Tue. Jan 22 2019

Quinault Pride Seafood Buys Ownership Stake in Pacific Harvest


GSMC Panel Sheds Light On the Seafood Consumer


Federal Fisheries Expert Rachel Baker Named as Deputy Commissioner ADF&G


BAP Program Finishes 2018 With 2,287 Certified Facilities Worldwide


Grants for Safety Training and Research (After 9 Year Delay)


Horace Dawson of Red Lobster Joins GSA’s Board of Directors


Chile's Agrosuper Now Second Largest Salmon Farmer after AquaChile Acquisition Completed  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, January 22


Mon. Jan 21 2019

California, Oregon Choose Different Dates to Open Remaining Coastline to Crabbing  


Roughly One-Third of Russia’s Fish Harvest Continues to be Lost or Destroyed  


Basa Industry Prospers in Vietnam; China's Industry Also Blooms  


Smaller Winter Crab Fisheries Give Economic Boost to Coastal Communities  


Unexpected Squid War Breaks out in Chile


Herring Season in San Francisco Bay Canceled as Market Dries Up  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, January 21


Fri. Jan 18 2019

Americans Will Pay More for Alaska Seafood, Say it Supports US Jobs  


Austral Fisheries and BCG Digital Ventures Launch New Tracking Platform  


Safe Quality Seafood Associates Launches SIMP Training Course


Angry Crab Shack Celebrates Fifth Anniversary, Plans Expansion


Delta Pride Catfish Appoints New Sales Department Product Integrity Manager  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, January 18


Thu. Jan 17 2019

East Coast Seafood Consolidation of Groton Facility Comes from Years of Planning, Company Says  


Kodiak Tanners Open After 24 Hour Weather Delay  


Despite Predictions, Russian Fisherman Do Not Expect Pollock Decline Over Next 5 Years  


San Diego Hotel Launches Sea-to-Dining Experience Focusing on Local Seafood Trend


Charoen Pokphand to Double Number of Fishmeal Plants Meeting IFFO Responsible Sourcing Standard


Champion Petfoods, Featuring Wild-Caught, Sustainable Fish, Coming to Petco Stores  


Online Grocery Company GrubMarket Acquires Chasin Foods as Part of West Coast Expansion


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, January 17


Wed. Jan 16 2019

Government Shutdown Costing Fishing Industry Millions; Some Damage is Irreversible


$9 shore price in southwestern Nova Scotia creates lobster season ‘bottleneck’


Data on Alaska Fish Catches, Prices, Processor Sales by AK Region  


Fisheries Council of Canada Launches Future Leaders Program in Cooperation with NFI


Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods, Monterey Bay Aquarium Announce Sri Lankan Blue Swimming Crab Rating  


New York Files Suit over fluke allocations highlighting issue of fish moving due to cimate change  


Film Chronicles Changes in Indonesia’s Fish Management, Highlights ‘One-by-one’ Tuna Fishery  


Coast Guard Formalizes Investigation into F/V Mary B II Capsizing  


Ocean Beauty’s Echo Falls Brand Launches 3 New Smoked Salmon Products  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, January 16


Bumble Bee Foods, FCF Fishery Co. and Ocean Outcomes Launch FIPs in Key Albacore Fisheries  


Canada Food Inspection Agency Launches New Food Safety Regulations


Hawaii Seafood Exporter Signs Agreement With TNC to Help Save Snapper, Grouper Fishery  


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High Priced Crabmeat is Leading to Record Prices on Lower Grades, as Buyers Trade Down

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton and Angel Rubio – May 9, 2018

Blue swimming crabmeat prices are heading back up near their record highs again, as lack of supply continues to hamper sales.

This has led to a significant trading down reaction, as buyer of Jumbo and Super Lump blue swimming crabmeat have switched to alternatives, including both smaller sizes such as backfin and lump, and also from blue swimming crab to red swimming crab.

As a result, prices of the lower grades of blue crabmeat are ...

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