Fri. Jan 15 2021

Fishermen’s Survey: Lower Fish Prices is Biggest Hit From COVID

Thu. Jan 14 2021

The Winding Glass: Seafood, Consumers, Climate Change, the MSC and the Government in 2021  

Economic Tide: Irish Fishing Villages Brace For Harsh Times Post COVID-19  

Alaska Fish Radio: Alaska Fishing Updates for January 2021  

Russia Plans to Continue to Expand Presence in World Ocean in Years to Come  

Current Restaurant Restrictions and Capacity By State   

Sysco Announces New 2025 Seafood Sustainability Commitments

Tru Shrimp Company Enter Distribution Partnership with Gordon Food Service  

Adisseo, Calysta Break Ground on Alternative Protein Joint Venture in China

MSC Launches First Sustainable Cookbook with Help of Chefs from Around the Globe

Atlantic Groundfish Council Recommends Rollover of TAC for South Coast Cod Summary Thursday, January 14

Wed. Jan 13 2021

Oregon Sea Grant's Survey Results Prompted Positve Way to Address Seafood Industry's COVID Dilemma

Maruha Nichiro Acquires Vietnam’s Sai Gon Food

Harsh Business Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: 2020 Toyosu Market Sales 10% Decrease to 332.1 Billion Yen

USDA Now Accepting Pre-Cooked Seafood Products for Farmers to Families Food Box Program

FreshDirect Predicts Increased Demand for Fresh Seafood in 2021

Scottish Vessels Landing in Denmark, Leaving Local Processors in the Dark Amid Brexit Border Backlog

Former Part-owner of New Bedford Processing Plant Gets Jail Time for Tax Evasion

Rutgers Offering Intro Fisheries Science Course for New Jersey Fishing Stakeholders Summary Wednesday, January 13

Tue. Jan 12 2021

One Week Before “A” Season Unalaska Renews “Hunker Down” Orders, UniSea in Partial Lockdown

Despite "Extremely Large" Biomass, Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring Harvest Will be <20,000 Tons

December Toyosu Wholesale 6% Decrease; Crabs and Ikura Salmon Roe Did Well, But Not Herring Roe  

Chicken of the Sea Announces Price-fixing Litigation Settlement  

Bristol Seafood Invests in Alaska Cod Capabilities  

Alaska Fish Radio: Boards of Fish and Game Meet to Discuss Meeting Delays

A Look at the Pandemic’s Impact on Restaurant Jobs in 2020

Lund’s Fisheries Hires Four Execs, Additional Staff to Boost Consumer Brands

Lineage Logistics Acquires Cryo-Trans, Owner of Refrigerated and Insulated Railcars

NRF: 2020 Imports Could Reach All-time High, Despite COVID

Santa Monica Seafood Kicks Off the New Year By Buying Out Ethos Seafood Group

Coast Guard Rescues 2 From Fishing Vessel Taking on Water Off Texas

Cooke Aquaculture, Clearwater Seafood Named One of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers

UK Signs Deal with International Council of the Exploration of the Sea

Grocery Chain Giant Food Introduces Private-Label Cook-In-Bag Product Line

Jessica Fuentes Takes Over as Sernapesca’s National Director

Coast Guard Rescues 3 Florida Fishermen From Vessel Taking on Water Summary Tuesday, January 12

Mon. Jan 11 2021

AK Governor Appeals Decision to Deny Pebble a Permit Citing “Constitutional Mandate”

PODCAST: Executive Appointments; Commerce Department Nomination; Market News and More

ANALYSIS: Scallop Imports Lead over LY during Pandemic  

Deadline For USDA’s Seafood Trade Relief Program Quickly Approaching

Blue Star Foods Releases First GRI Sustainability Report  

Seafood Nutrition Partnership Announces 2021 Board of Directors

Kvarøy Arctic Hires Former Pacifico Aquaculture Senior Sales Manager Summary Monday, January 11

AKVA Group Reports Cyber-Attack

Nomad Foods Eyes Croatian Frozen Food Business as it Continues to Grow European Footprint

Chile: Salmon Feed Producer Salmofood Purchases Research and Development Centre

Fri. Jan 8 2021 Summary Friday, January 8

30 Alaska Communities Obtain 3% of Crab Quota Valued at $35 Million, Seven Vessels  

Industry Reacts to President-Elect Joe Biden’s Commerce Secretary Pick

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Cracking Down on Illegal Oyster Harvesting  

NaturalShrimp, Hydrenesis Form Joint Venture, Plan to Build $25 Million Shrimp Facility in Florida  

Washington Crab Season On Hold Beyond Jan. 15; Researchers Find Delays Force Fishing Changes  

Norway-based Salmon Farmer Nordlaks Reports Potential Salmon Escape  

Canada’s Ghost Gear Fund Removes 63 Tonnes of Fishing Gear from Atlantic Ocean in 2020   

Pokeworks Wants Customers to ‘Cruise-Thru’ for Poke in 2021

Halibut Updates for IPHC Annual Meeting, Canada Study on Big Fish  

Clearwater Shareholders Approve Premium Brands, First Nations Deal

ANALYSIS: November Shrimp Imports Ease Slightly From Last Year  

Russia Live Crab Exports Hit 28,481.1 M/T (62.789MM LBS)  

Researchers Offer Approaches for the Sustainable Expansion of the U.S. Seafood Industry

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Alaska Fish Radio: Updates on COVID Relief Funds, Deadline to Apply Approaches

This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch –

December 14th is the deadline for U.S. fishermen to apply for federal funds to take the sting out of market hits from the Trump Administration’s trade tariffs.

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture will distribute a total of $530 million to fishermen based on their catches in 2019 for 19 species under the new Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP).  

For example, the U.S. pays a 38 percent tariff on seafood products going to China, previously Alaska’s biggest buyer...

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