Thu. Oct 19 2017

China Jumps on Argentine Red Shrimp, Which Had a Near Record Harvest This Year


MSC Responds to Criticisms of PNA MSC Tuna Using Vessels That Target both FAD and Free Swimming Fish


Fisheries Council of Canada Says Government Secrecy on New Fisheries Law Threatens Jobs, Investment


Wed. Oct 18 2017

Lawsuit Documents Show Pattern of Collusion Between Commerce and Rec Fishery  


Fortune Fish Hopes to Haul in E-commerce Sales With Lobster Gram  


Maine Weighs Lottery to Issue First New Scallop Licenses Since 2009  


StarKist Expands BOLD Line of Tuna Pouches with New Sriracha Flavor  


White Shrimp Prices Drop in Some China Regions Due to Market, Environmental Factors  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, October 18


Tue. Oct 17 2017

DFO Cracks Down on Peaceful Crab Protest in Port Au Choix  


New Chicken of the Sea Ad Campaign Tackles the Question: Is It Chicken or Is It Fish?  


Captain D’s Franchisee Opens Second Restaurant In Less Than 60 Days  


Canadian Oyster Companies Recalling Some Products  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, October 17


Mon. Oct 16 2017

Newfoundland Snow Crab Survey Likely to Show Further Decline According to DFO Biologists


Royal Greenland Looking to Buy More Snow Crab and Coldwater Shrimp Access, CFO Tells Japanese


Alibaba's New Hema Fresh Supermarkets Generating Overwhelming Response in China  


Kodiak May See a Small Tanner Crab Fishery This Year


Thai Union Forms New Management Structure in Europe Headed by Paul Reenan of John West


ANALYSIS: Traders Outlook Positive Amid New Seasonal Mahi Production  


American Fisheries Society Strongly Objects to EPA’s Recent Effort to Reverse its Own Protection of  


Tilapia Prices Drop after National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival in China  


Blue Revolution Promoting Seaweed Mariculture in Alaska


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, October 16


Fri. Oct 13 2017

Bering Sea Pacific Cod Quota May Drop by a Third for 2018


Walton Foundation Flops As NOAA Demands an Outrageous Paper They Funded on IUU Fishing be Retracted


Maryland Could Potentially Increase Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs  


VIDEO: Codfather Vessels; Imports Block; Maine Lobster Catch; Red Snapper Plot; Salmon Ballot  


Aramark Working to Ensure 100% Of their Seafood Purchases Meet Seafood Watch Recommendations


Cook Inlet Salmon Fisherman Wins Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Fishing Video Contest


Corporate Players Make Big Commitments At 2017 Our Ocean Conference


Barents Sea Cod Quota for 2018 Reduced For Russia and Norway  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, October 13


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SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, October 12


How an Underwater Nursery Is Helping to Replenish Marine Fish Stocks


Few Bright Spots in Bering Sea Crab Outlook  


Trader Joe’s Stops Buying Mexican Shrimp as Part of Effort To Save Vaquita Porpoise From Extinction  


WDFW Permits Cooke Aquaculture to Transport Atlantic Salmon Eggs from Iceland  


Are Plant Based Salmon Feeds Lacking in Nutrients?  


Wenzhou City Seafood Import Volume Grows, Primarily Due to Oysters  


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Today's Main Story: EU Ends 19 Year Ban on Imported Chinese Scallops 

Chinese scallop producer Zhangzidao Group received approval to shipits yesso scallop species to the EU market. The approval ends a ban on Chinese scallops from entering the EU market originally enacted in 1997 after vibrio was found in shipments of frozen scallop meat. Zhangzidao is the only Chinese scallop producer with clearance to ship scallops to the EU at this time and said the EU will be one of their main markets. The EU is one of the largest scallop buyers in the world, with a market that commands significantly higher average prices compared to markets in America and Australia.

A fire at Kwik'pak Fisheries' facilities in Emmonak, Alaska destroyed three of the company's facilities but not its secondary processing building. Kwik'pak's egg operation facility and two bunk houses were lost, in addition to two Yukon Marine Manufacturing buildings. "Our secondary processing building where we filet, freeze and pack was not affected at all, even though it was right in proximity to the fire," said Ragnar Alstrom, Executive Director of the Yukon Fisheries Development Association. "We are going to operate as normal this summer, buying fish and processing fish."

In other news lobstermen fishing in Nova Scotia's LFA 34 say a proposed 10 percent trap reduction for the 2017-18 season to conserve cusk is based on incorrect data. The fishermen say there doesn't seem to be a problem with the cusk population and that the measures DFO is considering are unnecessary. "This is the whole thing, to get the facts out there," said Ashton Spinney, co-chair of the LFA 34 committee. "If there's something that needs to be done, fishermen will do it, but they don't see where there's a need for it."

Meanwhile, Pacific Seafood will rebuild the Pacific Coast Seafood plant and dock in Warrenton City after the facility burned down in 2013. Construction on the estimated $20 million project could begin as soon as this spring. "Days after the plant burned down, Frank Dulcich made a commitment that he wanted to rebuild in Warrenton, and he stuck with it that whole time," said Warrenton Mayor Mark. "It was amazing what it took to get it put together."

Finally, Vietnam's shrimp processors say a domestic shortage of raw materials will last for several more months because of the damage done to Mekong production from drought and high salinity. Government officials say drier and saltier conditions are likely to persist in the Mekong and producers should adjust their operations appropriately.

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