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Sep 12 - UK Retail Giant ASDA to Feature Seafood from Norway


Aug 29 - RFC Commissions New Processing Facility in Murmansk


Aug 14 - NFI Releases "Proper Perspective" On Latest Mercury Study About Cod and Tuna


Aug 7 - Strong Value Boosts Norwegian Seafood Exports in July


Aug 6 - Alaska Fishing Updates for August 2019


Jul 26 - Russia Plans Production Increases, Diversification of Seafood Exports this Year


Jul 12 - FISH-NL Seeking Immediate Halt to All Fishing for Northern Cod Outside Stewardship Fishery


Jun 26 - FISH-NL Wants Cod Quality Program Eliminated


Jun 14 - FFAW: To Protect Cod Stock, Action Needs to Be Taken to Control Seal Population


Jun 12 - Council Rejects Emergency Order Request for Adak Cod Set-Aside for 2020


May 30 - FFAW-Unifor Meets With Federal Fisheries Minister, Discuss Northern Cod Management


May 28 - Highly Ironic That Export Award from Gov’t Went to Maine Company Most Hurt by Seafood Tariffs


May 24 - FISH-NL Takes A Stand Against Proposal to Grant Labrador Harvesters 25% of Northern Cod Quotas


May 24 - Oceana Highlights Long Term Benefits of Rebuilt Northern Cod Fishery as DFO Readies Quota Call


May 20 - Russian Fish Harvests Level Off, Decrease After Years of Consecutive Growth


May 14 - Russia’s RRPK Developing Major Fish Processing Assets in the North


May 6 - Russia and Norway Prepare to Increase Barents Sea Whitefish Catch in 2020


Apr 25 - Alaska Seafood Industry Snapshot


Apr 3 - Norway Exports of Fresh Cod Decline in First Quarter of 2019; Frozen Cod Volumes Increase


Apr 1 - China's Seafood Trade Continues Growth Trend


Mar 29 - Russia Plans to Force More Domestic Processing of Pollock, Crab by Fiat


Mar 25 - Russian Fish Producer Norebo Plans to Expand Fishing Fleet with 10 New Vessels/Processors


Mar 13 - IKEA Canada Adds Sustainable Salmon Balls to Restaurant Menus


Mar 8 - VIDEO: Farmed Salmon Update; Lent Seafood; MSC Gulf Snow Crab; SeaPak Budweiser Partnership


Mar 7 - Norwegian Frozen Cod Exports Drop Slightly in February, But Up Overall For the Year


Mar 6 - Shoney’s Kicks Off Seafood Season with New Menu Items, Enhanced Seafood Fresh Food Bar


Mar 6 - Chick-Fil-A Promotes its Cod Sandwich for Lent


Feb 22 - VIDEO: Ocean Beauty & Findus; Wendy’s Cod Sandwich; Trident Target of EPA Fine; and More


Feb 21 - Wendy’s Brings Back North Pacific Cod Sandwich for Lent Despite Pollock Price Difference


Feb 20 - Study: Ocean Acidification Harms Atlantic Cod


Feb 20 - Alaska Fishing Updates for February


Feb 5 - Norwegian Frozen Cod Exports Rise in January 2019


Feb 4 - French Documentary on Cod Soaking Causing Problems in Norway


Jan 30 - FFAW Argues that Reference Point for Newfoundland Cod is Out of Date


Jan 28 - Prince William Sound Waters Open for Pacific Cod Today


Jan 28 - Russia Considers Adding Pollock, Herring and Cod to 'No History' Quota Auctions This Year


Jan 16 - Data on Alaska Fish Catches, Prices, Processor Sales by AK Region


Jan 7 - Norwegian Seafood Exports Set Record; Just Miss 100 Billion Kroner Mark


Jan 4 - Icewater Seafoods Founder Bruce Wareham Dies at 75


Jan 3 - Russia Initiates Plans for Pollock, Crab Harvests in Arctic Seas This Year


Jan 2 - Alaska Fishing Gears Up for 2019


Dec 11 - Alaska State Cod Winter/Spring TAC Near 8 Million Pounds After Reallocation from Bering Sea


