of seafood, up 1.6 percent.

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Per Capita Seafood Consumption Highest Since 2008, with Gains in Shrimp, Salmon, Cod

NFI has released their annual compilation of the top ten seafoods consumed in the US on the day that NOAA is finally releasing its Fisheries of the United States for 2017.

Overall, Americans ate 16.0 pounds of edible seafood per person in 2017, a big jump from 14.9 pounds in 2016.  The percentage gain is 7.4%.  NOAA uses a disappearance model, so it does not account for seafood inventory holdings that carry over from year to year.

This is the highest per capita number since 2008...

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Russia Seeks to Diversify and Increase Efforts with Coldwater Shrimp

Russian leading fish producers are considering diversifying their activities into areas that have been previously uncommon for them -- such as coldwater shrimp -- according to recent statements of producers and some market analysts in the field of fish business.

Producers say due forthcoming reforms in the Russian fish industry and the introduction of auctions that will replace the existing historical scheme of quota distribution, forces them to pay more attention to new directions for business, even though they could be less profitable than pollock and crab production but more reliable.

According to producers, many ...

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LISTEN: Seafood Retail Features Analysis; 2019-20 Scallop Plan; Thai Union's Lobster Lab and More

Join Seafood News staff writer Amanda Buckle and Urner Barry seafood market reporter Lorin Castiglione for a new episode of the SeafoodNews Podcast. This week on the podcast we take a look at seafood retail features, discuss the 2019-20 scallop plan, talk about Thai Union's Lobster Lab and much more.

This week’s episode is brought to you by Urner Barry’s Reporter, the quarterly newsmagazine for the food industry professional packed with the latest industry headlines, analysis and trending articles...

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Use of Autofeeders is Dramatically Increasing Shrimp Growth, Say Researchers

With the world awash in shrimp as farmers react to the last high price cycle, it is important to remember that technology is pushing up global shrimp production as much or more than simple increases in hectares under cultivation.

This was brought home by a recent study on autofeeders, in the journal Aquaculture for January, 2019.

Researchers Carter Ullman and others from Auburn University did a controlled trial of several types of feeding using autofeeders in shrimp ponds and compared it to the standard twice a day...

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BioMar Increasing Capacity At Ecuador Shrimp Feed Factory

BioMar announced on Tuesday that they will be increasing the capacity of their shrimp feed factory in Ecuador by 2020. According to a press release from the company, a new extrusion line will “add approximately 40,000 tons capacity.”

“We have experienced a strong growth in Ecuador since the acquisition of Alimentsa in 2017 and we currently operate at our capacity limit,” Henrik Aarestrup, BioMar Group’s VP of Emerging markets, said in a press release. “For our customers the new line will mean increased flexibility and increased choice...

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Avanti Feeds Suffers Reverses Due to Low Shrimp Prices, 20% Drop in Output

Avanti Feeds, India’s largest shrimp feed producer, has been trading on the Indian stock exchange since 2011.

This year is its worst year ever with the value of the company falling 59%.

With Indian shrimp prices in the US now down more than 20%, farm gate prices in India have tumbled as well.  80% of Avanti’s business comes from sales of shrimp feed, and only 20% from sales of processed shrimp.

Avanti says that shrimp output has dropped 20 to 25% year over year, based on...

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Argentinean Shrimp Strike May Hurt Landings

A strike among inshore shrimp fishers in the Province of Chubut has the potential to cut Argentinean shrimp output.  The strike began November 15th, just after the start of the Chubut inshore shrimp season.

The Argentine fishery is divided into an inshore and offshore fishery.  The bulk of landings come from the Province of Chubut, which has both an inshore and offshore component, with the offshore component being by far the largest.

Inshore shrimp is frozen in land based plants, while the offshore sector lands shrimp frozen at sea ...

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Marine-Tech International Ordered to Cease Using Benchmark Holdings Technology

Aquaculture genetics, health and nutrition company Benchmark Holdings won their case in the IP & IT court in Bangkok, Thailand, against Marine-Tech International (MTI). MTI was reportedly using Benchmark’s patented brine shrimp hatching and enrichment technologies.

