Fri. Sep 18 2020

IPHC Approves Three-Week Extension of Halibut Season in British Columbia Due to Pandemic


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


China’s Demand for Ecuador White Shrimp Seemingly Revives  


Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories Finds Success in the Prospect of Mass Glass Eel Production  


Carnival Cruise Lines the Latest to Cancel Voyages in 2021  


Scandal-ridden Scallops Serve as Pledges in Zhangziao’s Borrowing Money from Banks  


Jerky From Alaska Pollock  


Thu. Sep 17 2020

Pacific Council Unanimously Approves Pacific Sardine Rebuilding Plan


Coast Guard Continuing to Seek Information on December 2019 Sinking of F/V Scandies Rose


Crabbers Haul Up Best Dungeness Catches in Decades, Prices Sink  


ASMI Launches #SeafoodSunday, Invitation and Inspiration to Enjoy More Wild Seafood Together


Good Food Institute’s Alison Rabschnuk Talks About the Growing Demand for Alternative Proteins


China Reopens its Door to Russia’s King Crab  


Louisiana Fishing Industry Now Eligible to Apply for CARES Act Financial Assistance


JAPAN: Scallop Landings Recovered to 40,000 MT Level After Six Years  


JAPAN: Fall Chum Price Heats Up as Landings Slow Down  


SeaPak Introduces Everything Bagel Butterfly Shrimp  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, September 17


Wed. Sep 16 2020

APA’s Request to Extend Access to Winter Herring Savings Area Rejected by NOAA Fisheries    


Town Dock Accuses Former Employees of Violating Non-Compete Agreements


Rhode Island Fishermen Impacted by Trade War to Receive $10 Million in Tariff Relief


Petersburg Borough Requests Fishery Disaster Declaration from Alaska Governor Dunleavy


What’s Trashing Our Oceans in 2020


Study Reviews Seafood Sustainability Claims in Canadian Supermarkets


Red Lobster and PepsiCo Kick-Off Partnership With ‘Dew Garita’


Kodiak-based Coast Guard Cutter Returns Home Following International Fisheries Enforcement Operation


Talk or Dress Like a Pirate and Get Free Fish from Long John Silver’s as Part of New Promo


Maine Opens Lotteries for Dive and Drag Scallop Licenses


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, September 16


Tue. Sep 15 2020

Final ASMI Update Puts 2020’s Alaska Salmon Season in Historical Context


Maine Politicians Urge Trump Administration to Extend USDA Federal Aid to Dealers, Processors  


Mariner Seafood Files for Bankruptcy; View the List of 20 Creditors With Largest Unsecured Claims


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Cold Storage Cargo Facility at Anchorage Airport Get $21 Million Federal Boost


SC Shrimp Boat Captain Wayne Magwood Remembered by Southern Shrimp Alliance, "Dirty Jobs" Host  


USDA Eyeing Purchase of U.S. Shrimp, Alaska Pollock  


Adapt and Move Fast: A Q&A with Restaurant Brands International CMO Fernando Machado


US Foods Introduces Pre-portioned, Prepacked Ingredients for Take-Home DIY Meal Kits


Lineage Logistics Boosts Cold Storage Capacity in United Kingdom with Multiple Expansions


USCG Rescues Fisherman in Oregon Surf Amid High Wind, Waves, Currents, and Near Zero Visibility


RODA Highlights Multiple Economic and Labor Concerns Surrounding U.S. Offshore Wind


National Restaurant Association Survey Reveals Nearly 1 in 6 Restaurants Closed in the Last 6 Months


The 22nd Seafood Show Tokyo Scheduled for Sep. 30-Oct. 2. with Measures to Prevent Coronavirus  


Hudson Valley Fisheries Highlighted by Oprah Magazine's September Food List  


Sustainable Seafood Restaurant Opens in Harajuku, Tokhyo  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, September 15


Mon. Sep 14 2020

The Winding Glass: Despite Uncertainties, Signs Point to Good Holiday and Lent Season for Seafood  


New Rules Coming for Oregon Crab Fishermen for the 2020-2021 Season  


ANALYSIS: Upward Pricing Pressure for Chilean Salmon Ahead of Holiday  


IPHC Holds Unusual Public Meeting To Consider Extending Halibut Season in British Columbia


Japanese-style Restaurants Encounter Problems of Worried Customers and Unstable Supply in China  


China Enforcing New Regulations for Chilled Food Imports Following the Release of COVID Salmon Study


August Sales of Imported Tuna at Toyosu Market Increased by 4.5% to 3,108 Fish  


Cooke Aquaculture Pacific Provides Update on Permits Needed to Raise Trout in Washington  


NOAA Funds 23 New Marine Debris Clean Up Projects with $2.7 Million


Scotland Salmon Sector Pleased With UK-Japan Trade Deal


Sustainable Seafood Coalition Urging UK Government to Focus on Sustainability in Fisheries Bill


