Wed. Nov 22 2017

John Garner Retiring as North Pacific Seafoods President and COO, Dave Hambleton to Replace


AFDF Announces Winners of 2017 Alaska Symphony of Seafood Contest  


Lobster Council of Canada Optimistic Heading Into 2017 Lobster Season  


ASMI Consolidates Offices in Juneau, Hires New Staff


Southeast Pink Salmon Catch Could Disappoint Again in 2018


Pew Charitable Trusts Blasts ICCAT's Bluefin Tuna Decisions  


Pacific Council Gives Preliminary Nod to Two Coastal Sardine and Other Pelagic Species Projects  


ASC and MSC Join Forces For New Seaweed Standard  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, November 22


Seafood News Closed For Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday


Tue. Nov 21 2017

Russian Government to Consider a Return to Crab Industry Auctions


Norway’s Salmon Biomass up 10% This Year, and Rising  


Royal Greenland Strengthens Export Success in Chinese Market  


Red Lobster Adds Nephrops to Their Menu For ‘Ultimate Surf & Turf’ Event  


UK Portrait Calendar Raises Money For Fishermen's Mission Charity


New Zealand King Salmon Appoints David Whyte as New COO  


International "Tools of the Trade" Tech Conference Slated for February in Alaska


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, November 21


Mon. Nov 20 2017

NMFS Shuts Down Carlos Rafael’s Sector IX, Orders Vessels at Sea to Return to Port Immediately


Massive Recruitment Event Shows Up in Alaska Sablefish Stocks  


Mark Leslie, VP at High Liner,  Passed Away on Saturday at Age 59


ANALYSIS: Norwegian Wholefish Market Drops Leading Into Thanksgiving Week


Direct Flights Between Canada and China Expected to Boost Exports of Live Lobster  


Most of West Coast Dungeness Season Delayed Until Dec 16th to Allow for Better Meat Fill  


Maryland's Blue Pointe Seafood Opens Direct to Consumer Overnight Delivery Service  


Japan's YO! Sushi Acquires North America Brand Bento Sushi


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, November 20


Fri. Nov 17 2017

Trident Invests in APICDA’s Bering Pacific and Cannon Fish Subsidiaries


Giant Canadian Pension Firm Enters Seafood Industry with Purchase of Largest PEI Mussel Grower  


Russian 2017 Salmon Season Had Major Failures; New Fishing Restrictions Planned


ANALYSIS: Argentinian Pink Shrimp Will Stay in the US Market For the Long Term    


Oregon Delays Dungeness Crab Season Due to Low Meat Recovery  


Global Aquaculture Alliance CFO Jeff Fort Takes On COO Position


JD Fresh Moves 20,000 Tons of Fresh Food, Garnering Huge Success on Singles' Day  


VIDEO: EU Importers & Indian Shrimp; Maine Lobstermen; Alternative Tuna; Canadian Trade Benefits


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, November 17


Thu. Nov 16 2017

How Ocean Hugger Foods Is Breaking Into the Seafood Industry  


Bering Sea Pollock and Cod in Good Shape But Could Be Moving North


Chile Prolongs King Crab Season as Prices in China Rise More than 20 Percent  


California Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Opens With Dock Prices Around $3 A Pound  


China’s Fresh Food Ecommerce Changing the Equation for Air Cargo


France First Country to Put Legal Teeth Behind Claims of Supply Chain Dilligence


Moody’s Affirms Red Lobster Debt Rating, but Downgrades Outlook to Negative


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, November 16


Study Finds ‘Tipping Point’ That Could Change Oyster Restoration Efforts  


Young’s Seafood Launches New Shellfish Line in the UK  


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John Garner Retiring as North Pacific Seafoods President and COO, Dave Hambleton to Replace

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 22, 2017

North Pacific Seafoods announced on Wednesday that Dave Hambleton will be replacing president and Chief Operating Officer John Garner when he retires.

Hambleton comes to North Pacific Seafoods with plenty of industry experience, having previously worked at Trident and Silver Bay Seafoods. Over the course of his career he was responsible for ...

