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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Biosecurity Concerns Deepen as Wild Prawns in the Logan River Test Positive for White Spot Disease 

Eight Australian shrimp farms on the Logan River, south of Brisbane, are on heightened alert as the country is now dealing with its first ever outbreak of white spot in its waters. The virus was detected earlier this week. Biosecurity Queensland officers have destroyed all prawns on one farm, while work continues on the other two where the disease had affected some but not all ponds. Australia's government says it plans to support the affected farmers with funding. "While biosecurity efforts are centered on containing the disease I have told the farmers that the Palaszczuk Government will support them back into disease-free production," said Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Bill Byrne. "We will look at reimbursing the costs they incur in carrying out work under the direction of Biosecurity Queensland."

The European Fish Processors and Traders Association reported a 9 million ton decline in overall fish import volumes in 2015. The EU's pollock imports from China and the US fell by 5% between From 2014 to 2015, while imports from Russia increased by 19%. Clearly, with the MSC approvals, more Russian pollock is being shipped directly to the EU writes John Sackton.

In other news, Vietnam's prices for its shrimp exports are in decline because of competition from other foreign producers and because of a fluctuation in the exchange rates with the US dollar. Vietnam's shrimp processors are now working to improve the quality of their shrimp to raise prices.

Elsewhere, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's challenges to China on trade and Taiwan are rattling American companies who benefited from stable relations between the two countries but now fear retaliation by Beijing if Trump were to act. The total value of U.S. trade with China was $599 billion in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, of which $116 billion was exports to China from U.S. producers, while U.S. companies imported $483 billion in goods from China.

Finally, Alaskan fishermen paid higher fees to cover the management and enforcement costs for halibut and sablefish because of higher prices paid for the fish at the docks this year. At a three percent fee, those fisheries yielded slightly more for coverage costs at $5.9 million.

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