Fri. Mar 24 2017

Torrential Rain, Massive Flooding Deals Blow to Peruvian Scallop Production  


VIDEO: Back from Boston; Alaska Salmon Season Forecast and Stolen Scallops Reach New England Market  


New Wave's Vegan, Algae-Based Shrimp Ahead of Distribution Schedule as Gets Quick Market Interest  


EU Funding Same DNA Technology That Identified Horsemeat to Properly Label Imported Snapper


Hillborn to Speak on Sustaining Food From the Seas in Prestigious Lecture


Cuba Inaugurates Ocean Acidification Observatory


StarKist Goes Bold With New Tuna Pouch Flavors  


Seafood.com News Summary Friday March 24, 2017


Thu. Mar 23 2017

Oregon Pink Shrimp Price Negotiations Canceled This Week  


Sitka Herring Roe Fleet Has Now Caught More than Half the Quota  


Proposed Rule Will Allow Alaska Fishermen to Test New, Voluntary Electronic Monitoring


Thai Union Expands Work Against Human Trafficking in Supply Chain to Include Global Retailers


Worldwide Industry, NGOs Advocate for Policy Changes in Tuna Fisheries in 2017


Seafood.com News Summary Thursday March 23, 2017


Wed. Mar 22 2017

Sakhalin Officials Arrested For Allowing IUU Russian Crab to Flow to China  


GAA, MultiExport Foods and Mitsui Sign Initiative to reduce SRS Salmon Disease in Chile  


SFP Announces Merger of Two Major Squid FIP Monitoring Groups in South America and Asia  


Western Pacific Council to Tackle Management in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument


Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Tue. Mar 21 2017

Boston Show Upbeat Again this Year as Footprint Expands


Sitka Herring Roe Fleet Catches 25 Percent of GHL in Three Hours


Fishpeople Seafood and Open Blue Win Seafood Excellence Awards at Boston Show


Mariner Seafood Prepared for Retail Distribution of GO WILD Brand That Extends Fresh Shelf Life


SeaWeb Names 16 Finalists for 2017 Seafood Champion Awards


Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Mon. Mar 20 2017

SeaWatch Launches Foodservice Line of Frozen Soups; Expands to Retail in Partnership with Bar Harbor  


GAA Signs Agreement for Major Chinese E-Commerce Retailer JD.com to Distribute BAP Certified Seafood


Mike Tourkistas Steps Down from CEO Role as East Coast Seafoods Hires New CEO  


Preferred Freezers Will Open Facilities in Texas, Chicago this Year; to Build Ninth NJ/NY Warehouse


OCI Announces Project to Move Canadian Redfish towards MSC Requirements  


Vons Albertsons, Hannaford Retailers Will Carry Bristol Seafood's Fair Trade USA Certified Scallops  


Raw Seafoods Hires Former "Boston Chef of the Year" Walter Zuromski as Director of R&D


San Diego's Catalina Offshore Products Launches Domestically Caught Hook and Line Canned Tuna


Anomalous 2015 Ocean Conditions May Bode Poorly for West Coast Juvenile Chinook Salmon Survival  


Seafood.com News Summary Monday, March 20, 2017


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Fortune Fish Int'l Makes Five of its Executive Managers Partners in the Company 

Fortune International, the parent company to Fortune Fish & Gourmet, has made five members of its executive management team partners and co-owners of the company. Fortune’s Danielle Charette, Dominick Gattuso, Wally Lezniak, Mark Palicki and Suad Tanovic are now partners and co-owners of the Illinois-based seafood distributor. “These new partnerships recognize the company’s most senior management team and acknowledge their hard-work and commitment,” said Sean J. O’Scannlain, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fortune Fish. “Each of these individuals brings unique talents to our business and I look forward to their sustained strong leadership as we continue to grow in the years ahead”.

Lobster fishermen in Prince Edward Island want to slow down the scheduled increases to minimum carapace sizes and have those increases applied to the spring fishery. The Prince County Fishermen's Association proposed a motion that if LFA 25 is required to go up in carapace length, then the spring districts 24 and 26A should have to follow suit. The PCFA is also working with a group of fishermen in New Brunswick who want to slow down the increases in LFA 25.

In other news, a Newfoundland crab fishermen withdrew an appeal challenging a decision by Canada's federal fishery managers to take away his commercial fishing license. The fisherman, Kirby Elson, had refused to obey a DFO requirement that he exit a so-called "controlling agreement" with two Newfoundland and Labrador fish processors. Federal fishery authorities said the agreement violated the owner-operator policy that prevents individuals or corporations other than the license holder to control the use of the license.

Meanwhile, Australian investigators believe imported bait shrimp from China is behind the first ever white spot outbreak to reach the country. The bait shrimp were tied to Chinese supplier Sino. AUstrlaian officials suspended the import license for Sino last week. Additionally, some seafood importers were found guilty of deliberately tampering with what are supposed to be random samples of imported shrimp. The guilty parties could be forced to pay $3 million to clean up the outbreak at the southeast Queensland farm sites where the white spot was detected.

Finally, researchers at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University published a study that found mislabeled seafood at sushi restaurants in Los Angeles. The study suggests that the mislabeling was intentional even though the investigation didn't turn up a shred of hard evidence to support the claim. "It’s irresponsible to publicly opine about fraud happening at the supplier level when this particular research provides no evidence to demonstrate that,” said the National Fisheries Insitute's Lynsee Fowler in response to the study's claims.

Urner Barry and Seafood News will be traveling to San Francisco for the NFI's Global Seafood Market Conference. We look forward to catching up with all of those in attendance throughout the week. Safe travels to everybody and have a great weekend.

 

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