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Sep 19 - Sysco Now Offering Sustainable and Artificial Additive-Free Wild Caught Shrimp


Sep 19 - US Lowers Indian Shrimp Duty Rates by 62%


Sep 13 - Red Lobster Has a "Secret Menu" During Their Endless Shrimp Promotion


Sep 11 - Florida Organic Aquaculture LLC Retains M&A Specialist, Equity Partners HG


Sep 6 - Red Lobster's 2017 Endless Shrimp Promotion Begins With 2 New Offerings


Sep 6 - Texas Oyster Production, and Shrimp, Will Take Long Time to Recover; 25% of Shrimp Fleet Damaged


Sep 6 - China Shrimp Prices Expected to Increase as Typhoon Hits Farms in China's Pearl River Delta


Aug 31 - Hurricane Harvey Takes its Toll on Seafood Industry


Aug 30 - Luke’s Lobster Giving Out Free Lobster Rolls to Push Lobster Emoji Petition


Aug 29 - Long John Silver’s Adds New Butterfly Shrimp Dish to Menu for Limited Time


Aug 28 - Amid Changing Coldwater Shrimp Market, Oregon Fishermen Seek to Renegotiate Prices


Aug 25 - Brunei Blue Shrimp Sold Exclusively on Alibaba's T-Mall Platform Under New Agreement


Aug 23 - Apex Frozen Foods IPO Opens for Subscription


Aug 23 - Cargill Patents Special Shrimp Feed to Fight EMS


Aug 16 - Calysta Trial Reveals FeedKind Protein Could Replace Fishmeal in Shrimp Feed


Aug 16 - Cargill Survey Reveals U.S. Consumers are Willing To Spend Extra for Sustainable Seafood


Aug 16 - Prices Drop as Sick Shrimp in China Flood the Market Again -- Except in Guangxi


Aug 15 - Trū Shrimp Company, Schwan’s Company Enter into Partnership to Provide Safe, Natural Shrimp


Aug 14 - Added-value Seafood Products Will be the Rising Star of Guolian


Aug 14 - Guolian Supports E-commerce Companies to Find Solutions to Online Seafood Sales Problems


Aug 8 - Weaker US Dollar Roiling Seafood Imports, Putting Pressure on Lobster, Crab and Shrimp Producers


Aug 7 - Guangxi Shrimp Farmers Lose Confidence After Roller Coaster Ride of Weather


Aug 4 - Clearwater Seafoods Releases 2nd Quarter Results


Aug 4 - China's Push to Eliminate Coal Boilers in Local Industries Will Impact on Winter 'Shed' Shrimp Farms


Aug 3 - Honduran Shrimp Producers to Pilot Draft BAP Biosecurity Area Management


Aug 2 - Ecuador's CNA Embraces the Addition of Shrimp to Seafood Import Monitoring Program


Jul 31 - Argentine Red Shrimp Catch up 60% as Season Approaches Peak


Jul 31 - Quanzhou of Fujian Imports SPF White Shrimp Broodstock for the First Time


Jul 28 - Cochran Adds Shrimp to Seafood Traceability Rules as Part of Senate Appropriations Bill


Jul 28 - Crescent City Harbor District Exploring Options in Wake of Tsunami Debt Load


Jul 26 - Zhejiang Province Imports White Shrimp Seed from Thailand for the First Time


Jul 25 - National Fisheries Institute Introduces Unique and Easy Summer Shrimp Recipes


Jul 25 - Alibaba Joins Argentina's Ocean Family to Bring Fresh Red Shrimp to Chinese E-commerce Consumers


Jul 17 - Guangxi Shrimp Farmers Worried About Shrimp Survival After Heavy Rains


Jul 17 - Inslee Vetoes Anti-Shrimp Legislation That Would Have Helped Washington Oyster Growers


Jul 10 - Shandong Has Developed into Strong Distribution Hub for China Kuruma Shrimp; 80% Sold in the South


Jul 7 - Like Ecuador, India Seeing Huge Increase in Shrimp Production This Year


Jul 7 - Diseases Seriously Affecting White Shrimp Aquaculture in Guangdong This Year


Jul 7 - Some Think China Shrimp Prices Likely to Rebound in the Second Half of 2017


Jul 6 - Zhanjiang To Build the Fourth Largest Seafood Expo Worldwide


Jul 5 - Zhanjiang’s Processing Plants of Struggle to Keep Up with Shrimp Industry Changes


