Tue. Jul 25 2017

Former Pacific Seafood Executive Sentenced for Embezzlement


Louisiana Shrimp Landings Lowest in 10 Years Due to Dead Zone Becoming More of a Problem


MSA Reauthorization Fault Lines on Recreation and Stock Target Flexibility Exposed in House Hearing


Court Battle over Placentia Bay Salmon Farm Could Scare Off Future Investors, Says Marystown Mayor


Guolian’s Net Profit Expected to Balloon by 700% or More in First Half of 2017  


Pacifico First Company to Raise Salt Water Striped Bass, Gets 4 Star BAP Rating  


Alibaba Joins Argentina's Ocean Family to Bring Fresh Red Shrimp to Chinese E-commerce Consumers  


Domestic Red Crayfish is a Big Success for Chinese E-commerce Platforms  


ISSF Seeks to Strengthen Tuna Conservation Efforts at IAATC


National Fisheries Institute Introduces Unique and Easy Summer Shrimp Recipes


Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday July 25, 2017


Mon. Jul 24 2017

Stavis Seafoods to Greatly Expand West Coast Distribution with Partnership with R.W. Zant


Russian Fish Co. to Expand Sales of Single Frozen Pollock to Domestic Market, Citing Weakness in EU  


Increasing Shortage of Vietnam Basa Could Lead to Higher Prices Later This Year  


Shanghai Crayfish Season at its Peak; Prices Have Skyrocketed Over Last Decade  


UFA Turns to Text Messaging to Build Fisherman Support for Alaska Salmon Habitat Measures


Summa Equity Acquires 75 Percent of Salmon Smoker Milarex  


Summa Equity Acquires 75 Percent of Salmon Smoker Milarex  


Seafood.com News Summary Monday July 24, 2017


Fri. Jul 21 2017

ANALYSIS: Shrimp Market an Island of Stability in Shellfish Sector  


ANALYSIS: Imported Mahi Mahi Prices Remain Near Record High Levels Amid Limited Production  


NOAA Locates Crabber F/V Destination Wreckage; Coast Guard Hearing Set for August


New President of B.C. Wildlife Federation Aims for Stability


Clean Seas Seafood Rebrands and Launches New Kingfish Campaign


Senators Collins, King Introduce Resolution to Designate September 25, 2017, as National Lobster Day


Australian Heard and McDonald Islands Toothfish Fishery is Recertified Under MSC  


Seafood.com News Summary Friday, July 21, 2017


Thu. Jul 20 2017

ANALYSIS: Chilean Market Continues to Weaken to Levels Now Below 2016  


West Coast Dungeness Crab Season: Rocky Start, Good Markets, High Value  


BlueOcean Expanding Market for Pure Polar Shrimp Oil  


VIDEO: Trident Seafoods Value; Bakkafrost Bacteria Outbreak; UK Seafood Fraud


Canadian Fisheries Puts $8.9 Million in Upgrade, Expansion of St. Andrews Biological Station in NB


High Quality Shrimp Breeding Farm Set Up in Mekong Delta


Seafood.com News Summary Thursday July 20, 2017


Wed. Jul 19 2017

Bakkafrost Shuts Down Salmon Harvesting Due to Listeria; Market to be Short Large Fish


UK Sushi Bars Accused of Mislabeling Some Seafood, but Not as Much as US   (0)


New Study Quantifies Impact of Different Types of Bottom Trawls on Seabed Ecosystem  


Global Salmon Initiative Strengthens Global Presence with Acceptance of Four New Members  


China Research Vessel Leaves Tomorrow for First Circumnavigation of Arctic Rim


Chicago Tastemakers Meet Maine's Most Iconic Seafood: Lobster  


Live Canadian Geoducks Arrive at New Airport Clearance Site in Qingdao For First Time  


Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday July 19, 2017


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Former Pacific Seafood Executive Sentenced for Embezzlement

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Oregonian] By Maxine Bernstein - July 25, 2017

A former executive who embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Pacific Seafood Group was sentenced Monday in federal court to two years in federal prison.

Andrew Henry Jacobs, 50, spent 11 years at the family-owned company Pacific Seafood Group, rising to serve as vice president of employee leadership and development for the company's 2,500-member staff.

While receiving a six-figure salary, he spent at least his last four years embezzling money from the company, stealing an estimated $900,000, according to ...

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Louisiana Shrimp Landings Lowest in 10 Years Due to Dead Zone Becoming More of a Problem

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafoodnews] by Amanda Buckle July 25, 2017

Louisiana shrimp landings in June were the lowest in the past ten years.

