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Sep 19 - B.C. Atlantic Farm Raised Salmon Named "Good Alternative" By Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch


Sep 19 - Alaska Legislature Keeps Salmon Habitat Protections Alive


Sep 14 - Alaska Lt. Gov. Mallott Rejects Salmon Habitat Ballot Initiative


Sep 13 - Climate Change Will Impact SE Alaska Rivers, and Salmon


Sep 12 - Fish Radio: Alaska Salmon Catch Topped Projections, But it Could Have been Higher


Sep 7 - New Meal Delivery Kit Offers Ethically Sourced Salmon


Sep 7 - Oregon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sign Agreements for Five Salmon Hatcheries


Sep 7 - Norway Plans to Resume Supplies of Salmon to Russia by End of 2017


Sep 7 - Zhoushan City Companies Visit Norway, Place Orders for Salmon and Cod


Aug 31 - Washington Representatives Pen Urgent Letter to Protect Native Salmon After Atlantic Salmon Escape


Aug 30 - European Commission Proposes Increase Catches in Baltic Sea in 2018


Aug 30 - Norwegian, Chinese Companies Closer to Forging Trade Agreements for Seafood


Aug 30 - Norwegian Salmon, Cod Perform Well on E-commerce Platforms in China


Aug 29 - Oregon Officials Working on Disaster Aid for Salmon Fishermen


Aug 25 - Salmon, Tilapia Prices Lower as Part of Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods


Aug 24 - Cooke Criticized for Salmon Pen Collapse; Escaped Numbers Much Bigger Than Initial Estimates


Aug 23 - Tassal’s Okehampton Bay Aquaculture Site Approved by Independent Environment Protect Authority


Aug 18 - Researchers Discover Reason for Deafness in Farmed Salmon


Aug 18 - Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Washington Hosts Exhibit On Early Years of Salmon Derbies


Aug 18 - Norwegian Seafood Exports to China Show Dramatic Rise


Aug 17 - Striped Bass Being Caught in Labrador Which is Far Beyond their Normal Range


Aug 16 - Cargill Survey Reveals U.S. Consumers are Willing To Spend Extra for Sustainable Seafood


Aug 16 - Washington Governor Appointments Former PFMC Director to Fish and Wildlife Commission


Aug 14 - Seattle's Fancy Canned Fish Restaurant Lands RealNetworks CEO as Investor


Aug 14 - Norwegian Salmon Titan Gustav Witzoe Concerned Over Cost of Sea Lice Control


Aug 11 - Cermaq Named the Most Transparent Salmon Farming Company By Seafood Intelligence


Aug 10 - Faroe Islands, Russia Free-Trade Agreement Could Impact US Salmon Imports


Aug 10 - Alaska Celebrates 2nd Annual Alaska Wild Salmon Day on August 10, 2017


Aug 7 - Japanese Imports of Ikura Falling as Buyers Can’t Match US Sushi Demand


Aug 7 - AquaBounty Technologies Releases Financial Results For Second Quarter, First Half of 2017


Aug 4 - Oregon Fisheries to Benefit From Merkley’s Senate Commerce, Justice Appropriations Bill


Aug 3 - Klawock Oceanside Workers Return Home After Reportedly Being Stuck On Fishing Processor in Alaska


Aug 2 - Alaska Fishing Season Booming With Salmon, Pollock, Cod and More


Jul 31 - Surging Sockeye Leads to Jump in Retail Promotions in July, Outstripping Farmed Salmon


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B.C. Atlantic Farm Raised Salmon Named "Good Alternative" By Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle September 18, 2017

Salmon farms are engulfed in a bit of a controversy following escapement issues, but that hasn’t stopped the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program from recognizing Atlantic farm raised salmon in British Columbia as a sustainable choice.

The program has recommended Atlantic salmon raised in British Columbia as a “good alternative.” The rating means that salmon farms have made improvements to habitat and escapes, and have increased their “independent, transparent, peer-reviewed data on the subject of ...

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Alaska Legislature Keeps Salmon Habitat Protections Alive

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] September 18, 2017

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – The push to protect salmon habitat is still a go.

A proposed ballot initiative aimed at modernizing salmon habitat protection and permitting laws was denied last week by Lieutenant Governor Mallott. The measure would update the Title 16 laws for the first time in 60 years. 

But because it would appropriate waterways and that can’t be done by ballot initiative, it was ruled unconstitutional ...

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Climate Change Will Impact SE Alaska Rivers, and Salmon

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio]With Laine Welch Sept. 13, 2017

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Protecting Southeast’s salmon streams from changing water flows. More after this – 

One third of Alaska’s salmon harvest each year comes from fish produced in the 17,000 miles of streams in Southeast’s Tongass rainforest. 

