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Aug 15 - China’s Shrimp Imports Expected To Rise And So Are The Prices


Aug 13 - NaturalShrimp Enters Agreement With Hydrenesis to Expand Into Growing Other Aquatic Species


Aug 9 - VIDEO: Bumble Bee Bankruptcy; Retail Snow Crab; Status of Stocks 2018; and Indian Shrimp Volume


Aug 9 - Russia Eyes Significant Growth in Coldwater Shrimp Production, Warmwater Imports


Aug 6 - Experts Disagree on Outlook for Indian Shrimp Volume, as Some See Significant Drop from Diseases


Aug 5 - ANALYSIS: Shrimp Imports Climb Again in June


Aug 5 - China’s Shrimp Prices Contract; Farmers Losing Money and Facing Tough Times


Jul 29 - Louisiana Department of Health to Enforce Shrimp, Crawfish Labeling at Restaurants in September


Jul 26 - China’s Customs Operation Effectively End Most Ecuador White Shrimp Smuggling


Jul 25 - Gulf of Mexico June Shrimp Landings Higher than in Previous Years; Overall Landings Still Down


Jul 22 - LISTEN: Gorton's Seafood CEO Retires; Publix Announces Seafood Labeling Program and More


Jul 22 - Southern Shrimp Alliance Mourns Former President and Industry Leader Elaine Knight


Jul 17 - Vietnam’s Low Basa Prices Produce Ripple Effect in China; Shrimp Sector Likely to Boost Exports


Jul 15 - China's Value as Huge Shrimp Market Results in Both Foreign Winners and Losers


Jul 12 - ASPA Reinforces That Commercial Wild-Caught Shrimp from Gulf of Mexico is Safe to Eat


Jul 11 - Alaskans Own Delivers For a Decade


Jul 11 - Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July 15


Jul 10 - Louisiana Lawmakers Ask Secretary Ross to Review Impacts to Louisiana's Fishery Resources


Jul 10 - Fish Catches, Prices, Sales by AK Region


Jul 9 - Applebee's Adds Shrimp to Their All You Can Eat Dining Event


Jul 9 - Alaska Fishing Updates for July 2019


Jul 8 - Despite Higher Tariffs, the U.S. May Still Turn to China for Processed Seafood


Jul 5 - LDWF Commission Passes Resolution in Response to Impact of Floodwaters on State Fisheries


Jul 5 - Chinese Show More Willingness to Buy Seafood Online


Jul 1 - ANALYSIS: Unsettled Headless Shell-on White Shrimp Market, Latin Origin in Graphs


Jun 27 - Grubhub Releases New Dining Trends Report, Forecast for the Remainder of 2019


Jun 26 - It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like 'Fishmas': Long John Silver's Launches New Campaign


Jun 24 - China’s White Shrimp Industry Held Back by Problems, Uncertainties


Jun 21 - UrnerBarry's Summer 2019 Reporter Issue Released; Read It Online For Free Now


Jun 18 - Louisiana Governor Edwards Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Fisheries


Jun 17 - ANALYSIS: Farm Raised, Asian, Raw P&D, Tail-On, White 16-20 Shrimp Changes Longer Term Weakness


Jun 14 - China’s White Shrimp Market Overshadowed by Low Prices


Jun 13 - Corbion Completes Successful Trial of AlgaPrime DHA in Thai Union Shrimp Feed


Jun 12 - Louisiana Shrimp Landings Decline Due to High Water Events, Bonnet Carré Spillway


Jun 11 - Alaska Fishing Updates for June 2019


Jun 10 - Minh Phu Responds to Anti-Dumping Duty Evasion Allegations; Read Full Statement Here


Jun 7 - ANALYSIS: Shrimp Imports Higher in April – Up for Second-Straight Month


Jun 6 - Thailand Prioritizes Shrimp Quality Over Quantity for Exports to China, SE Aisa


Jun 5 - Illinois Congressman Darin LaHood Calls for CBP to Investigate Minh Phu Seafood Group


