Wed. Jul 8 2020

Urner Barry's Reporter Summer 2020 Issue Released; Read It Online For Free Now

Rep. Stutes calls Alaska Board of Fish Hearing Amidst Controversy

Tue. Jul 7 2020

After Short-Term Rejuvenation, Chinese Salmon Market Runs into More Trouble  

A Silver Lining Emerges in Bristol Bay as Salmon Landings Start to Increase

Delegation Calls for Trump to Restore Restrictions to Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Monument   

Four Research Groups Study Resiliency in Bristol Bay Against COVID-19 for 2021 Season

Alaska Fish Prices, Production for 2019 Provide Pre-COVID Base  

Newfoundland and Labrador Price Setting Panel Sides With FFAW on Cold Water Shrimp Price  

Ghost Kitchens on the Rise in a Post-COVID World

ASMI Hands Reins of RFM Certification Program to Certified Seafood Collaborative

Japan: May Tuna Imports Down 55% for Fresh, and 27% for Frozen  

Japan: Summer Chum Arrivals up 40%, Price Down 40% at Sapporo Market  

AEON to Sell Fully Traceable Eels in 40% of Eel Sales  

NOAA’s Trio of Ocean Drones Set to Reach Bering Sea Survey Station  

Uber to Acquire Postmates; Will Keep Consumer-Facing App Running Separately

Applebee’s Brings Back Tex-Mex Shrimp Bowl As They Begin to Reopen Dining Rooms Summary Tuesday, July 7

Mon. Jul 6 2020

Alaska Fishing Updates for July 2020  

PMTF Data Shows Bristol Bay Run a Week Late, Statewide Salmon Landings 8% of Forecast  

Pacific Seafood Worker in Quarantine After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Dismal Area 2A Halibut Landings Necessitate Second Opener; Vessel Limits Create Confusion  

DeFazio Urges NOAA to Reinstate Observer Waiver for West Coast Seafood Industry

JAPAN: Fresh Salmon Imports by Air Continued Decreasing in May  

Norwegian Seafood Export Value Reaches All-Time High in First-Half Year  

Florida Senators Push DOC to Include State for Aquaculture Opportunity Areas

JFOODO Large-scale Sales Promotion in Hong Kong Aims to Increase Consumption Post-COVID 19  

Russia Plans to Diversify Exports of Pollock Roe Within Next Several Years  

China Drafts a Plan to Help Exporters Raise Market Shares at Home  

New Report Highlights Ongoing Issue of Fisheries Observer Protections, Deaths at Sea

BioMar Norway, Bio Feeder to Develop Hybrid Fish Feed Vessel Summary Monday, July 6

Thu. Jul 2 2020

Urner Barry Launches Expanded Shrimp Market Coverage in Europe

ANALYSIS: May Shrimp Imports Decline 29.4 Percent  

Alaska’s Daily Rate of COVID Cases Up Sharply, Seafood Cases Now 10% of all Cases

Update: Bristol Bay Run Still Building, Ocean Temperatures Close to Normal, Patches Higher

Massachusetts Releases Update On Allocation of $28 Million Received From CARES Act

Seven Lessons Foodservice Can Learn from a Pandemic

NYC Pulls Back on Indoor Dining as U.S. Sees Biggest One-Day COVID-19 Spike Since Start of Pandemic

Massachusetts Delegation Calls for State’s Lobster Industry to be Part of Potential Tariff Relief  

Japan: May Seafood Exports Increased by 3% to 630,000 Tons; Frozen Scallops, Albacore Perform Well  

SeafoodNews Not Publishing on Friday, July 3

RODA Challenges Coast Guard Study Related to Offshore Wind

All Seafood Products in Pair of Albertsons Product Lines to Get Sustainability Logos on Packaging

Norpac Fisheries Export Recalls Shrimp Poke Due to Listeria Monocytogenes  

Conagra Brands Partners with MSC to Boost Sustainable Seafood in U.S.

Torchy’s Tacos Introduces New Prawn Taco For July’s Taco of the Month  

More Food Delivery Consolidation? Uber in Talks to Buy Postmates Summary Thursday, July 2

Wed. Jul 1 2020

NOAA Changes Course, Observer Redeployment Delayed Through July 31

City Water Woes Worsen Industry Upheaval in Newport, Ore.

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced Today Authorizes $3 Billion for Coastal Communities

NOAA: Vessel Collision Led to First U.S. North Atlantic Right Whale Death of 2020

Vietnam Runs into Trouble Again in Basa Exports to China  

JAPAN: Fresh Squid Landings in January-May Lowest in Recent Years, but Shows Sign of Improvement  

Pair of U.S. Squid Fisheries Obtain MSC Certification  

Seafood Show Tokyo to go on September 30-October 2 Summary Wednesday, July 1

Zoetis Purchases Fish Vet Group, Boost Fish Farm Diagnostic Offerings

Atlantic Capes Fisheries Donates 10,000 Pounds of Fresh Seafood to South Coast Food Banks

U Maryland’s Wilberg Wins President’s Science Award for Oyster Management Work   

F3 Fish-Free Feed Competition Registration Extended; Prize Money Doubled  

FeedKind Aquafeed Project's First Commercial-Scale Plant to be Built in Chongqing  

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The Winding Glass: If Your Only Tool is Anti-Trust, Everything Looks Like Price Fixing

This week Euclid fish launched a US class action price-fixing suit against the major salmon companies.

Over the past several years, we have seen several major price fixing or anti-trust cases.  The one that has legs is the tuna price-fixing case, in which a conspiracy to control competition and limit discounts was discovered by the Dept. of Justice, and the three companies involved all pled guilty.

Several tuna executives have pled guilty as well, and currently, Chris Lischewski, former CEO of Bumble Bee...


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