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Feb 21 - Russia Concerned About Chinese Poaching Activities in Territorial Waters


Feb 20 - Tassal 17th Company to Join Global Salmon Initiative


Feb 19 - China's Tariff Reduction Coincides with Imported Seafood Price Drops Around Chinese New Year


Feb 14 - New Zealand King Salmon Supports Recommendation to Relocate Marlborough Sound Salmon Farms


Feb 14 - Invermar and AquaChile Confirm Salmon Losses from Algae Blooms


Feb 13 - Protix Develops ‘Friendly Salmon,’ First-Ever Insect-Fed Salmon


Feb 13 - Innovative Feed Produces Salmon With Double the Omega-3 Content


Feb 12 - Record Russian Salmon Catch Expected for 2018


Feb 9 - Salmon Imports at Beijing Airport Grew more than 70% in 2017 Due to New Import Measures


Feb 8 - Trawl Industry on West Coast Brings Rockfish to Market while Avoiding Salmon Bycatch


Feb 8 - West Coast Fisheries Disaster Funding Included in Senate Appropriations Bill


Feb 7 - Aquaculture not in New Canadian Fisheries Plan, But LeBlanc Calls for Scientific Transparency


Feb 7 - Whooshh Salmon Lifting System Sees Slow Going in US, More Receptivity in Europe


Feb 5 - Bumble Bee Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Smoked Salmon Product


Feb 5 - Sarah Ottrey Joins Mt Cook Alpine Salmon Board of Directors


Jan 31 - Washington State Brake Makers Phase Out Copper to Protect Salmon


Jan 17 - ADF&G Wants to List Southeast Chinook as a Stock of Concern; Board of Fish Hears Dire Outlook


Jan 16 - Alaska Salmon Protections Get Enough Signatures for Ballot


Jan 12 - Scottish Salmon Company Commissions New State-of-the-Art Feed Barge


Jan 10 - U.S. Fastest Growing Market for Norwegian Seafood


Jan 2 - Marine Harvest Purchase of Northern Sea Farms Likely To Solidify its Position in Eastern Canada


Dec 27 - Russian Crab Industry Facing Work Force, Production Declines Due to Quota Auctions


Dec 22 - Study Finds Bitumen Spill Could Hinder Salmon Swimming Performance


Dec 22 - Springfield Smoked Fish Expands Recall Due to Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination


Dec 21 - DFO Finds Minimal Risk of Virus Transfer in Salmon


Dec 19 - Listeria Outbreak in Denmark Linked to Salmon Processing Facility in Poland


Dec 15 - Study Finds that Salmon Deaths After Spawning Aid Offspring


Nov 30 - Ending Yet to be Written for Hema Fresh's Fairy Tale Rise in China


Nov 17 - JD Fresh Moves 20,000 Tons of Fresh Food, Garnering Huge Success on Singles' Day


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Russia Concerned About Chinese Poaching Activities in Territorial Waters

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - February 21, 2017

The Russian government is increasingly concerned about the growth of poaching activities of Chinese fishermen in the domestic territorial waters.

According to some experts of Russian Rosrybolovstvo and representatives of local special services, one of the reasons for more poaching activity may be a shortage of fish in the Chinese territorial and inland waters. And those shortages could be due to the increase of harvests by Chinese fishermen, which has been observed over the last few years. This shortage currently forces Chinese ...

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Tassal 17th Company to Join Global Salmon Initiative

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - February 20, 2018

Australia’s largest salmon producer, Tassal, is the latest company to join the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI).

GSI was established in 2013 by global farmed salmon producers to make “significant progress on industry sustainability.” The goal of the group is to not only provide a sustainable source of healthy food to the growing population, but to minimize their environmental footprint and continue to improve upon their social contribution. In the past seven months the organization has expanded by more than 40% ...

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New Zealand King Salmon Supports Recommendation to Relocate Marlborough Sound Salmon Farms

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - February 14, 2018

An independent advisory panel in New Zealand is recommending that three salmon farms in Marlborough Sound be relocated to more sustainable sites.

According to Radio New Zealand, the advisory panel is proposing to relocate three salmon farms, which would “allow the New Zealand King Salmon Company to improve the environment by reducing the effects on the seabed, and improving fish health without sacrificing jobs or profits.”

New Zealand King Salmon (NZKS) is on board with the proposal ...

 

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Protix Develops ‘Friendly Salmon,’ First-Ever Insect-Fed Salmon 

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - February 13, 2018

Welcome to the future, where an insect producer has developed the first-ever insect-fed salmon.