May 30 - A Closer Look at Shrimp Fisheries in Southeast Alaska


May 28 - Progress Made at Meeting Addressing Management of Northern Shrimp


May 28 - Red Lobster Launches New Summer Lunch Menu Featuring Summer Power Bowls


May 28 - Prices of Large White Shrimp in China Increases Due to Swine Fever, Supply


May 28 - Highly Ironic That Export Award from Gov’t Went to Maine Company Most Hurt by Seafood Tariffs


May 28 - China Expects to Replace the U.S. as Largest Shrimp Importer


May 23 - Georgia DNR Set to Open Shrimp Season, Close Oyster Harvest


May 21 - Shrimp Featured in Meal Kit Company Blue Apron's First Grilling Box


May 14 - China’s Closed Fishing Season Having Unignorable Ripple Effect


May 2 - No Coast, No Problem; Venture Near Strathmore Gives Rise to Alberta's First Large-Scale Shrimp Farm


Apr 25 - Chinese Demand for Imported Shrimp May Grow 20% This Year


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China’s Shrimp Imports Expected To Rise And So Are The Prices

Imported seafood has become increasingly popular in the Chinese market. Last year China's import value was said to have increased by US$3.62 billion to reach US$11.91 billion, while volume increased to about 7.6 million tons. Imports are estimated to exceed 10 million tons in 2020.

Shrimp are among the most widely received foreign seafood in this oriental country. As customs statistics show, in 2018 China’s shrimp import on paper ballooned from the previous 48,300 tons to 161,800 tons...

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NaturalShrimp Enters Agreement With Hydrenesis to Expand Into Growing Other Aquatic Species

Texas-based aquaculture company NaturalShrimp, and their majority-owned technology subsidiary, Natural Aquatic Systems, announced on Tuesday that they have entered into an agreement with Hydrenesis, Inc. on a new, patent-pending, anti-oxidant treatment.  The new treatment, called Hydrogas, would allow NaturalShrimp and Natural Aquatic Systems to expand their first commercially-viable system for growing aquatic species indoors. In addition to growing shrimp, the company would be able to grow other aquatic species, like barramundi, salmon and tilapia...

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Russia Eyes Significant Growth in Coldwater Shrimp Production, Warmwater Imports

Russia plans to significantly increase the production of shrimp as well as their imports to the country in years to come, according to recent statements made by some senior officials of the Russian Rosrybolovstvo and industry analysts.

According to latest data of Rosrybolovstvo, shrimp imports to Russia last year amounted to about 40,000 tonnes. In value terms, they were equivalent to about $250 million USD. For the last several years the annual growth rate of foreign shrimp supplies to Russian has been about 10%...

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ANALYSIS: Shrimp Imports Climb Again in June

June imports were released today and the trend of monthly year-over-year growth remained intact. Shipments to the U.S. in June were 6.6 percent higher than June 2018. This has narrowed the total imports year-to-date to near parity with the first half of last year. Shipments currently lag last year by only 0.6 percent.

The top four countries, India (+16.1%), Indonesia (+5.6%), Ecuador (+31.3%), and Vietnam (+10.0%), along with Mexico (+135.4%) all showed gains and overpowered any lower imports by other trade partners...

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Louisiana Department of Health to Begin Enforcing Shrimp, Crawfish Labeling at Restaurants Beginning September 1

Beginning September 1, Louisiana's health department will begin enforcing a new law that requires restaurants to inform their customers if they are selling imported shrimp or crawfish.

As SeafoodNews reported back in May, House Bill 335, which requires restaurants to disclose whether they serve imported shrimp or crawfish, passed with the Louisiana House and Senate's unanimous support. The Bill was written by Rep. Jerry "Truck" Gisclair Larose as a way to "protect Louisiana consumers from the health risks associated with chemicals and...

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Gulf of Mexico June Shrimp Landings Slightly Higher than in Previous Years; Overall Landings Still Down

NMFS is reporting that shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico last month were slightly higher than in June last year and also in 2017 -- but still below the 17-year historic average.

