Tue. Jun 27 2017

Bristol Bay Run Nears 5 Million Fish, Nushagak Surging, Naknek Still Waiting


Oregon Fishing Industry Uncertain about Future Access to International Terminal in Newport  


China's JD.com Fresh Food Unit Inks Agreement with Norway for Salmon  


Changsha Airport Imports Large Quantities of Norwegian Salmon as Norway-China Agreement Takes Hold  


Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday June 27, 2017


Mon. Jun 26 2017

ANALYSIS: May and Year-to-Date Gulf Shrimp Landings Surge  


Russian Crab Quota Auction Challenged Over Corruption After Primorye Producers Secure Few Pounds


Acme Smoked Fish Introduces Ready-to-eat Hawaiian Smoked Fish Poke Bowls From Blue Hill Bay  


Seafood.com News Summary Monday June 26, 2017


Japanese Salmon Consumption Fell More than 10% in 2016-17; Supply Shrank Too  


Japan Becomes Signatory of Anti-IUU Treaty; Pledges to Eliminate Illegal Fishing Activities  


Global Aquaculture Alliance BAP is First Aquaculture Standard to Near GSSI Approval


Some Tasmanian Chefs Take Local Salmon Off Menu due to Environmental Concerns


John Bullard - NOAA Admin for Atlantic Region, Says No Silver Bullet for Groundfish   (0)


Perdue Volunteers and Oyster Recovery Partnership Fill Shell Bags to Help Restore Bay’s Oyster Pop


Fri. Jun 23 2017

Seafood.com News Summary Friday June 23, 2017


Chinese Engineers Finish First Semi-Submersible Aquaculture Pen for SalMar ASA  


Tesco Hikes UK Salmon Retail Prices, Following Sainsbury  


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


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


Atlantic Capes Promotes Two Executives to Operations and Financial Roles  


NFI, Importers Dealt Setback by Court in Ruling over Seafood Traceability Rule


ANALYSIS: Live Lobster Market Following Seasonal Trends  


Thu. Jun 22 2017

Seafood.com News Summary Thursday June 22, 2017


ANALYSIS: Atlantic Salmon Frozen Fillet Imports Beginning to Rise  


Zhanjiang Aquatic Products Exposition Draws Purchaser and Visitors from Around the World  


Norway Sees Rise in Export Values in May  


Brits All At Sea on Old Fish Names


Japan Frozen Salmon Market Weakens Ahead of New Season Production in Russia and Alaska  


Wed. Jun 21 2017

Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday June 21, 2017


BuyBack Program for Non-Whiting Trawl Fleet Continues to Generate Excessive Costs with no Relief   (0)


Mexican Film on Tilapia Workers Wins First Prize for World Seafood Congress Women in Seafood Videos


Just Shrimp Adds Healthy Alternatives to Attract Younger Diners  


New Bedford Mayor Says Rafael Represented 75% of their Groundfish Landings; Pleads to Keep Permits


ANALYSIS: Scallop Market Prices Retreat from All-Time Highs  


Tue. Jun 20 2017

Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday June 20, 2017


VIDEO: Farmed Salmon Prices in Seasonal Decline  


Chris Oliver Named Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries


Stavis Seafoods to Pack Fresh Fish in 100% Recyclable Material


Americold Announces Appointment of Tim Hinckley as Executive VP & CCO


Canadian Gov’t Says NL Plant Workers Will get Extra 5 Weeks of Employment Insurance Benefit


Editorial Changes at Seafood News Announced With Susan Chambers Named Associate Editor


Oregon Trawl Commission Strongly Disputes Our Criticism of MSC's Approach to West Coast Groundfish   (0)


Bocaccio, Darkblotch Rockfish Assessment Updates Show Stocks Rebuilt  


California Budget Bill Lowers Landing Fees From State Proposal  


Peeled Shrimp Margins Squeezed by Two Year Decline  


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Newfoundland's Area 6 Shrimp Quotas Slashed 42%, Inshore Sector Allocated 70% of Harvest 

The total 2016-17 Northern Shrimp quota in Newfoundland's Shrimp Fishing Area 6 was cut 42 percent to 27,825 tons according to Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). The quota will be shared between the offshore and inshore sectors. Offshore trawlers were allocated 23 percent of the quota while the inshore fleet was given 70 percent of the volume. The remainder of the sharing arrangement for the northern shrimp stock will see almost 4.5 per cent of the quota go to St. Anthony Basin Resources Inc. (SABRI), nearly two per cent to the Innu and about one per cent to Fogo Island shrimp fishermen.

James Iacino, President and CEO of Seattle Fish Co. was named Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 in the family business category for the Mountain Desert region by Ernst and Young. Iacino is the grandson of Mose Iacino, founder of Seattle Fish Co. and represents the third generation of the family to own and operate the company. “I am humbled and honored for this incredible recognition and proud of our passionate and dedicated team that continue to drive our growth and work hard to sustainably feed people every day,” said Iacino.

In other news, the US restaurant sector saw its second quarter sales fall 0.7 percent in June according to data from TDn2K Black Box Intelligence. Same-store sales in June fell 1.1 percent, compared with flat sales growth during May. Since the beginning of the year, positive sales growth for restaurants was only reported in February.

Meanwhile, Newfoundland scallop harvesters in Grand Bank blocked access to Clearwater Seafoods this morning. The harvesters want answers from the Fish, Food and Allied Workers union and the DFO about access to scallop beds on St. Pierre Bank.

Finally, fishmeal prices in Peru and Chile are down with production up in 2016. In May, prices for Chilean and Peruvian fishmeal were at their lowest levels since 2014. Production from both regions is up this year. Peruvian production is expected to finish the year up 7 percent to 900,000 metric tons according to a Scotiabank report.

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