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, September 14


NOAA Closes Atlantic Sea Scallop Closed Access Area  


Fri. Sep 11 2020

Clatsop County Confirms New COVID-19 Case at Pacific Seafood's Warrenton Plant


Ecuador Reinforcing Biosecurity Measures for Shrimp Exporters  


Weekly Unemployment Claims Remain Elevated


Alaska Lawmakers Praise Trump and Perdue on Tariff Relief Program for Seafood Industry


Sanford CEO Volker Kuntzsch Resigns After 7 Years at the Helm


Study Discovers Bias in Lice Counts on Farmed Salmon When Done by Farm Operators


Sysco Introduces ‘Foodie Solutions’ to Help Customers Approach Foodservice During COVID-19 Pandemic


VASEP: Vietnam's Cephalopod Exports See Uptick in June  


China Cancels Certificates of Places of Origin for Higher Seafood Imports


Russian Fishermen May Face Significant Decline of Catch  


Canadian Council of Fisheries Discusses What’s Next Following COVID-19 Pandemic


Japan's Five Medium-Sized Bottom Longliners Retire From Fishing Inside Russian Waters  


Hokkaido Fall Chum Fishery Opens, Total Return Estimate at 19 Million Fish  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, September 11


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IPHC Approves Three-Week Extension of Halibut Season in British Columbia Due to Pandemic

In its second special session of the year, triggered by issues brought on by the coronavirus, the International Pacific Halibut Commission agreed yesterday to extend the fishing season three weeks — to December 7, 2020 — for British Columbia, or Area 2B. 

IPHC's first special session last May relaxed management measures for charter operators in Alaska, as  out-of-state clients cancelled their trips when state health mandates restricting travel were imposed. Unlike that session, yesterday’s meeting was open to the public. More than 50 stakeholders attended the... 

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

A brand new issue of Urner Barry's Reporter is out! Volume 15, Number 4 features a preview of Urner Barry's upcoming Executive Conference and Global Protein Summit, set to take place from October 6-9, 2020. Check out interviews with some of the speakers from our epic online event, including Scott Rasmussen, John Manzella, Fernando Machado and more! Click here to read.

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China’s Demand for Ecuador White Shrimp Seemingly Revives

Due to the coronavirus, Ecuador ran into great trouble in white shrimp exports this year, and earlier local prices even hit the lowest level within the past decade. But luckily since August the market has been gradually recovering with better control of this epidemic worldwide and rising demand of its main buyers, like China.

As statistics show, on September 13, the price increased by US$0.2/kg to US$3.6/kg compared with previous week for those weighing between 40 to 50 shrimps/kg. Local processing plants are fastening production...

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Carnival Cruise Lines the Latest to Cancel Voyages in 2021

The cruise line industry is continuing to take a beating from the coronavirus. On Wednesday Carnival Cruise Line announced that they were canceling some of their 2021 voyages. And they are far from the first cruise company to do so.

Cruises took a hit early on in the pandemic when news outlets began to report on passengers getting stranded at sea due to illnesses and restrictions at ports. On March 14 the CDC issued a No Sail Order and Suspension of Further Embarkation for cruise ships operating in U.S. waters...

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Jerky From Alaska Pollock

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

Jerky made from Alaska pollock attracted the attention of big backers starting at a buffet table at Fish 2.0, a global gathering of innovators and investors hosted by Stanford University to grow the sustainable seafood sector.

I knew that they would have to taste it to buy into what we were trying to build. And so I brought about 200 samples and it was literally the first major set of samples that we'd ever made of the product. And the samples disappeared in a matter of minutes...

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Coast Guard Continuing to Seek Information on December 2019 Sinking of F/V Scandies Rose

Coast Guard Petty Officer Janessa Warschkow is making a plea for anyone with information regarding the F/V Scandies Rose or conditions around the time of the vessel's sinking to come forward.

As SeafoodNews previously reported, on December 31, 2019, the F/V Scandies Rose was approximately 170 miles southwest of Kodiak when the vessel sank with five men aboard. A mayday call that the vessel was taking on water was made at 10:15 p.m...

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ASMI Launches #SeafoodSunday, Invitation and Inspiration to Enjoy More Wild Seafood Together

Worn out by 2020 yet? Bored to tears with COVID constraints that make a chore out of meal planning? Take heart, consumers, the marketing geniuses at the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) have launched a new initiative that you might want to be part of.

#SeafoodSunday not only asks Americans to enjoy more wild seafood together, it brings “impassioned chefs and culinary experts” into our kitchens to share recipes, cooking tips, and fun, while supporting our need to keep ourselves, our families, and our environment healthy...

