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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Spike in Indian Shrimp Refusals No Cause for Alarm 

The Southern Shrimp Alliance and the NGO's that want to restrict imported shrimp have jumped on FDA import refusal data that appear to show a big jump in refusals of shrimp from India due to unapproved antibiotics or animal drugs. This caused some concern that there was an overall problem with increased use of banned antibiotics in shrimp imports. But FDA data shows refusals of shrimp for banned antibiotics have fallen so far in 2016 and are likely to end the year lower than in 2015. This suggests that the targeted FDA program is working, in that it is causing bad actors to either clean up their processes or stop exporting to the US writes John Sackton.

Analysts reported a positive sales forecast for Charoen Pokphand Foods based in part on the recovery of Thailand's shrimp output. The company reported a 35 percent increase in its second-quarter profits. "CPF's Thai shrimp unit is expected to reverse to growth again in [the third quarter of 2016], largely due to the high season and greater segment-wide shrimp output," said Bualuang Securities.

In other news, Trident Seafoods Japan is again participating in the Tokyo Seafood Show as a single company, instead of through its local distributors. Trident said it will try and expand its sales directly to Japanese consumers with a focus on single frozen pollock and ocean perch fillet sales. "Our company is probably the first to propose pollock slice products," said Koichi Suzuki.

Meanwhile, for the first time since 1998 anchovies are no longer the world’s top ranked species in terms of catch. That distinction now goes to Alaska pollock from the Bering Sea according to the FAO's biennial State of the World Fisheries Report. The FAO report also said that Alaskan fishermen produce 18 percent of the total world cod harvest and that the Northwest Pacific remained the most productive area for capture fisheries, and is credited with providing 27 percent of the global catch.

Finally, Canada's federal Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation lost its exclusive purchasing monopoly over fish from the Manitoba province. The Corporation had controlled the sale of fish in Manitoba since 1969. "Our government will be pursuing consultation with all affected partners including the federal government, the commercial fishing industry as well Indigenous and Métis fishers from all regions of the province," said Manitoba's Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox. "This collaborative approach will ensure that Manitoba fishers have a seat at the table as we make progress on delivering marketing choice."

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