Wed. Nov 14 2018

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

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

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  

Plant-Based Seafood Company Sophie’s Kitchen Joins PepsiCo’s Nutrition Greenhouse Program Summary Monday, November 12

Fri. Nov 9 2018

High Liner’s 3rd Quarter Disappointing; Completes 14% Reduction in Salaried Workforce

Samherji, One of Iceland’s Largest Fishing Companies, Wins 8 Year Struggle with Central Bank

West Coast Whale Entanglement Causes, Solutions Detailed in New Report

ANALYSIS: Canada Whole Farmed Salmon Market Shifting to 12-14lb Size; Norway, Scotland Lower Offers  

Halibut’s a Wrap But There’s Lots of Fishing Going on Across Alaska  

VIDEO: Mexico Shrimp Production; Alaska Fishermen Sentenced; NZ Mussels Imports Fall and More  

Singapore Investment Fund Plans Global Rollout of Indoor RAS Salmon Farms

October 2018 Tuna, Mahi Refusals Up YTD; Shrimp Refusals Drop Slightly  

Alaska Senators Applaud $30 Million Alaska Pollock Procurement Contract for Nutrition Programs

FFAW Speaks out on Oil and Gas Activity in NL Marine Reserve

NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program Awards Over $8.3 Million in Grants

Maine Scallop Season starting Soon with Minimal Changes from 2017-2018 Season  

Applications Open for IAFI’s 2019 Peter Howgate Award Summary Friday, November 9

Thu. Nov 8 2018

Mexico May Produce Nearly 140,000 Tons of Shrimp, Up About 15%, but it’s Not Coming to the US  

Single Snow Crab Bought for $23,000 as ‘Echizen Gani’ Snow Crab Fishery Begins in Sea of Japan  

ANALYSIS: NZ Mussels - September Imports Fall 75%; Lowest Ever Recorded  

Two Alaska Fishermen Sentenced for Harassing, Killing Steller Sea Lions

Alaska Fishing Jobs Set Records in 2017

In-Store Pickup Trend Growing: Online Grocery Company Instacart Expands Pickup Nationally

Ocean Choice International Enters into Marketing Agreement with Qingdao Meichu Food Co.

Samuel Martin Named Atlantic Cape Fisheries’ New COO

ANALYSIS: A Year of Pangasius Imports in the Books Under USDA Summary Thursday, November 8

Captain D’s Awards 2018 Pride Cup to Georgia General Manager

Univ. of Texas Finds Gulf Fish Spawning Not Impacted by Hurricanes

U.S. Coast Guard Stops 2 Lancha Boats from Illegally Fishing  

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Santa Monica Seafood Announces Purchase of Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews]  March 9, 2018

Santa Monica Seafoods, one of the largest specialty seafood distributors in the Southwest, announced today a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the assets of Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico, Inc.

Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico has no relationship to Seattle Fish Co. in Denver, Colorado.

Roger O’Brien, President and CEO of Santa Monica Seafood, said “This transaction continues our goal of growth and expansion.  We recently announced the opening of a new packaging and distribution facility in Illinois.  This acquisition will provide us coverage throughout New Mexico and West Texas.  Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico has 31 years of operating history with a well-established reputation for supplying high quality seafood.  They will continue to do business as Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico and they will be run as a separate, stand-alone division of Santa Monica Seafood.  We will maintain all of their existing facilities and hopefully all their existing personnel.”

Santa Monica Seafood will acquire, in addition to the customer base and operating facilities, the trade receivables

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