Fri. Jul 31 2020

NOAA Implements Nationwide Observer Waiver Criteria; Northeast Coverage to Begin August 14


ANALYSIS: Sockeye Salmon Buying Opportunities Below 3-Year, 5-Year Averages  


Public Hearing on F/V Scandies Rose Sinking Delayed Due to Pandemic


Senate Commerce Heard from Campbell, Cantwell, Others On Pebble, COVID, and Stock Surveys


FFAW Calls for Meeting With DFO After Release of Northern Cod Harvesting Plan  


OR and CA House Members Introduce Amendment to Stop Fast-Tracking Pebble Permit Process


Southern Shrimp Alliance: Interagency Seafood Trade Task Force Must Address Imports  


Russian Pollock Association Forecasts 10% Boost in Catch  


NOAA Releases Ten-Year Plan to Address Ocean Acidification


NL Fisheries Minister Announces $400K Marketing Fund for Seafood Following Impacts of COVID-19


Tyson Foods Launches New, Nationwide COVID Monitoring Strategy; Expands Health Staff  


Instacart, Costco Partner for Same-day Delivery Throughout Canada


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, July 31


Thu. Jul 30 2020

The Week That Was: Alaska’s Worst for COVID-19 and Cases Still Climbing This Week


ANALYSIS: Cod Market Unsettled    


How the HEALS Act Aims to Help Restaurants


Association of Seafood Producers: NL Shrimp Fishery Opening Despite Price Challenges  


Technomic Updates Their 2020 Foodservice Trend Predictions For Today's 'New Environment'


MOWI Japan's Fresh Salmon Promotion at 154 Heiwado Stores on Salmon Day, July 30  


New Food Aid Program Links Alaska Fishermen to Food-Insecure Families in Pacific NW


The Week That Was: Alaska’s Worst for COVID-19 and Cases Still Climbing This Week


Review Finds 99.5 Percent of Atlantic Menhaden Year Class Stay in Water to Serve Ecological Role  


Eastern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fishery in Japan Becomes First to Earn MSC Certification  


NFI Moves 2021 Global Seafood Market Conference to May


Fishing Bibs Recycled Into Bags; More Are Needed


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, July 30


Wed. Jul 29 2020

The Biggest Takeaways From NOAA’s 2019 Status of Stocks Report


Two More Da Yang Seafoods Workers Test Positive for COVID-19


Visitors to Alaska Now Need Negative COVID Test to Enter State


Why Atlantic Sapphire Had to Initiate An Emergency Harvest  


New Study Recommends Product Label For Cell-Based Seafood Products


Seafood Harvesters of America, Retail Federation Pleased by HEALS Act Provisions


IPHC Grants a Fourth Halibut Opener for Area 2A Commercial Fishery Next Week  


Renowned Regional Chefs Support #EatOregonSeafood Initiative


SCEMFIS: Federal Offshore Wind Report Paid Lack of Attention to Impacts on Fisheries


Japanese Supermarket Sales Improve for the Second Consecutive Month


JAPAN: Seven Men Arrested For Allegedly Trying to Bring Juvenile Eels Out of the Country  


California Culls 3.2 Million Trout Due to Bacterial Outbreak at Hatcheries


Australians Want Restaurants, Supermarkets to Remove Unsustainable Seafood Products


New Zealand King Salmon Co. Rolls Out Wood Roasted Retail Line in U.S.  


Russia May Face Significant Decline in Japanese Squid, Cod, and Pollock Catch Due to Poachers  


Coast Guard Rescues Pair After Fishing Vessel Sinks Off New Jersey Coast


USCG Rescues Fisherman from Sinking Vessel at Columbia River Entrance


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, July 29


Tue. Jul 28 2020

The Winding Glass: Despite Pandemic, Land Based Aquaculture Looks Like the Chicken Revolution    


Second Worker at Da Yang Seafoods Tests Positive for COVID-19


Naknek Workers, Held in Quarantine in LA, Reach $440K Settlement with North Pacific Seafoods


Nearly 90% of Alaska’s Expected 2020 Sockeye Harvest Met, Pink Landings to Peak in 2 Weeks


Example After Example Given of Glaring Technical Flaws in Pebble Mine Final EIS


Japanese Ministry Announces GO TO EAT Campaign


U.S. Receives Transfer of Yellowtail From Canada’s Quota Allocations; FFAW Upset With Decision  


Researcher to Map Commercial Fishing Activity to Reduce Fishing, Wind Industry Conflict


Call for Input on Relief Fund Payouts for GOA Cod, Chignik Salmon  


EPA Settles With Pacific Seafood Over Clean Water Act Violations in California


China Fisheries & Seafood Expo October 2020 Show Canceled Due to Coronavirus


New Paper Provides Scenarios for the Future of Aquaculture in Human Nutrition


JAPAN: Fisheries Agency’s Second Sales Promotion Assistance Offers Subsidies on Shipping Charges


Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Announces $29 Million Ocean Aware Project


Captain D’s Adds Another Midwest Location in Illinois


University of Hawaii Says Deep-sea Mining a Threat to Key Marine Ecosystems


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, July 28


Mon. Jul 27 2020

More Than 500 New COVID-19 Cases in Alaska Over the Weekend, Outbreak at Copper River Seafoods


ANALYSIS: Crab Meat Imports Down Sharply for May  


Massachusetts Lawmakers Call for Observer Waiver to Continue Past July 31


IntegriCulture of Japan and Shiok Meats to Start Joint Research on Cultured Cell Shrimp  


Frozen-at-sea Flying Squid from NW Pacific Starts 20% Cheaper at Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture  


Maine Gov Mills, Senator Collins Request Declaration of Fishery Failure For Atlantic Herring Fishery  


Senate Passes Bill Aimed at Protecting Whales, Marine Life from Drift Gillnets


ASC Translates Standards to Assist Indonesian Farmers, Second-largest Farmed Fish Producer


Majority of Early Fraser River Sockeye Run Won't Make it to Spawning Grounds, Report Suggests  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, July 27


Maine Researchers Find Microplastics in Larval Lobsters, The Plastic Fibers Could Affect the Animals  


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DeFazio Urges NOAA to Reinstate Observer Waiver for West Coast Seafood Industry

Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., last week sent a letter to NOAA Fisheries, blasting its decision to reinstate the waiver for observer and catch monitor requirements for the Greater Atlantic Region without reinstating it for the West Coast Region.

“I am appalled that NOAA Fisheries seems to believe that those in the Pacific Coast fishing industry deserve less protection from COVID-19 than their New England counterparts,” DeFazio said in a press release. “The pandemic is far from over, and the economic and health risk ...

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