Jun 30 - South China Shrimp Aquaculture Ponds at Risk Due to Weather Extremes


Jun 23 - FFAW wins Higher Summer Shrimp Price as Panel Sets $1.25 per Lb. as Benchmark


Jun 23 - China Shrimp Seed Stocking Drops 25% in First Half, Output to Be Stable on higher Quality seed


Jun 21 - Just Shrimp Adds Healthy Alternatives to Attract Younger Diners


Jun 19 - Flood of Sick and Weak Shrimp Depresses Market Prices in China during first part of June


Jun 14 - Trade Court Remands More Vietnamese Shrimp Duty Rates Over Forced Labor


Jun 9 - VIDEO: Seafood Data Summary A Look at Shrimp Imports, FDA Refusals and Snow Crab Quotas


Jun 9 - NFI Launches “Seafood Supper Club” Cook-Along Series


Jun 9 - QDOBA Adds Fire-Roasted Shrimp Items for the Summer


Jun 6 - Myanmar Shrimp Association Working to Increase Shrimp Farming Opportunity


Jun 6 - PODCAST: Seafood Podcast Featuring Latest Shrimp Imports and FDA Refusal Figures


Jun 6 - Monterey Bay Recognizes BAP Certified Shrimp, Tilapia, Pangasius and Mussels as Good Alternative


Jun 5 - FDA Seafood Refusals Down Sharply in 2017 as Rejections for Filth Slide 50%


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Sysco Now Offering Sustainable and Artificial Additive-Free Wild Caught Shrimp

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle September 18, 2017

Foodservice distribution company Sysco is launching a new product – Premier Gold Natural Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp.

The shrimp is sourced in the Gulf of Mexico, and then processed and frozen without artifical preservatives, antibiotics, or sulfites. The product is part of Sysco's Cutting Edge Solutions platform, which will bring ...

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US Lowers Indian Shrimp Duty Rates by 62%

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Foreign Trade Data] by Jarrod M. Goldfeder September 19, 2017

The Commerce Department published today its final determination in the eleventh administrative review of the antidumping duty order against Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India.  This reviews cover Indian frozen shrimp entries during the period February 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016.  The final antidumping rates are as follows ...

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Florida Organic Aquaculture LLC Retains M&A Specialist, Equity Partners HG

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [PRNEWSWIRE] September 11, 2017

FELLSMERE, Florida: By order of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, Case Nos. 17-21251-EPK & 17-15012-EPK, Equity Partners HG will conduct the auction of Florida Organic Aquaculture LLC ("The Company"), along with the assets of Sustainable Aquaculture Initiative, LLC, on October 3, 2017. The Company had retained Equity Partners HG to seek a buyer for the state-of-the-art, technology-driven shrimp farming operation. Located on 100 acres in Southern Florida, the Company breeds, processes and sells all-natural shrimp for the US domestic market in a scientifically advanced, indoor and bio-secure aquaculture facility.

Florida Organic Aquaculture has focused their research on alternative shrimp dietary approaches and developing...

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Texas Oyster Production, and Shrimp, Will Take Long Time to Recover; 25% of Shrimp Fleet Damaged

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Houston Chronicle] By Greg Morago - September 6, 2017

Looking out his window at Galveston Bay last week, Raz Halili, sales manager for Prestige Oysters in San Leon, saw water that looked like a melted chocolate bar - distastrous for oysters.

"I don't see how they can survive through this," said Halili. "There's just too much fresh water."

The surge of silt-choked floodwater runoff into Galveston Bay upsets the balance of fresh and salt water that oysters need to thrive. The Texas oyster industry supplies about 30 percent of all oysters harvested in the Gulf of Mexico. Halili, whose family runs Prestige, one of the nation's leading oyster ...

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Hurricane Harvey Takes its Toll on Seafood Industry

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc on parts of Texas, causing massive flooding and forcing people from their homes. The amount of damage done is not 100% clear yet, but multiple industries have already been impacted by its path of destruction — one being seafood.

Restaurants in the Houston area have been forced to shut down, losing sales and potentially even their buildings due to flooding. They’re losing money every day that they’re closed down. But that’s only one part of the equation...

 

 

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Long John Silver’s Adds New Butterfly Shrimp Dish to Menu for Limited Time

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] August 29, 2017

Long John Silver’s is expanding their menu for a limited time. The seafood chain, which started out in Kentucky in 1969, has added Sweet n’ Tangy Panko Butterfly Shrimp to their offerings.