“We are pleased the IP & IT court in Bangkok has ruled in our favor, vindicating the intellectual property which underpins the value of our innovative solutions and product pipeline,” Benchmark Holdings CEO Malcolm Pye said in a statement. “Robust intellectual property protection will continue to be a core strategic area of ...

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LISTEN: Blue Apron and Costco; Maine's Shrimp Fishery; 2019 Food Trends and More

Join Seafood News staff writer Amanda Buckle and Urner Barry seafood market reporter Lorin Castiglione for a new episode of the SeafoodNews Podcast. This week on the podcast we discuss Blue Apron and Costco; ASMI's new interim director; the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission shutting down Maine's shrimp fishery for three years; California's spiny lobster closure; Joyvio buying Australis; and food trends for 2019.

This week’s episode is brought to you by Urner Barry’s Reporter, the quarterly newsmagazine for the food industry professional ...

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NaturalShrimp CEO Previews Plans for Future

Texas shrimp producer NaturalShrimp announced just last week that they are running the final tests on their indoor, all-natural system at their production facility near San Antonio. Now, CEO, chairman and co-founder Bill Williams is speaking out on what the future holds for the company.

NaturalShrimp’s system allows the producer to grow top-grade shrimp without any toxic chemicals. The company has been developing the technology since 2001, and according to Williams, they are the only company in the world that can grow shrimp in a closed salt water system ...

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GAA Debuting Documentary Short Film About Indonesian Shrimp Farming

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is giving their members a peak into what goes on at an Indonesian shrimp farm. The organization announced on Monday that their fifth documentary short film – about Rosida Idriss, her daughter Aanisah Idriss, and their network of black tiger shrimp farms in East Kalimantan, Indonesia – will debut at the end of the month.

GAA has been producing films since 2016, but their upcoming release stands apart from the rest in that it features “overlaying plotlines” and “tension” ...

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Captain D’s Brings Back Family Meal, Launches $3.49 Snacks

Whether you’re grabbing dinner for the family or just a quick snack, Captain D’s has you covered. The fast-casual seafood chain announced earlier this week that they are not only bringing back their 10 Piece Family Meal season special, but offering new $3.49 snacks.

Captain D’s 10 Piece Family Meal, created to “solve mealtime dilemmas” during the busiest time of the year, features the restaurant’s signature batter dipped fish, a choice of two family-style sides and “plenty” of hush puppies – all for $19.99 ...

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ASC Celebrates China's 10th ASC-Certified Farm

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) had good reason to celebrate at the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo earlier this month. Thanks to Weifang-based Green Life Foods and Pengcheng Marine Products Company in Guangdong, China now has 10 ASC-certified farms that together produce over 40,000 tons a year.

ASC first launched in China in 1012 with the help of the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance and WWF. The initial goal was to improve the practices at tilapia farms, however, the country now ha ASC-certified farms for bivalves and shrimp ...

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October 2018 Tuna, Mahi Refusals Up YTD; Shrimp Refusals Drop Slightly

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - November 9, 2018

Total refusals of shipments increased 52.4% from October 2017 to October 2018. Year-to-date there are 96 line item refusals compared to 63 at the same time last year.  

Tuna had the biggest YTD increase in October, with 197 line item refusals compared to 125 in October 2017. That’s a 57.6% increase. Mahi Mahi refusals also increased, with 160 line item refusals in October 2018 compared to 121 a year ago.

Unclassified fish, tilapia, lobster, snapper and shrimp are all down YTD ...

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China Pressures Ecuador on Shrimp Prices; New Smuggling Crackdown Hits Vietnamese Border

SEAFODNEWS.COM  [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton – November 7, 2018

Ecuadorian shrimp is very prominent at the Chinese Seafood Expo this year, but a slowdown in the Chinese economy is leading to price pressure.