Friendly Salmon is the brain child of Protix, a European company that produces insects to serve the animal feed industry. The company teamed up with the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) for the “AquaFly” project, which was developed with the goal to create a “unique and sustainable feed for salmon derived from ...

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Record Russian Salmon Catch Expected for 2018

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - February 12, 2018

Russia prepares for a record salmon catch this year, according to recent statements of scientific director of the All-Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO) Mikhail Glubokovsky.

Analysts of VNIRO predict the volume of salmon catch in Russia may exceed 500,000 tonnes this year -- a record figure in the modern history of the country. The majority of catch (64 percent) will account for Kamchatka, while the most harvested species will comprise humpback and chum salmon ...

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Trawl Industry on West Coast Brings Rockfish to Market while Avoiding Salmon Bycatch

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - February 8, 2018

Two pilot programs in the West Coast groundfish industry have proven effective at harvesting valuable rockfish while avoiding bycatch of salmon species.

The annual catch limits (ACLs) for several rockfish species increase in 2017 as new stock assessments showed they were rebuilt -- and in some cases had not been overfished at all. Regardless, the increase in harvestable rockfish in 2017 and subsequent years could have gone largely untouched without the industry pulling together to ...

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Aquaculture not in New Canadian Fisheries Plan, But LeBlanc Calls for Scientific Transparency

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton February 7, 2018

Although Aquaculture is not addressed in the new Canadian Fisheries Act, Fisheries Minister LeBlanc was asked about it at his news conference in Vancouver, introducing the bill.

Salmon aquaculture sites have been subject to an ongoing attack in BC by anti-farming activists, with First Nations on both sides of the issue.  

LeBlanc said there needs to be greater transparancy around fish farms. 

“I have said publicly to the aquaculture industry that they need to raise their game,” he said.

He said the government will demand more transparency around things like scientific assessments when it comes to aquaculture.

LeBlanc added his government has asked its chief science adviser to assemble a panel of experts to examine how science informs decisions around aquaculture...

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Bumble Bee Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Smoked Salmon Product

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - February 5, 2018

Bumble Bee Foods has settled a class action suit by agreeing to repackage their smoked salmon product.  

A false advertising class action suit was brought against the company in December 2017 for their Premium Select Medium Red Smoked Salmon Fillets in Oil. Miguel Rodriguez, a consumer in California, contacted the company this past September to advise them that they were violating the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA). The plaintiff claimed that the company’s smoked salmon “deceptively stated or suggested the product was ...

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Washington State Brake Makers Phase Out Copper to Protect Salmon

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - January 31, 2018

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – A new brake law gives salmon a break. 

Washington State is protecting salmon by removing copper from automotive brakes.  A Better Brakes law passed in 2010 went into effect two years ago, and aims to phase out copper completely by 2025.

You touch your brakes and a little bit of material gets deposited on the road and from there it just washes into a stream or river where salmon ...

 

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Alaska Salmon Protections Get Enough Signatures for Ballot

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - January 16, 2018

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Protecting salmon habitat is headed to Alaska voters. 

“Yes for Salmon” grassroots advocates today delivered petition booklets with nearly 40,000 signatures to the Division of Elections in Anchorage. It’s enough to qualify as a ballot initiative for Alaska voters in November.

Voters will help determine if the Alaska law governing development in salmon habitat should be updated, something not done since statehood in 1959.

Ryan Schryzer is director of Stand for Salmon, a primary backer of the initiative ...

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U.S. Fastest Growing Market for Norwegian Seafood

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - January 10, 2018 

2017 was yet another record setting year for Norwegian seafood exports. The US is now Norway's fastest growing export market.

"The export value increased by 3 per cent and we see a growth in value and volume for overseas markets in Asia and the U.S. simultaneously, while exports to the EU were unchanged from 2016," says Renate Larsen, Managing Director at the Norwegian Seafood Council. 

72% of the value came from farmed salmon, while 28 per cent came from wild fisheries. 

The trend towards increased consumption in Asia is likely to accelerate. 

"Increased seafood consumption in Asia is driven by a growing middle class ..

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Russian Crab Industry Facing Work Force, Production Declines Due to Quota Auctions

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Eugene Gerden - December 27, 2017

The Russian crab industry may face massive cuts of workers and the decline of production in 2019, due to the planned change of the existing scheme of quota distributions, according to recent statements from the head of the Russian Association of Crab Producers, Alexander Duplyakov.

Duplyakov said almost 3,000 people involved in the Russian crab business in the Far East, may lose their jobs already in 2018.

"Because not all the companies will be able to participate in these auctions, and find ...

