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?  


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


Canadian Oyster Companies Recalling Some Products  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, October 17


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


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


ANALYSIS: Traders Outlook Positive Amid New Seasonal Mahi Production  


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  


Blue Revolution Promoting Seaweed Mariculture in Alaska


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, October 16


Fri. Oct 13 2017

Bering Sea Pacific Cod Quota May Drop by a Third for 2018


Walton Foundation Flops As NOAA Demands an Outrageous Paper They Funded on IUU Fishing be Retracted


Maryland Could Potentially Increase Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs  


VIDEO: Codfather Vessels; Imports Block; Maine Lobster Catch; Red Snapper Plot; Salmon Ballot  


Aramark Working to Ensure 100% Of their Seafood Purchases Meet Seafood Watch Recommendations


Cook Inlet Salmon Fisherman Wins Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Fishing Video Contest


Corporate Players Make Big Commitments At 2017 Our Ocean Conference


Barents Sea Cod Quota for 2018 Reduced For Russia and Norway  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, October 13


Thu. Oct 12 2017

Few Bright Spots in Bering Sea Crab Outlook  


WDFW Permits Cooke Aquaculture to Transport Atlantic Salmon Eggs from Iceland  


How an Underwater Nursery Is Helping to Replenish Marine Fish Stocks


Trader Joe’s Stops Buying Mexican Shrimp as Part of Effort To Save Vaquita Porpoise From Extinction  


Wenzhou City Seafood Import Volume Grows, Primarily Due to Oysters  


Are Plant Based Salmon Feeds Lacking in Nutrients?  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, October 12


Wed. Oct 11 2017

Rafael to Keep Majority of His Vessels, Permits Despite Cheating, Judge Destroys NOAA Enforcement


Groundfish Forum Projects Slight Declines in Wild-Caught Whitefish Species in 2018  


Plot by Dept. of Commerce and Congressional Leaders to Gut Magnuson Revealed in Red Snapper Memos  


Early October Monitoring off Oregon Hints at Return to Normal Conditions, Low Domoic Acid Threat  


WPFMC Pushes Back Against Congressional Allegations of Lobbying, Procedural Problems  


National Fish & Seafood Accountant Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud


PEI Oyster Fishermen Will Feel Impact of Smaller Oyster Seed  


Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker, Massport CEO Tom Glynn Honored For Support of Fishing Industry


Russian Fish Producers Prepare for Redistribution of Fish Quotas  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, October 11


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Newfoundland's Area 6 Shrimp Quotas Slashed 42%, Inshore Sector Allocated 70% of Harvest 

The total 2016-17 Northern Shrimp quota in Newfoundland's Shrimp Fishing Area 6 was cut 42 percent to 27,825 tons according to Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). The quota will be shared between the offshore and inshore sectors. Offshore trawlers were allocated 23 percent of the quota while the inshore fleet was given 70 percent of the volume. The remainder of the sharing arrangement for the northern shrimp stock will see almost 4.5 per cent of the quota go to St. Anthony Basin Resources Inc. (SABRI), nearly two per cent to the Innu and about one per cent to Fogo Island shrimp fishermen.

James Iacino, President and CEO of Seattle Fish Co. was named Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 in the family business category for the Mountain Desert region by Ernst and Young. Iacino is the grandson of Mose Iacino, founder of Seattle Fish Co. and represents the third generation of the family to own and operate the company. “I am humbled and honored for this incredible recognition and proud of our passionate and dedicated team that continue to drive our growth and work hard to sustainably feed people every day,” said Iacino.

In other news, the US restaurant sector saw its second quarter sales fall 0.7 percent in June according to data from TDn2K Black Box Intelligence. Same-store sales in June fell 1.1 percent, compared with flat sales growth during May. Since the beginning of the year, positive sales growth for restaurants was only reported in February.

Meanwhile, Newfoundland scallop harvesters in Grand Bank blocked access to Clearwater Seafoods this morning. The harvesters want answers from the Fish, Food and Allied Workers union and the DFO about access to scallop beds on St. Pierre Bank.

Finally, fishmeal prices in Peru and Chile are down with production up in 2016. In May, prices for Chilean and Peruvian fishmeal were at their lowest levels since 2014. Production from both regions is up this year. Peruvian production is expected to finish the year up 7 percent to 900,000 metric tons according to a Scotiabank report.

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