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AFDF Announces Winners of 2017 Alaska Symphony of Seafood Contest

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 22, 2017

There are some new kings in Alaskan seafood. The Alaskan Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) announced the winners of the 2017 Alaska Symphony of Seafood contest, an annual event created to encourage product development in the Alaska seafood industry.

The Symphony was held in Seattle earlier this month and featured four categories for businesses to compete in: retail, foodservice, beyond the plate and ...

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Lobster Council of Canada Optimistic Heading Into 2017 Lobster Season

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 22, 2017

Lobstermen in Nova Scotia can breathe easy heading into the 2017 lobster season. Between strong landings, solid shore prices and duty-free tariff on live lobster exports to Europe, lobster fishermen in Canada could have a successful season.

“This is a great opportunity to sell more lobster so it’s really good news,” says Geoff Irvine, executive director of the Lobster Council of Canada ...

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ASMI Consolidates Offices in Juneau, Hires New Staff

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Peggy Parker - November 22, 2017

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has undergone major changes in the last year, including consolidating offices in Juneau, AK and replacing staff members who have served the industry for decades. 

All of this follows intense focus on establishing a sustainability standard and rolling out the ...

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Pacific Council Gives Preliminary Nod to Two Coastal Sardine and Other Pelagic Species Projects

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - November 22, 2017

The Pacific Fishery Management Council last week approved for public review two exempted fishing permits that should help improve coastal pelagic species stock assessments.

Both projects would add more survey work to nearshore areas. Fishermen have identified schools of sardines, in particular, close to shore but accessing them for survey work has been a problem because the sardine season has been closed and NOAA ships cannot access shallow areas. Additionally, both proposals would build on the use of industry knowledge.

The California Wetfish Producers Association research project intends ...

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Russian Government to Consider a Return to Crab Industry Auctions

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - November 21, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the national government to think about changing the rules for the distribution of quotas for crab catch in Russia during the next decade, preparing a move that could lead to a repartition of the market with an annual value of 120 billion rubles (US $2 billion).

Putin’s latest order is the result of a recent petition, sent to him by some unknown Russian crab producers, which proposed a change from the currently used historical principle of quotas’ distribution.

According to the producers, ...

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Royal Greenland Strengthens Export Success in Chinese Market

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong - November 21, 2017

During the 22nd China Fisheries & Seafood Expo, a dinner party celebrated the long-time seafood trading between China and Greenland. Kim Kielsen, the prime minister of Greenland, thanked Chinese consumers for their support of seafood from Greenland. Seafood has been the dominant industry of Greenland and it accounts for 95 percent of its total export.

Royal Greenland, the country's largest seafood company, attended this exposition. It entered Chinese market more than 20 years ago. Since then the company has spent much effort ...

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UK Portrait Calendar Raises Money For Fishermen's Mission Charity

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 21, 2017

UK fishermen are getting their time in the limelight thanks to a new calendar.

J Sheekey, a London-based seafood restaurant, partnered with The Fishermen’s Mission charity to create a 2018 calendar featuring shots of fishermen from all over the UK. Titled “Seas the Day,” the calendar aims to shed light on the “danger, difficulty and poverty” that fishermen face as a “result of the industry they work in.”

The calendar, which features 12 different fishermen photographed by ...

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International "Tools of the Trade" Tech Conference Slated for February in Alaska 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - November 21, 2017

The 69th annual Pacific Fisheries Technologists Conference (PFT) will be held at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska, February 5-7, 2018. Technology professions from around the Pacific Rim, as well as government officials, will meet to bring each other up to date on advances in seafood technology and research.

"This year our keynote speakers will address our theme of “Tools of the Trade” and we are planning an exciting line up of papers and presentations which focus on cutting edge equipment, diagnostics and technologies which aid today’s seafood technologist," said Chris Sannito of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the president of PFT.

"We will also discuss how the regulatory environment adapts with the...

