Fri. Oct 20 2017

NOAA Precedents in NE have led to Compete Revocation of All Permits in Major Fisheries Fraud Cases


Forbes Puts Chuck Bundrant on its Billionaires List of 400 Richest Americans


Urner Barry's Seafood Import Workshop in Miami Sparks Lively Discussions


Hawaii Senator Speaks Out Over Trump’s Administrator of NOAA Nominee


Sheriff’s Deputy That Helped Carlos Rafael Smuggle Money Sentenced To Prison


Netuno USA Partners With Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program


Russia May Double Volume of Deep Sea Crab Fished Below 1000 m to 30% of Total Harvest  


Thai Union Hires Former EDF Specialist As North America Sustainability Director


Selective Breeding of Farm-Raised Tilapia Could Reduce Strep  


ASMFC Passes Final Northern Shrimp Allocation with 80% to Maine; No Decision on Fishery Opening  


Yueyang City's Output of Small Crayfish to Other Chinese Cities is Growing  


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


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, October 20


Thu. Oct 19 2017

Fisheries Council of Canada Says Government Secrecy on New Fisheries Law Threatens Jobs, Investment


China Jumps on Argentine Red Shrimp, Which Had a Near Record Harvest This Year


In its 22nd year, China Fisheries & Seafood Expo Still Setting Records


Riverside Lobster in Nova Scotia Struggles to Find Plant Workers  


MSC Responds to Criticisms of PNA MSC Tuna Using Vessels That Target Both FAD and Free Swimming Fish


One-by-One Tuna Conference Pens Global Principles for Stakeholders and Supply Chain  


Indianapolis Based First Choice Seafood Acquired by Cincinnati Distributor Enson Group


Oysters Could Reduce Nutrient Pollution, According to New Study  


Rainforest Tilapia Earns 4th and Final BAP Certification Star  


Canadian Centre For Fisheries Innovation Hosting Cod Fishery Conference  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, October 19


Wed. Oct 18 2017

Lawsuit Documents Show Pattern of Collusion Between Commerce and Rec Fishery  


Fortune Fish Hopes to Haul in E-commerce Sales With Lobster Gram  


Maine Weighs Lottery to Issue First New Scallop Licenses Since 2009  


StarKist Expands BOLD Line of Tuna Pouches with New Sriracha Flavor  


White Shrimp Prices Drop in Some China Regions Due to Market, Environmental Factors  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, October 18


Tue. Oct 17 2017

DFO Cracks Down on Peaceful Crab Protest in Port Au Choix  


New Chicken of the Sea Ad Campaign Tackles the Question: Is It Chicken or Is It Fish?  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, October 17


Captain D’s Franchisee Opens Second Restaurant In Less Than 60 Days  


Canadian Oyster Companies Recalling Some Products  


Mon. Oct 16 2017

Newfoundland Snow Crab Survey Likely to Show Further Decline According to DFO Biologists


Royal Greenland Looking to Buy More Snow Crab and Coldwater Shrimp Access, CFO Tells Japanese


Alibaba's New Hema Fresh Supermarkets Generating Overwhelming Response in China  


Kodiak May See a Small Tanner Crab Fishery This Year


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, October 16


American Fisheries Society Strongly Objects to EPA’s Recent Effort to Reverse its Own Protection of  


Tilapia Prices Drop after National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival in China  


Thai Union Forms New Management Structure in Europe Headed by Paul Reenan of John West


Blue Revolution Promoting Seaweed Mariculture in Alaska


ANALYSIS: Traders Outlook Positive Amid New Seasonal Mahi Production  


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Today's Main Story: EU Ends 19 Year Ban on Imported Chinese Scallops 

Chinese scallop producer Zhangzidao Group received approval to shipits yesso scallop species to the EU market. The approval ends a ban on Chinese scallops from entering the EU market originally enacted in 1997 after vibrio was found in shipments of frozen scallop meat. Zhangzidao is the only Chinese scallop producer with clearance to ship scallops to the EU at this time and said the EU will be one of their main markets. The EU is one of the largest scallop buyers in the world, with a market that commands significantly higher average prices compared to markets in America and Australia.

A fire at Kwik'pak Fisheries' facilities in Emmonak, Alaska destroyed three of the company's facilities but not its secondary processing building. Kwik'pak's egg operation facility and two bunk houses were lost, in addition to two Yukon Marine Manufacturing buildings. "Our secondary processing building where we filet, freeze and pack was not affected at all, even though it was right in proximity to the fire," said Ragnar Alstrom, Executive Director of the Yukon Fisheries Development Association. "We are going to operate as normal this summer, buying fish and processing fish."

In other news lobstermen fishing in Nova Scotia's LFA 34 say a proposed 10 percent trap reduction for the 2017-18 season to conserve cusk is based on incorrect data. The fishermen say there doesn't seem to be a problem with the cusk population and that the measures DFO is considering are unnecessary. "This is the whole thing, to get the facts out there," said Ashton Spinney, co-chair of the LFA 34 committee. "If there's something that needs to be done, fishermen will do it, but they don't see where there's a need for it."

Meanwhile, Pacific Seafood will rebuild the Pacific Coast Seafood plant and dock in Warrenton City after the facility burned down in 2013. Construction on the estimated $20 million project could begin as soon as this spring. "Days after the plant burned down, Frank Dulcich made a commitment that he wanted to rebuild in Warrenton, and he stuck with it that whole time," said Warrenton Mayor Mark. "It was amazing what it took to get it put together."

Finally, Vietnam's shrimp processors say a domestic shortage of raw materials will last for several more months because of the damage done to Mekong production from drought and high salinity. Government officials say drier and saltier conditions are likely to persist in the Mekong and producers should adjust their operations appropriately.

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