Fri. Jan 19 2018

Fortune International Announces Senior Level Promotions


DDP Entries Not Affected by New SIMP Requirements, Despite Some Importer Confusion


VIDEO: Shrimp Seized in FL; Fishing Captain Arrested; Japan Sounds Alarm Over Fugu; Sector IX Update


$300K Tuna Sold at Final Tsukiji Fish Market Heads to NYC Sushi Chain  


Sea Otters Ravaging Shellfish in Southeast Alaska  


SeafoodNews.com Summary Friday, January 19


Thu. Jan 18 2018

UK Retailers Express Concerns Over Sustainable Tuna  


Claims of 300 Job Losses Due to Sector IX shutdown Are Overblown  


Coast Guard, NOAA Seize 6,000 Pounds of Illegal Shrimp from Florida Fishing Vessel  


Russian Pollock Producers Again Vow to Focus more on Domestic Market  


Shanghai Sets New Live Seafood Import Record in 2017  


ASMI Educating Chefs About Quality of Frozen Fresh Alaska Seafood


Scallop Group Praises NMFS Decisions on Openings, But Still Wants Georges Bank Area as Well  


Open Seat On Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission Draws Applicants


Tampa Maid Foods Adds Former Cargill VP of Sales As COO, Executive VP


SeafoodNews.com Summary Thursday, January 18


Wed. Jan 17 2018

Richard Stavis Steps Down as CEO, as Stavis Brings in International Investor with Ties to Argentina


High Liner Foods Restructuring Canadian Operations After COO Jeff O’Neill Exits


North Carolina Congressman Calls for Shrimp to be Included in SIMP  


Florida Keys Commercial Fishing Captain Arrested After Illegally Dumping Lobster Traps  


ADF&G Wants to List Southeast Chinook as a Stock of Concern; Board of Fish Hears Dire Outlook  


CDFW Opens More Areas to Commercial Rock Crab Fishery as Domoic Acid Levels Drop  


NOAA Appoints Kevin Wheeler as New Deputy Chief of Staff


Survey Shows Lobster Recruitment Up Around P.E.I.  


How a Food Additive Could Change Food Safety in Fish


SeafoodNews.com Summary Wednesday, January 17


Tue. Jan 16 2018

Jeff Davis Retires From Blue Harvest Fisheries; Keith Decker Named New CEO


European Importers Move to Strengthen India Shrimp Trade with High Level Meetings in Goa  


ANALYSIS: Fresh Chilean Fillet Imports Up YTD, But Overall Fresh Fillet Imports Down  


How Pacific Seafood Became the First Company to Offer BAP 4 Star Oysters  


Kodiak's Tanner Crab Fishery Opens For First Time in 4 Years  


Carrefour's Innovation Brings Lobster, Oyster Delivery to Chinese Online Consumers in One Hour  


Global Fishing Watch Partners With NOAA to End Illegal Fishing in Indonesia


SeafoodNews.com Summary Tuesday, January 16


Alaska Salmon Protections Get Enough Signatures for Ballot  


Mon. Jan 15 2018

SeafoodNews.com Summary Monday, January 15


Latest Seafood News Podcast Breaks Down Swiss Lobster Rule, New Netflix Series & More


South Atlantic Council Wants Public Input on Management Changes for Atlantic Cobia


Concern for Whales as Northern California Crab Season Opens  


South Korea Plans US $500 Million Investment in Pollock Processing Factories in Russia    


Sysco Acquires UK-Based Foodservice Distributor Kent Frozen Foods


Beijing Customs Uncovers Frozen Seafood Smuggling Case Worth Millions  


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Norway's Seafood Exports Surged 23 Percent to Record High in 2016 

The value of Norway's seafood exports set an all-time record in 2016, eclipsing $10 billion for the year. Norway's Seafood Export Council said the record was driven by lower salmon supply, rising demand and a weak currency. Additionally, the average price Norwegian salmon was up 40 percent in 2016 compared to year ago levels, which made up the bulk of the overall annual increase to Norway's seafood export values.

Dungeness crabbers on the West Coast are still tied up over a fight for higher dock prices with the region's processors. However, some commercial crabbers are getting anxious since tribal fleets in Westport, WA are still fishing and selling crabs to private and tribal processors. “I’d hate to be a Westport fisherman — watching, watching, see if someone’s going to be a scab or not, if someone’s going to get one over on you,” said Bernie Lindley, a Brookings fisherman.

In other news, Alaska's pollock trawlers will start the season on January 20th in the Bering Sea. Alaska pollock is the nation’s largest fishery with nearly three billion pounds coming out of the Bering Sea and more than 420 million pounds from the Gulf of Alaska.

Meanwhile, officials with India's seafood export association MPEDA are trying to hold a meeting with South African agricultural representatives to discuss recent rejections of Indian shrimp shipments after they allegedly tested positive for containing cholera-causing bacteria. MPEDA is concerned that a delay in securing a meeting with South African officials to review their seafood testing procedures is damaging India's ability to carve out a market for its farmed shrimp in South Africa, which is viewed as an emerging market for the product.

Finally, Russia says it should be able to reduce its fish exports by 20 percent this year once it opens up a large scale fish processing plant in the Crimea region. The new complex will have the capacity to process up to 75,000 metric tons of fish and seafood per year and will be built by the Lazurny Okean Group of Companies. The complex is expected to handle fish harvested from the Russian Black Sea

We've published our first Podcast of the New Year. Our latest show discusses the Dungeness crab fishing strike and also reports Russia's highest salmon harvest in two decades; Canada's lobster exports ahead of the Chinese New Year and Red Lobster featuring Wild Caught Red Shrimp in its Big Shrimp Festival Promotion. You can downloaded or stream our podcasts to your iPhone or Andriod mobile devices through iTunesGoogle Play or SoundCloud

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