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Springfield Smoked Fish Expands Recall Due to Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - December 22, 2017

Springfield Smoked Fish of Springfield, Massachusetts, is expanding their recall of smoked fish products due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The company posted their initial recall on December 13, asking customers in Rhode Island and Connecticut to return 1 lb. packages of Presliced Nova Salmon to the retail stores they purchased it from. On December 19 Springfield Smoked Fish expanded the recall for a series of products sold in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Colorado, Ohio and Pennsylvania ...

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Listeria Outbreak in Denmark Linked to Salmon Processing Facility in Poland

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - December 19, 2017

Salmon sold by Dansk Supermarket Group in Denmark was linked to six illnesses earlier this year. Now, another Listeria monocytogenes discovery at a French retailer suggests that the contamination occurred at BK Salmon, a processing facility in Poland.

According to Food Quality News, a kosher chilled cured salmon at a French retailer tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. “The isolate belonged to the same type as in the Danish outbreak,” the outlet reports.

It’s speculated that ...

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Ending Yet to be Written for Hema Fresh's Fairy Tale Rise in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Winshang and Fishfirst] translated by Amy Zhong - November 30, 2017

Hema Fresh is like a child born with silver spoon. With support from Alibaba, it has successfully seized great public attention and set a daunting standard for rivals. And its recent reports seem to show the public that it has lived up to their expectation. The annual revenue is 25 million yuan (~$3.8 million USD) in its Jinqiao store of Shanghai. The revenue per unit of store areas is 56,000 yuan, way higher than the industry average of ...

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China's Tariff Reduction Coincides with Imported Seafood Price Drops Around Chinese New Year

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Country.crn] translated by Amy Zhong - February 19, 2018

With the increase of Chinese household incomes, imported seafood is no longer solely for the elites in China, as it has become more affordable to more consumers. During this Chinese New Year, seafood prices should drop at the same time there is an increase in the country’s domestic seafood.

Several factors account for the price increase of China's domestic seafood. First, there are fewer fishing vessels working, as many fishermen returned home to celebrate the holiday. Second, portions of the sea ...

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Invermar and AquaChile Confirm Salmon Losses from Algae Blooms

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [SeafoodNews] - February 14, 2018

At this time of year algae blooms become an issue for Chilean salmon farms, although the companies impacted so far have ‘biomass’ insurance.

Blooms have been reported in the regions of both Aysen and Los Lagos, Invermar confirmed on Monday.  The company said it experienced a mortality of about 1600 tons of salmon, worth about $8.25 million.

On Tuesday, a manager for Aquachile, Francisco Lepeley, confirmed mortality at two locations, in barrios (concession areas) 12A and 33 ...

 

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Innovative Feed Produces Salmon With Double the Omega-3 Content

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - February 13, 2018

Omega-3 fatty acids have multiple healthy benefits for your mind and body, and now you can get double your omega-3 content thanks to a new farmed salmon.

Aquaculture producers Kvarøy and Blue Circle Foods have teamed up with feed company BioMar to produce salmon that “offers superior nutrition through a 100 percent increase in marine omega-3 content.”

The companies are using In the Blue feed, which launched in 2016 as a joint project with Whole Foods Market ...

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Salmon Imports at Beijing Airport Grew more than 70% in 2017 Due to New Import Measures

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [CQN] translated by Amy Zhong - February 9, 2018

Beijing Capital International Airport has imported 7,361 tons of frozen salmon in 2017, which grew by 70.31 percent from that of the year before, according to Beijing Inspection and Quarantine Bureau. These salmon are from main aquaculture regions all over the world like England, Norway, Chile, Australia, Canada, the U.S. and Faroe Islands. The dramatic increase is a result from new measures the Beijing bureau has taken to promote seafood import.

First, the bureau’s inspection items are classified according to different risk ...

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West Coast Fisheries Disaster Funding Included in Senate Appropriations Bill

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - February 8, 2018

As news of a Wednesday night Senate agreement on the federal budget bill that included millions for disaster aid filtered out, many fishermen and processors on the West Coast wondered whether fisheries aid was included.

The short answer: Yes, according to Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations Executive Director Noah Oppenheim.

"We called on Congress to step up and provide fishery disaster assistance, and today they delivered. West Coast fishermen express their heartfelt gratitude to key senators and members of congress who ...

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Whooshh Salmon Lifting System Sees Slow Going in US, More Receptivity in Europe

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Washington State University] February 7, 2018

SEATTLE, Wash. – The difference between the Whooshh fish transport system and traditional fish ladders — data suggests — is like the difference between crossing the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range with the Donner Party or snug inside the club car of the California Zephyr.

