Tue. Dec 10 2019

The Winding Glass: Lack of Cod Killing Alaskan Communities, as State and Council Punt on any Relief  

Imported Seafood Flooding China's Expanding Market Ahead of Chinese New Year  

Sunken Fishing Vessel Found 140 Feet Below Surface off Martha’s Vineyard

Protesters Gather in Dublin to End Overfishing in Ireland

Scottish Sea Farms’ £55m Hatchery Sends First Smolts to Sea Pens  

Norway Royal Salmon's Largest Stakeholder Will Change  

Alaska's Halibut, Sablefish, Crab Values for Cost Recovery  

Sea Shepherd Launching Web Series to Document Efforts to Save Endangered Vaquita

Coast Guard Rescues Four Fishermen in Browns Inlet, North Carolina

Captain D's Opens 19th Ohio Restaurant In Chillicothe

NFI Hosting Seafood Science and Regulatory Forum Following GSMC

SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, December 10

Mon. Dec 9 2019

Drop in Cod Stocks Closes Gulf of Alaska Cod Fishery for 2020

Another Strong Year Forecasted for Togiak Herring in 2020

West Coast Crab Managers Delay Primary Dungeness Season Again  

ANALYSIS: Relief in Sight for Live Lobster?  

Governor Cuomo Requests Federal Fishery Disaster for New York Bay Scallop Fishery  

Seven Seas Fish Company, Owner Sentenced for Illegal Importation of Fish

GAO: FDA Needs to Improve Oversight of Import Alert Removal Decisions

Deep Water Crab Market Steady as Snow Crab Demand Grows  

Gulf of Maine Research Institute to Receive Over $612,000 to Boost Market Value of Finfish  

Russia Expects Significant Seafood Export Growth This Year  

Thai Union Receives Outstanding Innovation Honor at Thailand Corporate Excellence Awards

SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, December 9

Fri. Dec 6 2019

The Winding Glass: Tuna Case Shows Private Equity and Seafood are Not Always a Good Fit  

Bering Sea TACs Set Amid Council Debate on Sablefish TAC

VIDEO: Ex-Bumble Bee CEO Convicted; Seafood Trade Mission; Farmed Salmon Analysis; Atlantic Halibut  

ANALYSIS: Scallop Prices at 2017 Levels  

ANALYSIS: Lobster Imports Decline in October; Still at the Mercy of Canadian Trade  

Canadian Industry Partnership Obtains MSC Certification for Turbot Fishery  

Research Shows Lights on Small-scale Gillnets Save Turtles and Dolphins

Kingfish Zeeland Secures Strategic Funding for Its EU and US Expansion

Training for Alaska's Seaweed Farmers

Atlantic Capes Fisheries Spearheading Fishery Improvement Projects for Mexican Bay Scallops  

SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, December 6

Thu. Dec 5 2019

West Coast Dungeness Crab Meat Quality Improving, Still Low in Some Areas  

Food Export Northeast Trade Mission: Spreads US Lobster in Dubai, Introduces Jonah Crab in Spain  

ANALYSIS: Mixed Beginning to December for Farmed Salmon  

2020 Stikine and Taku Rivers Chinook Salmon Forecasts Below Desired Escapement Minimum  

Ecuador Adopts Tuna Action Plan Following EU Yellow Card  

China’s Tilapia Industry Worsens Amid Colder Weather, Trade Issues, Other Factors  

Zhangzidao Challenged by High Scallop Death Rates Again in November  

Russia Plans 60% Fish Industry Growth by 2030  

SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, December 5

Alantra-backed Unión Martín Partners with Mauritanian Fishing Company SMPI

Detached Kelp Harvests at Cook Inlet to be Reviewed by Fish Board at Seward Meeting

Wed. Dec 4 2019

SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, December 4

Now Retired, Frank Kelty Reflects on Politics and Fisheries in Alaska

Washington Farmer Faces Penalty for Pollution that Killed Threatened Steelhead  

Former Bumble Bee Foods CEO Convicted of Fixing Prices of Canned Tuna

FCC Welcomes Northern Coalition Corporation as a New Member

More Chinese Turning to Online Platforms for Seafood Purchases  

Hatchery Restrictions Pushed at Cook Inlet Fish Board Meeting

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Ugly Crab Campaign Aims to Expand Markets, Reduce Waste

People shop with their eyes and when it comes to crab, shells that are discolored or scarred or covered with barnacles can be a turn off. 

In the Bering Sea fisheries, ugly shells can comprise up to 30 percent of a catch at certain times of year and crab molting cycles.  While the crabs are every bit as tasty as prettier product, they fetch lower prices for fishermen.

“The industry has traditionally called them Number 2 crab or dirty crab, a lot of times these are older crab or might have..."

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