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Jun 6 - PODCAST: Seafood Podcast Featuring Latest Shrimp Imports and FDA Refusal Figures


Jun 2 - VIDEO: Louisiana Shrimping Starts; Scallop Prices Crash; Cold Spring Slows Snow Crab Fishing


May 26 - Atlantic Scallop Prices Continue to Crash in May with Landings Up 23% from Last Year


May 25 - DHL Now Shipping Live Crabs and Seafood from Northern Norway to South Korea and US Markets


May 16 - VIDEO: Atlantic Scallop Prices in a Tailspin


May 12 - PODCAST: High Liner Buys Rubicon; Lobster Prices Strong Heading into Mother’s Day


May 12 - VIDEO: High Liner Buys Rubicon; Scallop Market in a Tailspin; Lobster Prices Up


May 10 - Surge in Atlantic Scallop Landings Sends Auction Prices and Wholesale Market into Tailspin


Apr 4 - Bay Scallop Mortality Driven by High Water Temperatures Leading to Price Rises in China


Mar 31 - VIDEO: First Snow Crab Prices in Newfoundland as Ice May Stall Season in New Brunswick


Mar 28 - PODCAST: Alaska’s Summer Salmon Forecast; Lots of Scallop News and Back from Boston Recap


Mar 24 - Torrential Rain, Massive Flooding Deals Blow to Peruvian Scallop Production


Mar 24 - VIDEO: Back from Boston; Alaska Salmon Season Forecast and Stolen Scallops Reach New England Market


Mar 20 - Vons Albertsons, Hannaford Retailers Will Carry Bristol Seafood's Fair Trade USA Certified Scallops


Mar 15 - Bristol Seafood's Sea Scallops are First US Harvested Seafood Item to Get Fair Trade Certification


Dec 7 - Chinese Companies to invest $200 Million for Scallop Growing in Russia


Dec 2 - As Expected, Hokkaido Scallop Landings fall to 21 year low


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PODCAST: Seafood Podcast Featuring Latest Shrimp Imports and FDA Refusal Figures 

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VIDEO: Louisiana Shrimping Starts; Scallop Prices Crash; Cold Spring Slows Snow Crab Fishing



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

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] May 25, 2017

DHL Global Forwarding will start shipping live crabs and seafood the Lakselv Airport Banak in North-Norway to markets in Asia and Northern America.  

The carrier will start dedicated weekly flights to ship fresh seafood to the DHL terminal in Oslo to South Korea and other destinations including Japan and the United States.

DHAL said all of the logistics are exactly timed, ensuring the shipments are delivered in perfect condition. Today’s first flight will be officially welcomed by the State Secretary Ronny Berg of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries...

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PODCAST: High Liner Buys Rubicon; Lobster Prices Strong Heading into Mother’s Day

In this week’s episode of the Seafood News Podcast show, Urner Barry and Seafoodnews.com Editor Michael Ramsingh talks about High Liner’s deal to buy all of the assets to major shrimp importer Rubicon Resources. Meanwhile, the lobster market is strong as the industry heads into the busy Mother’s Day weekend. Plus, Chris Oliver accepted the top position as the Assistant Administrator of National Marine Fisheries Service. Meanwhile, Atlantic scallop prices were in free fall the first week of May because of a surge in landings. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Surge in Atlantic Scallop Landings Sends Auction Prices and Wholesale Market into Tailspin

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Michael Ramsingh - May 10, 2017

A surge in scallop landings in March has prices at auction falling faster and harder than expected. These factors have combined to drag down prices in the wholesale market in the first week of May.

In March, Atlantic scallop landings were reported at 3.75 million pounds. This is more than double the monthly figure from last March and is 51 percent higher from the five-year monthly average for the fishery. 

Higher landings have caused prices at auction to fall faster and more sharply than usual...

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VIDEO: First Snow Crab Prices in Newfoundland as Ice May Stall Season in New Brunswick

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Torrential Rain, Massive Flooding Deals Blow to Peruvian Scallop Production

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Michael Ramsingh - March 24, 2017

Weeks of torrential rains and flooding in Peru are impacting scallop production in the Northern part of the country. Expectations are for Peruvian scallops supplies to be limited at least short term.

