Mon. Apr 24 2017

Cautious Optimism About Recovery of Canada's Northern Cod Stocks Noted During Meeting in Brussels  


About 500 Walmart Stores in Midwest Market to Carry The Salmon Man's Norwegian Salmon Portions  


Newfoundland's Fisheries Minister Supports $14 Million Federal Commitment to Study Cod Stocks  


Marine Harvest Canada Selects Poseidon Ocean Systems to Build 29 Salmon Pens Around Vancouver Island  


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


Vietnam Fails to Score Big in Egyptian Fish Market


Southeastern Grocers, Pole-and-Line Foundation Join in Retail Effort  


Panera to Hire 10,000 as it Expands Delivery Service


Seafood.com News Summary Monday April 24, 2017


Fri. Apr 21 2017

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


Icelandic Group Puts Major UK Seafood Distributor Seachill Up For Sale


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


Newfoundland Fisherman Continues Hunger Strike Protest After Call From Minister


Westward Seafoods Settles with EPA Over Clean Air Act Violations


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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Thai Shrimp Farmers Assoc. Sees Continued Improvement in 2017; With Growing Thai Exports to China 

The Thai Shrimp Association expects continued shrimp output growth in Thailand in 2017. This year's production is around 300,000 tons, and the Thai Shrimp Farmers believe they could increase to 350,000 tons in 2017, although other observers think this is too optimistic. The Association said better-managed shrimp farms have improved survival rates and yields compared to other producing countries. Thailand's shrimp exports are also expected to grow in many markets, particularly China, as demand is on the rise in many emerging cities with higher purchasing power.

Orca Bay's plan to built a fish processing plant in Federal Way, Washington has been scrapped because of objections raised by local residents. Locals opposed the plant over concerns it would produce too much noise for the surrounding neighborhood.

In other news, frozen mahi inventories in the US market are likely to be short in 2017 since importers are backing away from the fish because of high rates of FDA rejections this year. This means mahi is likely to disappear from menus next year as importers are advising customers to find alternatives.

Meanwhile, Thai Union will invest $90 million to increase its supply of sustainably sourced tuna. This investment is part of Thai Union's commitment to responsibly source 100 percent of its branded tuna. The company plans to achieve a minimum of 75 percent of this goal by the end of 2020. Part of Thai Union's strategy is to set up 11 new Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) across the world.

Finally, Oregon Coast coho populations got a boost from the NMFS Wednesday when the agency released its recovery plan for delisting the species. It is ambitious both in its voluntary -- not regulatory -- plan for public-private partnership proposals and because of its 10-year timeframe writes Susan Chambers. "If the plan is successful, Oregon Coast coho could become the first of 28 threatened and endangered species of salmon and steelhead on the West Coast to recover to the point they can be delisted from the Endangered Species Act," NMFS said in a press release.

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