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Massive Recruitment Event Shows Up in Alaska Sablefish Stocks

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Peggy Parker - November 20, 2017

The 2017 surveys and the age data from 2016 of Alaska sablefish resulted in a very large estimate of the 2014 year-class of sablefish in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands, triggering a recommendation for a 14% increase in allowable biological catch (ABC) for 2018.

This recruitment year class is higher than scientists have ever seen.  Further, the 2017 data shows a potential for two or more year classes being exceptionally strong now. Scientists described the recruitment as “ten times higher than average.” 

The 14% increase would put the ABC at 14,957mt for 2018, up from this year’s ABC 13,0 83 mt.  This year’s total allowable catch (TAC) was set at 13,0 83 mt. Catch as of November 15 has reached 12,195 mt.

The unexpected data would have indicated an 87% increase in ABC, but...

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Southeast Pink Salmon Catch Could Disappoint Again in 2018

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [KFSK] by Joe Viechnicki - November 22, 2017

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is forecasting a commercial catch of 23 million pink salmon in Southeast Alaska next year. That would be down from this year but would come close to historical averages. Managers are expecting something similar to the disappointing season of 2016. However, for the first time in a decade, next year’s forecast is not adjusted using survey data from outgoing young pink salmon because of ...

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Pew Charitable Trusts Blasts ICCAT's Bluefin Tuna Decisions

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 22, 2017

The Pew Charitable Trusts has come out criticizing the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) after the annual meeting “ended with some of the poorest management decisions.”

The meeting resulted in quotas that could lead to the decline of Atlantic bluefin tuna, a stock that has not fully recovered yet. The Commission also tabled a proposal that would have  ...

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ASC and MSC Join Forces For New Seaweed Standard

EAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 22, 2017

The Marine Stewardship Council has joined forces with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council to launch the ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard.

The joint effort has been in the works for over two years and was created as a way to “develop a standard for environmentally sustainable and socially responsible farming and wild harvest of seaweed.” ASC and MSC hope that the new Seaweed Standard will ...

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Norway’s Salmon Biomass up 10% This Year, and Rising

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton  Nov 21, 2017

Norwegian salmon prices recently hit a two-year low, and more salmon is in the pipeline.

A report in Salmon Business by Aslak Berge says that Kontali has updated their estimates of the biomass currently being farmed in Norway, meaning significantly higher processed volumes for ...

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Red Lobster Adds Nephrops to Their Menu For ‘Ultimate Surf & Turf’ Event

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 21, 2017

Red Lobster is changing their menu for the holiday season and adding Nephrops norvegicus, also known as Norway lobster, into the mix.

The fast-casual chain restaurant announced their limited time “Ultimate Surf & Turf” event in a press release on Monday. The event features five “craveable pairings of seafood and steak,” which allows diners to ...

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New Zealand King Salmon Appoints David Whyte as New COO

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 21, 2017

David Whyte, formerly of Huon Aquaculture, is joining New Zealand King Salmon as their new Chief Operating Officer, effective January 2018.

“I am delighted to be joining New Zealand King Salmon and look forward to working with the team to further improve and develop the world-class farming and processing streams that deliver an extraordinary King salmon to our consumers and customers,” Whyte said in a statement ...

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NMFS Shuts Down Carlos Rafael’s Sector IX, Orders Vessels at Sea to Return to Port Immediately

fishing boats new bedfordSEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton - November 20, 2017

John Bullard, Regional Administrator for the Greater Atlantic Fisheries office of NMFS, has withdrawn the operating authority for Sector IX.  Sector IX was dominated by Carlos Rafael, and has currently 22 Active Vessels, of which approximately 20 are owned by Carlos Rafael in some fashion.  It is one of the sectors set up under the New England groundfish management plan.  Vessels must be in a sector to use their individual quota allocations, otherwise they simply fish in the common pool. 

The order means that any of these vessels at sea must cease fishing immediately, and that they cannot use or transfer any of their remaining groundfish quotas.  It is not clear how many of the 22 vessels are now at sea.

The sector IX board held several meetings with NMFS to try and retain its operations.  But Bullard says in his letter, “To date, there appears to be persistent non-compliance...

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