In addition, just prior to the show six Southern China customs departments cooperated to shut down nine smuggling groups, and arrested 25 people, all accused of illegally brining in shrimp through Vietnam.

Vietnam and the port of Haiphong used to be a major conduit for Ecuadorian shrimp into China ...

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BAP Seafood Officially Launches in Japanese Market

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certified seafood is available in Japan. According to the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), shrimp and pangasius from BAP certified facilities is now being sold at the employee cafeteria at Japanese electronics manufacturer Hitachi.

“The importance of sustainable seafood sourcing policies is rapidly progressing in Japan,” Global Aquaculture Alliance VP Steve Hart said in a statement. “That’s why we are excited to make this the first official launch of BAP in the Japanese market.”

Hitachi is working with its food service provider...

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Total FDA Refusals Decrease Slightly in November 2018

Total refusals of shipments decreased 1.6% from November 2017 to November 2018. Year-to-date there are 61 line item refusals compared to 62 at this time last year.

Tuna had the biggest YTD increase in November, with 203 line item refusals compared to 135 at this time last year; a 50.4% increase. Mahi Mahi refusals also increased, with 168 YTD compared to 126 last year YTD.

Unclassified fish, tilapia, lobster, snapper and shrimp are all down YTD. Unclassified fish had a 64.4% drop...

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Shrimp Continues to Pour into the US, With Another Record Year for Imports Likely

The latest shrimp import numbers confirm that 2018 will likely be the 5th year of record shrimp imports into the US.

Through October, the US has imported 1.247 billion pounds of shrimp, which is 5% over the figure from October, 2017.

In the last five years, the total volume of shrimp imports has risen 35.6%.

In 2018, the bulk of the increase was in cooked shrimp, and in peeled raw shrimp.  HLSO volumes have been relatively flat...

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ANALYSIS: Will Retail Features Keep Increasing Heading into the Holiday Season?

After the traditionally slow pre-Thanksgiving period for seafood promotions, things look to come back with a roar for the holidays. Most of the major seafood retail items, except for salmon and tilapia, are trading at lower prices than last year in December. And both salmon and tilapia have positives that may support more retail promotions over the holidays. For salmon, it is the higher prices of whitefish, that make it a more attractive staple. For tilapia, it is the heavy buying ahead of Chinese tariffs that...

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SeaPak Pushing New On-The-Go Shrimp Cocktail During Busy Holiday Season  

The holidays are notoriously a stressful and busy time of the year. Fortunately, SeaPak is making it easy to snack while on the run with their new protein-packed On-the-Go Shrimp Cocktail.

“When we began creating our On-the-Go products, we wanted to make something really unique that would allow our seafood-loving fans to chillax and refuel anytime, anywhere,” Leslie Harris Thomas, marketing manager at SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. said in a press release...

 

 

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LISTEN: Center for Bio Diversity Sues Trump Admin, New AquaBounty CEO and More 

This week on the Seafood News podcast co-hosts Amanda Buckle and Lorin Castiglione discuss the Center for Biological Diversity suing the Trump Administration, Aqua Bounty Technologies appoints new CEO and Executive Director, October 2018 Shrimp Harvest in Gulf of Mexico lowest recorded, more Carlos Rafael News, Biodegradable plastic from lobster and crab shells and more!

The Seafood News podcast is available to download for free via SoundClound and iTunes.

This episode was sponsored by Urner Barry’s Reporter Magazine , the quarterly newsmagazine for the food industry professional ...

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Olive Garden Adds Lobster Shrimp Mac and Cheese to Menu for Limited Time

This holiday season Olive Garden diners can warm up with the chain restaurant’s new oven baked pasta dishes – including a Lobster Shrimp Mac and Cheese

For a limited time only, Olive Garden will be offering a twist on mac and cheese. The dish features rigatoni pasta in a creamy seafood afredo sauce, topped with lobster and shrimp and baked with Italian cheeses, tomatoes and toasted breadcrumbs.