A changing climate is altering rain and snowfall patterns that affect that habitat – for better or worse. Now, a first of its kind study details the potential changes and how people can plan ahead to protect the fish.

 In general the global climate models are saying it’s going to get warmer and wetter. I’ve also heard another rule of thumb that the wetter places in the world are going to get wetter..

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New Meal Delivery Kit Offers Ethically Sourced Salmon

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle September 7, 2017

Meal kits are on the rise and one subscription box company in particular is trying to ensure that you have a clear conscience before diving into your dinner. Moink, a meal kit delivery service owned and operated by farmers, launched Wednesday and only features ethically sourced meat and salmon.

Moink allows customers to customize their box with either beef, lamb, pork, chicken or salmon that is humanely raised and ethically sourced. The only salmon included in their meal kits is ...

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Norway Plans to Resume Supplies of Salmon to Russia by End of 2017

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - September 7, 2017

Norway plans to resume supplies of salmon to Russia by the end of the current year, despite the existing food embargo, according to recent statements of Norwegian Minister of Fisheries' Per Sandberg.

Sandberg said the Norway government is currently conducting talks with the Russian Ministry of Agriculture regarding this issue.

The planned volume of supplies was not disclosed. There is a possibility that permissions on the supplies of salmon to Russia will be issued to Norwegian aquaculture enterprises by ...

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Washington Representatives Pen Urgent Letter to Protect Native Salmon After Atlantic Salmon Escape

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] August 31, 2017 

Washington Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, as well as Representatives Adam Smith, Pramila Jayapal, Rick Larsen, Derek Kilmer, Denny Heck and Suzan DelBene have published an urgent letter directed towards the heads of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The senators and representatives are asking the agencies to address the impacts of the farmed Atlantic salmon that escaped from Cooke Aquaculture near San Juan Islands ...

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Norwegian, Chinese Companies Closer to Forging Trade Agreements for Seafood

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Oregon Officials Working on Disaster Aid for Salmon Fishermen

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - August 29, 2017

While West Coast salmon fishermen feel the pinch of either no Chinook season or a very limited one, state officials are working on disaster assistance.

In Oregon, staff from Gov. Kate Brown's Natural Resources Office said it is working on a Governor’s executive order directing state agencies to coordinate and focus existing services to assist people and communities affected by the 2017 South Coast ocean salmon fishing closure.

"Currently, the local workforce board and Workforce Oregon leadership are working together with staff from [Higher Education Coordinating Commission] - Office of Workforce Investments to survey ...

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Cooke Criticized for Salmon Pen Collapse; Escaped Numbers Much Bigger Than Initial Estimates

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton August 24, 2017

Cooke Seafoods is struggling with a public relations nightmare following the collapse of one of the company's farmed Atlantic salmon pens at their Cypress Island Farm in the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound.  

After initially blaming high tides due to the solar eclipse, Cooke has now backed off that statement and acknowledged that they were already worried about the structural integrity of the pen, but decided to wait and harvest the salmon before making...

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Researchers Discover Reason for Deafness in Farmed Salmon

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 18, 2018

Past research has revealed that farmed salmon can suffer from partial deafness and now we know why. Researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered that half of the world’s farmed salmon are part deaf due to accelerated growth rates in aquaculture.

Inner ear deformity in salmon has been studied since the 1960s, according to Phys.org. However, scientists have been unable to figure out the reason for the deformity. A study published in Scientific Reports in April 2016 found that farmed fish have ...

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Norwegian Seafood Exports to China Show Dramatic Rise

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Cappma] translated by Amy Zhong - August 18, 2017

Norway’s seafood export to China has reached 91,842 tons during the first seven months this year. It has jumped by 44% from 63,834 tons in the same period last year, according to the Norwegian Seafood Council. The dramatic increase undoubtedly shows great potential of Norwegian seafood in Chinese market, said Sigmund Bjorgo, the NSC director for the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.

Among all seafood, the pelagic ones like mackerels have enjoyed obvious increase in export volumes. Their export volume is 35,536 tons in ...

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Cargill Survey Reveals U.S. Consumers are Willing To Spend Extra for Sustainable Seafood

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 16, 2017

Cargill — a global corporate feed company that produces feed for salmon, tilapia, shrimp and more  — has conducted a survey with 1,000 U.S. residents to find out what they care about when it comes to seafood. The poll results revealed that “seafood is in higher demand than ever before” and that a majority of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable and responsibly sourced seafood.

“The majority of American consumers believe seafood is ...

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Seattle's Fancy Canned Fish Restaurant Lands RealNetworks CEO as Investor

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 14, 2017

Little Fish, a Seattle based restaurant opening this fall, has landed RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser as an investor. While the restaurant business is not a new venture for Glaser, it was Little Fish’s canned seafood idea that lured in Glaser.

