Wed. Apr 8 2020

Virtual Marketing Outshines Others in Facilitating Chinese Seafood Market Revival  


Trucking Association Urges Government to Make COVID-19 Testing Available for Truck Drivers


Tue. Apr 7 2020

The Winding Glass: Can Seafood Distributors Survive, and What Will This Summer Look Like?  


TAKING STOCK: An Overdue Financial Market Correction, Impact on Seafood Shares


Maine Senators Ask Secretary Ross to Quickly Release $300M in COVID-19 Relief Aid for Fishermen


Alaska Wants Input on Distributing Cod Crash Relief Funds  


Alaska Fishing Updates for April  


Pacific Council Approves Sardine Harvest Including More Data From Special Fishery for 2020


Japanese Shrimp Imports Fall 11.7% in February  


Unemployment Claims Top 6 Million as Coronavirus Keeps Businesses Closed


Chilean Salmon Farmer Invermar Reports Mass Coho Mortality Due to Algae  


C3 Launches Delivery-Only Sushi Concept, Plans to Expand to Major Metro Areas Across U.S.


Boston Sword and Tuna Opens New 50,000 Square Foot Processing Facility


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, April 7


Mon. Apr 6 2020

ANALYSIS: Crab Meat Industry Frozen in Place During COVID-19 Pandemic  


ANALYSIS: West Coast Halibut Season Opens Amid COVID-19  


Boston Seafood Show Venue Turned into Coronavirus Field Hospital


New Executive Order Delays Requirement for Maine Seafood Dealers, Processors to Renew Licenses


DFO Temporarily Waives At-Sea Observer Requirements Due to Coronavirus


Notice to Seafood Importers: FSVP Inspections Now Electronic Until Further Notice


University of New England Shares NSF Grant on Lobsters and Climate Change


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, April 6


Fri. Apr 3 2020

DFO Delays Snow Crab Season in Newfoundland and Labrador Until April 20  


Seafood Expo North America Rescheduled; Boston Seafood Show to Take Place in September


Are 'Family Meal Deals' at Restaurants the New Normal?


ANALYSIS: Pollock Block Market Thriving Amid COVID-19  


ANALYSIS: February Shrimp Imports Grow 20.1 Percent  


Kodiak Tanner Crab is a Wrap, Dungeness Up Next  


COVID-19: Updated Compendium of Closures/Meeting Changes


Canada Names Seafood Industry As Essential Service, Amid Announcements of Wage Supports


Observer Waiver for Vessels With Northeast Fishing Permits Extended Through April 18  


Rutgers University Team Finds Species of Oysters, Clams Can be Farmed Side-by-Side  


NOAA GARFO Office Helping Fishermen Sell Direct to Consumers


Long John Silver’s Offering Truck Drivers Discount, Curb-Side Pick-Up


Chicken of the Sea Donates More Than Half A Million Servings Of Seafood to Vulnerable U.S. Groups


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, April 3


Thu. Apr 2 2020

Alaska’s Coastal Communities Prepare for 2020 Fishing Season as COVID-19 Cases Rise  


Maine’s Commercial Fishing, Processing and Aquaculture Remains ‘Essential’ Under New Executive Order


Local Catch Network Capitalizes on Pandemic to Broaden its Fresh Seafood Scope


These are the Top Operational Changes Restaurants are Making in Response to the Coronavirus


Salmon Group Taps Langeland as CEO as Øen Becomes New US Envoy for Seafood Council


Norwegian Seafood Sector Pivots to Frozen Fish as Production Continues During Pandemic


Restaurant Prices in Canada Expected to Fall Due to COVID-19


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, April 2


Voice Recognition Software Tracks Fish Catches


Wed. Apr 1 2020

SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, April 1


Louisiana Oyster Task Force Reaches Out to Newsroom Ink to Tell Their Story  


Luke’s Lobster Launches E-Commerce Platform to Send Seafood Across U.S.


Land-based Farm Pure Salmon Poland Earns Ocean Friendly Label  


Bumble Bee CEO Appointed to Plant-based Food Company’s Board of Directors


Haunted by the Coronavirus, Vietnam’s Seafood Industry Suffers


Russian Fish Processors Call on Government to Lift Restrictions on Fish Imports to Domestic Market


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Fishing, Aquaculture and Food Processing Considered ‘Essential’ Services in Maine

With each state making different mandates, it’s unclear what jobs and services are considered “essential” during the coronavirus outbreak. While each state is releasing their own information, Maine has made it clear that they consider those in food processing, fishing and aquaculture as “essential.”

On Tuesday Maine Governor Janet Mills issued an Executive Order mandating that “all non-essential businesses and operations in Maine close their physical locations that are public facing.” The Executive Order also closed non-essential business sites that “require more than 10 workers to convene in...

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