According to a press release, the crunchy panko-breaded dish will be available to order now through the end of the year at participating locations. The shrimp plate, which will cost you $4.99, comes with natural-cut fries and ...

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Brunei Blue Shrimp Sold Exclusively on Alibaba's T-Mall Platform Under New Agreement

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Ishwang] translated by Amy Zhong - August 25, 2017

At the end of last month, T-mall platform signed a strategic cooperation agreement with more than 20 crab sellers in Jiangsu province who own aquaculture areas totaling 37,000 Mu (6,227 acres). All the crab will be supplied to the platform. And this month T-mall has made another big move: It signed a cooperation agreement with Zhangzidao during the World Seafood Shanghai Exhibition on Aug 19. The agreement reads that all Zhangzidao’s blue shrimps imported from Brunei will be sold through the platform.

According to Zhangzidao ...

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Cargill Patents Special Shrimp Feed to Fight EMS

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  August 23, 2017

Cargill has filed a patent on a shrimp feed that it claims will reduce the spread of EMS (Early Mortality Syndrome).

EMS (also called AHPNS) devastated the shrimp industry in some major producing countries in 2012, and since then farmers have learned to manage around it but the disease has not been eradicated.

Cargill is now proposing a feed solution that would limit the impact.  “EMS can quickly spread among farmed shrimp populations, causing mortality rates of up to 90% within 30 days, ” Cargill wrote in its worldwide patent filing. “Therefore, the prevention or mitigation of the occurrence of EMS in shrimp farms is desirable. ”

Cargill said a feeding strategy that improved the overall dietary function of shrimp..

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Cargill Survey Reveals U.S. Consumers are Willing To Spend Extra for Sustainable Seafood

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 16, 2017

Cargill — a global corporate feed company that produces feed for salmon, tilapia, shrimp and more  — has conducted a survey with 1,000 U.S. residents to find out what they care about when it comes to seafood. The poll results revealed that “seafood is in higher demand than ever before” and that a majority of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable and responsibly sourced seafood.

“The majority of American consumers believe seafood is ...

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Trū Shrimp Company, Schwan’s Company Enter into Partnership to Provide Safe, Natural Shrimp

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 15, 2017

Two Minnesota-based companies —  trū Shrimp Company and Schwan’s Company   are partnering in an effort to provide consumers with safe, natural shrimp.

Trū Shrimp Company, an affiliate of Ralco, raises safe and clean shrimp “through a sustainable and environmentally responsible approach.” Their TidalBasin technology creates a natural, low stress environment, and their facilities protect shrimp from disease and predators. Schwan’s company is involved in food manufacturing ...

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Guolian Supports E-commerce Companies to Find Solutions to Online Seafood Sales Problems

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong - August 14, 2017

Guolian’s shrimp product was ranked as a best seller among fresh food by JD in November 2016. The sales of Guolian products ballooned and shrimp has even achieved 98% customer satisfaction rating on JD, said Yan Qing, the general manager for operation department of JD’s fresh food unit. This means the previous largest shrimp supplier to America is now shifting its attention to domestic market and has accomplished initial success in online sales.

Meanwhile, the Guangdong government ...

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Guangxi Shrimp Farmers Lose Confidence After Roller Coaster Ride of Weather

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Schuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - August 7, 20176

White shrimp farmers in Guangxi have suffered from extreme changes in their success rates within the past three years and many have been hit hard. The success rate this year is worse than the previous one, while the rate in 2016 is better than that of 2015.

Last year the success rate was between 70% and 80% in Beihai, Qinzhou and Fangchenggang of Guangxi during the first round. It set a new record within the past five to six years. However, the ...

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China's Push to Eliminate Coal Boilers in Local Industries Will Impact on Winter 'Shed' Shrimp Farms

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Schuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - August 4, 2017

In 2017 Zhejiang province will prohibit the use of 5,248 small coal boilers. By the end of this year, five cities in the northern Jiangsu province will replace the polluting ones at or below 10 T/h with other equipment which use clean or renewable energy. Yantai city is also going to get rid of 50 small coal boilers this year and coal will be prohibited in 28 other cities.

It is evident that different cities have set an annual goal of improving environment in 2017 and October ...

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Ecuador's CNA Embraces the Addition of Shrimp to Seafood Import Monitoring Program

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 2, 2017

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has passed a bill to include shrimp in the Seafood Import Monitoring Program, a risk-based traceability program that requires certain imported seafood products to have records and specific data. The move is being commended by the National Chamber of Aquaculture of Ecuador, which exported 86,082,995 pounds of shrimp in June — a record high for the country.