The Fishery Monitoring Branch of the NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for June 2019 this week. The data showed June landings of 11.1 million pounds were higher than the 10.9 million pounds in June 2018 and June 2017, the Southern Shrimp Alliance...

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Southern Shrimp Alliance Mourns Former President and Industry Leader Elaine Knight

The Southern Shrimp Alliance (SSA) is mourning the loss of one of the original organizers, Elaine Walker Knight, who passed away on July 15.

"The shrimp industry has lost one of its most formidable and capable advocates with the untimely passing of Elaine Knight," said John Williams, Executive Director of the Southern Shrimp Alliance. "Miss Elaine was a rock-solid pillar of our industry to whom we all owe a huge dept of appreciation and gratitude."

SSA is made up of...

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China's Value as Huge Shrimp Market Results in Both Foreign Winners and Losers

With China’s new generation of consumers attaching more and more importance to a healthy lifestyle, seafood has become increasingly popular in the Asian market. It is luring seafood suppliers all over the world with its great market potential, according to media reports. This year, some suppliers have seen increases in their shrimp exports to China, but some have not.

India is one of the winners in promoting its shrimps to this oriental country. In May alone, it sold...

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Alaskans Own Delivers For a Decade

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

Sitka-based Alaskans Own seafood delivery service is celebrating 10 years of providing locally caught fish not to Outsiders, but to Alaskans, the majority of whom can’t get their hands on the best fish out there.  

“It’s a crazy statistic that one percent of the seafood that is caught in Alaska stays in Alaska, so 99 percent is exported.”

Natalie Armstrong is outreach assistant for Alaskans Own, a Community Supported Fishery project of the Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association...

 

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Louisiana Lawmakers Ask Secretary Ross to Review Impacts to Louisiana's Fishery Resources

Louisiana lawmakers submitted a letter to United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross requesting him to use his authority under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Management Act and the Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act to "begin immediate review of impacts to Louisiana's fishery resources and local economies."

Louisiana fishermen have been struggling this season as a result of floodwaters. In addition, the United States Army Corps of Engineers opened up the Bonnet Carré Spillway twice this year in an effort to relieve pressure on the adjacent levee system...

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Applebee's Adds Shrimp to Their All You Can Eat Dining Event 

Get hungry, because all you can eat shrimp is at Applebee's.

The casual dining chain announced the return of the customer-favorite dining event on Monday. While in the past customers were able to order all you can eat Riblets or Chicken Tenders, Applebee's expanded their menu this year to add Double Crunch Shrimp to the mix.

"Summer is all about gatherings, and the limitlessness of All You Can Eat lets the good times at Applebee's keep on rolling," said Joel Yashinsky, chief marketing officer at Applebee's...

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Despite Higher Tariffs, the U.S. May Still Turn to China for Processed Seafood

According to American media, the country’s plan to raise tariffs on Chinese commodities has taken a toll on bilateral trading and also its seafood industry. Some industry participants in the U.S. are worried and have called on the government to stop the action that is expected to increase the costs of local processed seafood.

Within the past two decades, China has been playing a leading role in processing seafood. Large quantities of seafood like fish have been sent from the U.S. to China for processing...

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Chinese Show More Willingness to Buy Seafood Online

Imported fresh food has become increasingly popular on China’s e-commerce platforms within recent years. As statistics from JD show, during the recent online shopping festival on June 18, the platform sold out as much as 6,700 tons of imported fresh food. Among them, imported seafood has enjoyed an obvious increase in sales, especially during such promotion festivals.

JD is said to have sold nearly 4 million giant tiger prawns during the festival, while 860,000 crayfish were sold out within the first three minutes of the festival...

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Grubhub Releases New Dining Trends Report, Forecast for the Remainder of 2019

Now that we're halfway through 2019, food-ordering and delivery company Grubhub has released their "State of the Plate" report, which details top dining trends to date. While vegan and vegetarian options are continuing to rise in popularity with diners, the report did reveal some winners in seafood.

