Thu. Oct 19 2017

China Jumps on Argentine Red Shrimp, Which Had a Near Record Harvest This Year


MSC Responds to Criticisms of PNA MSC Tuna Using Vessels That Target both FAD and Free Swimming Fish


Fisheries Council of Canada Says Government Secrecy on New Fisheries Law Threatens Jobs, Investment


Wed. Oct 18 2017

Lawsuit Documents Show Pattern of Collusion Between Commerce and Rec Fishery  


Fortune Fish Hopes to Haul in E-commerce Sales With Lobster Gram  


Maine Weighs Lottery to Issue First New Scallop Licenses Since 2009  


StarKist Expands BOLD Line of Tuna Pouches with New Sriracha Flavor  


White Shrimp Prices Drop in Some China Regions Due to Market, Environmental Factors  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, October 18


Tue. Oct 17 2017

DFO Cracks Down on Peaceful Crab Protest in Port Au Choix  


New Chicken of the Sea Ad Campaign Tackles the Question: Is It Chicken or Is It Fish?  


Captain D’s Franchisee Opens Second Restaurant In Less Than 60 Days  


Canadian Oyster Companies Recalling Some Products  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, October 17


Mon. Oct 16 2017

Newfoundland Snow Crab Survey Likely to Show Further Decline According to DFO Biologists


Royal Greenland Looking to Buy More Snow Crab and Coldwater Shrimp Access, CFO Tells Japanese


Alibaba's New Hema Fresh Supermarkets Generating Overwhelming Response in China  


Kodiak May See a Small Tanner Crab Fishery This Year


Thai Union Forms New Management Structure in Europe Headed by Paul Reenan of John West


ANALYSIS: Traders Outlook Positive Amid New Seasonal Mahi Production  


American Fisheries Society Strongly Objects to EPA’s Recent Effort to Reverse its Own Protection of  


Tilapia Prices Drop after National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival in China  


Blue Revolution Promoting Seaweed Mariculture in Alaska


SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, October 16


Fri. Oct 13 2017

Bering Sea Pacific Cod Quota May Drop by a Third for 2018


Walton Foundation Flops As NOAA Demands an Outrageous Paper They Funded on IUU Fishing be Retracted


Maryland Could Potentially Increase Imports of Egg-Bearing Female Crabs  


VIDEO: Codfather Vessels; Imports Block; Maine Lobster Catch; Red Snapper Plot; Salmon Ballot  


Aramark Working to Ensure 100% Of their Seafood Purchases Meet Seafood Watch Recommendations


Cook Inlet Salmon Fisherman Wins Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Fishing Video Contest


Corporate Players Make Big Commitments At 2017 Our Ocean Conference


Barents Sea Cod Quota for 2018 Reduced For Russia and Norway  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, October 13


Thu. Oct 12 2017

SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, October 12


How an Underwater Nursery Is Helping to Replenish Marine Fish Stocks


Few Bright Spots in Bering Sea Crab Outlook  


Trader Joe’s Stops Buying Mexican Shrimp as Part of Effort To Save Vaquita Porpoise From Extinction  


WDFW Permits Cooke Aquaculture to Transport Atlantic Salmon Eggs from Iceland  


Are Plant Based Salmon Feeds Lacking in Nutrients?  


Wenzhou City Seafood Import Volume Grows, Primarily Due to Oysters  


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China Shuts Down Dungeness Crab Exports from US for Second Time 

The Chinese Embassy confirmed to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency that they are not accepting any live Dungeness crab from the US portion of fishing waters in area 67, which covers the west coast from Northern California to Alaska. This is the second time China has shut down exports of live Dungeness crab from California this year, but this is the first time the ban includes the entire US West Coast. Some industry observers think the ban was precipitated by Canadian shippers who mixed in some California crab with shipments from other open areas. Whatever the cause, Canadian officials have informed US shippers that it will no longer issue certificates for live crab from the US to be exported to China. Much of this crab is shipped by air through Vancouver, BC.

Indian shrimp producers are reporting some production problems in November and December from a rash of weather induced disease. However, exporters said the disease issues are a seasonal problem and that the production setback is only temporary.

In other news, historically poor weather conditions in Nova Scotia's LFAs 33 and 34 have cut the number of lobster fishing days almost in half since the season started in late November. “Multiple windstorms, rough on the water, a couple of serious snowstorms, a couple of semi-hurricanes. I mean, the weather has just been hellish," said Stewart Lamont, managing director at Tangier Lobster. “The fishing conditions have been the least favorable in the last 35 years." The poor weather has also prevented lobster shipments from getting out of Canada to markets in Asia and Europe.

Meanwhile, Chile's environmental regulator known as the SMA commenced a sanctioning process against salmon producers Australis Seafoods and AquaChile, for their handling of the deadly algal bloom that killed millions of salmon this past February . "In the three cultivating areas, dead fish were kept in a water column for more than 20 consecutive days, which can produce negative effects such as damages to the cultivating framework, dissemination of decomposing organic material and the generation of sulfuric acid," the SMA said.

Finally, several Chinese shrimp broodstock operators plan to expand their production operations to fill a gap in broodstock supplies left in the wake of CP Group's exit from the industry in China. Today's article discusses how operators will focus on building reputable domestic shrimp broodstock brands since demand is strong for high quality larvae among Chinese shrimp farmers.

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