Fri. Apr 21 2017

NMFS Put Councils on Notice About Overfishing or Overfished Conditions on Bigeye, Four Other Stocks


Russian Pollock Producers Plan to Grow Exports to EU Market 40% by 2019  


Icelandic Group Puts Major UK Seafood Distributor Seachill Up For Sale


Westward Seafoods Settles with EPA Over Clean Air Act Violations


VIDEO: Gulf of St. Lawrence Snow Crab Quota Beats Expectations; European Whole Salmon Floods US  


Newfoundland Fisherman Continues Hunger Strike Protest After Call From Minister


Seafood.com News Summary Friday April 21, 2017


Thu. Apr 20 2017

PWS Pink and Chum Salmon Get Determination of MSC Sustainability Prior to Public Objection Period  


Greenpeace Tuna Ranking Charade a Market Opportunity for Some Retailers Not a Sustainability Advance  


Scientists Spawn Pacific Sardines In Captivity; Results Could Inform Potential for Good Fishing  


Peru Hikes Anchovy Quota 1 Million Metric Tons With Season Set to Start on April 22  


Chesapeake Bay's Spawning Female Blue Crab Stocks at Highest Level in 28 Years   (0) 


Marine Harvest's Q1 Production Falls 13% in 2017 But Earnings Double from a Year Ago  


Feds Close Flatfish, Rockfish, Sablefish Trawling in Gulf of Alaska 2 Weeks Earlier Than Last Year


American Shrimp Processors Assoc. Backs "Buy American" Executive Order  


Portion of Kodiak Sac Roe Herring Fishery Temporarily Shut Down for Lack of Fish  


Seafood.com News Summary Thursday April 20, 2017


Wed. Apr 19 2017

European Whole Salmon Floods US and Cuts into Canada's Market Share  


West Coast EFP Successfully Targets Pelagic Rockfish with Minimal Bycatch


Russia Squeezed by High Salmon Prices as Chilean Companies Cut Back Shipments  


Letters: Laitram Says Steam Cookers Catching on In NB Crab Industry with Quality Advantages  


VIDEO: Gulf of St. Lawrence Snow Crab Quotas Announced  


Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday April 19, 2017


Tue. Apr 18 2017

Japanese Crab Negotiations with Newfoundland Full of Uncertainty  


Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday April 18, 2017


NFI's Shrimp Council Partners with Popular Food Blogger Chungah Rhee to Promote Shrimp Consumption  


Kroger Backs WWF with $50,000 Donation as Part of Earth Month Sustainability Campaign


Mon. Apr 17 2017

The Smokehouse of NY Recalls Smoked Salmon and Fish Products Over Listeria Concerns  


High Liner Recalls Captain's Crew Fish Strips for Undeclared Allergen


Thai Union CEO Thiraphong Chansiri to Run Virgin London Marathon in Support of WWF-UK


Fortune Fish Expands into E-Commerce Seafood Sales With Deal to Buy Lobster Gram  


Seafood.com News Summary Monday April 17, 2017


Indonesian Canned Tuna Producer PT Bali Maya Permai Joins ISSF  


China’s Tilapia Industry Faces Moment of Truth at Volume Remains Flat and Prices Fall  


New Zealand's Most Controversial Fishery Deemed Sustainable by Global Body  


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Russian Salmon Catches Exceed 420,000 Tons This Year, 4th Largest Volume Since 2000 

Russia's Pacific salmon catch has exceeded 420,000 tons this season an increase of 14 percent from last year according to the North Pacific Development Association. The total represents the 4th largest catch in the past 16 years for the Russian fishery. By species pink salmon accounted for 61 percent of the catch; chum was 25 percent of the haul followed by sockeye, coho, chinook and other salmon species.

In China, labor shortages, high densities and smaller sizes are hurting the scallop industry in the Shandong Province. Last year, scallop growth in the area was good, so farmers expanded. This has caused a high density problem, which has created a 'scallop desert' in the region according to farmers. Meanwhile, labor shortages is limiting shucked oyster production and tightening availability.

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) said the EU will eventually give "green card" status to Thailand for its efforts to fight IUU problems in its seafood industry. “Thailand will succeed in getting a green card after being given yellow-card status almost two years ago. But I don’t know when, and the EU would like to see long-lasting measures for sustainable fishing,” said Steve Trent, executive director of the EJF.

Average tilapia prices in China for purchase by processors declined about 1% in the past two weeks. Prices are down because there is a lot of fish on the market right now since Chinese farmers are clearing ponds ahead of the winter season.

Finally, the Southeast Purse Seine Task Force is getting a first look at the federal preseason forecast for pink salmon harvest in Juneau, and it is slightly more than the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s preseason forecast released earlier this month. The NOAA Fisheries management and modeling team from Auke Bay predict a 46.2 M pink salmon harvest in SE Alaska in 2017. This is slightly higher from the ADF&G forecast writes Peggy Parker.

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