Yes, fish can theoretically navigate fish ladders to get around dams and other impediments, but research over the past seven years shows that it’s a perilous journey that often takes several days and leaves the lucky survivors bruised, battered and too weak to complete their upstream migration.

In contrast, the Whooshh transport system literally whooshhes the fish up and over the dam in a matter of ...

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Sarah Ottrey Joins Mt Cook Alpine Salmon Board of Directors

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - February 5, 2018

Sarah Ottrey, the director of Ebos group, Comvita, Skyline Enterprises and Whitestone Cheese, has been appointed to the Mt Cook Alpine Salmon board of directors.

Ottrey joins the board of directors with management, governance and marketing experience. She previously held a position on the boards of Blue Sky Meats Ltd, Smiths City Group, NZ Public Trust and the Inland Revenue Risk Committee.

“We are building a first-class company and competing in the global market place where the benchmarks are very different ...

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ADF&G Wants to List Southeast Chinook as a Stock of Concern; Board of Fish Hears Dire Outlook

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - January 17, 2018

The Alaska Board of Fish is meeting in Sitka this month, and is hearing a lot about concerns over Chinook Salmon.

KTOO, reporting on the meeting, quoted Federal Fisheries Biologist Jim Murphy, from Auke Bay Lab, saying “There’s a lot of concern over ‘The Blob’ but in reality the marine survival of chinook salmon has been declining for several years, even before the blob showed up,”

ADF&G is proposing to list Southeastern Chinook as a species of concern ...

 

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Scottish Salmon Company Commissions New State-of-the-Art Feed Barge

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - January 12, 2018

The Scottish Salmon Company is investing in their operational infrastructure in 2018. The company announced on Friday that Gael Force Group is building them a new state-of-the-art SeaMate feed barge at their Portree site.

The Scottish Salmon Company signed an exclusive contract with Gael Force in 2016. Since then Gael Force has aided the Scottish Salmon Company in developing a new software platform, which has enabled “more efficient and cost-effective ordering of consumables from ...

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Marine Harvest Purchase of Northern Sea Farms Likely To Solidify its Position in Eastern Canada

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  by John Sackton  January 2, 2018

Marine Harvest announced on Dec. 22nd their agreement to purchase the shares of Northern Harvest, an Atlantic Canada Salmon Farming Company, that is 50% owned by North Coast Seafoods of Boston.

The other 50% of shares are owned by the Ingalls family in Canada.

Marine Harvest says “The Company is fully integrated with its own broodstock, smolt/hatchery, farming sites and processing operations. The potential acquisition supports Marine Harvest's long term strategy ...

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Study Finds Bitumen Spill Could Hinder Salmon Swimming Performance

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [National Post] by Dirk Meissner - December 22, 2017

VICTORIA — Salmon migrating through rivers and streams in British Columbia use all their strength, but new research says even tiny amounts of diluted bitumen weakens their chances of making it back to spawn.

Exposure to diluted bitumen hinders the swimming performance of salmon, causes their heart muscle to stiffen and damages their kidneys, Sarah Alderman, a post-doctorate researcher at the University of Guelph, said in an interview.

“We’re seeing changes from molecules up to what the organ actually looks like. All of this is affecting how they ...

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DFO Finds Minimal Risk of Virus Transfer in Salmon

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - December 21, 2017

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has concluded that there are "minimal risks to the wild Fraser River sockeye salmon populations due to the transfer of Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHNV) from Atlantic salmon farms in the Discovery Islands."

Wild salmon can contract IHNV since the virus is native to the Pacific Ocean. However, farmed Atlantic salmon are more susceptible to the disease. The fear is that there is higher risk of transfer "associated with aquaculture activities ...

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Study Finds that Salmon Deaths After Spawning Aid Offspring

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - December 15, 2017

A new study published in Ecology Letters has found that spawning salmon aid their offspring by dying after migrating home.

Researchers at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine conducted an experimental study of salmon streams in northern Scotland. Ten streams containing the same number of salmon eggs were studied. Five of the streams “received the normal level of nutrients” that came from a decaying salmon carcass. The remaining five streams had ...

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JD Fresh Moves 20,000 Tons of Fresh Food, Garnering Huge Success on Singles' Day

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [CB.com] translated by Amy Zhong - November 17, 2017

JD Fresh is the first e-commerce platform for fresh food in China. It achieved great success during the Singles' Day online shopping festival on November 11. In total, it sold 40,000,000 jin (20,000 tons) of fresh food. And the number of its PLUS consumers skyrocketed 400 percent compared with last year, while its female customers have grown by almost three times. The sales through 1:55 a.m. of this Singles’ Day exceeded the total sales of ...

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