Fri. Aug 18 2017

StarKist Samoa Cannery to Shut Down Due to Fish Shortages


Russian Crab Producers Say Production is Now at Highest Sustainable Levels, Consolodation is Next  


ANALYSIS: Gulf Oyster Gallon Meat Prices Spike  


Norwegian Seafood Exports to China Show Dramatic Rise  


Tally’s New Zealand Gets its Purse Seine Skipjack Certified by MSC


Researchers Discover Reason for Deafness in Farmed Salmon  


West Coast Scientists, Industry Collaborate on Sardine Survey  


Marine Biologist Hopes to Solve Mystery of Blue King Crab Population Flatline in Pribilof Islands  


Aquamar and LM Foods Create New Platform In Surimi Seafood Market


VIDEO: Seafood Plant Fire; Joe’s Crab Shacks Closed; High Liner CEO; Maxfield Sues; Seafood Meal Kit


Liberty Seafoods Names Greer Vest as Director of National Accounts


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


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, August 18


Thu. Aug 17 2017

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


Northern California Petitions for More Squid Permits  


COLTO Responds Forcefully to Baseless Amazon Petition Asking to Ban Sale of Toothfish  


ANALYSIS: Imports of Mexican Shrimp  


Danish Fish Scandal Hints at illegal Quota Manipulations Going Back Years


GAA and Fishin’ Company Partner to Promote Positive Aspects Of Aquaculture Industry  


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


Annual Fishing Ban in South China Sea Lifted


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, August 17


Wed. Aug 16 2017

High Liner Will be Looking for New CEO Says Henry Demone


Prices Drop as Sick Shrimp in China Flood the Market Again -- Except in Guangxi  


Southeast Alaska Dungeness Fall Season Reduced to One Month  


NOAA Endorses Eating Small Haddock — But What About Cod?  


Canada Announces Largest Marine Protected Area in High Arctic


Midwest Supermarket Chain Hy-Vee Offering 100% Responsibly Sourced Fresh and Frozen Seafood  


Sea Pact Announces 2017 Request for Grant Proposals


Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission Looking to Fill Staff Position  


Calysta Trial Reveals FeedKind Protein Could Replace Fishmeal in Shrimp Feed  


Washington Governor Appointments Former PFMC Director to Fish and Wildlife Commission  


As right whales move into Gulf of St. Lawrence Protection Creates Dilemma for Canadian Gov’t


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


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, August 16


Tue. Aug 15 2017

Henry Demone Returns as CEO of High Liner Foods, Effective Immediately, As Company Stumbles in 1st Q


Boston Seafood Hall of Fame Inducts GAA Executive Director Wally Stevens


Trū Shrimp Company, Schwan’s Company Enter into Partnership to Provide Safe, Natural Shrimp  


West Coast Groundfish Marketing Group Hires Jana Hennig as Director  


ANALYSIS: Shrimp Imports Continue to Soar  


Aquaculture Could Satisfy Global Seafood Demand Using Ocean Space the Size of Lake Michigan


North Atlantic Traders President Seeking Attorney Fees After Being Cleared of NOAA Bluefin Charges  


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


NMFS Institutes More Swordfish Research Off Florida, Praised by EDF  


"Inefficient" Methods of Fishing is Keeping a Cornish Oyster Fishery in Business  


Urner Barry Wraps Up 2017 Intern Program


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, August 15


Mon. Aug 14 2017

Stronger Canadian Dollar Creating Standoff Over Falling Shore Lobster Prices in New Brunswick   (0) 


Maxfield Seafood Sues Freight Co. Over Theft of $318,00 Load of Frozen Lobster from Boston  


Diana Evans New Deputy Director at North Pacific Fisheries Council


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, August 14


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


Western Pacific Council Wrestling with Cultural, Commercial Fishing Definitions in Monuments  


Dubai Seafex Show Highlights Growth of Seafood Consumption in Middle East


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


Added-value Seafood Products Will be the Rising Star of Guolian  


Guolian Supports E-commerce Companies to Find Solutions to Online Seafood Sales Problems  


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Today's Main Story: Tensions Flare in Oregon over Shrimp Stand Down, as Some Washington Boats Start Fishing  

An agreement among Oregon pink shrimp fishing vessels to stand down from fishing to give the stocks more time to grow may unravel after just a few days. Nearly half a dozen shrimp boats from Washington traveled 250 miles to fish off Oregon's coast reportedly because there are more shrimp of larger sizes in the water. Oregon processors were considering whether to join the Washington boats and send their boats out to fish or continue to wait until the shrimp matured. Ultimately, they agreed to support the stand down, at least for the time being.“We are concerned that the strong stand taken by the Oregon shrimp fleet in support of conservation is being undermined by boats from other states,” said Rod Moore, Senior Policy Adviser for West Coast Seafood Processors Association. “As of now, our members continue to stand with the Oregon fleet and we again urge others to do the same.”

Squid prices for Chinese buyers are up 150 percent because of lower catches among the world's top suppliers. According to some large squid companies in Argentina, their squid catching volume has dropped by 60 percent so far this season compared with the same period last year.  

In other news, Canada will add 135 science-related personnel to its staff at the DFO. The new hires would boost the DFO's science staff by about 15 percent. It is the largest increase in the department's workforce since the 1970s and early 1980s. “This level of hiring will almost certainly strengthen the capacity of ministry staff to provide high-quality science advice to decision makers," said Jeff Hutchings, a fisheries scientist, and professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Japanese scallop catches from Hokkaido are down more than 30 percent for the 2015 fishing season which ended this past March. Landings compiled by the Hokkaido Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations totaled 333,252 tons. The production decline is blamed on sluggish performance in the main harvest grounds of the Okhotsk Sea and the Funka Bay. Lower production out of the Hokkaido region is expected to stretch into the 2016/2017 fishing season. 

Finally, Russia may face a salmon shortage this year because of the algae bloom that wiped out about 100,000 tons of Chile's anticipated salmon production this year. In 2014, Russia turned to Chilean suppliers for salmon after it banned imports from its former top supplier Norway. 

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