The new Lobster Shrimp Mac and Cheese dish joins other seafood favorites, including Calamari, Classic or Spicy Shrimp Scampi Fritta ...

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October 2018 Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Harvest at Record Low

According to the Southern Shrimp Alliance, the October 2018 commercial shrimp harvest in the Gulf of Mexico was the lowest reported for any October.

The 16-year historical average for October landings is 14.8 million pounds. This past October only 10.4 million pounds were harvested – a 30% drop from the historical average. According to the report, low volumes were “driven by a lack of reporting of any shrimp landings from the west coast of Florida.” In addition, only 3.6 million pounds of shrimp were reported in Louisiana ...

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Shrimp Prices Approaching Their Lowest Level in Three Years; But Don't Forget Market is Cyclical

Urner Barry’s shrimp quotations headed lower this week.  Nine items on their quote sheet hit lows for the past 52 weeks.

The UB farmed shrimp index is approaching its lowest level in the past three years, reached both in 2015 and again in June and July of 2018.

There is a lot of farmed shrimp being produced.  At the Global Aquaculture Alliance's GOAL Conference, predictions were for global farmed shrimp production to increase at a 6% to 7% rate per year ...

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For First Time Ever, ASMFC Shuts Maine Shrimp Fishery for 3 Years Citing Warm Water

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted to shut Maine’s shrimp fishery for three years, with the Maine DMR representative, Patrick Keliher voting no.

Unlike last year’s single year closure, there will also be no research quota in 2019.

“Their rationale was, ‘Let’s close the resource for three years, and that way if we have a good year for recruitment, it would give that class time to grow into a fishable resource.’”

The commission found the northern shrimp stock continues to be depleted ...

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Applebee's Launches Catering; Offers More Shrimp Options With Bigger, Bolder Grill Combo Menu

Planning a holiday party just got a little easier thanks to Applebee’s. The casual dining chain announced that they are now offering Applebee’s Catering, a “convenient way to feed a crowd without breaking the bank.”

“With the pressures of holiday spending and entertaining just around the corner, we know our guests are looking for delicious dishes both in-restaurant and at home at a great price,” Joel Yashinsky, Chief Marketing Officer at Applebee’s said in a press release.

Catering portions are served in party-ready packaging and ...

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Texas Shrimp Producer NaturalShrimp Conducting Final Tests in Enclosed Salt Water Systems

Texas shrimp producer NaturalShrimp is making progress on their system to grow top-grade shrimp without toxic chemicals. The agro-technology company, which produces an eco-friendly fresh Pacific white shrimp, announced on Tuesday that they are running the final tests on their indoor all-natural patented system at their production facility near San Antonio.

“NaturalShrimp has spent the past several years developing its new, unique technology of growing shrimp in enclosed salt water systems,” the company said in a press release ...

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LISTEN: Alaska Fish News; Mexico Shrimp Production; October Refusals; and More

This week on the SeafoodNews Podcast, co-hosts Amanda Buckle and Lorin Castiglione talk about Alaska’s senators applauding a $30 million Alaska pollock procurement contract for nutrition programs; Alaska fishing jobs; two Alaska fishermen in trouble; Mexico’s shrimp production; October refusals; a new COO at Atlantic Capes Fisheries; and a very, VERY expensive crab.

This week’s episode is brought to you by Urner Barry’s Reporter, the quarterly newsmagazine for the food industry professional packed with the latest industry headlines, analysis and trending articles ...

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Mexico May Produce Nearly 140,000 Tons of Shrimp, Up About 15%, but it’s Not Coming to the US

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton - November 8, 2018

Mexican shrimp production appears to be up again this year, with some estimates that they may have produced 140,000 tons, up from around 120,000 tons in 2017.  This marks the continuation of a strong recovery from disease issues.

But this shrimp is not coming to the US.

Currently there is some price weakness on 26-30 count and smaller, and Urner Barry reported a little weakness on Latin American farmed ...

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