The Seafood Import Monitoring Program went into effect in early 2017 with the goal of...

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Quanzhou of Fujian Imports SPF White Shrimp Broodstock for the First Time

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] translated by Amy Zhong - July 31, 2017

On July 18, Quanzhou of Fujian province imports its first batch of white shrimp broodstock from Hawaii, with one transfer in Xiamen.

Altogether, 210 broodstock arrived. Staff from the local inspection and quarantine bureau have examined them. They are to be kept in specific quarantine facility for 30 days before being used for seed hatchery.

Farmers wanting to ensure they have pathogen-free broodstock frequently import that broodstock from Hawaii. The Hawaii Department of Agriculture's Animal Disease Control Branch manages the ...

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Crescent City Harbor District Exploring Options in Wake of Tsunami Debt Load

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - July 28, 2017

A huge debt load, primarily due to devastating tsunamis and aging infrastructure, has the Crescent City (Calif.) Harbor District looking for financing options.

The Del Norte Triplicate reported this week that Harbor District commissioners began looking at options for the city to annex the port.

The district has a current $5.3 million loan it is repaying to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for inner boat basin rehabilitation after tsunamis in 2006 and 2011. The new inner basin was designed to resist a 50-year tsunami event, ...

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Red Lobster Has a "Secret Menu" During Their Endless Shrimp Promotion

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle September 13, 2017

The Endless Shrimp promotion is back at Red Lobster – but with a twist. The seafood restaurant chain has a “secret menu” for customers to order off of.

The 2017 Endless Shrimp campaign has a total of five flavors and preparations to choose from, including two new additions to the menu – Nashville Hot Shrimp and Mediterranean Shrimp. However, there are actually five more dishes that the restaurant is not promoting.

So, how do you order these “secret” menu items? You simply need to ...

 

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Red Lobster's 2017 Endless Shrimp Promotion Begins With 2 New Offerings

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] September 6, 2017

Shrimp lovers will want to flock to Red Lobster. The restaurant chain is bringing back their annual “Endless Shrimp” promotion for a limited time, giving customers the opportunity to “mix and match their shrimp selections.”

“This year, Red Lobster is giving guests the most abundant and generous portions on their initial order, making it the best Endless Shrimp experience yet,” Chef Dustin Hilinski, executive chef and director of culinary at Red Lobster, said in a statement. “And this year’s new flavors are ...

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China Shrimp Prices Expected to Increase as Typhoon Hits Farms in China's Pearl River Delta

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - September 6, 2017

A typhoon has hit main shrimp aquaculture regions of the PRD region hard. And with a reduction of shrimp deposit, their prices are expected to rise later this year.

China’s shrimp price index is reported to be 121.24 points on Aug. 23. It has decreased 0.39% (0.48 points) from the last statistic date, Aug. 16. And its farm gate price is 25.08 yuan/jin (US $7.68/kg) on average for those at the size of ...

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Luke’s Lobster Giving Out Free Lobster Rolls to Push Lobster Emoji Petition

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 30, 2017

Luke’s Lobster is making one final push to promote their “Let’s Make the Lobster Emoji Happen” campaign. On Wednesday the chain restaurant’s Garment District location in New York City is giving away free lobster rolls to the first 100 customers who show up and sign the Change.org petition they started earlier this month.

“The emoji sea is filled with crab, shrimp, octopus, squid, whale, spouting whale, blowfish and even non-fish-human-deep-sea-diver ...

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Amid Changing Coldwater Shrimp Market, Oregon Fishermen Seek to Renegotiate Prices

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - August 28, 2017

With two months left of the season, Oregon pink shrimp fishermen and processors are re-negotiating ex-vessel prices, fishermen said.

The season so far has not been terrible, but not nearly as good as landings in the recent five or six years. Prices to fishermen mirrored the global market situation of oversupply in April, the start of the West Coast season.

"We're not so far behind last year at this time," Oregon Trawl Commission Director Brad Pettinger said recently. "But we ...

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Apex Frozen Foods IPO Opens for Subscription

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] August 23, 2017

The Apex Frozen Foods IPO has opened for subscription.

Apex, an integrated producer and exporter of aquaculture products, launched the public issue of up to 87 lakh equity shares, or 8,700,000 equity shares. The company wants to use the net proceeds to set up a new shrimp processing unit. Apex produces two kinds of shrimp — whiteleg shrimp and black tiger shrimp. Their operations currently sit on 1,337.69 acres of land, but their hoping to set up a new processing facility to ...

