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: Snow Crab Well Over $6.00 in US as Japan Buying in Tatters  

Any attempt to have orderly snow crab sales to Japan from Newfoundland this year has collapsed, in the face of soaring US prices writes John Sackton. This week, Urner Barry is reporting Newfoundland 5-8 sections at $6.10 which is the highest price ever recorded for snow crab in June. Part of the problem is weaker Japanese demand for raw frozen sections. But also, some Japanese traders simply can't afford these prices, and there is wide variation from company to company as to their needs and abilities. The turmoil has also extended to the US market, where many contracts are either being cancelled or simply not filled, unless buyers keep up with the price increases. 

Canada's Federal Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo has resigned from the cabinet and is leaving the Liberal caucus to seek help for addiction problems, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday. Tootoo served just over six months in office and is the first minister to resign from Trudeau's cabinet. He was the first northerner to be named fisheries minister.   

In other news, pangasius prices in the U.S. could go higher this summer as two of the market’s three major suppliers were hit with an unexpected duty rate revision and import refusal notification from the USDA's catfish inspection program in May. Urner Barry pangasius prices are unchanged since February, averaging $1.75 per pound. The last increase was a market reaction to the March 1st implementation of the USDA’s catfish inspection program.

Meanwhile, Diversified Communications confirmed some of our earlier estimates that attendance was down during this year's Seafood Expo Global in Brussels.  Total visitors and exhibitors for the 2016 show dropped to 22,160  17 percent compared to last year's figure attendees. However, exhibitors did say the quality of the buyers was higher, as more casual visitors were less likely to attend.

Finally, the 2016 Bristol Bay salmon season officially opens today with a run forecast to reach 30 million sockeye with another 2 million returning to the Peninsula rivers. Peggy Parker recaps the forecasted runs and harvests from each of the fishery's five districts. The peak of the Bristol Bay season usually doesn't hit until early July. 

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