Fri. Nov 16 2018

Can Fishermen be Compensated for Climate Change? PCFFA Sues Oil Companies to Find Out   

ANALYSIS: Supply Issues for Haddock out of Russia, Norway, Iceland  

NOAA: Alaska pollock spawning earlier due to climate change

VIDEO: Lobster Patent; Plant Based Food Certification; Battered Plastic and More

Russian Taxes of 4.8 percent Proposed Across the Board for the Domestic Seafood Industry  

Feds Approve Plan for Oregon Officials to Kill Sea Lions at Willamette Falls  

More Alaska Nets, Fishing Gear Go To Recyclers

Young’s Seafood Appoints Roger Sudlow as New Business Manager Summary Friday, November 16

Thu. Nov 15 2018

F/V America’s Finest Wins Jones Act Exemption in Senate Coast Guard Bill

Seafood Industry Applauds Coast Guard Bill that Ends Much Uncertainty for Fishing Vessels

Symphony of Seafood Debuts 10 New Products  

Nova Scotia Fishermen’s Organization Want Boat Harbour to Close on Schedule

Coast Guard Rescue 4 Fishermen Off Maine Coast

New Zealand’s Sanford Limited Releases Full Year Results for FY18  

Thai Union Launches Fish Oil Refinery in Germany to Produce Tuna Oil

GAA Debuting Documentary Short Film About Indonesian Shrimp Farming  

Blain Shortreed Named New COO at Long John Silver’s Summary Thursday, November 15

Wed. Nov 14 2018

Clearwater Receives Patent for Vision System for Grading Lobsters That Are Molting  

Bay Area Consumers Have Dungeness for Thanksgiving; Rest of West Coast Seasons Likely Delayed  

There is Now a Plant-Based Food Certification for Seafood Alternatives

Scotland May Be Left in the Cold on Brexit, As No Clear Fisheries Guarantee Emerges

Marine Harvest Builds New Processing Plant in Shanghai, its 6th in Asia  

Texas Shrimp Producer NaturalShrimp Conducting Final Tests in Enclosed Salt Water Systems  

#FutureFishAndChips Campaign Raises Awareness About Plastic in Oceans with Crazy Stunt

Applebee's Launches Catering; Offers More Shrimp Options With Bigger, Bolder Grill Combo Menu  

Captain D’s Brings Back Family Meal, Launches $3.49 Snacks Summary Wednesday, November 14

Tue. Nov 13 2018

Alexa Tonkovich Resigns as ASMI Director

Bristol Bay Sockeye Forecast Reduced for 2019, Board of Fish Update  

Ocean Phoenix Confirms Deal is Likely for Purchase of F/V Pacific Glacier

Marine Harvest Proposes Changing Company Name to Mowi; Joins Long Tradition of Company Rebrandings

East Coast Seafood Launches New Retail Brand for Holidays

China Basa Processing Plants Run Into Trouble with Rising Prices, Farm Stocking  

ASC Celebrates China's 10th ASC-Certified Farm  

Algeria Teams up with Egypt to Develop Nile Tilapia Aquaculture  

EDF, Santa Barbara ChannelKeeper Celebrate Judge’s Decision to Halt Offshore Fracking Pending Review

Canadian Government Creates Nature Legacy to Protect Country’s Nature and Wildlife

Canada’s Arctic Glacier Canada Fined for Fisheries Act Violation Summary Tuesday, November 13

Mon. Nov 12 2018

Letters: Ray Hilborn Clarifies Thoughts on MSC

San Francisco Crab Season Opens Nov. 15; Areas North to Mendocino Delayed Due to Domoic Acid  

JD.COM Reaches Record USD$23 Billion During Singles Day Shopping Festival

1,300 Fishermen Wanted First New Scallop Licenses Since 2009. Only Four Got Them.  

LISTEN: Alaska Fish News; Mexico Shrimp Production; October Refusals; and More  

Russia Expects No Significant Increase in Crab Harvests; More Live Exports in Future  

Maine: New Protections for Herring but Lobster Bait Crunch Imminent Summary Monday, November 12

Plant-Based Seafood Company Sophie’s Kitchen Joins PepsiCo’s Nutrition Greenhouse Program

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News Summary February 9, 2018 

Today's Main Story: Pangasius Prices Spike to Record as Low Harvests and Demand from China Takes Hold

Opening the news today is a look at the pangasius market. Angel Rubio, director of Urner Barry Analytics, shows that pangasius prices have hit a record high prior to the Chinese New Year. There are a number of factors that are rapidly pushing up prices in the US market for pangasius, summed up as an overall shortage of fish. Demand for pangasius in China has been very strong, and it has encouraged those plants which are not certified to ship to the US. Those plants in turn have been making demands on farmers, and they are pulling smaller fish from the water that would have been harvested a month or two later. Click here for the analysis.

In other news, we post a piece that reports on how Washington state Senate Thursday passed a bill to phase out Salmon Farminig by a wide margin. The legislation, approved on a vote of 35-12, will end Atlantic salmon net-pen farming in Washington as existing leases terminate by 2025. The bill now heads to the House. Read more here.

Elsewhere, Zhangzidao scallops disappeared again and its main shareholder sold nearly 2 million shares before the incident became public. On the evening of January 30, the company released an announcement which said that there were abnormalities with its yesso scallops in some sea regions. And it is expected to suffer from a loss as much as 0.72 billion yuan ...

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