Tue. Jun 27 2017

Bristol Bay Run Nears 5 Million Fish, Nushagak Surging, Naknek Still Waiting


Oregon Fishing Industry Uncertain about Future Access to International Terminal in Newport  


China's JD.com Fresh Food Unit Inks Agreement with Norway for Salmon  


Changsha Airport Imports Large Quantities of Norwegian Salmon as Norway-China Agreement Takes Hold  


ANALYSIS: Ecuadorean Shrimp Exports Reach Monthly Record High  


Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday June 27, 2017


Mon. Jun 26 2017

ANALYSIS: May and Year-to-Date Gulf Shrimp Landings Surge  


Russian Crab Quota Auction Challenged Over Corruption After Primorye Producers Secure Few Pounds


Acme Smoked Fish Introduces Ready-to-eat Hawaiian Smoked Fish Poke Bowls From Blue Hill Bay  


Seafood.com News Summary Monday June 26, 2017


Japanese Salmon Consumption Fell More than 10% in 2016-17; Supply Shrank Too  


Japan Becomes Signatory of Anti-IUU Treaty; Pledges to Eliminate Illegal Fishing Activities  


Global Aquaculture Alliance BAP is First Aquaculture Standard to Near GSSI Approval


Some Tasmanian Chefs Take Local Salmon Off Menu due to Environmental Concerns


John Bullard - NOAA Admin for Atlantic Region, Says No Silver Bullet for Groundfish   (0)


Perdue Volunteers and Oyster Recovery Partnership Fill Shell Bags to Help Restore Bay’s Oyster Pop


Fri. Jun 23 2017

Seafood.com News Summary Friday June 23, 2017


Chinese Engineers Finish First Semi-Submersible Aquaculture Pen for SalMar ASA  


Tesco Hikes UK Salmon Retail Prices, Following Sainsbury  


China Shrimp Seed Stocking Drops 25% in First Half, Output to Be Stable on higher Quality seed  


FFAW wins Higher Summer Shrimp Price as Panel Sets $1.25 per Lb. as Benchmark  


Atlantic Capes Promotes Two Executives to Operations and Financial Roles  


NFI, Importers Dealt Setback by Court in Ruling over Seafood Traceability Rule


ANALYSIS: Live Lobster Market Following Seasonal Trends  


Thu. Jun 22 2017

Seafood.com News Summary Thursday June 22, 2017


ANALYSIS: Atlantic Salmon Frozen Fillet Imports Beginning to Rise  


Zhanjiang Aquatic Products Exposition Draws Purchaser and Visitors from Around the World  


Norway Sees Rise in Export Values in May  


Brits All At Sea on Old Fish Names


Japan Frozen Salmon Market Weakens Ahead of New Season Production in Russia and Alaska  


Wed. Jun 21 2017

Seafood.com News Summary Wednesday June 21, 2017


BuyBack Program for Non-Whiting Trawl Fleet Continues to Generate Excessive Costs with no Relief   (0)


Mexican Film on Tilapia Workers Wins First Prize for World Seafood Congress Women in Seafood Videos


Just Shrimp Adds Healthy Alternatives to Attract Younger Diners  


New Bedford Mayor Says Rafael Represented 75% of their Groundfish Landings; Pleads to Keep Permits


ANALYSIS: Scallop Market Prices Retreat from All-Time Highs  


Tue. Jun 20 2017

Seafood.com News Summary Tuesday June 20, 2017


VIDEO: Farmed Salmon Prices in Seasonal Decline  


Chris Oliver Named Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries


Stavis Seafoods to Pack Fresh Fish in 100% Recyclable Material


Americold Announces Appointment of Tim Hinckley as Executive VP & CCO


Canadian Gov’t Says NL Plant Workers Will get Extra 5 Weeks of Employment Insurance Benefit


Editorial Changes at Seafood News Announced With Susan Chambers Named Associate Editor


Oregon Trawl Commission Strongly Disputes Our Criticism of MSC's Approach to West Coast Groundfish   (0)


Bocaccio, Darkblotch Rockfish Assessment Updates Show Stocks Rebuilt  


California Budget Bill Lowers Landing Fees From State Proposal  


Peeled Shrimp Margins Squeezed by Two Year Decline  


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What a State Budget-Triggered Shutdown Will Mean for Alaska's Fisheries

If Alaskan lawmakers cannot agree on a budget by June 30 the state will be forced to layoff state workers on July 1, which will have widespread ramifications on state fishery management. The biggest punch would be felt by salmon fisheries — and the harm could extend well beyond this year. Field staff at remote weirs, towers and salmon sonar counting projects from Southeast to Kotzebue will be pulled, said Scott Kelley, a division director with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten said that the department is working with the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Law to analyze the impacts of a shutdown on the commercial, subsistence, personal use and sport fisheries, as well as hunting seasons.

The range of full-cycle fish aquaculture that does not depend on harvests of wild fisheries is expanding in Japan and is being led by major fisheries companies Nippon Suisan (Nissui) and Maruha Nichiro. Nissui is working on bringing a fully-farm raised octopus product to the market by 2020. Maruha, meanwhile is close to perfecting farmed raised kampachi.

In other news, a revision to the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, finalized last week, will give the US Customs Department more authority to ban imported seafood that is produced with forced labor. The change to the Enforcement removes the "consumptive demand" clause from the regulation. Under this clause, US importers were able to import merchandise into the US that was produced with forced labor if domestic production could not satisfy demand for the product.

Meanwhile, Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and California Sens. Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein called for a federal salmon fishery disaster declaration for both states to support economic recovery for coastal communities, in a letter Friday to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. “Salmon are a vital part of our region’s history, economy and culture,” the senators wrote in the letter. “This disaster declaration will provide a much needed safety net to keep fishermen in business, communities afloat, and the industry open for business until salmon stocks are restored.”

Finally, fishermen in Mississippi say shrimp harvests are plentiful and bigger compared to last year's initial landings. The season opened on June 7. “Last year, we were looking at 80-100's. Right now, we're looking at 40-50's. Big difference,” said dock manager, Chris Lyons. Gulf inventories heading into the season were tight on many mid-sized shrimp counts.

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