Fri. May 29 2020

The Winding Glass: The Changing Face of Seafood Distribution

Ocean Beauty and Icicle Seafoods Announce Merger Today, New Company Called OBI Seafoods

Alaska’s COVID-19 Cases Jump by 13 in One Day on Eve of Bristol Bay, PWS Alaska’s COVID-19 Cases Jum

NOAA Taking Emergency Action to Reduce Economic Harm to Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery  

Fishery Council Leaders Discuss COVID-19; NMFS Touts ‘New Normal’ for US Seafood at CCC Meeting

North Carolina Fisheries Reform Group Set to Take Legal Action Against Commercial Fishing Leaders  

Study: Lobstermen and Right Whales Could Benefit from Less Fishing  

Canada’s Northern Shrimp Harvesters Participating in Pilot Project to Reduce ‘Ghost Fishing’  

NFI’s Dish on Fish Blog a Finalist for PR Daily’s 2020 Digital PR & Social Media Awards

Ocean Choice International Expanding European Sales Operations

FDA Extends Voluntary Qualified Importer Program Application

Captain D’s 28th Restaurant in South Carolina Opens

Northern Ireland Aquaculture Sector Receives £360,000 in Support  

Ethos Seafood Transitions Packaging to Recyclable Film Summary Friday, May 29

Thu. May 28 2020

Worker at Thai Union’s European Seafood Investment Portugal Plant Tests Positive for COVID-19

Judge Dismisses Civil Case Against Former Bumble Bee CEO

DFO Announces Additional Season-Long Grid Closure in Gulf of St. Lawrence

Sea Shepherd Files Lawsuit After NFMS Rejects Petition to Ban Seafood Imports from New Zealand

Republican Lawmakers Say Further Restrictions on H-2B Program Could Harm U.S. Businesses

Coronavirus Continues to Impact the Unemployment Rate but Initial Claims Decrease

Shrimp Landings Data from NC, Florida Show Record Landings, Confirm Industry Resilience  

Russian Crab Industry May Face with Significant Increase of Illegal Catch this Year  

Thai Union Appoints Former COSFF Executive Bryan Rosenberg as CEO of North American Business

Northern Wind, Legit Fish Partner for Traceability, Validation Solution for Scallops  

Open Blue Cobia Now Available at Retail and Certified by the American Heart Association

GAPP Partners with Urner Barry to Track International Surimi Supply Summary Thursday, May 28

Wed. May 27 2020

Copper River Sockeye Landings Pick Up With 34,000 Caught Monday

Four New COVID-19 Cases in Alaska, Two are Seafood Workers

San Francisco Fishermen Launch Recovery Fund After Pier Fire Devastates Industry

Port of Coos Bay Offers Free COVID-19 Testing to Local Seafood Industry Workers

Sentencing Hearing for Former Bumble Bee CEO 'Feasible' to Proceed In Person

DFO Expands Grid Closures in Gulf of St. Lawrence Due to North Atlantic Right Whales

LATAM Airlines Files for Bankruptcy After Increasing Cargo Flights Last Month  

JAPAN: April Supermarket Seafood Sales Up More Than 10%

Canadian Citizen Arrested After Stealing Fishing Vessel, Attempting to Enter U.S.

Grieg Seafood Dissolves Ocean Quality, Looking to Establish Fully-Owned Sales Division

Survey Looks at Salmon Farms in Japan  

Georgia Oyster Harvesting Season Closing June 1  

UMaine Researchers Dig Into Alaska Ice Cores to Learn About Pacific Ocean Drivers of Arctic Warming Summary Wednesday, May 27

Tue. May 26 2020

Another COVID-19 First: Five Key Surveys Canceled in Alaska, Sablefish Survey Still Planned

Seafood Worker is First in Valdez to Test Positive for COVID-19, Brings Industry Total to Eight

Massive Fire Hits San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf, City’s Seafood Industry Takes Another Blow

Russian Leading Fish Producer RRPK Accelerates Domestic and Foreign Expansion  

Gulf of Mexico Shrimpers Harvest Another 2 Million Pounds in April  

Alaska Fishermen Give Guidance on Virus Relief Funds

JAPAN: Marine Products Demand Down; Industry Organizations Demand Support

ASMI Japan Campaign: "Eat Alaskan Seafood and Boost your Immunity!"  

Patron Saint of Salmon Summary Tuesday, May 26

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First Branded Pollock Products from Russian Fishery Co. Brought to Russian Retail Chains

The Russian fishery company, which announced its retail brand for 'Alaska' Pollock, Nordeco, last year, has introduced the first retail products to retail chains in Russia.

They will be sold at Caviar and Fish stores in St. Petersburg, and at Samberi stores in Primorsky Krai.

The fish sticks, fillets, and mince products are produced (partly) on RFC vessels, and the processing of the single frozen fillets is done by Espersen, the leading European secondary processor of whitefish.  During processing, the fish is not defrosted...

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