Little Fish’s co-founders —Bryan Jarr and Zoi Antonitsas —not only plan to open up a restaurant in the new section of historic Pike Place Market, but a retail space and a production operation to ...

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Cermaq Named the Most Transparent Salmon Farming Company By Seafood Intelligence

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 11, 2017

CermaqCermaq, a global salmon and trout farming company with operations in Norway, Chile and Canada, has been named the number one company in Seafood Intelligence’s annual transparency benchmark report. The 2017 rating comes after Seafood Intelligence, a subscriber-based international economic and market intelligence news service, evaluated 36 salmonid companies and 11 fish feed companies on their transparency.

“I’m proud of this accomplishment,” Cermaq CEO Geir Molvik said in a statement. “Our commitment to openness and transparency is...

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Alaska Celebrates 2nd Annual Alaska Wild Salmon Day on August 10, 2017

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 10, 2017

Alaskans are celebrating their five wild salmon species and the fisherman who catch them. Thursday, August 10 marks the second annual Alaska Wild Salmon Day.

In honor of the day, which was first signed into  law on May 8, 2016 by Alaska governor Bill Walker, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is hosting an Alaska Seafood Commercial Fishing Video Contest. The contest was designed to “highlight all of Alaska’s wild seafood species and what it takes to be in the Alaska commercial fishing...

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AquaBounty Technologies Releases Financial Results For Second Quarter, First Half of 2017

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 7, 2017

Aquaculture company AquaBounty Technologies has released their financial results for the second quarter and first half of 2017. The report comes shortly after the company acquired Bell Aquaculture fish farm, which they bought for $14.2 million.

AquaBounty made $53,000 of revenue from the sale of AquaAdvantage Salmon fillets in the second quarter. Their operating expenses increased from $2 million to $2.1 million...

 

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Alaska Lt. Gov. Mallott Rejects Salmon Habitat Ballot Initiative

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Morris News Service-Alaska/Alaska Journal of Commerce] By Elwood Brehmer - September 14, 2017

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott denied an application on Sept. 12 to put a voter initiative on the 2018 statewide ballot that would have tightened the state’s permitting requirements for development projects with the potential to impact salmon streams.

Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Bakalar wrote a Sept. 6 letter to Mallott recommending he not certify the initiative because it would strip the Legislature of its power to allocate resources — in this case salmon habitat — and thus violate the Alaska Constitution.

The lieutenant governor’s primary responsibility in Alaska is to manage state...

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Fish Radio: Alaska Salmon Catch Topped Projections, But it Could Have been Higher

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio] With Laine Welch  Sept 12, 2017

Salmon catch tops forecast, could have gone higher

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Alaska’s salmon catch tops projections but it could have gone much higher. More after this –

Salmon fishing is a wrap except for around Kodiak and Southeast, where cohos and late run chums and sockeyes are still being hauled in.

Trolling for cohos in Southeast is usually the last fishery to close in Alaska’s salmon season.

The statewide catch of 214 million is five percent over the forecast and it could have gone even higher...

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Oregon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sign Agreements for Five Salmon Hatcheries

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - September 7, 2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued two contracts recently to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for the operation of five hatcheries and the production of salmon and steelhead to offset impacts of the Corps’ dams in Oregon.

The Corps will pay ODFW about $4.8 million to operate the Marion Forks, South Santiam, McKenzie and Willamette hatcheries in the Willamette Valley, and just over $2.1 million for operations at the Cole M. Rivers hatchery ...

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Zhoushan City Companies Visit Norway, Place Orders for Salmon and Cod

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] translated by Amy Zhong - September 7, 2017

On Aug. 28, representatives from Zhoushan city have signed cooperation agreements with Norway. Among them, Ocean Family from Zhejiang has reached an agreement with Cermaq, the second largest salmon company in Norway regarding its salmon sales in China. Every year Ocean Family imports 10,000 tons of salmon. Ocean Family's general manager said the company plans to fly in the salmon to ensure its freshness.

Meanwhile, International Aquatic Product City Zhoushan has signed an agreement with Front Marine. It is to import 5,000 tons ...

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European Commission Proposes Increase Catches in Baltic Sea in 2018

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 30, 2017

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea in the upcoming year.  The proposal is part of an effort from the European Union to “adjust the levels of fishing to long-term sustainability targets.” As part of that proposal, the European Commission is seeking to increase catches for central herring, sprat and the main basin salmon stocks in the Baltic Sea.

“We are proposing a balanced package that will ensure sustainable fisheries in the Baltic Sea ...

