Fri. Sep 25 2020

ANALYSIS: Hard Shell Lobster Inventory Low Throughout Industry  

REPORT: "Major Outbreak" of COVID-19 at Pacific Seafood's Warrenton Plant

Chinese Health Authorities in Qingdao Claim to Have Found Traces of Coronavirus on Imported Seafood  

Dungeness Crab Makes Oregon's List of Top 20 Agriculture Commodities  

Alaska Fishing Updates for September/October  

Seafood Show Tokyo Implements Coronavirus Safety Measures

U.S. Restaurant Dollar and Traffic Declines Ease in August as Consumers Gain Comfort in Dining Out

Seafood Dealers Allowed Delayed Reporting in Some Areas Due to Hurricane Sally

Fast Response Cutter Arrives on Guam, Named For First Woman to Enlist in Coast Guard, 102 Years Ago

Genova Premium Tuna, King Oscar partner With Chef Marcus Samuelsson and James Beard Foundation

Governor General's Throne Speech Commits to Blue Economy Development

Marel, Fusion Marine Technology Announce New Partnership

Marel, Fusion Marine Technology Announce New Partnership Summary Friday, September 25

Thu. Sep 24 2020

Collier Out, Shively Back In as Pebble CEO to “Advance Through Regulatory Process”

Consumers Itching for Night Out but Restaurants Limited with Winter Weather on the Horizon

Pebble Opponents Ask for Halt to Mine, Some Want Lasting Protection for Alaska’s “National Treasure”

FDA, European Commission Take Steps to Resume Shellfish Trade for the First Time in 10 Years  

Alaska's Salmon are Getting Smaller  

Agricultural Consultant Michelle Klieger Breaks Down the Needs and Wants of Today's Consumer

JAPAN: Laboratory Grown Octopus Reaches 500 Grams in Six Months  

RRPK Has No Concerns Regarding Expulsion From Association of Pollock Producers  

Cermaq iFarm Project Reaches Big Milestone With First Smolt Transfer

World's First ASC-MSC Certified Seaweed Products Go on Sale in Korea  

Russian Federation Lifts Restrictions on Imports From Chile's Ventisqueros

U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defense Force Seize More Than 12,000 lbs. of IUU Fishing Catch Summary Thursday, September 24

Wed. Sep 23 2020

Bumble Bee Responds After Trump's Comments About Throwing Tuna  

USDA Signals Expansion of Commodity Buys With $4.4 M Award To Blue Harvest For Atlantic Groundfish

ANALYSIS: July Imports Boast New Tilapia Record  

Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association Wins $600,000 Match from U.S. EDA Build to Scale Grant

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 Now Available for Aquaculture Operations

If Fishermen Can’t Flush a Head in Cook Inlet, Why Should Hilcorp Be Allowed to Dump Toxic Waste?

Brrrr! Charleston Ice Plant Starts Serving Commercial Vessels; Some Dock Work Still on Tap

FFAW Calling For Halt of Royal Greenland's Acquisition of Quinlan Brothers

Japan’s Yellowtail July Exports Fell 46% From Last Year  

Kodiak Could See a January 2021 Tanner Crab Fishery  

Moves for NZ's First Seaweed Farms Begin in Hauraki Gulf  

Vietnam's Pangasius and Bivalve Mollusk Exports Decrease

Omega Protein Raises Over $5,000 For Hurricane Laura Assistance

Southstream Seafoods Adds Ricardo Febles to Sales Team Summary Wednesday, September 23

Tue. Sep 22 2020

Fishing Sector of Russian Kamchatka on Verge of Big Changes  

The Pebble Tapes: Sting Operation Reveals Lies, Plans for Massive Expansion, Rigged Process

REPORT: Six Workers at Pacific Seafood Warrenton Plant Test Positive for Coronavirus

John Manzella Talks Macro-economic Trends, Global Trade and What's Ahead

NOAA Announces SIMP-Compliant Importers List

Everything You Need to Know About the FDA's FSMA Food Traceability Proposed Rule  

Seafood Eating Trends Tick Up Due to COVID

Grieg Seafood Closes Operations in Skye, Taking Loss of NOK 100 million in Q3 2020

JAPAN: August Marine Products Imports at 148,231 Million Yen, Down 2% From the Previous Year  

AFDF Postpones Symphony of Seafood Until Spring 2021

Red Lobster Offering Discount to Celebrate National Lobster Day  

USCG Rescues Two Shrimp Fishermen in Louisiana

Seafood Industry Research Fund Announces the Ed Morey Memorial Fund

USDA's Agricultural Research Service Joins Effort to Boost Oyster Production Summary Tuesday, September 22

Mon. Sep 21 2020

More Measures Proposed for Western Pacific Longliners as Managers Agree to Electronic Reporting

ANALYSIS: Russian Snow Crab Pricing, Market Share Continues to Climb  

ANALYSIS: EU Frozen Shrimp Imports Down Year-on-Year  

Positively Groundfish Study Reveals West Coast Industry Groundfish Economic Outlook: '2020 Blows'  

Sen. Collins Asks Trump to “Rectify Glaring Disparities on the Water” in U.S./Canada Lobster Dispute

Quin-Sea Fisheries, Clearwater Seafoods Moving Forward With Joint Venture for St. Anthony Plant

Hokkaido Okhotsk Frozen Scallop Sales Slowdown in Mass Retailers, Market Price Downward Pressure  

Japanese Ministry Organizes Sustaina-Week to Promote Sustainable Food Products Summary Monday, September 21

Washington Department of Ecology Seeking Comments on Draft Permits For Cooke Aquaculture  

SeaPak Introduces New Shrimp Sea Pals  

Connecticut Lawmakers Urge USDA to Help Shellfish Farmers Under Section 32

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Massachusetts Begins Distribution Process of CARES Act Funds to Fishing, Seafood Industries

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries announced on Tuesday that they have begun the process of distributing federal disaster relief aid related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The CARES Act was passed in March with $300 million earmarked for the  fisheries assistance fund. However, at the time of the announcement, there had been no agency named to oversee the disbursement of the fund. Frustrated with the situation, fishermen wrote to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asking that the Department of Commerce and NOAA “clearly articulate their distribution process for...

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