Fri. Jul 21 2017

ANALYSIS: Shrimp Market Prices Generally Stable  


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


Tue. Jul 18 2017

Bristol Bay Run Exceeds 50M, Catch Over 33M, Season Not Over Yet  


Gulf Reef Fishermen Support Conservationists Lawsuit Against NOAA Fisheries on Red Snapper  


Russian Salmon Season off to Strong Start; up 30-40% Over 2015  


Japan Claims China Exceeded International Management Measures for Mackerel  


Chinese Mainland Demand for Crayfish is High; Industry Employs 5 Million  


Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday July 18, 2017


Fish Oil Group Launches Improved Standard in Marine Ingredient Industry  


Mon. Jul 17 2017

ASMFC Blasts Secretary Ross Decision on Summer Flounder in Favor of New Jersey’s Recreational Sector


Seafood.com News Summary Monday July 17, 2017


Russian Fishing Tycoon Gurinov to Control 30% of Catch of Sardines and Mackerel in Russia  


Guangxi Shrimp Farmers Worried About Shrimp Survival After Heavy Rains  


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


Ron Jensen, Long Time Seafood Industry Leader, Has Died


Sun. Jul 16 2017

Bristol Bay Run Exceeds 50M, Catch Over 33M, Season Not Over Yet  


Bristol Bay Run Exceeds 50M, Catch Over 33M, Season Not Over Yet  


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India Opens Shrimp Farming Sector to Overseas Foreign Investment

India has announced new rules to allow 100 percent foreign investment and ownership in its fisheries and aquaculture sector. The policy radically changes its foreign direct investment (FDI) program for foreign investment in India's aquaculture sector, which includes breeding and brood stock. The reform is expected to help India boost its fish and shrimp production and exports of high-valued products.

Major Chinese white shrimp exporter Guolian signed a contract with Yum! Brands to supply the company's fast food chains with shrimp. Yum! Brands owns and operates the KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurant brands. In addition to supplying the chains with shrimp, Goulian will also develop new products for the operators' menus. Additionally, Goulian will manage Yum!'s seafood supply chain.

In other news, a lobster model produced by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute gives a 96 percent probability that a surge in Maine's lobster landings will occur before June 26th. This is about two weeks earlier than normal. This is because of temperatures in the central Gulf of Maine running about 1 degree Fahrenheit higher than the 14 year average. So far, lobsters are just trickling in although more and more new shell lobsters are entering the market according to reports from the region's fishermen.

Meanwhile, U.S Cado Holdings is the first seafood distributor in the US to recall imported pangasius fillets for not meeting federal requirements under the USDA’s Catfish Inspection Program. The company recalled 25,760 pounds of its Sea Queen brand of frozen pangasius fillets imported from Vietnamese producer and supplier Golden Quality Seafood. The 2-lb packages containing skinless and boneless fillets were produced and packed on March 30, 2016. The items were shipped to Aldi distribution centers in Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

Finally, a Maine fishing boat captain faces prosecution after an inspector reported finding additional shellfish, worth more than $6,000, hidden in the vessel's hold. The vessel in question, the Loriann, was unloading its catch at the Cape Ann Seafood Exchange in Gloucester when the hidden scallops were uncovered. The inspector found an additional 361 pounds of scallop meat in six bags hidden under the ice in the ice pens. The case was turned over to NMFS to handle the prosecution.

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