Dec 10 - Norway Reports 10% Growth in Export Value for Salmon, Increase in Cod Exports in November


Nov 26 - Russia Expects Record Fish Harvests This Year; Salmon Growth Almost Doubles


Nov 21 - Trident’s Protein Noodles Top Winner at Alaska Seafood Contest


Nov 21 - Kuril Islands Resolution with Japan Could Mean Huge Losses for Russian Seafood Industry


Nov 9 - Halibut’s a Wrap But There’s Lots of Fishing Going on Across Alaska


Oct 26 - Electronic Monitoring Expands, Nov. 1 Deadline to Sign On


Oct 25 - Is FFAW Crying Wolf Over 3Ps Cod: Inshore Sector Increased Their Catches as Stock Remained Low


Oct 24 - Pier Fish Co. Names Beth Hickam to Vice President of West Coast Sales


Oct 15 - Imported Seafood Lures More Chinese Foodies, According to JD Report


Oct 1 - Russian Leading Fish Producer Norebo Subjected to State Searches, Seizures


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UK Retail Giant ASDA to Feature Seafood from Norway

400 ASDA stores across the United Kingdom will begin to stock Norwegian cod and Norwegian haddock with the Seafood from Norway origin branding.

ASDA will have visuals and marketing on display to show-off Norwegian seafood to its customers. The partnership marks the first major retail campaign which targets British consumers with the Seafood from Norway origin mark.

“Together with New England Seafood and ASDA we can communicate the unique qualities of Norwegian cod and haddock to a huge proportion of seafood loving British consumers through this partnership..."

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RFC Commissions New Processing Facility in Murmansk

The Russian Fishery Company commissioned the Russian Cod fish processing plant in Murmansk and began construction of a second enterprise, the Russian Haddock plant. Both projects are implemented by the Russian Fishery Company in partnership with Agama Group of Companies.

The design capacity of the Russian Cod plant is more than 50 tons of finished products from cod and haddock per day. The new production will provide the domestic market with high-quality fish products and increase the export of agricultural products. As planned, it will export...

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Strong Value Boosts Norwegian Seafood Exports in July 

Norway enjoyed a strong month of July when it came to the country’s seafood exports. Norway exported 164,000 metric tonnes of seafood last month, which was a six percent drop in volume, but the $870.1 million in value was an 11 percent improvement, a solid sign for the country.

“Seafood exports fluctuate with the seasons and normally July is our weakest export month,” Paul T. Aandahl, Seafood Analyst with the Norwegian Seafood Council said.

According to Aandahl, July 2019 exports numbers was the second-highest in history...

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Russia Plans Production Increases, Diversification of Seafood Exports this Year

Russia plans a significant increase and diversification of its fish and seafood exports this year, paying a particular attention to some far-abroad nations, according to recent statements of some leading Russian fishermen and senior officials of the Russian Federal Agency of Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo).

According to latest data provided by Rosrybolovstvo, fish exports out of Russia over the past five years have increased by 400,000 tonnes in volume and $1.8 billion USD in value. Traditionally, the biggest exports were observed in frozen fish, such as pollock and...

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FISH-NL Wants Cod Quality Program Eliminated

Fresh off the DFO's announcement of a 30% increase in the total allowable catch for the northern cod stewardship fishery, the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) is calling for the elimination of the cod quality program.

The cod quality program began in 2014 as a way to improve the quality and price of cod landed. However, FISH-NL argues that in the five years that the program has been around, the average price of cod has actually declined...

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Council Rejects Emergency Order Request for Adak Cod Set-Aside for 2020

An effort to reinstate the Adak cod set-aside by emergency order failed at the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council last week. Proponents are now reaching out to Congress for a legislative fix in time for the January 2020 cod season.

The 5,000 mt set-aside was established in 2016 with Amendment 113, which was vacated last March in response to a lawsuit brought by United Catcher Boats, B & N Fisheries Company, Groundfish Forum, and Katie Ann LLC. In his decision, D.C. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly found ...

