Mon. Aug 3 2020

Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association’s MSC Certification Suspended  

California, Oregon Fisheries Relief Funding May Soon be Available for Sectors Affected by COVID-19

NOAA Fisheries Closes Office in U.S. Embassy Tokyo After 33 years  

China’s Chief Epidemiologist Says Ventilation to Blame for Coronavirus Outbreaks at Seafood Markets   

Virus Surges in Alaska with More Than 300 New Cases in Two Days, Only One Related to Seafood

U.S. Responds After Hundreds of Chinese Vessels Found Illegally Fishing Near Galápagos Islands

Humpback Whale Disentangled off New York After Multi-day Effort

Bristol Seafood Names Brett Heidtke as COO Summary Monday, August 3

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 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 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 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 Summary Tuesday, July 28

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

Captain D’s Adds Another Midwest Location in Illinois

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

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

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

Mon. Jul 27 2020 Summary Monday, July 27

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANALYSIS: Crab Meat Imports Down Sharply for May  

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