Wed. Sep 19 2018

Former Sea Star Seafood Owner James R. Faro Sentenced for Bank Fraud

Premium Brands Holdings Completes Acquisition of Maine-Based Ready Seafood Co.  

ANALYSIS: Imported Volume of Farmed Salmon Fillets at all Time Highs Amid 6 Weeks of Steady Pricing  

ADF&G: Bristol Bay Return, Harvest, and Value Break Records  

Offshore Fish Farms Pushed by Trump Administration

Drew Lawler Named NOAA’s New Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Fisheries

Ocean Brands Canned Seafood Supplier Acquiring Leading Premium Sardines Brand

Massachusetts DPH Announces Precautionary Closure of Oyster Beds  

Fishpeople Seafood Releases Oven-roasted Wild Alaskan Salmon Slices, Jerky  

California Fish Grill Partners with Monterey Bay Aquarium to Serve Ocean-Friendly Seafood

Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation Hires Director of Sustainability, Strategic Engagement Summary Wednesday, September 19

Tue. Sep 18 2018

10% Tariffs on $200 Billion Chinese Exports Take Effect; Some Pollock and Cod Products May be Exempt  

Pacific Salmon Commission Treaty Calls for Reduced Catches in Canada and the U.S.

Global Warming Impacts Alaska’s Salmon, Crab, and Cod; CAP Recommends Policy Changes

Cod Catches, Hatcheries Shuffle Alaska Fish Board Line Up  

Kodiak Chamber of Commerce to Host Gubernational Fisheries Debate on October 22

Malpeque Brand Oysters Recalled Due to Salmonella  

Celebrate Free Sushi Day With P.F. Chang’s on September 20th

Iceland Seafood International Completes Acquisition of Solo Seafood

Pacific Salmon Commission Treaty Calls for Reduced Catches in Canada and the U.S. Summary Tuesday, September 18

Mon. Sep 17 2018

USDA Approves Vietnam, China, Thailand Catfish Exports, Says They Meet Equivalent US Standards  

ASC Salmon Standard Recognized by GSSI  

Impacts of the Blob: West Coast Fishermen Now Live with Heightened Uncertainty

Growth of Ecuador White Shrimp, Tilapia Export Problems, Bank Pressure in Dalian Mark 2018 in China  

Chinese Demand for Russian King Crab Reshaping Crab Market  

Vietnam Shrimp Review Released in Federal Register  

SeafoodNews Podcast: J50; Lobster Prices; Chinese Red Swimming Crab Meat Market Update and More  

Chinese Importers Bank on Upcoming Festivals to Boost Lobster Prices  

Oregon Congressman DeFazio Announces Funding for Port Maintenance and Improvement Projects

MLMC Brings New Shell Lobster to Chicago  

Southeast Alaska Fishermen Win Bycatch Reduction Grant to Avoid Sperm Whales

Pollock Market on the Rise Again as Demand Exceeds Supply

American Shrimp Processors Association Supports Bill to Address IUU Fishing

Nordic Aquafarms Announces New Hires at Denmark and Belfast Facility Summary Monday, September 17

Fri. Sep 14 2018

CAP Report: Vulnerable Lobster and Oyster in New England, More ‘Funny Fish’ in Mid-Atlantic

Nordic Aquafarms Gives Update on Maine Land-Based Salmon Site  

VIDEO: Red Swimming Crabs; Atlantic Sapphire Update; Processed Pollock Exports and More

Tassal Group Investing $24 Million in Prawn Aquaculture  

Thai Union, CPF Recognized in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Emerging Markets

Non-Profit Gets Award to Investigate a Commercial Green Crab industry in New England  

Cooke Aquaculture Hires Claire Ryan as Director of Public Relations Summary Friday, September 14

Thu. Sep 13 2018

Massive Canadian Buying of Lobster Keeping Prices Steady in Maine, Despite Loss of China Market  

Hurricane Florence Closes Ports, Could Impact Seafood Prices

CAP Report: Fishermen Describe Impacts of Warming Oceans on Businesses and Communities

Alaska Fall Fisheries Gearing Up as Salmon Season Draws to a Close  

Australis Aquaculture Sells Land-Based Barramundi Aquaculture Business in Turner Falls  

Peru Starts White Shrimp Exports to China Summary Thursday, September 13

Andrew Mallison Officially Joins GAA at their New Hampshire Headquarters

Economic and Social Assessment of Tasmanian Fisheries Released  

Warming Waters May Threaten Aquaculture Productivity, Especially in Asia

Wed. Sep 12 2018 Summary Wednesday, September 12

Atlantic Sapphire Says Miami Land-Raised Salmon Farm ‘On Track,’ Denmark Expansion Near Completion  

ANALYSIS: Chinese Red Swimming Crab Meat Imports Rise; 74 Percent Higher than Year Ago  

Thai Union and Mars Petcare Partner on Digital Traceability Scheme Against IUU Fishing

NFI’s Latest “Seafood, See Jobs” Campaign Videos Highlight More Seafood Jobs in Minnesota

Georgia Shrimper Gets Six Years in Prison For Fraudulent Claims of Import Injury  

Letters: Chignik Fishermen Says NO 'Silver Lining' This Year; Story was Misleading

Minister of Fisheries Releases Remaining Arctic Surf Clam Quota to Clearwater Thru 2019

Fraser Sockeye Season Steady With About 70 Percent Landed So Far; Alaska Catch Now Over 110 Million

Prosecutors Delay Tuna Price Fixing Case to Pursue Criminal Charge Against Chris Lischewski  

Early Bird Pricing for Urner Barry’s Seafood Import Workshop in Boston Ends Friday

Bangladesh Takes First Steps to Cultivate Vannamei along with Black Tiger Shrimp  

Earth Friendly Fishing Certifications Ranked as Important by Seafood Consumers   

ANALYSIS: Chinese Red Swimming Crab Meat Imports Rise; 74 Percent Higher than Year Ago

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Alibaba Opening 30 Fresh Hema Stores Around Beijing as JD.COM Opens its First 7Fresh

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [China Daily] by Cheng Yu January 5, 2018

hema fresh king crab[The competition to lure upscale shoppers to stores with social experiences is driving a huge demand for live king crab and lobster in China.  With Alibaba committing to a rapid expansion, it means these stores will be adding to the demand for fresh and live imported seafood - JS]

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd announced on Wednesday the opening of another 30 Hema Xiansheng fresh food supermarkets throughout Beijing this year, as internet giants focus increasingly on the lucrative fresh-food retail sector.

The announcement came right before JD's first fresh food supermarket 7Fresh started its official operation on Thursday, an indication of the increasingly intense competition and rapid expansion of the two e-commerce giants.

With Hema opening in major commercial districts across Beijing...

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