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Highly Ironic That Export Award from Gov’t Went to Maine Company Most Hurt by Seafood Tariffs

[The Winding Glass is an opinion and commentary column from SeafoodNews Founder and Publisher John Sackton.]

The danger of an escalating trade war with China for the seafood industry runs on two tracks.  For importers, especially of tilapia, the prospect of a permanent 25% tariff will force a major reshuffling in the category.  Unless the exemption on taxing products from the US processed in China is revoked, other items like pink salmon, twice frozen cod and pollock, and processed flatfish which are...

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Oceana Highlights Long Term Benefits of Rebuilt Northern Cod Fishery as DFO Readies Quota Announcement

Oceana has released a new economic study that says a rebuilt Northern Cod fishery, ie one where the stock has reached the reference limit, could support 16 times as many jobs, and 5 times the overall value of the cod fishery today in Newfoundland.

Their study says that the fishery could recover within 11 years, and grow in value from today's $36 million to $233 million.

“There is tremendous potential to rebuild northern cod to healthy levels...

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Russia’s RRPK Developing Major Fish Processing Assets in the North

RRPK, one of Russia’s largest fish producers and processors, is finishing preparations for the launch of Russkay Treska, a new large-scale facility in the Russian Murmansk region. It will specialize in the processing of cod and other whitefish species. It is expected to be one of the largest of its kind in the entire Russian North.

Currently RRPK is finishing installation of the main equipment for the plant, that will be operated jointly with the local Agama Group.

The new plant will be equipped...

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Alaska Seafood Industry Snapshot

This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch - An updated snapshot of Alaska’s seafood industry.

Alaska’s seafood industry puts 60,000 people to work, meaning $1.5 billion in earnings for fishermen on more than 9,000 vessels and workers at 87 large shoreside processing plants.

The seafood industry supports at least $150 million a year in taxes and fees.

And here’s why state budget watchers should care about fish prices:  In 2017, for example, the average dock price per pound for all Alaska seafood was 41 cents. If it had increased by one penny, it would...

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China's Seafood Trade Continues Growth Trend

China's seafood industry set new records last year for trade. Trading volume increase 3.33% to reach 9.544 million tons, while the value increased 14.44% to $37.188 billion USD. To be specific, its export volume contracted by 0.4% to only 4.322 million tons, but the value rose 5.56% to $22.326 billion USD. And the import volume rose by 6.64% to 5.222 million tons, while the value jumped by 30.99% to $14.861 billion USD.

With regard to exports, tilapia is still popular among foreign buyers and they have enjoyed increased...

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Russian Fish Producer Norebo Plans to Expand Fishing Fleet with 10 New Vessels/Processors

Norebo, one of Russia’s largest fish producers and processors and owned by a local fish tycoon Vitaly Orlov, has reached an agreement with Russian shipbuilder Severnaya Verf, to build an additional four new fish trawler-processors during the next several years, according to the company.

So far, Norebo has already ordered six large fish trawlers from Severnaya Verf, while the new contract, worth of RUB 16 billion ($300 million USD), means the total number of ordered vessel is now 10 units...

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VIDEO: Farmed Salmon Update; Lent Seafood; MSC Gulf Snow Crab; SeaPak Budweiser Partnership

SeafoodNews Weekly Recap's Lorin Castiglione is back! Watch Lorin and co-host Amanda Buckle reunite on screen as they talk about the latest farmed salmon market update; Lent seafood offerings; the MSC Gulf Snow Crab Certificate; and SeaPak's partnership with Budweiser.

This video is sponsored by the Urner Barry Executive Conference, now the premier event for the seafood industry. The Executive Conference, taking place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas from April 28th to the 30th, is expanding this year and...

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Shoney’s Kicks Off Seafood Season with New Menu Items, Enhanced Seafood Fresh Food Bar

Shoney’s has some new seafood offerings – and just in time for Lent.

The Lenten season begins on Wednesday, and now through April 21 Shoney’s is offering their guests the best seafood prepared with “Shoney’s signature quality.”