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China Reopens its Door to Russia’s King Crab

Under the influence of coronavirus, Shanghai temporarily halted its imports of king crab in large quantities earlier this year. But recently the city has lifted the ban. On September 15, a Russian ship unloaded 70-odd-ton live king crabs there.

The importer is said to have restarted the import quickly, thanks to China’s rapidly recovering catering industry and also its rising seafood demand. And considering these king crabs are from a high-risk country, it has contacted relevant bureaus immediately and also taken prevention measures as required during this epidemic...

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JAPAN: Scallop Landings Recovered to 40,000 MT Level After Six Years

According to the Hokkaido Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives, the Hokkaido scallop landings for FY2020 (April 2020-March 2021) increased production in the Funka Bay Hakodate area, Nemuro area, and Okhotsk Kitami area. The Federation projects that the total output will increase by 4% from the previous year's results to 404,300 tons and recover to the 400,000-ton level for the first time in 6 years reports Minato Shimbun.

Okhotsk area expects 300,000 tons for the second consecutive year.

Okhotsk area, which is currently in the middle of...

 

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SeaPak Introduces Everything Bagel Butterfly Shrimp

Everyone loves a good everything bagel — including SeaPak. The latest product offering from the seafood company is Everything Bagel Butterfly Shrimp.

"This trend keeps growing and growing," said Kristen Beadon director of marketing for SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. "Our Everything Bagel Butterfly Shrimp brings an entirely new dimension to the value-added shrimp category, and with so many families eating at home more than ever now, we're excited to launch something new for our customer to try."

SeaPak's latest product features 9 ounces of crispy butterfly shrimp in...

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Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories Finds Success in the Prospect of Mass Glass Eel Production

Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL) in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, studies artificial mass production of Japanese glass eels. At its empirical research base facility in Okinoerabu Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, the firm succeeded the elver production using natural seawater in anticipation of the mass output, according to the company’s press release and Minato Shimbun.

The company's Ibusuki office has engaged in research and development and has already succeeded in producing elvers. However, this is the first time for the base facility on the island for...

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Scandal-ridden Scallops Serve as Pledges in Zhangziao’s Borrowing Money from Banks

Zhangzidao’s yesso scallops are well known in China for their repeated disappearance and death in large quantities. Recently they have hit headlines again, but this time instead of great losses, these scallops are bringing home some money. As pledges, they are said to have helped the company gain a bank loan of 90 million yuan.

The news drove Zhangzidao’s share price upward to a new high level of 4.16 yuan per share on September 16. Later that day the relevant bank, China Minsheng Bank, stepped forward and explained...

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Pacific Council Unanimously Approves Pacific Sardine Rebuilding Plan

The Pacific Fisheries Management Council yesterday approved a rebuilding plan for the northern stock of Pacific sardines that incorporates the current status quo harvest policy, one of several alternatives before the panel. 

The council chose Alternative 1 in large part because it was supported by the Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) Management Team, an advisory body to the council, along with fishermen, processors, and allied fishing businesses along the West Coast. 

The final action was required by the Magnuson-Stevens Act after the northern sardine stock was declared “overfished” in 2019, when the...

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Crabbers Haul Up Best Dungeness Catches in Decades, Prices Sink

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

Crabbers at Southeast Alaska and Kodiak are pulling up good Dungeness catches although prices have sunk. At the Panhandle, a fleet of 192 permit holders hauled up nearly six million pounds of dungies during the summer fishery that ran from June through August 15, one of the highest catches of the decade.  

The average price to fishermen of $1.67 per pound was down from $3.01 last year – still, the summer Dungeness fishery was valued at nearly $10 million...

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Good Food Institute’s Alison Rabschnuk Talks About the Growing Demand for Alternative Proteins

The plant-based food industry has not been immune to the impacts of COVID-19. Just like those in poultry, beef and seafood, the shutdown of the foodservice industry forced those in the plant-based world to shift their focus to retail. Fortunately for them, plant-based proteins have seen a significant jump in retail sales growth.

According to Alison Rabschnuk, Director of Corporate Engagement of the Good Food Institute, a non-profit that provides strategic support for companies working on plant-based and cultivated meat products...

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Louisiana Fishing Industry Now Eligible to Apply for CARES Act Financial Assistance

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has opened up the application process for those seeking funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The CARES Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27. The relief package included $300 million in fisheries assistance funding, but many in the industry have yet to be able to take advantage of the financial aid. While passed in March, it wasn't until May that NOAA even released...

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JAPAN: Fall Chum Price Heats Up as Landings Slow Down

On September 14, following the season-opening last week, fall chum salmon fishing in Hokkaido totaled 1294 tons in landings. For the first time this season landings exceeded 1000 tons, but this includes Sunday when fishing was closed. Hence, the quantity was the landing of two days, according to Suisan Keizai.

The year-on-year increase was maintained at about 15%. Still, the growth rate is gradually shrinking. Although it seemed to have made a good start compared with the previous year...

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