Wed. Sep 20 2017

Yukon and Norton Sound See Record Chum Salmon Harvest  


Flanigan's Seafood Bar and Grill Releases Statement on Hurricane Irma Damage


Cape Cod Oyster Company Purchases 23-Acre Aquaculture Grant in Massachusetts  


Maine Department of Marine Resources Recovers 98% of Recalled Mussels  


Univ of Washington Urges Fishermen to Diversify Permits Across Multiple Species to Preserve Income


Researchers Discover Caribbean Queen Conch Populations Are Fragmented  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, September 20


Tue. Sep 19 2017

Snow Crab Fishery Likely in Alaska This Year With Positive News from Survey; King Crab Will Be Down  


Rafael Seeks to Sell Vessels, Pay Small Fine; Opposes Gov't Forfeiture Demand


IUU Lobster Fishing and Dumping Must be Stopped Immediately in Canada (Editorial)


B.C. Atlantic Farm Raised Salmon Named "Good Alternative" By Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch  


US Lowers Indian Shrimp Duty Rates by 62%  


Sysco Now Offering Sustainable and Artificial Additive-Free Wild Caught Shrimp  


Alaska Legislature Keeps Salmon Habitat Protections Alive  


SeaPak Expands Their Pub Style Beer Battered Frozen Seafood Line


Chinese helping Establish Tilapia Production in Laos  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, September 19


Mon. Sep 18 2017

US Lobster Industry Braces for Christmas Disruption as Canada’s Zero Tariff for EU Goes Into Effect  


Zinke Memo Recommends Restoring Commercial Fishing to Northeast Canyon and Other Marine Monuments


Hurricane Harvey dropped Restaurant Sales in Texas 15%, and 1% Nationally for Last Week of August


Study Reveals Adults Not Getting Enough Omega-3 Fatty Acids


China-Based Grocery E-Commerce Site Signs MoU with GAA


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, September 18


Fri. Sep 15 2017

Canadian Shrimp Dispute Erupts As DFO Indicates Low Level Shrimp Quotas Will Continue Next Year  


ADFG: 2017 Bristol Bay Salmon Season 2nd Best in Twenty Years  


Fish Around the Globe Will Face "Mounting Challenges" Due to Climate Change


Maine Wholesaler Corea Lobster Co-op Building New Refrigeration Facility  


Samherji Awarded Outstanding Fish Processing and Outstanding Captain at Icelandic Fisheries Awards


Total Ecuadorean Exports of Shrimp Declined in August after Reaching Record in July


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, September 15


Thu. Sep 14 2017

Three Weeks Later, More Than 100,000 Atlantic Salmon May Still Be in Pacific NW Waters


Phones Help California Crabbers Retrieve Gear Before it Kills Whales  


Seafoodnews.com Summary Thursday, September 14


Alaska Working to Build Blue Economy


Biologists Say Sea Lions are Eating Too Many Salmon  


Alaska Lt. Gov. Mallott Rejects Salmon Habitat Ballot Initiative  


Wed. Sep 13 2017

Seafoodnews.com Summary Wednesday, September 13


Climate Change Will Impact SE Alaska Rivers, and Salmon  


Australia's National Seafood Body, Seafood Industry Australia, Has its First CEO


Alaska Sea Grant Gears Up for Smoked Fish Training, and Processing Workshop


Chilean BioTech Company TerraVia Will Get GAA's Innovation Award for Algae Based Omega-3 Salmon Feed


JD.com Offers 'Fresh Crab Insurance' as Part of its 'Super Hairy Crab Day' Promotion  


With Largest EEZ in World US Won't Grow a Single Lb. of Fish in Federal Waters Say Ocean Stewards


East and West Coast Fisheries Associations Testify Today Before Senate Subcommittee on Magnuson


Embargoed N. Korean Seafood Still Sold in China


Red Lobster Has a "Secret Menu" During Their Endless Shrimp Promotion  


California Acting Governor Gavin Newsom Requests Disaster Relief for Sardine, Urchin Fisheries  


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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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