“Shoney’s prides itself on giving our valued guests what they want when they want it,” said Shoney’s Chairman and CEO, David Davoudpour. “And now, it’s the season for seafood and we’re serving the finest the ocean has to offer. This year’s Seafood Fest will satisfy our guests at every level...

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VIDEO: Ocean Beauty & Findus; Wendy’s Cod Sandwich; Trident Target of EPA Fine; and More

Watch the latest Seafood News Weekly Recap with host Amanda Buckle. This week on the video we talk about Ocean Beauty Seafoods partnering with Findus; Wendy's North Pacific Cod Sandwich; Trident being targeted by the EPA; and NOAA setting specifications for fishing year 2019.

This video is sponsored by the Urner Barry Executive Conference, now the premier event for the seafood industry. The Executive Conference, taking place at the Bellagio in Las Vegas from April 28th to the 30th...

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Study: Ocean Acidification Harms Atlantic Cod

According to a new study conducted by scientists from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, ocean acidification could be harming Atlantic cod.

The study, which was completed with the aid of scientists from France and Norway, was recently published in the scientific journal Global Change Biology. The scientists looked at previously published papers, that found that “less cod larvae survive” due to ocean acidification. What the researchers from GEOMAR found was that “even the surviving larvae have significant organ damages and developmental delays.” Looking specifically at...

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NFI Releases "Proper Perspective" On Latest Mercury Study About Cod and Tuna

A study recently released by Harvard scientists reports that climate change and overfishing are increasing toxic mercury levels in cod and tuna. News outlets looking at the study published headlines like: "Toxic Fish: Is climate change making cod and tuna dangerous to eat?" and "The scary reason why fish and chips could become a thing of the past." The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) is now speaking out on the "hyperbolic reporting that lacks a complete understanding of the findings and often ignores needed perspective...

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Alaska Fishing Updates for August 2019

Alaska’s salmon catches range from the ridiculous at places like Southeast and Chignik – to the sublime at Bristol Bay.

The statewide harvest by yesterday was nearing 105 million salmon, more than half  - 53 million – are sockeyes. Of that, 43 million of the reds are from Bristol Bay, the second largest catch in its history. Most processors have now posted a base price of $1.35 for Bay sockeyes, not including nice bonuses for chilling, bleeding and more.

The statewide pink catch so far has just topped 40 million...

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FISH-NL Seeking Immediate Halt to All Fishing for Northern Cod Outside Stewardship Fishery

Following a recently published research paper that offers an "alternative" view on the state of northern cod stock, the Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) are calling for an immediate halt to all fishing for northern cod outside of the small-scale stewardship fishery.

Late last month George Rose and Carl Walters published a research paper titled "The State of Canada's Iconic Northern Cod: A Second Opinion." In the paper, Rose challenges the DFO's current model that estimates the size of...

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FFAW: To Protect Cod Stock, Action Needs to Be Taken to Control Seal Population  

FFAW is calling on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to "take action to control the overpopulation of seals." The call for action comes after the DFO announced the management plan for certain groundfish species in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, including the total allowable catch (TAC) for 3Pn4RS cod.

The management plan for 3Pn4RS cod sets the TAC at 1000t for a two-year period, which is a 68% reduction from the previous season. The reduction is a result of the increasing rate of...

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FFAW-Unifor Meets With Federal Fisheries Minister, Discuss Northern Cod Management

FFAW-Unifor's president, secretary treasurer and director of public affairs met with Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Jonathan Wilkinson in St. John's on Wednesday. According to the organization, which represents approximately 15,000 working women and men throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, the meeting focused on northern cod.

"FFAW highlighted the management recommendations presented by the NL Groundfish Industry Development Council and the importance of northern cod to fish harvesters, plant workers and coastal communities," the group said in a statement regarding the meeting...

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FISH-NL Takes A Stand Against Proposal to Grant Labrador Harvesters 25% of Northern Cod Quotas

The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) announced this week that they are against a proposal that could see 25% of the northern cod quota allocated to harvesters from Labrador and processed there. According to Ryan Cleary, President of Fish-NL, the issue is granting one group or organization the percentage of the overall total allowable catch.

