Mon. May 22 2017

Ecuadorian Shrimp Exports at Record Level in 2017 as Sales to Asia Dominate Market Share  


F/V America's Finest, Largest Catcher Processor Built in US in 30 Years, May Need Jones Act Waiver


First Copper River Opener Took Nearly Half the Chinook Forecasted Harvest and 36,000 Sockeye  


PODCAST: Canada’s Snow Crab Market Stabilizes and China’s Era of High Shrimp Output Fades  


Seafood.com News Summary Monday May 22, 2017


Fri. May 19 2017

First 22,000 Lbs of Copper River Salmon Lands in Seattle; 77,000 More Lbs. Expected Today  


VIDEO: Canada’s Snow Crab Market Stabilizes as the Era of High Chinese Shrimp Output Fades  


New England Fisheries Council to Consider Deep Sea Coral-Protection Rules


Seafood.com News Summary Friday May 19, 2017


Thu. May 18 2017

NE Fisheries Scientists Expect Drastic Changes as Gulf of Maine and Georges warm 7 to 9 degrees


USDA Adopts FDA Definition of Processing for Domestic Catfish Operators and Limits Inspections  


Facing Headwinds on European Standards, Russia's White Fish Producers Turn to Brazil  


Ecology Action Centre Says Suspension of Offshore MSC Certificate 3Ps Cod Confirms Objections  


Alaska's Sablefish Population Bigger Than Thought Due to Better Understanding of Whale Take  


No Relief Funds for 2016 Pink Fishery, Salmon Season Opens Today  


Lidl to Sell MSC, ASC and BAP Certified Seafood as Discount Retailer Expands to US Market


Brad Bodenman Announces Retirement as CFO of American Seafoods


The Fishin' Company is Ready to Support Aquaculture Expansion Across Southeast Asia


Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries Names Paul Anderson Executive Director


Oregon State Partners with NIOSH to Focus on Maritime Safety  


Seafood.com News Summary Thursday September 18, 2017


Wed. May 17 2017

Era of High Shrimp Output in China is 'Gone Forever'  


Spike in Mortalities Prompts Voluntary Suspension of MSC Certification for NL's 3Ps Cod Stock  


2017 Copper River Season Starts Tomorrow: Expect Fresh Sockeye But Few Chinook  


First Ever Bristol Bay Fish Expo to Be Held June 9-10


Congressional Seafood Names Matthew Berrie as Food Safety Director  


CDFW Director Extends Rock Crab Closure Due to Domoic Acid  


Salmon Season Threatened by Budget Impasse  


WWF Says Vaquitas Could Go Extinct by 2018 But Ignores Efforts Underway to Try and Save Them


SeaShare Partners with Native Association to Donate Pollock to Communities in Bristol Bay  


2017 Copper River Season Starts Tomorrow: Expect Fresh Sockeye But Few Chinook  


Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday May 17, 2017


Tue. May 16 2017

Tuna Price Fixing Civil Suit Picks Up as Wal-Mart, Other Retailers File Amended Complaints   (0) 


North Atlantic Inc: First U.S. Company Commits to Lofty U.N. Oceans Sustainability Goal   (0)


Bob O’Bryant to Take Over as President of Cannon Fish Company


Investment Community Recognizes Thai Union Among Best Managed Companies in Asia


VIDEO: Atlantic Scallop Prices in a Tailspin  


Tiny Island in the Middle of the Pacific Littered with Highest Density of Trash in World


Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday May 16, 2017


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Pacific Seafood Hopes to Ship More Live Crab to China Using Cathay Pacific's Direct Flight from PDX 

Pacific Seafoods hopes it can take advantage of new direct flights from Portland to China. Starting this November Cathay Pacific Airways will add two flights per week from Portland to China. The new Portland service would operate as part of a Hong Kong - Anchorage - Los Angeles - Portland - Anchorage - Hong Kong route every Thursday and Saturday. Cathay Pacific's newest and biggest freighter, a Boeing 747-8F, will make the route. Pacific, which already ships live Dungeness crab to Chinese markets via SeaTac, said the direct route from Portland should help the company expand its market share in China. "We realize that the service is currently slated for Hong Kong. We also have sales there," Pacific Seafood Group International Section Manager Larz Malony said in a letter to the Port of Portland Monday. "We hope that we will be able to take advantage of this new service and its success will also allow expansion into some Chinese airports."

North Carolina's commercial blue catfish producers say the USDA's Catfish Inspection program is running up production costs and threatening the viability of the fishery. The state's top producer, Murray L. Nixon Fishery said the USDA's new processing requirements essentially require the operator to build a new plant to meet compliance. The company said added costs to the industry could cripple local market interest in blue catfish, which could see commercial interest in the fish cease altogether.

In other news, Canada's sockeye catch estimates from the Skeena River predict a total return of 1.4 million fish for 2016. The figure is down from a projection of almost 3 million fish on June 30. So far, fishery scientists have not come up with an explanation for the lower-than-expected run.

Meanwhile, Maruha North America Group's subsidiary Seacon America added a line of pasteurized, all-natural blue crab meat from Mexico. Seacon will sell the Callinectes product sourced from the Sea of Cortez under THE CRAB brand. "Seacon’s THE CRAB is the same high-quality crab chefs from the Mid-Atlantic, the Carolinas, Texas, New Orleans and other Gulf States have always sought for their dishes," said Sherri Chambers, Foodservice Division Manager for Seacon.

Finally, Ireland's Ocean Harvest Technology wants to break into the US pig market by selling antibiotic-free feed produced from seaweed. The company, which has already successfully trialed the seaweed feed on Canadian pigs, wants to capitalize on the US swine industry's move away from antibiotics in its production process.

 

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