Grubhub's "State of the Plate" report contains data from more than half a million orders placed on an average day through its platform. And according to the data, vegan-friendly foods ordered through Grubhub increased...

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China’s White Shrimp Industry Held Back by Problems, Uncertainties

Shrimps are of great importance to China’s seafood industry, but within recent years, this sector has encountered various problems in both its farming and selling. Aquaculture regions are challenged by prevalent diseases, pond deterioration or low market prices. Industry participants are troubled by similar problems this year.

According to Huang, the president for one white shrimp aquaculture alliance in Guangxi, farmers have suffered from very high mortality rates from mid-April to early May when the first-round of white shrimp start to eat feed more rapidly...

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Louisiana Governor Edwards Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Fisheries

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced on Monday that he has requested that the federal government declare a fisheries disaster for the state. The declaration would provide financial assistance for fishers, processors, docks and the state as they work to rehabilitate important fishery species.

As SeafoodNews.com previously reported, the Bonnet Carré Spillway has been wreaking havoc on fishermen. Due to the high water events and the opening of the Spillway, statewide shrimp landings for both brown and white shrimp combined have...

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VIDEO: Bumble Bee Bankruptcy; Retail Snow Crab; Status of Stocks 2018; and Indian Shrimp Volume

Join SeafoodNews Weekly Video hosts Lorin Castiglione and Ryan Doyle as they discuss recent reports of Bumble Bee opting for bankruptcy; the uptick in snow crab retail features; NOAA's 2018 Status of the Stocks report; and disagreements on the outlook of Indian shrimp volumes.

This episode was brought to you by Maine Lobster. Maine Lobster season is here, and although the traditional butter and lemon pairings are delicious, there are many ways to enjoy lobster...

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Experts Disagree on Outlook for Indian Shrimp Volume, as Some See Significant Drop from Diseases


There is considerable disagreement among the shrimp farming and processing community on exactly what is happening with Indian shrimp production for the second half of fiscal 2019 (from September to March).

The points of agreement are that farmers reduced stocking 20% to 40% during the February - March period compared to last year, based largely on the commodity cycle which depressed prices following record production in 2018.

Since then, prices in the US market have recovered...

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China’s Shrimp Prices Contract; Farmers Losing Money and Facing Tough Times

Shrimp prices have been declining in China’s Pearl River Delta (PRD) region and western Guangdong during in mid-July, because continually high temperature has led to great quantities of sick or weak shrimp. As statistics show, overall prices have dropped by about 1 yuan/jin ($01.4/jin USD) to 2 yuan/jin (1 jin=0.5 kg; $0.28/jin USD) in the PRD region.

Farmers in the two regions are forced to cut farm gate prices, and traders have had to...

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China’s Customs Operation Effectively End Most Ecuador White Shrimp Smuggling

Large quantities of Ecuador’s white shrimps used to be smuggled into China through its border trade with Vietnam. However, thanks to Chinese customs operations, such smuggling cases have been slashed to a great extent. More white shrimp are imported into China from Ecuador legally now and this kind of smuggling seems to be coming to an end, according to media reports.

As statistics show, Ecuador sold 33,587 tons of white shrimp to China in June, which has rose by 21% compared with May. The export value increased by 23% to...

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LISTEN: Gorton's Seafood CEO Retires; Publix Announces Seafood Labeling Program and More

Join SeafoodNews Podcast hosts Lorin Castiglione and Ryan Doyle as they discuss the retirement of Gorton Seafood's CEO; the new seafood labeling program at Publix; Washington Governor Jay Inslee's tour of projects aiding salmon recovery; and much more!

This week's episode is brought to you by Maine Lobster. Summer means that it's officially lobster season in Maine. Between June and July lobsters in the cold waters of the Gulf of Maine shed their shells and the result is Maine New Shell Lobster...

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Vietnam’s Low Basa Prices Produce Ripple Effect in China; Shrimp Sector Likely to Boost Exports

In early July, prices of Vietnam’s basa are reported to have dropped to the lowest level within the past three years, according to industry and media reports. Large basa are sold at only 19,500 VND per kg ($0.84/kg USD), which has declined by about 10,000 VND per kg ($0.43/kg USD) compared with January.