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Calysta Trial Reveals FeedKind Protein Could Replace Fishmeal in Shrimp Feed

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 16, 2017

Trial results from Calysta, Inc., a biotechnology company, reveals that shrimp fed a diet featuring FeedKind protein had “equivalent or higher survival and growth when compared to shrimp fed a standard fishmeal-based diet.”

The study focused on post-larvae Pacific white shrimp, which were fed a control diet featuring fishmeal as their primary source of protein and a test diet replacing the fishmeal with FeedKind Protein. Results from the end of the study revealed that ...

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Prices Drop as Sick Shrimp in China Flood the Market Again -- Except in Guangxi

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan] translated by Amy Zhong - August 16, 2017

China shrimp prices are higher this year than recent years and insiders expected a slight increase in shrimp prices this August. However, the prices have contracted slightly in most production regions of China. They declined around 1 yuan/jin in the Pearl River Delta region while about 1 to 2 yuan/jin ($0.30 to $0.60/kg US) in Hainan and Fujian. The prices plummeted by 3 yuan/jin ($0.90/kg US) for those ...

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Added-value Seafood Products Will be the Rising Star of Guolian

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong - August 14, 2017

A lack of standards is one main reason for slow development of aquatic e-commerce in China, but intensive processing undoubtedly provides solution to this problem. Guolian had its invention kitchen even at the early stage of the company's development. And a few years ago it relocated the R&D center to Shanghai to build a professional team and enter the intensively processed food market.

Moreover, it works with food companies like Synear Food, which sells food with shrimp as ingredients. According to the agreement between Guolian and Synear ...

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Weaker US Dollar Roiling Seafood Imports, Putting Pressure on Lobster, Crab and Shrimp Producers

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  August 8, 2017

Suddenly currency swings are back in the news again.  After a period of dollar strength, that contributed to record seafood imports of commodities like shrimp and salmon in 2016, the dollar has reversed course, and has fallen about 7% since January of this year against a composite of foreign currencies.

This kind of change in currency values can have a big impact on profitability for overseas exporters to the US.

Take Lobster and Canadian snow crab for example.  From May 1st until July 31st, the Canadian dollar has strengthened from $1.35 to $1.25, a change of nearly...

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Clearwater Seafoods Releases 2nd Quarter Results 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 4, 2017

Clearwater Seafoods, one of the largest vertically integrated seafood companies in North America, has released their second quarter results. The report shows rising sales of clams and the expectation for a larger supply of scallops in the second half of the year.

According to a press release, Clearwater reported sales and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of “$282.7 million and $47.3 million for the first half of 2017 versus 2016 comparative figures of $256.4 million and $46.3 million, respectively.” Those numbers show a growth rate of...

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Honduran Shrimp Producers to Pilot Draft BAP Biosecurity Area Management

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 3, 2017

Two Honduran shrimp producers — Grupo Granjas Marinas S.A. and Seajoy (Deli) Group of Honduras — are collaborating to pilot Global Aquaculture Alliance’s draft Biosecurity Area Management Standard. The standard is part of GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), an international certification program that helps ensure that farms, hatcheries, processing plants and feed mills are being environmentally and socially responsible.

The Biosecurity Area Management Standard, which is being piloted in Chile, Colombia and Honduras, was created to...

 

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Argentine Red Shrimp Catch up 60% as Season Approaches Peak

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] July 31, 2017

Argentine red shrimp have become an increasingly important shrimp commodity as catches have increased.  Last year record landings were recorded.

This year, as the season enters its peak period, catches appear to be running 60% ahead of last year.  If this pace continues, it would mean catches well over 200,000 tons.

The volume landed in the first six months of the year totaled 79,976 tons, which was an increase of 59.5% over the same period of the previous year.

Shipments have been increasing not only to the conventional big-lot buyers ..

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Cochran Adds Shrimp to Seafood Traceability Rules as Part of Senate Appropriations Bill

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  July 28, 2017

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, appropriations Chairman, and Richard Shelby, of Alabama, chair of the Commerce Justice and Science subcommittee, confirmed that they added language to the appropriations bill to make shrimp subject to the Seafood Import Monitoring Program.  The appropriations bill was passed by the full committee yesterday.

The Rule, finalized by NOAA in December, attempted to use a risk based assessment to determine which fisheries or seafood products may be subject to IUU fishing.  The rule requires importers ...

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