Fri. Mar 24 2017

Torrential Rain, Massive Flooding Deals Blow to Peruvian Scallop Production  


VIDEO: Back from Boston; Alaska Salmon Season Forecast and Stolen Scallops Reach New England Market  


New Wave's Vegan, Algae-Based Shrimp Ahead of Distribution Schedule as Gets Quick Market Interest  


EU Funding Same DNA Technology That Identified Horsemeat to Properly Label Imported Snapper


Hillborn to Speak on Sustaining Food From the Seas in Prestigious Lecture


Cuba Inaugurates Ocean Acidification Observatory


StarKist Goes Bold With New Tuna Pouch Flavors  


Seafood.com News Summary Friday March 24, 2017


Thu. Mar 23 2017

Oregon Pink Shrimp Price Negotiations Canceled This Week  


Sitka Herring Roe Fleet Has Now Caught More than Half the Quota  


Proposed Rule Will Allow Alaska Fishermen to Test New, Voluntary Electronic Monitoring


Thai Union Expands Work Against Human Trafficking in Supply Chain to Include Global Retailers


Worldwide Industry, NGOs Advocate for Policy Changes in Tuna Fisheries in 2017


Seafood.com News Summary Thursday March 23, 2017


Wed. Mar 22 2017

Sakhalin Officials Arrested For Allowing IUU Russian Crab to Flow to China  


GAA, MultiExport Foods and Mitsui Sign Initiative to reduce SRS Salmon Disease in Chile  


SFP Announces Merger of Two Major Squid FIP Monitoring Groups in South America and Asia  


Western Pacific Council to Tackle Management in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument


Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Tue. Mar 21 2017

Boston Show Upbeat Again this Year as Footprint Expands


Sitka Herring Roe Fleet Catches 25 Percent of GHL in Three Hours


Fishpeople Seafood and Open Blue Win Seafood Excellence Awards at Boston Show


Mariner Seafood Prepared for Retail Distribution of GO WILD Brand That Extends Fresh Shelf Life


SeaWeb Names 16 Finalists for 2017 Seafood Champion Awards


Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Mon. Mar 20 2017

SeaWatch Launches Foodservice Line of Frozen Soups; Expands to Retail in Partnership with Bar Harbor  


GAA Signs Agreement for Major Chinese E-Commerce Retailer JD.com to Distribute BAP Certified Seafood


Mike Tourkistas Steps Down from CEO Role as East Coast Seafoods Hires New CEO  


Preferred Freezers Will Open Facilities in Texas, Chicago this Year; to Build Ninth NJ/NY Warehouse


OCI Announces Project to Move Canadian Redfish towards MSC Requirements  


Vons Albertsons, Hannaford Retailers Will Carry Bristol Seafood's Fair Trade USA Certified Scallops  


Raw Seafoods Hires Former "Boston Chef of the Year" Walter Zuromski as Director of R&D


San Diego's Catalina Offshore Products Launches Domestically Caught Hook and Line Canned Tuna


Anomalous 2015 Ocean Conditions May Bode Poorly for West Coast Juvenile Chinook Salmon Survival  


Seafood.com News Summary Monday, March 20, 2017


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Gulf Shrimp Landings Dip Again in October as Domestic Market Holds at Annual Highs 

Landings for shrimp caught in the Gulf of Mexico in October fell to at least a six-year-low for this particular month in a sign that fourth quarter inventories are not likely to improve for Gulf product in 2016. October landings contribute to a disappointing season for Gulf shrimp production, at least in terms of volume. Both the spring and fall fishing seasons posted lower volumes compared to 2015 and from the five-year average for the fishery. More limited raw materials out of the Gulf States sparked a bidding war among processors at the docks this year. The result has been higher wholesale prices across the Gulf shrimp complex.

The Oregon commercial crab fishery has a chance of starting on time after all. Or maybe part of the Oregon coast. It's still uncertain heading into the Thanksgiving holiday writes Susan Chambers. The industry and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss recent domoic acid testing results today on a conference call. ODFW cautioned that some areas did have levels above 20 ppm -- below the alert level, but still elevated -- in the Coos Bay and Astoria areas.

In other news, when Ian Smith was named chief executive officer of Clearwater Seafoods, in May 2010, the seafood harvester, processor, and exporter was struggling. However, we run a profile of the company that explains how Smith — a former Fortune 500 executive — pushed to improve the company’s marketing, selling, and distribution efforts, with a particular focus on courting higher-end customers willing to pay more for Canadian seafood.

Meanwhile, an annual update by the McDowell Group shows that the value of Alaska seafood at the docks has dropped seven percent from 2011 through 2015 to $4.3 billion. Salmon was tops for dockside values over the past two years at $541 million, or 29 percent of the value of all Alaska catches; pollock ranked second at $477 million, 26 percent of the value. Pollock is Alaska’s largest fishery by volume at 54 percent.

Finally, Chilean salmon producer Camanchaca announced a plan to build a $5 million salmon processing facility in the Los Rios region at the same time that its existing operations received four-star approval from the Best Aquaculture Practices program. Camanchaca’s new processing facility will be able to produce as much as 5,000 tons of frozen salmon fillets per month. Meanwhile, Camanchaca was awarded four star BAP certification after its Rio Petrohue salmon hatchery achieved BAP approval.

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