"The inshore harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador as a whole must be the principle beneficiary of adjacent fish stocks," Cleary said...

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Russian Fish Harvests Level Off, Decrease After Years of Consecutive Growth

Russia may be faced with the decline of total fish catch this year after several years of consecutive growth, according to recent statements of some leading Russian fishermen and experts of Rosrybolovstvo.

According to official state statistics, as of May 8, the total fish catch in Russia amounted to 1.78 million tonnes, which is by 1.7% lower than same period last year.

The biggest decline is in the Northern Basin, where total catch amounted to only 179,800 tonnes, which is 33.46% below the 2018 level.

The decline was...

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Russia and Norway Prepare to Increase Barents Sea Whitefish Catch in 2020

Russia and Norway plan to significantly increase their volume of Barents Sea cod, haddock and other types of whitefish during the next several years, according to recent fish authorities from both countries.

Although for 2019 the quota for Barents Sea cod, which was set by both Russia and Norway, was a 7% decrease from 2018, to 725,000 tonnes. According to some sources in the Russian Federal Agency for Fishery, Rosrybolovstvo, Russia plans to push for an increase in 2020.

The same is applied ...

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Norway Exports of Fresh Cod Decline in First Quarter of 2019; Frozen Cod Volumes Increase

The Norwegian Seafood Council released export data for the first quarter of 2019 and is reporting a decline in the volume of fresh cod. According to the data, the volume of fresh cod fell 22%, with just 25,200 tons exported.

"Reduced quotas and a prolonged period of bad weather mean that less raw material has been brought to the market," said Norwegian Seafood Council analyst Ingrid K. Pettersen. "This is evident in the figures for fresh cod exports...

 

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Russia Plans to Force More Domestic Processing of Pollock, Crab by Fiat

The Russian government plans to seriously tighten control for the sales of fish and seafood both in the domestic market and abroad with the aim to ensure additional supplies of domestic catch to local customers, according to recent statements of Russian Federal Agency of Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo) representatives.

According to Ilya Shestakov, head of Rosrybolovstvo, the government is continuing its work on the design of a new federal law that will set new standards for fish trade in Russia and the...

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IKEA Canada Adds Sustainable Salmon Balls to Restaurant Menus

Forget about IKEA’s Swedish meatballs. IKEA Canada shoppers can now indulge in salmon balls. The home furnishing retailer announced on Tuesday that they have introduced salmon balls to the restaurant menus from “coast to coast.”

IKEA’s salmon balls are made from ASC-certified salmon, with the addition of MSC-certified cod. But in addition to being sustainably sourced, the new menu items are also responsibly produced in that they are made from smaller sections of salmon that “cannot be used as fillets...

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Norwegian Frozen Cod Exports Drop Slightly in February, But Up Overall For the Year

The Norwegian Seafood Council is reporting that 17,000 tons of frozen cod have been exported so far this year – an increase in volume of 11%.

In February the largest recipients of frozen cod were China, the UK and the Netherlands. But while exports of frozen cod for the year are up, they were down for the month of February when comparing to the previous month. In February 7,200 tons of frozen cod were exported, a decrease in volume of 4%. Looking back to January...

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Chick-Fil-A Promotes its Cod Sandwich for Lent

Chick-Fil-A is bringing back its cod sandwich at participating locations, menued as catch of the day.

The Lent offering will be available from March 6th until April 20th.  

The company has offered a fish sandwich during Lent in the past as well.

According to a release on the company’s website, they will also offer a deluxe fish sandwich with cheese, and 2 and 3 count fish  meals with waffle fries.

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Wendy’s Brings Back North Pacific Cod Sandwich for Lent Despite Pollock Price Difference 

The North Pacific Cod Sandwich is back at Wendy’s – and just in time for Lent.

The North Pacific Cod Sandwich is a limited time menu option added just once a year. The Lenten season staple starts with a wild-caught North Pacific cod fillet, which is hand-cut and lightly breaded with crispy panko crumbs. The fillet is topped with a creamy dill tartar sauce, dill pickles and crisp lettuce and served to fish lovers on a toasted bun.

While fast food chains like...

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