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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Sluggish Demand Weighs on Ecuador's US Shrimp Sales 

Sluggish demand from buyers continues to weigh on Ecuador headless shell-on shrimp offerings to the US market. Prices for 26-30 count continued lower this week, reflecting a trend that is now established in both the Latin American and Asian white shrimp markets. John Sackton writes of the disconnect between the current spot offerings in the US that are definitely showing some weakness and the replacement costs from both in Ecuador and the Asian countries.

An ecosystem monitoring report conducted by NOAA on the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska shows how those waters continue to get warmer. This warming has been accompanied with expectations for declines in pollock and cod productivity out of those waters. Nevertheless, actual fish health was good on both pollock and cod with average weight at length above the long-term mean writes John Sackton.

In other news, India's decision to demonetize its currency is presenting shrimp producers in Andhra Pradesh and Godavari from buying feed and paying their workers. The Indian government decided earlier this month to pull over 80 percent of its bank notes from circulation in an attempt to stamp out fraud. 

Meanwhile, China's Yuehai Feed Group announced a plan to invest $10 million in order to expand its shrimp and seafood feed production operations to India and Vietnam. Preliminary work is under way for a plant in Vietnam designed to produce 50,000 to 80,000 tons of shrimp and fish feed annually, said Han Shulin, vice-president of the group. For the plant in India, the group intends to work with a local partner. The first phase is expected to support an annual capacity of up to 60,000 tons of shrimp feed, Han said.

Finally, pangasius processors in Vietnam's Mekong Delta are reporting raw material shortages because local producers selling more of their fish directly to Chinese traders. VASEP says farmers are getting better prices for their harvest from Chinese buyers compared to Vietnam's processors.

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