This is bad news for Vietnam’s basa industry and also buyers from China, who predicted further price increases due to the trade war...

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ASPA Reinforces That Commercial Wild-Caught Shrimp from Gulf of Mexico is Safe to Eat

It's "business as usual" for the commercial wild-caught shrimp industry in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA). The ASPA released a statement earlier this week reinforcing that wild-caught shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico remains safe to eat, despite reports about a freshwater influx due to flooding in the Midwest and close-to-shore algae blooms.

"The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) is continuing to test water and fish samples to ensure seafood safety in...

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Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July 15

Shrimp fishing will re-open in both state and federal waters off of Texas on Monday, July 15.

The official time for shrimp trawling to begin is 30 minutes after official sunset, NMFS said in a notice. That corresponds to the time when Texas also opens its waters.

The season closed on May 15. The closure typically happens this time of year to all brown shrimp to grow to more valuable sizes prior to harvest and also to avoid ...

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Fish Catches, Prices, Sales by AK Region

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

One click takes you to a site that can tell you all everything about fish prices and landings for every Alaska species by region, how much was processed into what products, and what processors bought and sold it for.

It’s called the Commercial Fisheries Statistics and Data page on the Department of Fish and Game website and it extends back to 1984.

For salmon, charts and graphs show historical harvest rankings by the numbers of fish, the poundages and average prices for...

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Alaska Fishing Updates for July 2019

This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Salmon and so much more fishing is going on across Alaska.

There’s lots of salmon fishing left to go but right now, except for strong showings of pink salmon at the Alaska Peninsula and sockeyes at Bristol Bay, on and off catches range from lackluster to well below average in most other regions.

The fleet is slamming the reds at Bristol Bay where five million sockeyes were taken over the weekend bringing the Bay total by Monday to over 22 million...

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LDWF Commission Passes Resolution in Response to Impact of Floodwaters on State Fisheries

Earlier this week the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission announced that they passed a resolution in response to the impacts of 2019 floodwaters on Louisiana's fisheries.

As SeafoodNews.com previously reported, the Bonnet Carré Spillway opening has been causing problems for fishermen. According to preliminary sampling results from June 28, white shrimp numbers in the Vermilion/Atchafalaya basin decreased 85% during the most recent biological sampling. Brown shrimp catches showed a 66% decrease. A recent sampling for oysters showed...

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ANALYSIS: Unsettled Headless Shell-on White Shrimp Market, Latin Origin in Graphs

Recent weakness in 16-20 and 21-25 count headless shell-on shrimp from Latin America may have come as a surprise to many market watchers. However, a quick look at import volume and price should help participants understand why the market has become somewhat unsettled. While demand is still seen supportive overall, there are sellers that have product readily available...

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It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like 'Fishmas': Long John Silver's Launches New Campaign

Some people celebrate Christmas in July – or if you're Long John Silver's you celebrate "Fishmas in July." The fast food chain is getting their customers in the seafood spirit this summer with a new campaign designed to spread some fishy cheer.

"Summer 'tis the season for seafood," the Long John Silver's Facebook page boasts. "So that's why it's Fishmas at Long John Silver's. Decorate the Fishmas tree, hang up your Fishmas stockings and come unwrap all of the gifts from our new grilled seafood menu...

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UrnerBarry's Summer 2019 Reporter Issue Released; Read It Online For Free Now

reporterA brand-new issue of UrnerBarry's Reporter is out now! The Summer 2019 issue is the annual market analysis edition, and just like previous years, the magazine is jam-packed with need-to-know information.

On the seafood side of things check out analysis pieces on the….

Shrimp Market: U.S. imports record volume of shrimp in 2018, prices feel pressure

Lobster Market: Life after the 25% Chinese tariff

King and Snow Crab Markets: King crab down 17% at retail; Unprecedented spread between...

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