Thu. Oct 18 2018

Jeff Bolton new CEO at Atlantic Capes as Danny Cohen Retires, Remains Chairman of the Board

Norway and Russia Reduce 2019 Barents Sea Cod Quota to 725,000 tons, a 7% Decrease over 2018  

Ak. Gov Candidate Mike Dunleavy Accused of Turning Back on Fishing Industry after Cancelling Debate

UK study says farmed shrimp is as safe as any food, but websites continue to push false information

FFAW Calls on DFO to Re-open Mackerel Fishery, Says Biomass Estimates of Low Abundance are Wrong

Norwegian Fishing Company and Software Group Create PC Game Based on Fishing the Barents Sea

Sea Grant Announces 2018 Aquaculture Research Awards  

Canada's SeaChoice Criticizes ASC Certified Salmon Farms for Often Being Below Stated Standards

NOAA announces three at-large appointments to Regional Fishery Management Councils Summary Thursday, October 18

Wed. Oct 17 2018

Alaska Board of Fish Rejects Pressure to Rule on Hatchery Issues at October Meeting

California Spiny Lobster Fishery Closed in State Waters Around Anacapa Island Due to Domoic Acid  

Ugly Crab Campaign Aims to Expand Markets for Old Shell Crab  

AquaBounty gets CA$2 Million Construction Loan From PEI to Build 250 Ton Salmon Production Facility

NOAA Confirms 3rd North Atlantic Right Whale Mortality of 2018

New Nielsen Study Shows Sustainability is an Opportunity for Growth

America Buys More Pangasius and China Exerts Less Influence on the Global Market  

Sen Elizabeth Warren Again Reiterates her Support for Carlos’ Permits Remaining in New Bedford

China Likely to See More Pangasius Price Increases Due to Exchange Rates, Farm Prices  

Captain D’s Opens 29th Location in Mississippi Summary Wednesday, October 17

Tue. Oct 16 2018

Groundfish Forum: Global Whitefish Supply Continues to Decline for 2019  

Alaska Board of Fish To Hear Prince Willian Sound Hatchery Issues Today

With Sufficient Supply, King Crab Becomes More Common and Popular in China  

Ecuador Small Pelagics Fishery Accepted by IFFO RS into Fishery Improvement Program

Stay Ahead of the Curve With Urner Barry’s Seafood Import Workshop, Taking Place This Thursday

Russia to Start Export Fish Sales Through Auctions in Coming Months  

Biomar Opens New Shrimp Research Unit in Ecuador Summary Tuesday, October 16

Mon. Oct 15 2018

The Seafood Industry and the China Tariffs: A Deep Dive Into NFI's Seafood, See Jobs Campaign

Norwegian Food Safety Authority Denies Company Permission for Land Based Salmon Farm

Major High Resolution Study of Global Trawl Footprint Finds it is Far Lower Than Some NGO's Suggest

Imported Seafood Lures More Chinese Foodies, According to JD Report  

Nordic Aquafarms Opens Corporate Office as They Continue to Move Forward with Belfast Facility  

E-commerce Boosts Guolian’s Sales in China

Australian Trawl Fishers Cheer as Massive Seismic Survey Rejected

'Puntada Invisible' Wins WSI Video Competition Summary Monday, October 15

Fri. Oct 12 2018

Presentations at Right Whale Meeting Highlight Questions; Issues in Lobster Gear Modification

NFI Communications Manager Lynsee Fowler Breaks Down the Seafood, See Jobs Campaign

Russian Does Not Foresee Crisis Looming in Crab Industry as New Auction Plan Moves Forward  

VIDEO: Mazzetta Sues Over Tariffs; Lobster Exports Surge; China Seafood Expo Sold Out and More

SeaPak Launches On-The-Go Shrimp Cocktail Nationwide  

Traffic Chaos Marks a Difficult Start for Tokyo’s New Fish Market  

New Canadian Commissioner Appointed to the International Pacific Halibut Commission

Northeast Canyon's Monument Defenders Never Looked at Costs, Considered Alternatives (Opinion) Summary Friday, October 12

Coastal Villages Continues Education Program that Sends Youth to Seattle

Thu. Oct 11 2018 Summary Thursday, October 11

Remembering Past Urner Barry President, John Merrill Carter

NOAA Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Traceability Program for U.S. Farmed Shrimp, Abalone  

Red Lobster Reportedly Has a 'Secret' Endless Shrimp Menu  

Chef Barton Seaver Launches ‘Seafood & the Menu’ Magazine

Mazzetta Sues Government Over Vietnam Shrimp Tariffs; Says Black Tiger Pricing is Not Comparable  

Blue Economy in Alaska Focus of Ocean Technology Sprint (Fish Radio)

China Fisheries Show, Largest in World, Fully Sold Out, with Foreign Participation up 12% This Year

EJF Says Chinese Interests Illegally Own Most of Ghanian Industrial Fishing Fleet; Call for Reforms

Icicle’s Jessie Keplinger Named First Female President of Halibut Association of North America  

ANALYSIS: Chilean Fillets Adjust Lower Amid Record Breaking Fresh Fillet Volumes  

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Jackie Ventola Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Charges; Avoids Conspiracy Charges with Higher Penalties

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - December 22, 2017

Jackie Ventola, the former President of National Fish, a Pacific Andes Subsidiary in Gloucester, has pled guilty to 7 charges of tax evasion.  However the plea deal releases him from the conspiracy, kick back, and wire fraud charges that could have brought a tougher sentence.

The government presented a revised indictment of Ventola in May of this year.  In that indictment, the first count was of conspiracy with several other National Fish executives, to invoice National Fish for shrimp at inflated prices, and then get a kick back for 50% of the increased cost.  The conspiracy also included charging ...

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