Thu. Jun 21 2018

Commerce Department Announces $200 Million Fishery Disaster Funding Allocations  


Deep-Sea Corals Win Protection in Gulf of Mexico


ASMI Says Seafood Shipped to China for Reprocessing Not Subject to Tariffs; Others Still Unsure


Julianne Curry Joins Icicle Seafood as Public Affairs Manager


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, June 21


Wed. Jun 20 2018

First Port Moeller Analysis for Bristol Bay Run is Flashing Yellow


Bristol Bay Drift Fishermen Ready for First Set Today in Nushagak as Escapement Numbers Look Good


Andy Wink Appointed New Executive Director of Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Assoc.  


New Kuskokwim Model Corrects Overestimate of Chinook Run, Could Affect Chinook Bycatch in Bering Sea


Stavis Seafoods Unveils Prince Edward Frozen Organic Mussels for Retail and Foodservice


Court Confirms Decision Rejecting Catch Limit for California Anchovy Fishery  


VIDEO: Crop Progress; Pizza Hut Chicken Without Antibiotics; Cattle on Feed Predictions


Commerce Department Announces Fishery Disaster Funding Allocations  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, June 20


Tue. Jun 19 2018

Russian Barents Sea Inshore Crab Harvesters Say They are Locked Out by Big Monopolies  


Zach Krokos Joins Cannon Fish as New National Sales Team Member


North Pacific Council Looks at Limits for Cod Deliveries to Motherships in the Bering Sea


American Shrimp Processors Assoc Praises Their Friendly Senators for Language in Appropriation Bill  


Sea Pact Brings Funding to Sri Lanka Tuna Fishery Project  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, June 19


Mon. Jun 18 2018

Seafood Trade War: What’s Next (News Analysis)


China Tariffs Raise Alarms Throughout the Industry; Read Some Reactions  


LISTEN: Seafood News Podcast Welcomes Samuels and Son Seafood’s William Bradford


Washington Commission Selects Kelly Susewind as New WDFW Director  


Opinion: NL Harvesters Trotting Out Same Arguments Used Against Cod Moratorium 26 Years Ago


Lobster Council of Canada: Lobster Harvesters Unfairly Blamed for Right Whale Threat  


Alaska Air Cargo Grows Service by 40% Thanks to Virgin America Merger


Oceana Canada Says CFIA’s New Food Regulations Do Not Address Seafood Fraud


Australis Barramundi Receives 4-Star BAP Certification  


Direct Air Routes Between China and Norway to Start in 2019


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, June 18


Fri. Jun 15 2018

BREAKING NEWS: China Slams Alaska and US Seafood Industry with 25% Tariff on $1 Billion in Exports


Council Separates Adak Cod Issue from Broader Cod Allocation issues, Expects Action by Dec 2018


Possible North Atlantic Right Whale Death Off Virginia Coast


WWF Canada Says DFO Cod Cuts Too Little; Differs with FFAW and GIDC Partners who See Differently  


Celebrate National Lobster Day With the Top Lobster Stories  


ANALYSIS: Ecuadorian Shrimp Exports Continue to Advance


China’s Frozen Salmon Prices Have Been Dropping; Dealers Stuck with High Cost Inventory  


VIDEO: Maine's Lobster Industry; SAVE Right Whales Act of 2018 and More


Final Sentence Handed Down in Maine Eel Trafficking Case


Fish Radio: Ferry Tests for Ocean Acidity Produce First Results


Lobster Day 2018: Indulge With These 5 Lobster Recipes  


Shelf-Life Extension Co. BluWrap Receives Additional Financing from Existing Investors


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, June 15


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Today's Main Story: Sharp Fall in April Shrimp Imports From India, Indonesia Drags Down Shipments 3.6% YTD 

Shrimp imports to the US market in April fell over 13 percent for the month driven by declines in shipments from top producers India and Indonesia. Imports are now down 3.6 percent through the first four months this year, a difference of about 14 million pounds compared to 2015. The drop in imports was somewhat expected from a combination of El Nino-related weather issues and issues and helps explain why some spot market quotations have started to trend higher.

Resolute Forest Products, a Montreal Company that is one of the largest producers of newsprint, pulp, and other paper and wood products in the world, sued Greenpeace, alleging racketeering, over a multiyear campaign to get businesses to boycott Resolute's products. The heart of Resolute's case is that Greenpeace’s claims against it are false, and were made for the purpose of generating emotional heat that would result in massive donations. Resolute's case cites several examples from the seafood industry as well where Greenpeace has made false claims that have been refuted by NOAA and scientific consensus, and yet Greenpeace has pursued those claims to try and halt sales of products.

In other news, a full review of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Fisheries Standard Version 2.0 is underway. The public comment begins today and runs through August 4. This is the first complete review of the RFM standard since it was released in 2011.

Meanwhile, farmed shrimp and tilapia producer Goulian Aquatic will pursue four-star BAP certification at 12 of its tilapia operations in China. The operations will seek four-star approval through the GAA's iBAP program. The operations combine to produce over 14,000 metric tons of fish annually. Goulian supplies California-based distributor Sunnyvale Seafood.

Finally, five lobster operators in PEI will receive funding to increase their live lobster holding capacity. The multi-million project with funding from Innovation PEI and the private sector wants to raise the province's capacity by 500,000 pounds.

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