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Norwegian Salmon, Cod Perform Well on E-commerce Platforms in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong - August 30, 2017

The market performance of Norwegian seafood has been strikingly good in China during the first half of this year. By June 30, its seafood export to China has exceeded 80,000 tons and it has ballooned by 44 percent compared with the same period last year. And the export value has reached 1.4 billion kroner (~ U.S. $180 million), a rise of 34 percent.

Among them, the export value increases 37 percent to reach 918 million kroner (~ U.S. $118 million) for frozen whitefish ...

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Salmon, Tilapia Prices Lower as Part of Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 25, 2017

Whole Foods Whole Catch

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market closes Monday, and Amazon has announced immediate price reductions will be taken on a range of items.  Among the highlighted price cuts are salmon and tilapia.

Whole Foods will also be integrated more closely with Amazon's retail site, with frozen Whole Catch products being offered for sale on Amazon's various grocery ecommerce sites.

When the acquisition closes Whole foods said they will immediately offer lower prices on select grocery staples. The supermarket has not released their full list of discounted items, but a press release confirmed that organic responsibly-farmed salmon and tilapia will be among them...

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Tassal’s Okehampton Bay Aquaculture Site Approved by Independent Environment Protect Authority

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 23, 2017

Tasmania’s independent Environment Protect Authority (EPA) has approved Tassal’s Okehampton Bay aquaculture site, according to Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff.

Tassal’s Okehampton salmon farm features 28 salmon cages over 80 hectares (or 197 acres) and will generate over 250 jobs for the area. Once at full capacity, Tassal expects that their Okehampton location will put more than $80 million into the Tasmania economy.

According to a press release from Rockliff ...

 

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Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Washington Hosts Exhibit On Early Years of Salmon Derbies

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Daily News] August 18, 2017

Derby Days: Chasing the Prize is the title of an exhibit opening at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 S.E. Lake St., Ilwaco.

The exhibition explores the history of “Derbyville” and the early years of salmon derbies, recreational fishing and the emergence of the charter boat fishing industry on the Long Beach Peninsula.

The rise of recreational fishing as a popular pursuit took on a new dimension in the years after ...

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Striped Bass Being Caught in Labrador Which is Far Beyond their Normal Range

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [CBC News] by Geoff Bartlett August 17, 2017

Striped bass that are turning up in Labrador have locals and researchers perplexed, but a biologist says it's too early to start calling them an invasive species.

People have been posting on social media, as well as contacting the NunatuKavut natural resources office in recent weeks with reports of having caught striped bass — a species not usually found north of the lower St. Lawrence River.

The bass have been found in rivers and ponds in Forteau, L'Anse au Clair and L'Anse au Loup, which has ...

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Washington Governor Appointments Former PFMC Director to Fish and Wildlife Commission

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - August 16, 2017

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Don McIsaac, recently retired executive director of the Pacific Fishery Management Council, and reappointed Larry Carpenter to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The commission is a nine-member citizen panel that sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Members are appointed by the governor to six-year terms and are subject to state Senate confirmation. Three members must reside in eastern Washington, three in western Washington, and three may live ...

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Norwegian Salmon Titan Gustav Witzoe Concerned Over Cost of Sea Lice Control

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 14, 2017

Sea lice may be making the seafood industry itch — financially.

Gustav Witzoe, founder of Norwegian fish farm company SalMar and its investment company Kverva, has expressed his concern over the growing sea lice problem. Sea lice are tiny crustaceans that attach to salmon by suction. They feed on mucus, blood and skin — and can be lethal. Problems with sea lice have been on the rise since the growth of fish farming. Crowded conditions make for...

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Faroe Islands, Russia Free-Trade Agreement Could Impact US Salmon Imports

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 10, 2017

The Faroe Island might be entering a free-trade agreement with Russia, which could impact the amount of salmon available to US buyers. According to a report from Bilaterals, the Faroe Islands minister of foreign affairs and trade, Poul Michelsen, will be visiting Moscow in September to discuss a free-trade agreement.

The Faroe Islands had previously entered into a bilateral fisheries agreement with the former Soviet Union back in the 1970s. In 2014, following the European Union applying sanctions against...

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Japanese Imports of Ikura Falling as Buyers Can’t Match US Sushi Demand

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [SeafoodNews and John Sackton]  August 7, 2017

For many years Japanese imports of ikura (salmon roe) have been an important mainstay of value for both chum, pink salmon and sockeye salmon.

However, as with other seafood commodities from sockeye salmon to crab, high prices and a weaker Yen are making Japanese purchases difficult.

The following is a summary of the recent developments in the ikura market in Japan.

  North American ikura once boasted a leading role in expansion of fish roe consumption in Japan with competitive pricing...

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