The total for headless shrimp in June 2017 came in at 4.470 million pounds partly due to the “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico. In comparison, June 2016 brought in 6.672 million pounds. The dead zone, which is caused by nutrient pollution, is the third-largest dead zone that the...

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MSA Reauthorization Fault Lines on Recreation and Stock Target Flexibility Exposed in House Hearing

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Peggy Parker - July 25, 2017

In last week’s hearing on HR200, the latest version of amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the flash points between recreational and commercial fisheries management -- one of the most visible in the suite of proposed changes to the MSA -- were made clear.

The last time Magnuson-Stevens was amended, stock conservation efforts were strengthened and the standards to which the regional council system was held, were tightened. This go-around, “flexibility” in allowing conservation methods and goals to be more responsive to needs in the recreational sector is getting some traction in Congress.

HR 200, authored by Alaska’s Representative Don Young, eases requirements for a 10-year rebuilding plan...

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Guolian’s Net Profit Expected to Balloon by 700% or More in First Half of 2017

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SC Stock.cn] translated by Amy Zhong - July 25, 2017

Aquaculture company Guolian Aquatic's net profit attributable to shareholders is estimated to range between 70 million yuan (~ $10.4 million US) to 73 million yuan (~ $10.8 million US) in the first half of this year, according to its performance review released in mid-July. It skyrockets by around 695.8% to 729.9% compared with the same period of last year, while overall net profit has declined by 34.2% in the aquaculture industry.

There are several factors that contribute to the increase, ...

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Pacifico First Company to Raise Salt Water Striped Bass, Gets 4 Star BAP Rating

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Amanda Buckle July 25, 2017

Having launched in 2010, Pacifico Aquaculture is still a relatively new company. However, in June 2017 they became the first striped bass hatchery, farm and processing plant in the world to offer four-star BAP striped bass.

Four-star BAP striped bass is something that the Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, company has been working on for years. In 2016 they successfully began producing high quality ocean-raised striped bass, a feat considering that other freshwater companies raise hybrid bass in ponds and lakes. That same year Pacifico Aquaculture enrolled their hatchery, farm and processing plant in the iBAP program, which allowed...

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Domestic Red Crayfish is a Big Success for Chinese E-commerce Platforms

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [OCN.com] translated by Amy Zhong - July 25, 2017

Suning, a renowned e-commerce company in China, entertained its staff with many crayfish dishes on the evening of June 20 to celebrate excellent sales of June 18 (618), the online shopping festival. And JD also served its employees who worked overtime for that festival with crayfish in the early morning of June 19.

Red crayfish is more than a symbol of success now. They have become very popular on various e-commerce platforms in the summer of 2017. The crayfish sales of JD ...

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Russian Fish Co. to Expand Sales of Single Frozen Pollock to Domestic Market, Citing Weakness in EU

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Eugene Gerden  July 24, 2017

Russian Fishery Company to become largest producer of pollock fillets in Russia

Russian Fishery Company - RFC (former Russkoe More), one of Russia’s leading fish producers is beginning massive production of fish products under the Nordeco brand.

According to the company’s plans, RFC should become one of the largest suppliers of fish products that will be mostly manufactured from pollock on the domestic...

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Increasing Shortage of Vietnam Basa Could Lead to Higher Prices Later This Year

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong - July 24, 2017

Aquaculture areas of basa fish have declined in Vietnam during this first quarter. This is expected to take a toll on the supply in September, October and even this fourth quarter. In the meantime, the demand is continuing to rise in China, especially in its coastal regions. Basa prices are predicted to rise further with a widening gap between supply and demand later.

The FOB price peaked at US $2.50 per kg of basa fish transported from Ho Chi Minh city to Europe in March. But the price contracted ...

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ANALYSIS: Shrimp Market an Island of Stability in Shellfish Sector

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Urner Barry] by Angel Rubio - July 21, 2017

Although the shrimp market has remained relatively stable throughout the year, we have seen slight price declines in recent weeks for some HSLO sizes as well as value-added products.

Record imports for peeled shrimp have placed downward pressure on prices for P&D product on some specific count sizes. 16-20 count Asian shrimp has adjusted down 10 cents down since the end of June. Sizes 21-25ct and 26-30ct have...

