Thu. Apr 27 2017

Russia May Increase Duties on Fish Exports to Slow Shipments Out of Its Market


NGOs Vow to Fight Trump Administration's Executive Order that WIll Review MPA Designations


Responsible Aquaculture Foundation Launches New Seafood Safety Courses  


Iceland's Samherji Boosts Stake in Major Norwegian Fish Producer Nergård  


Seafood.com News Summary Thursday April 27, 2017


Wed. Apr 26 2017

Cozy Harbor Wins Two Seafood Excellence Awards at European Seafood Expo for Retail Lobster Products  


WTO Says Mexico Can Levy $163 Million in Annual Sanctions Against US Over Dolphin Safe Tuna Dispute  


Weak Sockeye Forecast for Cook Inlet This Year  


PODCAST: Gulf Snow Crab Quota Beats Expectation; Whole Salmon Floods US Market; Brussels Show Starts  


Sales of MSC, ASC Labeled Seafood Trended Higher in Germany, UK, Asia, Australia and New Zealand


Vietnam Attempts to Restore Prawns in Australian Market


Developer Outbids Cook’s Lobster Owner to Buy Historic Maine Island Wharf


Blumar Completes First Step Towards Achieving ASC Certification at Chilean Salmon Farms  


Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday April 26, 2017


Tue. Apr 25 2017

Nippon Suisan and its Gortons and Unisea Subsidiaries Partner with GSSI, Along with More Retailers


Newfoundland Price Panel Sets Cold-Water Shrimp Minimum Price at $0.95  


New Brunswick Snow Crab Fishery Opening Today  


Gulf Shrimp Landings in Q1 About Even with Last Year; Market Waits for New Season Production  


Togiak Update: Aerial Surveys Are Underway, No Sign of Herring Yet


VIDEO: Seats Still Open for Urner Barry's Seafood Import Workshop on May 23 in Miami


MSC Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Goal to Certify or Engage 1/3 Global Marine Catch by 2030


Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday April 25, 2017


Mon. Apr 24 2017

Cautious Optimism About Recovery of Canada's Northern Cod Stocks Noted During Meeting in Brussels  


Newfoundland's Fisheries Minister Supports $14 Million Federal Commitment to Study Cod Stocks  


About 500 Walmart Stores in Midwest Market to Carry The Salmon Man's Norwegian Salmon Portions  


Marine Harvest Canada Selects Poseidon Ocean Systems to Build 29 Salmon Pens Around Vancouver Island  


VIDEO: Gulf of St. Lawrence Snow Crab Quota Beats Expectations; European Whole Salmon Floods US  


Vietnam Fails to Score Big in Egyptian Fish Market


Southeastern Grocers, Pole-and-Line Foundation Join in Retail Effort  


Panera to Hire 10,000 as it Expands Delivery Service


Seafood.com News Summary Monday April 24, 2017


Fri. Apr 21 2017

NMFS Put Councils on Notice About Overfishing or Overfished Conditions on Bigeye, Four Other Stocks


Icelandic Group Puts Major UK Seafood Distributor Seachill Up For Sale


Russian Pollock Producers Plan to Grow Exports to EU Market 40% by 2019  


Newfoundland Fisherman Continues Hunger Strike Protest After Call From Minister


Westward Seafoods Settles with EPA Over Clean Air Act Violations


Seafood.com News Summary Friday April 21, 2017


Thu. Apr 20 2017

PWS Pink and Chum Salmon Get Determination of MSC Sustainability Prior to Public Objection Period  


Greenpeace Tuna Ranking Charade a Market Opportunity for Some Retailers Not a Sustainability Advance  


Scientists Spawn Pacific Sardines In Captivity; Results Could Inform Potential for Good Fishing  


Peru Hikes Anchovy Quota 1 Million Metric Tons With Season Set to Start on April 22  


Chesapeake Bay's Spawning Female Blue Crab Stocks at Highest Level in 28 Years   (0) 


Marine Harvest's Q1 Production Falls 13% in 2017 But Earnings Double from a Year Ago  


Feds Close Flatfish, Rockfish, Sablefish Trawling in Gulf of Alaska 2 Weeks Earlier Than Last Year


American Shrimp Processors Assoc. Backs "Buy American" Executive Order  


Portion of Kodiak Sac Roe Herring Fishery Temporarily Shut Down for Lack of Fish  


Seafood.com News Summary Thursday April 20, 2017


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California Crabbers and Processors Settle for $3 Per Pound; Season Opens to Rough Weather 

Unable to achieve consensus on the issue of price, the California crab fleet will start fishing with an ex-vessel price of $3 per pound. The first local crab of the season will be delivered to northern California ports on Thursday, Dec. 1. The Humboldt Fishermen's Marketing Association reported rough ocean conditions and a very large northwesterly swell that was expected to produce unsafe conditions on the ocean and in Humboldt Bay Bar. The weather did prevent some fishermen from setting out.

Seafood wholesalers at Tsukiji may sustain losses of 4 billion yen per year in the wake of Tokyo's decision to postpone opening the new market in Toyosu by at least one year. The Tokyo Seafood Wholesalers Association estimates that the dealers who initially planned to start operation at Toyosu in November have already sustained losses of about 435 million yen since November 7, the date initially set for the opening of the new market. The association estimates that its members will incur costs of about 300 million yen per month because of the botched move. New Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said the government will determine by next summer whether or not the Tsukiji Fish Market should be moved to the new market site in Koto Ward.

Meanwhile, the largest Canadian lobster season, in Southwest Nova Scotia LFA 33 and 34, is underway. Crews left to dump pots early this morning. The first haul backs are allowed at midnight tonight. However a storm system forecast for Wednesday could prove disruptive, and it is doubtful that full-scale landings will be crossing the dock until later in the week.

Russia’s leading fish producer Karat plans to invest between US$250 and US$300 million so it can expand its seafood producing and processing business over the next several years. A significant part of the investment will go towards expanding fishing activity within Russia's territorial waters, particularly in the northwest part of Russia as well as the Far East. Additionally, Karat wants to expand fishing to overseas waters, including the North Atlantic, the west coast of Africa and the Pacific Ocean.

Finally, sales data from some of China's largest e-commerce retailers shows shrimp and seafood were among some of the top selling items during Single's Day. Alibaba, Zhangzidao, Gfresh and other online retailers reported seafood sales as high as ten times normal figures, with shrimp among the most popular items. Single's Day is one of the largest one-day sales periods for retailers in China.

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