Fri. May 22 2020

AK COVID-19 Cases Increase at Snail’s Pace, Seafood Communities and Industry Hyper Aware of Threat

AK Sen. Sullivan Talks COVID-19, At-sea Observers, Russian Embargo, and China Trade War

Two Fishery Management Council Agendas to Focus on COVID-19 Effects on Fisheries, Management

US, China Continue to Implement Phase One Trade Agreement

REPORT: Pacific Seafood Temporarily Lays Off About 20% of Workforce

Texas Issues Guidelines to Boost Oyster Farming Industry  

Plant-Based Seafood Brand Good Catch Gets Some Star Power With Celebrity Investors

Has the Coronavirus Caused Consumers to Adopt New Eating Behaviors?

NC Commercial Fishing Resource Fund Launches New Public Relations Campaign Called 'Always NC Fresh'

SeafoodNews Not Publishing on Monday, May 25

BigFish Brand Introduces Two New Fish Cakes to its Lineup in the UK  

Kelp, Shellfish Farming Expands to More Remote AK Regions Summary Friday, May 22

Thu. May 21 2020

DFO Announces First Season-Long Fishing Closure in Gulf After North Atlantic Right Whale Sightings  

April Restaurants Sales Hit Lowest Point in 35 Years

Thai Union Reopens Plant in Ghana, Says Positive COVID-19 Cases Lower Than Initially Reported

ANALYSIS: Opportunity for Chinese Catfish with Tight Domestic Supply  

Florida Seafood Business Owners Break Down Reopening Process, Impacts of COVID-19

Conservation Group, Ocean Gold Get S-K Funding for Nearshore Pelagics Study  

China’s Seafood Imports are Recovering Better in the Fishing Off-Season  

Greenpeace Sounds Alarm as COVID-19 Guidelines Push for Restaurants to Use Disposables

Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Launches New Marketing Program Website

Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease from Previous Week's Level

Make Your Favorite Restaurant Dish at Home; Restaurants Turn to Meal Kits During Pandemic  

Norwegian Seafood Council Sees Industry Playing Key Role Post COVID-19 Shutdown

Entangled Humpback Whale Freed in Monterey Bay

Bakkafrost Orders New Hybrid Wellboat to Lower Carbon Footprint

Aquaculture Stewardship Council Investigates Illegal Use of Sustainability Certificate Summary Thursday, May 21

Wed. May 20 2020

First Week of Copper River Sockeye Landings Fall Short of Pre-Season Forecasts

Canned NMFS Response to West Coast Observer Waiver Requests Irks Industry  

FDA, USDA Announce Memorandum of Understanding to Protect Supply Chains During COVID-19

Sablefish Season in Prince William Sound Extended to End of Year

SalMar Hits Record Earnings in Q1 2020, Central Norway Business Performs Well  

Copper River Opens to Low Catches/Prices, High at Retail, Early Updates  

Austral Fisheries Launches Start-up Accelerator to Support Future Seafood Innovation

New Show Dates Announced for Pacific Marine Expo and Seafood Expo Asia

CBP Seizes Illegally Harvested Seafood Imports at Hidalgo International Bridge

NOAA Awards Grants to 8 Projects in Greater Atlantic Region Through Saltonstall-Kennedy Program  

Captain D’s Opens New Location in Texas, But Keeps Dining Room Closed Due to Coronavirus

Atlantic Natural Foods Ramping Up Production in U.S. and Thailand Summary Wednesday, May 20

Tue. May 19 2020

Bristol Seafood Temporarily Stops Production at Portland Plant Due to Positive COVID-19 Cases

Gulf Fishing Communities Impacted by Spillway Opening Receive $88 Million in Disaster Relief

The Winding Glass:  With Restaurants, Believe what you See, Not what you Hope to See   

Letter to Salmon Fleets Simplifies Covid Rules  

An Updated List of Restaurant Dine-In Guidelines And Opening Dates for Every State

CPF's Q1 Earnings Up 43% Due to Spike in Pork Prices, See Mild Impact From COVID-19

COVID-19 Financial Assistance to Support Fisheries Labor Shortage in Japan

China Puts an End to Shrimp Broodstock Smuggling Summary Tuesday, May 19

Mon. May 18 2020

Bristol Bay’s First COVID-19 Positive Case is Asymptomatic Plant Worker

CDC Provides Guidelines for Reopening Restaurants and Bars During COVID-19 Pandemic

ANALYSIS: Bigger Canadian Whole Fish Beginning to See an Uptick in the U.S. Market  

DFO Announces Additional Grid Closures in Gulf of St. Lawrence After New Right Whale Sighting  

ALASKA: Season Starts Slow, New COVID-19 Cases Show No Symptoms in Cordova, Dillingham, Bethel

North Pacific Council Approves Three Halibut Proposals, Rejects Two on Friday

Maryland Seafood Restaurant Gets Creative to Follow Social Distancing Guidelines

Clearwater Seafoods Q1 Results: COVID-19 Takes a Toll on Sales Numbers

Mowi Signs Deal with Skaginn3X to Implement Salmon Cooling System Summary Monday, May 18

DFO Issues Update Regarding At-Sea Observer Requirements

Northeast Observer Waiver Extended Through May 30

Scholarships for Students With a Pull Towards Halibut  

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Fishing Industry Updates From ASMI

Alaska’s seafood industry includes over 9,000 fishing vessels, 87 large shoreside processing plants and generates 60,000 jobs.

Those are just a few of the fishing industry updates unveiled each October at the All Hands public meeting of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute compiled by the McDowell Group.

The report breaks it down by fish species. Here’s a sampler:

In 2018 Alaska’s catches reached 5.8 billion pounds with Alaska pollock comprising 59 percent of the volume. The value of $2 billion was led by Alaska salmon at 36 percent...

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