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ANALYSIS: Imported Mahi Mahi Prices Remain Near Record High Levels Amid Limited Production

SEAFOODNEWS.com [Urner Barry] Nicole West - July 21, 2017

The traditional season for fresh mahi in Central & South America runs from October through March and it is not atypical for prices to spike during the summer months. However, in 2017 amid back to back years of limited production of mahi, we are seeing prices spike near record high levels. In 2016, we saw total fresh imports drop drastically, down 22.6%, mostly due to a weather phenomenon called El Nino. The El Nino which of the 2015-2016...

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Court Battle over Placentia Bay Salmon Farm Could Scare Off Future Investors, Says Marystown Mayor

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [CBC News] By Geoff Bartlett - July 25, 2017

Grieg Seafarms considers recent court order 'low risk' to project

A Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador ruling over a quarter-billion dollar salmon farm project in Placentia Bay is not sitting well with the mayor of Marystown — though the company overseeing the operation doesn't think it will jeopardize the project.

Last week, Justice Gillian Butler overturned a decision made by the province's environment department to release Grieg Seafarms from further environmental assessment.

Butler said the minister "lacked the jurisdiction" to ...

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Stavis Seafoods to Greatly Expand West Coast Distribution with Partnership with R.W. Zant

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [Seafoodnews] July 24, 2017

Stavis Seafoods, of Boston, and R.W. Zant, a major west coast broadline distributor, have announced a primary distribution partnership that will begin August 1st.

R.W. Zant is one of the largest redistribution companies in the US.  The partnership will include the warehousing and delivery of Stavis Seafoods’ products to R.W. Zant customers. R.W. Zant specializes in all aspects of protein and dairy wholesale distribution to food service and retail distributors ...

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Alibaba Joins Argentina's Ocean Family to Bring Fresh Red Shrimp to Chinese E-commerce Consumers

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [News21.cn] translated by Amy Zhong - July 25, 2017

An event has been hosted on the T-mall platform of Alibaba on July 13 to promote Argentine food. More than 3,000 gift baskets were sold within 10 minutes. Inside these baskets are red shrimps and briskets. Antonio Martin Rivolta, the Argentine Cousul-General in Shanghai, said he had set an alarm clock to bid for these baskets before they sold out.

Apart from fresh food like red shrimps, consumers can also buy red wine during this event. T-mall of Alibaba has become an important partner for Argentina ...

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ISSF Seeks to Strengthen Tuna Conservation Efforts at IAATC

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafoodnews] July 25, 2017

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has laid out some concerns for the 92nd Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) meeting, which kicked off in Mexico City, Mexico, on Monday. In a published position statement, the organization laid out five requests for the IATTC in 2017:

1. Adopt effective and enforceable tuna conservation measures for all fleets to avoid an increase in fishing mortality.

2. Develop harvest strategies for all key tuna species.

3. Strengthen monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) measures to support data collection ...

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National Fisheries Institute Introduces Unique and Easy Summer Shrimp Recipes 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafoodnews] July 25, 2017

Look no further than the National Fisheries Institute’s Eat Shrimp Facebook and YouTube pages for summer recipes. In an effort to promote shrimp as a delicious and easy to make protein, the NFI’s Shrimp Council will be releasing four recipes — including a Grilled Honey Garlic Shrimp Bowl from Chungah Rhee, creator of the popular food blog Damn Delicious.

This is the second partnership between the Shrimp Council and Rhee, who previously crafted an Avocado and Shrimp Crostini Bite dish for Cinco De Mayo.

“Chungah’s stylish work supports our goal of showing just how easy it is to ...

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Shanghai Crayfish Season at its Peak; Prices Have Skyrocketed Over Last Decade

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Schuichan News] Translated by Amy Zhong - July 24, 2017

With the weather getting hotter, the peak season of crayfish has arrived. Crayfish output usually drops every July and August, so their prices are high correspondingly around this period. The price can reach 38 yuan/jin (~ US $2.82/kg) for those with individual weights exceeding 0.1 jin.

The output has plummeted by more than 70% recently. There are crayfish of two different sizes available at a Shanghai farmers market. The large ones are sold at 28 yuan/jin (~ US $2.06/kg), while the small ...

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UFA Turns to Text Messaging to Build Fisherman Support for Alaska Salmon Habitat Measures

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Factor] by Laine Welch July 24, 2017

As state lawmakers mull ways to update permitting laws to protect salmon habitat, a dual sweepstakes is using text messaging and social media as the means to keep more fishermen informed.

“One of the things we’ve learned over the past two years is that most fishermen are getting almost all of their information on their phones,” said Lindsey Bloom, program manager for United Fishermen of Alaska’s Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP).

“Since the start of this program we have heard from thousands of Alaska fishermen..

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