Flooding has killed at least 78 people in Peru since record levels of rainfall have caused rivers to overflow, which have caused landslides across the country. A report from Euro News says many small towns in Peru’s northern coast are completely cut off from damage to infrastructure...

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Vons Albertsons, Hannaford Retailers Will Carry Bristol Seafood's Fair Trade USA Certified Scallops

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] March 20, 2017

Major West Coast and East Coast retailers Vons/Albertons and Hannaford confirmed they will carry Bristol Seafood’s Fair Trade USA certified scallops starting this April.

On the west Coast, Santa Monica Seafood will work with Bristol to distribute the Fair Trade scallops to its Vons/Albertsons stories. Santa Monica named Bristol its Vendor of the Year in 2016.

“We are proud to be the first seafood distributor to offer a Fair Trade Certified™ scallop to our retail customers in the western U.S...

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Chinese Companies to invest $200 Million for Scallop Growing in Russia
 
SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [China Aquatic] Translated by Amy Zhong  Dec 7, 2016
 
According to the government of Primorsky Krai, some Chinese companies plan to invest US $200 million to raise scallops, sea cucumbers and mussels there.
 
The deputy secretary-general of China Overseas Development Association is reported to have met and talked with the vice governor of Primorsky Krai. And Chinese companies intend to start the operation of their aquaculture facility there in May, 2017. And this facility will create thousands of new jobs.
 
Chinese investors are attracted by the good conditions around Vladivostok and other advanced development zones, said the deputy secretary-general. Primorsky Krai is attractive for investment,

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

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Michael Ramsingh - May 26, 2017

Wholesale scallop prices are still crashing in May as new season production continues to flood the market.

About two weeks ago we reported a $1.50 per pound drop in 10-20 IQF scallop price in just the first week of May.

At the time, prices at auction were falling hard and fast because of an unusual spike in landings from March. The wholesale market reacted with similar sharp declines...

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VIDEO: Atlantic Scallop Prices in a Tailspin

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VIDEO: High Liner Buys Rubicon; Scallop Market in a Tailspin; Lobster Prices Up Ahead of Mother’s Day




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Bay Scallop Mortality Driven by High Water Temperatures Leading to Price Rises in China

 SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish First] Translated by Amy Zhong  April 4, 2017

Scallops are very popular in China, and are now entering the markets in Weihai in large quantities.  

However, prices have risen 23.% over last year, due to a high incidence of mortality for bay scallops.  Last summer water temperatures got high enough to cause large bay scallop mortality.

The lower volumes compared to last year have led to a price of about 8 yuan per kg, for scallops in the shell, which has caught the attention of consumers in Weihai...

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PODCAST: Alaska’s Summer Salmon Forecast; Lots of Scallop News and Back from Boston Recap

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VIDEO: Back from Boston; Alaska Salmon Season Forecast and Stolen Scallops Reach New England Market 




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Bristol Seafood's Sea Scallops are First US Harvested Seafood Item to Get Fair Trade Certification

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] March 15, 2017

Maine-based seafood producer and distributor Bristol Seafood has earned Fair Trade Certification for its line of North Atlantic Sea Scallops. This is the first domestically harvested seafood item in the US market to earn recognition from the Fair Trade program.

According to Bristol the Fair Trade certified scallops will debut on retail shelves in East and West coast stores beginning in April.

The company worked with Fair Trade USA to bring its seafood program to the US market...

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As Expected, Hokkaido Scallop Landings fall to 21 year low

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [SeafoodNews]  Dec 2, 2016

As has been expected given the pace of landings this season, total scallop production in Hokkaido has fallen to its lowest level in 21 years.
 
According to the Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives, total scallop harvest this year is 183,000 tons, compared with 200,400 tons last year.  This represents the weight of scallops in the shell.
 
In many average years Hokkaido produces around 300,000 tons of scallops in shell.
 
Landings are not expected to recover much in 2017...

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