Fri. Jan 19 2018

Fortune International Announces Senior Level Promotions


DDP Entries Not Affected by New SIMP Requirements, Despite Some Importer Confusion


VIDEO: Shrimp Seized in FL; Fishing Captain Arrested; Japan Sounds Alarm Over Fugu; Sector IX Update


$300K Tuna Sold at Final Tsukiji Fish Market Heads to NYC Sushi Chain  


Sea Otters Ravaging Shellfish in Southeast Alaska  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, January 19


Thu. Jan 18 2018

UK Retailers Express Concerns Over Sustainable Tuna  


Claims of 300 Job Losses Due to Sector IX shutdown Are Overblown  


Coast Guard, NOAA Seize 6,000 Pounds of Illegal Shrimp from Florida Fishing Vessel  


Russian Pollock Producers Again Vow to Focus more on Domestic Market  


Shanghai Sets New Live Seafood Import Record in 2017  


ASMI Educating Chefs About Quality of Frozen Fresh Alaska Seafood


Scallop Group Praises NMFS Decisions on Openings, But Still Wants Georges Bank Area as Well  


Open Seat On Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission Draws Applicants


Tampa Maid Foods Adds Former Cargill VP of Sales As COO, Executive VP


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, January 18


Wed. Jan 17 2018

Richard Stavis Steps Down as CEO, as Stavis Brings in International Investor with Ties to Argentina


High Liner Foods Restructuring Canadian Operations After COO Jeff O’Neill Exits


North Carolina Congressman Calls for Shrimp to be Included in SIMP  


Florida Keys Commercial Fishing Captain Arrested After Illegally Dumping Lobster Traps  


ADF&G Wants to List Southeast Chinook as a Stock of Concern; Board of Fish Hears Dire Outlook  


CDFW Opens More Areas to Commercial Rock Crab Fishery as Domoic Acid Levels Drop  


NOAA Appoints Kevin Wheeler as New Deputy Chief of Staff


Survey Shows Lobster Recruitment Up Around P.E.I.  


How a Food Additive Could Change Food Safety in Fish


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, January 17


Tue. Jan 16 2018

Jeff Davis Retires From Blue Harvest Fisheries; Keith Decker Named New CEO


European Importers Move to Strengthen India Shrimp Trade with High Level Meetings in Goa  


ANALYSIS: Fresh Chilean Fillet Imports Up YTD, But Overall Fresh Fillet Imports Down  


How Pacific Seafood Became the First Company to Offer BAP 4 Star Oysters  


Kodiak's Tanner Crab Fishery Opens For First Time in 4 Years  


Carrefour's Innovation Brings Lobster, Oyster Delivery to Chinese Online Consumers in One Hour  


Global Fishing Watch Partners With NOAA to End Illegal Fishing in Indonesia


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, January 16


Alaska Salmon Protections Get Enough Signatures for Ballot  


Mon. Jan 15 2018

SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, January 15


Latest Seafood News Podcast Breaks Down Swiss Lobster Rule, New Netflix Series & More


South Atlantic Council Wants Public Input on Management Changes for Atlantic Cobia


Concern for Whales as Northern California Crab Season Opens  


South Korea Plans US $500 Million Investment in Pollock Processing Factories in Russia    


Sysco Acquires UK-Based Foodservice Distributor Kent Frozen Foods


Beijing Customs Uncovers Frozen Seafood Smuggling Case Worth Millions  


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Trade Court Remands More Vietnamese Shrimp Duty Rates Over Forced Labor

The United States Court of International Trade issued a slip opinion that remanded shrimp duty rates calculated for Vietnamese exporters from its eighth period of review back to the United States Department of Commerce. The rates covered shipments made from February 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013. Domestic shrimpers raised the issue of forced labor in Bangladesh's supply chain as a reason why Commerce must provide more information about its calculations and if Bangladesh should have been used as a surrogate economy when the eight review rates were calculated. In March, the domestic shrimp industry successfully petitioned the Court to remand shrimp duty rates for Vietnamese exporters from its ninth review back to Commerce also because of the use of Bangladesh and its labor problems.

Ocean Choice International is overhauling its shrimp trawler the Katsheshuk II so it can start fishing for groundfish. OCI committed to the $8 million renovations since Newfoundland's coldwater shrimp quotas were cut sharply for the upcoming season. "Our purpose now is to focus on red fish and some other species, but yes, definitely, when we built this vessel we expected cod to increase in the future," said Blaine Sullivan, COO at OCI.

In other news, Southwind Foods has reached an agreement to acquire Galaxy Foods and Equator Seafood. The two companies will merge into Southwind’s operations, which are based in Carson, California. Southwind distributes seafood products under the Great American Seafood brand among others. "We think this merger will result in additional distribution channels for us as well as an opportunity to collaborate with the excellent management teams at Galaxy and Equator about exciting new ideas for our companies,” said Buddy Galletti, CEO of Southwind Foods, LLC.

Meanwhile, the Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association (APICDA) announced that Grant Mirick has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Luke Fanning has accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). "We are very happy to have such a strong and solid leadership team in place. Grant has played a vital role in strengthening our processing operations in Alaska and Kent, Washington. Luke brings a solid background in banking and finance," said Larry Cotter, APICDA CEO.

Finally, a developer aligned with the New Boston Food Market cooperative has won the bidding for a 3.4-acre site at the the city's marine industrial park, now known as the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park, in South Boston. “This was a unique opportunity ... we had to pursue in order to control our own destiny," said Michael Vaughan, a representative for the wholesalers. “This is an important first step. We're grateful the city chose us. By providing new facilities, these businesses will be able to grow."

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