Fri. May 26 2017

Atlantic Scallop Prices Continue to Crash in May with Landings Up 23% from Last Year  


Oregon, California Governors Ask Feds to Declare Catastrophic Salmon Disaster  


California Salmon Hearing Includes Warnings of Impending Disasters, Some Solutions  


Southeast Alaska Spring Troll Fishery for Chinook Closes Monday  


VIDEO: Ecuador’s Shrimp Production and Sales to Asia Reach Records; Alaska’s Salmon is Underway  


Ancient Genetic Markers in Sockeye Salmon Can Help Manage Healthier Fish Stocks  


Study Says US Investments on Aquaculture Research Pay Dividends


New Zealand Boosts Fisheries Budget by US$21.5 Million


MSC Certifies the Greenland Halibut Fishery off West Greenland as Sustainable  


Seafood.com News Summary Friday May 26, 2017


New Zealand Boosts Fisheries Budget by US$21.5 Million


Thu. May 25 2017

Further Restrictions on Copper River Kings as Landings Higher than Expected in First Two Fishing Per  


New Rockfish Longevity and Spawning Info Will Help Stock Assessments and Ensure Healthy Populations   (0) 


Rick Speed Joins ISA as VP Sales; Parent Company Shifts Marketing Approach  


Miffed Land Grabber Attempts to Block Pacific’s Surimi Plant Deal in Threat to Whiting Fishery  


DHL Now Shipping Live Crabs and Seafood from Northern Norway to South Korea and US Markets  


Sea to Table Expands Seafood Delivery Service Directly to Consumers


Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Teams Up With Spain's Largest Seafood Canner Jealsa  


DFO Identifies 140,000 km of Ocean West of Vancouver Island for MPA Designation


Seafood.com News Summary Thursday May 25, 2017


Wed. May 24 2017

Oregon Pink Shrimp Volume Steady; Small Sizes Remain a Concern  


DFO Opens Newfoundland's 3Ps Inshore Cod Fishery But Issues No Decision for Offshore Harvesters  


Chilean Customs Workers Go On Strike Indefinitely  


WWF Study: Shrimp Can Be Traced Back to Their Country of Origin Through Elemental Profiling  


ISSF Compliance Report Focuses on Tuna Best Practices, Collaboration  


SCeMFiS Funds Seven Research Projects Affecting Fisheries Management  


Cape Greig Walrus are Back, ADF&G Plans Changed Fishery Boundary Again


Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday May 24, 2017


Tue. May 23 2017

Congressional Trade Committee Hears Testimony About US Seafood Trade Deficits from ASPA and NFI  


RFM Certification Underway for Five Alaska Crab Fisheries, ASMI Calls for Stakeholders Input  


Chinook Salmon Research in Yukon and Nushagak Rivers Designed to Help Manage Fisheries  


Commerce Department Rescinds Duty Rate Review for Chinese Shrimp Exporters  


Santa Monica Hires Dave Harrison as VP of Procurement


Long John's Featuring Buttermilk Breaded Alaskan Cod on Menu for the Summer  


Canada's Redfish Fishery Earns MSC Certification  


VIDEO: Ecuador's Shrimp Output and Sales to Asia Reach Records  


James Beard Chef Says Maine Should Start Eating its Invasive Green Crab Problem


Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday May 23, 2017


Mon. May 22 2017

Ecuadorian Shrimp Exports at Record Level in 2017 as Sales to Asia Dominate Market Share  


F/V America's Finest, Largest Catcher Processor Built in US in 30 Years, May Need Jones Act Waiver


First Copper River Opener Took Nearly Half the Chinook Forecasted Harvest and 36,000 Sockeye  


PODCAST: Canada’s Snow Crab Market Stabilizes and China’s Era of High Shrimp Output Fades  


Seafood.com News Summary Monday May 22, 2017


Fri. May 19 2017

First 22,000 Lbs of Copper River Salmon Lands in Seattle; 77,000 More Lbs. Expected Today  


VIDEO: Canada’s Snow Crab Market Stabilizes as the Era of High Chinese Shrimp Output Fades  


New England Fisheries Council to Consider Deep Sea Coral-Protection Rules


Seafood.com News Summary Friday May 19, 2017


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Tuna Price Fixing Civil Suit Picks Up as Wal-Mart, Other Retailers File Amended Complaints

The announcement by the Dept. of Justice that Bumble Bee plead guilty to a criminal price-fixing charge has led to a flurry of amended complaints in the retail class action suit against the three big tuna companies who dominate the US market. The amended complaint by Wal-Mart and others, such as Winn Dixie, allege that the conspiracy traces back to 2004, following the Infofish Tuna meeting in Bangkok. Wal-Mart and the others say that the guilty plea in a criminal case does not foreclose the possibility of a larger conspiracy, and in the civil case which seeks to set damages, they have set out to prove a much more widespread conspiracy. Wal-Mart published a list of 56 people they identified as “conspiracy players”.

North Atlantic, Inc. and its subsidiary Bali Seafood International became the first U.S.-based company to commit to one of the United Nations' Sustainability Development Goals (SDG). The companies agreed to Goal 14, which aims to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.” In support of SDG 14 North Atlantic and Bali Seafood said they will collect data from every vessel in their supply chain, through either passive tracking units or e-log catch documentation.

In other news, Bob O’Bryant has been hired to lead all operational and marketing efforts at Cannon Fish Company (CFC) as the company’s next president. He most recently served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bornstein Seafood. “It is an honor to assume the position of President of CFC and help APICDA fulfill its mission to sustain rural Alaska villages through the Community Development Quota (CDQ) program,” said O’Bryant.

Meanwhile, there was a big shift away from putting Bristol Bay red salmon into cans last season. Instead, the fish was processed into higher value fillets and headed/gutted fish whole fish. The canned pack dropped to 27 percent, while H&G fresh increased eight-fold to 14 million pounds. Sockeye salmon fillet production doubled to 50 million pounds.

Finally, high winds have delayed the opening of the lobster fishery off Cape Breton. The opening of the fishery in Area 27, which extends from Bay St. Lawrence to Gabarus, was scheduled for Monday but has been changed to Wednesday.

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